MANITOBA GOVERNMENT AND ASSEMBLY OF MANITOBA CHIEFS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON NORTHERN AIRPORT AND FERRY OPERATIONS
February 20, 2020
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Premier Brian Pallister and Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize discussions toward an agreement on the transfer of the province’s northern airports and marine operations to First Nations ownership and operation.
“The Manitoba government continues to support the creation of First Nations-led partnerships and ventures and this is the first formal step in developing a viable ownership model and sustainable business plan for a First Nations-led northern airports authority,” said Pallister. “Such an agreement would give First Nations independence in controlling the critical transportation they depend on daily and benefit northern economies. This is a critical step toward furthering true reconciliation in Manitoba.”For Full News Release