The Hon. John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, has announced the appointment of Mr. Dale Drown as Chief Federal Negotiator for Nunavut Devolution. Mr. Drown will work with the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and other stakeholders to develop options for proceeding with the devolution of authority for land and resource management to the Government of Nunavut.
In the Department’s press release, Minister Duncan stated:
Together with the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and key stakeholders, we are working to build a future in which the people of Nunavut are more self-sufficient and prosperous, making their own decisions, managing their own affairs and making strong contributions to the country as a whole.
Mr. Drown’s mandate will involve identifying the steps required “to advance negotiations and to examine how land and resource management capacity can be improved in Nunavut.”