During their meeting at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, a few days before Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th). Wayne Garnons-Williams and Michael Woods reviewed the work of the International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organization (IITIO) [https://iitio.org/] in promoting full Indigenous participation in international and inter-tribal trade. Wayne is IITIO’s Chair and the driving force behind its creation and continued vital work on the international stage. Michael has worked with IITIO since its founding in 2015.
During their meeting, Michael was able to take a break and say hello to and introduce his good friend Wayne to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien who was also at the Club. Michael had the distinct honour of working closely with Monsieur Chrétien during his years at Heenan Blaikie LLP.