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An abandoned Fourth Line Road house, built in the late 1800‘, and empty since 2003 has become a huge bee hive filling almost every inch of the walls and ceilings of the old frame house. Beekeepers have been called in to save the healthy bees and harvest the honey before the structure is torn down. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Un-BEE-lievable By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

When Jim Miller decided to tear down the old vacant Miller homestead on Fourth Line Rd. he discovered that the house was not vacant after all. It had become the New York of honey bee hives, hosting hundreds of thousands of the industrious little creatures. The house had deteriorated over the years and even more so after 2003, when Miller’s elderly parents move from the homestead into the Iroquois Lodge.  “Ma was almost 100 when she died and dad was 102,”

says Miller. In the years since then, it had become completely derelict and unlivable, at least for humans. But being a sheltered dry space surrounded by fields of corn, it was a perfect home for honey bees. Generation upon generation of bees found the empty house a haven, building layer upon layer of honey combs, packed like insulation between the wall and ceiling joists. Undisturbed for years, these hives became so huge, in some places the ceilings and walls were literally dripping with wild honey. Miller knew he had to tear

the old house and barn down because it had become a safety hazard, but first, he had to decide what to do with the buzzing occupants. Extermination was never an option for Miller, who is well aware of the importance of honey bees to humans and the diseases and mites that are currently killing off bee populations across the globe and threatening the world's food supply. “These little guys are responsible, directly and indirectly, for as much as 80% of the food we eat,” says Miller. He happened to meet a man who is an expert on bees and bee behaviour who Bee handlers remove a piece of the wall revealing even more honey combs. It is estimated that there are more than 250,000 bees living inside the old homestead, plus large nests of yellow jackets and wasps. (Photo by Jim Windle) in turn introduced Miller to beekeeper Ken Elzinga from Canfield, and the three men went to the old homestead to investigate. Once in the house, they could hardly believe the extent of the infestation. Removing some wall plaster and wall board, they discovered enormous hives in some

When the wall board was removed inside the house it exposed generations of honey combs that now almost completely fill the walls of the vacant 1890‘s two story frame house. (Photo by Jim Miller)

Watch out for scammers By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

If you get a call or email from someone saying a friend or relative was in need of immediate cash, don’t believe it! That is the message Buck Spittal has for the Six Nations community. The latest scam is a variation on a similar scam that have been going around for years. Not long ago historian Keith Jamieson was said to have been robbed and stranded in England and needed money to get back home. This reporter was also targeted with the same scam not long before Jamieson. Needless to say, neither one of us had been robbed in England, or anywhere else for that matter. In this scam, a phone scammer told an elderly friend of the Spittals' a story that Buck’s wife Doris was in jail and needed money for bail to get her out. Once off the phone with the scammer, she called Buck to make sure everything was OK. “I had just got off the phone with Doris

when I got this call from a friend who was very upset,” he says. “I called Doris back to tell her to call her friend because she was very upset. I didn’t want this kind of emotional strain on this old lady.” Spittal said he heard the same story from someone else so he is convinced there have been more calls of this nature going around than just the one. “I wanted to alert the Teka so that you could tell the community and let them know to be careful,” said Spittal. “This is despicable and these kind of people can put so much stress on the elderly.” When asked by Tekawennake about the incident, Derrick Anderson at the Six Nations Police said he knew nothing of Mr. Spittal’s situation specifically, but confirmed that scams like this have become quite popular with email and telephone scammers. In fact, he said he was targeted with a similar scam not long ago himself. Anderson suggested Mr. Spittal contact Six Nations Police and report the incident so they can start an investigation into it.

places from floor to ceiling and up to 6” thick, especially in the upper level of the two story frame home. Elzinga gathered some sample bees to be tested for disease. Had they been infected, they would have been exterminated.  Bee populations have been falling rapidly in many coun-

tries, due to a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. Its cause is unclear but the Varroa mite is a prime suspect, since it spreads viruses while feeding on hemolymph, or bee's "blood", according to a recent Reuters report. But Miller’s bees proved Continued on page 3

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Continued from page 2 to be healthy and Elzinga agreed to remove the honey and honey bees before the house was to be demolished. With help from Miller and his bee expert friend, Joe, Elzinga began sucking up tens of thousands of bees with a specially made vacuum, similar a shop-vac connected to collection boxes for transport to Elzinga’s bee farm. There they will be integrated with his existing hives and the queens will be used to establish new colonies of healthy bees. “One of reasons these hives are so large and so healthy is that the farmer’s who plant the cornfields which surround the property use very little pesticides, which kill many bees along with harmful insects,” says Miller. He has sampled the honey from the wild combs and says it tastes great, "with a hint of corn flavour." But what they have extracted so far is only the tip of the iceberg.  “There is one section we have not opened yet that goes right across the ceiling,” says Miller. “Those ceiling joists are 16 feet long. That could be the largest hive of them them all.”

There are visible honey stains from old hives and fresh honey drips from sections of the ceiling in that part of the building. The house was built in the late 1890’s by Miller’s great grandparents, Hardy Miller and Edith Styres. As far as he knows, it was continuously occupied by the Miller family until 2003, when his parents left and moved into Iroquois Lodge in their advancing years. For the 30 years before that, Miller says they couldn’t do much in terms of repairs to the house, and after they moved out, it was left empty and deteriorated even more rapidly. Miller warns that the curious really should not stray inside the old house, especially now that the hives have been disturbed. Although honey bees are relatively docile most of the time, unlike yellow jackets which are very aggressive, honey bees will vigorously defend their hives if they perceive danger to the colony. Miller suggests that there are probably other old abandoned homes around the community that might also be hosting wild bees. “What I would like to see is more bee keepers,” says

Hundreds of angry bees try to defend their hive as bee keepers in protective suits expose more than 10 years of undisturbed hive building. (Photo by Jim Windle) Miller who has developed a fascination and respect for these little creatures. “The keepers care for the bees and ensure their health and productivity.” It will take several more weeks to complete the job, after which the house and the barn behind it will come down.

Looking down into the walls of the old Miller homestead, several generations of be hives can be seen layered one on top of another. There are two other known mega-hives in other parts of the house even bigger than this one. (Photo by Jim Miller)

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Six Nations coping with funding cuts By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

Elected Chief William Montour began the Fourth Annual General Meeting Tuesday night telling attending members the fiscal future of First Nations looks dismal. He said Six Nations has lost about $4 million in federal funding since 2007. The shortfall was partially made up by an increase in provincial funding, but Six Nations was short by nearly one million dollars. Montour warned the trend will continue into the future. “We just got a letter a few

days ago announcing that another cut is coming to Six Nations of a quarter of a million dollars,” said the Elected Chief. He said the government did not provide an explanation for the cut. Despite the gloomy start to the audit presentation, the financial statements show Six Nations is in a decent financial position, with a surplus of nearly $6 million and an accumulated surplus of over $134 million. Part of the good picture is the result of having adopted the public sector accounting standards, which does not look at finance as money in-mon-

ey out, but instead includes assets. This year's audit left out department budgets and the statement for the Ontario First Nation Lottery and Gaming Partnership (OFNLP) funds Six Nations received in 2011. Six Nations Finance Director Gary Phillips said the OFNLP statement would be provided at a later time, and did not give any reason as to why the statement has been delayed. The Bingo Hall proved to be a shining star this past year, bringing in over $900,000 in revenue despite the decline in the gam-

ing market. Matt Jamieson, Economic Development Director urged Six Nations members who want to start up businesses to review the Economic Leakage Study, saying there were a number of business opportunities identified in that study. The department is also actively working on making Six Nations attractive to non-members, through the cultural mapping project, which will hopefully draw in more tourists; as well as rebranding activities. The department will be exploring further opportunities like that brought about through

the Samsung Grand Renewable Energy Park, and the idea of a Six Nations Economic Development Corporation is still on the table. The Health Department, said Director Ruby Miller, is undergoing restructuring to encourage a more collaborative environment. None of the 260 employees will lose their job as a result of the restructuring. The new structure will have a team approach, and there will be less of a silo atmosphere at the Health Department as a result. The Health Department, which recently attained Ac-

credited Status from Accreditation Canada (4th Cycle), has made SafeTalk mandatory for all employees. SafeTalk is a program that works to prevent suicide, and Miller said because her department is dealing with suicide attempts, it is important for employees to be able to help clients. During the meeting, every department provided a brief synopsis highlighting accomplishments, success and challenges to come in the future. Elected Chief Montour identified finding money for capital projects like extend-

we ask the police officers not to leave any stone unturned. The family would ask anybody, please, who knows anything about the connection between Paul Couture's death and this inquest, to please come forward. There are now two families who are grieving and somebody out there knows about the connection.” A resident of Hamilton at the time he was charged with First Degree Homicide in December 2010, Clause's girlfriend at the time, Tara Carissa Baker, was also arrested and charged. She later plead guilty to First Degree Homicide and was sentenced to two years less a day in jail, in addition to the ten months she had already served. After Clause died unexpectedly last year, a postmortem was conducted but the results have not yet been made public. However, Dover told Dr. Stanborough she intended to introduce witnesses who could speak to the availability of drugs in the Brantford jail. When the inquest resumes, Dover intends to call Dr. Jones to the stand as a witness. The physician specializes in addictions, and Dover said he could speak about opiates, what an overdose looks like as well as other details about opiate addiction. It is possible that several inmates may also provide witness testimony about the presence of drugs in the Brantford jail. Dover asked that the inmates only be identified by their initials in order to protect the safety of the witnesses. During the

morning's proceedings which largely dealt with procedural aspects of the inquest, Dover stressed the importance of separating inmates from correctional officers in order to prevent the tailoring

of testimony. According to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correction Services, the inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Clause's

death and “the jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.” Once the inquest resumes, it is expected to last two weeks and will hear from

approximately 27 witnesses. The inquest was originally scheduled for June 5, 2012, but was deferred to July, then September. No date has yet been selected for the next hearing.

