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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.

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The Oriskany Battle of Oneida Hanyery and Mohawk Joseph Brant

This article examines the personal face of war for the Haudenosaunee by focusing on two native leaders: Hanyery (or Han Yerry) of the pro-American Oneidas whose territory bordered the limits of white settlement, and Joseph Brant of the pro-British Mohawks living in the Mohawk Valley. They opposed each other long before the Revolution. Each man brought his nation into the shooting war at Oriskany and each personified his nation’s involvement in the war. Their meeting at Oriskany started a chain of events affecting the history of three nations: Oneida, Mohawk, United States.

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Johnny Hawke arrested for exercising his rights in bringing attention to stolen Anishinaabe land

Anishinaabe man is charged with “mischief” for exercising constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights through use of a “Mobile Heritage Centre” to draw attention to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister’s cottage on stolen native lands. UN-SURRENDERED...

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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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Chief Del Riley stops unlawful eviction from Indigenous lands in Shawanaga First Nation

Tim and Jo-An are both disabled and in their mid-50s and had no way to move their belongings from the home. Faced with the threat of eviction by armed enforcers of the Province, they reached out for help. It was then that a group of elders in the community descended from the Kewaquado family stepped up and asked for Hereditary Crane Clan Chief Del Riley to get involved. Chief Riley was appointed by Tim to be his representative, and when the Sheriff arrived on July 13th, Chief Riley and a group of a dozen supporters were there to stand by Tim and Jo-An.

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Analysis: SNGR Band Council “Cannabis Law” violates both Canadian Law and the Great Law

The level of powers the “law” gives the Cannabis Commission are unprecedented and extreme. The Commission would hold a monopoly on sales of all cannabis products in the territory. Anyone looking to sell any cannabis products in Six Nations would have to buy it from the Commission at prices “inclusive of the Commission’s wholesale margin” (which it may set at whatever price it wants).

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Video: Police raid second cannabis store in Six Nations within 10 days

Derek Doolittle, the acting chairperson of the SNPCC arrived shortly after the raid occurred, and filmed a portion of the raid and posted it to his Facebook account. In the video Doolittle asks “Who’s in charge here?” A SNPD officer dressed in all black with no badge number or name tag says “I am.” When asked under whose authority he is acting, the officer simply looks down at the large “POLICE” emblazoned on his tactical vest and taps it with his fingers.

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VIDEO: Strange man intimidates mother of two, makes death threats to a youth, and invades respected elder’s home in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An abusive man threatened a woman and a youth at a Tyendinaga cannabis dispensary on Bayshore Rd. on Saturday night before invading a respected elder’s home.