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Meet RPM Contributor Kahsto’sera’a Paulette Moore

Kahsto'sera'a Paulette Moore is an Artist/Filmmaker in Residence at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. Moore is Kanien'keháka (Mohawk) of mixed Native and British heritage and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Ontario, Canada. Moore spent two decades based in Washington DC working as a…
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Boundless energy and unlimited powers: an interview with Jagwadeth

Advertisement: This programming is brought to you by Smoke Signals in Tyendinaga.   This is an interview with Jagwadeth Sandy, a member of the Onondaga Wolf Clan who was born and raised in Oswego (Six Nations of the Grand River Territory). Jahwadeth speaks about his family's history and involvement in…
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‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction

By Nicholas Keung | Toronto Star | Sun., May 10, 2009 Many First Nations communities will die out within a few generations, in terms of registered Indians. Because of intermarriage, some communities will see their last status Indian born as soon as 2012. Leaning against a creamy white war monument on the…
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America’s Drug Of Choice: It’s Not What You Think

By Kathryn J. Lively, PhD, | Huffington Post| April 6, 2017 Here’s a question: What drug is the most addictive, least regulated, and most widely endorsed by our culture? Not heroin or cocaine. Not tobacco. Not even alcohol. You might want to put down your caramel ice decaf coffee while you read…
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Tehahenteh on Mid-Winter Ceremonies and Their Connection to Standing Rock (in Kanien’keha)

Video by Paulette Moore Tehahenteh is a Six Nations of the Grand River territory language teacher and protector of land, water and culture. He explores how Haudenosaunee/Rotinonshon:ni Mid-Winter ceremonies are connected to water protection and acts of sovereignty at Standing Rock.
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‘It’s … insulting,’ Mi’kmaq warrior chief says of Canada’s 150th celebration

By Oscar Baker III | CBC News | January 25, 2017 As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he's made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. "Where we are right now, like…
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To Wisconsin with Love: Offerings on water, land, and culture

This film is a cautionary story about communities under siege from extractive industry. Using the history of mining and the recent Elk River contamination in West Virginia as a reference, the film looks at the developing story of a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin. The site is…
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Canada’s prisons are the ‘new residential schools’

A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people By Nancy Macdonald | Macleans | February 18, 2016 Canada’s crime rate just hit a 45-year low. It’s been dropping for years—down by half since peaking in 1991. Bizarrely, the country recently cleared another benchmark, when…
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“We are not the criminals”: Six Nations Land Defenders Dick Hill and Gene Johns Statement to the Court

Dick Hill and Gene Johns, Rotiskenekete of Six Nations of the Grand River, were charged with mischief in relation to housing developments protected by an injunction granted to the City of Brantford.  They were both arrested and released by the Brantford Police on conditions preventing them from going within kilometers…
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How Did a Spanish Axe Wind Up in Toronto 100 Years Before Europeans?

Wilhelm Murg | Indian Country Media Network | July 10, 2012 Curse of The Axe is a documentary about the archeological discovery of Mantle, the largest Huron First Nations village discovered to date. The site, located in present-day Stouffville, near Toronto, once contained 90 long houses and 3 rows of defensive walls which required…
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