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Around 100 former Mohawk residential school “students” and members of their families took part in a guided tour of the “Mush Hole”, as it was known. Former “inmates”, as some government documents refer to them, entered the school doors for the first time in decades. It was part of last week’s “Strengthening Survivors’ Connections” gathering which brought former Mohawk Institute survivors together from near and far. See photos and story on Page 2. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Survivors return to the Mush Hole

Geronimo Henry finds a shady place to share some of his experiences with that of others at the Mush Hole. Henry was instrumental in starting the ball rolling in this areas’ class action suit which exposed the truth about residential schools and opened the doors to compensation for residential school survivors. (Photo by Jim Windle) Northern Cree Simon Etapp from Waswanipi Quebec. He attended in 1960, 61, and 62. He initially went to Shingwauk Indian School in 1957 and 58 for one year before being transferred to the Mohawk. He is still working on recovery from it all. But he has held onto his Christian faith despite the poor representation of Jesus Christ given in these schools. He has found a way to draw strength from even the bad times he experienced. He now helps others who have gone through similar things in their lives. (Photo by Jim Windle)

Albert Otteyes, from Waswanipi, Quebec, attended the Mush Hole between 1962 and 1969. Last weekend while touring the Mohawk Institute, he discovered his name on the bricks in the back of the school, etched there when he was a scared and overwhelmed young boy, far away from home and family. “I have both good and bad memories of being here,” he says. The good memories involve the friends he met who helped him survive the ordeal. And about the bad, he said, “We were not allowed to speak our language. Whenever we did we would get a strapping. I used to get strapped right in that office,” he said pointing towards a first floor window. “There are a lot of memories in there. There are people who can not speak about what happened in there. They are still hurting after 40 years or better. Albert is still dealing with the pain and dysfunction of his experiences at Mohawk and the Shingwauk Indian School. “Money can not end our pain,” he says. “That is something each one of us has to deal with individually, every day.”

Roland Martin attended the Mohawk Residential School for one year, in 1947.  He attended last weekend’s gathering of Mush Hole survivors at the Six Nations Community Hall and later took the tour of the Mush Hole. This is a very positive thing,” he said. “For healing, I think you need to come here and try to put this behind us, what took place here and carry on. I’ve still got a few years left to live and enjoy instead of being angry at people who put us in here and did those things they were not supposed to do.  “I am very pleased the Diocese has released these documents because I’ve been looking to see my name on the register book and I could never find it.  I went up to Shingwauk two weeks ago and I went through some of the archives up there and I finally found me and my two brothers when we were in there. He is pictured here with two of his granddaughters, Haley Schumacher on his right and Shelby Smoke to his left. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Six Nations members recognized for their work with residential school survivors By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

As the two-day Truth and Reconciliation event hosted by Six Nations this past weekend wound to a close, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild said the event, called Strengthening Survivors Connections, was positive. A keynote speaker at the event, Littlechild was asked Sunday by Tekawennake how he coped with hearing the horrible stories he must have heard over the past few years. Littlechild said he himself had been a residential school student

for 14 years. “Many times what I am hearing is my own story.” Littlechild said it was “quite amazing” how many people experienced a similar experience as he had. “I simply cannot believe the depth of abuse across the country. But at the same time, I see the changes happening in front of me ... the resilience of the people.” There was anger, said Littlechild. But, “I see really good things happening in communities... It’s really good, it’s energizing to see the good that can come out of the harm. “The challenge is how to engage the rest of Canada

Geronimo Henry was one of four Six Nations people honoured Saturday at the event, Strengthening Survivor’s Connections, with a plaque from the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association. “Geronimo started long before” others began offering healing programming, said Melba Thomas, one of the organizers of the event. A survivor himself, Henry started a group called The Lost Generation in 1997. He was also a key figure in the class action lawsuit that got compensation for residential school survivors. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Diane Hill is teaching her students at Oliver M. Smith, through curriculum, “about the residential school and what has been done to our community, what it did to our families...” said Ida Hill, one of the organizers of the two day Strengthening Survivor’s Connections held at Six Nations this past weekend. Diane Hill was honoured by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association for her work with students. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). The first to be recognized by the Children of Shinguak Alumni Association for her work with residential school survivors, Jan Kahehti:io Longboat was visibly moved by the honour, in this story, because this tion to an end. but when accepting her plaque, said with great modesty: “The isn’t an Aboriginal story. It Six Nations has a surviancestors left us with all these beautiful teachings. It’s my is a Canadian story,” said vor’s group that meets on responsibility as a woman to pass them on.” (Photograph by Littlechild. a regular basis called “We Stephanie Dearing). But the palpable emo- are still here.” tions that accompanied the closing ceremonies on Saturday as four Six Nations members were recognized for their work around the former Mohawk Institute demonstrated how raw the wound really is. Diane “Punky” Hill openly wept when she was presented with a plaque for her work with students at Oliver M. Smith Elementary, and Laurel Curley was barely able to hold back her tears as she was honoured for the counselling work she has done with survivors. Geronimo Henry was inscrutable, but when he spoke about the residential school class action lawsuit that was originally filed by Six Nations survivors of the Mohawk Institute, there was a bitterness that tinged his words. Jan Kahehti:io Longboat was obviously touched by being recognized for her healing work with residential school survivors. Blanche Hill-Easton presented Kahehti:io (which means, she has a beautiful garden) with a plaque on behalf of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association. A healing circle song and a traditional closing brought the two days of Rita Collver, Chair John C. Forbeck, Director recollection and connec-

