In 2017, CIER brought the CLI model to Manitoba. The CLI Manitoba process gathered together elected leaders from 11 Indigenous governments and 16 municipalities for the first time in 154 years. This led to the signing of a historic intergovernmental agreement that has encouraged numerous joint initiatives across the Manitoba landscape.
Over three years, CLI Manitoba advanced the development of a reconciliation framework while building a co-governance table where government-to-government decisions are made. Having elected decision-makers at the table was a critical factor in its success.
Through the CLI process, the leaders have established productive working relationships and taken tangible action to address shared priorities that will continue to advance the region for years to come.