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Clause inquest deferred after sudden death of witness By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD

The mandatory inquest into the death of a criminal suspect from Six Nations who died while incarcerated in the Brantford jail, has been delayed yet again. The hearing, which has already been deferred twice, was again deferred after the presiding coroner, Dr. Jack Stanborough learned an important witness, Corrections Officer Paul Couture, had died unexpectedly last week. The death of Paul Couture is now the subject of a criminal investigation. Counsel for Stanborough, Larry Brock, advised the coroner Couture had “had important evidence” relating to the circumstances of the death of Robert Clause, and said the investigation of Couture's death could result in criminal charges being laid against a person or persons. Robert Clause died while in custody on March 4, 2011. The lawyer for his family, Sarah Dover, said the death of the corrections officer was linked to the inquest. She asked for people with information about the death of either man to come forward with what they know. “The family understands that the inquest will be delayed in order to allow for the OPP and the Brantford Police to conduct an investigation into the sudden death of Correctional Officer Paul Couture,” said Dover during a recess Monday morning. “The family is in full support of this investigation and

NOTICE OF STEP DOWN Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study Highway 403 Bridge Rehabilitations, Brantford, Ontario (G.W.P. 37-00-00) The Project The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) retained Dillon Consulting Limited to complete a Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the rehabilitation of six bridges over Highway 403 in the City of Brantford, as shown on the map. The rehabilitations will include repairs to the existing asphalt, bridge decks, piers, abutments, expansion joints, median and sidewalks, railings and roadway approaches as required. The work will require closure of the Tollgate Road Bridge for two to three months in the summer, local road detours and short-term closures to facilitate construction. Additional information and updates are available at The Ministry’s Southern Highway Program currently has this project scheduled for construction start between 2013 and 2014, subject to funding and approvals. The Process This study was initiated as a Group ‘B’ project under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). As a result of consultation with external agencies, residents, stakeholders and through the field investigations, the project team has determined the recommended plan for the bridge rehabilitations will not result in significant adverse environmental or property impacts. It was decided that this project would be formally stepped-down from a Group ‘B’ to a Group ‘C’ project. Group ‘C’ projects are considered to be formally approved subject to compliance with the requirements of the Class EA process and application of mitigation measures as necessary. As a Group ‘C’ project, an Environmental Screening Document will be prepared for internal reference. This notification marks the beginning of the 30-day review period in which potentially affected parties may request the project remain a Group ‘B’ and not be stepped-down to a Group ‘C’. Comments MTO is interested in receiving comments or concerns you have regarding the decision to step-down the bridge rehabilitations. Any individual may request by October 12, 2012 that MTO reconsider the decision and continue to classify the work as a Group ‘B’ project. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Brian Goudeseune, Senior Project Manager Ministry of Transportation, Ontario West Region, Planning and Design Section 659 Exeter Road, London, ON N6E 1L3 tel: 519-873-4546 toll-free: 1-800-265-6072 fax: 519-873-4600 e-mail:

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Fall Fair ups and downs Rain is a good thing if you are a farmer or are too lazy to wash your car, but it is nothing but headaches for event organizers like Les Sowden and his Six Nations Fall Fair committee. In the fair world, attendance equals fun and the more fun, the longer people stay, and the longer people say, the more money they spend, and the more money they spend, the less chance of the fair board losing money. Not only the rain, there were other complications this year as well which Sowden and the board have already heard a lot about and are preparing to explain to the people, some of which can be traced to the lack of man (and woman) power to do all that needs to be done. But other issues they are taking the fall for they insist was not their fault at all. Like the joke of a midway at this year’s event. We will wait for Mr. Sowden’s explanation before casting judgement on how and why that happened. But by his own admission, that was the biggest complaint this year, and he tells Tekawennake that he too was very disappointed in what rides and midway attractions the carnival people brought with them, as well as some of the less than friendly attitudes shown Six Nations fair goers. But all that aside, the 145th Six Nations Fall Fair happened and some people did have a good time despite it all. Moving the grandstand show inside when the weather was so volatile may have been a good move considering the money lost on last year’s George Canyon show. Now, we will give George full marks for being a professional and bringing his “A” game despite the rain and gave it his all for those who braved the moisture. But, the sound in the Community Hall is notoriously awful and has been since the doors first opened. It amazes us how, when designing a building for a community gathering place that the sound quality in the auditorium and the house PA system are always the afterthought. A $2 million building with a $35 PA system and four concrete walls to bounce the echo off of. Maybe that would have been our biggest complaint, but we know why they did what they did and we will not say anything about that at this point. As said earlier, we will reserve our judgement until we hear the other side of the story. Just so we don’t look like all we want to do is complain about stuff, we would like to highly commend the job done by Miss Six Nations Pageant hosts and MC’s Lorelei Isaacs, 2011 Miss Six Nations and Allan Emarthle from Six Nations Tourism, who did a great job. Allan has a very natural and comfortable manner in these situations and kept the potentially chaotic event moving along with wit an humour. Congrats to the both of you. And to Ms. Isaacs. You have served in your capacity as Miss Six Nations 2011 very well indeed and have raised the bar for this year’s winner, Christa Jonathan, to follow. Thank you from Tekawennake. And congratulations go out as well to all the 2012 Six Nations Ambassadors; Tiny Tot Boy - Cainan Martin; Tiny Tot Girl - Teegan Jonathan; Little Miss - Kierin Martin; Miss Mini - Juby Jamieson; Miss Pre Teen - Alexis Thomas; and Miss Teen - Taylor Martin.  


Tekawennake welcomes letters, comments and other submissions to these pages. However, we must reserve the right to edit them on the basis of length, clarity, and freedom from libel. Care will be taken to preserve the essential viewpoint of each letter. All published letters must be hand signed and accompanied by an address and telephone number for verification.


Poor marks for Fair

I am writing this letter on my views of the Six Nations Fair, or whatever you want to call it, I’ve seen carnivals larger than that fair. And to top it off we paid $20 in advance for bracelets for our grandchildren thinking they would enjoy themselves, ha, ha, what a joke. The 8 & 9 year olds could not even play in the bouncy things they had there. The only ride for them was the Strawberry ride that they went on once. There was no craft booths there on Friday when we were there, no racing for the children, no nothing. I think the fair board should all be fired and replaced with people who know how to get things going. We were told by the guys who operated these rides that they were only notified 2 weeks ago about setting up at the fair and they were told that all the rides were booked so the fair board member told them “JUST BRING WHAT YOU CAN” so that’s all they could bring, another joke. I remember as a child going to the fair and it was small but as time moved on through the years it was getting bigger and better, then this happens. Ruby Hill Dollie Longboat

Councillor Miller on HDI This letter is in response to the story “No movement to restart work at Burtch Sept. 5 2012”. In the story it says: “Another bone of contention for the HDI and Confederacy Council is that the province is attempting to sidestep the Confederacy, and is planning to give Burtch to Elected Council instead of the Confederacy, violating the agreement made in 2006”, said Hazel Hill. The elected council sat at the “the main table negotiations” right from the very first meeting. I was at the meeting in Brantford when Ontario rep David Petersen promised the return of the Burtch Lands in exchange for taking down the barricades. I never trusted Petersen but at no time did I hear him promise the Burtch lands would be returned to the Confederacy Council outside of the Indian Act. Now Petersen may have hinted that or said the government could look Continued on page 7

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Continued from page 6 at that but then Petersen would have said anything to get the barricades down. That’s why I didn’t trust him. So I don’t know what agreement Hazel speaks of because there was no agreement made or signed while I sat there. Furthermore, over the four years I sat at the main table negotiations not once did I hear the federal and provincial government say to the Confederacy Council’s Negotiating Committee (CCNC) or to the participants attending the meetings that the Burtch lands or any land for that matter would be returned to the Confederacy Council outside of the Indian Act. In fact Councillor Ava Hill and I both pointedly asked the federal and provincial representatives on several occasions throughout the talks who would have to sign an agreement regarding the return of lands to Six Nations and both governments always said it would be the elected council. But right from the initial meetings I knew the CCNC’s agenda differed from that of the elected council. While the elected council reps wanted to concentrate on settling Douglas Creek the CCNC wanted recognition as the government. Problem is the province and feds were all too willing to mislead the confederacy council. The provincial and federal reps started meeting separately with the CCNC and then provincial ministers and federal representatives starting meeting with the confederacy council.