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Laurel Curley showed her hair, which is down to her waist, when she received her plaque from the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association that recognized her counselling work with residential school survivors. “This was one of the first things they took from me,” she said. Curley was also honoured for teaching traditional ways and for her participation in the residential school class action lawsuit. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

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Anglicans finally release Mush Hole documents, but too late By Jim Windle EAGLES NEST

After more than 10 years of gathering important and potentially revealing documents from some of the residential schools under the auspices of the Huron Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada, thousands of documents relative to the residential schools have finally been released, including those from the Mohawk Institute, better known as “the Mush Hole” by those unfortunates who attended. During the Strengthening Survivor’s Connections gathering last week at the Six Nations Community Hall, former Mohawk Chapel curator Liona Moses announced that the Diocese had contacted her to advise her that they were finally releasing the documents to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). That may have been good news 10 years ago, or even five, but now, only weeks away from the TRC’s deadline on applications for compensation, it will be too late for some. Others have literally died waiting. Many survivors have been rejected by the commission because there has been no record of them attending any of the schools. Others have not filed because they can not prove they attended. These newly released documents may provide that kind of vital information in the form of student roll calls or release forms filled out by unwitting parents under the mistaken belief they were sending their children to the school for a “proper” education. Even names mentioned on other reports could qualify them for payment, but without an extension of the deadline, they will be flat out of luck. “I would strongly recommend the TRC extend the deadline for registering in light of these documents being released,” says Moses. “I have no idea why they have held them for so long. “I am hoping they (TRC) will do the right thing and extend that deadline.” We contacted the Diocese to speak with Bishop

Bob Bennett or Bishop Terry Dance about the documents release, but neither were available for comment. However, Media Relations Officer for the Diocese, Rev. Keith Nethery did return our call. “We are in the process of releasing to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21 boxes of documents from our archives relative to the residential schools,” said Rev.  Nethery. “They will be released to the TRC seven boxes at a time, digitized and returned to us.” According to Rev. Nethery, the Commission was to

Wendy Fletcher have paid for the digitizing of the documents, but ran out of money for that so the duty was downloaded onto the Church to have done and pay for it.  He called it, “quite an involved process which has taken over 1,000 person hours to prepare.”  “Each shipment of boxes will take 4-5 weeks to digitize each page and return the documents before the next set of seven boxes is sent,” says Rev. Nethery.  He says that he does not know when the first set of boxes was sent nor when the process will be complete, however, he confirms that all existing document are to be released. Tekawennake published a four part series called “Ungodly Alliance” in 2010 which included excerpts from several interviews with lead Anglican historian and researcher Wendy Fletcher and interviews with Liona Moses who helped her for

a while. At the time both Fletcher and Moses spoke of a 10 year gag order put on the researchers not to reveal or make public in any way the content of the documents they were commissioned to gather from mainly the Mohawk Institute and a second school in Northern Ontario. But when asked about the gag order, Rev. Nethery, told Tekawennake, “To the best of my knowledge that is patently untrue. There was no order in that regard as far as I know.” However, Fletcher was quite specific about that gag order being the main reason she left the Huron Diocese along with her husband and moved to British Columbia where she eventually took a job as Principal and Dean of the Vancouver School of Theology. Also at that time, Moses told Tekawennake that former Bishop, Bruce Howe, placed a 10 year gag order on all of those involved in the internal investigation and she has not wavered from that. This was later corroborated again by Fletcher as fact, yet Rev. Nethery still denies it to be true. In the spring of 2010, Moses was tired of waiting for her church leadership to do the right thing and make public the documents she knew existed, and gave the Diocese until a certain date to come clean or she would go to the media. When that deadline came and went, she contacted this reporter to tell her story. We are re-posting that entire four part series on our free e-edition at  www. tekanews.com. “I have a PHD in history. I have studied Canadian history extensively, but I never heard anything about residential schools, except that they existed,” say Fletcher. “My investigation into the Mohawk residential school opened me up to this history and the myth of who we are as Canadians.” Fletcher has since relinquished her role as Principal and Dean at the school as of July 2, 2012, to return to her first love which is teaching, as Professor of the History of Christianity at the same school.

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The McHale circus stops in Kanonhstaton By Jim Windle KANONHSTATON (Caledonia)

action from those protecting the former Douglas Creek Estates land, known by Six Nations as Kanonhstaton (the protected place). He is challenging the OPP and Six Nations land protecters by marching up the main roadway onto the Kanonhstaton land for no apparent reason other than to prove he can do it. According to him, when Ontario bought the Douglas Creek Estates, it did not include the roadways carved on the former Douglas Creek Estates land. Therefor, he and

