Six Nations roads not getting better, no funding increase since current council took office

By Turtle Island News Staff Six Nations plans to advocate for more funding for roads, but are stuck with half a million dollars, for now. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) passed a motion to petition the provincial government to report public works’ spending to ensure $551,400 from the Ministry of Transportation’s First Nations Roads Program annual allocation continues to happen. Michael Montour, director of public works explained that as part of the funding agreement Six Nations is required to spend an equal amount on roads and bridges and must provide proof of that. Montour said the department spent more than $1.75 million on operation and maintenance in 2021. Those funds do not include resurfacing, but tree trimming along the roads, filling potholes and other general annual maintenance projects. “We need…

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