City hosts Indigenous leaders for relationship building
The City of Leduc hosted leadership from Enoch Cree Nation, Maskwacis, and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region Four on June 27 – a historic step for the City in developing relationships with the Nations of whose territories we reside within.
Delegates included Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six Nation Leonard Standingontheroad, Councillors Chase McDougall and Brad Rabbit from akamihk (Montana First Nation), Councillor Rocky Morin and Treaty House Representative Cynthia Cowan from maskêkosihk (Enoch Cree Nation), and Métis Nation of Alberta Region Four Elder Gary Gairdner.
It was a morning of coming together as Treaty People and neighbours to discuss how the City can develop and sustain better relationships with First Nations and Métis Peoples.
Pipe Carriers Cowan and Morin led the group in ceremony and round dancing, and then all were invited to tour the Leduc Civic Centre, enjoy a meal and conversation.
The City of Leduc reaffirms its commitment as a Treaty Partner and its approach to Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION. Through engagements like this and new learning opportunities, we will continue to work with each Sovereign Indigenous Nation to understand ways we can partner together for social and economic benefit to each community.