Category: Onkwehonwe History

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Firestarters 3 – Louis Snyder reacts to Takarontakeh discussing Onkwehon:we knowledge and responsibilities.

Louis Snyder, Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation, listens to and reacts to an audio presentation made by Takarontakeh on Onkwehon:we knowledge and responsibilities. Takarontakeh is an elder from Kahnawake who promotes Onkwehon:we sovereignty...

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Aug 20, 1891 – The Mohawks’ letter to Prince Arthur on the Silver Covenant Chain

The following document is a copy of a letter sent by Tortoise Totem, Joseph J. Brant De-ka-ri ho-ken and 4 others to Prince Andrew on the topic of the silver covenant chain relationship between the Mohawks and the British Crown.

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MMIWG Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson by Kanenhariyo Seth Lefort

Livestreamed video, April 8th, 2018.   Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson, beloved daughter of the late Kenneth and Genevieve Nicholson by Kanenhariyo.

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken 2

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken

This event was sponsored by Herbal ReLeaf CBD+, Smoke Signals Media, and King Leaf. Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we was a public meeting held in Six Nations on March 27th, 2018. The event was sponsored...

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Hochelaga: the mystery village of the Iroquois

Darren Bonaparte examines the hidden history of Hochelaga, a village of over a thousand people on the present island of Montreal, where Jacques Cartier first met the Iroquois people.  By Darren Bonaparte | Canada’s...

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Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) speaking in Hamilton and Toronto

The May 21 and May 22 long weekend was marked by two successful events organized by Real People’s Media in Hamilton and Toronto. Kanien’kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) gave talks on the...

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From Akwesasne Notes to the Oka Crisis: Francis Boots’ long journey through Indian country

In this episode, Francis Boots talks about how he went to his first protest and his life long journey through the hotspots of Indian country. Francis tell us about the founding and growth of...

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The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we a Kanien’kehá: ka perspective

Real People’s Media is proud to announce that Kanien’kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) will be speaking at two public events over the Victoria Day long weekend. The first event is...

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How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down

The following is excerpted from “Canada’s Colonial Constitution,” an essay by John Borrows, published in The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties. The book, from University of Toronto press, comprises scholarly essays on...

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“We are not the criminals”: Six Nations Land Defenders Dick Hill and Gene Johns Statement to the Court

Dick Hill and Gene Johns, Rotiskenekete of Six Nations of the Grand River, were charged with mischief in relation to housing developments protected by an injunction granted to the City of Brantford.  They were...