Mushkegowuk Council & City of Timmins promote collaboration 
August 27, 2020 - The City of Timmins and the Mushkegowuk Council are happy to announce that following the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding in February of 2020, a good deal of collaborative work is underway and a joint work plan has been developed to guide respective efforts into the future.

The Mushkegowuk-Timmins Relationship Agreement recognizes the need to develop stronger relationships to build more vibrant communities and to foster positive socio-economic outcomes that will benefit all partners. To that end, the work plan focuses on addressing a number of critical issues, including pursuing joint economic development opportunities, building meaningful relationships with the community and businesses, as well as collaborating on a campaign to reduce the flow of illicit drugs into Mushkegowuk communities.

“Throughout every year, in various ways such as regional conferences, gatherings, purchasing, tournaments, etc., the citizens of the Mushkegowuk communities contribute millions of dollars to the Timmins and area economy and it only makes sense for us to find ways to benefit from the wealth also. We are optimistic that this Relationship Agreement with Timmins will produce some good results within the foreseeable future,” says Mushkegowuk Council’s Executive Director Ernest Beck.

“At this point, we have had a number of constructive meetings to identify the key areas of the Relationship Agreement that will lead to joint activity in short term,” said Dave Landers, CAO at the City of Timmins. “The City has invited the Timmins Economic Development Corporation and the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board to participate in the meetings, and they have added greatly to the plan development.”

The Mushkegowuk-Timmins Relationship Agreement Memorandum recognizes and respects that Timmins is situated in Treaty 9 and respects the Spirit and Intent of the Treaty, including the oral agreements between the Crown and First Nations. It also recognizes there is a growing population in Timmins of Mushkegowuk citizens that desire social, economic and cultural growth, while promoting a healthy environment and addressing racism.
Posted by Heather Duhn On 8/27/2020 at 3:25 PM  

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