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Caledonia welcomes it’s first cannabis dispensary NAHNDA GARLOW




CALEDONIA — Hundreds of Haldimand residents turned out for the opening weekend of Caledonia’s first cannabis dispensary, Lolly. Located in the heart of town, right at the crossroads of Argyle Street and Caithness, owner Danielle Braemer says this dispensary has been a long time coming. “We submitted an application in both lotteries and did not win. On January 6th when the government opened the application process to any interested parties we submitted an application for our Retail Operator License,” said Braemer. “On March 2nd, also the first day applications for Retail Store Authorizations were accepted, we submitted for our Caledonia location and immediately began construction. COVID allowed us the time to do a lot of the work ourselves. It was a nice distraction and a much appreciated project to take on while social distancing.” Braemer says the name of the dispensary came from a nickname given to her by her Italian grandfather who couldn't pronounce her name. During

Owner Danielle Braemer and staff strike an impromptu pose during the grand opening of Lolly, a new cannabis dispensary in Caledonia. PHOTO BY JONATHAN GARLOW

the dispensary’s design process, the name Lolly emerged as an option for the name because it had a such a positive connection and is a memorable and unique name. “We started with the branding and worked with a super talented team at Overdrive who designed our logo. Many mood boards later, MaNa Works, the architecture firm who did the design, nailed the vibe, colour scheme and textures of the space that I envisioned. Bringing Lolly to life truly took a village of designers, artists, constructors, friends and family whose unique expertise were leveraged

every step of the way,” said Braemer. She says Caledonia was identified as a great location for the dispensary because there was a need for one in the region. “My father had his Chiropractic clinic here for 24 years,” said Braemer. “The local community has been amazing. We received so many kind emails and notes expressing excitement and thanks which has been the fuel to our fire. Prior to opening, we met with Ken Hewitt to get a feel for Caledonia’s interest in having a cannabis store in town and we left feeling encouraged. Since we opened I had the

pleasure of welcoming the Director of the Caledonia BIA into her first recreational cannabis store, that was pretty cool!” Braemer is part of a growing group of female entrepreneurs in the Canadian cannabis realm. “I know I am in good company in this industry and I am honoured by that,” said Braemer. “I had the pleasure of working at an architecture firm founded and owned by a woman in a male dominated industry (design and construction) who I would consider a mentor and a source of motivation. That experience opened my eyes to the realities of

women in business and I am optimistic that the pendulum is swinging as awareness of the benefits of diversity in the workplace in all respects is becoming more and more apparent. I am proud to be swinging that pendulum a little harder along with the other women and minorities working hard to pave the way.” COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop the grand opening weekend. “We had amazing turnout at our Grand Opening. Given the COVID restrictions, we could not have a typical Opening Party so instead we tried to create an outdoor experience that would allow people to remain socially distanced and enter the store a handful at a time. Jonny Blonde Food Truck was serving tacos, chili and hot apple cider and we had some feel-good vinyl tunes playing,” said Braemer. Ongoing pandemic restrictions have not hampered plans for Lolly to provide cannabis to consumers. They offer click and collect services for those who prefer to shop online via www.lollycannabis.com and have plans to offer delivery in the future. PM42686517




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Old Council House restoration bringing Haudenosaunee political history to life DONNA DURIC



The Old Council House in the heart of Ohsweken is steeped in history.  And thanks to a group of 10 community members who are working hard to restore the old building, not only will the physical structure come back to life, but the history that accompanies it will as well.  The Old Council House, as it’s known, is older than Canada itself. It was built four years before Confederation in 1867 and was the seat of government for the hereditary chiefs until they were deposed by the federal government in October 1924 and an elected council system installed in it’s place. As Six Nations nears the 100th anniversary of this pivotal moment in its history, the building will serve as a centrepiece for the commemoration of that event – an event that drastically changed the course of Six Nations’ political structure for the past century.  The impetus to restore the old building started when Six Nations man Derek Sandy was working on a project at Six Nations Polytechnic chronicling the activ-

ism of Cayuga Chief Levi General (Deskaheh), who is noted for travelling the world in the 1920s and advocating for Haudenosaunee rights.  Sandy said he wanted to use the building to commemorate Chief Deskaheh and “we ended up just jumping into this steering committee” and the project mushroomed from there.  “We’ve been working together slowly but surely to get this going to be able to use it again,” said Sandy.  To date, renovations have cost $50,000, funded through the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, fixing up the building, including repairs to the foundation at the back of the building after noticing the small cubby space that serves as a basement had flooded.  Renovations were ongoing throughout the summer and the committee continues to meet weekly virtually to discuss updates. Clean up and abatement work to remove asbestos and lead from the building will continue throughout the winter.  Also assisting in the project are Todd Williams, a consultant for the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) and Rick Monture, a respected professor of Indigenous Studies at McMaster

University and admittedly amateur historian who has written about Six Nations history at great length in his book We Share Our Matters.  The original brick building is in good condition, structurally, said Monture, but it needs a bit more work, including cosmetic touch ups to doors and windows. It was built entirely by Six Nations people.  “They constructed things right back then, which is why it’s lasted so long,” said Monture.  Monture said the committee plans to have the renovations complete in time for the commemoration of the events of 1924 for the 100th anniversary in 2024.   “It has a long history as being the site of our government. It was a site of great pride for our people,” said Monture. On Jan. 1, 2007 the HCCC once again reclaimed the Old Council House and they have maintained stewardship of the building since.   Aside from the 2024 commemoration, the Old Council House could also serve as a tourist attraction and event space on Six Nations history, said Monture.  The committee is asking community members if they have any photos of the Old Council House that

they can display during the commemoration.   “There’s a group of us who were always interested in maintaining that site, preserving it, restoring it, to bring it back to be a point of pride for the community, something we should be proud of, a focal point of our community, regardless if you went to church, or longhouse or followed the Confederacy Council or elected council,” said Monture. “So many decisions were made in that structure that impacted all of us in the past 160 years.”  The committee is looking to retain as much of the original architecture as possible.  “We want to restore it to be a useable space. We’re not entirely sure what it will look like, whether it will be a museum, but we kind of envision a space” for events and meetings, as well, said Monture.   “The first and foremost thing is to make sure it’s safe,” he said.   “A new roof was put on last summer. We need the asbestos abatement done so people can gather in there and do more work on the interior. We want to make it safe and put an accessible washroom in there, that kind of thing, just so it’s a very useable, people-friendly meeting space.”

