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Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, regional district and City of Prince George sign updated MOU

June 23, 2024
Prince George Mayor Simon Yu, Lheidli T’ennech Chief Dolleen Logan, and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George chair Lara Beckett sign a memorandum of understanding.

NationTalk: Prince George Daily News – On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Prince George, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG), and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (LTFN) came together to sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The signing took place at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park as part of the 2024 National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) celebrations.

The original MOU between the three organizations was signed in 2017. Updates to the 2017 agreement were proposed during the 2023 Government to Government (G2G) forum, where elected officials from all three organizations reviewed and suggested edits. One key addition is the agreement for the parties to meet formally as staffs, councils, and governments no less than once per year.

The changes to the MOU ensure it reflects current priorities and that its terms and conditions remain relevant to all three parties.

“I am glad we have been able to bolster our collaboration and strengthen our relationship with Lheidli T’enneh through this updated MOU,” said Mayor Simon Yu. “This agreement signifies our commitment to working together for the betterment of our community.”

“We have made strong relationships a staple of everything we do for our Nation and members,” said Chief Dolleen Logan, on behalf of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. “Through on-going discussions with both the City of Prince George and Regional District of Fraser Fort George, we identified opportunities to strengthen our joint commitments, ensuring all parties remain at the table to progress mutually beneficial opportunities.”

Regional District Fraser-Fort George Board Chair Lara Beckett said the signing represents the commitment to ongoing partnership.

“Today we are reaffirming our commitment to work alongside our partners, the Lheidli T’enneh and the City of Prince George,” she said.

“We are guided in our work by a core set of shared values of trust, mutual respect, open listening, cooperation and understanding.”