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  • Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

    Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American non-profit Wednesday. The report from the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute, the research

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  • Hooking in public: The history of ‘the hook’

    Hooking in public: The history of ‘the hook’

    Perhaps it is because of the power of social media connecting Haudenosaunee people beyond territorial gaps, but it seems to me that ‘the hook’ has been showing up a lot more recently. This hand gesture of disputed origin is often used between Haudenosaunee people to keep things light hearted and make people laugh. Basically you

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  • Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee Nation to reinstate its free press act

    Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee Nation to reinstate its free press act

    The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and other free press advocates condemn the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s decision to repeal it’s press freedom law. The move by the nation’s tribal council is an alarming attack on press freedom in Indian Country. On Nov. 7, the Muscogee (Creek) National Council introduced legislation to repeal the free press

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  • Hagersville Hawks looking for another surge

    Hagersville Hawks looking for another surge

    HAGERSVILLE — The Grimsby Peach Kings put a speed-bump in the road for the surging Hagersville Hawks Saturday at the Hagersville Arena. Grimsby leads the division with 18 wins, three losses, and a tie for 37 points heading into this week’s Jr. C hockey action, however, they have played more games than the next four

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  • Ottawa launches new indigenous sports initiative

    Ottawa launches new indigenous sports initiative

    OTTAWA — Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario and the City of Ottawa, along with Ottawa Tourism, have reached an exclusive multi-year agreement prioritizing Indigenous wellness through sport, leadership and community development. The landmark initiative was reached in partnership and consultation with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Kitigan Zibi First Nation, the Algonquin Nation, the

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  • Rumour mill sees Montour a Leaf

    Rumour mill sees Montour a Leaf

    ANAHEIM — After 22 games on the blue line so far this season, Six Nations’ Brandon Montour and his Anaheim Ducks are settled into the middle of the Pacific Division, four points behind the first place San Jose Sharks, two behind Calgary and one point in back of the Vancouver Canukes. Brantford’s Adam Henrique has

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  • Op-Ed: The Death Knock – ethics in reporting

    Op-Ed: The Death Knock – ethics in reporting

    The more that numbers are used to represent people, the less human those numbers become. That is fact. The media, especially non-indigenous media, has created a surplus of dehumanization time and time again through the overuse of numbers in statistics while seeming to disallow media coverage of the actual people affected by those numbers. In

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  • N7 Fund Awards recognize indigenous sports organizations

    N7 Fund Awards recognize indigenous sports organizations

    BEAVERTON, ORE. — At the beginning of this month, Nike announced the latest round of grant recipients for the Nike N7 Fund. As part of the 2017-2018 N7 Fund grant cycle, Nike is awarding grants to 20 organizations serving Native American and Aboriginal youth across North America. Through this grant cycle, the N7 Fund awarded 15 “Grassroots” grant recipients

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  • Ohsweken Speedway

    Ohsweken Speedway

    HAMILTON — During the Ohsweken Speedway’s Night of Champions Banquet held at the Carmen’s Banquet Centre; (from left ) Matt Nuell (MiniStocks), Shone Evans (Crate Sprints), Dylan Westbrook (360 Sprints) and Dave Bailey (Thunderstocks ) pose with their trophies and cheques as four of the champion racers recognized during the evening. Photo by Chezney Martin.

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  • Resilient indigenous in an age of reconciliation

    Resilient indigenous in an age of reconciliation

    This week the government in Saskatchewan did something profound and important — making the choice to change a derogatory name of lakes in the province and change them to names that celebrate indigenous culture. A group of lakes called “Killsquaw Lake” near a town called “Unity” have been re-named. According to the Canadian Press elders

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