Mayor Joe Taylor

I was surprised how little I actually knew about some of the history of First Nations in our area, even though we have been directly involved with Hiawatha First Nation for my whole life… I had a lot to learn and the first few meetings that’s what it was really about, establishing these relationships… It took a while, but it finally dawned on me if we are going to sit down and have a relationship with all of the partners around the table, we need to know something about each other. We need to understand why things are important to them.

Otonabee-South Monaghan

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