Brantford looking to hire Indigenous liaison

BRANTFORD — City officials are hoping that the creation of a new Indigenous affairs officer will improve relationships with Six Nations and the Mississaugas.

Counsellor Joshua Wall put forward a motion for an Indigenous affairs officer to be hired immediately.

The motion was supported and funding for the position or salary amounts were not disclosed.

City council wants to proceed with hiring that person immediately, but local residents and indigenous allies are asking council to delay the hiring, concerned that rushing to fill the position does not guarantee finding an appropriate candidate with the right knowledge base to truly engage with Indigenous communities on the issues.

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