‘I’m here in peace. Please listen:’ Politicians urged to heed Native concerns over boundry shifts

Posted: May 9, 2007 in Brantford, Natives

Brantford and Brant County politicians were chided Tuesday for not heeding messages from their historic meeting with the Confederacy last Saturday, and continuing to carry on with their plan for boundary changes and strategic growth.

“You came down to see us and we treated you with respect,” native spokeswoman Ruby Montour told a gathering of city and county councillors at a public meeting in the Branlyn Community Centre. Up for discussion was the letter of intent between the two municipalities that will see huge tracts of rural land from Powerline road to Governor’s Road and east of Garden Avenue transferred into the city’s jurisdiction for growth.“We told you we wanted development to stop until this situation (about unresolved land claims) is sorted out,” she continued. “But that’s not what you’re doing. You’re going ahead with what you want do do.”

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