Haudenosaunnee Development Institute launches libel suit against Six Nations publication

By Lynda Powless Editor  OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, -The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council’s business arm has launched a libel suit against a weekly publication for publishing what it says were “false and defamatory statements about the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HCI) and its director Aaron Detlor. The suit was launched Monday, May 8 against Garlow Media, the publication Two Row Times, its publisher and sole proprietor Jonathan Garlow and editor (and spouse) Nahnda Garlow for publishing “false and defamatory statements” in their publication, the claim says. The statement of claim is seeking $100,000 in general damages and $50,000 in aggravated, exemplary or punitive damages. The suit claims the company published six articles containing libelous statements between Feb., 22 and March 23rd. A statement released Monday by HDI says the “HDI had hoped to resolve…

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