This charade continued when the province signed a communication agreement with the confederacy council and with Doug Carr, a little weasel of a guy who works for the province, telling developers they have to consult with the confederacy council/HDI. I don’t know what promises if any the province and feds made during the private meetings with the CCNC but I do know the federal and provincial governments never swayed during the actual talks from their stance that any lands had to be returned to the elected council under the Added to Reserve process. I think now that the Burtch lands are almost ready to be returned to Six Nations the provincial government is in a bind. Seems to me like the province is starting to backtrack, trying to get out of the mess they created. I don’t know what makes Hazel and Aaron think the province can make deals outside the Indian Act. The Indian Act is federal legislation and with reserves under the federal government common sense tells us the province cannot bypass federal law when transferring land to Six Nations. Far as I know this was not negotiable. Of course now we have the Mohawk Workers telling us all to “cease and desist” on anything to do with the lands in the Haldimand Tract so who knows…. Councillor Helen Miller

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ing water mains throughout the territory as one of the biggest challenges to come in the near future. “The biggest threat I see is we're dealing with a Conservative government, a majority government that is

no friend of Indians,” said Elected Chief Montour. Because the federal government has been cutting funding for First Nations Capital Projects, Montour said, “So we think we had a hard time getting a water plant. I suggest major capital projects are going to be a thing of the past.”

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were escorted off the property but not arrested. McHale himself stayed outside at the entrance, badgering police while the others breached the property. The definition of “obstruction” that has generally been applied by the court occurs when a person makes it more difficult for the police to carry out their duties. A person so charged and convicted may be given a criminal record, placed on probation or given a fine. In more serious cases, or where the person has related criminal history, the punishment could amount to jail time. It is the second time this individual has been arrested on Kanonhstaton land. The cost to Haldimand County of McHale’s group’s provocative gatherings at Kanonhstaton is beginning to mount considerably. This past Sunday there were as many as 18 OPP vehicles of all description dispatched to the site as well as approximately 40 police officers, most of whom were on overtime.  Since McHale and his followers have vowed to come back to the Kanonhstaton site every Sunday afternoon for the entire month of September, September’s extra policing bill will be substantial to Haldimand taxpayers. Haldimand Mayor Ken Hewitt, who himself has been protested by McHale’s group at his home, has not publicly commented.

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The charges against members of CANACE and the cost of policing in Caledonia are both piling up and getting more serious as the weeks go by. Led by well known political agitator Gary McHale, CANACE members descended on Kanonhstaton Sunday afternoon in another of their weekly attempts to provoke an angry reaction from Six Nations land protectors and challenge the operations of the Ontario Provincial Police in Caledonia. McHale has been arrested nine times already, charged with “Prevent Breach of Peace”, a benign charge designed to allow police to remove a provocateur from a potentially confrontational situation. There is no criminal record attached to that charge and the perpetrators have been only handcuffed, taken to the Haldimand OPP headquarters in a OPP paddy wagon, and later released. Several others of the CANACE group have also been arrested and removed from the reclamation site by OPP officers under the same charge, but over the past two weeks the charges have been getting a little more serious. Two weeks ago, 11 of the group were arrested. Seven for “Prevent Breach of Peace” plus four more charges of “Trespass” on what the province considers Ontario Infra-

structure property. Those four are slated to appear in Cayuga Court, Nov. 2nd, at 1 pm, to face their charges.  According to the Trespass to Property Act, 2.: Every person who is not acting under a right or authority conferred by law and who, (a) without the express permission of the occupier, the proof of which rests on the defendant, (i) enters on premises when entry is prohibited under this Act, or (ii) engages in an activity on premises when the activity is prohibited under this Act; or (b) does not leave the premises immediately after he or she is directed to do so by the occupier of the premises or a person authorized by the occupier, is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $2,000. R.S.O. 1990, c. T.21, s. 2 (1). This past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, a 51 year old CANACE member was arrested and faces an Obstruction of Police charge as a result of his non-compliance to police order to leave the Kanonhstaton site after he and a few others of the group came onto the property from another access point other than through the front gate off Argyle Street which police had blocked. The man was given several opportunities to comply and to leave before finally being arrested and taken away by OPP officers. Others with him did eventually comply and

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Teka News Sept 12 issue


Six Nations will explore potential for doing business with Chinese companies By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS

It appears the recently signed deal Six Nations Elected Council settled with Korean corporate giant Samsung for the Grand Renewable Energy Park has left the governing body feeling that there is a bright future in doing business with Asian companies, as council recently approved sending its legal consultant Phil Monture on a trade mission to China this October. Elected Chief William Montour would not say much, but said Six Nations is considering the idea of hosting a final assembly plant for Chinese products destined for the United States, adding Six Nations is strategically located near the U.S. border. Trade mission organizer Matthew Owl said China and Canada have become strategic trading partners and as a result, China could open manufacturing or assembly plants in Canada – and the potential for First Nations who are ready to capitalize on the relationship will be able to “create jobs within First Nation communities ... to have some of those manufacturing plants here.” Owl, the Director of Corporate Affairs for the Sagamok Development Corporation, said China is “looking for new and emerging markets themselves, strategic partnerships for market penetration within those countries such as Canada and the United States, and one way to do so is a strategic alliance with First Nation communities as we do have a networking system with economic development offices.” The trade mission will take

a select group of between five to ten First Nation representatives “to approximately seven to eight Chinese cities to build business-to-business relationships,” said Owl. “So yes, there are a lot of opportunities in China for First Nations to partner directly with manufacturers, taking out the middle man and dependency upon governmental funding agencies for investment in capital projects within First Nations infrastructure development projects.” Those opportunities can take a number of different forms, said Owl, from franchises to coalitions. The trip in October will see representatives from five to ten First Nation communities exploring business-to-business as well as nation-to-nation opportunities and other opportunities for distribution, sales of consumer goods and products. But Owl said the primary purpose of the October trade mission is “inviting First Nations to open dialogue with other companies that are looking or seeking new opportunities on a global scale. That's what we're trying to achieve here.” “We're trying to engage First Nations to become actively involved in international trade relations with new and emerging markets such as India, Brazil and China,” said Owl. “Traditionally, we're not that involved in global trade. But I think once we understand more of the opportunity that lies in China we'll see more and more First Nations communities becoming actively involved in importexport.” While China has offices

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opened in countries around the world, Owl said they did not have any offices in North America. Six Nations Elected Council declined to participate in last year's China Trade Mission, organized by the Assembly of First Nations citing the expense of the trip, but maybe the visit from a Chinese trade delegation to the territory last month helped persuade council they might be missing out on opportunities by not travelling to China. “The Chinese are looking at a variety of sectors here in Canada. Emergency services is one, the mining sector is another. Resources ... fisheries, and the list goes on and on and on,” said Owl. “Right now I think the Chinese are open to becoming actively involved in trade relations with Canada, so they're looking at various ways they can become involved and one of those obviously is with with safety equipment.” First Nations tantalized by the possibilities posed by developing relationships with the Chinese “should be ready and have a clear objective for participating,” Owl cautioned. “That means in your goals and objectives for economic development ... you have something in mind, whether it be tourism, manufacturing jobs, road-building businesses, etc.” “Communities that are more advanced than others,” or who enjoy a strategic advantage, such as being located

Chinese delegates visited Six Nations of the Grand in August 2012, meeting with Fire Chief Michael Seth and Senior Administrative Officer Dayle Bomberry to discuss emergency services. The Chinese are seeking to expand their markets and are very interested in establishing business relationships with First Nations. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). close to an urban centre are in a position to work out a beneficial business arrangement with the Chinese,” said Owl. Six Nations is ready to act, owning an empty building that was specifically built to house a manufacturing operation at the Oneida Business Park. “It's not for all First Nation communities at this point,” said Owl. But “every country in the world is pursuing trade relations with China,” which enjoys the second largest economy in the world. Other communities needing to develop their own capacity first will still have a chance to get in on the action, but Owl said global economic factors such as inflation could mean the window is only open for the two to five years before China starts to establish stra-

tegic partnerships in countries offering a better economic advantage. Owl predicts there will be “more and more First Nations communities actively involved in import-export.” However, “as most of these opportunities in one way or another affect the natural resources within First Nation territories, we also have to reflect on how are we ben-

efiting from the relationship with the government exploiting these resources? How are First Nations developing their economies? So I think what we're looking at from the China Desk is to be an incubator for First Nation businesses to become actively involved in import-export.” Owl said there may be another trade mission to China in the spring of 2013.


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Caledonia Fall Fair with a Six Nations flavour By Jim Windle CALEDONIA

When the Caledonia Fall Fair kicks off this Wednesday, Sept 12, at the Caledonia Fairgrounds it will be doing so with a definite Six Nations flavour. Students from Deb Hill’s Grade 3 class at Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io Elementary School and Sonja Krawesky’s Grade 3-4 class at St Patricks school in Caledonia will be kicking off the sixth year of the hugely successful Pen Pals program begun by E.C. General Elementary schoolteacher Suzie Miller at the height of the Caledonia/Six Nations conflict over the former Douglas Creek Estates land. The program brings students from Six Nations and Caledonia and surrounding communities together as pen pals where they write to one another and get to know and understand each others' culture a little bit better, culminating with a big gathering at the end of the school year

where the young students meet face to face and hang around with their pen pals. This year two participating Pen Pal classes are breaking that tradition by joining themselves together and meeting one another to begin the school year, at the Caledonia Fair. Teacher’s Deb Hill and Sonja Krawesky got together after last year’s Pen Pals program and decided to keep themselves and their classes matched up with one another again this year. Alex Komarniski, representing the Caledonia Fair Committee, saw the Pen Pals program as a wonderful way to help commemorate the alliance between Six Nations and Canada in the War of 1812, which is the theme of this year’s fair. “The fact is,” says Komarniski, “we realized that there were three Nations involved with that struggle that helped shape Canada. We were fortunate enough to have the RCMP Musical Ride booked for this year’s

fair so we put the two events together.” The fair committee named this year’s theme as “Building Bridges to Peace 18122012,” “That’s because Canada and the United States have had a peaceful relationship for over 200 years and the border has remained undefended to this day. But there is also the cultural bridges between the people of Six Nations and both Canada and the United States to celebrate,” says Komarniski. “Suzie Miller told me that there were two schools with dynamic teachers with a lot of creative energy that might want to get involved with this,” he said. Hill and Krawesky, like many of their young students, became instant and fast friends through their involvement in last year’s Pen Pals program and are both excited about being a part of the fair this year. At 10 am, Wednesday Sept 12th, the two classes will meet their matched up pen pals for the first time

the past three years with the help of his family by putting on a one-evening music festival they call Swinefest. “We're hoping we can get some awareness and support from the community,” said Derek's aunt, Vicki Martin.

