Norfolk County taking new shot at “Indigenous acknowledgement”

By Lisa Iesse Writer SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND – Fear of a potential lawsuit or land claim has Norfolk’s latest version of a proposed “Indigenous acknowledgement” leaving out any reference to land and the First Nations connected to it including the Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. At Norfolk County’s December 19th council meeting, Councillor Tom Masschaele urged it was council’s “duty” to implement an “Indigenous acknowledgment” as a way to “work toward truth and reconciliation — not just on Orange Shirt Day, but every day.” Norfolk County is right next door to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN), and Six Nations (the most populous First Nation in the country). Other counties bordering Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) do practise Indigenous land acknowledgments. Brant County…

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