Category: Indigenous Tobacco

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Onkwehonwe Economics – A Fireside chat about money, banks, and the ecology of everyday life

Sitting around a fire on an unseasonably warm November evening, Kanenhariyo and Tom discuss some principles of Onkwehon:we economics as it relates to an anti-colonial divestment plan that some Toronto activists are working on....

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“You’re an Indian and therefore we own you” – Reflections on the Pipestone tobacco raids

Everyone, including us, were expecting a raid… but it didn’t happen. TV crews were out in full force interviewing all afternoon to keep themselves occupied. When we finally did get raided a week later, we had an interesting phone conversation with a provincial tax representative.

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Icky’s Variety gives back with “Future for our Children” customer appreciation party

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...

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Kanenhariyo provides an update about his April 4th trial

Kanenhariyo is heading to court on April 4th, 2017 for his trial. He is charged with possession of tobacco in contravention of Canadian laws. In this brief phone interview Kanenhariyo provides an update of...

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WGO 34 – Crooked cops, Trudeau’s tears and John A. MacDonald’s last murder case

There have been some new developments with Kanenhariyo court case. As Kanenhariyo fuels up with multiple cups of coffee we get an update, and discuss crooked cops, Justin Trudeau’s tears, and where things went...

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WGO 20 – Intro To Season 2

Kanenhariyo and Tom introduce the upcoming season 2 of What’s Going On?

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WGO 19 – The July 30th Update From Court

Kanenhariyo talks about the shift in legal strategy required by his financial situation and the decision to pursue a constitutional challenge based on “Aboriginal right” rather than his first choice of pushing to have...

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WGO 17 – A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

Kanenhariyo speaks about broken treaties, forced assimilation and genocide. We also discuss whether or not Onkwehon:we and non-Onkwehon:we can “polish the chain” without the Queen as head of state and whose land Toronto really...

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WGO 16 – Karenniyo Makes A Suggestion

In trying to figure out how best to organize the campaign Kanenhariyo’s wife Karenniyo makes a suggestion which may take the campaign to polish the chain in a new direction.

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WGO 14 – Indigneous Tobacco in Tyendinaga with Andrew Martin

Kanenhariyo sits down with Andrew Martin, a business owner from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to discuss his case and tobacco politics in the community. This recording was made on Saturday, June 27, 2015.