City to sign agreement with Doig River First Nation

The city of Fort St. John will be signing its first ever Memorandum of Understanding with a First Nation group.

Mayor Bruce Lantz says the signing of a MOU is typically done for ceremonial purposes, however, it opens the doors for further discussions between the two signing parties.

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Lantz says signing this first MOU shows that the city recognizes the various communities surrounding the city, including the Doig River, and that the two can create a partnership to discuss any issues or problems that arise.

He says this will probably provide a platform for other First Nations communities around the city to have similar understandings.

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The MOU between the Doig River First Nation and the City will be signed on Aug. 13 at Centennial Park.

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