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City & First Nation Agreements

The City of Regina has entered agreements or memorandums of understanding with several First Nations groups. This page contains summaries of those agreements and links to the news releases and backgrounders released at the time of those announcements.

City of Regina and File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council

Updated Protocol Declaration of Understanding (June 5, 2007)

The intent of the Protocol Declaration of Understanding is to formalize a constructive working relationship between the City of Regina and the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), with the ultimate goal to improve the quality of life for Urban First Nations people residing within Regina.

The original declaration was entered into in 1998. The updated version renews the commitment of both parties and increases the scope of the document to address emerging issues such as urban reserves, cooperation on service delivery and enhancing communication and consultations.

News Release   for the Protocol Declaration of Understanding between City of Regina and FHQTC

Backgrounder   for the Protocol Declaration of Understanding between City of Regina and FHQTC  

City of Regina and Piapot First Nation

Municipal Services and Compatibility Agreement (January 23, 2007)

The Municipal Services and Compatibility Agreement signed by the City of Regina and Piapot First Nation sets out the ongoing relationship between the 2 parties for a vacant commercial property at 1101 Angus Street.

The Piapot First Nation, through its holding company, Kehiew Holding Inc., purchased the vacant commercial property under its Specific Claim Settlement Agreement with the federal government. The Piapot First Nation intends to develop businesses, including office space, on this property and apply to the federal government for reserve status.

News Release  for the agreement between City of Regina and Piapot First Nation

Backgrounder  for the agreement between City of Regina and Piapot First Nation

Agreements signed by Star Blanket Cree Nation, First Nations University, City of Regina and Regina Police Service

(December 18, 2007)

The City of Regina and Star Blanket Cree Nation entered into an agreement to allow for continued municipal services to be provided to the First Nations University site following the designation of this land as an urban reserve. A Police Services Agreement was also signed between Star Blanket and the Regina Police Service. 

The Municipal Services and Compatibility Agreement signed today sets out the ongoing relationship between the City of Regina and Star Blanket Cree Nation once the property is granted reserve status. Municipal services, including fire protection, will continue to be provided to the property after reserve designation. A separate agreement with the Regina Police Service ensures policing is provided to the property as well.

News Release  for the agreement between City of Regina, Star Blanket Cree Nation, FNU and RPS

Municipal Services and Compatibility Agreement (Note: Large file over 2 MB and may take some time to download.)

Aboriginal Employment Development Program Partnership Agreement

March 25, 2008

The City of Regina is committed to diversity, equity, and Council’s vision of inclusion in the workplace. The City of Regina recognizes that Aboriginal persons are significantly under-represented in the labour force.

Together with the Government of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations and its Aboriginal Employment Development Program (AEDP), and union representatives, a partnership has been founded to promote and facilitate employment of Aboriginal persons in occupations at all levels.

The signing of this partnership agreement with Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 21, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 588, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 7, the Regina Civic Middle Management Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 181, and Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis Relations’ Aboriginal Employment Development Program took place at City Hall on March 25, 2008.