SNEC accuses community of lateral violence

By Lynda Powless Editor Six Nations Elected Council has threatened to shut down community meetings if allegations of verbal attacks, shaming and lateral violence continues. A statement released Tuesday says “it has recently come to our attention that public meetings set up to inform the community about the impacts of legislation imposed by the federal government are being unnecessarily disrupted through verbal attacks, shaming which are all forms of lateral violence. “It is our position that lateral violence and bullying have no place in our public affairs and if they continue, we will have no choice but to look to other avenues to seek input from the community on these important matters.” The statement says “it is only through respectful dialogue that we will find collective solutions to build the foundation…

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