gan arresting them one-byone, beginning with McHale, when they refused to obey police orders to leave the To the accompaniment site. This makes the ninth of loud circus music played time McHale has been aron a portable PA by Six Narested for “Prevent Breach of tions supporters, and a few the Peace” in his many pronon-Native allies dressed as vocative sojourns onto the clowns, OPP officers paradcontroversial land claim site.  ed Gary McHale and seven There were no arrests of his followers, including made of Six Nations people Mark Vandermaas and Jeff nor their allies. Not this time Parkinson, to awaiting paddy anyway. In previous provocwagons Sunday afternoon at ative stunts orchestrated by Kanonhstaton. All were arMcHale, Six Nations peorested for “Prevent Breach ple have been lured into anof Peace.”  gry outbursts, arrested and charged with criminal offences. Of the many times McHale has been arrested and removed from the scene, he has never faced meaningful charges, but has only been handcuffed, taken to the McHale and his supporters arrive with their signs and all too familiar rhetoric. (Photo by OPP station and detained Jim Windle) for a few hours before being released. To date, there are “Caledonia Militia” to ef- to something else. Fortunate- Constitution Act of 1982, the eight Six Nations people fac- fect vigilante style citizens ly, the idea never took hold. Bill or Rights, and Internaing serious charges for trying arrests on Indians. Under He is a stalwart critic of tional Law, as most recently to stop McHale from enter- intense negative backlash the findings of the Ipperwash underscored by the United ing the Kanonhstaton site. from many Caledonia and Inquiry into the circum- Nations Declaration on the Still others have already had Haldimand citizens, and stances that led to the death Rights of Indigenous Peotheir day in court. embarrassing mainstream of unarmed Native activist ple. Prime Minister Harper According to the non-Na- media attention, he backed Dudley George. He also con- eventually signed that intive allies, the circus music off and tried to spin the situ- tinues to deny that there are ternationally accepted unTheresa “Toad” Jamieson stands watch at the front gate of was a humorous and sarcas- ation by changing the name specific Native Rights pro- derstanding on behalf of all Kanonhstaton awaiting the arrival of Gary McHale and his tic comment on McHale’s from the “Caledonia Militia” tected by Canadian law, the Canadians. provocations.  followers Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Jim Windle) McHale, has built a national identity and a cottage “Prevent Breach of his party should be allowed industry on his premise of Peace.” is a benign charge to walk down it whenever preferential treatment given levied to allow police the they like. Indians while rank and file Six Nations perspective is non-Native Canadians are tools to forcibly remove an agitator from a potentially that the land, in its entirety, being oppressed by the govviolent situation. was never surrendered for ernment and by police.  By definition, “It is the sale and therefor still beIn the past his message duty of every Police Officer longs to Six Nations as part and his so-called “peace to take firm action against of the Haldimand Tract. and reconciliation” rallies antisocial elements, goondas A gathering of around 40 have attracted members of and rowdies in that area. It land protectors and non-Na- known white supremacist is the duty of the Police to tive supporters met McHale organizations and have been maintain public order dur- and his followers at the edge internationally promoted and ing fairs and festivals, pub- of Kanonhstaton refusing supported on neo-nazi web lic functions, processions, them entry, saying “they are sites, such as “Stormfront”, strikes, agitations etc.”  not coming here with a good and others.  McHale and his followers mind,” as Ruby Montour put McHale and his group atarrived right on time, as earli- it. tempted to organize what er announced, to provoke reThe OPP agreed and be- was originally called the

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Too little, too late So hallelujah! The Huron Diocese of the Anglican Church has finally, after considerable pressure, decided to release long hidden documents which reveal the grotesque underbelly of the systematic genocide against the Indigenous people of this land in the disguise of education and religion. But what documents are they releasing? Have these 21 boxes of documents they say they are giving up to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission been purged or sanitized before release? One would have to assume so given the 12 years they have had these documents in their possession in some dark and inaccessible corner of their London, Ontario headquarters. Now, when it’s too late for some survivors to benefit from the information they squirreled away, they are proudly coming forth with the goods. It would be very nice to believe the Anglican leaders at face value, but frankly we just don’t. Especially after their media man tells us that there was no 10 year gag order on the researchers who gathered all this material over a decade ago. Sorry, but when we are faced with the dilemma of either believing the Church’s full time media officer (and spin doctor), or their own lead historian and a Six Nations Anglican woman disappointed in her church’s inability to tell the truth, the decision is a clear and rather easy one to make. One only has to ask ones self, who would benefit most from withholding or destroying documents that would implicate them as partners in the Canadian Holocaust of Native Children. They are only coming clean about all this due to external pressure, and not moral decency. Keep in mind, although they only collected into one place all of these documents recently, they have already had the information they contain in their possession since they were originally filed over the past 150 years. Both Wendy Fletcher, the former historian and lead researcher and Liona Moses, remain devoted Christians and Anglicans at that. Why would they want to sabotage the very church they both love and still belong to? It just does not add up, unless of course they are telling the truth because of their moral integrity pressuring them from within to do the right thing. We applaud Liona and Wendy for their courage and their strength of spirit. More Christians should follow their example. But Christianity isn’t the only belief system or organization in need of a good purging and we don’t have to look far to find one. Is is disrespect or is it integrity that would cause someone to stand up and admit it when something is dreadfully wrong within a system they love and adhere to, and try to put it right? Is this person a rebel or a loyalist, a detractor or a supporter? Things go wrong and we all know it. We are humans and therefor imperfect. But we should all strive to polish our own personal silver covenant chains of spirit, soul and body regularly by keeping close to the source of why we do what we do, and ask ourselves if we need to adjust a few things or encourage those systems that we adhere to to change so that they can represent us with honesty and integrity. That kind of impetus comes from a source outside of ourselves and works its way in, not the other way around. Remember, He is the Creator and we are the created. That is unless we and everything around us really are just the result of chemical reactions gone wild.

