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An Enbridge pipeline, some rabbit traps, and a 300-year-old treaty

  Jesse Winter/ Toronto Star Todd Williams checks his rabbit trap at the site of an Enbridge dig along the Line 10 pipeline near Hamilton. Williams and fellow Haudenosaunee man Wayne Hill are facing a court injunction from the company preventing them from accessing the sites. Two Haudenosaunee men are…
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Let’s Talk Native with John Kane – The Gambling Compact between Seneca Nation and NYS

Money for nothing to NYS from the Senecas comes to an end. Under the terms of the recently renewed Gaming Compact between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York, revenue sharing termed out in December of 2016. So that $130+ million dollars the governor put in his budget…
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Settlers, Immigrants, and the Kaianerehkó:wa

  By Kahehtí:io, Rotiskare:wake I should first point out that my assertion that settlers should identify as immigrants to begin true reconciliation with Onkwehón:we, is primarily directed toward settlers of European descent for they initially laid the colonial foundations that set the stage and standard of living for all other…
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“A Revolution in Indian Country” Patricia Monture speaks at 2005 Youth Think Tank

Professor Monture uses her own experience to talk about empowerment, "a revolution in Indian country".   Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture Tuesday, December 7, 2010 By Malinda S. Smith, Vice President, Equity Her Mohawk name was ‘Aywahande,’ or “the one who speaks first or gets things…
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Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 members launch legal fundraiser to sue Band Council

On and off reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 have come together to launch a legal fundraiser to raise funds in order to sue their Band Council for breach of fiduciary duties. Under the direction of the clan mothers, on and off reserve members are filing a…
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Dr. Bruce Clark on unconstitutionality of Canada’s treatment of Native Canadians

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) interviewed Dr. Bruce Clark, the lawyer and jurisprudential scholar who describes what ails the Canadian justice system when it comes to dealing with Aboriginal sovereignty issues. Bruce Clark represented Gustafsen Lake Faith Keepers at the Gustafsen Lake Standoff in 1995 near Shuswap, BC. From…
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Private profit, Crown corporations, and the public debt

By Craig Blacksmith The following is an analysis of the very strange arrangements the Manitoba Hydro Crown Corporation has in Canada, and of the indebtedness of Crown Corporations in general. First, let's examine the legal nitty-gritty. My commentary is in blue type.  Manitoba Hydro was passed as a legislative act. Its…
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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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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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