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How you can support the Six Nations people at Kanonhstaton

  A group of Toronto based activists who have worked together in support of Six Nations since the 2006 reclamation have recently been organizing to reactivate union and community support for the Onkwehon:we people who have again blockaded Highway 6, besides Kanonhstaton. The group has released the following statement of how…
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August 17th – Kanonhstaton Call For Support

Sign at Kanonhstaton. Photograph by Gary Wassaykeesic, August 2017. The following is a communique received by Real People's Media from those at Kanonhstaton.  August 17th, 2017 Kanonhstaton Call For Support Preamble: In 2006, as a result of the encroachment on our lands and failure to uphold the Haldimand Proclamation of…
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Mohawk Medicine: Grand River’s newest Indigenous health and wellness centre

  At Mohawk Medicine, you can get a traditional tattoo, the products you need for a ceremonial feast, over 100 medicinal herbs for various ailments, customized health and beauty products, and the personalized attention of knowledgeable specialists in Indigenous medicine. SIX NATIONS – There's a new place to go for…
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The Burtch lands and the conflict at Six Nations

Flags, signs and a discarded injunction mark the entrance to the contested Burtch lands. Photo by Tom Keefer. By Rhonda Martin SIX NATIONS – It's not exactly news that the Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) is actively working against the interests of the Ǫgwehǫweh people of Six Nations. The Elected Council’s…
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On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

The Tyendinaga Police badge. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter their doors. Maracle represents a policing agency jointly funded by the elected…
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Tyendinaga Longhouse meets to discuss cannabis issue

Social media advertisement released by the Kenhteke Cannabis Association. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Over 60 people gathered in the Longhouse in Tyendinaga on Wednesday, July 19th to discuss the issue of cannabis use and sales in the territory. The meeting was called after Ron Maracle, the Chief…
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Audio and transcript of Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle trying to shut down Tyendinaga dispensaries

Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle and Chief R. Donald Maracle. TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On the morning of July 17th 2017, Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle came to Big Green's dispensary on Highway 49 in Tyendinaga to make his first stop in attempting to shut down the Indigenous cannabis industry…
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New petition calls on the federal government to honour the treaties with Indigenous peoples

Justin Panos of CUPE 3903, Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church, Gary Wassaykeesic of Mishkeegogamang First Nation, and Steve Watson, Unifor (retired). Photo by Tom Keefer. SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United…
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