Category: Contributors

Articles written by RPM columnists

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Firestarters 3 – Louis Snyder reacts to Takarontakeh discussing Onkwehon:we knowledge and responsibilities.

Louis Snyder, Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation, listens to and reacts to an audio presentation made by Takarontakeh on Onkwehon:we knowledge and responsibilities. Takarontakeh is an elder from Kahnawake who promotes Onkwehon:we sovereignty...

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Kanenhariyo on the roles and responsibilities of the Rotiskenrakehete (warriors)

Kanenhariyo on the roles and responsibilities of the Rotiskenrakehete (warriors).

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Making a Kanyen’kéha pronominal prefix chart for consonant stem roots/morphemes

By Tehawennahkwa Here’s the second language video on my new youtube channel “Kanyen’kéha Tewathró:ri“.  In it I explain how to make a Kanyen’kéha pronominal prefix chart for consonant stem roots/morphemes. Pronominal prefixes are the...

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The RPM Covid-19 Challenge

Tell us about what positive steps you’re taking in this age of Covid-19. Are you planting a garden, cleaning up garbage, making art? Send an email to realpeoplesmedia@gmail.com with your video and we’ll compile...

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#Rise Part 1: How it Began

This is Part 1 of a video series created by Real People’s Media that examines the rise of solidarity movement with the Wet’suwet’en in February of 2020. Episode 1 consists of an interview with “Mr. 315” discussing how and why he became involved in the Wet’suwet’en struggle. Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, www.legacy420.com.

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How to make an active verb chart in Kanyen’kéha

Here’s the first language video on my new youtube channel “Kanyen’kéha Tewathró:ri”. In this video I teach how to make a basic active verb chart using the verb “to stay at home” / “to remain in one’s dwelling”, since it’s relevant during this pandemic season.

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Indigenous resistance movements in distress

We do need to protect our communities, but there is a difference between being cautious and being careful. Being cautious is reactionary, and based on the emotion of fear which makes us unable to think clearly and makes us easy to be controlled. Being careful is an action where we use our intelligence intelligently.

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VIDEO: Covid Pandemic worsens border crossing situation for Akwesasne Mohawks

Having an international bridge run through Kawehnoke (a.k.a Cornwall Island), subjects Akwesasronon living on Kawehnoke to restrictions, interrogation, abuse and racism anytime they leave the island. When it comes to identification, both the US and Canadian Customs accept the INAC cards as a form of ID, from Onkwehonwe travelling through their borders; but the Haudenosaunee passport a.k.a the “Red Card” is still a hit or miss when travelling through CBSA.

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Kanenhariyo interviews Dr. Chris Keefer on Covid 19 in Indigenous communities

Kanenhariyo interviews emergency doctor Chris Keefer on Covid 19 in Indigenous communities. Topics discussed include the severity of the pandemic, strategies for minimizing risk in Indigenous communities, and a discussion of how elders and...

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Justice for Evelyn Wassaykeesic

This is a story about the corruption in the community I come from. Back then it was heavy in corruption, and corruption kills. I have the documents to prove that.