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This week a friend of mine stepped on a nail and had to get a shot for tetanus. It reminded me of the many times I injured myself as a child growing up back home in Attawapiskat. I was always around the family construction business and by the time I was 12, I was driving a half ton truck around town and operating tractors. You can imagine the close calls I had at that early age but that is what life was like back there in those wild days up north. We kids were always expected to pitch in and help as soon as we were old enough to pick stuff up, carry things around, hammer a nail or split wood. Often while doing these chores we were injured in one way or the other and most of the time it was not serious. However, we were also very concerned about getting hurt because there was no full time doctor in the community although we had lots of competent nurses and a good hospital. My first injury was a very severe one when at the age of seven I broke my leg. Actually the break involved both of the bones below my knee. I helping my brothers who were pushing our half ton truck out of ice and snow when a bit of plywood that was under the tires for traction spun back and caught me in the legs. I was in the hospital for awhile and had a cast on for six months. Also in those early teen years I broke small bones in my hands and wrists working on construction projects and playing sports. It seemed like I was always covered in bandages as I continually ended up with scrapes, cuts, bruises on my legs, arms and body. By the time I was 18 I felt like a seasoned carpenter, heavy machinery operator, transportation driver and general labourer of the first degree. Come to think about it my actual childhood and play period was very brief as I spent most of my time working. You might think that I would regret this but in fact I am very grateful to my family for giving me a good amount of experience in many areas and for providing me with a good work ethic. I am never bored as I am constantly writing, reading, working in media and of course I still get down and dirty in all types of labour work at home and at the cottage. I love cutting down old trees and the challenge that this offers and I also like splitting wood. You won’t catch me with one of those automatic wood splitters because this type of labour is like a meditation for me. The feeling of working all day and being tired from doing something very beneficial to my life and the lives of others makes my day. Putting on a fire at night thanks to my efforts in wood cutting and splitting is very satisfying. Building something I can be proud of and that gives me shelter and comfort is a joy for me. This week I found myself teaching my friend Rene how to split wood. He did his best to chop away at the old poplar and pine logs and I think he was surprised that he could actually accomplish this very important activity. It seemed to me that he understood that all important link between doing good work with the result of providing warmth for the family cottage. People need to learn about and work at developing a work ethic from a young age. We live in a world of visual electronics where you can almost live a virtual life so it is more important than ever to remind young people around us that nothing is free and that it is important to work smart and continually to make sure life is rewarding. We just don’t see the connection of effort to the things we receive to live these days. When we are hungry we simply go to the grocery store and buy what we need and these stores in the south stay open 24 hours. When we need warmth we just turn up a dial. When we need entertainment we turn to television or more these days to the internet and the computer. Nothing seems to require real effort and I know a lot of parents who make life so easy for their kids that the understanding of a work ethic is missing. That is a tragedy. I am happy |I grew up with the necessity of having to learn how to build things, work on engines, chop wood, harvest game and birds for food and contribute to the comforts of my life with real hands on efforts. To tell the truth I have paid much with all the injuries I have received over the years for the working knowledge I have but I wear these scars like medals. I am proud of my love for work. www.underthenorthernsky.com


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Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

Council works out funding priorities After months of obstinately refusing to buy into the new way of distributing funds the Community Development Trust Fund board came up with, Elected Council has finally decided to try out the new approach, but not without expressing reservations about the new process. Criticisms made several times in the past about how the trust operates, such as accusations the organization is hoarding money, or not distributing money fairly were also voiced at the August 28 council meeting. But after several Councillors, notably Darryl Hill (District Five), Roger Jonathan (District Three) and Melba Thomas (District Six) reminded council the purpose of the exercise was to set priorities, two motions identifying three priorities were tabled and approved by

council. The first priorities, identified in a motion tabled by Roger Jonathan, are the Youth and Elder Centre and the new baseball diamond. The third priority, identified in a motion tabled by Dave Hill, was a new fire hall. Trustees Tammy Martin and Rosemary Smith were on hand to answer questions and provide information to council. Martin said they anticipate giving away between $500,000 to $700,000 to community projects over the next funding year.

Contractor seeks council's help after crew locked out of jobs at Burtch lands Dan Elliott was able to get work for his company as a subcontractor at the Burtch lands, helping to dig up contaminated soil and to digging out pipes that were put down on the property some time ago. His crew of five people, all from Six Nations, had put in two weeks of work at Burtch, but were thrown out of work three weeks ago

when the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) shut down the soil remediation project. “I'm here to ask you who is in charge here. Hazel Hill stopped us,” said Elliott, who came to council on August 28. “Does she have the authority?” Elliott said he had contacted Chief Peter Skye about the shut-down, telling council Skye didn't know anything about the shut-down. He also contacted Chief Arnold General, who likewise did not know anything. “They said they were going to get in touch with her.” “She's taking food out of our mouths,” said Elliott. He told council his crew have children. “It seems that Hazel has more power than anyone else.” Elliott said he wants Elected Council to tell the project manager, Quantum Murray, that Hazel Hill and HDI have no authority over the Burtch lands. Elected Chief William

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Officer injured during pursuit of stolen vehicle A police chase took place on August 14 after a patrolling Six Nations Police officer spotted a stolen vehicle. The chase resulted in severe

damages to two vehicles, and one police officer suffered what have been described as non-life threatening injuries. Six Nations Police say an unidentified officer spotted a stolen black 2003 Chevy Tahoe in the area of Cayuga and Second Line. The driver of the stolen vehicle sped off and was followed by the police officer. When the stolen vehicle entered a field off

