The municipality is developing a new way of moving forward with the reconciliation process with our Indigenous population.
They are creating a Reconciliation Advisory Circle which will bring Indigenous elders, partners, and community leaders together to share perspectives and advice with the RMWB’s Indigenous Relations team.
“We want to compliment the work the Municipality is doing and in order for it to be meaningful, there needs to be a commitment from the RMWB and from local Indigenous People – it has to be driven by both as an equal partnership and with local people moving us forward,” said Elder Alice Martin, in a release.
The creation of the advisory circle comes after Mayor Don Scott and multiple Councillors joined over 100 community members at different sharing circles.
“The Municipality is committed to reconciliation and collaborating with our Indigenous partners to build a stronger Wood Buffalo region,” added Scott. “The new Reconciliation Advisory Circle will help our community come together and move the healing process forward.”
The RMWB is also launching a truth and reconciliation newsletter so residents can stay up to date on any information related to the reconciliation process.