The City of Sault Ste. Marie is joining communities across Canada to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. The City wishes to recognize the contributions of Batchewana
First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Métis Nation of Ontario, Missanabie Cree First Nation and all Indigenous Peoples.
“National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important opportunity to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples,” said Mayor Christian Provenzano. “Sault Ste. Marie is in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which our community is located in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe. Strengthening the relationship between communities and cultural groups will benefit all of us and lead to a more resilient area, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie is committed this relationship moving forward.”
As part of its recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the City is announcing that the FutureSSM final report, A Common Cause and New Direction for Sault Ste. Marie, has been translated to Ojibwe and is available at FutureSSM.com.
“An overarching goal of the FutureSSM project is to advance the relationship with Indigenous peoples and to celebrate our history, natural and cultural heritage and diverse identities,” said Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services. “Translating this document is just one example of undertaking inclusive practices that seek meaningful engagement and participation.”