The Prime Minister of Canada begins a summer meeting with a gathering of indigenous leaders


The Prime Minister of Canada will meet in British Columbia for the 2022 Summer Conference. It begins by meeting with the leaders of five indigenous groups under the National Indigenous Organization (NIO), which co-sponsors the annual event for the first time.

The Federal Council, which represents the Prime Ministers of 13 Canadian provinces and territories, will host the conference in Victoria from July 11th to July 12th. The Prime Minister will discuss health care, affordability issues, and economic recovery. news release..

The opening meeting will be co-sponsored by British Columbia Prime Minister John Horgan, Sonhees Nation Chief Rob Sam, and Eskimart Nation Chief Rob Thomas at the Sonhees Wellness Center.

This is the first Prime Minister’s annual meeting held on the reserve land, a move welcomed by Songhees Nation.

“We are delighted to meet with government officials and leaders of indigenous peoples as we build new partnerships and reconciliation relationships.” Song Hee’s Nation Chief Lonesome said on July 11th statement.

The Prime Minister and NIO leaders will discuss indigenous families, the welfare of young people and children, and the environment, the statement said.

NIO is made up of five indigenous leadership groups in Canada, including the First Nations Main Conference, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Indigenous Peoples Conference, Metis National Council, and Indigenous Womens Association of Canada.

The Prime Minister’s meeting takes place a little over a week before the Pope’s visit to Canada from July 24th to July 29th, during which he apologizes to the indigenous group for the impact of the housing school established by the Catholic Church. Is expected.

The Canadian Press contributed to this article

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Toronto.