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“This is the future” – Medicine Wheel Natural Healing

By Tom Keefer The revolution in natural Indigenous healing associated with the cannabis plant has taken another significant step forward. Readers may be familiar with the booming medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, where there has been an explosive growth of Indigenous run cannabis dispensaries. That movement has inspired…
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Icky’s Variety gives back with “Future for our Children” customer appreciation party

Kelly MacNaughton and Enrique Espinoza are the owners of Icky's Variety. By Tom Keefer SIX NATIONS – Despite a steady rain, customers and community members still turned out in droves to Icky's Variety customer appreciation day on Sunday. Kelly MacNaughton and Enrique Espinoza, the owner of Icky's, put on the…
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Darlene Necan on Doug Keshen and her walk from Thunder Bay to Kenora

Beginning on Friday May 13th 2017 at 9am, Darlene Necan is beginning a protest walk from Thunderbay all the way to Kenora. When they arrive Darlene and other members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 will hold a one day peaceful protest outside of Doug Keshen's office. Darlene and…
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Onkwehon:we Health and the Keto Lifestyle: an interview with Tehoia Tathe

Tehoia Tathe is an Oneida man living in Akwesasne. He is a power-lifter and recently has been experimenting with the Ketogenic lifestyle as a means of regaining his health and wellbeing. Tehoia Tathe speaks about how the Keto diet is relevant to Onkwehon:we people seeking to escape the shackles of…
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Water protector Todd Williams faces court battle with Enbridge over Onkwehon:we rights

By Tom Keefer HAMILTON – Todd Williams, a Cayuga man of the Snipe Clan, was in Superior Court on Wednesday April 26th, facing a legal action initiated by the Enbridge corporation. Williams and another Six Nations man, Wayne Hill are in court because they have exercised their Onkwehon:we rights to hunt…
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Elected Band Council discusses cannabis in Tyendinaga

  Tim Barnhart makes a presentation to the Tyendinaga Elected Band Council on February 20th, 2017. Photo by Tom Keefer. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA – It is no secret that the cannabis industry is booming in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. There are now eight different medical dispensaries on the territory, and…
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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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