Casinos, gaming funds… ?

It’s 2018 and Six Nations has a whole new year ahead of it. Already Six Nations has seen the oddity of the Six Nations Band Council announcing, on the holiday run, that they had a deal with Ontario to get a lump sum payment of $12 million and $4.5 million a year in what looks like it might be land lease fees for the Brantford Casino. It was an odd announcement. In fact Turtle Island News didn’t even receive a copy of an statement until hearing about it from community members who had spotted it on a band council facebook page just before Christmas. A major announcement of millions of dollars, all to go towards current government program funding gaps, was agreed to without any consultation with the local community and…

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