Colleagues, I'm going to call this meeting to order. This is the 37th meeting of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
Today we are continuing our study on land use and sustainable economic development. With us we have a representative from MKO. He is Michael Anderson, the director of the natural resources secretariat.
Unfortunately, we don't have the grand chief with us. We had expected the grand chief to join us, but unfortunately he wasn't able to be here.
Mr. Anderson, we certainly appreciate you being here, and we want to turn it over to you now for your opening statement. We'll give you about 10 minutes if you can fit into that, give or take a little bit. My understanding is that there's a possibility of the bells ringing for a vote at some point in the next short while. My hope is that we can get through at least the opening statement. Then we'll maybe get some questions in, but if not, we'll come back shortly after the votes.