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Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples' Council (BUAPC)

BUAPC is comprised of leadership from influential Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, institutions and governments, as well as four citizens at large. Created in 2010 by Brandon’s city council, it is the result of a recommendation by the city’s Task Force on Aboriginal Issues. BUAPC members represent the Manitoba Metis Federation Southwest Region, Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, the Brandon School Division (administration and trustees), City of Brandon (council and corporate), Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, the Brandon Friendship Centre and Prairie Mountain Health. BUAPC has one staff.

BUAPC's mandate includes:

Truth and Reconciliation Week Planning Committee

After the inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Week held in 2021, debriefs with key Indigenous participants led to the recommendation that BUAPC form a planning committee for the 2022 week-long event.

The committee is in place to ensure that the goals of Truth and Reconciliation Week are met. Everyone who is part of the committee is passionate about their role in moving reconciliation forward – whether Indigenous or non-Indigenous. The work the committee does together serves as an example of what BUAPC and the Brandon community at large can accomplish together.

BUAPC is built on partnership and the committee also reflects this very basic principle.

The planning committee is comprised of: