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CITY HIRES NEW INDIGENOUS RELATIONS ADVISOR

Posted on Tuesday September 04, 2018

The City of Yellowknife is pleased to announce that Maggie Mercredi has assumed the newly established position of Indigenous Relations Advisor with the City. Maggie is Denesoline, and resides in Yellowknife, her home.

As Indigenous Relations Advisor, Maggie will provide guidance on how the City can enhance relationships with Indigenous peoples and governments, and embed reconciliation into our core practices and decision-making – from programs, to services and strategies.

“The City of Yellowknife is actively working towards reconciliation and enhancing inclusion for Indigenous people to be empowered to apply for positions within the City of Yellowknife and on City Council, and to fully engage in City services and civic life,” says Mayor Mark Heyck. “Maggie will enhance our work as leaders and role models in our relations with Indigenous people, groups, organizations and governments. A focus on reconciliation is at the heart of this beautiful City, built on Chief Drygeese Territory, home to many Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from across Canada.”

Working towards this goal, Maggie will make recommendations on the City’s core practices and the decision-making procedures, working with internal and external partners, in support of reconciliation and inclusiveness.

Maggie is also tasked with coordinating the development of an “Action Plan on Reconciliation” to be utilized by all City of Yellowknife departments. She will work closely with other urban centres on the development of a Coalition of Support and together develop best practices to further bring about reconciliation with municipal governments and Indigenous people.

“Reconciliation happens when we build bridges, honour our relationships and commit to changes together,” said Maggie. “I want to work closely with City Departments, Indigenous governments, coalition groups and organizations, to build upon the current working relationship we have and collectively create a plan that will bring our communities together.”

Please feel free to connect with Maggie at 867-920-5693 or email her at mmercredi@yellowknife.ca

Media is requested to contact Communications at communications@yellowknife.ca

 

 

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For more information:

Iman Kassam
Communications and Economic Development Officer
City of Yellowknife
communications@yellowknife.ca
867-920-5600

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4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

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