Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Accord Initiative Project (2005-2006)
The Accord Initiative
The Accord Initiative was created by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee in response to the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal Peoples residing in Edmonton. The project produced several historic documents and the first-of-its-kind Urban Aboriginal Accord
To continue on its journey of building good relations with Aboriginal people - in the spirit and intent of the Accord - the City established the permanent Aboriginal Relations Office.
In keeping with cultural traditions, the City of Edmonton acknowledges that the work of the Accord Initiative took place within traditional Treaty 6 territory.
The Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Community Dialogue Process
The Accord was the result of the Urban Aboriginal Community Dialogue Process, which began in October of 2005. The process was Aboriginal community-led, inclusive of all interested individuals and organizations, and guided by an Elder's Circle. It provided opportunities for Aboriginal people to voice their opinions and to identify their priorities. Community Leaders' Gatherings, Action Circles, and a Community Gathering were held as part of this process.
Your City, Your Voice
The Your City, Your Voice Report reflect the many voices of Aboriginal people heard during the dialogue process.
Elders are held in high regard and are able to provide advice and knowledge that will benefit all Edmontonians, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. The importance of Elder involvement was identified by the community, so the Elders Circle was formed to provide wisdom and advisement throughout the dialogue process.
Edmonton City Council's Aboriginal Declaration
Edmonton City Council's Declaration sets out the belief statements that are the foundation for the building of stronger relationships between the City of Edmonton and Aboriginal people who make Edmonton their home.
Aboriginal Edmonton Accord Initiative Newsletter
Aboriginal Edmonton - Fall 2006
Aboriginal Edmonton - Spring 2006
Aboriginal Edmonton - Fall 2005
Aboriginal Edmonton - Summer 2005
Aboriginal Edmonton - Winter 2005
For more information:
Aboriginal Relations Office
Suite 901, Scotia Place, Tower 2
10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8