• Fund launched to honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

    Fund launched to honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

    VANCOUVER — Canada announced a new fund to honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, including LGBTQ2S individuals. The Commemoration Fund for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls responds to the National Inquiry’s Interim report declaration that there is a need to fund commemoration activities to help honour

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  • Writing or Rewriting History?

    Writing or Rewriting History?

    I must say, I was surprised last December to read that the Haudenosaunee Chiefs Council (HCCC) appeared to be unaware of the actions of Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN) over the past decade to claim most of southern Ontario as its traditional territory. Surprised, because as early as 2011 and as late

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  • How old languages hold new keys to wisdom

    How old languages hold new keys to wisdom

    After listening to a contingency of men speak about the Old Great Law of Peace that was practiced before the Handsome Lake Religion was adopted it became apparent that understanding our own language is necessary to relearning our culture. The elders of Six Nations have said in the past that there is no single individual

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  • NHL All-Star Skills Competition results in female recognition

    NHL All-Star Skills Competition results in female recognition

    SAN JOSE — On Saturday, January 26, the results for the NHL All Stars Skills Competition was revealed after being held by the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Centre for the first time since 1997. Out of the six categories which include: Fastest Skater, Puck Control, Save Streak, Premier Passer, Hardest Shot and Accuracy

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  • Juno Awards announce nominees while Oscars break some ground

    Juno Awards announce nominees while Oscars break some ground

    The artists nominated for the 2019 Indigenous Music Album Juno The Ballad of the Runaway Girl by Elisapie, is a return to her folk-pop songs and songwriting after a six year break. Elisapie is Inuk from Salluit in northern Quebec and this is her second Juno nomination. In 2005 she was given the Aboriginal Recording

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  • Concert Series highlights indigenous contributions to music

    Concert Series highlights indigenous contributions to music

    “Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World” is putting on a concert series bringing the songs from the film to the stage. The concert is being put on by Rezolution Pictures and tours across Ontario this month with an upcoming stop at Brantford’s Sanderson Centre. The show reveals the contributions indigenous artists have made to

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  • Teosinte: modern corn’s ancient ancestor

    Teosinte: modern corn’s ancient ancestor

    MEXICO —  One of the most evolved vegetables in the world is what we now call corn. The roots of corn lay deep within the indigenous soil of Central America. But the road towards the sweet, beautifully even rows of yellow kernels that we enjoy so much every summer has humble beginnings, in a small

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  • New logo for old New Credit

    New logo for old New Credit

    MISSISSAUGAS OF THE CREDIT — The community formerly known as New Credit has launched a logo contest, open to band members, looking for a new logo. MCFN Governance Team says they are seeking someone with art or graphic design skills to submit a proposed design. According to the MCFN website only band members of the

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  • Chief Celebrates launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages

    Chief Celebrates launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages

    TORONTO – Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald acknowledged the official launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Chiefs of Ontario released a statement recognizing the UN’s declaration made official at the United Nations UNESCO on Monday. “This is a particularly pressing and important issue internationally and within Canada as Indigenous peoples, communities and

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  • Work continues to hold at Niagara Reinforcement

    Work continues to hold at Niagara Reinforcement

    SIX NATIONS — Work is still stalled at the completion of the Niagara Reinforcement Project. Men approached workers on site late last week to halt completion of the Hydro line connection — saying members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs (HCCC) wanted a $250,000 engagement agreement with Hydro One in order to proceed. If not, officials

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