2 day eventIn Ottawa, ON
  • November 27, 20178:00am - 9:00pm
  • November 28, 20178:00am - 4:30pm

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The findings of this dialogue series articulate the characteristics of a nation-to-nation relationship, as defined by Indigenous leaders and government departments – as well as identify key issues, challenges and opportunities. In total, over 400 people participated in these dialogues, including Indigenous leadership, Crown government representatives and civil society participants.

The series is culminating at the National Summit. The purpose of the final symposium in this dialogue series is to present and discuss the emerging findings and inputs to date, with a view to drawing conclusions for all of the parties moving forward.

Our ambitious agenda includes:

·       National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

·       Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

·       Clément Chartier, President, Métis National Council

·       The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, PC, MP, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

·       The Honourable Jane Philpot, PC, MP, Minister of Indigenous Services

·       The Honourable Murray Sinclair, Canadian Senator for Manitoba, Chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission

·       The Right Honourable Joe Clark, PC CC AOE, Canada’s 16th Prime Minister

·       The Right Honourable Paul Martin, PC CC, Canada’s 21st Prime Minister

·       The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, CC, QC, LLD, LSM, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

·       The Honourable Bob Rae, PC, CC, OOnt QC, former Premier of Ontario

·       Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada

·       Former National Chief Ovide Mercredi, OM

·       The Honourable Gwen Boniface, COM OOnt, Member of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

·       Miles G. Richardson, OC, Board Member, Canadians for a New Partnership

·       Celeste Haldane, Chief Commissioner, BC Treaty Commission

And Many More!

Click here for the National Dialogue Discussion Paper.

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National Arts Center, O’Born Room

1 Elgin St.

Ottawa,ON K1P 5W1