In last week’s article Tourists always welcome on Six Nations, we mentioned that there was an old bylaw which stated that non-native individuals couldn’t be on Six Nations Territory after dark without being accompanied by a band member.
Six Nations Band Council has since reached out and has shown the actual resolution that was passed in September 1953. The bylaw only applies to those that are 17 years old or younger and does not reference whether it applied to native or non-native individuals.
Passed at Special Council at Ohsweken on the 10th day of September A.D. 1953
(a) No boy or girl on the Six Nations Indian Reserve actually or apparently under 17 years of age, shall loiter any place within the Six Nations Indian Reserve after nine o’clock in the afternoon.
(b) No boy or girl on the Six Nations Indian Reserve actually or apparently under 17 years of age, shall be in any place of entertainment, street, lane, by-way or common within the said reserve after the hour of nine o’clock in the afternoon unless accompanied by his or her parent or an adult appointed by a parent to accompany such child.