Category: Contributors

Articles written by RPM columnists

A Sovereign Path Forward

Band councils, lands reservedfor Indians, and the need toend the Indian act By Chief Del Riley & Tom Keefer with Karen Commandant The PDF version of this document is available for download here. Comments...

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Uncle Gene visits the 1701 Iroquois Trading Post

On June 3, 2022, Gene Hill visited the 1701 Iroquois Trading Post on Kingston Rd, in Scarborough Ontario. The 1701 Iroquois Trading Post is a sovereign Indigenous store retailing cannabis, tobacco, fish and other Indigenous products.

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2022 Indigenous Tattoo Gathering takes place in Tyendinaga this weekend

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Tattoo Gathering is taking place at the Legacy 420 event grounds at 756 York Rd starting Friday May 20th and going until Monday May 23. The event is...

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Webinar: How to resist economic genocide?

Join an interactive webinar with speakers including: Ken Hughes Sr. Spokesperson for Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel, Tyendinaga Mohawk War Chief Kanenhariyo, and Hereditary Crane Clan Chief Delbert Riley on Monday, April 4th at 7pm.

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Supporters rally and stop police eviction of Anishinaabe Kwe for refusing to pay property taxes

Robyn “Kiki” Eshkibok was awoken this morning by the arrival of a sheriff and half a dozen Sault Ste. Marie police officers who tried to evict her from her home at 416 Old Garden River Rd. Eshikbok, who is from Wiikemkoong and Ketegaunseebee First Nations has been living in her home since October 2011, but ceased paying property taxes to the city after becoming aware of her Aboriginal and Treaty rights.

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Darlene Necan talks about homelessness and cockroach infestation in Thunder Bay

In this video Darlene Necan of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 talks about the crisis that her grand-daughters and great-grandchildren are facing due to slum lords in Thunder Bay not addressing a serious cockroach infestation in Casa Mia apartments at 111 Southern Ave.

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OSC continues Canada’s legacy of racism

As I write this, another highly successful and high-profile Indigenous person and proud Mohawk is not only being labelled, but in my opinion, unfairly kicked while he’s down in the media, and by the powers-that-be at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Even before a shred of evidence is heard in a courtroom, David Sharpe’s life as a successful CEO on Bay Street and champion of Indigenous economic development has been destroyed. David and his former company, Bridging Finance, have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, the careers and lives of many disrupted by a one-sided smear campaign, even before Sharpe and the Bridging team have an opportunity to defend themselves. There have been no formal allegations or Securities Act charges in the seven months since the OSC released compelled evidence contrary to their own statute and the protections provided by the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Orange: A poem by Dr. Sally Brant

Orange By Dr. Sally Brant, Music by Cael Brant Remember meThe fallen we Stolen from our land  Forced, rallied Bound, stripped Numbered, tallied Renamed Body shamed  Don’t be you They said and said Your hair Your skinYour tongue  All of you,...

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Kanenhariyo’s message to the International Community about Canada’s violation of Indigenous Rights

On September 27th, 2021, Kanenhariyo made a presentation at a panel discussion on the violation of Indigenous People’s Human Rights in Canada, the USA and Australia. The event was organized by the permanent diplomatic missions of the Republic of Belarus, the People’s Republic of China, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a side event during the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation of Indigenous peoples.

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WGO 3C Culbertson Edition: Fraud and Collusion in the MBQ Vote?

At the end of the Sept 18, 2021 MBQ meeting the MBQ Band Leadership, their legal team, and One Feather – the company running the vote – had a discussion about how to ensure that they got a Yes vote on the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement. Kanenhariyo is concerned that this effort to guarantee a “yes” vote amounts to fraud and collusion and shares his thoughts – and the audio from the meeting – in the podcast.