Six Nations arena to sport two names

The Gaylord Powless Arena will now also sport the name Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre Renaming the arena after the internationally renown sports figure sparked a local tempest in a teapot. (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Victoria Gray Writer Six Nations is adding the arena’s original name back to the Gaylord Powless arena after an election and pandemic held up the change. Director of Parks and Recreation Cheryl Henhawk, brought a two year old written complaint to Six Nations Elected Council’s (SNEC) Human Services Committee August 4th that demanded the name be changed back to the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre Arena. “A letter came forward, like to have Gaylord Powless Arena removed from the front of the building,” she said. “I don’t think it’s my place to decide. I think it’s something elected council should decide.” When it opened in 1973, the arena was called the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre. The arena was renamed for the famed international lacrosse…

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