We will renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.
It is time for Canada to have a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. This is both the right thing to do and a sure path to economic growth.
We will immediately re-engage in a renewed nation-to-nation process with Indigenous Peoples to make progress on the issues most important to First Nations, the Métis Nation, and Inuit communities – issues like housing, infrastructure, health and mental health care, community safety and policing,child welfare, and education.
As part of this renewed relationship, we will do more to make sure that the voices of Indigenous Peoples are heard in Ottawa.
As Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will meet with First Nations, Métis Nation, and Inuit leaders each and every year of a Liberal government mandate.
Stephen Harper’s changes to the Canada Elections Act make it harder for Indigenous Peoples to exercise their right to vote. We will repeal those changes.
Finally, we will ensure that the Kelowna Accord – and the spirit of reconciliation that drove it – is embraced, and its objectives implemented in a manner that meets today’s challenges.