Category: Indian Act

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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 Culbertson: Episode 3A – Kanenhariyo Attends Culbertson Zoom Meeting

Kanenhariyo attends the Sept 18, 2021 MBQ meeting and asks a question of the lawyer concerning the MBQ Band Council’s “Partial Settlement Agreement.” A conversation on the issues ensues.

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WGO Podcast Culbertson Edition #2 – with Uncle Mario Baptiste

In our second episode, we sit down for a talk with Uncle Mario Baptiste, a Mohawk of the Wolf Clan living in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

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WGO Podcast Culbertson Edition #1 – with Uncle Gene Hill

The What’s Goin’ On? Podcast is back! In this season, we’re looking at the Culbertson Tract “Partial Settlement” vote being proposed by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Band Council. This vote, which...

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Canada seeks to break Simcoe Deed Treaty with the Mohawks of the Six Nations

The administrative arm of the Canadian Federal Government – the Mohawks of the Bay Quinte Band Council – is asking its band members to approve the “settling and releasing” of Fee Simple title to 299 acres of the Culbertson Tract to Canada through a vote that breaks the terms of the Simcoe Deed.

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Constitutional expert calls on the Ontario government to launch an inquiry into the Ontario Securities Commission

First Nations leader and constitutional expert Del Riley today called on the Ontario government to launch an inquiry into the Ontario Securities Commission’s handling of its investigation into Bridging Finance Inc. and its former CEO, David Sharpe.

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Economic Reconciliation or Economic Retaliation?

The destruction of a multi-billion dollar Indigenous company in an ex-parte hearing without even the option to mount a defense is a trampling not only of Mr. Sharpe’s constitutionally protected rights, but also of the broader rights of all Indigenous peoples to develop their own economies and institutions free from colonial domination.

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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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Mohawk Warriors carry out rifle salute in honour of the children Canada murdered

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On July 1st 2021, Rotiskenrakehte (members of the Mohawk Warriors society) gathered to honour the murdered and unmarked graves of the children of Canada’s residential “schools” through a rifle salute....