Nisg̱a’a Leaders meet with Federal Finance Minister Morneau

Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government and 20 fellow Self-Governing Indigenous Governments (SGIG’s) had a series of meetings with federal officials with respect to the Collaborative Fiscal Policy Development Process in Ottawa this week.

President Eva Clayton, Secretary-Treasurer Corinne McKay and Chairperson Brian Tait were among many elected leaders of the SGIG’s who met with Finance Minister Bill Morneau this morning. Work on the fiscal policy began in May 2016 and is ongoing. The meeting with Minister Morneau was a very positive step in the right direction for SGIG’s in finalizing the approval of the policy by Cabinet. 
“It represents the first time that a federal policy has been developed collaboratively with the Indigenous peoples that it will affect”, said President Clayton.
“Developing a funding model based on our actual expenditure need, and tied to the responsibilities outlined in our agreement, will enable the Nisg̱a’a Nation to work effectively and efficiently to improve the wellbeing of our people.” concluded President Clayton.
The federal Cabinet approvals process is currently underway with a target completion date of December 15. Six annexes crucial to the policy are under review and subject to cabinet approval include, Governance, Interim Fiscal Capacity, Social Well-being, Culture, Language and Heritage, Life Cycle Infrastructure and Lands and Resources. 


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