Town of Morinville to hire reconciliation consultant

“It is a purposeful and incremental process, and we do not want to rush,”

 

 

Morinville town council hopes to hire an Indigenous consultant to help guide its efforts at reconciliation. 

On July 13, Town council voted to allocate $60,000 to hire a consultant to run a public engagement process aimed at helping Morinville and Alexander First Nation residents address the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. 

It's Administration has researched reconciliation efforts by Edmonton, Lethbridge, and Devon, and is committed to furthering the town’s understanding of its past, and while it is still early days for the plan, the town’s strategy would be based around the nine calls to action highlighted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which covered issues such as adequate funding for Indigenous-specific victim programs, anti-racism training for public servants, and the identification and protection of residential school cemeteries. 

 

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