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Beyond the Duty to Consult: Indigenous Perspectives


The Government of Canada has a duty to consult with Indigenous Peoples and, where appropriate, accommodate their interests when it contemplates conduct that might adversely impact potential and established Aboriginal and treaty rights.

To demonstrate Canada's commitment, the Consultation and Accommodation Unit was created in 2008 within what is now Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Throughout the implementation of its mandate, the Unit has engaged with Indigenous communities, organizations and educators to ensure that dialogue is ongoing and Indigenous perspectives are understood.

Join us for a dynamic conversation about consultation and accommodation and hear the perspectives of our panel of Indigenous speakers.


  • Georgina Lloyd, Senior Director, Consultation and Engagement, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Mark LaForme, Director, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • Erin McGregor, Central Consultation Coordinator, Métis Settlements General Council
  • Claudette Commanda, lawyer and Elder-in-Residence, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law


Jean Ouellet, Manager, Consultation and Accommodation Unit, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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