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    Top indigenous news stories in Canada for 2016

    A recent CBC ‘listicle’ calling out the top indigenous news stories in Canada for 2016. While the compilation definitely included the top subject matter about indigenous communities, our indigenous editorial team felt it greatly lacked substance and context. So behold — we present to you — the real top...
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    Knighthawks honour last surviving WWII Akwesasne Code Talker

    ROCHESTER N.Y. – Native American Night has become a staple of the Rochester Nighthawks’ schedule. Each season fans can learn about the roots of the Creator’s Game, see beautiful dancing and listen to Native American music on the designated night. This year, however, the Knighthawks honour a local hero...
  • Naomi Martin, Sabrina Logan, Ivy Logan, Kristen Logan, Quincy Logan, and Sabrina's daughter Hannah Saunders pose within the host building just before Dwayne LaForme and Boogie Blues Band went up to perform the second half of their performance. Photo by Chezney Martin

    Blues, Brews and Books kicks off

    SIX NATIONS – Yogi’s Barn opened its doors to visitors on Thursday, January 5, to enjoy Dwayne LaForme and the Boogie Blues Band to help raise funds for the Six Nations Public Library. A safe and fully licensed event, this is just the start of what is hoped to...
  • MISCA 1: Carolyn King (left) is a former chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and she spoke at a day-long conference held at McMaster University on Monday, January 9 titled, the Effects of Colonization. Photo by Jayson Koblun

    We were here and we’re still here: the lingering effects of colonization

    HAMILTON – Colonization has had lingering effects throughout the years and still makes an impact on indigenous communities and people today. The McMaster Indigenous Student Community Alliance (MISCA) recognizes this and held a day-long conference on Monday, January 9 at McMaster University titled, the Effects of Colonization. Keynote speakers,...
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    Mohawk Ironworkers Kanien’kéha version now on APTN

    MONTREAL – The Kanien’kéha version of Mohawk Ironworkers premiered Wednesday, January 4 on APTN. The 13-part half hour documentary series celebrates the steely determination of the Mohawk ironworkers of Kahnawake, Akwesasne and Six Nations said to be “the best ironworkers on the planet”. Hilda Nicholas, from Kanehsatake, is the...
  • A rare white Spirit Hawk has been spotted along the Grand River, overseeing the old Mohawk Village site and the Mohawk Chapel. They are very timid of people and residents fear too much attention could cause the magnificent bird to move on. Photo by Jim Windle

    Spirit Hawk makes rare Grand River appearance

    EAGLES NEST/BRANTFORD – The latest resident to the Grand River bird population is what elders used to call a Spirit Bird, otherwise known as an albino Red Tail Hawk. Like most birds, especially of predatory nature, getting too close or intimidating them in any way could see them move...
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    Bill Squire, Mohawk Worker and friend

    When I first heard of Bill Squire he was playing lacrosse with the Brantford Warriors around 1968. He stuck out to me because he looked so small on the floor, but somehow his bowed legs got him from Point A to Point B quicker than most. And boy did...
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    Canada argues against culture loss in $1.3 billion ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

    TORONTO – The Canadian government had no legal obligation to prevent Indian children from losing their cultural identities after being placed in non-indigenous homes during the ’60s Scoop, an Ontario court heard in December. Government lawyer Owen Young urged that the lawsuit be tossed and argued that the notion of...
  • Six Nations’ lacrosse and hockey star Brandon Montour made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks Dec. 28 against the Calgary Flames. Submitted Photo

    Montour sticks with the Ducks

    ANAHEIM C.A. – Many are chosen, few are called. Is a saying that many potential all-star hockey players hear and in this case refers to being drafted by an NHL hockey team. But for many drafted players getting a shot at the “show” never happens and they languish in...
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    $11,500 to food bank from Jukasa Radio

    Six Nations Community Food Bank Co-ordinator Ellen-Rose Jamieson stands beside Jukasa Radio Host Matthew Bergen as they hold an $11,500 donation from Jukasa Radio. The cheque was given to food bank on Friday, December 30. Jamieson would like to extend some community appreciation as well: “On behalf of the...
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    Six Nations elder selected to Order of Canada

    SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Mohawk Elder, Janice Jan (Kahehti:io) Longboat can add yet another honour to her life’s accomplishments after being selected to the Order of Canada. Longboat was one of 100 new appointments for the honour named by Governor General David Johnston on Saturday. “I’m delighted to...
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    Land transfer still faces obstacles

    BRANT/BRANTFORD – When about 1,500 former County of Brant residents went to bed or headed out to celebrate the ringing in of the new year, they were suddenly Brantford residents. Some of them certainly do not like it at all. Grass roots groups in Brant, Brantford and Six Nations...
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