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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 16
Friday, April 29, 2022, 1:06 p.m. to 2:48 p.m.
Hon. Marc Garneau, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Assembly of First Nations
• David Pratt, First Vice-Chief, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
• Natan Obed, President
• Pierre Lecomte, Senior Policy Advisor
Métis National Council
• Cassidy Caron, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the committee commenced its study of administration and accessibility of Indigenous Peoples to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program.

Natan Obed, Cassidy Caron and David Pratt made statements and answered questions.

At 2:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:16 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

ORDERED, — That the Chair be instructed to seek the unanimous consent of the House to modify the Second Report of the committee presented on Monday, April 25, 2022 to substitute the name of the organization “First Nations Finance Authority” with “First Nations Financial Management Board” on page 16 of the report in English, and page 20 in French.

It was agreed, — That the Third Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your subcommittee met on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

  1. That this motion replace the study motion on emergency preparedness in the First Subcommittee Report, which was adopted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022:

    • That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on the emergency preparedness to Indigenous Peoples in Canada; including Arctic security and sovereignty for Nunavummiut as it relates to how Northern and especially Indigenous Northern communities will thrive, and be sustainable, resilient, strong and secure; that the committee’s study take account the possible effects of wildfire, floods, earthquakes and pandemics for First Nations; that the study include but is not limited to studying the preparedness of the Canadian Rangers and their role in advancing reconciliation; that the study include but not be limited to looking at high-risk flood insurance, programs in place to finance the rebuilding of infrastructure including the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements as well as what steps can be taken now to build resilient communities and on the unique infrastructure needs and challenges in the North; that the committee also study the various partnerships needed for indigenous organizations to have clear communications and partnerships with provinces and territories and the federal government and to lead and take decisions; that all meetings for this study be televised or webcast; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the clerk of the committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a draft budget respecting the committee's proposed travel to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Kugluktuk, Nunavut, and Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in September 2022, in relation to its study of Arctic sovereignty, security and emergency preparedness of Indigenous Peoples.

At 2:48 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Vanessa Davies
Clerk of the committee