SIX NATIONS – Legal counsel for the Haudenosaunee Development Institute denies he’s worked for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council as their legal representative.
In an email to the Two Row Times, Detlor wrote, “My client representation is confidential and held by my clients however with that said I am on the record for a number of matters as representing HDI as counsel which continues. I have never represented HCCC [Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council] as legal counsel because HCCC does not retain lawyers to my knowledge however I continue to work with and for the HCCC.”
Questions regarding the transparency, or lack thereof, of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) and its legal council, Aaron Detlor have recently been brought into an Ontario court.
Community members have attempted to access information and documentation regarding issues including who is and is not on payroll, as well as their duties and remuneration schedule.
They say only vague and general reports have been offered the public, which lack important detailed information about the financials coming into the HCCC through HDI.
Two Six Nations men have take their concerns to court, seeking a class-action case against Detlor and the HDI alleging the HDI has been misrepresenting the Haudenosaunee people of Six Nations.
Detlor and members of the Men’s Fire community group are currently in the courts with allegations, charges and counter charges going both ways.
Detlor was removed from his office at Grand River Employment and Training in recent months by members of the Men’s Fire.
Charges were laid by Detlor against two members of the “Fire” regarding that incident.