Trudeau meets with leaders of national Aboriginal organizations in Ottawa

APTN National News
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with the leaders of five national Aboriginal organizations in Ottawa Wednesday.

The focus of the meeting is to how best implement the 94 recommendations contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report released Tuesday.

Trudeau is meeting with Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Dawn Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Natan Obed, president Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Dwight Dorey, national chief, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and Clément Chartier, president of the Metis National Council.

The Liberals are vowing to implement the recommendations contained in the TRC’s interim report that was released in June. It’s not clear how those recommendations that relate to the federal government will be implemented.

A news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons is scheduled for 11:30ET.

More to come …