Indigenous Engagement

We need meaningful, authentic engagement with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to ensure:

  • Access to culturally safe services and programs delivered by the Region
  • Consultation on land use planning and capital works projects
  • Promotion and celebration of Indigenous cultural identities and heritage
  • Support for economic growth of Indigenous-owned businesses and Nations

Safety and well-being

In 2021, Wendy Sturgeon and local Indigenous organizations wrote Mno Bmaadziwin: Living the Good and Healthy Life.

This report informs Niagara's Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. This plan identifies priorities and opportunities to improve safety and well-being in Niagara.


There were three main recommendations from the Mno Bmaadziwin report.

  • Establish a joint roundtable with Niagara Indigenous Community Executives, Niagara Region Corporate Leadership Team and senior leaders from Niagara Region Police Service
  • Make a formal public statement on our intention to address systemic racism within all our systems as it pertains to Indigenous people
  • Hold a joint summit of all the Indigenous agencies' boards of directors and Niagara Region councillors


Brian Kon
Indigenous Relations Advisor
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Indigenous Perspectives Docuseries

The Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre produced a docuseries highlighting Indigenous history in Niagara.

In 2021, Niagara Region created a mandatory course for all staff which includes the viewing of this locally-developed docuseries.

Local Indigenous history and resources

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