On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs and Clanmothers released a statement regarding federal elections being held on Haudenosaunee territory. This statement was provided to the Six Nations Elected system, the Turtle Island News, the Two Row Times as well as posted on the Haudenosaunee Confederacy website and on the Facebook Six Nations Community Bulletin board.
The Director of Communications for the elected system indicated this would be forwarded on.
On election day, total regard for the statement of our Confederacy Chiefs and Clanmothers had been ignored and the polling stations were being prepared at the Gathering Place.
All entrances to the polling station on the territory were blocked by Confederacy members which resulted in many police officers attending the site of polling. This was a peaceful protest in support of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs and Clanmothers and remained peaceful until the polls were removed.
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