Zero tolerance: Top Indigenous leader calls for systemic change for policing

OTTAWA — The only way to overcome racism in Canada’s policing agencies is to impose systemic change and a zero-tolerance policy aimed at eliminating the…

Encouraging superstitious belief has hurt us as a people

Superstition doesn’t benefit us in any way. Google defines it as, “excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings.” A survey needs to be…

Burning down the house

It’s been said that the best way to understand how something works is by taking it apart. In this case, I suppose one way of…

Agriculture and Haudenosaunee women

The three sisters make their first mentions in the Haudenosaunee Creation Story, left behind in the grave of Sky Woman. In the time period that…

Canada’s unequal health system may make remote Indigenous communities more vulnerable to the coronavirus

By Ann M Seymour, Ph.D. student, Social Work and Indigenous Peoples, Carleton University, The Canadian Press This article was originally published on The Conversation, an…

Health and safety regulations, digitization could expedite return to business

Economists around the world are sending local governments reeling with their analysis of what comes next in the “new normal” of our post-COVID reality. The…

Americans are protesting the pandemic

Canada is flattening the coronavirus curve. With so many parameters, restrictions and lay offs, public health experts say that a graph of positive tests shows…

In History: Spanish Flu pandemic hit Mohawk Institute, Six Nations

BRANTFORD — The last time the entire world was brought to a halt was just a little more than 100-years ago when the Spanish Flu…

Continued rise of the infodemic

We are sort of, kind of, in the midst of what could be called an infodemic. The term can be traced to an article by…

Anger and toilet paper

By Chezney Martin When we protest to protect the lands of our ancestors, they say go ‘back to your reserve.’ When we lock down our…

Are medical students the answer?

Amid the current pandemic, health care personnel must focus on meticulous hand hygiene, and avoid contaminating workspaces. Clinical staff have to clean all workspaces and…

Celebrating IWD as a Haudenosaunee Woman

International Women’s Day falls on March 8, which for us, was last Sunday. It is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements…

Cayuga Nation leadership dispute results in demolition

SENECA FALLS — The Cayuga Indian Nation is the latest New York nation to be upset by factionalism. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors is…

Why indigenous activism is reaching another high

The Oka Crisis, also known as the Mohawk Resistance, was a 78-day standoff (11 July–26 September 1990) between Mohawk protesters, police, and army. At the…

Legal but Unlawful Raids of Six Nations Territory

After asking quite a few people on Six Nations if they remember the police raiding any of our smoke shops back in the 1980s or…