NLG at the BC Cabinet – First Nations Leaders Gathering

Leaders of Nisg̱a’a Lisims and Nisg̱a’a Village Government met with Premier John Horgan and his Cabinet Ministers in Vancouver this week at the annual B.C. Cabinet – First Nations Leaders Gathering.  Commonly referred to as “Speed Dating” by attendees due to the style, the short meetings were an opportunity for Nisg̱a’a Government leaders to present issues and concerns in relation to the implementation of the Nisg̱a’a Treaty and related matters such as health, education, tourism, environment, and transportation & infrastructure.

(Nisg̱a’a leaders meeting with Premier Horgan and Minister of Indigenous Relations Scott Fraser)

President Clayton and Secretary-Treasurer Corinne McKay also participated in meetings with the Premier as representatives of the Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations, where they requested the Premier consider an annual Premier’s Forum with B.C.’s Modern Treaty Nations.

(Members of the Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations with Premier Horgan)

In additon to the Executive's meetings, Economic Development Manager Bert Mercer and NLG overall were recognized for fostering and implementing good "open for business" initiatives during a breakout session titled "Economic Development and Inclusive Small Business”. It was noted during this session that the Nisga'a Nation is a model of making a community more competitive, instilling a competitive edge that supports a community to thrive and being “Open for Business.”

Collectively, NLG and Nisg̱a’a Villages had 27 meetings with the Premier and Cabinet Ministers over the two day gathering.

(Secretary-Treasurer Corinne McKay and members of Gingolx Village Government with two Nisga’a youth that are enrolled in the B.C. Aboriginal Internship Program with the provincial government)

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