As you know, this paper is a means to not only express Onkwehon:we news and concerns coming from Six Nations, but to reach out with a free mass circulation weekly that covers issues of concern to a wide variety of native and non-native communities.
The Two Row Wampum – the original agreement between Onkwehon:we people and the new arrivals on this continent – is our guiding light and informs everything that we do with our paper. We pledge that our actions will be consistent with the principles of the Two Row Wampum and the Kaianerekowa – “the great peace” – a philosophical and constitutional framework that is the basis of the Onkwehon:we worldview and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
The Two Row Times is a unique Onkwehon:we news source that can unify and uplift all people. We believe that a coming together of native and non-native people to help heal the earth and create respectful and dignified conditions of life for all is the only way to ensure our continued survival as a global human community.
Idle No More made it increasingly apparent that indigenous people are in resurgence. The Anishinabe prophecies of the 7th and 8th fires are upon us, we are living in the era of the reunion of the Eagle and the Condor, and we know that the time to act is now.
But to succeed we need more than protests. We need to develop media institutions that can express the interests and experiences of Onkwehon:we people and promote unity with all who want to stop harming each other and to start healing our mother the earth. Communication is an indispensable part of this process. Unlike mainstream media, Onkwehon:we communication is based upon a practice of decolonization. It upholds the Onkwehon:we way of life, it educates the un-informed, and it contributes to the defence of our territories by drawing attention to the actions of our peoples.
We know that the time has come for a publication like the Two Row Times. But we need your help to succeed. In order to raise the much needed funds required for our continued growth and development we are embarking on what we hope will be a yearly subscription drive aimed at bringing our paper to those who want it, but who aren’t able to regularly access our paper.
We are asking our friends and supporters to make a contribution to our online subscription and fundraising campaign. Go to tworowtimes.com and purchase a 6 month subscription for $99 for a friend or family member who doesn’t live nearby or who wants to make sure that they never miss an issue of the Two Row Times. If you want to contribute a greater or smaller sum, don’t worry – we have donations options and online rewards to meet all budgets.
Your contribution towards this “crowd sourcing” fundraising program will make it possible for us to keep bringing you news and opinions from the front lines of Onkwehon:we life. We will be using the money you donate to hire Onkwehon:we journalists and correspondents, employ the distributors that keep more our more than 600 pickup locations across Ontario and New York State stocked with papers, and to of course print the paper and keep our office running.
If you don’t want to donate online, you can still send us a check, money order, or come by with cash to our office at Icky’s Tobacconist & Variety, 741 Sour Springs Rd, R.R. #6, Six Nations Territory, ON, N0A 1H0. And if you’ve got a business or an organization that wants to get its message out – please consider advertising with us. Just call our ad department at 519-900-6373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Support those who support you!