June 27-28, 2018: Collaborative Leadership Initiative Gathering Two
Location : South Beach Casino, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
Over two days, 30 Indigenous and municipal leaders gathered together for the Collaborative Leadership Initiative to continue the historic process of reconciliation. Brought together through a partnership between the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR), Chiefs, Mayors and Reeves from southern and central Manitoba met to continue the process of building relationships and creating the conditions necessary to resolve issues that have been barriers to collaborative action for more than a 150 years.
Building on the outcomes and the need for additional information identified at the successful March 2018 gathering, the elected leaders welcomed Canadian experts to provide detail and lead discussions on various foundational topics from understanding of the Indian Act and the Municipal Act, to the opportunities and limitations of the current tax system.
All leaders who took part in the second meeting of the Collaborative Leadership Initiative believe the time has come to take action and agree that by working together they have the power to move forward. They also agree this process and the anticipated positive outcomes could provide a path for other jurisdictions across Canada to follow.
See the Gathering news release here.