HDI where’s the $

There is something amiss when the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council pays out huge amounts for legal advice, so called “success fees,” staff salaries and then finds itself getting a report from its prized Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) that lasts one minute. In a joking fashion, HDI chairman and or legal adviser to the HDI Aaron Detlor told the chiefs at their July meeting he had a verbal report he could deliver in a minute. He went on to rhyme off important issues like the fact he is trying to open negotiations with the city of Hamilton and Niagara Falls planning departments on their land use but says they are refusing to negotiate with HDI claiming the HCCC has no treaty rights in their areas. And he claims, without documentation, that…

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