Truth and Reconciliation

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On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Council adopted its first ever Indigenous Land Acknowledgement as a step towards reconciliation in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action released in 2015.

North Grenville's Land Acknowledgement: 

The Municipality of North Grenville acknowledges that the Municipality operates on the un-ceded, and unsurrendered territory of the Anishnabek. We honour the historic relationship of the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat peoples to this land.

We recognize all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit who now call North Grenville their home. We respect and support the need for cultivating a strong relationship with all Indigenous peoples and we look forward to continuing this conversation and fostering the path towards reconciliation.

The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to a meaningful reconciliation process, which will include engagement of the Indigenous community to better understand the actions that need to be taken. The Municipality, in partnership with the Indigenous advisory firm First Peoples Group and community partners, is currently creating a reconciliation framework. The process includes assessing current policies, procedures, and strategic documents through a reconciliation lens.

Truth and Reconciliation

We can all take steps to raise understanding about residential schools and their ongoing effect on Indigenous Peoples.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) published its final report in 2015 to create a historical account of the residential schools, help people to heal, and encourage reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.

The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to carefully reviewing and implementing recommendations outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) Calls to Action. Several recommendations from the 2015 Commission were focused on the role that municipal governments can play.

This includes:

  • Training on Indigenous issues for municipal staff and Council
  • Raising of the Every Child Matters Flag on September 30th
  • Recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day on Novemeber 8th, to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis to Canada’s war efforts and peacekeeping missions.
  • Development of a land acknowledgment, in consultation with local Indigenous leaders and expected for early 2022
  • Public engagement sessions with indigenous and non-indigenous community members
  • November 2022
    • Statement from Mayor Nancy Peckford on Indigenous Veterans Day

      Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on behalf of Council for Indigenous Veterans Day: On behalf of the Municipality of North Grenville and Members of Council, I would like to take this opportunity to honour the contributions and sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Metis in...

  • September 2022
    • North Grenville to Recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

      NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – On September 30th at 12:00pm, North Grenville’s Council will raise the Every Child Matters Flag to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Indigenous community members, members of the public, students, families and Municipal Staff are warmly invited to attend this...

  • June 2022
    • North Grenville Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day

      NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2022, a day to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. National Indigenous History Month is recognized annually across...

  • May 2022
    • North Grenville Seeking Public Input on Reconciliation Framework

      The Municipality is inviting the community to participate in the development of a Reconciliation Framework. A community engagement session will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44).

  • February 2022
  • September 2021
  • July 2021
    • Mayor Nancy Peckford’s Statement for Canada Day

      Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the follwing statement in the lead up to Canada Day: Take the Time to Learn more.  It’s been a difficult year and many of us are looking forward to Canada Day. This year, there is no doubt that Canada Day should be one of reflection and remembrance. It’s an opportunity for all of...

  • June 2021
    • North Grenville Recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day

      NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – North Grenville’s Municipal Council wishes to take this opportunity to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day. This, June 21, 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis...

    • North Grenville Recognizes Indigenous History Month

      NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – National Indigenous History Month is recognized annually across Canada for the month of June. “North Grenville’s Municipal Council would like to take this opportunity to recognize the unique heritage, cultures and traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples across...

  • May 2021
  • September 2020
    • Statement from Mayor Nancy Peckford on Orange Shirt Day

      NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on behalf of Council for Orange Shirt Day: September 30th has been declared annual Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm that the residential school system imposed upon Indigenous children’s sense of identity,...

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