No guarantee Six Nations residents qualify for $8 billion drinking water settlement

Six Nations says it is working hard to make sure community members can easily qualify for a piece of the $8 billion drinking water settlement from the Canadian government. But there is no guarantee they will qualify. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) asked for an update on the settlement at its General Council meeting on September 26. Rod Whitlow, environment officer, said community members continue to express concerns because Six Nations is not on the list of approved communities. He said Six Nations will not be on the list, but individuals who have their own wells can still apply. “We knew forthright we probably wouldn’t meet the criteria as the boil water advisories have to have been one year and the Village of Ohsweken is piped and distributed through the…

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