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  • Healthy Roots: Homegrown Goodness

    Healthy Roots: Homegrown Goodness0

    OHSWEKEN – In the early months of 2015, the Six Nations community watched as four individuals publicly committed to a traditional, Indigenous foods-only diet. Kathy Isaacs, Julee Green, Karihwawihson Brown, and Johnny Powless’s journey to health was documented in weekly issues of the Two Row Times, while staff at Six Nations Health Services and Tyendinaga

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  • Preventing Lyme Disease – what you need to know

    Preventing Lyme Disease – what you need to know0

    It is the time of year that woodticks take over our territory. Although finding a tick on you or your children is a common thing to experience in the Carolinian woodlands of our Grand River territory, ticks present a real risk for disease. According to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation there are 40 species of

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  • Mammograms for Six Nations women on Community Awareness Week

    Mammograms for Six Nations women on Community Awareness Week0

    The Screen For Life Mobile Unit, a full screening clinic that travels the province will be on Six Nations this month during Community Awareness Week, from May 12 – 22 – offering free mammograms. In the indigenous community, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Doctors normally recommend all women between

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  • Holistic health food and nutrition store opens on Six Nations

    Holistic health food and nutrition store opens on Six Nations0

    A new health food and nutrition store has opened on Six Nations territory offering holistic nutritional supplements, organic and indigenous foods and self-care products. Life Sustainers held their grand opening last week. The store has been a dream of owner Karen Smith, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner. Smith received her training from the Institute of Holistic

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  • Healing the heart by healing the mind

    Healing the heart by healing the mind0

    The Good Mind, or Ganigonhi:oh, is a well-known concept in Haudenosaunee tradition that calls on the use of kind, loving and compassionate thoughts as a precursor to decision making. While some see it as a general governing law, Onondaga Clanmother Frieda Jacques had an interesting take on it in her 2001 article, ‘Use The Good

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  • Wahta Nikarontoten

    Wahta Nikarontoten0

    Once again the maple trees have followed their original instructions by providing that sweet water after a long, cold winter. When the temperature hovers above freezing, the sap will flow like a heartbeat. Those who collect their own sap know that the seasons are slightly off, so storing as much of that golden nectar as

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