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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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Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) speaking in Hamilton and Toronto

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…
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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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The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we a Kanien’kehá: ka perspective

Real People's Media is proud to announce that Kanien'kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) will be speaking at two public events over the Victoria Day long weekend. The first event is being held in Hamilton from 6-8pm on Sunday May 21st at the Tower social space, located…
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How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down

The following is excerpted from "Canada’s Colonial Constitution," an essay by John Borrows, published in The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties. The book, from University of Toronto press, comprises scholarly essays on the history of First Nations treaties with Canada and on the challenges they present today. By…
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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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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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The Siege of the Mohawks

By Peter Matthiessen; Peter Matthiessen is the author of "The Snow Leopard" and other books. Washington Post, September 14, 1980 A dangerous confrontation between armed Mohawk factions on a small and remote reservation on the St. Lawrence River has been all but ignored by the news media, apparently for want…
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Interculture Magazine: Western and Mohawk political cultures, a study in contrast

The Mohawk Nation and its Communities by Robert Vachon Interculture is an an International Journal of Intercultural and Transdisciplinary Research that was established in 1968. This article is a followup to the first examining "major sociological facts" of the Mohawk Nation. This section examines the differences between Western and Mohawk…
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