“We do it [Swinefest] as a family and friends help. We do draws and different things before the event.”  Vicki said some of the bands also volunteer their time. The fundraiser got started in 2010 after Derek Miller

Caledonia Fair committee member Alex Komarniski, left got together with St Patricks school Grade 3 teacher Sonja Krawesky (center) and Oliver M. Smith  Kawenni:io Grade 3 teacher Deb Hill Monday to go over the final details of the opening ceremonies of this year’s Caledonia Fall Fair. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges to Peace 1812-2012.” (Photo by Jim Windle) and will sing the Canadian National Anthem together with a choir from Notre Dame school. After that, the three classes will sing the Welcome Song in Mohawk. Caledonia students have been phonetically practis-

ing the song in Mohawk to get ready. There will be an unmistakable Six Nations flavour to the rest of the fair as well with several cultural teaching and sharing events planned including a

lacrosse demonstration led by Six Nations lax star Cam Bomberry, an 1812 battle enactment, Traditional Haudenosaunee dancers and other cultural events mixed in with the RCMP’s famous Musical Ride.

Third annual Swinefest raises funds for suicide prevention Staff SIX NATIONS

Juno Award winner and Six Nations member, Derek Miller and his family work to give back to the community, and he's been doing that for

Every year for the past three years, Derek Miller (foreground) and his family have been putting on a one-evening fund-raising concert they call Swinefest. The monies raised go towards a community organization.  This year the family decided to support suicide prevention.

Six Nations member Iowne Anderson was honoured on Sunday during the Six Nations Fair “For her outstanding and much appreciated dedication to growing real food and educating the community on the benefits of a healthy natural way of life.” Iowne has travelled to Ceylon to promote beans and said she had also spent time in Oakville promoting wild edibles. “I thought, why am I not doing it here,” said Iowne. Since then, she has been promoting wild edibles in Six Nations, most recently taking a booth at the Farmer's Market. Renee Thomas-Hill presented Iowne with a certificate of appreciation. “Iowne has inspired many of us, so we wanted to honour her,” Renee said. Renee describes herself as a protege of Iowne. (Photo by Stephanie Dearing).

and Harry Whitlow thought it would be a good way for the family to give back to the community. “The first year we fundraised for elders in the community,” Vicki recalled. “We raised $500.  The second year, we gave money to the Everlasting Tree, the language school.”  Even though the second year saw a lot of rain fall on the event, the family managed to raise $1,300. The family was hoping to raise a similar amount money for suicide prevention this

year. “We thought with what happened in the community two weeks ago, people would be keen,” said Vicki, commenting on the low attendance Saturday afternoon.  Performances started at 3 in the afternoon.  She hoped attendance would pick up as the evening wound on, and reported later that hope was fulfilled. Over 200 people attended the evening performances, and Martin said this year the family raised over $2,300. Classy Johnny Massy, The

Healers and Breaking Wind were part of this year's lineup, which also included the Pappy Johns Band. The program always concludes with a performance by Derek Miller. “I've been doing this my whole life,” said Derek.  “Hanging out, having fun, having a good time.  It's such a good vibe, I wanted to share it with people.  This is how I started.” “I want to inspire people” to go after their dreams, Derek said.


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Sixth Annual Night of Sharing and Caring a special event By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

The sixth annual fundraiser for the Six Nations cancer support group, Miles To Go, succeeded in raising “about $3,400,” said one of the event organizers, Terry Hill, saying “it's up from last year.” Saying she was grateful, Hill who is a cancer survivor herself, said “the more we have, the more we can help others.” She started working on the annual event, a key fundraiser for Miles To Go, in May this year, and even so, there was a last minute glitch that had to be – and was – overcome. It's a headache Hill loves to have. She said the “support group is male, female, it's teamwork, it's caring and sharing,” and described it as an extension of the family. Patients from the Juravinski Cancer Centre are referred to Miles To Go, “and we refer people to Juravinski,” said Hill. A breast cancer survivor, Hill said the September 1st all-night walk-a-thon had “a nice turnout. We had nice food. We just plug away and try to improve it. We had a movie night this time, with popcorn.” Ultimately only four or

five people end up staying awake all night, said Hill. “We kept the fire going in the fire pit.” She described her fight against breast cancer as “quite a journey, a learning journey but I hope to never take that trail again.” Terry Hill is philosophical about the bad things that happen in life, like cancer. “For every black cloud, there's a silver lining. Sometimes it's hard to find it.” Her nephew's wife, Lyndsay Hill, is living with one of those black clouds hanging over her head. The 33 year old mother of three was recently diagnosed with cancer. In last year's Night of Caring and Sharing, Lyndsay “walked 12 hours by myself in the rain ... a year later, I found out I had cancer.” She was diagnosed just weeks before the event, after she unexpectedly collapsed. Lyndsay said the initial diagnosis determined the cancer had spread to her bladder, both kidneys and two lymph nodes. She was to undergo another diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) last week, and said she was terrified. Receiving a diagnosis of cancer was “the worst thing I ever heard ... three words and my life will never be the same.”

Lyndsay Hill, accompanied by her family, joined cancer survivors for the Sixth Annual Night of Sharing and Caring, held in Ohsweken on September 1st. Recently diagnosed with cervical cancer which has spread, Hill used the assistance of a walker to negotiate her way around the track. Hill was determined to get out of the hospital in time for the fund raising event, and said it is important for everyone to realize cancer can affect anyone. The Night of Sharing and Caring is a key fund raising event for the Six Nations cancer support group, Miles To Go. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). Lyndsay had no clue she was ill until she collapsed. “I went to the gym twice a day. I did 10K in the Tom Longboat run. I had no idea. I had no symptoms. I just fainted on the floor.” “They call it the silent killer,” she said, describing cervical cancer. “A month after the Tom Longboat run, I hit the floor. That's how it all started.” She might be terrified to learn if there is more cancer to battle, but Lyndsay, who learned she fainted because she had been bleeding internally – and almost died as a result – and is still experienc-

ing internal bleeding insisted she was not going to miss this year's Night of Caring and Sharing. “I wasn't missing this for nothing. It's important for people to realize it doesn't matter your age, you you are, you can get it.” “It picked the wrong person,” said Lyndsay. “I'm not lying down. It's not beating me.” What almost broke Lyndsay down though was the thought that the hair she had been growing out since last year's Night of Sharing and Caring, which she wanted give to create a wig for a cancer patient, will likely fall

out soon. The cancer caused her kidneys to fail. “They're gone,” said Lyndsay in a matter of fact way. However, her doctors advised her to start taking “Indian Medicine. I started taking Indian Medicine and I started going to the bathroom again.” She attributes that medicine to her early release from Juravinski. “I wasn't supposed to be out of the hospital for months,” she said, because of her kidneys. “Things can happen if you're positive and you have belief.” Released from the hospi-

tal just before the Night of Caring and Sharing, which took place on September 1st, Lyndsay joined the cancer survivors who walk the first lap of the night. “It's pretty wild to be healthy one day,” then to be diagnosed with cancer on another, Lyndsay said. “I'm only 33 years old. It's the last thing on my mind.” Miles To Go meets every second Thursday at the White Pines Wellness Centre. For more information, call Terry at 519-445-2470; Eva at 905-768-3891; Evelyn at 519-587-4346, or Arnold at 519-445-2595.