Six Nations COVID-19 infection rate down STAFF REPORT



OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Public Health is reporting 1 active case of COVID-19 on the Territory as of Tuesday, December 1. The community saw a spike of coronavirus infections through the end of October and into November causing public health officials to issue stern

warnings to the community to avoid private gatherings and reducing public gatherings down to groups of no more than 10. In total since the beginning of the pandemic Six Nations has seen 97 people contract COVID-19 and recover. One person has died. Earlier reports stated that individual contracted the virus while in hospital and not on the territory.

Police urge safer hunting practices




SIX NATIONS — Police are reminding hunters in the community to be mindful about where they are aiming while hunting on Six Nations after reports were filed of stray bullets hitting buildings and homes in the area. Six Nations Police are urging local hunters to be aware of the capabilities of the firearms they are bearing while hunting and to always be sure of the target when making aim. Police say hunters need to take caution around roadways, schools, public

places and residential homes. Always wear bright hunting gear to ensure safety and be conscious of surroundings at all times. They are also issuing a reminder that hunters need to get permission from land owners before hunting on another person’s property. Police say that even though schools are not in session at Six Nations due to the pandemic that students may still be outside during the day around schools and schoolyards and are urging hunters to avoid areas around local schools to avoid unintended tragedy.



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Cannabis production applications ready By Donna Duric SIX NATIONS — Applications for cannabis production are ready, the Six Nations Cannabis Commission (SNCC) has announced.  The SNCC, which was created in spring 2019 and is funded by Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council, was tasked with coming up with recommendations on how to operate the cannabis industry on Six Nations.   The SNCC operates at arm’s length from council and was mandated to conduct background work, research, interviews, and data collection to make recommendations to council

on how to harmonize the local cannabis industry with federal and provincial standards. The SNCC was also tasked with developing recommendations to avoid any industry monopoly on Six Nations, while maintaining community health and safety.  Applications for production permits are the first step in what the commission says will be a fully functioning commission by the new year.  The SNCC will review the applications for cultivation and manufacturing permits through a two-phase process.  Some of the requirements for applicants include: 

-must be a member of Six Nations of the Grand River -applicant must have a Certificate of Possession or proof of land owner consent for the property in question  -the applicant agrees to meet with the commission to discuss their proposal, preliminary site and application eligibility criteria, among other requirements  The SNCC is expected to conduct an in-depth environmental assessment of the property and an environmental management plan may be expected from applicants.  There will be a 15-day public notice period during

which residents near the proposed facility will be informed of the proposed project and asked for their feedback. The applicant must place a placard in a conspicuous location on the proposed property.  The phase one application fee is $5,000. The phase two application fee is $15,000.  Phase two involves security clearances and background checks on individuals wishing to pursue a license, as well as inspections of proposed manufacturing facilities.  More information on the application process is available on the SNCC Website at www.sncannabis.com.

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OPP assisting Six Nations Police in homicide investigation

SIX NATIONS — The death of a 27-year-old Six Nations man on November 30 has been ruled a homicide with the Ontario Provincial Police assisting Six Nations Police in the investigation. Six Nations Police were called to an area on Cayuga Road and Sixth Line Road known as Beaver's Corner at 5:18 p.m. Monday night for a report of a shooting. Six Nations Paramedics and the Brantford Police Canine

Unit also arrived at the scene. Police found a 27-yearold man from Six Nations who was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene. Police said two male suspects, who are known to the victim, fled the scene prior to police arrival. Six Nations Police searched for the suspects Monday night and said there was no threat to the public. The suspects have yet to be located. Police are not releasing the victim's name but relatives of the victim posted

memorial tributes to the young man on Facebook Tuesday. The west region OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continue to assist Six Nations Police with the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Six Nations Police at 519-4452811. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http:// www.helpsolvecrime.com.

SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) allocated $3000 in funds to assist local organizations with costs for Personal Protective Equipment. The EDT received a total of 6 applications of which 3 were approved. The $1000 bursary will be used by the successful applicants to help them continue their activities

safely while also complying with public health advice and other guidelines that will reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The 3 Non-profit organizations that have been approved for the Second 2020 EDT Emergency Relief Funds are JC Hill Elementary Home & School, Jamieson Elementary Home & School and Oliver M. Smith Elementary Home & School.

EDT funds are made available through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). These profits are a result of SNGRDC’s operations both on and off reserve, including but not limited to, Six Nations Bingo, A6N Utilities, Six Nations Tourism, along with various investments in the renewable energy industry.








