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Decisions in Brief, Governance and Priorities Committee

For immediate release: January 4, 2018 - 1:41pm
MR18-100

From the December 11, 2017 Meeting

7.2.1 Proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Decision

*The Committee will recommend to City Council that the Administration continue discussions with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and with Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research regarding establishing Memorandum of Agreements with each respective party as outlined in the report.

Background

*City Council, at its meeting held on June 22, 2015, resolved, in part, “That the City of Saskatoon declare July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 the year of reconciliation and that the Administration work with the Office of the Treaty Commission, and other community groups, leaders and institutions in Saskatchewan, to promote reconciliation in our province.”

Separate meetings have been held between the Aboriginal Relations division and representatives from GDI and SIIT regarding strengthening the relationship between these organizations and the City. Both SIIT and GDI are interested in pursuing a more formalized arrangement with the City.