OHSWEKEN —There was an important joint councils meeting Monday morning in Ohsweken. Before the meeting began, Brant County Mayor Ron Eddy and newly elected Six Nations Council Chief Ava Hill have a casual chat in front of a copy of the Haldimand Proclamation, which designated six miles on either side of the Grand River to the Mohawk Nation and others of the Six Nations.
Both councils met in Ohsweken to discuss a letter of intent from the City of Brantford Mayor Chris Friel and his council that would see 5,000 of the 7,000 acre Johnson Settlement lands transferred from Brant to Brantford, for $16.3 million, without consultation with Six Nations on the matter.
The majority of members of the County unofficially stated that Brantford’s letter of intent would not be accepted by Brant County unless Six Nations was an official part of the process. This Thursday, the Brant Council will meet again to take a vote and formally make its announcement known to the city.