Municipal-Indigenous Partnerships

Municipal governments have been called to take action in promoting reconciliation. SUMA encourages urban governments to engage in reconciliation, and calls on the federal and provincial governments to commit to work, in conjunction with Indigenous organizations, to create new tools to encourage regional cooperation between urban municipalities, rural municipalities, and First Nations; develop materials on fostering economic development between urban municipalities, rural municipalities, and First Nations; and work on information to provide guidance on creating urban reserves, and best practices.

SUMA's full Truth and Reconcilation policy can be found here.


Hometown Partnerships

Municipalities and Indigenous peoples across Saskatchewan are continuing to work together to create economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in their communities. This page aims to showcase successful partnerships between Indigenous and municipal governments, while highlighting lessons learned and key steps to success.

If your hometown has partnered with an Indigenous community for a mutually collaborative project, let us know at

  • Sacichawasihc Relationship Agreement: City of North Battleford, Town of Battleford, Moosomin, Sweetgrass, Saulteaux, and Little Pine First Nations, and Lucky Man Cree Nation ​


Videos: SUMA

SUMA Convention 2018: Illuminating the Path to Reconcilliation


SUMA Convention 2020: Leadership Lessons from Tristen Durocher’s 44 Day Fast


MuniCast Podcast Episodes

Season 2 Episode 5: Collaborative Governance Strategies with Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Reconciliation is a commonly heard buzzword in municipal governance, but what does a commitment to reconciliation really look like? Episode 5 of MuniCast sits down with University of Winnipeg academic Niigaanwewidam Sinclair to discuss how your community can work collaboratively with First Nation partners. Discussing how communities can work to support their partners and make a commitment to honour the treaties of Saskatchewan, this special 40-minute episode covers tough topics in a respectful way.



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