Pitt Meadows — The City of Pitt Meadows sincerely apologizes to artist Trenton Pierre of the Katzie First Nation for the unauthorized use and incorrect labelling of his artwork on one of the City’s hydro boxes.
“On behalf of the City of Pitt Meadows, I would like to sincerely apologize to Mr. Pierre and the Katzie First Nation for this unfortunate administrative error,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall.
City staff has been directed to remove this artwork immediately. Going forward, the City of Pitt Meadows will implement clear internal review and administrative processes to prevent something like this from happening again.
“The City of Pitt Meadows recognizes the importance of the Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, specifically the Katzie First Nation and acknowledges their important artwork, cultures and traditions,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The City of Pitt Meadows values our special relationship with Katzie First Nation.”