Relations with Federal, Provincial, Territorial and International Governments

Federal Government

The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to a cooperative working relationship with the Government of Canada.  The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations supports bi-lateral meetings between federal and territorial government leaders, and numerous shared initiatives between the various departments of the Government of Canada and the GNWT. 

First Ministers’ Meetings

The Premier is the First Minister of the Northwest Territories and participates at First Ministers Meetings.  These meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister and include all provincial and territorial Premiers.