Category: Truth and Reconcilation

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GSTS: “This was not an apology, this was a demand to revoke the Doctrine of Discovery”

In this episode of the Got Something To Say Podcast with Rhonda Martin, she is joined by Jonel Beauvais, Mohawk Wolf Clan, Akwesasne, Katsi Cook, Mohawk Wolf Clan, Akwesasne, Kenneth Deer, Mohawk Bear Clan,...

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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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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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VIDEO: Tyendinaga Police punched Mohawk elder after he requested War Chief’s presence at traffic stop

Constable Markus Bardy refused to follow the appropriate protocols in dealing with traditional people, and instead inflicted a concussion on the elder and endangered the community by instigating a high-speed chase that ended up...

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Time for Truth and Reconsideration in Prince Edward County

Canada Day 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the unveiling of a bronze statue of John A. Macdonald Holding Court (MHC) on Picton Main Street. Supporters and critics of MHC disagree strongly about Macdonald’s legacy and what honouring him with public memorials says about us. After learning that there’s no evidence for the truth of the main event depicted in MHC, I hope that some of its supporters will share in a reconsideration of the statue’s place in our community.

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MMIWG Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson by Kanenhariyo Seth Lefort

Livestreamed video, April 8th, 2018.   Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson, beloved daughter of the late Kenneth and Genevieve Nicholson by Kanenhariyo.

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New petition calls on the federal government to honour the treaties with Indigenous peoples

SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United Church congregation in Scarborough has launched a petition calling on the...

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Sharing the Laws of the Land presentation Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant

From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded April 22nd, 2017 in the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. The Walrus Talks National Tour is a Canada 150 Signature...

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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...