For immediate release:
February 16, 2017

First Nations and Municipalities Come Together!

Today, representatives from Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Selwyn Township, Otonabee South-Monaghan Township, County of Peterborough, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development and Sustainable Peterborough attended a workshop with the objective to learn more about each other and to collaborate on projects. The workshop included presentations from each organization where they provided background and shared ways in which they believe they could work together in the future.

Another objective of the workshop was to educate and provide awareness to the purpose and role of First Nation’s Consultation protocol when it comes to development on or near culturally significant lands, features and areas. This will enhance the working relationship between municipalities and First Nations communities as they learn to better support, collaborate and work with one another towards a common goal.

Background:
The workshop was led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) program as a result of a successful joint application from the First Nations and Municipalities involved. FCM’s CEDI program supports municipal and indigenous neighbours in creating and implementing joint community economic development initiatives.

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For more information, please contact:
Angela Chittick Township of Selwyn
705-292-9507 ext. 221 achittick@nexicom

CEDI Press Release