The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), according to its Three-Year Plan 2017-2020, will review the Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89) next year. The gatherings entitled "The Future of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Broadcasting" aim to bring practitioners, policy makers and academics together as allies to prepare a context for respectful and meaningful consultation. The idea is to create or identify the terms of reference for the CRTC deliberations to ensure that any policy changes support the development goals that Indigenous media activists, broadcasters, and community members themselves identify. The national event in Ottawa will continue the conversation by sharing the outcomes from five regional events, over forty presentations, and keynote speeches by MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) and Ryan McMahon (Makoons Media Group). This gathering seeks to share decision making power with the people, and to assert Indigenous rights to media democracy 'for as long as the waters flow'.