Indigenous Commemorative Framework

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The Town of Banff is developing an Indigenous Framework with an emphasis on building relationships, education and action, to be a guiding policy document to assist the municipality in being respectful, cooperative, and active partners in the process of reconciliation.

Working in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, the Town of Banff Indigenous Framework focuses on proposed policy and key actions that the Town of Banff as an organization can champion to sustain the active and shared process of reconciliation through listening to, learning from, and acting on ways forward together with Indigenous communities in planning, advising, and decision-making.

The Framework provides an overarching, principles-based approach to support the consistent application of the Indigenous Knowledge in policy development, project consultation and regulatory decisions while recognizing regional, cultural, and distinctions-based approaches to Indigenous Knowledge.

Development of the Framework

The draft Framework has been built on dialogue with Indigenous communities dating back to 2019, through formal and informal relationships with Elders, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, as well as information gathering from research and discussions with community leaders, consultation advisors, and academic professionals. The Town of Banff provided funding to support the creation of the Framework.

Hector Crawler with Juliette de GaulthierBenefits of the Framework

The Framework provides the following benefits:

  • It guides the respectful, consistent, and effective consideration and greater understanding of Indigenous worldviews along with opportunities to reflect on the shared foundations and history of traditional territory through communication, ceremony, practices, and capacity building.
  • It promotes leadership-to-leadership relationships with elected officials, leadership and elected First Nations and Indigenous leaders.
  • It ensures Town of Banff staff and council working with Indigenous knowledge understand the expectations of Indigenous rights holders and traditional knowledge keepers.
  • It ensures better understanding of Indigenous communities through strengthening relationships, learning opportunities, and by fostering open engagement and continuous dialogue.

Download this Draft document and provide any suggested changes or additions to randall.mckay@banff.ca by February 3, 2023.

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Strategic Alignment
3.0 Guiding Principles0
4.0 Objectives
5.0 Key Actions and Commitments
6.0 Implementation
7.0 Acknowledgements
8.0 References and Resources Consulted

APPENDIX A Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX B Map of First Nations Reserves and Metis Settlements
APPENDIX C Treaty No. 7
APPENDIX D Land Acknowledgements
APPENDIX E Cultural Protocols
APPENDIX F Treaty 7 First Nations Blackfoot Confederacy
APPENDIX G Treaty 7 First Nations Stoney Nakoda Nation
APPENDIX H Treaty 7 First Nations Tsuut’ina Nation
APPENDIX I The Métis Nation in Alberta
APPENDIX J Ktunaxa Nation
APPENDIX K Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation

The Town of Banff is developing an Indigenous Framework with an emphasis on building relationships, education and action, to be a guiding policy document to assist the municipality in being respectful, cooperative, and active partners in the process of reconciliation.

Working in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, the Town of Banff Indigenous Framework focuses on proposed policy and key actions that the Town of Banff as an organization can champion to sustain the active and shared process of reconciliation through listening to, learning from, and acting on ways forward together with Indigenous communities in planning, advising, and decision-making.

The Framework provides an overarching, principles-based approach to support the consistent application of the Indigenous Knowledge in policy development, project consultation and regulatory decisions while recognizing regional, cultural, and distinctions-based approaches to Indigenous Knowledge.

Development of the Framework

The draft Framework has been built on dialogue with Indigenous communities dating back to 2019, through formal and informal relationships with Elders, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, as well as information gathering from research and discussions with community leaders, consultation advisors, and academic professionals. The Town of Banff provided funding to support the creation of the Framework.

Hector Crawler with Juliette de GaulthierBenefits of the Framework

The Framework provides the following benefits:

  • It guides the respectful, consistent, and effective consideration and greater understanding of Indigenous worldviews along with opportunities to reflect on the shared foundations and history of traditional territory through communication, ceremony, practices, and capacity building.
  • It promotes leadership-to-leadership relationships with elected officials, leadership and elected First Nations and Indigenous leaders.
  • It ensures Town of Banff staff and council working with Indigenous knowledge understand the expectations of Indigenous rights holders and traditional knowledge keepers.
  • It ensures better understanding of Indigenous communities through strengthening relationships, learning opportunities, and by fostering open engagement and continuous dialogue.

Download this Draft document and provide any suggested changes or additions to randall.mckay@banff.ca by February 3, 2023.

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Strategic Alignment
3.0 Guiding Principles0
4.0 Objectives
5.0 Key Actions and Commitments
6.0 Implementation
7.0 Acknowledgements
8.0 References and Resources Consulted

APPENDIX A Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX B Map of First Nations Reserves and Metis Settlements
APPENDIX C Treaty No. 7
APPENDIX D Land Acknowledgements
APPENDIX E Cultural Protocols
APPENDIX F Treaty 7 First Nations Blackfoot Confederacy
APPENDIX G Treaty 7 First Nations Stoney Nakoda Nation
APPENDIX H Treaty 7 First Nations Tsuut’ina Nation
APPENDIX I The Métis Nation in Alberta
APPENDIX J Ktunaxa Nation
APPENDIX K Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation

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