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Consultations Launched on Naming Red Indian Lake

Press Release

May 14, 2021

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation, today announced the launch of a consultation process related to the naming of Red Indian Lake.

The Provincial Government, in collaboration with the Indigenous Leadership, committed to a process by which residents would have an opportunity to have their views heard on this issue.

Residents of the Red Indian Lake area have an opportunity to take part in the engagement process by attending a public session.

Public Sessions

Public sessions for residents of Buchans, Millertown and Buchans Junction are scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19. Minister Dempster will be present to listen to the views of residents.

Date Community Time and Location To Register Call
Tuesday, May 18 Buchans 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

T.A. Soper Memorial Stadium

 

709-672-3972
Wednesday, May 19 Millertown Session 1

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Community Centre

709-852-6216
Wednesday, May 19 Buchans Junction 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Community Centre

Local Service District

 

Space is limited due to public health guidelines. Residents who are interested in attending must call the town office in their community to register their attendance. Please indicate whether you intend to make a presentation.

The public sessions have been planned in collaboration with the Towns of Buchans and Millertown and the Local Service District of Buchans Junction. Public health measures will be in effect to ensure the proceedings are conducted in a safe manner.

Residents and stakeholders will also have an opportunity to submit their views by regular mail, email and online in the coming days. Details on those processes will be released in the near future.

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“The Provincial Government and the Indigenous Leadership heard the calls from many who wanted to be consulted on the name for Red Indian Lake. I am looking forward to hearing views on a topic that speaks to the importance of recognizing Indigenous place names and the contribution they make to Reconciliation, diversity, inclusion, revitalization, and strengthening of Indigenous histories, languages and cultures.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation

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Learn more

Joint Statement on Consultations on Renaming Red Indian Lake

Media contact
Allan Bock
Office of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
709-896-4449, 899-6446
[email protected]

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