OHSWEKEN — Big Joe Sharrow approached Six Nations Elected Council to ask to waive the rental fee at Six Nations Community Hall for a Halloween Dry Dance on October 26.
Sharrow, a local musician who has taken action to overcome addictions to drugs and alcohol in his own life, has been organizing a number of dry dance events for adults in the community. Six Nations Elected Council voted to waive the cost for the hall.
Two Six Nations residential school survivors are travelling to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to sit on a panel at the Maamiikwendan: Remembering Residential Schools & Cemeteries as Indigenous Sites of Conscience on the Long Plain First Nation.
Two survivors requested just over $3023 in funding for additional survivors to travel with them to the two-day event. Elected Council voted unanimously in favour of granting the funds to come from OFNLP funding.