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Johnny Hawk arrested for exercising his rights in bringing attention to stolen Anishinaabe land

Anishinaabe man is charged with “mischief” for exercising constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights through use of a “Mobile Heritage Centre” to draw attention to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister’s cottage on stolen native lands. UN-SURRENDERED...

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Economic Reconciliation or Economic Retaliation?

The destruction of a multi-billion dollar Indigenous company in an ex-parte hearing without even the option to mount a defense is a trampling not only of Mr. Sharpe’s constitutionally protected rights, but also of the broader rights of all Indigenous peoples to develop their own economies and institutions free from colonial domination.

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Chief Del Riley stops unlawful eviction from Indigenous lands in Shawanaga First Nation

Tim and Jo-An are both disabled and in their mid-50s and had no way to move their belongings from the home. Faced with the threat of eviction by armed enforcers of the Province, they reached out for help. It was then that a group of elders in the community descended from the Kewaquado family stepped up and asked for Hereditary Crane Clan Chief Del Riley to get involved. Chief Riley was appointed by Tim to be his representative, and when the Sheriff arrived on July 13th, Chief Riley and a group of a dozen supporters were there to stand by Tim and Jo-An.

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Mohawk Warriors carry out rifle salute in honour of the children Canada murdered

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On July 1st 2021, Rotiskenrakehte (members of the Mohawk Warriors society) gathered to honour the murdered and unmarked graves of the children of Canada’s residential “schools” through a rifle salute....

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Analysis: SNGR Band Council “Cannabis Law” violates both Canadian Law and the Great Law

The level of powers the “law” gives the Cannabis Commission are unprecedented and extreme. The Commission would hold a monopoly on sales of all cannabis products in the territory. Anyone looking to sell any cannabis products in Six Nations would have to buy it from the Commission at prices “inclusive of the Commission’s wholesale margin” (which it may set at whatever price it wants).

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Video: Police raid second cannabis store in Six Nations within 10 days

Derek Doolittle, the acting chairperson of the SNPCC arrived shortly after the raid occurred, and filmed a portion of the raid and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video Doolittle asks “Who’s in charge here?” A SNPD officer dressed in all black with no badge number or name tag says “I am.” When asked under whose authority he is acting, the officer simply looks down at the large “POLICE” emblazoned on his tactical vest and taps it with his fingers.

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In Quarantine without food, running water, heat, or electricity

Covid-19 is spreading through Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and intensifying the already existing dynamics of poverty and oppression. In this interview, Darlene Necan speaks about the effects of Covid-19 in Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 and the abandonment of the people by Chief and Council.

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VIDEO: Strange man intimidates mother of two, makes death threats to a youth, and invades respected elder’s home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An abusive man threatened a woman and a youth at a Tyendinaga cannabis dispensary on Bayshore Rd. on Saturday night before invading a respected elder’s home.

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VIDEO: Tyendinaga Police punched Mohawk elder after he requested War Chief’s presence at traffic stop

Constable Markus Bardy refused to follow the appropriate protocols in dealing with traditional people, and instead inflicted a concussion on the elder and endangered the community by instigating a high-speed chase that ended up...

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Dec 14th Press Release from the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke

Recently, the Municipalité d’Oka passed a unilateral by-law, by-law 2020-223, that declared the Pine Forest as their cultural heritage site. This was done without the free prior and informed consent of the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. This unilateral decision is in violation of international human rights norms that support and protect Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination.