Printer VersionFIRST NATIONS RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the Strathcona Regional District offices located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed the Chair called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Chair:M. JackKa:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations
Director:J. ColborneVillage of Zeballos
Directors:K. DahlCity of Campbell River
 R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
  M. VoneschCortes Island (Electoral Area B)


          
 
FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Chair acknowledged that we are located on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 25/24

THAT the agenda for the May 8, 2024 regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 26/24

THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee held on March 13, 2024 be adopted. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Indigenous Awareness Campaigns In May 2024
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 27/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrator be Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Director Davis joined the meeting.
 
Indigenous Hockey Camp
 
Mawhinney/Colborne: FNRC 28/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrator be Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 29/24

THAT the Committee recommend that Board consider a regional grant in aid of $1,000 to assist with the cost of the Indigenous Hockey Camp, and;

THAT the Committee recommend that Board consider potential SRD staff resources as an in-kind contribution to assist with the cost of the Indigenous Hockey Camp.
   CARRIED
 
First Nations Reconciliation Framework Process
 
Colborne/Davis: FNRC 30/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrator be Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
CORRESPONDENCE
 
Nootka Island Land Claim
 
Colborne/Mawhinney: FNRC 31/24

THAT the April 2024 media release entitled "We are still here. Nuchatlaht First Nation Wins Historic BC Title Claim" be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Totem Raising Ceremony
 
Mawhinney/Colborne: FNRC 32/24

THAT the invitation to attend the Mowachacht/Muchalaht totem raising ceremony in Gold River on May 22, 2024 be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
 
CLOSED SESSION
 
Colborne/Davis: FNRC 33/24

THAT the report from the Chief Administrator be Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
Colborne/Dahl: FNRC 34/24

THAT the meeting be closed to the public to consider matters deemed to fall within the parameters of subsections 90(1)(n),(o), (k), and 90(2)(b) of the Community Charter.
   CARRIED
 
RECONVENE
 
The Committee reconvened in public at 1:45 p.m.
 
TERMINATION
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: FNRC 41/24

THAT the May 8, 2024 regular meeting of the First Nations Relations Committee be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 1:45 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair



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Corporate Officer