Category: Contributors

Articles written by RPM columnists

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A Mohawk in Peru: Report #2 on the US/Canadian Coup

There is a saying in Peru, if you’re born poor, you die poor. This saying applies to the rural Indigenous Peruvians where hopelessness abounds and equality of opportunity is nonexistent. You work to survive...

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Zoom Meeting with Chief Riley and Stacy Amikwabi: Cannabis, the Rowan Proclamation, and the rights of Band Councils

On November 24th, 2022 join 420 North, Flint and Flower, and media sponsors Dispensing Freedom and Real People’s Media to discuss attempts by Indian Act Band Councils to tax and regulate cannabis on Rowan Proclamation lands. 

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Laith Marouf and the Right to Offend Colonizers and Collaborators: A Panel Discussion

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On Friday, September 16th, Real People’s Media held a panel discussion with award-winning journalist, broadcasting policy expert, and Palestinian activist Laith Marouf. The panel consisted of Jooneed Khan, a legendary...

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.