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The source of Canada’s “Indian Problem” is the theft of Indigenous lands and resources

Canada’s criminalization of Onkwehonwe land protectors and silencing of Indigenous reporters directly results from their efforts to usurp land and natural resources that our people have used and accessed as long as the sun has risen.

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NYS Ignores Senecas and Budgets In Gaming Revenue:  Ignorance, Arrogance or intimidation?

By John Kane | April 29, 2017 First, let’s put the simple facts out there: in all of the legalese, questions of fairness, who is regulating who, what is permitted and what is agreed...

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Private profit, Crown corporations, and the public debt

By Craig Blacksmith The following is an analysis of the very strange arrangements the Manitoba Hydro Crown Corporation has in Canada, and of the indebtedness of Crown Corporations in general. First, let’s examine the legal...

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A Canada Day meditation: Standing on guard for what, precisely?

By Michael Keefer | First published in The Canadian Charger (7 August 2009),   There was an Old Person of Tring Who when she was called on to sing Replied, “Ain’t it odd, I can...

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That which speaks to us

By Kelly MacNaughton I have a deep frustration at the lack of knowledge amongst our people. I have always felt a need to ‘fill in the gaps’, when I see that someone doesn’t have...

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Israel and democracy: Reflections on the timing of Ontario’s Bill 202

By Michael Keefer The latest attempt of the Zionist lobby in Canada to shut down attempts to organize peaceful pressure against the state of Israel’s systematic violations of international law came at what must...

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Operation “MYGALE” and “contraband” tobacco

The following is an edited transcription of an interview with Kanenhariyo from Thursday March 31st. Kanenhariyo himself has been criminally targeted for participating in the Onkwehon:we tobacco industry. Here he gives an alternate take on...

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30 Years and $33 Million

By John Kane January 21, 2014 It’s not a prison sentence. It just feels like one. And I’m sure it feels the same to many others. It’s the cost for gaining “recognition” by the...

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Back to Our Path is not a Trip Backward

by John Kane January 14, 2014 Many of us are familiar with our expression Ohnkwe Ohnwe. It is what we use to describe ourselves as the original people of Turtle Island. The approximate translation...

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No, Really! It’s OK to Watch Al Jazeera America

by John Kane September 25, 2013 I am amazed at the displaced loyalty to all things “American” that far too many Native people have. Whether it is getting all ”patriotic” every time 9-11 is...