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The city of Saskatoon has a new communications guide aimed at improving and building better relationships with organizations. (CBC) Employees at City Hall in Saskatoon have a new guide to follow as they work to build better relationships with Indigenous organizations across the province.

Today, city officials and leaders from a number of Indigenous organizations unveiled Saskatoon’s new communication guide called ayisīnowak, a Cree word meaning the people are talking to each other.

"The journey of reconciliation will take time, open hearts, and open minds," said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. "We all have different norms and practices for building relationships and conducting affairs. If we are open to learning and respecting each other’s protocols and practices, we will grow stronger as individuals and as a community. This guide is an important step in our reconciliation journey." Officials gathered in Saskatoon today to unveil the guide, part of the city’s response to the Commission. (CBC) City effort a shining example

The guide flows from the work that Saskatoon is doing to respond to the 94 Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The 56-page guide helps city workers find new understanding, respect and of Indigenous culture as they try to build new and effective relationship.

"We have to understand one another to respect one another," said Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Bobby Cameron.

Cameron suggested that the guide represents a good start and suggested that it is now up to leaders to keep moving forward so that everyone begins to understand Indigenous culture.

"We have to go together hand in hand to the schools to different sectors, different organizations and say, ‘Here is how we are working together, here is how we are partnering.’ It’s about protocol, communication and respect." Guide centred on Cree […]

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