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From Akwesasne Notes to the Oka Crisis: Francis Boots’ long journey through Indian country

In this episode, Francis Boots talks about how he went to his first protest and his life long journey through the hotspots of Indian country. Francis tell us about the founding and growth of Akwesasne Notes and takes us through his experiences at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, the BIA takeover and…
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Kanenhariyo provides an update about his April 4th trial

Kanenhariyo is heading to court on April 4th, 2017 for his trial. He is charged with possession of tobacco in contravention of Canadian laws. In this brief phone interview Kanenhariyo provides an update of where things are at, and what his strategy is for dealing with the prosecution's refusal to…
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John Machimity speaks out about corruption and control at Ojibway Nation of Saugeen

OJIBWAY NATION OF SAUGEEN – John Machimity is the brother of Edward Machimity, the chief of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258. In this interview - recorded in January of 2017, John brings up serious concerns with the way that the reserve is being run, and the corruption and mistreatment of…
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Mario and Buzzy Baptiste: rights, responsibilities, and knowing who you are

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Mario and Buzzy Baptiste are two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) men who have long been involved in the cannabis industry. They were both in attendance at the January 28th meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association in Tyendinaga where this interview was recorded. Mario Baptiste provides his understanding of…
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