District meetings held on casino money and cannabis

Audrey Hill tells the meeting the cannabis industry at Six Nations needs to be regulated and community owned. (Photo by Chris Pimentel)

By: Chris Pimentel Writer About 40 people turned out to a three district combined meetings last week and another 20 to a District Four meeting to tell the band council how to spend the $4.5 million a year it will be receiving from the Brantford Charity Casino perched on unceded Six Nations lands. Two separate meetings were held the same night with District  One, Two and Three holding a combined session at the Six Nations community hall and District 4 holding its own District meeting at the social services gym. Six Nations Band Council is not holding community meetings on the $4.5 million or its decision to invest $12.5 million into the Niagara Reinforcement Line (NRL). The District meetings also explored pending cannabis legislation. Elected Cheif Ava Hill did not…

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