Commentary: Your right to know

In what was clearly a breath of fresh air some of Six Nations new elected council members have begun taking a stand on transparency.Councillor Cynthia Jamieson surprised viewers when she told her fellow council members she didn’t see any reason for some of the council agenda items to be in a closed session. The items, included a potential trip to the Navajo Nation in Arizona to discuss their governance structure pinpointing on land use. She also questioned why the Six Nations Cannabis Commission would be reporting to a closed session or how reviewing the 1995 Welfare Act constituted going behind closed doors. And she questioned why after SNEC had agreed to have the items in an open session they were put into closed sessions by staff. Councillors for the past…

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