PROCLAMATION: National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21, 2021
the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury acknowledges the rich culture, heritage and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada; and
the Town of BWG recognizes the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples as the original inhabitants of the land where we stand. Through this acknowledgement, we underline that the fundamental strength of our community lies in our unique racial, ethno-cultural and Indigenous diversity; and
the Town of BWG council and the people of this town are committed to creating an inclusive society, and we both seek and welcome opportunities to strengthen ties with our Indigenous communities; and
we support the aims of truth and reconciliation, to shine light on the tragic legacy of the treatment of Indigenous people in Canada including in residential schools, and to commemorate the survivors, their families and their communities.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim June 21, 2021 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.