In, ‘National Post exposes role of corruption, mismanagement, incompetence in reserve misery‘ I commented on the Post’s great expose’ of the true causes of many of the problems on Canada’s native reserves.
The Brantford Expositor brings it close to home with an article about how a former Six Nations band councillor has been charged with theft, fraud, forgery and uttering forged documents for misappropriating funds entrusted to her.
Eight months after stepping down from her position as a Six Nations band councillor, Glenda Porter has been charged with misappropriating funds from three community organizations.
Porter, a respected and long-time politician on the reserve, was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with 72 counts of theft, fraud, forgery and uttering forged documents.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on March 13, according to a news release issued recently from Six Nations Police. The charges relate to Porter’s work with three high-profile community groups: The Six Nations Agricultural Society, the Six Nations Skating Club and the Six Nations Historical Society.
Hats off to the Six Nations Police and the community organizations involved for their work in exposing the frauds.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Co-founder, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality