Chezney Martin, Author at Two Row Times

Chezney Martin

  • Advocates for water preservation and long-term ecosystem sustainability gathered to experience the many presenters within the G.R.E.A.T. Boardroom—from the value of life and water to protecting individual rights to clean water. Photo By Chezney Martin

    Plans to protect water on National Water Day

    OHSWEKEN – For National Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, advocates for the preservation of water and aquifers alike gathered within the board room of the G.R.E.A.T Building at the request of Dr. Dawn Hill and her children Makasa and Cody Looking Horse to hear ideas and traditional teachings....
  • : (from left) Frankie Warner, Elizabeth Doxtater, Kaya Hill, Imani Mitten, Kendall Jacobs
and Falen Johnson pose shortly after the Group of Six presented their own personal stories of how they came together and some anecdotes of their lives. Photo by Chezney Martin

    Woodland opens the Voices Yet to Come

    BRANTFORD – Four members of the art group The Group of Six came to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford to present personal stories alongside Visual Artist Elizabeth Doxtater and Playwrite Falen Johnson on Saturday, March 25. Young Artists Kendall Jacobs, Kaya Hill, Imani Mitten and Frankie Warner told...
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    Sympathizing with indigenous addiction

    Many indigenous people attribute substance abuse directly to the child welfare experience, CAS system and the aftermath of Residential Schools. Those that don’t, tend to have parents that were directly affected by one or more of the above factors, and passed the trauma and addiction to their children. Now,...
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    DAPL Protestors March in Washington, D.C.

    DAPL Protestors March in Washington, D.C. By Chezney Martin WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two weeks have passed since federal law enforcement removed DAPL protesters from the Oceti Sakowin campsite in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. While only a week ago the Los Angeles Times released notice that oil could begin flowing...
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    Singer Lacey Hill amplifying the frequency of love

    SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Artist Lacey Hill held a showing of old and new songs from her latest album titled, M at the Grand River Employment and Training Centre (GREAT) theatre. Friends, family and fans were able to support her as she played songs with deep meaning and...
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    Amos Key presents at Laurier University

    BRANTFORD – The Wilfred Laurier University’s Research and Academic Centre opened it’s doors to those wishing to hear Director of Languages at the Woodland Cultural Centre Amos Key Jr. speak on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools on Wednesday, March 1. As Key has been an advocate for...
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    Martin’s Craft Shop: 16 Years and Counting

    SIX NATIONS – As a traveller from outside of Six Nations you might wish to pick up something to remember your time here. And if you’re a picky buyer, looking for something hand-made and well made, Martin’s Craft Shop is the best place to go. Well known within Six...
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    In-Depth: RUMBLE, The Indians Who Rocked the World

    In the February 1 edition of the TRT there was an article printed about Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World. Rumble is the documentary that won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival. The film circulates around indigenous artists that...
  • HAMILTON – Grade 8 students from J.C. Hill Elementary School visited the athletic facilities at McMaster University last Saturday, and got to show off their basketball skills on the court during half-time for both the men's and women's McMaster Marauder games un der the guidance of their Teacher and Basketball Coach, Troy Hill.

    J.C. Hill takes stage at halftime

    HAMILTON – To give Grade 8 students from J.C. Hill Elementary the opportunity to learn more about athletic opportunities close to home last Saturday, the students participated in inter-squad scrimmages during the half-times of both the McMaster Marauders women’s and men’s basketball games, and took tours of the facilities....
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    Helping the evidence fly

    BRANTFORD – Music lovers gathered to listen to music full of indigenous influence at the Woodland Cultural Centre on Saturday, February 4, to hear songs from Gail Obediah’s Let the Eagle Fly album. Obediah posted to Facebook one day before the release of her album to let listeners know...
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    Jace Martin cascades into the U.S. Top 40

    Ranked with artists such as Alessia Cara and Maroon 5, Six Nations Singer and Songwriter Jace Martin has earned the No. 35 spot on the Billboard Top 40 Radio Hit List with his 2015 hit “Free to Fly”. “Free to Fly” received huge response as fans showed their support...
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    Indigenous documentary ‘Rumbles’ at Sundance Film Festival

    Fearing racist backlash as an artist was common in the past and many indigenous artists hid or down-played their ancestry. So, diving into a different era of being native: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is the documentary that allowed Montreal-based Filmmakers Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana to...
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