The West Moberly First Nations and Peace River Regional District have signed on the dotted line. The two entities entered into an new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) setting the ground work for how they will address common issues in the spirit of cooperation, trust and respect.
“We are excited about entering into an MOU with the PRRD. We have been neighbours with each other for a long time,” said Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations in a release.
“We share many concerns, ideas and have similar wants and needs, so a MOU seems the next logical step moving forward.”
PRRD Board Chair Brad Sperling echoed the chief's sentiments.
“While we have worked together cooperatively for many years, the MOU really sets out how we will continue to collaborate for the benefit of both parties and all who live within the Peace River Regional District," said Sperling.
"On behalf of the Regional District Board, I am proud and excited to continue to work together, and now as we move forward we will do so under this MOU with West Moberly First Nations.”
Ultimately, the MOU sets the purpose of meetings between the two - facilitating understanding of their individual roles and obligations regarding local issues.