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Hochelaga: the mystery village of the Iroquois

Darren Bonaparte examines the hidden history of Hochelaga, a village of over a thousand people on the present island of Montreal, where Jacques Cartier first met the Iroquois people.  By Darren Bonaparte | Canada's History | May 9, 2017 Before there was Montréal, there was Hochelaga – A sixteenth-century agricultural community…
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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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Great Law Discussion at Ononda’geh

Videos recorded by Wandeyu Estrada-Goeman on April 1st, 2017. Paul Delaronde talks about the recent history about reasserting Haudenosaunee Freedom.   Francis Boots discusses the importance of continuing to have Great Law recitals, and says recent one have only told the Peacemaker's journey, but have not "duties and responsibilities" or…
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Hypocrisy, urbanization, colonization and gentrification and the Six Nations community

  By Tehawennahkwa Miller, Onondaga Nation, Beaver Clan  I was raised in the community of Ohsweken which is situated in the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. There have always been religious and political divisions in our community, however the hypocrisy as of late has been exceptionally apparent. Our…
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Internal and external conflicts at Six Nations

Barricade at Kanonhstaton. By Wes Elliott  PART 1: EXTERNAL CONFLICTS AT SIX NATIONS Here at Six Nations, we have both internal and external problems. The external being anything outside our Circle Wampum (Band Council, Ontario, Canada, Developers). The internal being that which is inside of our Circle Wapum (HDI, Protocol,…
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Achieving total Rotinonhsón:ni liberation

By Kahehtí:io Iontatiats Rotiskaré:wake My initial intention to embark on my journey to retrace my identity as Rotinonhsón:ni  has always remained the same, to seek comprehension of our inherent birthright beneath the tree of the great peace. This is an act of self-preservation both mentally and physically. I reason that…
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