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Delivered on February 3, 2018

Good Morning.  I am happy to be back in Ottawa and here this morning as a participant in this panel with my fellow Northern Premiers, Premier Silver and Premier Quassa and also joined by Lieutenant Governor Mallot and Minister Frederiksen.

Leading development in the North American Arctic is an important conversation and I am glad to see the discussions start to take place in jurisdictions outside of Canada’s northern borders. 


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Delivered on January 25, 2018

Good Morning and thank you for being here today to talk with me about the future of the Northwest Territories and why it matters to Canada.

The Northwest Territories has all the ingredients for strong economic growth, including abundant natural resources, and significant participation and support for economic development from Indigenous-owned businesses and governments.


Delivered on January 24, 2018

Good morning everyone. I want to thank you all for being in Vancouver this week at Roundup.

Reconciliation with Indigenous people has become a popular topic in the national conversation over the past couple of years. I think this is a positive development and should be welcomed by the Indigenous people of the Northwest Territories as an opportunity.

The GNWT believes that Indigenous Canadians deserve to be full members of Canadian society – on their own terms.


Delivered on January 23, 2018

Good evening and welcome to NWT night.

Before things get started tonight, I would like to take a moment to simply thank each of you for coming – and for your continued interest and investment in the Northwest Territories.  

This event has become a bit of a tradition.  A chance to celebrate all things mining in the Northwest Territories – and to catch up with those of you who are colleagues partners and most importantly, friends. 


Delivered on January 23, 2018

Thank you all for joining us today.  And, thank you for your interest in the Northwest Territories.

To begin with, I’d like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

It’s a pleasure for me to be back at the Mineral Exploration Round Up – and to be joined by my Cabinet colleagues, Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment and Indigenous leaders.


Thank you for joining us today to learn about the Northwest Territories and some of the new developments in Indigenous relations and governance that are taking place there that we believe might be of interest to people across Canada.

Reconciliation and improved outcomes for Indigenous people are prominent themes in the national conversation these days and priorities for policy makers across the country.

As a Métis person and Premier of a territory where approximately half of the people are Indigenous, this new focus on Indigenous issues and priorities pleases me.


YELLOWKNIFE (January 15, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod will be speaking to business, industry, environmental organizations and academics on the future of the Northwest Territories in Vancouver next week.

As part of a continued effort to make the North and its future part of the national discussion, Premier McLeod will be leading a roundtable discussion at the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on January 22.