Six Nations elected council and Walton International Group are in discussions to form a business partnership, according to a joint media release issued this week.
Walton plans to “consult with Six Nations to reach mutually beneficial decisions that create opportunities for Six Nations as Walton advances development in the County of Brant,” the release says.
Walton currently owns about 4,500 acres of land in the County of Brant.
The partnership includes a framework for exploring areas of common interest, from infrastructure projects and community support to participation by Six Nations in the development of Walton-managed lands in the County of Brant, the release says.
“Walton welcomes the decision by the elected council of Six Nations to work with us to create a framework for partnership with Six Nations that is co-operative, consultative and mutually beneficial,” said Bill Doherty, CEO of Walton. “I am convinced this partnership is good for Six Nations, good for Walton and good for the community. This is what this agreement is all about: sealing our common wish to work together on a whole range of issues.
“Walton deeply respects the Six Nations people. We have greatly benefitted from our co-operative and constructive relationship to date, and look forward to a productive and enduring business relationship.”
Six Nations will be a valuable partner for Walton, Six Nations elected Chief Bill Montour said.
“We look forward to working with Walton,” Montour said. “Six Nations has much to contribute and we hope to build upon our success of partnering with businesses in our community.”