Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
New wrinkle in boundary talks Provincial facilitator Paula Dill is seeking direction from the province on how best to proceed after the Confederacy Council communicated its interest in participating in the Brant-Brantford boundary talks, Six Nations Elected Council learned during Monday's meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Phil Monture and Lonny Bomberry had attended a meeting with Dill recently, said Bomberry, after Dill had sent a letter requesting the meeting. Six Nations staff will continue to meet with Dill, as well as Brant County and
Six Nations Police Briefs Continued from page 5 Man faces dangerous driving charge Donald Skye, a 52 year old Ohsweken man was charged
Brantford representatives as needed, and will keep Elected Council informed on the progress.
saw people leave the park to find shelter.
Smith's Knoll battle commemoration rained out District Five Elected Councillor Bob Johnson and Elected Chief William Montour had travelled to Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek on May 31 for a commemoration of the 200 year old Battle of Stoney Creek, but the event was rained out by a sudden storm with high winds and heavy rain, Johnson reported to the Committee of the Whole Monday. The two-hour event was to have been marked with a parade and service that began at 7 pm, but the sudden deluge
Council finds over $1 million for Language Commission programming A request for $1.2 million to support the upcoming year of teaching languages was almost completely granted by Elected Council. After a great deal of deliberation and discussion with leaders from the Six Nations Language Commission, council voted in favour of giving the Commission $600,000, along with the unspent monies from the last fiscal year, about $175,000. Council directed the Finance Director, Gary Phillips, to find $400,000 from the moneys given to Six Nations throught the Ontario First Nation Limited Partner-
with Flight from Police and Dangerous Driving on June 2, 2013. Police say officers on patrol observed a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro being driven at a high rate of speed on Sixth Line at 11:30 pm. The car was seen to turn onto Cayuga Road without stopping, and police said the
car entered the northbound lane of the road, nearly hitting a marked police vehicle. The driver of the police car “had to enter the ditch to avoid being hit,” said a brief statement issued by police. The Camaro was followed by a police car with emergency lights and sirens on, but the driver
Continued from page 6 Now I must list some of the people & families connected with the Mohawk Workers: Mohawk Chief Seymour Hill and his wife & their family, Ivan Maracle, Richard Maracle, Abe Hill, Norman Hill and their families, Bob Jamison & Art Anderson. Did you know that the Deskaheh (Levi General) was a Mohawk Worker – most people thought he was a Cayuga but his heart was in the right place. Yes, he was a very dedicated – and legendary Mohawk Worker. These aforementioned people did things for the people simply because they need to be done for the good of the people & the generations to come. Nobody paid them anything. The main point of the writing of this is so that many know that any family or any person may take it upon themselves to do something for the benefit of the people and the unborn. Or you can come to Kanata and join or support the Mohawk Workers. Our door is always open. Our most recent move has been to speak with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples who has accepted an invitation to visit Canada this summer. If you wish to learn more about some of our latest achievements, please come to Kanata – you will be most welcome. There are so many people & families that have made donations & support we are most grateful. A special thanks to Kathy Smith for a riding lawnmower which sure beats the
ship. “Our community is extremely lucky to have the support of Elected Council,” said Chair of the Commission, Tesha Emarthle, after the meeting with council on May 28. She said over the years, council has given the language program millions. “We are very, very fortunate. I'm very grateful,” she said. “I think sometimes people don't realize how lucky they are and how supportive council is.” Illegal dumping major concern Elected Council still has not figured out an effective way to deal with illegal dumping on the territory, but councillor Dave Hill (District Six) has proposed coun-
of the Camaro did not stop, pulling into the yard of a Cayuga Road residence eventually, said police. The driver, later identified as Skye, was arrested as he exited the Camaro. Skye was released on a promise to appear, and is scheduled to appear in court on July 26, 2013.
old push-mower. Also we must thank the Men’s Fire for support, firewood and even security. Iowne Anderson was very helpful with our garden; thanks Iowne. (Please forgive me if I have missed anyone). We are presently pushing on gardening, a farm market & gift shop as we host tourists from around the world who visit us. Donations of time or resources are deeply appreciated by us & the generations to come. In the traditions of our ancestors, the Mohawk Workers will never give up.
cil could seize the property of offenders when council has to clean the property up. “Half the reserve would lose their homes,” noted District Two councillor Carl Hill, acknowledging how widespread the problem is. Property owners have been allowing contractors from off the territory to dump roofing shingles and other construction debris on their land for years. Councillor Dave Hill raised concerns about health and safety issues, as well as fears about future fires, urging his colleagues to take action not just on the shingles but also the tire dumps scattered all over the reserve. District Four councillor
Helen Miller urged the local newspapers “to expose these people,” suggesting naming the offenders was the best way to stop the dumping, while Dave Hill said it was possible to get the names of contractors doing work in Brant County, and suggested council could write to the contractors to advise them they could face a fine for dumping their refuse on Six Nations territory. The issue was sent to council's Corporate and Emergency Services Committee, which has been instructed to review the concerns and make a recommendation on how to best proceed.
Charlie contacted us last week to inform us we misnamed his master, Cherry Hill, not Sherry Skye as published. Sorry Charlie.
Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta The Aboriginal Midwives of the Six Nations Maternal & Child Centre presents:
Sincerely, OH-WAY-GO-AH (Mohawk Worker)
Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013 9:00am – 3:00pm @ The Birthing Centre 1350 Sour Springs Road Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum Information & Traditional Guest Speakers Healthy snacks and lunch provided To register call Six Nations Maternal & Child Centre @ 519-445-4922