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Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition announces official opening of five self-regulated cannabis stores in Six Nations

On October 14th, the SNPCC announced that five currently open dispensaries have agreed to uphold the Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition’s Cannabis Agreement, Interim Agreement, and to contribute to the community fund.

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Sakej Ward on the Warrior Arts

The relentless pursuit of the Warrior Arts can be healing, it can build and develop you, it can refine you… if you know the proper ceremony.

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Remembering True Anishinaabe Thanksgiving Traditions

Most of us certainly do enjoy thanksgiving. I recall the great Ojibwa orator, Dan Pine Senior at Garden River, stating that the fall feast on Thanksgiving Day was a fine event. But he quickly pointed out that every day was “a thanks giving day” for Indigenous people.

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Oct 9th Day of Action in defence of #1492 Land Back Lane

A compilation of actions being planned on Oct 9th, 2020 in support of #1492landbacklane in Six Nations, Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Ottawa, London, Niagara, Windsor, St-Damien, East York, Windsor, and New Hazelton.

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Police Liaison: The 411

The main purpose of Liaison officers is to gather information about the nature of the Indigenous resistance they are facing. They are debriefed by their bosses after every interaction, and the information they gather will be used against land defenders in court. A crucial factor that enables them to gather this information is the building of trust. That is why the officers will appear to be sincere and caring, and will often show up with coffee and food and may offer tobacco or sweetgrass.

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“One day they are going to kill me”: Joyce Echaquan killed by Canada’s racist Healthcare system

Echaquan’s health had been affected by ailments caused by colonial encroachment on her people’s lifeways. In a phone interview held on Thursday with Real People’s Media, family friend Chantal Chartrand reported that Echaquan attended the Emergency department on Saturday, Sept. 26th to seek treatment for stomach pains, and that by Monday, Sept. 28th, she was dead.

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Protesters Demand Change from SNPD; Deputy Chief apologizes for guns pointed at kids

Over 25 people gathered in front of the Six Nations Police Department (SNPD) HQ in Ohsweken on Friday to demand that their officers wear body cameras, take drug tests and conduct a community policing survey. SNPD Deputy Chief David Smoke appeared receptive to the demands and met outside the station with the protestors.

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The source of Canada’s “Indian Problem” is the theft of Indigenous lands and resources

Canada’s criminalization of Onkwehonwe land protectors and silencing of Indigenous reporters directly results from their efforts to usurp land and natural resources that our people have used and accessed as long as the sun has risen.

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Post-Arrest Statement from reporter Starla Myers

The OPP has made clear that it is undertaking a concerted attempt to silence grassroots Indigenous journalists as it enables an agenda of illegal land sales by the Provincial and Federal government. The promised negotiations are only an introduction to Canada’s specific claims and additions to reserve policies that are not consistent with Rotinonhsonni Title and, more specifically, The Haldimand proclamation.

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RPM Journalist Starla Myers arrested by the OPP for reporting on 1492 Land Back Lane

A report from the arrest of RPM reporter at the Six Nations Police Department on Sept. 15th.