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Indigenous land occupants at Landback Lane appeal injunction CANADIAN PRESS



Indigenous people who have been occupying a proposed construction site near Caledonia, Ont., and Six Nations of the Grand River for more than 130 days are appealing an judge's order that they permanently leave the land. In October, Superior Court Justice John Harper granted a development company a permanent injunction against the occupants of a camp known as 1492 Land Back Lane. Harper also granted

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Haldimand County a permanent injunction barring people from blocking any public roads in the community. Skyler Williams, who has been acting as a spokesman for the camp, was named on the orders, and he was

Human Rights Commission to address racism in lacrosse NEIL BECKER



The Ontario Human Rights Commission made headlines on Tuesday when they officially announced that they will be addressing the issue of anti-Indigenous racism in lacrosse in the new year. The Ontario Human Rights Commission is targeting to meet late winter or early spring and discuss with Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, the Ontario Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Lacrosse Association ways to bring up and resolve systematic racism targeting Indigenous lacrosse players. “Lacrosse has long been a way for Indigenous communities to connect with each other in a spirit of trust, respect and honor,” Ontario Human Rights Commission interim chief commissioner Ena Chadha said. “But connections with non-Indigenous communities are quickly broken and trust is destroyed when they are fraught with harassment and abuse.” Chadha went on to add, “Our goal is to build relationships that unite and uphold reconciliation, and encourage all to proactive-

ly address racism.” Lacrosse holds a major role in the culture of Haudenosaunee people, who were playing the sport long before Europeans settled in North America. “It is a gift from the Creator,” said Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill. “Lacrosse is the bridge that is meant to be shared with the world: in friendship, peace and unity. Our hope is that every man, woman and child that chooses to and wants to freely experience the thrill of playing the Creator’s game can do so in a healthy environment.” According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, or OHRC for short, there will be a knowledgeable, experienced Indigenous facilitator at the meetings. Six Nations is requesting the sessions be held in person so they can have a big representation. This meeting will begin with those from the Six Nations community bringing up various problems, which is the first step towards healing in terms of rebuilding trust, accountability and promoting reconciliation — taking that first step towards the collective goal of addressing head on the issue of racism and making it a thing of the past.

ordered to pay costs of more than $168,000. The appeal documents argue the court was unfair to Williams and did not properly consider his evidence. The land defenders maintain that the proposed McKenzie Meadows housing development near Six Nations of the Grand River is on unceded Indigenous territory. Central to their argument is a 1784 agreement with the British promising lands along the Grand River that the Haudenosaunee people say were never surrendered. In a statement, the camp

said the case is undecided until there is a ruling on the appeal and they intend to remain at the site. The documents served on lawyers for Foxgate Development Inc., Haldimand County and the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada give notice of the appeal related to the McKenzie Meadows development. At the Oct. 22 hearing, Harper did not allow Williams to represent himself in court or present constitutional arguments because he found Wiliams and others were in contempt of previous orders to leave the site.

``The pleadings and the evidence I put forward was an honest effort to engage in the legal system at a time that I was unrepresented in the Court process,'' Williams said in a Thursday statement about the appeal. ``Any injunction that limits Indigenous land rights should be rigorously tested on its merits.'' The documents ask that Williams be given leave to present fresh evidence, and argue the decision on costs against him was exorbitant and ``plainly wrong.'' Wade Poziomka, one of the lawyers representing Williams, said in a statement that his client has

strong grounds to advance the action. ``This appeal raises important issues that speak to procedural fairness, natural justice, and an underlying tension of individuals who are Indigenous and their ability to engage with the Canadian legal system,'' he said. Police have arrested more than 30 people since the occupation began in July. Several of those individuals, including protesters, allies and a journalist covering the story, appeared in court this week on criminal charges related to alleged connection to the camp.




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Scientists: How to fight back against ignorance By Keroles Riad PhD student in the individualized program, Concordia University, Cristina Sanza Digital Journalism Instructor, Concordia Science Journalism Project Team Manager, Concordia University, Concordia University and Nancy Hamdy MSc candidate studying Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Toronto ``If we cannot talk about sex, then we cannot talk about good sex,'' proclaimed gynecologist Jennifer Gunter on a trailer for Jensplaining, her show on female reproductive health. Gunter is an example of a scientist using non-traditional platforms to communicate research. The shift to online science communication from conventional news platforms has been going on for a while. There is a need for credible and accurate science reporting because the miscommunication of science in the media is causing lasting damage to the public's understanding of science. Misinformation has consequences, as seen during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ignoring public health advice to wear masks and physically distance has cost thousands of lives and livelihoods in countries such as the United States, Brazil and Russia. Yet, resources in science journalism are dwindling. Budget cuts have slashed the number of journalists in conventional news outlets; this often affects specialized reporters like science journalists. We need to equip scientists with science journalism skills. At Concordia

University, the Projected Futures science journalism summer school is training graduate science students on journalism in various media such print, TV and radio. In fall 2021, a minor in science journalism will be an option for science undergrads. The Concordia School of Graduate Studies has also initiated a Public Scholars program, where a cohort of 10 Concordia doctoral candidates each year is trained to communicate their research to the public. This withdrawal of conventional news outlets from conducting science journalism and the increasing role of universities and scientists doing so introduce new challenges. Through Projected Futures, we conducted interviews and research to examine the future of science communication. Academic publishing is flawed Because there are fewer science journalists in conventional news outlets, the public is less able to access the scientific information they need to make informed decisions. This is further exacerbated by the flaws of the existing academic publishing model. Currently, scientists communicate their research via private publishing groups. Due to paywalls, this research is very hard to access by the taxpayers who fund that research. Meanwhile, research funded by industry is freely accessible to the public via the publication of patents Open access is often discussed as a way to ease public access to scientific findings. However, some publishing groups lobby against possible open

access government regulation. But scientists are fighting back. Psychologist Tal Yarkoni, who has been an outspoken critic of the academic publishing model, and other researchers are boycotting journals that engage in this lobbying. In January 2019, the entire editorial board at Elsevier's Journal of Infometrics resigned in protest of commercial control of scholarly work. Academic institutions are joining the resistance against for-profit publishing models. In June 2020, the libraries of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ended negotiations with the Elsevier publishing group as a result of a new policy making MIT's research publicly accessible. Challenges of communicating science When it comes to communicating research, there is an inherent conflict of interest between scientists and the universities that employ them. That's not to say that universities have sinister intentions. Universities are heavily invested in enhancing their reputations, which is closely tied to their success in raising funds through student recruitment, government grants and philanthropic endowments. Universities view science communication as a fundraising activity, directed at funding sources, rather than the general public. It's important that university communication engages in knowledge translation with the intention of informing public debate, instead of viewing scientific communication as a potential fundraising

