President Clayton addresses Prime Minister Trudeau at Forum in Ottawa

On November 1, 2017 Nisg̱a’a Nation President Eva Clayton joined with other Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations in a Forum with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The purpose of the Forum was to promote and celebrate the unique government-to-government relationships between the Government of Canada and Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations.

As Co-Chair for the Land Claims Agreements Coalition (LCAC), President Clayton provided opening remarks.  "As you know, modern treaties cover nearly half of Canada.  Modern Treaty nations and peoples have demonstrated our courage and belief in Canada by entering into comprehensive land claims agreements in order to reclaim our lands and resources, to exercise our self-determination and to rebuild our cultures, nations and ways of life." said President Clayton.

In a statement following the Forum, Trudeau said, "We know that our national journey to reconciliation requires systemic changes that recognize the right to advance self-determination and self-government.  Modern treaties and self-government agreements are examples of reconciliation in action."

President Clayton was joined by Secretary-Treasurer Corinne McKay, Executive Chairperson Brian Tait.

Photos courtesy of the Prime Minister’s website


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