Councillors missing meetings, information lack affects decisions

By Turtle Island News Staff Information isn’t flowing as expected at Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC). Marsha Serville, a PhD candidate from Trent University was supposed to give a presentation at SNEC’s General Council Committee meeting on May 11, but was told to go back through the Ethics Committee, despite the committee recommending council give Serville permission to use the Six Nations’ name in her PhD thesis. Serville has already finished the research for a two-phase study looking at water quality on the reserve, one phase dealt with sampling and testing, the other with interviews with community members, but Councillor Wendy Johnson said councillors have not seen the research, nor read the draft thesis. “We also have the research through the University of Guelph and McMaster University is this part…

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