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7 ways meaningful activities can help us By Mary Ann McColl, Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Ontario We hear over and over that it is important to remain occupied during pandemic restrictions. People are gardening, baking bread and taking on DIY projects in record numbers. But what exactly does all this ``occupation'' do for us in stressful times? Meaningful activities can be a source of healing and relief in stressful times. In the fall of 2011, in response to the events of September 11, I contributed a position paper to an expert panel of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation that sought to offer guidance on meaningful activities. Although the current circumstances are dramatically different, the argument is much the same. Being occupied is good for us, and its benefits are even greater when we are beset with uncertainty, distress or upheaval. As long as human history has been recorded, we have known that it is important for human beings to be occupied in meaningful ways. Based on an exhaustive review of the international literature, there is solid evidence for seven ways that meaningful activities can support our well-being in difficult times. 1. Identity: What we do reminds us of who we are. How we occupy ourselves contributes to the formation and maintenance of the self.


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Difficult times threaten the integrity of the self. Occupation provides the mechanism through which the past, present and future of the self are integrated. In the face of difficult circumstances, occupation offers the potential for a fuller, more integrated self once the crisis resolves. 2. Mastery: Occupation reminds us of our capacity for exercising control over our circumstances. It validates our sense of being able to master a situation, turn it to our advantage and come out of it intact. Occupation makes people agents of their situation rather than victims of it. Occupation is both intrinsically motivated and intrinsically rewarding because of its validation of our sense of mastery and adaptation. 3. Habit: Being occupied in usual ways in the midst of a crisis reinforces in us our normal daily habits. It reassures us that the world continues to turn and that it is possible to have a normal life again. Habits have been understood for many years to have restorative properties when chaos appears to otherwise reign. Habits have been shown to increase skill, decrease fatigue, free attention and protect individuals against the stressful effects of difficult situations. 4. Diversion: Doing something provides a diversion from the negative aspects of stressful situations. Diversional activity allows individ-

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC ACCUSED COURT APPEARANCES AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 2020 As of Monday November 30, 2020, accused persons are required to attend for their scheduled appearance in criminal case management court – either by having counsel appear on their behalf or by appearing by telephone or video. Previous directives of the Ontario Court of Justice, directing that criminal case management matters will be adjourned for five weeks, with a discretionary bench warrant, if the accused person does not appear, will end Friday November 27, 2020. As of Monday November 30, 2020, accused persons are required to attend for their scheduled appearance in criminal case management court – either by having counsel appear on their behalf or by appearing by telephone or video. If you do not attend a scheduled criminal case management appearance on or after Monday November 30, 2020, the Court may (i) issue a bench summons requiring you to attend court on a specified date or, (ii) issue a warrant for your arrest, if the presiding judicial officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that it is necessary in the public interest to do so. Criminal case management appearances include a “first appearance” and matters scheduled “to be spoken to” or to “set a date”. The number of people who may be present in the courthouse and in the courtroom remains restricted in order to comply with health and safety precautions and maintain safe physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For these reasons, many court locations are currently not able to accommodate in-person criminal case management appearances even though they have resumed hearing other proceedings, such as trials and preliminary inquiries, in person.

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Six Nations colour system for covid restrictions STAFF REPORT



OHSWEKEN — Six Nations of the Grand River revealed a new tiered response system for COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, saying it holds more strict measures than the provinces newly released colour coded system. The framework identifies Green Level 1 the lowest risk level of transmission, to Black level 5 with the highest risk level of transmitting COVID. The Six Nations Emergency Response Group says the new system is one part of the community’s overall Recovery Plan and was approved by SNGR Elected Council to implement immediately.

Formerly the ECG was implementing a staged and numbered system that saw Six Nations in Stage 2.5, which was a tougher version of the provinces’ Stage 2 reopening system. Now, Six Nations ECG has identified the community to be in the Yellow alert level. “The Six Nations specific system is very similar to the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, in that we are using a coloured system to indicate which level of Alert we should be in,” says a statement from SNGR. “With the only difference in colour scheme being Six Nations chose to use the colour black, whereas Ontario is utilizing grey.” “We chose to go with the colour black for the highest level, as the colour not only

enhances the strong messaging around lock down, the colour also holds emotional ties that are serious and stern,” said Director of Health Services Lori Davis Hill, “As well this allows Six Nations to position itself in a unique, yet similar manner to the province’s current COVID-19 Response Framework.” Officials say the new standards take into consideration that Six Nations community members are at an increased risk for contracting the coronavirus due to the communities socio-economic and health risks. Status assessments will be done weekly to determine if the community needs to move up to the next alert level or if it can go back to a lighter stage of restrictions.

Officials say that Six Nations will not necessarily match the risk alert level issued in surrounding communities but say the alert level in surrounding communities still affects Six Nations members and will be factored into assessments going forward. “This is because we rely on many services in the surrounding area such as grocery stores and hospitals,” said SNGR. “Community members, businesses and organizations should also look at the details of the Alert Level system because the measures are different than the provincial standards. We felt it was important to create our own measures and standards for restrictions that are specific to the needs of our community.”

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At this time, Six Nations Natural Gas would like to inform the community of our upcoming Leak Survey that is conducted annually by a company named G-Tel. Each year G-Tel will survey 1/3 of the reserve using special equipment to detect any leaks that may be along the buried pipelines, from the gas main at the road, up to the gas meter attached to customer homes/buildings/meter pads. This is an exterior process only, therefore, customers should not expect any knocks on their door etc. This year the leak survey will take place on the most eastern side of the reserve, from Onondaga Road to the railroad tracks near Hwy 6 and from River Range Rd./ Seventh Line to Townline Rd., including Mississaugas of the Credit. The scheduled dates for G-Tel to be on the reserve and perform the leak survey are from December 7 to December 11, 2020.

December 2nd, 2020

Draft fishery deal possibly a 'historic recognition' of treaty rights: Mi'kmaq chief STAFF REPORT



A draft agreement between Ottawa and a Nova Scotia First nation over a ``moderate livelihood'' fishery has the potential to be a historic recognition of Mi'kmaq treaty rights, the community's chief said Sunday. Mike Sack of Sipekne'katik First Nation said he is reviewing a draft memorandum of understanding he received from the office of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan late Friday. He said the Sipekne'katik Treaty Fishery agreement would allow the Mi'kmaq community to legally sell their catch. ``It's very significant,'' Sack said in an interview. ``It can help lift our people out of poverty.'' The community's lawyers are going over the agreement and clarifying a few points to ensure nothing infringes on the treaty rights of future generations, he added. But the chief said he'd like to get a deal finalized as soon as possible, noting that ``these last couple of months have seemed like a lifetime to us.'' Indigenous fishers faced violence and vandalism earlier this fall after launching a rights-based fishery in southwest Nova Scotia. Tension with non-Indigenous fishers ignited almost as soon as Mi'kmaq boats entered the St. Marys Bay area. An escalating series of events ensued, leading to the destruction of a lobster pound that had housed the Indigenous fishers' catch. Other flareups included the cutting of Mi'kmaq lobster traps, warf-side

gatherings of large crowds of protesters hurling racist insults at fishers, and the alleged torching of multiple vehicles. The attacks prompted widespread condemnation and calls for clarification on Mi'kmaq treaty fishing rights. Jane Deeks, press secretary for the Fisheries and Oceans Minister, said the federal government and the Sipekne'katik First Nation are continuing to work collaboratively towards an agreement. ``Our negotiations have been positive, constructive, and progress is being made,'' she said in an email on Sunday. ``While there is still more work ahead of us, we are making progress together.'' She confirmed that a draft memorandum of understanding is currently with Sipekne'katik First Nation. ``We share the same goals of a productive and sustainable fishery, and to further implement Sipekne'katik First Nation's Treaty Rights,'' Deeks added. Meanwhile, Sack said the agreement follows through on the Supreme Court of Canada's recognition of Indigenous treaty rights in its landmark 1999 Marshall decision. The ruling affirmed the Mi'kmaq treaty right to fish for a ``moderate livelihood,'' though the top court later clarified that the federal government could regulate the fishery for conservation and other limited purposes. ``This agreement has the potential to be a historic recognition of our treaty rights and to make good on the promise and legacy of Donald Marshall Junior's work,'' Sack said. ``The big part for us is making sure we can harvest and sell and it's reflected in there.''

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Trudeau says $542M bound for child welfare OTTAWA — The federal government is sending $542 million to Indigenous groups to help them set up welfare services for children and families, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. The Canadian government has been promising to transfer control over child and family services to Indigenous governing bodies so they don't need to rely on outsiders to protect children in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. In 2019, Parliament passed a law to reform the system, requiring that children on reserves

have access to services equal to those who live off reserves. The legislation also recognize that Indigenous Peoples' constitutional right to self-government includes the right to run their own welfare agencies. ``We are keeping our promise to give them the support they need to keep children within their families and their communities, so they can grow up surrounded by the strength of their culture to achieve their full potential,'' Trudeau said. Child-protection agencies have often removed Indigenous children not

just from their parents but out of their communities entirely when workers decide the kids aren't safe _ often because a lack of funding left them with few other options. That's broken up families and hurt children's connections to their heritage. Federal census figures say Indigenous children make up more than half the kids in foster care across the country, despite being fewer than eight per cent of the children in Canada. ``Behind these devastating numbers, there are real children, real and terrible stories,'' Indigenous

Services Minister Marc Miller said Friday in a separate news conference. The new money is for everything from research and expert advice to consultations on how those Indigenous governments will establish and run their own child and family services, as well as to support their negotiations with provincial and federal authorities. Miller said this is an ``essential step to correct the errors of the past'' and will help unleash the potential of Indigenous young people who have been held back for generations.

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Brigette Lacquette, who is a member of Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan, embraces her role when it comes to serving as a role model for young female Indigenous hockey players.    "I'm super excited to be that role model for those kids. Growing up I really didn't have that female role model to look up to," said Lacquette, who plays defence for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Calgary Inferno. "It's just very special for me to be that role model for young First Nation girls across Canada — Indigenous kids across Canada. I'm just super excited to be that person for them." Lacquette, who is 28 years-old, has quite the impressive hockey resume which includes such accomplishments as representing Team Canada in 2015 during the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Sweden which saw them win silver. Approximately a year later, in 2016, Lacquette experienced the ultimate thrill when with the Inferno, she became part of history as she played a pivotal role in helping them defeat the Canadiennes de Montreal 8-3,

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to win the franchise first Clarkson Cup. Shortly thereafter things got even better for this up and coming defenseman as she officially made hockey history when in December 2017, she became the first First Nation player to ever be selected on Canada’s women’s Olympic team. Lacquette, who was a late cut for the 2014 Canada’s women’s Olympic team, had reason to celebrate four years later as she made the team, and was on her way to represent Team Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, which

saw them win a silver. “To represent Canada, being the first First Nation is such an honor to me,” Lacquette said back when she was selected. It wasn’t until approximately the age of 5 that this future Olympian began playing and developing that strong passion for hockey. “My dad was my greatest motivator… I spent a lot of time on the outdoor rink with my dad,” she said. Another fond memory occurred in Cote First Nation, which is just north of Yorkton Sask, where her mom grew up.

