Six Nations Elected Council wants community name off federal electoral district name

Six Nations will not support having its name added to the federal electoral district. Six Nations Elected Council unanimously opposed having the federal electoral district name changed to Brantford-Brant South-Six Nations at its General Council meeting on June 25 due to concerns of what the change could mean in the future. Councillor Melba Thomas was concerned the name change may impact the future of Six Nations land claims. “We can still vote. Why would we want our names connected to Brantford in that respect? I don’t understand. There may be repercussions in future with our land claims,” she said. Christopher Mahon, Six Nations political advisor told SNEC every 10 years the federal government reevaluates its electoral districts across Canada to make sure they are representative of current populations. “The process…

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