Indigenous Relations update to be discussed at upcoming Milton council meeting


Published January 12, 2022 at 11:57 am

An Indigenous Relations update will be discussed at an upcoming Milton council meeting.

Next week, Milton council will be discussing the endorsement of the Truth and Reconciliation report and Calls to Action.

In 2021, to further strengthen Milton’s relationship with their Indigenous community, the Town undertook various activities as opportunities to work towards reconciliation.

These opportunities were also taken in an effort to support Indigenous cultural resurgence in Milton.

The report recommends that Council endorse the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a statement that addresses the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

Additionally, it recommends that the Town of Milton continues to “recognize the territorial lands through the land acknowledgement that pays respect to ancestral and traditional territories,” their “collective role as stewards of the land” and continues to “build awareness of present-day First Nation, Metis and Inuit culture” in the community.

The report also makes the recommendation that the Town continues to implement the Culture Plan that includes 13 actions supporting Indigenous cultural resurgence in Milton and that it continues its reconciliation efforts “through a commitment to learning more about Indigenous narrative, history, and rights, as well as building reciprocal relationships” with Indigenous peoples.

The meeting is set to take place on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m.


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