Keeping safe

Six Nations Elected Council is pondering how to deal with violence in the community. They came up with the idea of a task force not just to look at the issue but to come up with solutions for the community. We aren’t sure if there is a task force. But then we aren’t sure if there’s an election code committee either. Just establishing a task force to go and deal with violence or having it sit on a agenda isn’t going to solve what amounts to a community problem, a societal problem The whole issue of violence is predicated on risk factors that include a full range of characteristics that have tormented Indigenous people since contact. Characteristics that are linked to some of the very basic tenets or principles that…

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