OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government’s relationship with the Metis Nation is a tangible and concrete instance of what reconciliation might be.
At a gathering often called the Crown-Metis Nation Summit, Trudeau mentioned reconciliation efforts will span generations however mentioned the federal government has come a great distance in working with the Metis Nation on long-standing challenges together with housing.
Metis Nationwide Council president Clement Chartier mentioned reconciliation is a time period that some individuals may use as loosely as some other buzzword.
However Chartier says the Metis Nation has “witnessed reconciliation in action” with cupboard ministers who’ve been devoted to working collectively on the trail ahead.
Chartier says that when he first met Trudeau, he tried to impress upon him it was important to handle the challenges dealing with Indigenous Peoples with respect for the distinctive wants of Metis, First Nations, and Inuit.
He says this strategy has proven outcomes and offered Trudeau with the Order of the Metis Nation — the best award it has for individuals who have made a major contribution to the Metis.