The agreement resulted in 18 months of roundtable discussions leading up to the first ministerial meeting in Kelowna, British Columbia, in November 2005, and was described in a document released at the end of the meeting entitled ”First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders Strengthening Relationships and Closing the Gap[2] and a separate press release from the Prime Minister`s Office at the end of the Kenalow meeting. Aboriginal people in Quebec were not included in this final agreement because they were not involved in the process. [4] In June 2006, former Prime Minister Paul Martin introduced a bill by a private member, Bill C-292 An Act to Implement the Kelowna Accord [6], calling on the government to respect the agreements reached in the Kelowna Agreement. The final lesson of the agreement is that a pan-Aboriginal approach to aboriginal issues must be avoided. Participants indicated early in the process that the breadth and diversity of Aboriginal communities across Canada, coupled with the geographic isolation of some communities, meant that a one-way approach to unity was not appropriate. While the problems faced by communities were relatively similar – widespread poverty, above-average rates of suicide and school dropout and poor health outcomes” – the conditions for finding the necessary solutions were very different. Each of the five national Aboriginal groups participating in the Kelowna talks has individual agreements with the federal government. Some groups, such as the Métis nation.B, were primarily concerned with greater legitimacy than constitutional actors – a recognition they received. The asymmetrical approach is the one that has found agreement and success. The next phase was followed by a bilateral political withdrawal aimed at refining the policy areas discussed at the sectoral roundtables and fully developing the areas of interest of the agreement. The final stage of the process was the first ministerial meeting on Aboriginal issues in November 2005. The resulting agreement, First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders: Strengthening Relationships and Closing the Gaps, was intended to launch a 10-year effort to bridge the quality of life gap between Aboriginal people and other Canadians.