Indigenous Relations Framework

Indigenous Relations Framework

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:

Building Connections

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.

Community Culture

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.

City Services

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

Indigenous perspectives.

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.

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