YELLOWKNIFE (April 26, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod, Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus and Members of the Executive Councils of the Tłįchǫ Government and the 18th Legislative Assembly met together April 21 as agreed to in ‘Working Together – the Tłįchǫ Government/Government of the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding’(Working Together).
This is the first intergovernmental meeting between the two governments since the start of the 18th Legislative Assembly. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Tłįchǫ Government are committed to developing collaborative approaches to issues facing Tłįchǫ Citizens and fostering a strong government-to-government relationship.
Premier McLeod and Grand Chief Erasmus both agreed that the bilateral meetings provide an opportunity for both governments to work together to achieve greater understanding and develop solutions to issues that their governments face.
The meeting focused on areas of mutual interest, including:
Working Together recognizes the importance of the government-to-government relationship between the Tłįchǫ Government and the GNWT. This was the sixth meeting between the two governments since it was initially signed in June 2012. It commits both governments to meet twice per year.
For more information:
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of the Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320 Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11091
Cell: (867) 447-0443
Fax: (867) 873-0169