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Commitment Signed to Work Together

On August 1, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Chief Peter Collins and Acting Mayor Joe Virdiramo signed a tri-partite Statement of Commitment. more

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Initial Response to Seven Youth Inquest

The Seven Youth Inquest concluded on June 28, 2016 when the Jury rendered its verdict. There were 31 recommendations directed to the City. more

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Declaration of Commitment

This declaration is one of the many initiatives undertaken to strengthen the relationship between the City of Thunder Bay and Aboriginal people. more

Aboriginal Liaison logoThe City of Thunder Bay Aboriginal Liaison plays a lead role in establishing relationships within the City’s growing urban aboriginal community as well as with those organizations, agencies and groups representing and serving the Aboriginal community within the City. The City aims to strengthen understanding between the Aboriginal community and the City.

This process of engagement will lead to the identification of and agreement on, urban aboriginal priorities within Thunder Bay. In addition, the Aboriginal Liaison will work within the Corporation to raise awareness and understanding of the cultural protocols and sensitivities involved in engaging with and serving the Aboriginal community.

City of Thunder Bay
Office of the City Clerk


City Hall, 3rd floor
500 Donald Street East
P.0. Box 800
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4

Tel: (807) 625-2146
Fax: (807) 623-5468
Contact:       Ann Magiskan, Aboriginal Liaison


Cultural Exchange with Jiaozuo City, China

In December 2015, a delegation from Thunder Bay and First Nation Communities visited Jiaozuo City, China, to further the intent of a sister cities agreement. Today Jiaozuo City has signed on as a Sister City.

View the video documenting this cultural exchange:

Learn more about the sister cities initiatives: