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Council at 1: City Indigenous lead says ‘much more to be done,’ nearly a year after ‘historic’ meeting – CBC

Nov 17, 2023

“My hope is we do continue on this good road,’ says HRIC’s Audrey Davis of relationship with council

On a frosty December day in 2022, weeks after Hamilton’s city council was inaugurated, local Indigenous leaders invited council members for what they called a “historic” meeting, to share about their respective roles in the community.

After hearing from community members around a sacred fire and doing a Two Row Wampum belt beading project, one councillor said the meeting was a “fresh start” for the relationship.

Nearly a year later, “things are looking better,” says Audrey Davis, one of the organizers of the meeting and executive director of the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre.

“The reason we’re getting a little bit of advancement is because of who makes up city council and the mayor.”

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