The Town of Slave Lake respectfully acknowledges that we are on Treaty 8 land, the traditional lands of diverse Indigenous and Métis people, including the Cree, Métis, Nakoda Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, & Inuit. The Town of Slave Lake recognizes the importance of cultural diversity, and we are grateful to work, live and learn on the traditional territory of Treaty 8.
On September 14, Council unanimously passed a motion that the Town of Slave Lake annually recognize September 30 as a part of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In recognition of this day the MRC, Pool, and Town Office will be closed on this day.
To align with the spirit of this important event and to reflect on the legacy of residential schools, town staff have been encouraged to wear orange shirts on September 29th. Additionally, staff will provided with resources and educational training in the coming week to learn and reflect on the history and culture of indigenous peoples.