OPP News Briefs Staff BRANT & HALDIMAND COUNTIES New Credit woman dies following collision An investigation is underway after a woman died following a single motor vehicle collision on Saturday August 25. The County of Brant OPP detachment said they responded to the collision, reporting it occurred “at a Bateman Line, County of Brant address” at 2:28 am, south of Burtch Road. The responding officers found a silver 2002 Pontiac car had left the road and rolled over, “partially ejecting the

lone female occupant,” who was identified as 33 year old Sheri Hill, a Mississauga of New Credit member. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner. As a result of the collision, Bateman Road was closed for several hours for the investigation. The OPP have determined Hill was travelling along Bateman road at the time of the collision. An investigation is still underway, and the County of Brant OPP are receiving assistance from OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators. OPP report a postmortem is being conducted to determine the cause of death of Ms. Hill.

Townline Road, the police officer followed. The stolen vehicle re-entered the roadway, where other Six Nations Police units were waiting. They had used a spike belt, and the stolen vehicle hit it, causing the driver's right front tire to deflate, said the police state-

Montour told Elliott the Burtch land were to be returned to Six Nations through Elected Council, and cited a Supreme Court case that determined Elected Council is the governing body with authority for Six Nations. Elected Chief William Montour offered to call the project manager for Elliott as soon as possible on Wednesday, but after meeting with Elected Council, Elliott wasn't optimistic much could be accomplished, noting the project manager didn't have the authority to restart work. Man still waiting for payment for work done A Six Nations man is still waiting for a long-overdue payment for work he did for Six Nations years ago on the Iroquois Lodge water service. Dan Elliott came to Elected Council on August 21, 2012 to present the governing body with a court judgement ordering Six Nations to pay him, but left disappointed after Se-

nior Administrative Officer Dayle Bomberry said the Six Nations insurance company was responsible for making the payment. Bomberry said Six Nations did not receive the notice for court, and because there were no representatives from Six Nations, the judge ruled in favour of Elliott. Bomberry added Six Nations was not aware of the judgement either. “This was brought up one year ago and we refused,” said District Three Councillor Ross Johnson. “He shouldn't have had to get a lawyer and go to court, he should have been paid.” “He took council to court and won, now he's waiting for payment. What's the problem,” asked District Two Councillor Carl Hill. “We're waiting for the insurance company,” said Bomberry. He said he would contact the company. Councillor Ross Johnson asked when Elliott could expect his money, but there was

ment, available on the Six Nations Police website. The driver of the stolen vehicle did not stop, however, and continued on to First Line Road, proceeding to drive into a field, but had to pass through a “deep drainage ditch,” which caused “severe damage to the Tahoe,” said the report. A Six Nations Police officer in pursuit of the stolen vehicle followed suit,

driving into the ditch, “causing major damage to the police vehicle.” Police said the occupants of the stolen vehicle fled the scene on foot, and were not located. The unidentified officer who drove the police car into the ditch suffered nonlife threatening injuries. The statement did not say if the officer was treated in hospital for the injuries, or if police

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Dan Elliott, seated at the table, informed Six Nations Elected Council of the results of a lawsuit he lodged against council. The suit was settled in his favour, he told council. Elliott launched the lawsuit after he was unable to obtain payment for services rendered from Six Nations. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). no definitive answer. The judgement was for $15,255.46.

are continuing to investigate.

Memorial Bursary recipient chosen Gord Jack Hill, who is studying Police Foundations at Mohawk College, is the recipient of the 2012 Six Nations Police Memorial bursary.


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Push on to raise money to honour memory of two daughters By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

When two Six Nations families each lost a daughter, little did they realize their tragedies would bring them together, working to help others who have terminally or chronically ill children. The unrelated families of little Keely Louise Hill and Kelsey Lana Hill have been united in their decision to split the fundraising to make a total donation of $75,000 for the Hamilton Ronald McDonald House children's playroom. The playroom is known as the KLH room. Keely's dad, Scott Hill and

family live in Fort Erie. The two were unaware of each other while at the hospital at first, but Lana explained that changed because of the girls shared initials, which meant their charts would regularly get mixed up. Keely's mom, Tammy Point, said 106 people participated in the 10K event, but “we also had a lot of people stop by to make donations. It was a really good day ... everybody had fun.” About $10,000 was raised in pledges alone, said Tammy, and the final tally for the fundraiser was $13,156.50. However, Tammy is not yet sure how much money they

