Indigenous Services Canada costs First Nations by holding up land transfers: King Charles visit may be needed

By Lynda Powless Editor It may take a visit from King Charles to get the federal government’s Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) department to move forward on getting Six Nations lands added to the community. Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) is trying to add two parcels of land it bought to the federal government’s Additions To Reserve (ATR) process despite warnings from Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller. The two parcels have already been in the ATR process for three decades. Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller warned keeping the170 acres in the federal government’s ATR is buying land “and giving it back to the thief.” The veteran councillor told SNEC they need to find a new process to add land to the community. “When we buy land like we bought these properties,…

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