BRANTFORD — City officials announced the new role of Indigenous Affairs Advisor has been filled. Lucas Isaacs has accepted the position and will lead the City of Brantford’s efforts to strengthen relationships with First Nations as well as urban Indigenous residents.
In a release, the city said Isaacs will lead the Indigenous community engagement process and development and implementation of the City of Brantford Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan.
Isaacs previously held positions as an Independent Indigenous Legal Consultant, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, Native Awareness Cultural Presenter, and Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program Worker with the Nogojiwanong Native Friendship Centre.
He holds a degree in Law, including Human Rights legislation and Indigenous studies, and is a licensed Paralegal under the Law Society of Ontario.
“I look forward to applying my heritage, knowledge, and experience as an advocate for Indigenous People to leading the City of Brantford’s efforts to further support efforts to advance truth and reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual respect and friendship,” says Isaacs.
“I am very pleased to welcome Lucas to the City of Brantford,” said Mayor Kevin Davis. “There is a lot of work to do to advance truth and reconciliation and Lucas has an important role to play to help ensure Council and City departments have the advice and input needed to make meaningful progress.”