The 10K for Keely event started with a balloon release in honour of Keely Louise Hill. Keely’s mother, Tammy Point, said balloons were Keely’s favourite thing. “There was a rainbow when the balloons were released,” said Tammy. “It was there for about 30 seconds. That was pretty special. It meant a lot to have that [the balloon release].” (Submitted photograph). Kelsey's mom, Lana Hill knew each other from grade school, but hadn't interacted with each other since until the illnesses of their daughters brought them together at Hamilton's McMaster Children's Hospital. Scott and his wife, Tammy Point, live in Six Nations, while Lana Hill and her

have raised altogether for the children's playroom. “I know we're in the $20,000 range for sure, we're just waiting for confirmation.” “We still have a few fundraisers to submit,” Tammy said. “The Ohsweken Speedway did a helmet-run donation,” she explained. “I think we got about $2,000 from

that.” Both families had three years to raise the $75,000 for the playroom donation, but the overwhelming support of both the Six Nations and the Fort Erie communities means they will reach their goal this year. “We have so much community support. We've experienced firsthand from the community how supportive they are in a time of need,” said Tammy. Kelsey's family has raised “about $32,000 in just eight months,” said Lana, who was present with her family at the 10K for Keely event. “We had a lot of good support. A lot of people are inspired by Kelsey.” The fundraising, said Lana, “raised a lot of awareness, which is what we're hoping for.” Thirteenyear old Kelsey lost her valiant fight with a brain tumour last December. Kelsey first became ill when she was 11 years old, and was diagnosed as having a rare, aggressive and inoperable brain tumour. In 2011, despite being ill from chemotherapy and radiation treatments for her tumour, Kelsey insisted on fundraising for cancer research, said Lana, raising $15,000. “It goes to show it can hit any family, anytime, anywhere,” said Lana. “Cancer doesn't discriminate at all.” Continuing with Kelsey's fundraising initiatives, she said, “keeps me from going crazy.” Team Kelsey was selling raffle tickets for a handcrafted cedar-strip canoe at the 10K. Keely was diagnosed with the terminal disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1 when she was about four months old. Tammy said the loss of her youngest daughter has

Lana Hill sold raffle tickets towards the goal of raising $37,500 for the Ronald McDonald House children’s playroom in Hamilton. Lana lost her daughter, Kelsey, to a brain tumour in the same year that Tammy Point and Scott Hill lost their daughter Keely to Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1. The families got to know each other in the hospital. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Tammy Point (seated, pink shirt) registers entrants for the fundraising event, 10K for Keely. She and her husband, Scott Hill are fundraising to honour a pledge to donate $37,500 to the Hamilton Ronald McDonald House Children’s Playroom in honour of their daughter, Keely Louise Hill, who passed away last June. Keely’s family has joined forces with another Hill family from Six Nations, who also lost their daughter, Kelsey Lana Hill last year. The families met at McMaster Childrens Hospital. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). weighed heavily on her and Keely's older siblings, dad Scott and the rest of the family, but the fundraising has given them all a new focus. “It's been inspiring and fulfilling,” said Tammy. “Something I haven't had” since Keely passed. “The money will help all these other families.” Devastated by the loss of her daughter, Tammy said, “I'm really eager to keep going.” Tammy and Scott have decided they will continue with

their fundraising efforts once they achieve their goal for the Ronald McDonald House, and will establish “the Keely Louise Foundation to help families in the hospital with terminally ill children,” said Tammy. The idea is to help families with their expenses, and of course, the priority will be for families coping with SMA, “the second priority is terminally ill children.” The Hill family experienced the financial difficulties that come with having a

terminally ill child. “One of the things we wanted to do was to be by our child's side as much as possible,” said Tammy. But of course, “the bills don't stop. We'd like to help other families with living expenses. Car payments, the mortgage ... they don't stop. We know what that's like.” “Keely's inspired us,” said Tammy. “She went through things no child should have to go through ... she had this beautiful spirit.”


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Great weather draws crowds to Three Fires By Stephanie Dearing NEW CREDIT

to share with you.” LaForme reminded those in attendance of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. “Without the participation of First Nations, Canada wouldn't be the country it is today.” Special guest Chief Stan Beardy, the newly elected Ontario Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations travelled for “three sleeps” to New Credit from his remote fly-in village, Muskrat Dam,

located close the Manitoba border after he accepted an invitation from Chief Bryan The theme of the 26th anLaForme. nual Three Fires Homecom“I want to acknowledge the ing Pow Wow, hosted by New Creator, to give thanks for this Credit, was “Our Story.” The beautiful day, the songs, the fabulous weather saw at least dances that came with us as 300 people turn out for Saturpeople,” said Beardy in his day's Grand Entry. opening address Saturday. The pow wow, said Chief Beardy said the songs and Bryan LaForme in his weldances performed during the coming address, “is a celebrapow wow “are gifts of the tion about a people, a way of Creator” that had been with life and a culture. We are here the people “since the time of creation.” “I believe firmly in my heart First Nations will once again be strong nations,” said Beardy. “Our culture rises again.” He told the gathering “it is very important to teach the little ones to be sure they understand the values, the principles and the history” of First Nations people. “In the future we will be proud nations again,” and said the way to that future was to follow the Seven Teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Chief Stan Beardy (right) met Brantford Mayor Chris Friel Truth. “What we do these next (middle) Saturday afternoon at the New Credit Three Fires two days truly are gifts beHomecoming Pow Wow. Friel and his wife Wendy (far left) cause we celebrate who we have been coming to the pow wow for years. (Photograph by are,” said Chief LaForme. Stephanie Dearing).

Six Nations’ Women of the Grand River Project LOGO CONTEST Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT), in collaboration with several community service organizations, has initiated a project that will result in the development of a plan that will identify strategies to enhance the economic situation of women of Six Nations of the Grand River. To introduce the project, we are holding a contest to design the logo for this exciting new project. This project will focus on helping women become employed or self employed by working with: • •

Ad hoc committees consisting of groups of women and men, and community and external partners, to collectively identify gaps, opportunities, resources, and strategies to advance the economic prosperity of women; and Taking specific action to address the economic situation of the Six Nations’ Women of the Grand River by implementing and monitoring one or two priority strategies.

