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    Haldimand (Patent) A Mohawk Perspective

    In light of the recent death of Mohawk activist, Bill Squire representing the Mohawk Workers, we thought it would be fitting to offer this posthumous republishing of a letter in which Squire explains his stance and his beliefs about the Mohawks of the Grand River Territory. As the Haldimand...
  • Time to take addiction seriously

    In a series of stories in national and local newspapers we learn that fentanyl, one of the most potent opioids, is being manufactured and sold on the streets today. British Columbia and Vancouver, its largest city, is in the grip of a fentanyl overdose epidemic that has killed 755...
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    Re: An open letter from Cayuga Chief Sam General, Dec. 21, 2016

    In reading Cayuga Chief Sam General’s letter about his supposed “dehorning” and what led up to it is disappointing for two reasons. Firstly, there is obviously not only a major division on the HCCC bench and somewhat of a dysfunction but also with the clan mother and the clan...
  • Chief Sam General is a well-rounded and skilled soapstone carver, one of many hidden talents. The piece above was carved to represent a Turtle and Wolf Clan married family and was graciously given as a gift from General. Photo by Chezney Martin

    Letter: Sam General

    December 19, 2016 To whom it may concern: It has been brought to my attention by my Clan Family and other concerned Haudenosaunee people of the ongoing campaign to remove me from my condoled Hereditary Chief’s title. The latest being a “Haudenosaunee Confederacy” document on social media claiming that...
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    Open letter to the standing Rock Sioux

    On behalf of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, we wish to extend our support and stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota in their opposition of the Dakota Access pipeline. Protecting Mother Earth, our planet’s waters, and the land and inherent rights of our...
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    My thanks to Six Nations

    I was hired by CLAX in the fall of 2014 to be the marketing manager of the Ohsweken Demons. Now that the league has suspended operations, I will not be returning so I would like to thank the people of Six Nations for always being such gracious hosts. To...
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    History repeating itself

    Canada’s food guide has become a tool in the propaganda mill that is voiced here and abroad as to the benefits “Aboriginals” receive from Canada (The Dominion). In fact, where once Indigenous People of the Americas were seen as “super human” by the discoverers, the Indigenous People have become...
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    Common sense for Band Council reform

    OHSWEKEN – Six Nations Band Council can represent all people who are members of 13 Six Nations bands so why not use that structure? There are 13 bands who are part of the Six Nations membership; Delaware; Oneida; Tuscarora; Lower Mohawk; Upper Mohawk; Walker Mohawk; Bay of Quinte Mohawk;...
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    An Open Letter to the Secretary of the HCCC and all HCCC Chiefs and Clanmothers and to the people of the Deyo dyo gwanhasta Circle Wampum who are left without a voice

    Please be Aware that the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, its Lawyer Aaron Detlor and their department the Haudenosaunee Development Institute do not have the full and informed consent of all Nation Clans at Six Nations for their undertakings. The Haudenosaunee Development Institute, (HDI) is manipulating and misleading the people...
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    Crafting Decision Making at Confederacy Council

    The Great Law is a Law of Peace, not money. Our obligation is to respect and protect the Earth, not sell its gifts off to the highest bidder. The Law of Consensus, as we say in Onondaga, Skae wah, the pillar of Gayenesagohna ,The Great Law,  must include the...
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    Letter to the editor: Ronald C. Hill

    Ronald C. Hill is meeting to Six Nations elected Council on Monday August 8 at 9 a.m. to talk about recent discussions related to Hydro One Action Requested: Secure preferred electricity rates from Hydro One for Six Nations Members residing in Ontario by April 1, 2017. The Preferred Electricity...
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    HDI: Where is the money?

    Back in February of 2006, the Haudenosaunee people could not have been stronger. We had people from the West, the East, the North, the South, all of us came together and stood against a developer and the governments saying “Enough is enough!” I was at the fire that summer...
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