Seat for Indigenous rep on Hamilton City Council being sought

By Lisa Iesse Writer HAMILTON / SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND – An Urban Indigenous advocacy group is calling for the city of Hamilton to make space for Indigenous representation on council. The Indigenous Consultation Circle, also known as the Circle of Beads, are a collective of Indigenous community leaders, advocates and organizations who joined forces in support of the safety of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the Hamilton area. Members of the Circle joined the city mayor and council at a February council meeting to announce the proposal of an Indigenous seat on council. “The Circle of Beads convenes to address colonial violence as it intersects with corrections, policing, courts, child welfare, housing, education, health care, and other space that our community experiences matters related to their…

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