The contest is open to any age, skill or talent level. Please submit one (1) colour or black & white entry, created using any media or it can be computer generated. We are accepting unique entries to accompany the name of the project “Six Nations’ Women of the Grand River”. The winner will be contacted the following week to pick up their prize. This is a chance to let your artistic talents shine. Be creative, be unique! Submit entries in a sealed envelop, marked:

“Women’s Project Logo Contest”

Your entry can be mailed to or dropped off at:

Grand River Employment and Training P.O. Box 69 16 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 barb@greatsn.com

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Win $100 Gift Certificate for THE KEG Deadline To Be Received: Friday, September 7, 2012 – 4:30 pm

For more information, or if you are interested in joining an ad hoc committee, email the above address or call 519-445-3119

Chief Beardy gave a few moments to Tekawennake after the Grand Opening on Saturday. “I came here because it's important to show my support,” he said. He clarified later saying he was showing “support to my brothers and sisters in the south in their

struggle to relearn.” “I believe it's important for the little ones to celebrate. They need to understand the sacrifices we made to make Canada what it is today ... that it's okay to be Indian, to be proud of that,” said Beardy. The in-demand Chief Bear-

dy was asked to do a live onair interview with CKRZ 100.3. During the brief interview, Beardy spoke about Muskrat Dam saying, “My village has been there for 7,600 years. I know that because of the artifacts that have Continued on page 11


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Homecoming Pow Wow Continued from page 10 been found ... it's important the children know we've been here a long, long time.” Beardy told CKRZ the people who live at Muskrat Dam “still speak the language and practice a traditional way of life, hunting, fishing and trapping ... But our way of life is threatened.” When he had a moment for Tekawennake again, he

explained what he meant. “Our way of life is threatened because of greed. Stephen Harper shortened the EA [Environmental Assessment] process to extract resources ... at the expense of First Nation people.” Precious metals such as gold, diamonds or other resources mean “encroachment by third parties.” “We have to stand up for our rights,” said Beardy.

“The pow wow is part of nation-building, it is so crucial.” While in New Credit, Beardy said he wanted to hear from people at a grassroots level. Beardy was elected as the Ontario Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations this past June. Before the election, he was the Grand Chief for the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), a position he held for 12 years.

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Six Nations West Nile Virus Surveillance Report West Nile Virus first appeared in Ontario in 2001. For the past number of years the Community Health Representatives at New Directions Group has participated in Health Canada’s West Nile Virus Surveillance Program. The essence of this program is to monitor the types of mosquitoes here in Six Nations and to determine whether any of the mosquitoes trapped are carrying the West Nile Virus. This year the mosquito trapping season began July 9, 2012 and is expected to proceed into October; this is the typical timeframe when mosquitoes are the most prevalent and human risk of WNV is highest. Each week the CHR’s set up 6 mosquito traps within the community, one in each of the six districts. The traps are located on individual community member’s property (with consent) and hung in locations that are ideal for catching mosquitoes. We set the traps each Monday and pick them up every Tuesday; they are then prepared to be sent to a laboratory in St. Catharine’s for species identification and viral testing. It is important to note that not all mosquitoes are capable of transmitting West Nile Virus to humans. Despite not having found WNV positive mosquitoes in Six Nations yet this summer, they have been reported in surrounding locations. It is highly suggested that everyone take precautionary measures and be pro-active in protecting themselves and their families against the potential of the West Nile Virus. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and ways to eliminate mosquito egg laying sites as advised by Health Canada. • Minimize your time outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active and, whenever possible, wear long-sleeved tops and long pants when outside. • Use an insect repellent containing 10 per cent or less DEET (N, N-diethyl-methyl-meta-toluamide) for children and no more than 30 per cent DEET for adults. • For children between six months and two years of age, use one application per day of a product containing 10 per cent or less DEET in situations where a high risk of complications due to insect bites exists. • For children between two years and 12 years of age, up to three applications per day of a product containing 10 per cent or less DEET can be used. • Individuals 12 years of age and older can use DEET products of up to 30 per cent DEET concentration. • Make sure door and window screens fit tightly and are free of holes. Reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home, local parks and community. • Ensure that things in and around the yard like pool covers, saucers under flower pots, children's toys, pet bowls and wading pools are regularly emptied of standing water. • Clean eaves troughs of debris regularly so water does not accumulate. Empty and clean bird baths twice weekly. • Ensure that openings in rain barrels are covered with mosquito screening or tightly sealed around the downspout. • Aerate ornamental ponds and stock with fish that eat mosquito larvae. • Old tires are one of the most common mosquito breeding sites. Ensure that your yard is free of debris, such as old tires, that can accumulate rainwater. If you have been bitten by an infected mosquito and illness occurs, it will usually happens within five to 15 days of being bitten. Here are some signs and symptoms of having possibly contracted West Nile Virus. Symptoms are usually mild and include fever, headache, body aches, sometimes skin rash and swollen lymph glands. Severe infection is marked by headache, high fever, neck stiffness, and stupor, disorientation, with coma, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and occasionally death. There is no documented evidence that a pregnant woman or her fetus is at increased risk due to infection with West Nile virus. As always, if you suspect that you have contracted the West Nile Virus is it highly recommended that you seek medical attention.

