Why Brant sold Land

BRANTFORD – Joseph Brant has been accused of selling off land for his own enrichment, usually by people who have no historical anchor to attach…

First Nations Warriors Key in Preserving the Future of Canada

Great acts of heroism by First Nations soldiers over 200 years ago helped paved the way to Canadian Confederation in 1867. Without their sacrifices during…

The Adoption of Canada into the long house of many nations — the true reason why June 21 was selected National Aboriginal Day.

“If it wasn’t for your people Canada would not be a nation today,” said the late-Sylvannus General (d.2004) to younger members of the indigenous rights…

Last man hanged in Brant County was from Six Nations

The 1932 hanging of Six Nations’ Joe Bomberry was described by the late John Maracle as an act to control Six Nations people. Maracle, a…

Why the Burtch Tract is so important

By Jim Windle with notes BURTCH – The tract of land known as the Burtch Tract was part of the Haldimand Tract made manifest by…

Honour of Six Nations’ alliance with the Crown in First World War

By Thohahoken In 1913 Arthur the Duke of Connaught travelled to Ohsweken. At the now “old” council house on the Six Nations territory, the Duke…

Six Nations’ funded colleges and universities and never repaid

The use of Six Nations’ trust funds links to a federal debt owed to the Six Nations of the Grand River for funding other higher…

What about that 1701 Nanfan Treaty?

By Jim Windle with notes from Paul Williams SIX NATIONS – Did the Haudenosaunee give away a huge chunk of land in 1701? There is…

A primer on the Grand River Valley since 1784

Following the American Revolution the remnants of the Five Nations Rotinohsyonni Confederacy took refuge in the Grand River Valley, 70 miles south of Toronto, Canada.…

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…

1803 letter reveals contemporary understanding

Excerpts from a personal letter written April 2, 1803, between Samuel Peters, friend, United Empire Loyalist and grandfather of Samuel Peters Jarvis, who would eventually…

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