Category: Silver Covenant Chain

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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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VIDEO – Two Row Teachings on the Track

OPP officers came to negotiate for an end to the closure of Mohawk lands to Canadian trains. Instead, they got a lesson about the Two Row Wampum and an offer to polish the Silver...

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On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter...

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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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“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...

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Kanenhariyo provides an update about his April 4th trial

Kanenhariyo is heading to court on April 4th, 2017 for his trial. He is charged with possession of tobacco in contravention of Canadian laws. In this brief phone interview Kanenhariyo provides an update of...

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WGO 22 – Francis Boots On Onkwehonwe Justice Systems

Francis Boots gives his take on traditional Onkwehonwe justice systems and means of conflict resolution.

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WGO 19 – The July 30th Update From Court

Kanenhariyo talks about the shift in legal strategy required by his financial situation and the decision to pursue a constitutional challenge based on “Aboriginal right” rather than his first choice of pushing to have...

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WGO 18 – Francis Boots On The Silver Covenant Chain

Francis Boots joins the podcast and tells us about his understanding of the Silver Covenant Chain and the relationship between the Crown and Mohawk people.

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WGO 17 – A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

Kanenhariyo speaks about broken treaties, forced assimilation and genocide. We also discuss whether or not Onkwehon:we and non-Onkwehon:we can “polish the chain” without the Queen as head of state and whose land Toronto really...