The TRCMs mandate is to focus on improving Treaty relations and government cooperation by strengthening, rebuilding and enhancing the Treaty Relationship through:
- Public Education
- Research, and
The TRCM’s work is cyclical – examine existing public education information for gaps on the Treaties and Treaty Relationship and research the gaps identified to find new facilitation opportunities in all sectors.
The TRCM, AMC and the Government of Canada are guided by the following principles:
- Treaties are fundamental part of the relationships between First Nations Treaty signatories and the Crown;
- The involvement of First Nation Elders is a fundamental part of maintaining the honour of the Crown in its relations with First Nations;
- Recognition that the Treaty relationship is dynamic and will evolve over time;
- The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba shall be based on mutual respect, operating at arm’s length from the Parties as a neutral body;
- Respect for Treaty and inherent Aboriginal rights is an important part of maintaining the honour of the Crown in its relations with First Nations; and
- Recognition that in order to advance the Treaty relationship it will be necessary for the Parties to share information and fully participate in the process.