Citizenship is about more than funding

Federal legislation is rearing its ugly head once again and created a game of who’s in charge at Six Nations. Six Nations Band council has issued its own version of a Citizenship Code based on blood per centages. The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs have already sent a letter off to Ottawa reminding the federal government it is the Haudenosaunee only that determines who its citizens are and not a foreign government living at Indigenous’ peoples pleasure in a country then now call Canada. While one can understand the Six Nations Elected Council panicked and in its usual reactive way rushed into a citizenship code to protect funding resources that are already not meeting the needs of the current Six Nations population. Their ability to deliver services is a real concern but…

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