At their meeting last night Flin Flon City Council approved the attendance of Councilor Colleen Arnold at the Northern Urban Reserves, Municipalities and Economic Development Forum in Thompson April 9th and 10th co-sponsored by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and Look North. The forum will focus on building respectful relationships and partnering between Indigenous Communities and Municipalities in northern Manitoba through networking and the sharing of data and information, success stories, best practices and lessons learned. The Look North Indigenous Economy Report will also be launched at the forum and it will feature a presentation by Rural Development Institute that highlights the Indigenous contribution in northern Manitoba. The forum will also be attended by the Regional Economic Development Officer and Community Futures Greenstone.
Councilor Colleen McKee noted it is important for members of Council to go out and make their presence felt at these types of events and then come back with the information they gathered to help improve our community.