Category: Two Row Wampum

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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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New petition calls on the federal government to honour the treaties with Indigenous peoples

SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United Church congregation in Scarborough has launched a petition calling on the...

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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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“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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WGO 29 – Hey Syria, you wanna make a treaty?

Trudeau announces nation to nation relationship and then proceeds to invite 25,000 Syrian refugees to come live in this land without consulting any Indigenous nations. We tackle this contentious topic on a late night...

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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...