Six Nations walks from AFN health meeting, elder shut down

Six Nations isn’t happy with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and its facilitators after an elder’s comments were silenced and walked out in solidarity. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) representatives including councillors Nathan Wright and Greg Frazer as well as acting director of Health Services, Alana Hill attended the AFN’s National Health Forum on May 31 and June 1. Wright told SNEC they don’t support the federal government’s proposed health legislation at its Political Liaison Committee meeting on June 19. Wright also hopes that the next sitting council can continue to be cautious of devolution of services to the First Nation and to make public statements on the issue. He’s cautious of involvement in the AFN and says at a breakout session a facilitator was “only interested in hearing…

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