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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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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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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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This 19th-Century Map Shows that Beaver Dams are Built to Last

By Matt Soniak | Atlas Obscura | January 11, 2016 Lewis Henry Morgan did not like the way beavers looked. “The animal has a ratlike appearance about the head and neck,” he wrote in 1868, “and the smallness of the eyes and ears renders its physiognomy dull and uninteresting.” But whatever he…
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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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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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