The Town of Devon has many new initiatives that aim to strengthen our relationship with Indigenous Peoples across the land.
In early 2020, Devon Council approved the 2020 Indigenous Engagement Action Plan which outlines the goals our administration strives to complete within the year.
In anticipation of the Town of Devon Second Annual Treaty Six Day gathering on August 23, 2022, we are reaching out to local businesses and organizations asking for involvement and support with this historical and community-based event!
Treaty Six Day was officially proclaimed on August 23, 2021 by Mayor and Council. This day is intended as a way for our community to gather together and learn together with our Indigenous friends and neighbours, to better understand and learn about history, Indigenous cultures and what Treaty truly means. Last year was a great kickoff event, even with the record-breaking rainfall! We are so appreciative of our sponsors, as you are the reason we are able to make this event such a great success!
This year, we are panning for an even larger and more experiential gathering for the community of Devon.
If you are interested in participating in this years annual Treaty Six gathering, please fill out the vendor and sponsorship package which includes more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-597-0691.
Consultation is an important part of building relations with Indigenous Peoples. The Town is committed to working alongside Treaty Six Nations on the development of Town-owned undeveloped lands to ensure that medicinal plants, traditional land use sites and the environment are protected and preserved for future generations. This consultation process aligns with our communities commitment to sustainable development and strengthened relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
In July and August 2020, the Town of Devon organized site visits with Samson, Ermineskin, Louis Bull and Enoch Cree Nations. Environmental monitors, Elders and youth from these communities were invited to participate in a site visit of the new ball diamond lands west of highway 60.
Land use and development plans were shared with these Nations (including Montana Nation) which allowed for them to assess the area incase of any traditional use areas that may have been present at the site. Following this process allows for the Town and Nations to work together to mitigate any impacts there might be to wildlife, harvesting sites, medicines, wetlands or traditional or cultural use areas.
Read the press release here
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town was able to take part in many in-person and virtual programs to build relationships with Indigenous Peoples and teach residents more about Indigenous culture.
See the full presentation that was shared with Devon Council on Jan. 11, 2021 here.
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