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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 knowledge holders can be best protected. This video was recorded on March 23rd, 2020.
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2020 Tyendinaga Rail Blockade

What’s really going on in Tyendinaga with Real People’s Media

A response to slanderous allegations and misinformation promoted by the Two Row Times and the Turtle Island News. Malcolm telling it like it is. 1. The action by the Mohawks of Tyendinaga to prohibit the passage of trains through their territory was the lynchpin of the cross-Canada blockade action in…
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Inside the May 8th 2019 Wahta Mohawk occupation: Interview with Dave Stock

WAHTA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On the morning of Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, Mohawks in Wahta Territory in the Muskoka region of Ontario occupied the Cultural Centre in opposition to what they consider the corruption of the Elected Band Council. Shortly after their action, heavily armed OPP tactical units surrounded the…
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Mohawk Medicine: Grand River’s newest Indigenous health and wellness centre

  At Mohawk Medicine, you can get a traditional tattoo, the products you need for a ceremonial feast, over 100 medicinal herbs for various ailments, customized health and beauty products, and the personalized attention of knowledgeable specialists in Indigenous medicine. SIX NATIONS – There's a new place to go for…
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On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

The Tyendinaga Police badge. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter their doors. Maracle represents a policing agency jointly funded by the elected…
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Tyendinaga Longhouse meets to discuss cannabis issue

Social media advertisement released by the Kenhteke Cannabis Association. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Over 60 people gathered in the Longhouse in Tyendinaga on Wednesday, July 19th to discuss the issue of cannabis use and sales in the territory. The meeting was called after Ron Maracle, the Chief…
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“This is the future” – Medicine Wheel Natural Healing

By Tom Keefer The revolution in natural Indigenous healing associated with the cannabis plant has taken another significant step forward. Readers may be familiar with the booming medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, where there has been an explosive growth of Indigenous run cannabis dispensaries. That movement has inspired…
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Icky’s Variety gives back with “Future for our Children” customer appreciation party

Kelly MacNaughton and Enrique Espinoza are the owners of Icky's Variety. By Tom Keefer SIX NATIONS – Despite a steady rain, customers and community members still turned out in droves to Icky's Variety customer appreciation day on Sunday. Kelly MacNaughton and Enrique Espinoza, the owner of Icky's, put on the…
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