Invited to join other representatives of the various the stakeholders groups, Michael Woods is spending time at the site of the NAFTA Round 3 negotiations in Ottawa during the week of September 24th. His focus is on the Indigenous Peoples and SME files. The growing interest in Canada’s proposal for an Indigenous Chapter is reflected in recent interviews Michael had with Macleans and the Toronto Star. A member of the executive of the International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization (IITIO), Michael works closely with the Chair, Wayne Garnons-Williams.
Attached is a photo of Wayne and Michael with an Algonquin elder at a reception at the National Gallery of Canada held during Round 3. The event was hosted by the Canadian Council of International Law (CCIL) and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and was held in honour of the negotiators for the three NAFTA partners.