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The duty applies when the Crown has real or constructive knowledge of the potential existence of Aboriginal rights or title that may be at risk from a course of action being contemplated by a Crown. The duty demands that all governments work with Aboriginal peoples to understand their interests and concerns prior to authorizing or proceeding with a plan, policy, development or activity that has the potential to affect Aboriginal rights. The purpose of the duty is achieved when government addresses, modifies or reconciles its actions with Aboriginal interests in a real and substantive way.
Overall, the duty is designed to promote the transformation of the existing relationship between the Crown and Indian, Inuit and M¨¦tis peoples to a new relationship based on consultation, accommodation, just settlements and reconciliation. The M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has negotiated and executed nine Regional Consultation Protocols.
|Scott Lloyd||MNO Highland Waters M¨¦tis Council||President|
|Christa Lemelin||MNO Peterborough & District Wapiti M¨¦tis Council||Chair|
|Benny Michaud||Ottawa Region M¨¦tis Council||President|
|Tom Thompson||PCMNO||Region 6 Councillor|