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First Nation and Métis Nation Relations

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Mandate

Enhances and maintains meaningful relationships with First Nations, Métis, Non-Status and Inuit communities and organizations to ensure inclusion and participation in municipal matters.

Department Key Services

  • Collaborates with municipal departments to engage and connect with Indigenous governments, communities and organizations throughout the Region.
  • Provides research and advice to other departments regarding the rights of Indigenous people, consultation, truth and reconciliation, additions to reserve, cost sharing partnerships and other matters.

Strategic/Council Initiatives

Goal 1: Building a Responsible Government

Objective: Ensure the consistency and continuity of municipal policies and procedures.
Strategic Initiative:
  • Identify First Nation & Métis Nation Relations policy and procedure gaps and create policies and procedures to address those gaps.
Objective: Strengthen a positive work environment of trust and respect.
Strategic Initiative:
  • Enhance employee wellness.
Objective: Improve systematic collaboration with other levels of government and regional stakeholders, including Indigenous community.

Achievements (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016)

  • Three Agreements signed with three different First Nations: 1 – Consultation and 2 – Non-Disclosure
  • Successful completion of sifting operations
  • Facilitated Government to Government meetings and executive leadership meetings with Indigenous community partners.

Major Business Initiatives (2017)

  • Improve systematic collaboration with Indigenous community
  • Indigenous Relationship Policy
  • Expansion of services to First Nation communities and signed municipal type service agreements
  • Wildfire recovery plan handover to Recovery Task Force
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission Review
  • The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Establishment of Government to Government Relationship agreements
  • Addition to Reserve Municipal Service Agreements
  • Support Indigenous Procurement process
  • Support culture and employee wellness initiatives

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