Indigenous - Local Government Partnership Forum

An Indigenous – Local Government Partnership Forum took place February 21-22, in Winnipeg. This was a joint initiative planned and delivered by Cando, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

Participants included representatives from First Nations, Métis Nations/Settlements, their neighbouring local governments, representatives from the Government of Canada and provincial governments, as well as representatives from other Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations across Canada.

The Partnership Forum provided Indigenous and local governments the opportunity to share experiences with, and perspectives on the future direction of Indigenous-local government collaboration and programming offered in this area. Further, the Forum created a platform for communities to network and to share tools, resources and knowledge.

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Participants reflected on four key objectives as they apply to Indigenous – Local Government partnerships:

• What are the key components of strong, sustainable and equitable partnerships?
• What are the barriers and gaps to these partnerships, and how do we collectively overcome them?
• What tools currently exist to support Indigenous – local government collaboration,
and are others required?
• How does Indigenous – local government collaboration contribute to reconciliation,
and how can the Government of Canada and Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations assist?

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FCM News Release

The first national Indigenous - Local Government Partnership Forum, which took place February 21-22, served as an opportunity to share Indigenous and local government perspectives on success factors for building relationships.

The forum was organized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando) and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, with funding provided by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

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Participants included representatives from First Nations, Métis Nations/Settlements, their neighbouring local governments, representatives from the Government of Canada and provincial government, as well as representatives of other Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.

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Partner photos and Presentations

 



Farnorth Sioux Lookout Presentation
Lac Seul First Nation,
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
&
Municipality of Sioux Lookout
Partnership

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Enoch and Edmonton

 Enoch Cree Nation
&
City of Edmonton
Partnership

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 Huu-ay-aht Powerpoint
Huu-ay-aht First Nation,
Alberni Clayoquot Regional District
&
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.
Partnership

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Selwyn Curve Lake PowerPoint
Curve Lake First Nations,
Hiawatha First Nation,
the Township of Selwyn,
& Peterborough
& the Kawarthas Economic Development
Partnership

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Partnership Forum Photos

 

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