Six Nations residents confused over whether to apply for First Nations Drinking water settlement

While a limited portion of Six Nations is on a new waterline the majority of the community relies on the community pumping station for clean water. (Photo by Lisa Iesse)

Six Nations residents in a quandry over whether to apply for massive First Nations Drinking water settlement By Lisa Iesse Writer Should we or shouldn’t we apply? Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) wasn’t part of the First Nations Drinking Water court case or its $8 billion settlement, but they are still helping Six Nations community members apply for possible compensation. And that has Six Nations community members expressing “confusion” as they try to navigate contradictory information about “options” available to them to not only address unsafe drinking water locally, but whether they can even file a claim in the multi-billion dollar settlement. The quandry began now three years ago when SNEC attempted to address why they were not part of the successful lawsuit launched in 2019 despite being invited to…

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