Regional Distribution Centre, Northern Logistics

Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord Continues to Flourish

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug first came together with Lac Seul First Nation and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout through the First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) in November 2013. In 2015, the Friendship Accord First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development office was opened providing space for all partners to work together and to continue to flourish.

The Friendship Accord was drafted to provide the overall framework upon which the Municipality would build agreements and action plans in partnership with First Nation governments and people. This principle-based relationship agreement between First Nation communities, people in Sioux Lookout Area, and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, establishes commitments and objectives and provides the framework for the development under the following pillars; Resource Development; Emergency Preparedness & Waste Management, Education and Youth, Social, Housing, Health and Community, and Tourism, Commerce, Sports and Special Event.

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout has proclaimed 2017 to be a “year of truth and reconciliation” and the Mayor’s Committee on Truth and Reconciliation was established just another example of the work being accomplished under the Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is located 270 miles north of Sioux Lookout.

For more information, contact: Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager – 807-738-2122 or edm@siouxlookout.ca

THUNDER BAY, ON - On Mar. 3, 2017, they marked another historic signing of the Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord adding the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug to circle and is the continuation of work undertaken in the past four years. The Friendship Accord originated on June 21, 2012, during National Aboriginal Day, when the Municipality of Sioux Lookout signed the first historic agreement with its closest neighbours, Lac Seul and Slate Falls First Nations. The continued expansion of the Friendship Accord which included Cat Lake First Nation in 2013.