Ahousaht-Tofino Protocol Agreement

Posted: July 11, 2018

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Ahousaht First Nation & District of Tofino

PRESS RELEASE

AHOUSAHT FIRST NATION AND DISTRICT OF TOFINO COUNCILS
SIGN PROTOCOL AGREEMENT

TOFINO B.C. – On July 9th, 2018, the Councils of the Ahousaht First Nation and District of Tofino signed a Protocol Agreement which provides a framework for the establishment of a stronger government-to-government relationship.

The Protocol Agreement seeks to continue to build a cooperative relationship between both parties in the spirit of reconciliation, and move forward key areas of mutual interest including health, infrastructure, shared services, emergency planning, economic development, tourism, and other ventures that may be identified from time to time.

A key element of the Protocol includes the mutual effort to meet at least twice a year for the purpose of sharing information and opportunities, improving communication, and collaborating on issues of common concern.

Chief Councillor Greg Louie, Ahousaht First Nation

“The Protocol Agreement between Ahousaht and Tofino has been a long time coming. I am pleased that by working together we’ve come up with a plan that will solidify and commit both Ahousaht and Tofino to work together on a regular basis.”

Mayor Josie Osborne, District of Tofino

“This Protocol Agreement signifies the mutual respect that our two governments have built over the past years, and our joint commitment to consciously pursue an effective and meaningful relationship in the spirit of reconciliation. Not only does the Agreement demonstrate the commitment of the existing Councils, it also provides an important foundation for future Councils to continue deepening our relationship.”


Contacts:

Bob MacPherson
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Tofino
(250) 725-3229
bmacpherson@tofino.ca

Rob Bullock
Executive Director
Ahousaht First Nation
(250) 670-9531
Rob.Bullock@ahousaht.ca

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