Ethics of ReconciliationCouncillor’s Corner - Wednesday September, 20, 2017
Well back into the swing of things full force at council. Today I am in Kapuskasing for the Ethics of Reconciliation Conference and tonight we have our regular council meeting. Tomorrow is the facilitation meeting with Luc Denault.
The Ethics of Reconciliation Conference invited Maya Chacaby, a distinguished speaker informed in this area of expertise. The workshop itself has been accredited through the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Seminar will assist participants in strengthening the process of engagement with Indigenous people through trauma-informed practices. I will write about the seminar in next week’s article. As stated in the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report, “reconciliation is not an Indigenous problem; it is a Canadian one” and this conference is one way that we can learn how to solve our problem.
The meeting with Luc Denault will be mostly a closed session meeting tomorrow. Luc Denault as you recall did a presentation to council back in February and discussed some of the strategies that Smooth Rock Falls implemented during their community’s struggles. We have hired Mr. Denault to do an independent audit on our community to give us advice and suggestions on what advantages or opportunities we are missing and to help forge a plan to implement workable strategies. I look forward to this facilitation meeting and working with Luc.
We at council got new official township email addresses, my new address is firstname.lastname@example.org please update it in your records. I will still be using my previous email address for about another month as this new email is made known.
This is the link to Maya Chacaby’s business and tells much about the work that she is passionate about: http://www.amikobiin.com/home.html