Indigenous, federal, territorial and provincial partners gathered in Yellowknife on Thursday, September 29th to discuss priorities and next steps in implementing Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework at the 3rd Annual Arctic and Northern Leadership Committee meeting.
President Garry Bailey (NWT Métis Nation), President Allan Heron (Ft Smith Métis Council) and Jake Heron (Chief Negotiator) represented the Northwest Territory Métis Nation at these meetings, Co-hosted by Federal Minister Dan Vandal, and NWT Premier Caroline Cochrane.
Not only did this meeting serve as an opportunity for leaders to discuss implementation of the framework, Arctic and Northern defense and security, and critical minerals in the North, but also provided an important forum for partners to identify immediate priorities as well as longer-term priorities identify areas such as infrastructure and housing, health and wellness promotion, climate change and education.
Information Source: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Affairs of Northern Canada
Additional information on the ANPF can be found here: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1560523306861/1560523330587