Prime Minister signs MOU with AFN

Canada signs MOU with AFN

By Lynda Powless Editor The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday on what is being billed as the first AFN-Crown meeting under the “new permanent bilateral mechanism process.” The process agreed to Monday will include a guarantee of three meetings a year between the AFN and Prime Minister to discuss a variety of issues from shared priorities , to co-development of policy, reconciliation, implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation’s 94 Calls to Action and others. It commits the government to the establishment of a permanent ongoing Cabinet-level process for First Nation leadership and members of the federal Cabinet. Prime Minister Trudeau said he is committed to a “renewed relationship,” with indigenous people. “I am committed to a renewed relationship with…

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