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    Author: yakowennahskats

    DOES THE LAND HAVE RIGHTS?

    When do we begin to recognize the rights of the land itself as a living and breathing organism? ...

    “Land Use” agreements: Onkwehonwe we have a problem

    The recent occupation of the Arrowdale golf course has shed some light on the quiet dealings of elected band council-appointed personal who have been negotiating land use and sale without consultation with the community.  Six nations recently halted an Archeology study at Arrowdale without knowing that members of their...

    The Pledge, Proclamation and a Deed: Examining Grand River History through archives

    The recorded terms of negotiations and common understandings were much different pre-contact; as Onkwehonwe and settler relationship evolved, so did the record keeping. Consequently, communication would have been difficult during those early and quite often misunderstood conversations. Reliance on the written words, the intent and promises behind historical agreements...

    Stash In the Statue

    The statue of Joseph Brant In Brantford, Ontario, sat heavily guarded over the summer after discovering the bodies of residential school students throughout Canada. The figure was given an orange glow and gated off except for a monitored entrance.  Justine Vanevery of Six Nations had heard the story from...

    A Pattern of Behaviour

    Brantford October 12/2021 Arrowdale Public Golf Course has seen its 4th day of its peaceful occupation. That was until approximately 2:30 pm when the city’s hired private security completely blocked the driveway after several supporters left. Witnesses felt this was a direct act of aggression to garner a negative...

    Thanks Given Everyday

    English Version The People Today we have gathered, and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings...