City of Regina and Carry the Kettle sign Memorandum of Understanding
Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation and the City of Regina are formalizing their commitment to a long-term relationship and to mutual economic growth through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This involves working towards a Municipal Services Agreement that could lead to a designated urban reserve and development in the northwest area of Regina.
"It was a dream that a lot of our people always talked about," Chief Brady says, "A priority for myself as chief is to ensure that I could provide economic reconciliation not only with the City of Regina, but for a lot of the employment for my membership."
Regina City Council unanimously endorsed the MOU at its City Council meeting on February 10, 2021. While the MOU does not create any binding obligations, it does set out common objectives and guidelines that promote prosperity through collaboration, mutual respect, trust and open communication.
“Today’s MOU provides a framework of mutual respect that will help strengthen the important relationship between Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation and the City of Regina,” says Mayor Sandra Masters. “I’m looking forward to working with Chief O’Watch in coming years, and to making progress on our shared interest in both social and economic development.”
Carry the Kettle owns 300 acres of vacant land in northwest Regina that they are interested in developing. The land is located near Armour Road, east of Courtney Street.