Category: Indian Act

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VIDEO: Covid Pandemic worsens border crossing situation for Akwesasne Mohawks

Having an international bridge run through Kawehnoke (a.k.a Cornwall Island), subjects Akwesasronon living on Kawehnoke to restrictions, interrogation, abuse and racism anytime they leave the island. When it comes to identification, both the US and Canadian Customs accept the INAC cards as a form of ID, from Onkwehonwe travelling through their borders; but the Haudenosaunee passport a.k.a the “Red Card” is still a hit or miss when travelling through CBSA.

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Aug 20, 1891 – The Mohawks’ letter to Prince Arthur on the Silver Covenant Chain

The following document is a copy of a letter sent by Tortoise Totem, Joseph J. Brant De-ka-ri ho-ken and 4 others to Prince Andrew on the topic of the silver covenant chain relationship between the Mohawks and the British Crown.

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The colonial framework of the “Cannabis Control Act”

The following is an overview of the Cannabis Control Law that the MBQ claims has been in effect since March of 2019.

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Why the MBQ has no right to create or enforce a “Cannabis Control Law” on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

For the MBQ to claim in its proposed “Cannabis Control Act” that it, as an Indian Act Band Council and creature of the Federal Government, is a “First Nation” and that it exists as “part of the Mohawk Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy” and that thereby it has “the existing and inherent right of self-determination, which includes the inherent jurisdiction over their lands, people and territory” is a blatant falsehood and an act of economic and political appropriation.

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Six Nations SAO disrupts community meeting on indigenous cannabis

Dayle Bomberry, Senior Administrative Officer of the Six Nations Elected Band Council (SNEC) – the arm of the Canadian federal government which has been administering the Indian Act at Six Nations since its forcible...

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The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we a Kanien’kehá: ka perspective

Real People’s Media is proud to announce that Kanien’kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) will be speaking at two public events over the Victoria Day long weekend. The first event is...

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Tom Wassaykeesic on violent attacks on Native people in Thunderbay

Tom Wassaykeesic, a band councillor for Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nations speaks with Real People’s Media about a disturbing spike in violent attacks of Indigenous people on the streets of Thunder Bay.

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‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction

By Nicholas Keung | Toronto Star | Sun., May 10, 2009 Many First Nations communities will die out within a few generations, in terms of registered Indians. Because of intermarriage, some communities will see their last...

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‘It’s … insulting,’ Mi’kmaq warrior chief says of Canada’s 150th celebration

By Oscar Baker III | CBC News | January 25, 2017 As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi’kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he’s made a...

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150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party

By JIM COYLE | Toronto Star | Sat., April 1, 2017 When there’s trouble in a family, it’s usually on the ritual occasions — weddings, birthdays, funerals — that the rift is most visible, the screaming...