Evidence of meeting #13 for Indigenous and Northern Affairs in the 43rd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was fnfa.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Ernie Daniels  President and Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Finance Authority
Herbert Lehr  President, Metis Settlements General Council
Jonathan Huntington  Vice-President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Cameco Corporation
Dale Austin  Manager, Federal and Provincial Government Relations, Cameco Corporation
Steve Berna  Chief Operating Officer, First Nations Finance Authority

6:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Liberal Bob Bratina

Herb, were you going to comment?

6:55 p.m.

President, Metis Settlements General Council

Herbert Lehr

Yes. We do have a local youth group. There's one in Fishing Lake that's called Red Sash. They are meeting and are talking about these issues. We had CBC doing a bit out there not long ago. I think it was a week ago that they came out and saw our people, and the youth were there as well.

I think you have it bang on that we have a tremendous number of youth. As Settlements, that's what we have. We have a very young population, and they don't have a chance to talk. They need that chance. Half of our population is under 25.

6:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Liberal Bob Bratina

Jaime, thanks for that. We're just about out of time, and I'm sorry to cut away from yours. Perhaps I can circulate this with our other members to examine how we can incorporate a youth component in our work plan. We can do that offline, if that's okay with you.

6:55 p.m.

Liberal

Jaime Battiste Liberal Sydney—Victoria, NS

That's fine.

6:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Chair Liberal Bob Bratina

I'm getting a nod. Thank you.

Right now, I'm going to wrap up the meeting and thank our panel. As Pam and others have mentioned, what a terrific two hours we've had. From the First Nations Finance Authority with Mr. Daniels and Mr. Berna, from the Métis Settlements with Herb Lehr, and from Cameco with Mr. Huntington and Mr. Austin, it was solid information all the way. I wish all of our meetings could go this well.

The other thing I find remarkable as the chair is that we have people from all over Canada sitting in this virtual room and working toward a good end. I hope that we can continue and can come up with some answers in a very difficult time. I think it's an honour for us to have the privilege of being able to deal with these questions, but now we need to get to the answers.

Once again, thanks to all of you for being a part of a wonderful meeting.

It's now time for me to say that this meeting is adjourned. .