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A Sovereign Path Forward

Band councils, lands reservedfor Indians, and the need toend the Indian act By Chief Del Riley & Tom Keefer with Karen Commandant The PDF version of this document is available for download here. Comments...

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2022 Indigenous Tattoo Gathering takes place in Tyendinaga this weekend

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Tattoo Gathering is taking place at the Legacy 420 event grounds at 756 York Rd starting Friday May 20th and going until Monday May 23. The event is...

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Supporters rally and stop police eviction of Anishinaabe Kwe for refusing to pay property taxes

Robyn “Kiki” Eshkibok was awoken this morning by the arrival of a sheriff and half a dozen Sault Ste. Marie police officers who tried to evict her from her home at 416 Old Garden River Rd. Eshikbok, who is from Wiikemkoong and Ketegaunseebee First Nations has been living in her home since October 2011, but ceased paying property taxes to the city after becoming aware of her Aboriginal and Treaty rights.

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Two Row Times and “Credible” Mohawk slander and libel Skyler Williams

The Two Row Times, a pro-Indian Act newspaper colludes with the “Credible” Mohawk to smear #1492LandBackLane’s most high profile warrior. The unfounded and slanderous claims made against Willams are part of a longstanding pattern to target and discredit those Onkwehon:we who uphold their traditional systems and fight to preserve their lands.

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OSC continues Canada’s legacy of racism

As I write this, another highly successful and high-profile Indigenous person and proud Mohawk is not only being labelled, but in my opinion, unfairly kicked while he’s down in the media, and by the powers-that-be at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Even before a shred of evidence is heard in a courtroom, David Sharpe’s life as a successful CEO on Bay Street and champion of Indigenous economic development has been destroyed. David and his former company, Bridging Finance, have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, the careers and lives of many disrupted by a one-sided smear campaign, even before Sharpe and the Bridging team have an opportunity to defend themselves. There have been no formal allegations or Securities Act charges in the seven months since the OSC released compelled evidence contrary to their own statute and the protections provided by the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Video: Wet’suwet’en Chief Dsta’hyl deactivates Coastal Gaslink Excavator; orders CGL out

On October 16th, Lihkt’samisyu Chiefs Dsta’hyl and Tsebesa took action as Coastal Gaslink workers continued to trespass on Wet’suwet’en territory in violation of Wet’suwet’en laws and Canada’s own constitution. The Chiefs instructed Coastal Gaslink to remove all equipment from Lihkts’amisyu territory immediately, indicating that otherwise it would be decommissioned and seized by the Likht’samisyu Clan in accordance with its laws.

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Onkwehon:we and Brantford residents unite and #landback Arrowdale

Bridges were being built between Save Arrowdale members and Onkwehon:we. One of the stated goals of the movement was to preserve the golf course; however, after learning more about the Haldimand Tract and land claims Heaslip admitted that “It might never be a golf course again.” Bomberry appreciates their assistance: “They’ve offered to do security at night and help out; but they have to understand that we have different rights, we are protected. You wanted it to stay green, you wanted it to stay a golf course, but I can’t promise that,” he said “You guys have it instilled in you that you have to fight legally and obey the laws, you guys will get justice in following this way, but now you’ve spent a lot of time, you’ve spent a lot of money to find out it’s to no avail; your legal system has let you down. Your politicians have let you down, they want development here.”

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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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“Sovereign People on Sovereign Land”: Interview with Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel

On Friday, October 1st, Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel will be having its official grand opening from 4pm-7pm. The event will be a festive affair, with drumming, dancers, a moment of prayer, and a feast. On the menu is venison, corn soup, and fry bread. There will also be promotions and give-aways. Covid-19 protocols will be in effect.

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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.