City councillors are moving forward in the process of installing an Indigenous "Seven Feathers" crosswalk in Chatham.
On Monday, Mayor Darrin Canniff put forward a motion calling for an information report on the logistics of installing one of the painted walkways as a step toward reconciliation.
The crosswalks, which are painted bright orange with seven large white feathers, are a symbol of the strength and courage of the residential school survivors, as well as a tribute to the lives lost.
"As a way to commemorate the Indigenous children who were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools, I move that partnership development bring back an information report on installing a special crosswalk as a step towards reconciliation in our community," the mayor stated in the report.
The new crosswalk will highlight the virtues or teachings of the seven grandfathers or seven generations that have been adopted by many Indigenous communities.
The seven feathers represent love, respect, courage, honesty, humility, truth, and wisdom.
A report on the costs and possible locations of the crosswalk will return to the council at the next municipal meeting on November 29.