Rufus Crabhawk debuts in Brantford BRANTFORD

Who on earth is Rufus Crabhawk, and what does he want? Rufus Crabhawk is one of Six Nations’ newest musical acts, which debuted in Brantford on Saturday, closing the Roots and Rails Festival at the Old Station House Cafe, at the VIA Rail train station. Rufus Crabhawk is actually longtime gospel singer/songwriter Randell Hill’s alterego in his first serious foray into the mainstream southern rock/blues/funk market, where he can take off the tie and let ‘er rip, as it were. Exchanging his acoustic guitar for a Fender Telecaster, he has surrounded himself with  a band of well seasoned musicians including drummer/keyboardist and producer, Deane Hajas, from Oakland, Brantford blues guitarist Guy Wilkes who played with the Delta Shakers and Whisky Hollow, and bassist Jim Windle, also for-

merly of Whisky Hollow and most recently, Cec Sault and Ol’ Chicago. Veteran Six Nations’ keyboardist Jim Miller also sits in with the band on occasion. Rufus Crabhawk actually began life three years ago as “Blackened Blues” with Hill, Hajas and Windle. But not long after debuting on the main stage at the second Annual Concert for a Cure, Hill was laid low with a serious heart condition that put him out of commission for almost three years. His strength and stamina slowly came back and, just about a year ago, he called Hajas and Windle and began using the band as part of his rehab back to health. Eventually, Wilkes and Miller came on board and Rufus Crabhawk was born. Although he is still not 100%, Hill is well on the way and can really belt out a blues or rock song with his distinctive raspy, bluesy, southern gospel vocal style. Hill also writes most of the

material for Rufus Crabhawk which the band then takes and makes their own with a lazy Louisiana strut and a deep southern, swampy groove. You probably won’t see Rufus Crabhawk in the pubs or doing many weddings and the like. This band is targeting the theatre, fairs and festivals market exclusively where they can perform their own songs and “Rufus-ized” arrangements freely. The band records all of their rehearsals, and over the past year, have taken their songs through several experimental styles and arrangements before they settled in on the one they feel captures the truest representation of who Rufus Crabhawk is. From these basement recordings, Rufus Crabhawk has pulled together a no dubs, no frills, live-off-thefloor CD, called “Crazy Boy” which is the title track written by Hill and arranged by Rufus Crabhawk. This is not a clinical studio CD, but more

Six Nations based new southern blues/rock band, Rufus Crabhawk, debuted in Brantford this past Saturday at the Roots and Rails Festival in Brantford at the Station House Cafe located at the VIA rail station. (Photo by Marilyn Vegso) of an honest glimpse into the development process of the band and the material, warts and all. A studio album may still be

in the plan somewhere down the road, but for now, Rufus Crabhawk is happy to keep it spontaneous as best they can. “Deano just counts the

song in and we let it go wherever it wants to go,” says Hill. “Sometimes it’s like we’re just the passengers on this bus and Rufus is driving.”


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145th Six Nations Fall Fair draws thousands By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

Scott McClelland, aka Professor Crookshank, was part of a new feature at the Six Nations Fall Fair, the Wellness Expo. With his unique blend of magic and comedy, McClelland puts on an old-timey feeling vaudeville show, throwing in a touch of the old-fashioned travelling medicine shows that were popular in the past. McClelland said he learned his showmanship from his grandfather, who ran Professor N.P. Lewchuck's Travelling Vaudeville Show in Canada between 1920 and 1968. The show was “the largest travelling carnival sideshow,” said McClelland. “I was brought up apprenticing under him and I took a strong interest from an early age.” The backdrops and props for the show were all made by McClelland, although he sports an authentic antique monkey's paw, which he said is 140 years old. Creating the backdrops and props were also something McClelland said he learned from his grandfather. It was McClelland's first visit to the Six Nations Fair, which is the oldest fair in Ontario. This year's four day fair marked 145 years of community fun. Products made in a challenge put together by the Six Nations Welfare Department were available for bidding in a silent auction to benefit three different Six Nations organizations inside the Gaylord Powless Arena, where the Wellness Expo was hosted. Employment Case Worker with the Welfare Department, Jeannie Martin, explained the teams of young adult welfare recipients had built the items in an exercise de-

signed to give the recipients a learning opportunity. She said they were given a budget for materials, and worked under a mentor, participating in a variety of workshops along the way. “It's about moving them forward,” she said. There were a few snags affecting the fair. The coordinator for the children's games held on Friday morning had unexpectedly stepped down from her role, leaving organizers scrambling. A replacement was found, and the games went on as planned. The rain that began early Saturday morning also presented another challenge, especially for the people operating the rides at the midway. Organizers had to do some juggling to accommodate events which were originally intended to be held outdoors, such as the pow wow, the ball tournament and the Grand Stand music concert. Organizers certainly ensured there was plenty of amusements for people, from traditional fair events, such as the judging of sewing skills, vegetables and flower arrangements (not to mention all those pie entries), car racing, games, a fastball tournament, Miss Six Nations pageant, fireworks, chuckwagon and harness racing, as well as the Hoofbeat Outriders; there were reasons to come to the fair every day. Les Sowden, President of the fair board said they had decided to “open the gates to all,” on Saturday, dropping the usual entry fee charged at the gate. Organizers only charged a nominal entrance fee for the pow wow and grandstand concert, which were held inside the Community Hall. “We've got to give something back,” said Sowden, appreciating the fact that people came out to the fair despite the weather.


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Successful trip for Six Nations Masters The Six Nations Masters attended the Seneca Nation of Indians Fall Festival this past weekend to compete in their Annual Masters Lacrosse Tournament. The trip proved successful as the Six Nations Masters defeated Buffalo by a score of 13-4, Tuscarora by a score of 9-7, and the Rez Dogs, also from Six Nations by a score of 9-4 to advance to the semi final and championship games on Sunday. The Six Nations Masters defeated the host team, Newtown Masters by a score of 8-3 to bring home the Championship. The Six Nations Masters team players are Brian Porter, Dave W Johnson, Kevin Martin, Chuck Martin, Ladd Staats, Carlton Hill, Dave A Johnson, Bryan Miller, Fred Doolittle, Paul Henhawk Jr, Bob Henry, Cam Bomberry, Todd Thomas, Carter Bomberry and Goalies Daren Williams and Doug Hill who led the way to the victories.

Back row (l-r): Brian Porter, Dave W Johnson, Kevin Martin, Chuck Martin, Todd Thomas, Ladd Staats, Carter Bomberry, Fred Doolittle, Carlton Hill, Paul Henhawk Jr, and Dave A Johnson. Front row (l-r): Bryan Miller, Daren Williams (Goalie), Cam Bomberry, and Bob Henry. Missing from photo: Doug Hill (Goalie)

Rezervoir Dogz have a good run By Jim Windle BRAMPTON

The Six Nations Rezervoir Dogz Sr. Masters Lacrosse Club showed well at the provincial championships held in Brampton recently, winning two games before dropping a heartbreaker in overtime. That put them in the silver medal game, which they lost 8-2. The Rezervoir Dogz pulled

a fine playoff run despite fin- to Brampton 8-2, putting an ishing 8th in their pool in reg- end to their championship ular season play. In the first hopes. game of the tournament, the The Rezervoir Dogz are: Rez Dogz defeated Halton Norm “Cement Head” EdHills 4-0. They were given monson, Bill Perras, Kyle a harder run in game 2 of the Miller, Criag “Coon” Bleath, tournament against Niagara, Russell “Bedy” Maracle, Eric but still came out on top, 8-5.  “Loon” Herron, Brian “IronTheir first loss came at the man” Stark, Danny “Miracle hands of Huntsville who won Man” Maracle, Rob “Cap3-2 in OT. Despite the loss, tain” Porte, Ryan Hill, RusThe Dogz still qualified for tin “Hoops” Johnson, Dave the semi-final round, but lost “Chicky” Maracle, Eric

“Crowfoot” Crowley, Greg “The Hammer” Garlow, and John Sibbick. The team would also like to thank Tony Henhawk, Dave Lewis, Hector Maracle, Kevin Porter, and the wives of the players for cheering them on. Also representing Six Nations in the Masters Lacrosse Provincials were the Six Nations Sr.s They opened the tournament with a close 7-6

loss against Brampton but rebounded to flatten Peterborough 14-3. London was next on their schedule and the Six Nations men levelled London 9-1 in their second game of the day. Brampton went on to win the Sr. Division with a sudden death, 6-5 win over Owen Sound. In the semi-finals, Six Nations lost a heartbreaker against Owen Sound 9-8 in



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Concert for a Cure no.6 already in the works By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The 5th Annual Concert for a Cure is on the record, but Six Nations artist and promoter Jace Martin has already started on number six which he promises will put the annual free festival back on track after attendance had fallen off over the past two years. “We lost a lot of our funding this year,” he says. “But we still have some of our core sponsors in place like Tim Hortons, Union Gas, the Dreamcatcher Fund,and we will grow that from there.” Undaunted by having some of his major sponsors drop out this past year, he pushed ahead and brought Crystal Shawanda back to headline surrounded by up and coming local and area bands. Like anything else, it always comes down to funding after all else is said and done. That is one of the reasons this year’s event was a two day affair. According to Martin, there are a lot more funding opportunities for a two day event than a single day festival, but even so, he wanted to try a two day festival. Although the numbers were not very impressive this year, Martin still calls it a success in promoting Six Nations artists — and there certainly are a lot of artists to promote. Aside from lacrosse, Six Nations is

also a hot bed of musicians and singers of all genres. Just by way of example, for this year’s Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, there are five nominees in the Blues category and five of those are from Six Nations. Gary Farmer, best known as a film actor, has released a CD this past year with his band The Trouble Makers, which has been nominated. Derek Miller, Joel Johnson and Murray Porter round out the nominations in that category. “I have been in the music business for 20 years with the Wolf Pack and solo work,and I an very impressed with the amount of home grown talent there is here,” he says. In that many years, he also knows how hard it is as a Native band to get onto the mainstream concert stage. That was his motivation to begin doing the annual Concert for a Cure event in the first place, five years ago. The concept was quite simple. If a local artist can’t get on the same stage as major mainstream acts, why not bring the act here and surround it with the best local talent available? To that end, Martin has fundraised enough to bring the likes of Jonny Lang, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Suzan Aglucark, Apache guitar warrior, Stevie Salas, Crystal Sawanada, pop artist JRDN, plus locals like Juno winner Derek Miller, CMA winner Faron Johns, and others to

the area. Any one of these headliners could demand and get very large ticket prices, but Martin is committed to keeping it a free concert festival for the community. He also sees the Concert for a Cure event as a wonderful tool to help bring people from off reserve to the community where they can see the community as it really is, a warm and friendly place, rather than a scary place, as some have been brainwashed to believe. Over the past five years, Martin has been fine-tuning the event noting things that worked well and things that didn’t. The festival began at Chiefswood Park on Highway 54 for the first couple of years before moving to Hanks Place on Fourth Line Rd. One year a cold September played havoc with the attendance so he changed the annual date to August and changed the venue to Hanks Place on Fourth Line Rd. There was also some misunderstanding amongst some members of the community who expected it to be a fundraiser for cancer research, which Martin says it never was. “No, it is to bring awareness to the cause of cancer research,” he explains. “It’s not a fundraiser as such.” If it were, he would have to run a ticketed event which he does not want to do.