“One of my memories would be playing in the (Saskatchewan First Nations) Winter Games with the Yorkton Tribal Council,” Lacquette said. “My late grandpa was there watching. It was always nice to have him support me. He would always make it out. I know that weekend my parents couldn’t make it so my grandpa (did). Just having him there and watching the games, and spending time with him, that was one of my memories.” Meanwhile Lacquette’s talent continued to get noticed. She played for the University of Man-



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In total, Lacquette’s International hockey resume includes a silver medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, two more silvers at the 2015 and 2016 World Championships along with a bronze three years later at the World Championships in Finland. Lacquette, who was a big fan of Nunavut’s Jordin Tootoo, had a special message for all the young indigenous hockey players, “Never give up. You can achieve anything you put your mind to and it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can always achieve your dream,” she said. At times growing up, Lacquette fell victim to racism while at the rink. When she was twelve, she was playing at a tournament in Winnipeg when she was faced with fans yelling, “Dirty Indian.” Along with “Go back to the reserve.” Lacquette, faced various taunts over the years from fans, opponents and even her own teammates but persevered in sticking with her passion for playing hockey and has reaped the rewards. Lacquette is a perfect example about how hard work, a positive attitude and determination can lead to reaching those goals.

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The NHL suffered a tremendous loss when Fred Sasakamoose, one of the league’s first indigenous players passed away after being hospitalized with COVID-19. According to a Facebook video from son Neil Sasakamoose, his father who was 86 years-old, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, five days after entering the hospital. “The COVID virus did so much damage into his lungs, he just couldn’t keep responding,” Neil Sasakamoose said. “He just couldn’t keep up.” Reminiscing about the last conversation Neil Sasakamoose had with his father, he stated, “I talked to him (Fred) about one o’clock in the afternoon… and I asked how he was feeling, and if he was scared. He said, I’m not scared. I’m ready to go. If I’ve got to go, I’m going to go.” Neil Sasakamoose went on to add, “And I said you know what dad? If you’re tired, you go. You go and don’t worry about us over here.” Fred Sasakamoose, who is from Big River First Nation, and lived on Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation reserve in Saskatchewan made hockey history when during the 1953-54 campaign as a nineteen -year-old, he suited up for 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, being credited as the first indigenous player with treaty status to break into the NHL. “The story of Sasakamoose’s ground breaking, 11-game NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54 was the culmination of years of dedication to overcoming adversity in pursuit of a dream, and the pivot point at which he turned his focus to helping others pursue their dream,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “On a personal note, I will always treasure meeting Fred at the 2019 Heritage Classic in his native Saskatchewan, getting to spend some precious time getting to

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On Tuesday, November 24, many heartfelt tributes started pouring in from current and former NHL players and teams after it was announced that Indigenous NHL icon Fred Sasakamoose passed away at age 86. Sasakamoose, who played 11 games for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54, was credited for being one of the first indigenous players to play in the NHL. Among his many achievements, PHOTO BY CKOM.COM Sasakamoose is a Member of the Order of Canada.

know him and the gift he gave me that day—a statue depicting his NHL rookie card.” Bettman also went on to add, “The National Hockey League mourns the passing of this special man and sends its condolences to his family and the countless young men and women of the First Nations community whose lives he touched.” Sasakamoose, who went pointless in those 11 games in the NHL, served as a true trailblazer for future generations of indigenous coaches such as Craig Berube and Ted Nolan, along with future indigenous players such as Carey Price, Jordin Tootoo, Sheldon Souray, Gino Odjick, Theo Fleury, Brandon Montour and hockey hall of famers such as George Armstrong, Reggie Leach and Bryan Trottier to name a few. “He was one of the players that we wanted to be like him and play in the National Hockey League,” Leach said. Leach, who played 934 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings also added, “He accomplished his goal and that was a big feat

at that time in the 50’s, being First Nation and playing in the NHL. If you think back, it’s unbelievable the things he had to go through and what he went through going to residential school and accomplishing what he did. It’s just amazing.” Reflecting, Leach, who is Ojibwe ethnicity and from Berens River First Nation doesn’t think he would have had a 13 -year hall of fame career if it hadn’t been for Sasakamoose leading the way. “A lot of people say, well he only played 11 games, but to me those 11 games were everything to our First Nation people,” Leach said. “He carried that (mantle as a leader) through his whole life, being chief in his community and showing leadership and kindness to all-not just the First Nation people. That’s the way life should be, being kind to everybody.” In 1940, at the tender age of six years, Sasakamoose and his brother Frank were taken from their home and sent to St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. They didn’t see their parents for the next two years. “It was just an honor for me to be around him,”

Leach said. “Every time I would see him, it made my heart happy.” Over the years, the two would often see one another and socialize at youth workshops and tournaments such as the Little NHL (LNHL) or the Fred Sasakamoose “Chief Thunderstruck” National Championship for young indigenous players in Saskatchewan. Among the many paying tribute to Sasakamoose was Brigette Lacquette, who was the first First Nations player on Canada’s Women’s hockey team. Lacquette, who played on the 2018 Team Canada team which captures silver wrote on twitter, “RIP to my buddy Freddy Sasakamoose. He was a trailblazer, a leader and a survivor. He paved the way for so many Indigenous hockey players. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest Easy, Legend.” The Chicago Blackhawks organization, who honored Sasakamoose back in 2002, sent a written tribute on their website which read, “That lasting impact of his legacy will forever be celebrated and continue to bring people together for generations

to come. To the entire Sasakamoose family that includes his wife, Loretta, four children and over 100 grandchildren and great grandchildren, the Chicago Blackhawks organization extends our deepest condolences.” Back in 2014, the Edmonton Oilers, during their Celebration of First Nations Hockey also honored Sasakamoose. After retiring from hockey in 1961, Sasakamoose went back to Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation where he became a band councilor and chief as he showed that strong passion in dedicating himself to encouraging youth through sports involvement. In what has been a fascinating life dedicated to being a role model and helping the Indigenous youth, Sasakamoose, received many deserved honors including becoming inducted into the Saskatchewan First Nations Sports Hall of Fame, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame, Prince Albert Hall of Fame, Canadian Native Hockey Hall of Fame and a Member of the Order of Canada. Sasakamoose’s book, “Call Me Indian,” is due to be coming out in April.

