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Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee

 

​The City of Lethbridge acknowledges that we are gathered on the lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian Plains and pays respect to the Blackfoot people past, present and future while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land.  The City of Lethbridge is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Mandate

The Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee will act as an advisory committee to City Council on issues relating to reconciliation. The Committee will champion the Reconciliation Implementation Plan as it pertains to the City of Lethbridge, and within the Lethbridge community to promote mutual understanding and support for the urban Indigenous community and the municipality’s relationship with the Blackfoot Confederacy and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. In the event the Committee is required to report to City Council, it will report to the Cultural & Social Standing Policy Committee.


Meetings

Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee meets in person as well as offering a hybrid meeting format, by utilizing Microsoft TEAMS, for anyone who needs to attend virtually. 

Public participation is welcome in the form of written or verbal submissions, and may request to attend virtually via Microsoft TEAMS. The Committee may invite external experts to present information on a topic before them. 

For information on participation, contact committee@lethbridge.ca

Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month from 9 AM - 11:30 AM. 


Meeting Schedule

​​Meeting Documents

​January 21, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​February 18, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​March 18, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​April 14, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​May 20, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​June 17, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​August 19, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​September 16, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​October 21, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​November 25, 2022
Agenda
Minutes
​December 16, 2022
Agenda
​Minutes

For information outside this timeframe, contact the Office of the City Clerk at committee@lethbridge.ca. General inquiries can be directed to Lethbridge 311. 

Who is on the Committee?

Committee Member

Date of Appointment

​Term Expiration

Marcia Black Water

Education Sector Representative

April 2019

Reappointed January 2021

December 31, 2022

Melanie Morrow

Education Sector Representative

January 2022 

December 31, 2023

Cyndi Bester, Co-Chair

Business Sector Representative

January 2020 

​December 31, 2022


​Treena Tallow, Co-Chair
Indigenous Community Representative

​August 2018

​December 31, 2024*

​Rachel Hoof
Indigenous Community Representative

​March 2021

​December 31, 2022*

​Katie Jo Rabbit
Indigenous Community Representative

​August 2018

​December 31, 2024*

Elaine Creighton Fox
Indigenous Community Representative

​January 2022

​December 31, 2024

Hank Shade
Indigenous Community Representative

January 2022

December 31, 2024

​Sara Townsend

Citizen at Large

​January 2021

​December 31, 2022

​Patrick Wilson
Citizen at Large

​October 2018
Reappointed January 2021

​December 31, 2022

​Blaine Hyggen
Mayor


Ryan Parker
Deputy Mayor


​Vacant
Indigenous Community Representative



Vacant
Indigenous Community Representative



​Vacant

Education Sector Representative

​Vacant
Education Sector Representative

Vacant
Business Sector Representative

*indicates partial term due to mid-year appointment date


​Staff Liaisons 

Stephanie Parsonage, Legislative Services Assistant
stephanie.parsonage@lethbridge.ca

Echo Nowak, Indigenous Relations Specialist
echo.nowak@lethbridge.ca


Governing Documents

Terms of Reference

  • The Terms of Reference set the mandate, composition and duties of the committee.

Reconciliation Implementation Plan 

 Strategic Workshop Report

  • This document provides the Strategic Focus of the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee.


Community Initiatives

Check back again for information on other community initiatives we are involved in.    


Agendas & Minutes - Previous Years