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Minutes of the meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Strathcona Regional District offices located at #301-990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed the Chair called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. with the following directors physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Chair:K. JulesKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations
Directors:J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
 K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
Alt. Director:M. ThaysenCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 for M. Vonesch


          
 
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Colborne/Davis: FNRC 15/23

THAT the agenda for the February 22, 2023 regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
 
Davis/Mawhinney: FNRC 16/23

THAT the minutes of the inaugural meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on January 25, 2023 be adopted. [Item]
   
 
FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Chair acknowledged that we are located on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Summary of Work Completed - First Nations Relations Committee
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 17/23

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
First Nations Territorial Acknowledgement
 
Colborne/Davis: FNRC 18/23

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Colborne/Dahl: FNRC 19/23

That the Committee recommend the following territorial acknowledgment to the Board for use on formal documents, written and online communication.

The Strathcona Regional District respectfully acknowledges that our corporate office and the Strathcona Garden Recreational Complex are located on the traditional unceded territory of the Ligwidaw people. We also recognize that we operate within the traditional, treaty and unceded territories of the Ehattesaht, Homalco, Ka:'yu:'k't'h' I Che: k'tles7et'h Klahoose, K'omoks, Mowachaht Muchalaht, Nuchatlaht, Tlowitsis, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations, and

THAT Corporate Policy CP-031 be amended accordingly.
   CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
 
Ka:yu:kth/Che:ktles7eth First Nations Tourism
 
Mawhinney/Colborne: FNRC 20/23

THAT the February 13, 2023 media release from the Island Coastal Economic Trust regarding the strategic tourism acquisition by the Ka:yu:kth/Che:ktles7eth First Nations be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Colborne/Dahl: FNRC 21/23

THAT the February 22, 2023 regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 10:08 a.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer