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Meetings and Agendas

CFN meetings provide an informal, confidential venue for members to discuss issues and challenges that currently affect their daily lives, and stay on top of challenges and opportunities that are on the horizon.

Next Meeting

A Discussion on Northern Governance, Infrastructure and Socioecomic Development – Learning from the NWT Experience. This meeting will explore the CFN’s three main research pillars – governance, infrastructure and youth – through a discussion on what is top-of-mind for governments (including Indigenous governments), businesses and other relevant organizations within the Northwest Territories. Specifically, the meeting will:

• Look at governance through the lens of the self-government and socioeconomic agreements that are common to the territory. An emphasis will be placed on the linkages between these agreements and regional socioeconomic development.
• Discuss the territory’s infrastructure gaps, challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on transportation infrastructure. Canada’s commitments to northern infrastructure development through its Arctic and Northern Policy Framework will also be addressed.
• Bring the voices and perspective of Indigenous youth to the table as they relate to the themes above, and what they view as priorities for the years ahead. 

Date: May 6-7, 2020
Location: Yellowknife, NT

For more information, please contact us.

Past Agendas


December 11–12, 2019
Ottawa, ON
Theme: Economic Development in Remote Canada: Key Success Factors and Considerations

May 1-2, 2019
Prince Rupert, BC
Theme: Meaningful Partnerships: Indigenous Participation in Infrastructure Development and Major Resource Projects


October 24–25, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
Theme: Governance in the Provincial North: Managing Jurisdictional Complexity in the Pursuit of Economic Development 

May 23–24, 2018
Whitehorse, YT
Theme: Indigenous Self-Governance and Infrastructure Development in Yukon

View all past agendas

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Contact Us

Stefan Fournier
Director, Indigenous and Northern Communities