Councillor calls for Six Nations to have its own housing authority

By Turtle Island News staff The Chiefs of Ontario are going to “flesh out” three options for Ontario First Nations to take on housing. Chris Hoyos, director of policy and communications for the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) presented the results from two years of community consultation geared toward First Nations taking control of housing to Six Nations Elected Council at its Political Liaison meeting on December 12. He said Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is downloading many of their services to First Nations including housing across the country. “It’s pretty straightforward and similar to a lot of processes in different sectors. ISC is mandated to transfer control of housing and infrastructure to First Nations. This is pretty much the same in most sectors. ISC basically said, ‘we want to get out of…

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