M  I  N  U  T  E  S 

 

of the Red Deer City Council Special Meeting

held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

commenced at 9:34 A.M.

 

PRESENT:    Mayor Tara Veer

                        Councillor Buck Buchanan

                        Councillor Tanya Handley

                        Councillor Paul Harris

Councillor Ken Johnston                   

Councillor Lawrence Lee

Councillor Lynne Mulder      

                        Councillor Frank Wong

                        Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

                                   

                        City Manager, Craig Curtis    

                        Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, Julia Harvie-Shemko

                        Director of Community Services, Sarah Cockerill

                        Director of Corporate Transformation, Lisa Perkins                                               

                        City Clerk, Frieda McDougall

                        Deputy City Clerk, Samantha Rodwell

                        Corporate Meeting Support, Jackie Kurylo

                                   


1.

Protocol Agreement between the Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and The City of Red Deer

 

1.1.

Motion to enter into Protocol Agreement.

 

Moved by Councillor Lynne Mulder, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

This protocol represents the shared commitment between the voices of the

Aboriginal community in Red Deer under the governance structure called Red

Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and The City of Red Deer.

 

Whereas, the federally established Urban Partnerships program brings together

governments, Aboriginal communities and the private and not-for-profit

sectors in partnership to support projects that recognize and remove barriers

for urban Aboriginal people; and

 

Whereas, the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal Peoples - Inuit, Metis and

First Nations – are an integral part of Canada’s history that lie at the heart of

Canadian identity; and

 

Whereas, the Aboriginal people of Canada are recognized for their special

status granted under federal authority; and

 

Whereas, before the Red Deer was a City this area was home to many

indigenous peoples; and

 

Whereas, The City of Red Deer and Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society

wish to acknowledge Treaty 6 & 7 Territories (that the Red Deer River is the

border of) and this agreement does not supersede these agreements or any

other constitutionally recognized Aboriginal group such as Métis Nation; and

 

Whereas, Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society, formerly known as

Common Ground, was a partnership established in 2007 between Common

Ground and Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) to facilitate

understanding, cooperation and the development of relationship agreements

between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Albertans and resulted in a 2010 local

agreement between The City of Red Deer and Red Deer Native Friendship

Society; and

 

Whereas, the Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society exists to act as the

united voice of the urban Aboriginal community that works collaboratively and

cooperatively amongst themselves, with governments and other organizations

on issues and priorities affecting Aboriginal Peoples in Red Deer; and

 

Whereas, the purpose of a municipality is to provide good government, to

provide services, facilities or other things that, in the opinion of council, are necessary or desirable for all or a part of the municipality, to develop and

maintain safe and viable communities and to foster the well-being of the

environment; and

 

Whereas, the spirit and intent of Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society

objectives is in the form of an indigenous way of knowing; and

 

Whereas, the Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and The City of Red

Deer share in the vision to create a strong, engaged community that embraces

its diversity, improves well-being, and maintains a good quality of life; and

 

Whereas our combined visions work together collaboratively with each

other and the broader community in understanding and defining roles and

responsibilities on matters that relate to Red Deer’s urban Aboriginal Peoples;

 

Therefore, The Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and The City of

Red Deer will be guided by the following principles when making decisions,

developing plans and implementing actions:

 

EQUITY:  Working together with integrity to ensure fair and just treatment and access to opportunity for all people and organizations;

 

LEADERSHIP:  Effective leadership with and among others is guided by the wisdom of the Elders and City Council which is essential to adopt and sustain excellent

practices;

 

COLLABORATIVE ACTION:  Collaboration is necessary and is most effective when organizations build from their strengths, and jurisdiction while practicing transparency, and working towards consensus;

 

PARTICIPATION AND DIVERSITY:  Genuine public participation is inclusive, informed and welcoming of diverse perspectives; we honor and respect each other’s voices, speak and act with honesty, and value the unique needs and traditional teachings of Red Deer’s Aboriginal People’s.

 

 

 

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Paul Harris, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

2.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Moved by Councillor Dianne Wyntjes, seconded by Councillor Ken Johnston

 

Resolved that Council of The City of Red Deer hereby agrees to adjourn the Monday, May 15, 2017 Regular Council Meeting of Red Deer City Council at 10:06 a.m.

 

IN FAVOUR:           Mayor Tara Veer, Councillor Buck Buchanan, Councillor Tanya Handley, Councillor Ken Johnston, Councillor Lawrence Lee, Councillor Lynne Mulder, Councillor Frank Wong, Councillor Dianne Wyntjes

 

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

“Mayor Tara Veer”

 

“Frieda McDougall”

MAYOR

 

CITY CLERK