Recently the federal government contracted the services of Michael Brown of Consensus Building Institute. Mr. Brown aims to resolve outstanding issues in the Akaitcho Region which Canada and GNWT refer to as South Slave region with multiple overlapping Indigenous claims.
In 2016, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Premier of the Government of Northwest Territories jointly appointed Special Representative Thomas Isaac to provide recommendations on how to move forward in negotiations in the Akaitcho Region. Mr. Isaac’s report recommends bringing together the Indigenous groups for discussions. Following this recommendation, Canada offered to provide guided discussions in the revised offer to the Akaitcho Dene First Nations to help conclude agreements.