NNDFN: Fourth National Treaty Negotiation and Implementation Simulation (Online). February 28 – March 4, 2022.

NNDFN: Fourth National Treaty Negotiation and Implementation Simulation (Online). February 28 – March 4, 2022.

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If you prefer, please contact Adrienne Hill at [email protected] or 867-334-5604 for further questions.

The Gordon Foundation will host two online Treaty Negotiation and Implementation Simulations in partnership with the Land Claims Agreement Coalition (LCAC) the week of February 28 – March 4, 2022. Participants will represent government parties who are negotiating, then implementing, a portion of an Education Chapter of a Self-Government Agreement. There will be one half-day information session on February 28th that all participants attend as one group, after which, participants are divided into two cohorts. Each cohort will be assigned to either a morning or afternoon session for the remainder of the simulation. Note: TGF will ask participants which cohort they want to join (AM or PM) but cannot guarantee their placement. A short agenda is provided below.

The Simulation is intended to:
• Build a network amongst emerging Indigenous leaders and experts;
• Introduce Indigenous emerging leaders to treaty implementation and negotiation practices, issues, dynamics and career paths; and,
• Increase interest of Indigenous emerging leaders in Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements.

• Age suggestion is 18-25 but flexible.
• Time commitment is 15 hours online plus approximately 1 hour reading following Day 1.
• Two (2) participants per LCAC member.
• Participants younger than 18 must get approval from their guardian to attend.
• Each youth will need access to a quiet space plus a computer with internet, camera and microphone so they can join via Zoom. Members are kindly asked to assist in setting this up.
• The Foundation will email participants the necessary materials and online links.

The Foundation will Provide:
• Per diems to participants for food during the simulation (likely 1-2 meals/day).
• Support to rent space and equipment if the youth needs a place and computer equipment.
• Honorariums for Advisors and Elders during the simulation.
• As well, if needed, TGF can explore providing an honorarium to a participant to minimize barriers to attendance (e.g. compensation for childcare, lost wages, data charges, etc.).

Next Steps:
• By February 4th, LCAC members are to send the following registration information for their participants to Mishon Sutherland at [email protected]:
o Name
o Age

o Email
o Cell phone
o Mailing address
o Preference for AM or PM cohort

• As well, if LCAC members determine they will need financial support to rent space and/or equipment for their participants, the costs and who (their contacts) will assist in setting it up is needed.

We will circulate further details as they become available.

Thank you; it is a great honour for the Foundation to continue to work with you all!

Kathleen Makela

Program Manager

The Gordon Foundation

[email protected]


Monday, February 28th – March 4th , 2022

With the exception of Day 1, participants attend one of two sessions for the duration of the event:
Morning: 11:00 am EST – 2:00 pm EST
Afternoon: 3:00 pm EST – 6:00 pm EST

Day 1: Monday, February 28, 2022 (All participants are together for this day)

The first day is opened by an Elder followed by a welcome from TGF President and CEO and representative(s) of LCAC. Participants are introduced to the simulation exercise and led through the agenda and learning goals for the week. Participants will get to have a conversation with the Advisors who will share their perspectives on the importance of modern treaty, why we negotiate, their experiences and paths, negotiation and implementation process and strategies, as well as challenges of the work. Day 1 concludes with participants being divided into teams (representing different governments) to review the simulation scenario and brainstorm their vision for an education plan.

Day 2: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Teams develop their Education Chapters)

The second day continues from where Day 1 left off. Participants work in teams with Advisors to develop their respective Education Chapters. They fill out their proposals, assign team roles and come up with a strategy for the negotiations that will happen on Day 3. By the end of Day 2, participants will have created their Education Chapters and are ready to present their proposals at the negotiations the following day.

Day 3: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (Teams negotiate to create the new Education Chapter)

On the third day participants experience the negotiation portion of the simulation! After a short and final preparation period with their Advisors, teams present their proposals and negotiate with one another until a consensus is reached on the proposed Education Chapter. This new Education Chapter will be used to guide participants into the second half of the simulation event (implementation).

Day 4: Thursday, March 3, 2022 (Teams develop their implementation plans)

The fourth day begins with an introduction to the implementation portion of the simulation. Participants are placed into new teams and assigned the task of developing an implementation plan for the new Education Chapter agreed to the day prior. Participants will work with the Advisors to develop their implementation proposals. By the end of Day 4 participants will have created their Implementation Plans and are ready to present their proposals at the negotiations the following/final day.

Day 5: Friday, March 4, 2022 (Teams negotiate an implementation plan for the Education Chapter)

The final day of the treaty simulation is dedicated to the implementation meeting and concluding the event. Teams present their proposals to one another and then work together to create a plan for the implementation of the new Education Chapter of the Self-Government Agreement. Upon completion of the implementation plan, we begin to conclude the event, starting with a sharing circle wherein Advisors and participants give concluding remarks/comments. The event formally closes with final remarks from TGF and LCAC, followed by a closing prayer from an Elder.


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