Six Nations Elected Council to sit in on poverty advisory council sessions

By Victoria Gray Writer Poverty is a growing concern across the country amid the pandemic with rising costs of food, housing and goods. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) has been invited to take part in the National Advisory Council on Poverty this month, to help address and further the government’s commitment to poverty reduction, but councillors aren’t sure they want to make the commitment of consultation. Councillors discussed taking part at the Human Services Committee meeting on February 2 and agreed to sit in on the seven-session virtual meetings as observers SNEC agreed to have elected Chief Mark Hill’s office send the advisory council a letter to that effect. Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry was very concerned that going to the sessions to consult on behalf of the community, without first consulting…

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