Promotor and performer Jace Martin watches the artists do their thing. Although it was a beautiful day of free family fun and great entertainment, the turnout was very disappointing throughout the day. It picked up for the headliner Crystal Shawanda Saturday evening. Martin is already planning next year’s event which he hopes will feature a major headliner and attract more people. (Photo by Jim Windle) This coming year Martin is looking for a new venue for the Sixth Annual Concert for a Cure event. Although Hank’s Place is a great concert facility, it is a bit out of the way for most people, so he is now looking at bring the annual festival into downtown Ohsweken, perhaps at the fairgrounds, the Gaylord Powless Arena, the new lacrosse field behind the Community Hall or a combination of two or three of the above in a full two day event. He would also like to bring in

a midway with rides for the family and lots of things for kids to do. “I’m thinking a more central location would help bring more people out,” he says. Martin is hoping that with five years behind it and now as a two day event, new funding sources will allow him to present the biggest and best Concert for a Cure yet. Although he is not committing himself he has quietly breathed the name of Dwight Yoakam as his first choice of artists for 2013.

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Although Yoakam is a solid and well known country music star, his rock oriented style and persona has also made him a popular crossover artist with rockers as well as country music fans. But all that is premature at this point. Getting the necessary funding is crucial at this point to how big 2013 will be. After a holiday in Las Vegas after this year's event to wind down, Martin immediately began his letter writing and funding applications for next year.

Please Join Us! 40th Anniversary Open House Nanticoke Generating Station Join Ontario Power Generation as it celebrates 40 years of power production at Nanticoke Generating Station. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (ceremony 12 – 12:30 p.m.) 34 Haldimand Road 55 South, Nanticoke Take a tour of the station (flat, closed-toe shoes required), see our wildlife habitat areas, and browse station and community exhibits. Nanticoke Generating Station is a proud participant in Doors Open Ontario and the War of 1812 Southwest Ontario Barn Quilt Trail. Please e-mail or call (519) 587-2201 ext. 3119 for more information.



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Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats” (Provides supports for adults with intellectual disabilities) Position:

Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats” (Provides supports for adults with intellectual disabilities)

Direct Support Professional – Casual /On Call as needed

Job Summary: To ensure that the desires and goals of the people that we serve are the focus of the supports and services provided. To provide support that is required by the person to enhance his/her life and that will further his/her growth towards reaching their set goals. This casual/on call posting is for working in the residential program. This position involves shift work and weekend work. Salary Range:

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Friday September 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Basic Qualifications:

Developmental Services Worker Diploma • Or equivalent two year diploma, e.g. Early Childhood Education, Social Service Worker, Native Community Care Worker; • Or a Degree with a major in psychology, sociology, child studies or B.Ed, B.S.W.or equivalency; • Current First Aid & CPR certificate • Current Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI) or Non Violent Crisis Prevention & Intervention (NVCPI) • Must have a valid Class G Ontario Drivers license • Must have experience working with people with complex behaviours. • Must have a completed favourable police record check before commencing employment

Procedure: ALL applicants must submit the following: 1. A covering letter including band name and number. Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position. 2. A recent Resume. Your Resume MUST clearly show that you meet the basic requirements of this position as outlined above. 3. A photocopy of your Degree, Diploma or Educational Transcript. 4. 3 current written letters of reference including one from your most recent employer. 5. A completed Application for Employment form Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal descent. Only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted. Please note that this is not a full time position and does not have any guaranteed hours in a week. Place application in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Direct Support Professional – Casual/On Call” and send to: Julie Todd – Residential Supervisor Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats” P.O. Box 120, Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0 Or deliver to 30 Cao Lane A detailed job description and application for employment form can be picked up at Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats”, 30 Cao Lane or the Grand River Employment and Training Centre, Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Position: Direct Support Professional – Contract Position (six month) Job Summary: To ensure that the desires and goals of the people that we serve are the focus of the supports and services provided. To provide support that is required by the person to enhance his/her life and that will further his/her growth towards reaching their set goals. This position is for residential services. This involves shift work and may involve weekend work Salary Range: TBD Closing Date:

Basic Qualifications: • A Developmental Services Worker Diploma is preferred; • Or equivalent two year diploma, e.g. Early Childhood Education, Social Service Worker; Procedure: ALL applicants must submit the following: 1. A covering letter including band name and number; 2. A recent Resume. Your resume MUST clearly show that you meet the basic requirements of this position as outlined above; 3. A completed “Application for Employment” which you can pick up at GREAT or 30 Cao Lane; 4. A photocopy of your Degree, Diploma or Educational Transcript; 5. A valid CPR/First Aid certificate; 6. A valid CPI or non violent crisis intervention certificate; 7. Favourable Vulnerable Person Police Record check; 8. 3 current written letters of reference including one from your most recent employer. Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal descent. Only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted. Place application in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Direct Support Professional– Contract Position” and send to: Julie Todd – Residential Supervisor Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats” P.O. Box 120, Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0 Or deliver to 30 Cao Lane A detailed job description can be picked up at Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats”, 30 Cao Lane or the Grand River Employment and Training Centre, Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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THE MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION is accepting applications for two


Direct Support Professional– Part-time (3 positions)

Job Summary: To ensure that the desires and goals of the people that we serve are the focus of the supports and services provided. To provide support that is required by the person to enhance his/her life and that will further his/her growth towards reaching their set goals. This Direct Support Professional- PartTime posting is for working in residential services and this is a 24/7 environment. This involves rotating 8 hour shifts every weekend. Hours of work are 16 hours per week. Salary Range:


Closing Date:

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 4.00 p.m.

Basic Qualifications: • A Developmental Services Worker Diploma is preferred; • Or equivalent two year diploma, e.g. Early Childhood Education, , Social Service Worker, Procedure: ALL applicants must submit the following: 1. A covering letter including band name and number. Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position. 2. A recent Resume. Your resume MUST clearly show that you meet the basic requirements of this position as outlined above. 3. A photocopy of your Degree, Diploma or Educational Transcript. 4. 3 current written letters of reference including one from your most recent employer. 5. A valid CPR/First Aid certificate; 6. A valid CPI or non violent crisis intervention certificate; 7. Favourable Vulnerable Person Police Record check; 8. A completed application for employment form Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal descent. Only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted. Please note that this is not a full time position and does not have any guaranteed hours in a week. Place application in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Direct Support Professional – Part-time” and send to: Julie Todd – Residential Supervisor Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats” P.O. Box 120, Ohsweken, Ontario, N0A 1M0 Or deliver to 30 Cao Lane A detailed job description can be picked up at Community Living Six Nations “Ronatahskats”, 30 Cao Lane or the Grand River Employment and Training Centre, Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Friday September 21, 2012 at 4.00 p.m.

Basic Mandatory Requirements: Educational Assistant college diploma or apprenticeship certificate. Knowledge of curriculum documents from the Ministry of Education, Anishinabe culture and traditions, and child development. Applicants should have a caring attitude toward children, strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, effective communication skills with staff, administrators, parents and students, have the ability to integrate Anishinabe culture into the curriculum, work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends. Assets: Experience in First Nation community, CPR/First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, experience working with children with behaviors. SALARY:

Commensurate with experience & MNCFN Salary Grid

APPLY TO: Applications will be accepted by mail, fax and delivery to:

Lloyd S. King Elementary School Education Authority Chair 468 New Credit Road, R.R. #6 Hagersville, On N0A 1H0 DEADLINE: Tuesday September 25, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

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Copy of educational qualifications Copy of current resume Cover letter 3 references (work related preferred) Must have a current (within 12 months) satisfactory result from a Criminal Record Check • Must provide up-to-date immunization records, or a letter stating exemption on the grounds of religion, conscience or medical recommendation (or obtain prior to start date) • Current CPR/First Aid Certificate (or obtain prior to start date)

A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Education Department (Ph: 905.768.7107; Fax: 905.768.7108). Thank you to all those interested applicants, Mississaugas of the New Credit band members will be given preference. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted


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For consideration, all applications MUST INCLUDE the following: * copy of current resume * cover letter * 3 references (work related preferred) * copy of educational qualifications A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Administration Building; (Ph: 905.768.1133; Fax: 905.768.1225). Only those candidates successful in the Selection & Hiring Process will be contacted.


