CN’s Board of Directors announced on April 27th, 2021 the appointment of Ms. Roberta Louise Jamieson, OC, Kanyen’kehà:ka, and the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Mizanay (Mizhana) Gheezhik, as Co-Chairs for the CN Indigenous Advisory Council (“IAC”), an independent body comprised of Indigenous peoples’ representatives from across the country.
CN wrote in its press release, “The Council’s mandate is to provide advice to the members of CN’s Board and President and Chief Executive Officer on issues that are relevant to CN and its relationship with the over 200 Indigenous communities in which CN operates. The goals of the IAC include reinforcing diversity and inclusion through policies and procedures that reflect these values, as well as fostering meaningful and long-lasting relationships between the railway and Indigenous peoples.”
The Honourable Murray Sinclair was quoted on his appointment: “It is with great enthusiasm that I have accepted this responsibility. This initiative on the part of CN demonstrates once again the company’s commitment to developing meaningful relationships based on respect, education and mutual benefit. It is through this commitment that we will be able to create meaningful change for all Indigenous peoples.”
Read more on the announcement via CN’s website.