Category: Health and Healing

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“Sovereign People on Sovereign Land”: Interview with Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel

On Friday, October 1st, Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel will be having its official grand opening from 4pm-7pm. The event will be a festive affair, with drumming, dancers, a moment of prayer, and a feast. On the menu is venison, corn soup, and fry bread. There will also be promotions and give-aways. Covid-19 protocols will be in effect.

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Details of the August 24th Hip Hop Concert in Picton

In collaboration with the Tyendinaga Traditional Tattoo Gathering www.RPR879.com Real People’s Radio presents: Indigenous Hip Hop Concert 7:30-9pm Tuesday, Aug 24 at the Regent Theatre, 224 Main St. in Picton, Ontario. The concert features...

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Video: Getting ready for the Indigenous Tattoo gathering in Tyendinaga

The grounds are being prepared for the August 21-24th Indigenous Tattoo Gathering. Check out the following videos for more information about the gathering and to learn more about where it is being held.

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Indigenous Tattoo Gathering to be held August 21-24 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An Indigenous Tattoo gathering will be held in Tyendinaga from August 21st to 24th. The gathering is an opportunity for Onkwehon:we (Indigenous) tattoo practitioners to share knowledge and skills, and for those seeking traditional hand poke tattoos to receive them.

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Chief Del Riley stops unlawful eviction from Indigenous lands in Shawanaga First Nation

Tim and Jo-An are both disabled and in their mid-50s and had no way to move their belongings from the home. Faced with the threat of eviction by armed enforcers of the Province, they reached out for help. It was then that a group of elders in the community descended from the Kewaquado family stepped up and asked for Hereditary Crane Clan Chief Del Riley to get involved. Chief Riley was appointed by Tim to be his representative, and when the Sheriff arrived on July 13th, Chief Riley and a group of a dozen supporters were there to stand by Tim and Jo-An.

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Video: Police raid second cannabis store in Six Nations within 10 days

Derek Doolittle, the acting chairperson of the SNPCC arrived shortly after the raid occurred, and filmed a portion of the raid and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video Doolittle asks “Who’s in charge here?” A SNPD officer dressed in all black with no badge number or name tag says “I am.” When asked under whose authority he is acting, the officer simply looks down at the large “POLICE” emblazoned on his tactical vest and taps it with his fingers.

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In Quarantine without food, running water, heat, or electricity

Covid-19 is spreading through Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and intensifying the already existing dynamics of poverty and oppression. In this interview, Darlene Necan speaks about the effects of Covid-19 in Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 and the abandonment of the people by Chief and Council.

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VIDEO: Strange man intimidates mother of two, makes death threats to a youth, and invades respected elder’s home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An abusive man threatened a woman and a youth at a Tyendinaga cannabis dispensary on Bayshore Rd. on Saturday night before invading a respected elder’s home.

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Is Onkwehon:we health related to our lands?

The land is just as essential and fundamental to health as is the cultural identity of the people who have lived upon it since time immemorial.

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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.