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Hearing into approval of Grand Renewable Energy Park begins By Stephanie Dearing CAYUGA Three Six Nations men were in attendance at an Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal hearing looking into

opposition to the recently approved Grand Renewable Energy Park, a wind and solar energy generating park to be built by Samsung C & T in partnership with Pattern Energy.

The Tribunal has allotted 11 days for the hearing, which will move to the Hagersville Arena on Wednesday. Six Nations member William Monture is appealing Continued on page 20

TEKAWENNAKE THE MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION is accepting applications for the position of

PRIMARY DIVISION TEACHER Basic Mandatory Requirements: Bachelor’s degree plus a Bachelor of Education and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. The applicant should have knowledge Knowledge of curriculum documents from the Ministry of Education, Anishinabe culture and traditions, and child development. Applicants should have a caring attitude toward children, strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, effective communication skills with staff, administrators, parents and students, have the ability to integrate Anishinabe culture into the curriculum, work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends. Assets: Experience in First Nation community, CPR/First Aid, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training. Commensurate with experience & MNCFN Salary Grid


Applications will be accepted by mail, fax and delivery to:


Lloyd S. King Elementary School Education Authority Chair 468 New Credit Road, R.R. #6 Hagersville, On N0A 1H0 DEADLINE:

William Monture (far left) stands with Lester Green (middle) and Bud Johnson outside of the Cayuga Kinsmen Community Hall, where the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal has begun a hearing into opposition to the planned wind and solar park to be built in Haldimand County by Samsung C & T in partnership with Pattern Energy. Monture is opposing the project, saying it interferes with his right to hunt and gather sustenance. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

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POSTING TECHNICAL YOUTH CAREER OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR (TYCOP) Toronto Service Centre or Mississaugas of New Credit Head Office The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide technical and enhanced advisory services to all First Nations in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of a Technical Youth Career Outreach Program (TYCOP) Coordinator, reporting directly to the Operations Manager in the Toronto Service Centre. The primary responsibility of this TYCOP Coordinator will be raising awareness of technical career opportunities, the potential for employment, and the positive impact of a role model and/or mentor among First Nations youths.

DUTIES: • • • • • • •

Responsible for creating and maintaining a technical careers web site Responsible for creating and implementing career awareness material for various audiences Create and maintain an electronic archive of quality photos related to career awareness events that may be published in the various OFNTSC publications Meet with various professionals and First Nations to identify possible role models and suitable venues to further our communications outreach Promoting OFNTSC and the opportunities available in technology and engineering for First Nations youths Understand and adopt the procedures and protocols in dealing with First Nation communities Research and utilize materials to create various reports, articles, videos, posters etc.


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1-3 years of work related experience Diploma/Degree in a relevant academic discipline Interpersonal and Professional Skills Technical Skills (includes: writing, research, photography, media watch, special events, and meetings) Ability to use computers for all Microsoft Office Programs and other relevant applications Must be self motivated with extremely good communication skills Possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and be willing to travel Sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nations peoples Preference given to First Nations persons 3 work related references will be required

CLOSING DATE: Friday September 21, 2012, 4:30 p.m. (EST) Please mark very clearly on the envelope “TYCOP Coordinator” and Email, Mail/Fax your resume/ Curriculum Vitae to: Brian Staats, CRSP, Operations Manager Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation 111 Peter Street, Suite 606 Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1

For a detailed job description, contact Reception (416) 651-1443 ext. 221 or email We thank all applications, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Are you interested in a career in construction trades? Do you have a driver’s license and willingness to travel? G.R.E.A.T. in partnership with the Hamilton – Brantford Building Trades is offering the

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Grand Renewable Energy Park challenged Continued from page 19 the province's approval of the energy park, saying the project, which will see 67 industrial wind turbines built in Haldimand County, as well as the construction of a solar park that will accommodate 425,000 photovoltaic solar panels, interferes with his right to access the land under the Nan Fan Treaty. Monture, who is being assisted by Lester Green and Bud Johnson, was only given time Monday to present a brief summary of the points he hopes to impart during the hearing. During a short break in the afternoon's proceedings, Monture said he had been told he could not talk about any treaties. “We're not allowed to talk about our treaties, but they're allowed to talk about legislation.” Johnson said “Under the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights, we can talk about anything we want.” Recently, Monture wrapped up his appeal of the approval of the Summerhaven Wind Farm, which was heard by the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal still has not made a decision on that matter. Six Nations Elected Council signed an agreement with Samsung in late May this year, creating a partnership for the Grand Renewable Energy Park that could see Six Nations realize as much as $55 million over a twenty year period. The HDI struck a deal with Samsung recently as well. A group called Haldimand Wind Concerns, as well as one individual, David Hyslop, are also appealing the provincial approval of the Grand Renewable Energy Park. The majority of the opposition is to the industrial wind turbines. Samsung and Pattern had hoped to begin construction of the energy park this year.

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ping. “The school bus driver had to physically stop her kids until it was safe,” said Anderson. All the police need to lay a charge is the licence plate. Anderson said, “Failing to stop for a school bus has a “No Set Fine” and a court appearance.” No injuries following two vehicle accident Police investigated a two vehicle MVA on 6th Line Road, west of Oneida Road. A black Jeep Liberty collided with a 2008 black Ford F-250 pick-up truck, said the police. No injuries were reported. Domestic dispute Reports of the sound of gunshots following a domestic dispute was a cause for concern until Six Nations Police, with the help of the OPP Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit, were able to ascertain no one suffered any injuries from a firearm being discharged. Around noon on September 8, police received a report of a domestic dispute in the area of 4th Line Road. The arguing couple, a young man and woman, were seen running into the bush. Moments

after that, possible gunshots were heard. Responding police set up a containment area and searched for the couple. Constable Derrick Anderson said in a statement provided by police on their website, “As police were preparing to begin their search, the 18 year old female came out of the bush. She assisted Six Nations Police officers locate her 19 year old boyfriend, in the bush. Both were safe and uninjured. Officers escorted them back to their residence, without incident. No firearms were located and police received no other reports of gunshots.” Stolen Vehicle Recovered A vehicle recently reported stolen to the Hamilton Police was recovered on Wednesday Sept 5 after Six Nations Police were called out to the parking lot of the Six Nations Bingo Hall to attend to an abandoned vehicle. Attending officers located the car and confirmed it was stolen. Police did not report if the vehicle, a brown 2003 Chevrolet Impala, has been returned to its owner, or what condition it was in when found. An investigation

BRANT COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BECOMING SMOKE-FREE Patients and visitors going to the Brantford General Hospital and the Willett, Paris will breathe easier beginning this fall. “As a healthcare provider we recognize the harmful effects smoking has on everyone who come to our hospitals,” Jim Hornell, President & CEO, Brant Community Healthcare System said. “The Board decided to follow the lead taken by many other healthcare organizations and designate ourselves as smoke-free properties.” Effective September 10, 2012 smoking will not be allowed on the grounds including all parking areas and in vehicles at the Brantford General Hospital and the Willett, Paris. “We will be providing smoking cessation support for patients and staff,” Hornell said. Officials realize that enforcement of the new policy will present some challenges, however, with everyone’s

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OPP News Briefs Staff BRANT COUNTY Six Nations man arrested trying to steal Bobcat A 32 year old Six Nations man went to court on charges of Break and Enter, Possession of Break-in Instrument, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime-Under $5,000.00 and Attempt Theft after he was nearly caught in the act by police.

Brant OPP report they were called out to a home under construction on Cockshutt Road on September 9 at 7:35 am. Responding officers witnessed a person running from the residence into a nearby corn field. The OPP Canine Unit and Emergency Response Team were called in and the man was found in the corn field, “a short distance away,” said the police report. 32 year old Timothy Craig Hill was arrested and charged, and police said the case was currently before the court. Six Nations man arrested for impaired after driving

wrong way on Highway 403 20 year old Cam Patterson is facing charges of Impaired Driving, Fail to Provide Suitable Breath Sample and Dangerous Operation-Motor Vehicle after officers stopped him at the Cope Town Road exit. Brant County OPP report they received a report of a dark-coloured Grand Am car travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 403 at approximately 3:30 in the morning on September 8. According to police, Patterson entered the 403 at Garden Avenue. Patterson was arrested on the scene.



POSTING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Contract Position to March 31, 2013 The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide technical and enhanced advisory services to all First Nations in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of an Administrative Assistant. This is a contract position until March 31, 2013 located in the Toronto or New Credit office. Under the direction of the OFNTSC Emergency Planning Public Information Officer, the Administrative Assistant will be mainly responsible for collection of First Nation emergency plans, data entry and contact with First Nations and Emergency Planning Community Advisors.

