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    Could using banishment against addictions on reserve backfire?

    When we were children our imagination about the future was limitless — that’s what made us so precious. Today that innocence embodies our own dreams that we once had for ourselves; the ideas we had before reality awoke and responsibility suffocated those hopes. Minimum wage has a way of...
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    We didn’t have it that bad

    If you’ve been paying attention to the news on Six Nations lately it’s apparent that people are dying. Drug overdoses, car accidents, homicides, we’ve seen it all. It’s easy to sit on a high horse and point the finger but maybe we are all partly responsible. It has already...
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    Mni wiconi: water is life

    Looks like the warlords of the U.S. are flexing their muscles down at Standing Rock again. It seems like they are forgetting what happened to General George Armstrong Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn. A descendent of the American Commander named Alisha Custer travelled to the #NODAPL demonstrations...
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    The Orenda Boyden wrote is not our Orenda

    When I first learned about Orenda, it was when I was taught about traditional lacrosse sticks. I was told that a woman’s power and the Orenda in a traditional lacrosse stick will fuse and become too powerful. In other words, I was taught that when a woman uses a...
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    Damn strait

    Now and then the mainstream media reports on scientific findings about the “arrival” of indigenous people to the Americas. It goes something like this “Indigenous groups are immigrants too, so it wasn’t their land in the first place, blah blah blah,” let’s just forget all that nonsense Vine Deloria...
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    Demystifying the Two Row Times

    Four years going strong and sometimes people wonder how we are a free paper. It’s kind of funny, but some think advertising is free too. Well actually we are supported by advertising revenue and that’s what pays the bills. If you like our paper, please advertise with us. Getting...
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    Grounding in hope for 2017

    It’s hard to keep positive when surrounded with indigenous news. Especially if you fancy yourself an empath — which several First Nations, Metis and Inuit people do. Some days the stories you walk through are enough to affect you psychologically, emotionally and physically. Such has been 2016. From the...
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    Justice for Shen

    Shenny Smith has dreams of playing professional hockey someday and his dreams may not be that far out of reach – Shenny comes from an athletic family. His first cousin Brendan Bomberry plays for University of Syracuse. Shen’s other cousin Sid Smith is an award winning defenseman for the...
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    Easements

    Easement is a word. It is a legal term that means a right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose. There have been many easements happening since 1492, sometimes legal but mostly unlawful easements that have criss-crossed indigenous lands without consultation or consent. It’s...
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    Land of the free — home of the brave

    It is hard to sit back and passively take in the limited information we, the public, are being provided about the events unfolding at Standing Rock Sioux Territory. So many things seem almost unbelievable; a girl has her arm blown off, another shot in the eye may be permanently...
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    Dear full-blooded Canadians

    If you have any native friends on social media then you are aware of #NODAPL and the anti-oil stance of indigenous people. For all others, consider this your notification. Many of your fellow countrymen have pointed out that indigenous people also use fossil fuel and are active participants in...
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    The Beautiful Americas

    There are many different types of Americas. North America, South America, Trump’s America, but largely forgotten is the original Americas, which some call Turtle Island or the Turtles Back. There are millions of people who mean well yet are unable to see why President Elect Donald Trump is accused...
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