Council approves ‘action plan’ to engage Indigenous community – TimminsToday

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201944 Views

Its goal is “to educate, engage and enlist the community in the dream of reconciliation in Timmins”

A new draft framework is giving the city an ‘action plan’ to engage the local Indigenous community.

This week, Timmins council approved the draft Indigenous Peoples Engagement Framework.

“At a very high level, this is a bit of an action plan in how we can engage the Indigenous peoples in our area, how we can deliberately demonstrate our commitment to the relationship with the people on whose land we’re proud to call home ourselves and to put some action into reconciliation on the municipal side of the governmental spectrum,” CAO Dave Landers told council.

There are three themes for the city to engage its Indigenous community: addressing humanitarian needs, delivering on the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and re-engaging economic alliances.

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