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    Category: Mindfulness

    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...

    So what happened in Saugeen?

    Expired Vaccines Leslie Michelson, Media relations with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), reports that the expired doses originated from Grey Bruce and had an expiration date of August 9th. The vaccine administration dates were August 13 to September 9th. Michelson said she recognizes the concerns that this has caused in...

    The Origin of Tobacco Amongst the Iroquois

    After the Tekanawita had finished giving the message of Skennen, Kanikonriio and Kasatsensera to the Onkwehonwe, he said, “Now I have completed my duty given to me by Rawenniio....

    KANESATAKE SEEKS RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT

    By: Michael Rice  “You Rotiianer (Chiefs) will receive many scratches, and the thickness of your skins shall be seven spans.  You must be patient and henceforth work in unity.  Never consider your own interests but work to benefit the people and the generations not yet born.  Let not anger...

    Clan Sisterhood

    This is the way of Onkwehonwe; we didn’t have last names… So instead, we have clans that we are born into. We understand that these clans bind us as family, and for women, it is our sisterhood....

    An Old Mohawk Perspective on Prisons and Penalty

    In the government you call civilized, the happiness of the people is constantly sacrificed to the splendour of the empire. Hence your code of criminal and civil laws have their origin; hence your dungeons and prisons. I will not enlarge on an idea so singular in civilized life, and...