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Six Nations Citizenship Code has passed

The Six Nations Citizenship Code has passed. Votes were tallied at the Six Nations Tourism building after the polls closed at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. The final tally was 414 for and 196 against. In total 612 votes were cast online, in person in the advance and regular polls. Two ballots were spoiled. Early poll results:

The Six Nations Citizenship Code has passed.

Votes were tallied at the Six Nations Tourism building after the polls closed at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

The final tally was 414 for and 196 against.

In total 612 votes were cast online, in person in the advance and regular polls. Two ballots were spoiled.

Early poll results: 66 ballots cast; 48-yes 18-no.
Regular Poll: 157 ballots cast; 109-yes 46-no.
Online Voting: 389 ballots cast; 257-yes
132-no.

The total number of ballots submitted is up from Six Nations last referendum vote in 2015 — which saw 557 ballots cast.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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  • Andrew Bomberry
    June 3, 2019, 6:40 pm

    These are unacceptable numbers for legitimizing change. The only thing this vote should validate is the inappropriateness of the band council representing the community on this issue. To think that such a small turnout, an extreme minority, is legitimizing this direction, is ridiculous.

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    • Joe@Andrew Bomberry
      August 6, 2019, 10:41 am

      I voted, most of my family voted, we are off reserve status…doesn’t feel very nice that I have contributed to the division on the Rez..I didn’t know that so few of us vote

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