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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.

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Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken

This event was sponsored by Herbal ReLeaf CBD+, Smoke Signals Media, and King Leaf. Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we was a public meeting held in Six Nations on March 27th, 2018. The event was sponsored...

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Six Nations Police raid King Leaf dispensary twice in two days: shop vows to stay open and expand

SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Police doubled down in their attempts to shut down Onkwehon:we run medicinal cannabis dispensaries on the territory this week, carrying out two consecutive raids on the Onkwehon:we owned store...

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Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we: Public Meeting, Six Nations Tuesday March 27th

Public Meeting on Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we Please join Francis Boots, Loran Thompson, and Paul Delaronde at an open meeting at Yogi’s Barn, 2318 Chiefswood Rd, Six Nations from 5:30–8pm for a dinner and...

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Obituary: Kakwirakeron, Bear Clan: June 26, 1942 – October 31, 2017

On the early morning hours of October 31, 2017, Kakwirakeron, beloved husband of Verna (Cooper) Montour, began his journey back to the spirit world. He was surrounded by his loving family. Kakwirakeron was born...