These are exciting times for Fort Worth Texas sports fans, who are about to get a National Lacrosse League team playing out of the state-of-the-art Dickies Arena. On July 22, 2020, the National Lacrosse League, or NLL for short, made history when they announced that Fort Worth Texas would be awarded the league’s 14th franchise. They are scheduled to begin their inaugural campaign in November 2021, for the 2021-2022 season. “We are excited to bring the National Lacrosse League and world-class professional lacrosse to north Texas, the great city of Fort Worth and Dickies Arena,” team President and CEO Greg Bibb said. “As a Fort Worth resident, I’m proud to serve as a steward of this team, a community asset for the city and region to enjoy, support and rally around.” The franchise announced on November 17 that they would officially be named The Panther City Lacrosse Club. “For nearly 150 years Fort Worth has proudly owned the Panther City moniker,” Bibb said. “Today we proudly announce to the world, we are Fort Worth, we are Panther City.” The team’s logo and design for Panther City Lacrosse Club contains the Panther, the star and Spanish Colonial architecture. The Panther reflects the attitude and spirit and symbol of strength for Fort Worth Texas. The logo’s star symbolizes the lone star state and all of Texas, while the shield which the panther and star rest in symbolizes Spanish Colonial architecture. The logo’s red and purple colors are symbolic an ominous big cat which hunts at night. A panther which is threatening and an aggressive apex predator that is on the prowl.


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Mi'kmaq councillor faces charges CANADIAN PRESS



METEGHAN — An Indigenous band councillor and two fishermen are facing charges in relation to tensions that erupted on the water after a Mi'kmaq First Nation launched a self-regulated fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia. Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Alexander Maloney is facing charges of unsafe operation of a vessel in relation to a Sept. 20 incident in the St. Marys Bay. At the time, Maloney was fisheries manager for Sipekne'katik First Nation, but he has since stepped down after being elected to band council on Nov. 3. Police have also charged 26-year-old Shaquest India Miller of Yarmouth County with the same offence, in relation to an Oct. 12 incident in St. Marys Bay. Both are scheduled to appear in Digby provincial court Feb. 15. Chief Mike Sack of Sipekne'katik said the band

will fund a legal defence for Maloney in the incident. ``We will 100 per cent support him. He was acting within the guidelines of a regulated fishery we have set up,'' said Sack. The chief said the incident occurred during a conflict in the waters off Saulnierville wharf as the Mi'kmaq fishery was being launched. Sack said Maloney was acting in his capacity as the band's fisheries officer and was trying to determine why non-Indigenous fishers had taken Indigenous traps onto their boats. In a separate news release, RCMP said a 42-yearold man faces a charge related to disobeying an interim injunction prohibiting interference with the First Nation's lobster fishery. Investigators in Meteghan, N.S., said Dale Richard Wagner of Digby County is also set to appear in Digby provincial court Feb. 15. Police say the charge was laid after another incident on St. Marys Bay

on Oct. 23. They say they received a report of a vessel that had moved toward another vessel that was forced to manoeuvre to avoid a potential collision. The injunction was obtained by the Sipekne'katik band in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in October. In effect until Dec. 15, the order prohibits any interference with the band's fishing activities, including interfering with their gear at sea or on land, and also says the Saulnierville wharf, another in Weymouth and a lobster pound in New Edinburgh used by the band cannot be blockaded. The Sipekne'katik band launched a fishery on the 21st anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada's Donald Marshall Jr. decision, following a ceremony at Saulnierville wharf on Sept. 17. That decision affirmed the treaty rights of East Coast First Nations to hunt, fish and gather in pursuit of a moderate livelihood.










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Indigenous groups criticize ABC series 'Big Sky' for insensitivity responsible'' for airing a series that appears to discount a painful reality that extends to Canada. Her union has joined several other Indigenous groups in asking ABC to append an information card to the end of future episodes that explains the MMIWG crisis. If ABC won't do it, Wilson said she'd like to see CTV do it themselves. ``Anyone in the film industry and in the broadcast industry in Canada _ especially with the National Inquiry (into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) _ should have a social conscious if not a moral conscious and obligation to include this kind of information in their productions or at least an info card at the (end),'' Wilson said when reached by phone near Vernon, B.C. ``By omitting it and by not including any references ... they're adding to the issue of the genocide against Indigenous women and girls.'' CTV did not provide


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VANCOUVER — Indigenous critics of ABC's kidnapping drama ``Big Sky'' say it fails to acknowledge real-life missing and murdered Indigenous women and are extending their grievance to CTV for airing the series in Canada without added context. The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is among several Indigenous groups lambasting the Vancouver-shot series for a storyline about kidnapped women in Montana that skirts a real-life epidemic in that state, as well as B.C. The B.C. group's secretary-treasurer Kukpi7 (pronounced COOK'pee) Judy Wilson called it ``imperative'' that ``ABC demonstrate some awareness and cultural competency'' regarding systemic violence against Indigenous women and girls. But she took issue Thursday with CTV, too, saying ``they are equally

comment by mid-afternoon Thursday. Similar complaints against ABC have been raised by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association representing members of tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska; and the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, which represents Montana's eight federally recognized tribes; and the international Global Indigenous Council, which said it's not asking the network to pull or reshoot the series, but to insert an information card. ``Big Sky'' premiered Nov. 17 on ABC and CTV with Canadian stars Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury alongside Ryan Phillippe as detectives on the hunt for two sisters kidnapped on a remote Montana highway. It's based on C.J. Box's novel ``The Highway,'' which the critics say also failed to address the disproportionate number of Indigenous missing and murdered women in Montana.

