Burtch once a shining light

The internal dispute between the Six Nations Elected Band Council and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy is taking its toll on the community. At the weekend Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council session councillor Charlie Wayne Hill appeared to see if the HCCC had any problems with band council tiling the Burtch property this spring. Well, if there was any other way to set off a bomb in the chambers that was it. The two sides have been battling it out in court over the lands and while the band council may have thought it won when a court imposed an injunction on local farmer Kris Hill who was farming the lands on a HCCC lease, Mohawk Chief Allen MacNaughton told the councillor, “we cannot recognize that court’s decision on our land.” He reminded the…

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