Blind River and MFN documenting history

By Rosalind Russell – Blind River Town Council and Mississauga First Nation enter partnership to document history

They are setting up a joint committee to establish procedures to document background information on historical/traditional lands in both communities aimed at creating a database to be used for future planning.

CAO-Clerk Katie Scott updated Blind River council earlier this week.

She says municipal staff were invited to meet at Mississauga First Nation on February 21st, to discuss the consulting process when there are new developments or challenges.

She says Blind River has a duty to consult with Mississauga First Nation prior to any development occurring in the community.

She adds through discussions with Mississauga First Nation, the two communities will work on a proactive approach that could potentially fast-track some projects.

In turn, Mississauga First Nation is keen to inventory Blind River’s rich heritage.

Regular meetings are planned for the near future.

Photo – Pierre Bamin, Unsplash

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