Six Nations man tells SNEC to stop using HCCC symbols

Recent Facebook video of the SNEC chambers shows integration of the colours, in particular the purple and symbols long associated with, not only the traditional council including the Tree of Peace, but traditional symbols and that has some traditional people upset. (FB photo)

By Victoria Gray Writer Six Nations Elected Council’s ((SNEC) move)move to use more traditional symbols and colours associated with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council has at least one man upset. Derek Sandy doesn’t want SNEC to impersonate the Haudenosaunee Chiefs Confederacy Council by using their language, their name or their symbols he says. Sandy spoke at Six Nations Elected Council’s (SNEC) general council meeting on August 24 and said he was “appalled” and “disgusted” to see the elected council call themselves Ongweoweh, Haudenosaunee of the Grand River Territory or use Haudenosaunee words. “I’m just telling you to stop saying these things because this elected council is far away from being Haudenosaunee, Ongweoweh and certainly because the Kaianere’kó:wa (the Great law of Peace) is under the confederacy that this whole elected…

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