Grassroots Engagement

About Grassroots

The Grassroots tour is about connecting communities across Canada with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to help build a better future for all Aboriginal Peoples. The tour offers the 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 Aboriginal people.

Meeting the Chief, and talking directly to him, is an opportunity for people to speak openly and freely, knowing their voices will be heard. The Grassroots tour is a chance to express daily concerns and interest in issues directly affecting Aboriginal communities. It is a time to share experiences, vent grievances and celebrate successes.

The Chief’s tour is also an opportunity for Aboriginal Peoples to learn about CAP’s 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. The Chief will talk about CAP’s programs and services, as well as current issues such as the case of Daniels v. Canada, which was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on October 8, 2015, and is now being deliberated. A decision is some months away.

In November 2015, newly re-elected National Chief Dwight Dorey will begin his cross-country tour visiting off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples, starting in British Columbia. More details on the fall 2015 Grassroots tour will be coming soon.

To read about the last Grassroots tour by our former National Chief, please visit the links below.

Grassroots Annual Report: English

Grassroots Annual Report: French