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  • Jacqueline House on the Cayuga Nation standoff0

    CAYUGA LAKE – Tensions are rising on the shores of Cayuga Lake, NY. A large police presence was visible in the community today after a brawl broke at Cayuga Nation gas station today. One person was reported injured, and over 20 police cars were present at the site according to local media. A local cigarette manufacturing

  • So what’s the fuss with Tobacco?3

    Just about everyone has heard about the recent “largest tobacco bust” in North American history. There is nary a media source that is reporting all the elements of this raid right. Some have spoken of 400 armed officers of different jurisdictions coming together to carry out coordinated raids on Onhkwehonh:we territories. Other reports spoke of mafia connections to an organized native crime syndicate with the implication being that hundreds of Native peoples were arrested in these raids. Still other reports spoke to the gathering of firearms in the hundreds and a substantial accumulation of marijuana plants along with 3,4, 5, no, wait for it! 6 trailer loads of raw tobacco leaf. So what is the fuss about and why the amazingly disparate descriptions of what actually took place in the Kahnawake and Akwesasne territories?

  • Coalition created to fight Bill C-102

    TORONTO – A coalition has been formed against the Harper Government’s Bill C-10 (an act to criminalize Native tobacco). The coalition is currently comprised of a variety of groups which have long taken positions in support of indigenous rights and sovereignty. Signatories to a statement released on the http://billc10.ca/ website include the Law Union of Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, the BASICS Community News Organization, the Two Row Society, and the First Nations Solidarity Working Group of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903.

  • Bill C-10 from the perspective of two lawyers0

    Last Saturday, concerned members of the community packed the hall at Six Nations Polytech to listen to various speakers discuss Bill C-10 and what will happen if it is made into law.

  • Jock Hill on Bill C-100

    SIX NATIONS – Two Tow Times met with Haudenosaunee Confederacy Secretary “Jock” Hill to talk about the pending bill C-10 and it’s implications on all Six Nations residents. Note that Mr. Hill’s opinions are his own and should not necessarily be construed as that of the Confederacy Chiefs Council at large.

  • Brant promises direct action if no inquiry0

    SIX NATIONS – Tyendinaga Mohawk activist Shawn Brant was at Six Nations Polytechnic Saturday afternoon as part of a Two Tow Times sponsored talk on Harper government’s bill C-10.