New permanent bilateral mechanisms

The Government of Canada has established permanent bilateral mechanisms with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders to identify joint priorities, co-develop policy and monitor progress.

These new mechanisms were announced in December 2016, as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Budget 2017 invested $13.7 million over 2 years to support these new permanent bilateral mechanisms. Budget 2018 is investing $74.9 million over 5 years.

Government of Canada and First Nations bilateral mechanism

Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee

Government of Canada and Métis bilateral mechanism

  • In September 2017, the President of the Métis National Council and its governing members and federal cabinet ministers issued a joint communiqué highlighting outcomes from their first ministerial-level meeting.
  • In July 2018, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and the President and Governing Members of the Métis National Council signed the co-developed Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord, further advancing the shared priorities identified in the Canada-Métis Nation Accord.
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