Michael McLeod

Your member of parliament for


Northwest Territories

Michael McLeod

Your member of parliament for


Northwest Territories

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Statement on Délı̨nę Self-Government

 

Delivered in the House of Commons by Michael McLeod on Monday September 19, 2016

  Mr. Speaker, on September 1 the community of Deline on the shores of Great Bear Lake in my riding became the first community-based aboriginal public government. This agreement was 20 years in the making and will mean that the community can enact laws governing areas from municipal services to health and education. The people of this close-knit community will have more control over decisions that affect their lives.

     I was honoured to attend their celebrations earlier this month both as the member of Parliament and on behalf of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
    I would like to congratulate the people of Deline on this historic agreement and wish Ekwatide Raymond Tutcho and other elected leaders of the new Deline Got’ine Government the best of luck with the hard work ahead in implementing the Deline final self-government agreement.