The Catholic Indigenous Council hosted an Indigenous delegation from Brazil at the offices of the CCCB. The delegation included four Indigenous political leaders and representatives of the Missionary Indigenous Council, attached to the Brazilian National Bishops Council. The conversation focused on the relationship of the Catholic Church with Indigenous Peoples in Brazil and in Canada, particularly Indigenous land claims. Following that meeting a letter was sent from the CAC chair to His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil is support of a just settlement of land claims for Brazils Indigenous Peoples.
Mr. Gerry Kelly participated in the first annual Ottawa gathering of the National Day for Healing and Reconciliation. The initiative for this grassroots movement to raise our national awareness of the need for healing and reconciliation within and between cultures came from the Nechi training centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The Council also collaborated with the organizing committee of the National Day for Healing and reconciliation to produce a newsletter which focused on healing and reconciliation initiatives between First Nations, religious communities, former residential school students and faith communities.