gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč,  I am grateful and honoured to live work and play in the water, on the land and through the forests that are the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation

‘Commit to Reconciliation and meaningful partnership with local First Nations’

Wendy is very proud of council’s commitment to meaningful actions toward reconciliation and decolonization. There is a ton of work to do and striving towards reconciliation needs to weave through all we do as a community. Here are actions taken this term towards the ongoing work of reconciliation:

  • Reconciliation is one of the four cardinal directions of the new Official Community Plan
  • Adoption of the Cultural Heritage Policy – K’omoks First Nation’s standards and procedures for the management of archaeological sites
  • Unanimous adoption of Wendy’s resolution regarding becoming an Anti-Racist city and including training to council during the orientation process
  • Unanimous adoption of Wendy’s resolution on Anti-Discrimination and Response to Act of Hate
  • Partnership with K’omoks First Nation and Project Watershed on the Kus kus sum project, to restore the site to pre-colonial state with K’omoks First Nation to have majority ownership of the site
  • Advocacy on the Regional District Board to development of a Reconciliation Framework
  • Regular collaboration and consultation with K’omoks First Nation council regarding common projects and initiatives, infrastructure, archaeological protections, and relationship building