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United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising Tribal Council and Canada sign framework for moving forward in partnership to advance reconciliation.
Manitoulin Island, ON, July 16, 2019— Working collaboratively to renew the relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership is key to achieving reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. The Government of Canada and the United Chiefs and Councils of
Mnidoo Mnising Tribal Council today announced the signing of a Framework Agreement, marking an important step to advance reconciliation and renew Canada's relationship with Aundeck Omni
Kaning, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River, and Zhiibaahaasing First Nations.
The Framework Agreement was signed by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Chief Patsy Corbiere, Tribal Chair of the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising and Chief of Aundeck Omni Kaning. The Framework Agreement sets the stage for moving forward in partnership to address shared priorities through dialogue. This includes exploring ways to support and implement a renewed nation-to-nation relationship, advance the
First Nations’ vision of self-determination and co-develop solutions that help close socio
economic gaps and enhance community well-being.
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Chief Patsy Corbiere
UCCMM Tribal Chair
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