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Accomplishments

The following are highlights of some of the many accomplishments implemented by the Office of the Aboriginal Liaison for the City of Thunder Bay:

City Council adopted the Declaration of Commitment to urban Aboriginal peoples on June 21, 2010 at Chippewa Park. As the first city in Ontario with an Aboriginal strategy, Thunder Bay recognizes the valuable social, cultural and economic contributions Aboriginal people make to our community. This Declaration's purpose is to help strengthen the relationship between the City of Thunder Bay and urban Aboriginal people.

The City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation signed a Declaration of Commitment to one another on October 4, 2011 forming a collaborative relationship that will benefit each respective community.

Aboriginal Liaison sits as organizing committee on the community-led Biindigaate Film Festival, Fall Feast & Festival of Services, National Aboriginal Day, Community Coalition Unified for the Protection of Children and Youth, Residential School Working Group and the Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards committees.

City Council included cultural awareness training for all new hires in the City of Thunder Bay's 2010-2014 Strategic Plan.

All City job opportunities are being sent to Aboriginal agencies.

A full progress report of the work of the Aboriginal Liaison is available here.  Adobe PDF, 12 pages, 1.7 MB