WMFN, PRRD enter MOU outlining future approach to common issues

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between West Moberly First Nations and the …

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between West Moberly First Nations and the Peace River Regional District Board has laid out the future of their partnership.

The PRRD says the agreement explains how the entities will tackle common issues and communication processes.

“We are excited about entering into an MOU with the PRRD. We have been neighbours with each other for a long time,” says Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations.

“We share many concerns, ideas and have similar wants and needs, so an MOU seems the next logical step moving forward.”

The MOU sets the purpose of meetings to facilitate understanding of roles and obligations regarding local issues and develop an understanding of potential impacts resulting from each party’s activities, said the PRRD.

PRRD Board Chair Brad Sperling says both have very common interests and have worked together for many years, but the MOU provides the groundwork for the future.

“The MOU really sets out how we will continue to collaborate for the benefit of both parties and all who live within the Peace River Regional District. On behalf of the Regional District Board, I am proud and excited to continue to work together, and now as we move forward, we will do so under this MOU with West Moberly First Nations,” said Sperling.

The MOU notes that the signatories agree to a need for cooperation, trust and respect, said the PRRD.

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