Six Nations Elected Council divided over calls for conflict-of-interest

By Bree Duwyn Writer It started with a simple discussion at Six Nations Elected Council’s (SNEC) finance meeting Monday May 16th but it didn’t end there. Instead, a discussion about Six Nations’ community white corn project funding turned heated when Councillor Wendy Johnson proposed the motion required a conflict-of-interest call. Elected Chief Mark Hill reminded councillors to declare a conflict if they felt they were in one. That didn’t sit well with Councillor Hazel Johnson who charged declarations of conflict-of-interest have become the subject of “nit-picking” and should not be raised when it came down to community matters. “I am going to be bringing this up in full council, in the general council, because this is getting ridiculous,” said Councillor Hazel Johnson. Elected Chief Mark Hill agreed telling council the…

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