North Coast Regional District Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2019

North Coast Regional District Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

 

On June 21st, 2019, Canada recognized and celebrated the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

At its Regular meeting held on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Board of the North Coast Regional District (NCRD) amended its procedure bylaw to include acknowledgment of First Nations traditional territory at the outset of any meeting of the Board and Board established committees and commission of the NCRD.

“This change in our procedure will acknowledge the territory of the First Nation on which we gather to hold our meetings. It acknowledges that that Nation has had a relationship since time immemorial with the land we meet on. It is a sign of respect and recognition to our First Nation partners,” said Barry Pages, Chair of the NCRD.

Respectful acknowledgement of First Nation protocol is increasingly becoming the norm at the beginning of meetings and events.

Chair Pages went on to say, “We believe it is important to acknowledge the ties the descendants of those First Nations have to the land – its importance to their culture, ceremonies and traditions”.

From this day forward, the NCRD will include a respectful recognition of the First Nation traditional territorial lands on which it hosts its meeting, whether that be in traditional Tsimshian or Haida territory.

Learn more:

For more information contact Daniel Fish, Corporate Officer for the North Coast Regional District at 250.624.2002, extension 2 or email corporateofficer@ncrdbc.com.