Category: Mohawks

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Video: Getting ready for the Indigenous Tattoo gathering in Tyendinaga

The grounds are being prepared for the August 21-24th Indigenous Tattoo Gathering. Check out the following videos for more information about the gathering and to learn more about where it is being held.

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Indigenous Tattoo Gathering to be held August 21-24 in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

An Indigenous Tattoo gathering will be held in Tyendinaga from August 21st to 24th. The gathering is an opportunity for Onkwehon:we (Indigenous) tattoo practitioners to share knowledge and skills, and for those seeking traditional hand poke tattoos to receive them.

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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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The Peace

The peace A poem by Dr. Sally Brant Did they hear us calling Did they find another way Did they fight the flightless monster In the black and white and grey Could they see...

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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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Mohawk Warriors carry out rifle salute in honour of the children Canada murdered

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On July 1st 2021, Rotiskenrakehte (members of the Mohawk Warriors society) gathered to honour the murdered and unmarked graves of the children of Canada’s residential “schools” through a rifle salute....

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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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Dec 14th Press Release from the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke

Recently, the Municipalité d’Oka passed a unilateral by-law, by-law 2020-223, that declared the Pine Forest as their cultural heritage site. This was done without the free prior and informed consent of the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. This unilateral decision is in violation of international human rights norms that support and protect Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination.

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Where coffee, cannabis and Indigenous culture connect

Few things go together better than fair-trade coffee and organic craft grown cannabis – especially when they’re infused with the Mohawk culture and worldview. That’s exactly what’s going on in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory where Two Row Coffee Co. brings a Mohawk perspective to selling coffee in partnership with The Potshoppe, one of Tyendinaga’s best weed shops.

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Post-Arrest Statement from reporter Starla Myers

The OPP has made clear that it is undertaking a concerted attempt to silence grassroots Indigenous journalists as it enables an agenda of illegal land sales by the Provincial and Federal government. The promised negotiations are only an introduction to Canada’s specific claims and additions to reserve policies that are not consistent with Rotinonhsonni Title and, more specifically, The Haldimand proclamation.