While other Metis across the country were confessing to the goal of acquiring land bases, Cunningham is confident that this framework agreement will help them. A framework agreement with the federal government consolidates the Metis Settlement General Council as the only mandatory regional government in Canada. „The signing of this agreement is a commitment by the Canadian government to cooperate with the Metis Settlements General Council to build a new relationship through genuine partnership and cooperation. This is an important step on our shared path to reconciliation with all Metis in Alberta. Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs „Historical agreements like this are the beginning of the next chapters in the history of the Métis colonies. We have to write history as we know it best, so it`s really important to our members,“ Blyan said. Dan St Pierre Communications Director Metis Settlements General Council 780-264-6783 email@example.com Metis Settlements General Council He adds that it will take „some time“ for the people of the colonies to see the benefits of the agreement. On December 17, the Colonial Council signed the Framework Agreement for the Promotion of Reconciliation with the Federal Government. The framework recognizes and reaffirms their rights to the Usa and 35, and the Settlement Council „is the appropriate government to deal with the collaborative development of policies for the Metis colonies.“ “ (The framework agreement is) the key that opens the door for us to now have a relationship with the federal government and to get the federal government to recognize and reaffirm our Rights of Metis,“ Cunningham said. The General Council of Métis Settlements (MSGC) and Canada have signed a framework agreement that will form the basis of ongoing negotiations for a reconciliation agreement with the eight Métis municipal councils representing the residents of Buffalo Lake, East Prairie, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, Gift Lake Kikino, Paddle Prairie and Peavine. December 17, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Together, Canada and The Métis are working together on a renewed relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Gerald Cunningham, President of the Metis Settlements General Council, signed a framework agreement that defines areas for discussion and serves as the basis for negotiating a reconciliation agreement with the eight settlement councils that make up the Alberta-based Metis Settlements General Council.
Areas of discussion outlined include renewing government-government relations and helping healthy, safe and prosperous communities by finding priorities in areas such as health, employment and skills development, housing and child and family protection. The framework has been in the works for two years, Cunningham said, noting that the first year included convincing the Trudeau government that it could not address its fiduciary relationship with the Metis, as indicated in the 2016 Daniels decision, by dealing with the Metis National Council.