The Reconciliation Advisory Circle is intended to bring Indigenous elders, partners and community leaders together to share important perspectives and advice with the RMWB’s Indigenous Relations team to guide truth and reconciliation efforts.
The municipality of Wood Buffalo is developing a new way of moving forward with the reconciliation process within the 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.
The creation of the advisory circle comes after Mayor Don Scott and multiple Councillors joined over 100 community members at different sharing circles on October 23.
In addition, 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.
The truth and reconciliation sharing circles are part of the ongoing work the RMWB is doing to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action Report.
“A Reconciliation Advisory Circle is the next step and publicly announcing this shows a genuine commitment from the Municipality, 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.”
- Elder Alice Martin