The National Grassroots Engagement Tour, which ran from 2013 – 2017, represented a concerted effort to connect with communities across Canada with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to help build a better future for all Indigenous Peoples. The tour offered the National Chief the time and space to listen to what people of all ages have to say, a chance to give feedback and a moment to reflect on the continuing struggle to guarantee rights for all Indigenous people.
Meeting the Chief, and talking directly to him, was an opportunity for people to speak openly and freely, knowing their voices will be heard. The Grassroots tour was a chance to express daily concerns and interest in issues directly affecting Indigenous communities in urban, rural and remote areas.
The Chief’s tour was also an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples to learn about CAP’s policies and commitment to advocating for the rights and interests of all its members – off-reserve Status and non-Status Indians, Métis, and the Inuit of Southern Labrador.
To read about the final report of the National Grassroots Engagement Tour, please visit the links below.