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The Covid-19 epidemic, and the effect of business shutdowns on the Indigenous Economy

“Band Councils can’t collect any government money unless you go into a state of emergency. That’s the unfortunate part and that’s why you’ve got provinces and municipalities all calling these. You get no funding unless you do. That’s an interesting position for our people to be in; we’re really fucked. It gets back to my original point – we shouldn’t be closing our businesses. We should be doing everything in our power to make commerce safe.”

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COINTELPRO-style disruption tactics used by Tyendinaga Police against Real People’s Media and Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement

While we do not normally publicly comment on attacks from trolls and social media haters, the situation has now escalated to one in which threats of vigilante violence have been made against RPM members and the participants at the Wyman Rd. camp. These threats have been made online and in person. The fingerprints of police involvement in “bad-jacketing” RPM members for violence are all over recent events.

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Leaked documents reveal counterterrorism tactics used at Standing Rock to “Defeat pipeline insurgencies”

A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to...

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Canada’s prisons are the ‘new residential schools’

A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people By Nancy Macdonald | Macleans | February 18, 2016 Canada’s crime rate just hit a 45-year low. It’s been dropping...

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The Siege of the Mohawks

By Peter Matthiessen; Peter Matthiessen is the author of “The Snow Leopard” and other books. Washington Post, September 14, 1980 A dangerous confrontation between armed Mohawk factions on a small and remote reservation on...

Interculture Magazine: Western and Mohawk political cultures, a study in contrast 0

Interculture Magazine: Western and Mohawk political cultures, a study in contrast

The Mohawk Nation and its Communities by Robert Vachon Interculture is an an International Journal of Intercultural and Transdisciplinary Research that was established in 1968. This article is a followup to the first examining...

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Our Man in London: The Scandal of the Donald Trump ‘Golden Showers’ Dossier

By Michael Keefer During the past weeks and months, the US media have been agog over one revelation after another of supposed Kremlin skullduggery in tipping the US presidency—the rightful inheritance, needless to say,...

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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was North America’s biggest city—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why. by ANNALEE NEWITZ – 12/13/2016, 7:30 AM Ars Technica A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood...

Standing Rock Rising: Inside the movement to stop DAPL 0

Standing Rock Rising: Inside the movement to stop DAPL

by Rebecca Bengal Vogue Magazine, Nov 22, 2016 Photographed by Alessandra Sanguinetti Snow still covered the plains when the first tepees and tents were staked in the ground near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation...

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Toronto is an Iroquois Word

By Suzanne Methot of Dragonfly Consulting Services Canada TORONTO – At many gatherings in Toronto, people acknowledge that they are on “Mississauga territory.” That didn’t happen 20 years ago, and that makes it a good...