Cambridge council waives rental fees for Indigenous groups – The Record

Cambridge council waives rental fees for Indigenous groups – The Record

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202139 Views

Sept. 15, 2021

The City of Cambridge Council has voted to waive rental-related facility fees for Indigenous groups for ceremonies and cultural events in commemoration of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

According to a City of Cambridge news release, this measure was considered as part of an update presented during a council meeting last night on the development of a regionwide Reconciliation Action Plan — an ongoing collaborative process committed to building relationships with local Indigenous communities and focusing on Indigenous-centred, municipally-supported initiatives.

Municipal staff across the region have heard from Indigenous community members that access to space for cultural and ceremonial use can be a barrier to practising cultural customs and traditions.

Read More: https://www.therecord.com/local-cambridge/news/2021/09/15/cambridge-council-waives-rental-fees-for-indigenous-groups.html

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