Event Series: Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship

"Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship" is a five-part dialogue series to be held across Canada seeking bring together experts to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, focusing on four themes central to the relationship: Nation Building and Nation Re-Building; Jurisdiction; New Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships; and Wealth Creation. The series will culminate in a national event that will aim to address the outcomes of the discussions that emerged, including identified themes linkages, challenges, potential results, and timelines. The dialogues and event will feature invited speakers with vested interests in Nation-to-Nation relationships. The purpose of these sessions will be to stimulate the discussion through providing a neutral environment where stakeholders can openly communicate the precursors for change. 

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Events in this series

  • Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship event series:

    Nation Building and Nation Re-Building

    February 16, 2017

    Governance within the Crown and Indigenous communities will need to come together to shape, evolve, build and grow in respectful partnership. Indigenous nations will need to be defined and legitimized by communities so that they can engage...

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  • Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship event series:

    Jurisdiction

    April 25, 2017

    Canada’s legal and constitutional framework has been a fundamental element in defining and shaping the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples. As the legal framework has evolved, from the Royal Proclamation to Section 35, so...

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  • Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship event series:

    Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships

    June 5, 2017

    Sustainable revenue is essential for any government to create and deliver equitable and fair services that serve to promote the well being of its citizens. Jurisdiction is hollow without the capacity to exercise it. Comparable services...

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  • Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship event series:

    Collective Governance and Wealth Creation

    September 7, 2017

    The IOG differentiates wealth creation from economic development when considering resource development participation and success through a First Nations perspective. Whereas “economic development” broadly refers to any sustained community...

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    Nation-to-Nation National Summit

    November 27, 2017

    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,...

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