Renewing the relationship

No relationship is more important to Canada than the relationship with Indigenous peoples. The Government of Canada is working together with Indigenous peoples to build a new relationship based on respect, partnership, and recognition of rights.

The Government of Canada is working collaboratively with provincial and territorial governments and with Indigenous partners to update federal laws to recognize Indigenous rights, establish permanent bilateral mechanisms to identify joint priorities, implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action and create new just settlement approaches to litigation.

This national work is ongoing and will reflect the diversity and unique priorities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.

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Review of laws and policies

A working group of six ministers was launched to update federal laws and policies to recognize Indigenous rights. They will also identify options for a new co-developed policy framework to remove the inequalities that have directly contributed to the socio-economic gap in many communities.

New ways of working together

Canada has established permanent bilateral mechanisms with First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders to identify joint priorities and co-develop policy.

New principles

In July 2017, ten new principles were announced that will guide the work required to fulfill the government's commitment to renewed relationships with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

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