Treaties Recognition Week: Haldimand Proclamation granted new homeland for pro-loyalist war losses

Treaties Recognition Week: Haldimand Proclamation granted new homeland for pro-loyalist war losses The Haldimand Proclamation was not made for all Haudenosaunee. It was the decree…

The Haldimand Proclamation – marking 238 years of the Promise, the Pledge and the Proclamation.

THE STORY Although the Iroquois nations had officially declared neutrality during the Seven Years War between Britain, France and Spain — and the war concluded…

More Dr. Reports warn of health issues at residential schools

OTTAWA — On November 27th, 1920, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs received a field report from traveling Doctor, F.A. Corbett in which several serious health…

Chiefswood: love letters of Chief Johnson and Emily Howells on display

OHSWEKEN — It’s a romance story for the ages, the kind that makes your hairs stand on end — two people from different worlds —…

Surprise visit exposes deficiencies at Mohawk Institute

BRANTFORD – A memorandum dated March 26th, 1918, and addressed to Minister of Indian Affairs, Duncan Campbell Scott informs of a lawsuit filed by two…

TB, tainted milk and residential schools

MOHAWK VILLAGE, SIX NATIONS – It seems the abuse of indigenous children at the infamous Indian residential schools knew no bounds at all. This time,…

Six Nations mothers opposed participation in WW1

OTTAWA – At the advent of WW1, there were many Six Nations young men who signed up for service in the Canadian Military which made…

Great-great-granddad etched in history … the legacy of Leutenant Frederick Loft

SIX NATIONS — Imagine poking around the internet and discovering you are a direct descendent of the founder of one of North America’s first Native…

Archival documents reveal student cause of death at residential schools

OTTAWA — It is a long and boring process for those not so inclined, but to those of us who have a gluttonous curiosity for…

The government wanted to ignore, hide Haldimand awarding land to the Mohawks

Almost 15 years have passed since a Canadian judge ruled in Brantford court against Six Nations land protecters, the Elected Council and the hereditary chiefs.…

Jim Thorpe – greatest athlete of all-time

It would be an injustice in this space not to turn attention towards not only the finest Indigenous baseball player ever to play the game,…

1862 – Six Nations refuses municipal governance

SIX NATIONS — Many today think the constitutional battle to recognize the sovereignty of the Six Nations Confederacy government versus the municipal style of governance…

When Canada was a Republic

By general standards, Canada is still a very young country, not having its own Charter or Rights and Freedoms and Canadian Constitution until 1982 with…

Collusion against Six Nations in 1923

SIX NATIONS — In 1923, Cayuga Chief Deskaheh was the official delegate representing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and he was creating an…

December 1922: the first raid on Six Nations

SIX NATIONS – Anyone who has any knowledge of the political history of Six Nations will have heard when the RCMP invaded Six Nations and…