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The May 21 and May 22 long weekend was marked by two successful events organized by Real People's Media in Hamilton and Toronto. Kanien'kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) gave talks on the topic of "The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we. The video of the Hamilton event…
“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…
Francis Boots gives his take on traditional Onkwehonwe justice systems and means of conflict resolution.
Kanenhariyo talks about the shift in legal strategy required by his financial situation and the decision to pursue a constitutional challenge based on "Aboriginal right" rather than his first choice of pushing to have the protocol of the Silver Covenant Chain upheld in a nation to nation relationship.
Francis Boots joins the podcast and tells us about his understanding of the Silver Covenant Chain and the relationship between the Crown and Mohawk people.
Kanenhariyo speaks about broken treaties, forced assimilation and genocide. We also discuss whether or not Onkwehon:we and non-Onkwehon:we can "polish the chain" without the Queen as head of state and whose land Toronto really sits upon.
In June of 2015, Rhonda Martin is joined by two owners of the Two Row Times, Kelly MacNaughton and Tom Keefer, and writer Heather Gingrich, to talk about recent going ons at the paper, the largest circulation weekly Native newspaper on Turtle Island.