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  • NYS ignores Senecas and budgets in gaming revenue

    NYS ignores Senecas and budgets in gaming revenue0

    Ignorance, arrogance or intimidation? First, let’s put the simple facts out there: in all of the legalese, questions of fairness, who is regulating who, what is permitted and what is agreed upon; the one thing that is definitive and indisputable is that there is no mention of revenue sharing payments beyond 14 years in the

  • Cultural appropriation

    Cultural appropriation0

    This topic is surfacing again with Canadian mainstream media. A recent issue of Write published an editorial by Hal Niedzviecki where he states that he “does not believe in cultural appropriation”. In this celebratory year of Canada 150, Niedzviecki’s editorial shows that white privilege does not understand the cultural distinctiveness of Indigenous voices. From the

  • Mu WÎyan Î’uch: Thunder Woman speaks – Kill the Indian

    Mu WÎyan Î’uch: Thunder Woman speaks – Kill the Indian0

    Prior to settler colonials infecting the original ways of the Indigenous, the First Peoples had sustainable systems and communal ways that worked for centuries. In this year of “reconciliation” and with the celebration of the century and one half of “Canada”, a spotlight is being thrust on Canada’s treatment of its First Peoples. The consensus

  • Staying Silent

    Staying Silent0

    Indigenous people have the true voices in this land. It is voices and languages that flow, like a mountain stream, gurgling like infants. It is the voice of the river during the spring thaw when the voice starts to gain momentum. It is the powerful voice of the thunder beings signalling our people. Our voice

  • The Indian Act footprint of Indigenous Governance

    The Indian Act footprint of Indigenous Governance0

    Current affairs on Turtle Island or Canada show the continuing struggles of indigenous people across the land. What is the historical legacy that leads to the disconnection between land stewards and settlers? Pre-settler, the original people lived within developed systems of governance, laws and customs that honoured spirituality. With the settler invasion, Christianity came cloaked

  • Thunder Woman Speaks:  Indians or Sovereign First Peoples

    Thunder Woman Speaks: Indians or Sovereign First Peoples0

      It has been a long struggle for the first peoples, the original peoples to gain the attention of non-native people in Canada. The European colonizers/settlers only sought land and resource extraction with the original people being an encumbrance to their greed. Since the first meetings of peace and friendship the original peoples have struggled