DUTIES: • May have to attend OFNTSC Phase 2 Emergency Planning Training Sessions. • Liaise with Emergency Planning Community Advisors and/or participating communities for the collection of emergency plans. • Receive, document and track First Nation emergency plans. • Maintain and update database for First Nations emergency plans. • Direct First Nation’s requiring assistance to the appropriate sources for assistance and/or independently answer their questions regarding emergency plans. • Maintain a good network of contacts amongst the diverse client base of the OFNTSC. • Photocopy, collate and distribute various documents. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma or Equivalent; • Public relations skills with the ability to deal tactfully with the public and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions. • Must have good project management skills. • Ability to use computers for Word, Excel, and other programs. • Strong analytical, evaluation and assessment skills. • Must be self motivated with extremely good communication skills. • Possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and be willing to travel. • Preference given to First Nations persons. CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. (EST) Please mark very clearly on the envelope “Administrative Assistant-Emergency Planning” and Email, Mail/Fax your Resume to: Brian Staats, CRSP, Operations Manager Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation 111 Peter Street, Suite 606 Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1


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Thank You Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Residential Survivors and Community Members would like to thank the following for their valuable contributions to the Strengthening Survivor Connections Community Event held on August 24 & 25 2012 at the Six Nations Community Hall. Opening/Closing: Frank Miller, Sacred Fire, Men’s Fire Welcome: Six Nations Elected Chief William Montour, New Credit Elected Chief Bryan Laforme, Chief Arnie General Generous Financial Support: Six Nations Elected Council, New Credit Elected Council, Roland Martin, Rode Audrey Hill, Tom Hill, Roberta Jamieson, Nancy Hern, Randy McKormick, Elizabeth Porter, Hill’s Tire, Greg Hill, Orrin & Amber Kennedy, Six Nations Health Foundation Speakers: Wilton Littlechild TRC Commissioner, Tom Hill, Roberta Jamieson, Stacy Laforme, Terrilynn Brant, Claudette Cheverier, Honorable Norma General Lickers, Tom Porter, Wiswanipi Speakers, Geronimo Henry, Roberta Hill, Bob Sutherland, Leona Moses Entertainment: Cec Sault & Band, Anna & Group, Old Mush Singers, Bingo Ladies, Tom & Lyle Longboat, Joan Miller, OMS Dancers Sound: Allan Miller Mohawk Institute Tour: Ivan Bomberry, Cultural Interpreter, Geronimo Henry, Bob Sutherland Oliver M. Smith School: Terrilynn Brant, Vice Principal Judy Rueban, Principal, Diane Hill, Teacher, Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians Silent Auction: Blanche Easton, lead, All Donators Tent & Tables: Stan Jonathon Special Recognition Awards: Jan Longboat, Geronimo Henry, Laurel Curley Food: Lana Henhawk, Toni Anthony Six Nations Parks & Recreation: Joanne Lickers, Marvin Bomberry Media: Tekawennake, Turtle Island News, Brantford Expositor Volunteers: Jeanie, Sarah Martin, Jill, Jodi, Jake, Jheri Jamieson, Deloras Johns, Riki Martin



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Open Jam Sat. Sept. 22 2pm till ???????? Bring your voice and a friend and hear some of the finest in local talent. Refreshments… Door Prizes, 50/50 Draw. Place…Chiefswood Fellowship, 506 4th Line, 7 Km West of Ohsweken. Info – Phil Sault 905-768-5442. Gospel…Country…Bluegrass….Etc. (Elementary & High School) R R #6, 3201 Second Line Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0 Phone: 905-768-7203 Fax: 905-768-7150

Nia:wen ko:wa/Nya:weh go:wah Fall Dance & Modelling Registration Michelle Farmer’s Studio of Dance & Modelling Thursday September 13th.....4:30 - 7:30 pm Saturday September 15th.....9 am- 1 pm 1824 4th line Ohsweken For more info: 226-388-4470

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Yard Sale Multi-family yard sale Saturday September 15, 2012. 9 am -? 1849 4th Line Single girl’s canopy bed, microwave stand, ladies clothes, housewares and much more. Come & see!


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Services 6 NaPresidentialLimo. com 6NaLimo@gmail. com Ohsweken, ON David Sharpe is pleased to announce that Laura Hubbert (905) 765-9928 or 519has accepted his Proposal of Marriage. The wedding will 865-6546. Let 6Na Tour take place June 2013 at Brantford, Ontario. you around.

As we begin the 2012-2013 school year Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Private School Students, Staff and Board would like to thank Curt Styres for providing us with a home for the past four years and now as we enter our fifth year at the ILA. His kindness and generosity is so appreciated by everyone at Kawenni:io/ Gaweni:yo. Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Private School has been able to offer Mohawk and Cayuga Language Learning to an ever increasing enrolment in a Safe and Secure environment. Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo will be forever grateful to Curt!


ALI JOY BROCK Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ohsweken Market behind the Plaza

Ali Joy Brock (11 months old) has already undergone one open heart surgery and will be having three more heart surgeries prior to adulthood. Donations will be very much appreciated and used towards travel expenses to and from BC Children’s Hospital. Traveling by BC Ferry from Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) to Vancouver (Mainland). Motel accommodations, close to BC Children’s Hospital for mother and baby.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS entry FEE $3.00 PRIZES (from items displayed on table)

Best Decorated Boys Bike - 3 prizes Best Decorated Girls Bike - 3 prizes Best Dressed Doll - 3 prizes Best Decorated Outfit that you are wearing (with the most Hearts) - 3 prizes 50/50 DRAW $2 each or 3 for $5.00 Arms length $10.00 TICKET DRAW - 3 WINNERS (choose from a Shark “Steam Pocket Mop” or other items on display) FOOD - Roast Beef Sandwiches $4.00 Water - $1.00 Pop - $1.00

Thank you so very much for all your help Grandmother: Dallas Brock (Van Every)


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Aries, relaxing for a few days seems like the perfect idea, but restlessness will ultimately thwart these plans. Engage in low-energy activities, instead.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, you might find it difficult to ask for what you desire, but you just have to buckle down and make a stand. It may not be easy, but your efforts will prove fruitful.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, you are in your element this week and the good vibes will last for several days. There’s no pressure to get things done, so keep on sailing.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, it may seem like a good idea to retreat to a fantasy world when the going gets tough, but you’ll need to have your feet and mind firmly planted in reality this week.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, it is good to be optimistic, but it also helps to develop a plan in case things don’t go your way. Ask a friend or family member for help when devising your plan.

Wednesday Sunny 27 / 14


Partly Cloudy 27 / 15


Partly Cloudy 24 / 16

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Partly Cloudy 24 / 14


Few Showers 21 / 13


Partly Cloudy 22 / 13

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Peak Times Day AM PM Sun 11:11-1:11 11:41-1:41 Mon 12:34-2:34 12:04-2:04 Tue 1:29-3:29 12:59-2:59

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Sunrise 6:56 a.m. 6:57 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:01 a.m. 7:02 a.m. 7:03 a.m.

Sunset 7:35 p.m. 7:33 p.m. 7:31 p.m. 7:29 p.m. 7:27 p.m. 7:26 p.m. 7:24 p.m.

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34. Earl Grey or green 35. Dog’s tail action 36. Friends (French) 38. Lessen the force of 39. Dermaptera 42. Views 44. From a distance 46. Bleats 47. London Games 2012 53. Let the body fall heavily 54. Collect a large group 55. Aba ____ Honeymoon 57. Give over 58. Glue & plaster painting prep 59. Middle East chieftain 60. Removed ruthlessly 61. AKA bromeosin 62. A dissenting clique

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, think things through before making big decisions. There is some pressure on you, but concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Make some decisions now before you change your mind again, Sagittarius. Too much information can cloud your judgement, so go with your gut.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Actively explore your impulses in the next few days, Pisces. You may not have the opportunity to do so later on.

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You are eager to listen and learn, Libra, but you also want to share your own experiences. This week you will need to find a balance between being a student and a teacher.

Aquarius, even if you have a lot to get done, you will be able to think on your feet and make changes as needed depending on the situation this week.

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Virgo, concentration comes naturally to you, so don’t worry if some extra work at the office is presented at the last minute. Ask a coworker for help, if necessary.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Moonset 5:25 p.m. 5:57 p.m. 6:27 p.m. 6:57 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 8:01 p.m. 8:39 p.m.

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Capricorn, you are at a turning point in your life and it could be a good time to make a few important changes. This may involve a new career or making new friends.


Partly Cloudy 24 / 15

Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week

Today we will see sunny skies with a high temperature of 27º. South southwest wind 15 km/h. Expect clear skies tonight with an overnight low of 14º. Southwest wind 6 km/h. Thursday, skies will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 27º.

Answer: The majority of thunderstorm clouds grow to heights of more than 20,000 feet.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20


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19. 3rd largest French city 20. Used for instant long locks 23. Harangue 24. Grabs 25. Formally withdraw membership 28. Magnitude relations 32. El Dorado High School 33. Porzana carolina

1. Formerly the ECM 2. A native nursemaid in India 3. Ribosomal ribonucleic acid 4. Ironies 5. Peaceable 6. Between 7. Cessation of activity 8. “Little House” actor Merlin 9. Lying in one plane 10. Joins the military


11. Knock out 12. British School 13. Puts on clothing 21. Radioactivity unit 22. Helps little firms 25. Podetiums 26. Fluid accumulation in tissues 27. Backed seat for one 29. From farm state 30. Speak 31. Gurus 37. Deluged 38. In addition to 40. Oldest Yoruba town 41. A place to shelter cars 42. __ and Delilah 43. Toothpaste tube cover 45. __ and Juliet 46. Mussel beards 47. Prevents harm to creatures 48. Gorse genus 49. A method of doing 50. Young Scottish woman 51. Latticework lead bar 52. Invests in little enterprises 56. The products of human creativity


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