Northern Sunrise councillor proposes land acknowledgement

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Northern Sunrise County may be the next municipality to declare a land acknowledgement before its meetings.
Little Buffalo – Cadotte Lake Councillor Gaylene Whitehead brought the matter forward during councillor’s reports at council’s May 24 meeting. She asked council to consider the acknowledgement of lands for Treaty 8 and Metis people.
“I agree, there should be something,” said Marie Reine- Judah Councillor Dan Boisvert.
Reeve Carolyn Kolebaba suggested the acknowledgement be done only at the organizational meeting, not at each meeting.
Many municipalities and school divisions have passed a similar land acknowledgement policy in the spirit of taking steps toward Truth and Reconciliation.
The matter was referred to administration for further study.

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