CRD task force steps up First Nations engagement

A trio of Capital regional directors make up a new chair’s task force to explore governance relationships with area First Nations

A trio of Capital regional directors make up a new chair’s task force to explore governance relationships with area First Nations.

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor and Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto will do “emissary-type work, going out and listening to and speaking to First Nation groups,” said CRD chair Nils Jensen.

“It fulfills the direction of the board to move forward building bridges with First Nations,” he said, adding the new task force is a direct reflection of the last CRD board’s desire to create a governance relationship with local First Nations

“This is the first step in that, for the CRD to reach out to the First Nations and get their views on how best to co-ordinate their interests and aspirations with the CRD.”

The CRD board approved the appointment of the special task force on First Nations engagement to meet with CRD First Nations to develop options for bringing First Nations into the CRD governance framework and report back to the chair and governance committee within 12 months.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Heritage Fair at Ecole Willows

Research involved accessing primary research sources from Oak Bay Archives

Oak Bay celebrates Willows’ trusted and loved crossing guard

Margaret Hill showered with love on her 70th birthday

Cops corral pig on the loose in Cordova Bay

Pig was trotting towards Pat Bay Highway from Cordova Ridge

Celebrate Earth Day with Surfrider

Beach cleanup and social gathering Sunday at Clover Point

BCSPCA’s proposed limits on chickens go too far: urban food advocate

Capping the number of hens at 12 an unnecessary solution, Aaren Topley tells Victoria council

Party send-off for The Nose Knows

Controversial art on its way to public exhibition in Palm Springs, California

Spring Home Show this weekend in Colwood

West Shore Parks and Recreation will be transformed to showcase everything home related

Unions set for national strike against CP Rail

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Accused in B.C. school stabbing found unfit to stand trial

Decision will put hold on upcoming trial for Gabriel Klein

Producer, DJ Avicii found dead at 28

Swedish-born artist Tim Bergling, was found in Muscat, Oman

Updated: Cars lined up around the block as gas hits 109.9 in B.C. city

The gas wars continue in Vernon, B.C. with prices as low as $109.9 in North Okanagan

Trudeau ends 3-country tour with global reputation, alliances intact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds footing on the world stage after China and India controversies

Most Read