UN Special Rapporteur encounters Idle No More revival

The United Nations has dispatched James Anya, a law professor and special human rights envoy to assess the situation of indigenous peoples within Canada. Anya…

Article puts Cleveland Indians racism in proper context

An article highlighting a controversial image released by the National Congress of American Indians has been circulating on Facebook this week. The poster uses fabricated…

Statement on the Creation of the Six Nations Child Welfare Authority

On April 6, 1971 the Six Nations Council of the day passed a resolution to allow the Brant CAS to establish an office on the…

Letter to the Editor: Response to “The Big Lie: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery”

I’d like to begin by stating “Christianity never fairs well when it is in power”, history can attest to this. When the Church aligned itself…

“Tewatahtawi” — “We carry ourselves”

In 1776, when a group of 13 British colonies broke off from their empire, there was more than just a battle that needed to be…

Mourn with those who mourn

My spirit is stirring this week and I find it no coincidence that among the women I know, the feeling is mutual. My kids came…

Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club receives $39,000 grant from ALCOA Foundation

The ALCOA Foundation recently donated $39,000 to the Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club. The grant was for the BE GREAT: Graduate Program that is sponsored…

Counties agree to fight contraband cigarette trafficking

Four New York county district attorneys announced an agreement to fight cigarette trafficking. The agreement was negotiated with Ohio-based R + L Carriers trucking company.…

Video of Amazon gold mining devastation goes viral in Peru

Illegal gold-mining operations in the Amazon have turned portions of the landscape there into a ‘moon-like’ wasteland according to video uploaded by Peruvian Journalist Güido…

United Nations suggests Canada should investigate missing women

Cuba and Iran supported a UN report that suggested Stephen Harper needs to address the 668 aboriginal women that have gone missing or were murdered…

Turn in your ARMS

With 15,694 likes and almost 8,000 shares this picture has been circulating around Facebook conspiracy pages and is generating interesting conversation and support from gun…

The Big Lie: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery

Steven Newcomb is the author of “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.” He is the foremost authority on the subject.…

The 1833 Red Man’s Rebuke still resonates today

SIX NATIONS – The 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, or World’s Columbian Exhibition as it was called, was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’…

Coming out of the closet

This morning I woke up with great anticipation of what the day might bring. Here was my plan; go to the gym, do my laundry,…

St. Regis Tribal Council drawn into Salmon River coaching fiasco

Akwesasne – The Sept 13th meeting of the Salmon River Central School District Board was regionally newsworthy. It also provided a glimpse of the simmering…