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…

Indian massacre in 1574 still a mystery

By Jim Windle / Tuscarora Chief Elias Johnson There is a story recorded in Elias Johnson’s book ‘IROQUOIS, OR SIX NATIONS, AND HISTORY OF The…

Mohawk fingerprints on Bell’s telephone

TUTELA HEIGHTS – It would easy to know whose voice was transmitted in first recorded telephone call between Tutela Heights and Brantford’s downtown telegraph office,…