Six Nations General Finance Briefs

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Housing is building another duplex. Six Nations Housing was approved $850,000 from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) to build another duplex.

Kawenni:io/Gaweniy:o private school is applying for $170k in funding. The language immersion school is applying to Indigenous Services Canada for $170,000 to fund the completion of new school build drawings from K.L. Martin and Associates. The private school has been operating out of the second floor of the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for over a decade and secured land beside Six Nations Polytechnic for a new school but they’re still short of the $30 million needed to build the school.

Elected Council approved Commissioner indemnities and extended the funding agreement for the Six Nations Cannabis Commission.

The Commission is shifting into operations mode and is working with retailers on the territory as well as local producers to bring cannabis operators into the licensed industry — which would eventually see cannabis operators making regular community contributions to the entire community through the arms-length cannabis regulator.

Six Nations Elected Council agreed to provide indemnities for the Six Nations Cannabis Commission members and personnel. The indemnities are a mechanism that protects Commissioners from being personally liable for decisions made during their duration as a board member. The former members of the Six Nations Cannabis Commission’s Commissioners and staff were indemnified previous to this and and the decision made during Monday’s meeting indemnifies the new Commissioners and staff since new members and staff were brought in.

Chief of Staff Tammy Martin previously stated that the indemnity extensions and approvals were put over from a discussion earlier in the summer that had been delayed for quite some time.

Additionally the SNGR extended the memo of understanding and funding agreement with the Commission. SNGR Senior Administrative Officer Darrin Jamieson made the recommendation to the council that the MOU be extended for 12 more months so the Commission could carry on with work including establishing a community outreach person to engage with cannabis operators.

The funding agreement within the MOU with the Cannabis Commission has been approved as a loan by SNGR. This means that the Six Nations community will eventually see all investments made into the building of the cannabis commission paid back once the Commission is cash flow positive from contributions.

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