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Card of Thanks The family of the late Roger Jonathan would like to convey our sincere gratitude to all who shared in our loss. It is difficult to find words to express how truly grateful we are for your loving sympathy that was shown during such a difficult time. Your expressions of love, flowers, prayers, hugs, cards, music, food, and kind words will forever be remembered. It is hard to believe that he is gone, at times we still forget, as we pick up the phone to send him a quick text. He always seemed to have the answer and if he didn’t know the answer, he would find it out for you. We’re going to miss his silly jokes that only he would laugh the loudest and hardest at. He always showed up “early” to every gathering we had, even when he didn’t feel the greatest. He will be sorely missed. A very special thank you to the dialysis staff and medical drivers of White Pines Wellness Centre, Six Nations Paramedics Services, to RHB Anderson Funeral Homes, to Pastor Baucham, and to Pastor Ken and Sonya Sault and to Joan Elliott.

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send notices to ads@tworowtimes.com Thank You Henhawk, Vernon Blaine June 5, 2005- October 15, 2020 helped our family. Thank you to all Vernon's friends who were here every day hanging out in his room just like they would have any other time. Seeing you boys helped more than you will ever know. Huge Thanks to Neil Henhawk and Leroy Henry for speaking on behalf of the family. Also to P.R (Scott Hill) for his words that brought my son home and sent him on his final journey.

The family of the late Vernon Blaine (Vern Dawg) Henhawk would like to sincerely thank everyone who offered such kindness, comfort and support during this difficult time. Your acts of kindness are very much appreciated. We are beyond grateful for all the support we received from family, friends and the community as a whole. We would like to thank my mother (Andrea Hill) and Aunt Tam for being here every day. I know you were hurting but you were still here every day cooking, cleaning, organizing things and making arrangements when I had no idea what I was doing. Thank you so much! Tye, Sue and Lace for being the “clean-up crew” it was very much appreciated.

To Six Nations Minor Lacrosse (and to all the players and parents who took part) for organizing the stick salute while my son was being carried to his final resting place, Thank You.

Also to Six Nations Minor Lacrosse, the SticksUp campaign that you put together was amazing. It got to be a nightly thing to take the laptop to bed so we could read the posts from all over the world and it helped us through a lot of nights. We will always love and cherish the memories we have of lacrosse as that was our son’s passion.

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for my brothers Matt and Josh for all the hours and sleepless nights that they spent here keeping the fire going so that we could sleep. That sleep was much needed. Also thanks to Dalt for rescuing me when I thought I could sit up and man the fire by myself and couldn't do it. Thanks to brothers Tom, Matt & Josh and to Mouser, Carl, Snake and all the other guys who helped clean up our son’s final resting spot.

Sis, for the use of your trailer, and for you and sing loading it up. Big thanks to the both of you. To Jason Miller for the use of your audio equipment, thank you. Thanks to my sister Trista for getting our laundry done.

Thanks to the pallbearers (Frank, Matt, Josh, Dalt, Daytes, Matthew, Paul, Sing, Keat, Marv and Haydz) for carrying our son. Thanks to Mom, Aunt Tam, sisters Joan and Raida and Audi, Trisha and April for all the cooking they did.

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CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it is essential to practice self-care; otherwise, you easily can run yourself ragged. Put yourself ahead of others sometime this week, even if it feels indulgent. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take an opportunity to share your big heart with someone who may need an extra emotional boost. Spend some quality time with this individual. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you are eager to get caught up in all the details. This can keep you on track and orderly, but you may miss some spontaneity if you’re always following the rules.

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Emergency Control Group Create Six Nations Unique COVID-19 Response Framework Members of the Six Nations Emergency Control Group adapted the Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework coloured system to meet the unique needs of the Six Nations territory, with more strict measures to enhance community safety, using a coloured and numbered scaled system instead of using words like “Protect, Prevent, Restrict, Control, and Lockdown”. The framework identifies Green Level 1 the lowest risk level of transmission, to Black level 5 with the highest risk level of transmitting COVID. The new Six Nations Response Framework coloured alert level system is one part of the community’s overall Recovery Plan and was approved to be implemented immediately by Elected Council. This Six Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Framework work began back in May 2020 coining the traditional Mohawk name Tsi Nón:we Entewaháhara’ne’ translating to English as “Our Path Forward”, and was approved to be implemented effective December 1, 2020 by Elected Council. This means we are no longer utilizing the previous “Staged” method wherein Six Nations was in Stage 2.5, to a simplified coloured alert system that is similar to provincial frameworks. As a result Six Nations currently finds the community in alert level “YELLOW”. The Six Nations specific system is very similar to the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, in that we are using a coloured system to indicate which level of Alert we should be in. With the only difference in colour scheme being Six Nations chose to use the colour black, whereas Ontario is utilizing grey. “We chose to go with the colour black for the highest level, as the colour not only enhances the strong messaging around lock down, the colour also holds emotional ties that are serious and stern.” Said Director of Health Services Lori Davis Hill, “As well this allows Six Nations to position itself in a unique, yet similar manner to the province’s current COVID-19 Response Framework.” This updated portion of the Recovery Plan have indicators that are based on the Six Nations community context and take into consideration our increased risk and vulnerability to the disease. Each week the Incident Management Team (the working group under the Emergency Control Group) conducts a risk assessment, tracking indicators such as virus spread and containment, healthcare system capacity, Ohsweken Public Health capacity, Assessment Centre capacity, and community compliance with public health measures. If the Risk Assessment shows that the level of risk is increasing, then the Alert Level Status may need to increase which means increasing the level of measures and restrictions at the community level. Page 1 of 2

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