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Lethbridge aims to preserve First Nations history and sacred sites as it grows – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2018221 Views

Blackfoot elders consulted on municipal development plan for southern Alberta city

Feb 02, 2018

The City of Lethbridge is seeking truth and reconciliation with local Indigenous groups through its municipal development plan.

Lethbridge urban planners are consulting with Blackfoot elders to make sure their history is respected and preserved as the city grows.

Mike Oka, a Blackfoot elder of the Blood Tribe, said this is the first time a municipality in Alberta has taken such a meaningful step toward including First Nations in land development.

“It’s very important because we reflect the true history of the province,” he said.

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