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Six Nations opens nation-to-nation dialogue with Ottawa


A delegation from Six Nations travelled to Ottawa last week to meet with newly elected members of parliament and senior government officials to discuss how Canada can begin fulfilling its commitments to Six Nations.

Representatives from the Elected Council, Lands and Resources, Health Services, Social Services, Lands and Membership, Public Works, Fire and Emergency Services, Finance, Polytechnic, Grand River Employment and Training, Police, Grand River Enterprises, Ganohkwasra, and the Woodland Cultural Centre visited Parliament Hill.

During the two-day advocacy trip delegates met with close to 30 elected officials, including the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett.

Elected Chief Ava Hill said there is an urgent need for a new process to walk out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised nation-to-nation relationship.

Six Nations Elected Council said in a statement they are hopeful for a new process with Canada based on true justice, through land and revenue sharing, as intended in the treaties between the Nations.

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