Thanks everyone for participating in the Gathering on June 12, 2014! Over 120 people attended and provided feedback on City of Saskatoon programs and services.
Findings from the Gathering and an extensive environmental scan of Saskatoon's Aboriginal community, the Kitsakinaw Report, were recently presented to Council.
The Kitsakinaw project is a partnership between the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Tribal Council, United Way of Saskatoon & Area, and the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research. Information gathered for Kitasknaw, which means "our land" in the plains Cree language, will assist corporate, academic and political organizations make informed decisions.
The Aborginal Community Gathering was hosted by the City of Saskatoon, in partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) and Central Urban Métis Federation (CUMFI). We met with Aboriginal residents and governments, First Nation land holders and other interested citizens to provide an overview of the Aboriginal programs and services currently offered, and to seek input to ensure they best meet the needs of the community as Saskatoon is home to an increasing Aboriginal population.
Stay tuned for more information on next steps!
For more information, please contact:
Gilles Dorval, Director of Aboriginal Relations
City of Saskatoon