On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors and our Staff, we recognise and celebrate that today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. We acknowledge that our Chamber is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
Through the Chamber’s strategic plan, the pillar of Indigenous Economic growth has been highlighted. Through the formation of our Indigenous Economic Growth Committee, our board and staff are committed to fostering partnerships with indigenous stakeholders, facilitating open dialogues and ensuring all perspectives are heard and respected.
This month the Chamber will be participating in Indigenous Awareness training, hosted by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. This training is designed to provide background about the culture and history of Indigenous and Metis peoples here in Saskatchewan. As we move through all the levels of this course, the training will focus on an in depth look at HR practices, forming business relationships with Indigenous organizations and cultural traditions.
It is through your Chamber’s renewed commitment to economic reconciliation that we reaffirm that we are allies to our Indigenous business community. Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, is a time for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nation, Inuit and Metis peoples. We encourage all of our members to learn about reconciliation and what that means to you. To your Chamber reconciliation is about Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians working together to create a new, shared future based on:
With economic reconciliation front of mind, your Chamber will continue to work on providing value to all of our Indigenous business members. As we work together in the name of reconciliation, we must all remember, we are all Treaty People.