On April 17, 2023, City Council endorsed the Indigenous Relations Framework for the City of Grande Prairie.
The Framework is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) with a local approach to how the City of Grande Prairie is supporting the advancement of Truth and Reconciliation.
The Focus Areas of the Framework include:
The City of Grande Prairie acknowledges that building relationships with local Indigenous governments
and organizations is pivotal to advancing the Calls to Action for Truth and Reconciliation. Connecting
with neighbouring Indigenous representatives and working toward fostering collaborative
environments is an important step for building bridges to reconciliation.
Spaces and event planning for Indigenous representation in Grande Prairie will be a part of our
developing partnership. Seamlessly creating a collaborative environment for Indigenous representation
throughout the city is a step toward Grande Prairie’s initiative.
Commerce & Creativity
The City of Grande Prairie recognizes the integral role Treaties and First Nations play in Canada’s
resources and development. As advocates of Indigenous development, Grande Prairie will engage with
Indigenous entrepreneurs to encourage business relationships.
Identifying how City departments can align their services to reflect areas of reconciliation. The City
of Grande Prairie is committed to efforts to adapt services with a contemporary understanding of
Education & Acknowledgement
Understanding the history and culture of Indigenous people is a priority here at the City of Grande
Prairie. We strive for excellence in educating City staff and the public on Indigenous involvement with
the Treaties and shaping of Canadian culture.