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McKenzie Meadows #landback Monday July 20 Update

An excavator sat quietly in the field at what was once the future site of McKenzie Meadows housing development on Monday afternoon. Warrior and Hiawatha belt flags waved loud and proud in the wind. Land stewards could be seen wearing non-medical masks and gathering in socially distanced groups.

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Onkwehon:we take #landback at McKenzie meadows in Grand River

Despite high winds and heavy rain, a group of Onkwehon:we land stewards began reclaiming the McKenzie Meadows development in Caledonia, Ontario on Sunday, July 20th.

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Time for Truth and Reconsideration in Prince Edward County

Canada Day 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the unveiling of a bronze statue of John A. Macdonald Holding Court (MHC) on Picton Main Street. Supporters and critics of MHC disagree strongly about Macdonald’s legacy and what honouring him with public memorials says about us. After learning that there’s no evidence for the truth of the main event depicted in MHC, I hope that some of its supporters will share in a reconsideration of the statue’s place in our community.

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As RCMP drop charges on Wet’suwet’en, OPP advance colonial agenda by charging over 20 Mohawks for standing up against genocide

Kanenhariyo was arrested and “tricked” by Napanee OPP who imposed “no protest” conditions; 9-10 more arrests of Mohawk Warriors are anticipated in coming days; the first court date for all the Warriors is in...

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The Covid-19 epidemic, and the effect of business shutdowns on the Indigenous Economy

“Band Councils can’t collect any government money unless you go into a state of emergency. That’s the unfortunate part and that’s why you’ve got provinces and municipalities all calling these. You get no funding unless you do. That’s an interesting position for our people to be in; we’re really fucked. It gets back to my original point – we shouldn’t be closing our businesses. We should be doing everything in our power to make commerce safe.”

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Feb 16 Rally at the Rainbow Bridge to support the Wet’suwet’en

This footage of the Feb 16, 2020 solidarity rally at the Rainbow Bridge was filmed by Rhonda Martin for Real People’s Media.

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VIDEO – Tyendinaga Mohawks say no trains will pass through their lands until the RCMP gets out of Wet’suwet’en territory

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – When the RCMP invaded Wet’suwet’en territory on February 6th 2020, solidarity actions in support of the Wet’suwet’en sprung up across Canada. The port of Vancouver was shut down, Indigenous youth...

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The colonial framework of the “Cannabis Control Act”

The following is an overview of the Cannabis Control Law that the MBQ claims has been in effect since March of 2019.

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Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

For the MBQ to claim in its proposed “Cannabis Control Act” that it, as an Indian Act Band Council and creature of the Federal Government, is a “First Nation” and that it exists as “part of the Mohawk Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy” and that thereby it has “the existing and inherent right of self-determination, which includes the inherent jurisdiction over their lands, people and territory” is a blatant falsehood and an act of economic and political appropriation.

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MMIWG Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson by Kanenhariyo Seth Lefort

Livestreamed video, April 8th, 2018.   Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson, beloved daughter of the late Kenneth and Genevieve Nicholson by Kanenhariyo.