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File #: AR-17-102    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/26/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/11/2017 Final action:
Title: Truth & Reconciliation Initiatives for Municipalities Presented by: Kelly Jerrott, Director
Attachments: 1. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, 3. TRC Primary Calls to Action - Addressed to Municipalities, 4. Summary of Current Services, Programs and Initiatives for Indigenous People in St Albert, 5. City of Calgary WHITE GOOSE FLYING, 6. City of Lethbridge -Reconciliation Implementation Plan, 7. FCM Pathways to Reconciliation
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Truth & Reconciliation Initiatives for Municipalities
Presented by: Kelly Jerrott, Director

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That the City of St. Albert supports all Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report.

2. That Administration facilitate a meeting with local Indigenous Elders to seek advice regarding the creation of an Indigenous Relations Advisory Committee and to address the relevant Calls to Action, at the municipal level, of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and to provide advice to Council and Administration on matters of interest to indigenous peoples.

3. That following the consultation with local Indigenous Elders, Administration prepare a report summarizing the learnings from the meeting and a proposed approach to developing a plan to address the relevant Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

4. That an Indigenous Cultural Awareness Workshop be conducted with Council during 2018.

5. That Administration consult with local Indigenous Elders to develop an inclusive acknowledgement statement for civic events, ceremonies and functions.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with background information and research regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action Report, to assist in determining an approach and strategy to begin addressing those actions identified in the report that relate to our municipality.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On May 2, 2016 Council passed the following motion:

(C275-2016)
That Administration perform the necessary research and consultation relative to the Truth and Reconciliation initiatives that affect municipalities in Canada and Alberta and report back to Council in Q3, 2017 and propose any future direction including any policy direction in this regard

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

Overview: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an in...

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