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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante just released a statement to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, emphasizing the importance of relationships with Indigenous communities in the quest for reconciliation. Plante attended a ceremony today alongside other city officials and Indigenous leaders, including Kahnawake Grand Chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer.

"On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we highlight the presence of Indigenous peoples in Montreal and recognize their 1,000-year history.

"Montreal will continue to develop strong government-to-government relationships with Indigenous communities. Because reconciliation involves us all."

—Valérie Plante

For the complete statement, including Montreal's reconciliation plan for 2020 to 2025, please click here.

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