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Lethbridge hopes advisory committee will build bridges, relationships with First Nations – Global News
by ahnationtalk onJune 13, 201877 Views
June 12, 2018
“We want Indigenous people to have equal access to things like housing and education,” said Mayor Chris Spearman. “We want them not only to have equal opportunities, but also equal outcome when it comes to employment. We want people to be successful within our community.”
In a hope to better represent and promote equal opportunities for Indigenous populations within the community, the formation of this new committee will work to better promote a mutual understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The committee will also work to strengthen the municipality’s relationship with the Blackfoot Confederacy.
“We need to continue to have advice and recommendations from our Indigenous Community,” said Spearman, “as to how to move forward, build relationships and make sure they are participating successfully in our community.”