Munsee Seeks Settlement for Toronto Garbage Dump

    MUNCEY, ON, March 17 /CNW/ - Munsee-Delaware Nation has written to City
of Toronto Mayor David Miller recently seeking settlement of its claim for
consequences to be suffered by the First Nation community because of Toronto's
new garbage dump. Munsee-Delaware Nation is located southwest of London, and
is near Toronto's new garbage dump site; and, while Toronto has provided
compensation to Oneida of the Thames Nation and Chippewa of the Thames Nation,
it has not offered any compensation to Munsee-Delaware Nation.
    Chief Patrick Waddilove of Munsee stated, "We did not participate in the
discussions between Oneida and Toronto".
    Chief Waddilove explained, "We have consistently told Toronto that, like
Oneida, Munsee should have been consulted and accommodated because of
Toronto's new garbage dump. But unlike Oneida, Munsee does not have a water
system and its use of groundwater wells be impacted by the dump".
    Chief Waddilove stated, "I have written to Mayor David Miller directly.
Something needs to be done about this".
    Toronto has provided compensation to Oneida of the Thames Nation and also
to the Chippewas of the Thames Nation, but it has not offered to compensate
Munsee-Delaware Nation for the difficulties which Toronto's garbage dump will
cause to it.

    Munsee-Delaware Nation is a First Nation community comprising of 1,054
hectares and has 538 members and is located about 41 km southwest of London,

For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries can be made to Chief Patrick
Waddilove at (519) 289-5396

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