Breaking stereotypes

By Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Ph.D. It is with great humility that I write this short article on what has been a very difficult conversation in the…

Op Ed: Trans-Pacific Partnership is colonization by corporation

On Feb. 4, 2016, trade representatives from 12 countries gathered to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Over 40 per cent of the global economy…

The fight Canadian taxpayers paid

This week, a historic ruling came from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, finally acknowl-edging systemic discriminatory funding practices towards First Nations children by Canada’s federal…

Brant/Brantford may be treading on thin ice

BRANT/BRANTFORD – Transferring land around from municipality to municipality — especially on land under claim or patent — may put mayors and councillors in a…

Op ed: Woman’s 831 km journey should inspire gratitude for natural world

What is it that makes a young woman decide to run 831 kilometres along the length of one of the most notorious oil pipelines in…

We must secure our rightful place in climate change talks

TORONTO – As the Prime Minister and Premiers meet today in advance of attending the Paris Climate Change Conference, it is imperative that First Nation…

“But My Kid LOVES Pocahontas!”—Halloween, ‘Indian’ Costumes & Racism

Please stop yourself this Halloween season before saying any of these things out loud. (And read this instead.) “But it’s totally flattering to your culture…

The Great Law: Peace is Action

By Damian Webster, Onödowa’ga:’ When I look at where our nations were before the Peacemaker came, I see that he pulled off “mission impossible.” How…

What does My Life Look Like as an Intergenerational survivor?

As an intergenerational survivor with children of my own, I know it is possible to go through a great deal of pain and come out…

Valcourt deserves Mulcair’s stink-eye for many more reasons than sitting.

By now you’ve likely seen the picture floating around the Internet. The picture I’m talking about shows NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and two of his…

Missing and Murdered Women: We must tell the stories.

If all we are – as has been said by others – is the stories we tell each other, then what does it mean for…

02/11/15: An open letter to Stephen Harper

Good day. Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Laurel Curley and I’m from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario.…

Canada’s wrongful conviction

As I reflect on the passing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, I recall information shared with me by one Vern Harper. Vern is my only source…

There are No DNA Checkpoints under the Tree of Peace

Over the last few days I have been watching my community implode as members try to stop a woman from building her home. Why? Because…

Unity and the future of our community

The Six Nations community is a divided community. No matter what the subject is, there's always 1000 different opinions and views. There's people who are…