Indigenous Relations and Inclusion

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The City of Timmins acknowledges that we are situated in Treaty 9 territory that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and that the lands on which we operate are the traditional territory of many First Nations, Metis and Inuit People today. We also acknowledge Mattagami First Nation, on whose traditional land we gather.

We make this Acknowledgement as a first step in recognizing First Peoples’ large history and the living culture that continues today. With respect we acknowledge the Spirit and Intent of the Treaty,  as well as the elders, past and present. 

The City of Timmins' commitments and actions are informed by the Indigenous Advisory Council who's mission to create a respectful process of truth, healing and reconciliation within the City of Timmins.

The City of Timmins' Indigenous Engagement Framework was created with the vision of educating, engaging, and enlisting the community in the Dream of Reconciliation in Timmins.

Themes

The City of Timmins will engage its Indigenous Community by:

1. Addressing issues related to Humanitarian Needs;

2. Delivering on the Calls to Action as identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada;

3. Re-engaging on the Economic Alliance of Timmins and its neighbouring communities.

 

 View the City of Timmins Indigenous Engagement Framework

 

Recent events in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are painful reminders of the dark legacy left behind by Canada's Indian Residential School System. 

The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program has a hotline to help residential school survivors and their relatives suffering from trauma invoked by the recall of past abuse. The number is 1-866-925-4419.

Every child matters

Resources

The City of Timmins is committed to being part of the solution towards building a safe and inclusive community. We believe the first step is education and understanding. Use the following resource links to learn more:

Walking Together

MOU Mushkegowuk

On February 26, 2020, the City of Timmins and Mushkegowuk Council officially renewed a Memorandum of Understanding as commitment to the continued development of a strong and collaborative relationship for the purpose of creating a vibrant community with healthy and sustainable economies. The agreement will foster social, economic and cultural growth while promoting a vibrant community, healthy environment, and addressing racism.

The agreement will strengthen the processes by which Timmins and Mushkegowuk Council work together through open dialogue, mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

Read the full Memorandum of Understanding