Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand sign Indigenous collaboration arrangement following trip to island nation
Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand sign Indigenous collaboration arrangement following trip to island nation

 By Matteo Cimellaro  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The governments of Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand have signed an arrangement that will see the two countries, with the engagement and participation of Indigenous leaders, share knowledge on the advancement of Indigenous Peoples. The news comes after a Canadian delegation, led by Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu, visited the island country, making multiple stops to attend ceremonies and hold meetings with M?ori and government leaders on topics such as education, economics and health-care reform. The trip culminated in the signing of the Indigenous collaboration arrangement in the same location where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed in 1840. The treaty played a central role in the formation of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and still plays a pivotal role in Crown-Indigenous relations in the country.

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