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Press Releases: June 11, 2018
OHSWEKEN (June 11, 2018) Six Nations Elected Council is watching closely the trial of Peter Khill that starts today in the Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton. Khill is charged with second degree murder of a young Six Nations man, 29 year old father of two, Jon Styres. Jon is described by his family as a loving, loyal, good father





Press Releases: May 29, 2018
(Ohsweken, ON) The province of Ontario is investing $1.5 million over two years to create a new multi-service centre to address the needs of Indigenous survivors of crime. Following receipt of this funding, the Six Nations Justice Department is currently training volunteers for their Indigenous Victim Services Program. Volunteers who have enrolled in the 60-hour training program will have the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in crisis intervention.





Press Releases: April 13, 2018
Joint statement of the SNEC and the HCCC - The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (the “HCCC”) and the Six Nations Elected Council (“SNEC”) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on various issues affecting the community





Emergency Flood Watch Press Releases: (Feb 21-27, 2018)
During the period of Feb 21-27, 2018, A State of Emergency was declared due to rising Flood Waters on the Grand River, These 8 Press Releases were issued during that time ...





Press Releases: (February 14, 2018)
Following announcement of the jury’s decision that found Gerald Stanley not guilty in the fatal shooting of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan; Six Nations Elected Council supports the call for an inquiry into the investigation and trial of Boushie ...





Press Release/Announcement: (January 25, 2018)
Today, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) notified Ogwadeni:deo (Six Nations Child Welfare) of their successful completion of the Child Welfare Designation Process. “Six Nations welcomes the news that we have achieved designation status,” said Chief Ava Hill. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (January 8, 2018)
As of December 28, 2017 the Ontario First Nations Sovereign Wealth LP welcomed 129 First Nations, including Six Nations, to the acquisition of shares of Hydro One. “In November 2017 the Six Nations Elected Council passed a resolution to participate in the Sovereign Wealth LP,” said Chief Ava Hill. “Through acquiring shares of Hydro One, we will have the opportunity for collective wealth creation for our future generations.” ...





Press Release/Announcement: (December 21, 2017)
The Six Nations Elected Council (Six Nations) has entered into a tentative agreement with the Province of Ontario in response to Six Nations interest regarding Ontario’s duty to consult on a transaction involving the Brantford Casino. The interest relates to the OLG’s modernization of the GTA West Gaming Bundle and its contract award to the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (December 8, 2017)
Today, following a house fire on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Six Nations Social and Health Services came together to coordinate support for the community. Committed to the health, well-being and safety of each and every individual on the Territory, all community members in need are encouraged to access the around-the-clock services being provided. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (December 4, 2017)
With heavy hearts, Six Nations Elected Council and its services offers sincere condolences and prayers to all of the families impacted by the recent loss of Robert “Bob” E. Johnson. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (October 3, 2017)
Six Nations Elected Council would like to remind the community that the Cayuga Road Enhancement Project is currently underway. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (September 19, 2017)
Robbie Robertson to Receive Six Nations of the Grand River Lifetime Achievement Award ...





Press Release/Announcement: (August 17, 2017)
(Ohsweken, ON) In 2016 Ogwadeni:deo (Six Nations Child Welfare) progressed to Stage C of the Child Welfare Designation Process. As part of Stage C, also referred to as the transition and implementation phase, the agency provided the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) with a presentation on their working service delivery model. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (August 4, 2017)
Today, Six Nations Elected Council came together during a special Council meeting to pass a resolution stating that the Elected Chief and Council will continue to respectfully request meeting with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council ...





Press Release/Announcement: (August 1, 2017)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has notified Six Nations Wildlife Program and Animal Control Services that a third raccoon originating from the Grand River Territory has tested positive for rabies ...





Press Release/Announcement: (July 28, 2017)
(Ohsweken, ON) A number of recent unexpected changes made to a Third Line development project has resulted in Six Nations Elected Council re-examining its support for the project. As a result, Elected Council has decided to pass a resolution halting trucks from further transporting fill into the Third Line project. ...





Press Release/Announcement: (July 28, 2017)
Six Nations Elected Council supports the decision made by Six Nations missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) families calling for the resignation of the ...





Press Release/Announcement: (July 14, 2017)
Six Nations Elected Council supports the decision made by Six Nations missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) families calling for the resignation of the ...





Press Release/Announcement: (July 4, 2017)
Today, the possession and sale of cannabis (marijuana) for non-medicinal purposes is still illegal everywhere across the country. Storefront operations known as “dispensaries” are not licensed by Health Canada and are considered illegal ...





Press Release/Announcement: (June 28, 2017)
Six Nations Health Services, Social Services and Community Organizations Working Together to Support the Community of Six Nations ...





Press Release/Announcement: (May 31, 2017)
In April 2017 Six Nations Elected Council issued a release informing the community of Six Nations that the Province of Ontario has transferred the title of approximately 381 acres known as the “Burtch Land” to a federal corporation directed by the Elected Council, with no affiliation to Six Nations Development Corporation ...





Press Release/Announcement: (April 10, 2017)
As of the end of March 2017, the Province of Ontario has transferred the title of approximately 381 acres known as the “Burtch Land” to a federal corporation directed by Six Nations Elected Council. The corporation will hold the land, which formerly housed the Burtch Land Correctional Institute, for the people of Six Nations ...





Press Release/Announcement: (March 30, 2017)
Ohsweken (March 30, 2017) – With heavy hearts, Six Nations Elected Council and its services offers sincere condolences and prayers to all of the families impacted by the accident that occurred last night on Highway 6...





Press Release/Announcement: (March 13, 2017)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has notified Six Nations Wildlife Program and Animal Control Services that a second raccoon originating from the Grand River Territory has tested positive for rabies...





Press Release/Announcement: (March 2, 2017)
We are pleased by Premier Wynne’s announcement this morning of Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan. After several engagement sessions with First Nations during the fall of 2016, recommendations were submitted to the Minister of Energy that included the elimination of the delivery charge for First Nations citizens





Press Release/Announcement: (February 23, 2017)
On February 23, 2017 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) notified Six Nations Wildlife Program and Animal Control Services that a deceased raccoon originating from the Grand River Territory tested positive for rabies...





Notice: (February 22, 2017)
The Iroquois Caucus announced today that it is unanimously condemning a plan to truck 23,000 liters of highly radioactive liquid from Chalk River, Ontario across the International border to the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, using public roads and bridges ...





Press Release/Announcement: (February 14, 2017)
Committed to building a strong, prosperous and healthy community, Six Nations Elected Council recently entered into a new multi-year funding agreement with Health Canada that will reduce the role of the federal government and increase responsibility for a number of health programs to Six Nations. As of April 2016, an increased honourarium of $5,000 annually has been allotted to members of the Elected Council in recognition of their ...





Press Release: (February 10, 2017)
Following two recent drug overdoses in the community on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Six Nations High Risk Committee would like to urge all community members to be substance aware. ...





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