Six Nations and Walton Build on Strategic Partnership

New Agreement Strengthens Existing Relationship, Brings New Opportunities

 

OHSWEKEN, ON (November 5, 2014) – The Six Nations of the Grand River (Six Nations) and the Walton Group of Companies (Walton), a family-owned real estate investment and development group in Ontario, with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, announced today a new agreement that will further solidify their partnership in the County of Brant. The Umbrella Agreement, adopted by the Six Nations Elected Council, will allow Six Nations and Walton to share resources and work together to realize regional and economic opportunities.

 

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“With our long, enduring and proud history, Six Nations takes our relationships very seriously and we are thrilled to partner with a company like Walton,” said Chief Ava Hill, Six Nations. “This Agreement strengthens our existing relationship with Walton that is built on mutual respect, trust, and collaboration. Six Nations looks forward to continuing to work in partnership with Walton to find mutually beneficial opportunities.”

 

The Umbrella Agreement establishes a framework for cooperation, collaboration and investment on future joint interest projects. It officially identifies the ongoing relationship between both parties and the desire to commit to a long-standing partnership for years to come. As specific opportunities are identified and accepted for joint participation, Six Nations and Walton will work together to solve local infrastructure issues through community improvement efforts and bring economic opportunity to the area.

 

"We value our partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River and we are thrilled to be able to further solidify our relationship so that we can improve and expand future opportunities for both the Six Nations community and the residents of the County of Brant.” said Bill Doherty, CEO, Walton Group of Companies.

 

About Six Nations of the Grand River

 

With the knowledge of our Haudenosaunee culture, our people will enjoy a healthy, content, safe and self‐sustaining community governed by a united and accountable government structure, exercising its jurisdiction and nationhood. Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council is committed to ensure the well‐being of our people and is dedicated to protect and advance our languages, culture, land rights, and the environment. We will strive to achieve economic prosperity to improve the quality life for all our citizens. The Six Nations of the Grand River is the largest populated First Nations community in Canada, with a total membership of 26,000 plus. Located at the center of the Greater Golden Horseshoe of southern Ontario, the community is a short drive from Toronto, the American border, major railway lines, many major highways and three international airports. The Six Nations community is located approximately 25km southwest of Hamilton between the communities of Brantford, Caledonia and Hagersville.

 

About Walton

 

The Walton Group of Companies (Walton) is a family-owned, multinational real estate investment, planning, and development group concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. Walton is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with a regional Ontario office located in Toronto and has a strong presence in the Brant-Brantford area. Walton has been in business for over 30 years. We take a long-term approach to land planning and development. Our industry-leading expertise in real estate investment, land planning and development uniquely positions Walton to responsibly transition land into sustainable communities where people live, work and play. Our communities are comprehensively designed in collaboration with local residents for the benefit of all community stakeholders. Our goal is to build communities that will stand the test of time: hometowns for present and future generations.

 

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For Further Information:

Chelsey Johnson

Six Nations Elected Council

ctjohnson@sixnations.ca

519-445-2205 ext. 3240

 

Rick Abbruzzese

Walton Group of Companies

rabbruzzese@walton.com

917-608-0325