Category: Return to the land

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The White Roots of Peace, Allies, and Privilege

On a late night trip to Lone Wolf for tea and pistachios, Kanenhariyo and Tom trundle along in the truck and talk about race, weapons and allies.

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The Prophecy of the Serpents

Sitting around the embers of a dying camp fire, Kanenhariyo tells the story of the prophecy of the serpents. This prophecy is common to the Hopi, the Haudenosaunee, and a number of other indigenous communities. It tells of time of catastrophe and crisis, when the people must head for the high ground and prepare for what is to come.

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“Last man Standing:” Meet Wack, the longest term resident of Kanonhstaton, now at #landbacklane

Wack lived at Kanonhstaton to help protect the land for over 10 years. He’s been at Landback lane since the day it began where he has lived in a tent with his dogs for over 90 days.

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McKenzie Meadows #landback Monday July 20 Update

An excavator sat quietly in the field at what was once the future site of McKenzie Meadows housing development on Monday afternoon. Warrior and Hiawatha belt flags waved loud and proud in the wind. Land stewards could be seen wearing non-medical masks and gathering in socially distanced groups.

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Winter is coming at Kanonhstaton

After a fierce windstorm blew down their tents, land defenders at Kanonhstaton are beginning to build winter shelters as they dig in for the long term.

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Our Haudenosaunee Declaration

OUR HAUDENOSAUNEE DECLARATION – statement of the Haudenosaunee people currently blockading Highway 6 in Caledonia August 10, 2017 In May 2006, the Province of Ontario stated in writing, that the title of Burtch Lands would...

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A packing list for Indigenous resistance camps

By Sakej Ward I have just had a request to put up a packing list for activists going to Indigenous resistance camps. I have a general purpose Load out List. Its a lot of items...

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Rotiskenrakehetes Intensive Training Camp – July 31 to Aug 6, 2017

    A Rotiskenrakehete intensive training camp will be held from July 31 to August 6th 2017 within Kanonsonnonionwe Territory. The exact location will be announced to selected participants at a future date. To...

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“A Revolution in Indian Country” Patricia Monture speaks at 2005 Youth Think Tank

Professor Monture uses her own experience to talk about empowerment, “a revolution in Indian country”.   Thunder in her soul – Remembering Patricia A. Monture Tuesday, December 7, 2010 By Malinda S. Smith, Vice...

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Elder Vern Harper speaks about his experiences of Alcatraz

TORONTO – On March 21st, 2017 Gary Wassaykeesic continued his ongoing show, “Telling our Stories”. In this episode Gary speaks with Elder Vern Harper in Toronto. They discuss the history and significance of the...