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Press Releases/Statements: September 4, 2019
Press Release For: September 4, 2019 SIX NATIONS ELECTED COUNCIL WELCOMES BRANTFORD’S TRANSPORTATION AND MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT TO EXCLUDE BRANT SOUTHERN ACCESS ROAD (BSAR) The Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) welcomes the City of Brantford’s amendment in its Transportation and Master Plan to exclude the Brantford Southern Access Road (BSAR) crossing the northern boundary of Six Nations Glebe Farm #40B lands.





Press Releases/Statements: August 16, 2019
For Immediate Release: August 16, 2019 Six Nation Elected Councillor Mourns Passing of Councillor Dave “Big Dave” Hill Six Nations Elected Council would like to express our deep sorrow and condolences on the passing of long time District #1 Councillor Dave Hill.





Press Releases/Statements: August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019 Update on the Six Nations Cannabis Commission Since the selection process completed on May 21, 2019 the Six Nations Cannabis Commission (SNCC) has been having a number of meetings as they look to establish the necessary administrative and operational aspects of the Commission in order to complete their mandate. In accordance with the Commission Terms of Reference, the Commission will administer the Cannabis Law in the best interest of the people of Six Nations and in accordance with the highest principles of health, safety, security, honesty and integrity.





Press Releases/Statements: May 29 - July 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 - July 29, 2019 - 16 Press Releases/ Statements were issued during the time of the Administration Building Demonstration.





Press Release: July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019 - COMMUNITY SAFETY ISSUE UPDATE FROM THE SIX NATIONS EMERGENCY CONTROL GROUP Following the media release that was distributed yesterday evening, please accept this message as an update from the Six Nations Emergency Control Group. Due to the recent and frequent residential fires within the Six Nations community, the Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services are left extremely exhausted but are still responding to emergency incidents.





Press Release: July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019 - MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE SIX NATIONS EMERGENCY CONTROL GROUP Due to the recent and frequent emergency calls within the Six Nations community, the Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services department is now experiencing a shortage of firefighters, which consequently is causing the emergency response times to increase from the typical average time.





Statement: June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 - LYME DISEASE SURVEILLANCE Six Nations of the Grand River Territory A West Nile Virus (WNV) and Lyme disease information night was held on April 17, 2019 at the Six Nations Community Hall. Guest speakers included Dr. Robbin Lindsay and Ms. Annie-Claude Bourgeois from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Dr. Tim Cook from the P3 Clinic in Toronto and Peter Hill, Environmental Public Health Officer from the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada.





Statement: June 3, 2019
Statement: June 3, 2019 Six Nations Elected Council's Statement on the Release of the Final Report for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women The Six Nations Elected Council acknowledges the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.





Statement: May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 - The inaugural Six Nations Cannabis Control Commission members are: - Cole Squire, - Audrey Hill, - Nahnda Garlow, - Nick Wyman, - Derek Miller ...





Statement: May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 - On the morning of Friday May 17th 2019, Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched for a suspicious white powder found in the Ontario Works building located at 12 Sunrise Court in Ohsweken. The building was evacuated and Ontario Works was closed to the public at that time...





Statement with Summary: May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 - Six Nations Elected Council Continues Strong and Principled Advocacy In light of the continued colonial approach by both levels of government in its relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Six Nations Elected Council remains steadfast through strong and principle advocacy to advance our collective rights and interests. ...
May 16, 2019 - Summary Analysis of Federal & Provincial Initiatives Impacts and Opportunities The following is a summary of key considerations on current pieces of legislation and initiatives that impact Six Nations of the Grand River Territory our collective rights and interests. ...





Statement: May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 - Statement on Lateral Violence and Bullying at Community Meetings - It has recently come to our attention that public meetings set up to inform the community  about the impacts of legislation imposed by the federal government are being unnecessarily  disrupted through verbal attacks, shaming which are all forms of lateral violence...





Press Release: May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019 - Six Nations Elected Council Maintains Consistent Effort to secure a Working Relationship with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council Since 2013, the Six Nations Elected Council has demonstrated its willingness to work with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council on a host of issues for the benefit of the community. These good faith efforts include a few face to face interactions, letters and emails requesting a regular forum to meet and an agreement on agenda items....





Statement: April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019 - STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF A6N AND THE COMPLETION OF THE NIAGARA REINFORCEMENT LINE - The Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) supports the work and workers of A6N in the completion of the Niagara Reinforcement Line. The Niagara Reinforcement Line project has been structured for Six Nations to be an owner in the energy transmission line and the agreement cannot and does not extinguish any rights to the land.





Press Release: March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 - SNEC Mourns Passing of Councillor Wray Maracle Six Nations Elected Council is in a state of sorrow as news came to light about the passing of District 4 Councillor Wray Maracle.





Press Release: March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 - Six Nations Elected Council Celebrates the Life of Educator Dawn Tanner Six Nation Elected Council extends our deepest sympathies to all the victims of the tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight crash. Our condolences are especially with the family of Dawn Tanner who was aboard the Sunday (March 10) flight headed to Nairobi, Kenya.





Press Release: March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019 - Six Nations Elected Council Passes Cannabis Law - On February 25th, 2019 the Six Nations Elected Council passed the Cannabis Law after receiving feedback gathered from a number of community engagement sessions over the fall and winter months of 2018.





Press Release: February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019 - On Thursday January 31st, 2019, Six Nations Police executed a search warrant resulting in charges being laid against an unlicensed Cannabis Operator. The search warrant was executed at a third line building, site of the unlicensed “Georgia Peach” cannabis dispensary that recently opened.





Cannabis Statement: October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018 - Today, the production, sale and use of Cannabis has become legal across Canada. With this in mind, the Six Nations Elected Council have been looking to the community for support to develop a law that both promotes economic wealth while protecting the health and safety of our community.





Press Release: September 6, 2018
September 6, 2018 - Announcement of New Director for Ogwadeni:deo - Six Nations of the Grand River is pleased to announce Yeyatakenhas – Sue Doxtator, as the new Director of Ogwadeni:deo, Child Protection Services, effective September 4, 2018.





Press Release: November 28, 2018
Novmeber 28, 2018 - SIX NATIONS FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES FIRE STATION #3 CLOSURE - The Six Nations Elected Council is disappointed to learn of the break in that occurred at the Fire & Emergency Services Fire Station # 3 located at 2134 Cayuga Road, resulting in the immediate closure of the station.





Press Release: November 9, 2018
Novmeber 9, 2018 - SIX NATIONS POLICE ASSISTING OPP IN TRIPLE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - Six Nations Police are currently assisting the OPP in a triple homicide investigation in which three Six Nations community members were found deceased in an area in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre, near the Oneida First Nation Territory.





Press Release: June 27, 2018
OHSWEKEN (June 11, 2018) - Six Nations Elected Council – Deeply Disappointed by the Canadian Justice System, Again.





Press Release: June 26, 2018
Six Nations of the Grand River has applied to the Executive Board of the Climate Development Mechanism of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Sustainable Development as an autonomous Sovereign Nation.





Press Release: 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 Release: May 30, 2018
Six Nations Educations – Life Long Learning Task Force is seeking input about the future of Life Long Learning for all ages at Six Nations.





Press Release: 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 Release: 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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