July 26, 2019
On Wednesday, Parks Canada announced that it will reinstall the Samuel de Champlain monument in Orillia with significant changes, which will result from consultations with First Nations and the City of Orillia.
Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation Konrad Sioui said Parks Canada’s move to implement the monument working group’s four recommendations is an advancement.
“We’ve achieved something — we might not be there completely, but compared to where we were, we advanced a lot,” Sioui told Global News. “We made headway — as long as we complete and finalize the four recommendations…We need to talk about Huron-Wendat to start with.”