At Six Nations governance is about playing favourites

If the recent Six Nations Band Council injunction against a local farmer has shown the community anything, it has highlighted the inconsistency that exists with the band council. Kris Hill farmed the Burtch. She has been doing so for the past several years. The band council knew. The Six Nations Band Council has issued land leases to a number of community owned lands, over 1,000 acres of community owned lands actually. All of it to a handful of men who make up the Six Nations Farmers Association. A number of those properties are under tobacco crops. Properties that are also awaiting return to reserve status. Six Nations Band Council provides the male farmers with lease agreements that range from $20 to $40 an acre. Those lease payments are all the…

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