Chief Stan Beardy poses for a photograph with a dancer at the New Credit Pow Wow Saturday afternoon. Chief Bryan LaForme stands in the background. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

If you would like more information about the West Nile Virus Surveillance Program you go to the Public Health Ontario website at: www.oahpp.ca/ resources/reports and click on “Vector Disease Surveillance Report” or you can check out the Health Canada First Nations Inuit Health website at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/diseases-maladies/wnv-vno/indexeng.php. You can also contact the Community Health Representatives at (519)445-2947.


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Chiefs’ successful season cut short By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The Six Nations Chiefs caught a sniff of the Mann Cup this season for the first time in 16 years but could not get past the powerful Peterborough Lakers in game 5 of the MLS finals and were eliminated, four games to one. Peterborough goaltender Tyler Carlson blocked 33 of 41 shots Saturday night to backstop the Lakers’ 10-8 win at the ILA; those numbers do not include the goal posts that seemed to make just about as many stops as Carlson. “Sometimes you have to earn your bounces and I really didn’t feel we got many of them tonight,” said Colin Doyle following the game. League commissioner Jim Brady delivered the Everett Coates Memorial Trophy into the hands of the Lakers as the MLS Champions and along with it a ticket to the Mann Cup, which will be hosted by the Lakers this year beginning September 7th. “This was an awesome series,” said Brady in his evaluation of the series. “Six Nations never stopped their defensive play and they out manoeuvred Peterborough on loose balls, which nobody does. They didn’t win as many face-offs as they did in the other games. But the thing that hurt them the most was probably their shooting. They

had a lot of good opportunities but either hit the post or shot wide. Defensively they were better than Peterborough, loose balls they were better than Peterborough, but offensively they weren’t quite as good.” He said goaltending was “a flip of the coin.” Chiefs General Manager Duane Jacobs was disappointed in how the Peterborough series went generally, but pleased and encouraged by the success of this year’s Chiefs. “It certainly isn’t the result we wanted,” he said. “The stakes are high when you get to this point and we just couldn’t get the job done. Throughout the series there were a couple of mistakes here and there and that is what made the difference.”  He was pleased with the Chiefs' goals against average against such a high powered offence as the Lakers possess, but his own team couldn’t get those important goals when they needed them. “This was our best season in a long time and we were in the finals for the first time in 16 years,” says Jacobs. “When you look at our team it’s fairly young and all you can do now is look ahead and get back at it.” The Lakers took a 4-2 first period lead to the pleasure of two busloads of loud and enthusiastic Peterborough fans.

Chad Culp scored two while Shawn and Scott Evans accounted for the other. Both Chiefs' goals were scored by Ryse Duch, the first from Cody Jamieson and Clay Hill, and the second from Johnny Powless and Jamieson. The Chiefs were getting their chances but getting one past Carlson was not easy. Even when they did get an opening, the Chiefs too often missed the mark and shot wide or hit the post, throughout the game. Mark Steenhuis made it 5-2 at 5:09 of the second but Chiefs’ Roger Vyse answered that one at 5:56 assisted by Johnny Powless. Shawn Evans scored on a powerplay from Jamie Lincoln and John Tavares at 8:49 to make it a 6-3 game to that point. Duch scored his third of the game on a Chiefs powerplay at 11:06 from Jamieson and Colin Doyle which Craig Point added to less than a minute later to come within striking distance of the Lakers at 6-5.  Peterborough reopened the two goal edge at 13:28 with a goal by Jordan MacIntosh. The Chiefs closed the period with goals by Steve Keogh and Duch’s fourth of the game to make pull the Chiefs back into contention, behind by one at 8-7. The Chiefs and Lakers defence both tightened down in the third, but the ageless John

It wasn’t for lack of trying that the Chiefs fell short of winning their first shot at the Mann Cup since 1996 when they last captured their third national title in a row. Cody Jamieson did everything humanly possible to get that all important goal late in the game but could not get one past Tyler Carlson in the Peterborough goal. (Photo by Jim Windle) Tavares scored on a powerplay at 4:19 with Roger Vyse sitting out a cross-check penalty. Jamieson and Powless combined again at 7:02 to once again bring the teams to a one goal differential, but Lincoln put the two goal cushion under the Lakers' lead at 7:38. The Chiefs remained calm and methodical for a while, getting in close but with no rewards, but as the clock began to wind down they could see the season winding down with it and desperation began to play its role with turn-overs and inaccurate shooting.

The disappointment after one of the best seasons in recent Chiefs history was evident as several players could not face having to watch the Lakers hoist the league championship cup. The Lakers will now host the Mann Cup game against the Western League champions, the Langley Thunder, beginning Sept. 7th. The series will take a short break September 8th when Elton John will be at the Memorial Arena for a concert, but will pick up again the following day.  The Lakers will be looking for their 14th Mann Cup in

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Revival of Haudenosaunee game captured for new APTN show By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS

The football field behind I.L. Thomas elementary school in Six Nations was choked with approximately 15 male teenagers, who were running, yelling, throwing a ball at each other and obviously, from all the smiles, enjoying themselves to the utmost. Off to one side was a small recording crew, taking footage to use for an up and coming show to be aired on APTN in 2013 called “Warrior Games.” Series Producer Barry Grey said the show is new. The aim of the show is to portray Indigenous Games, although Grey called it “teaching through action.” The filming in Six Nations, which spanned several days, captured the revival of the game called Long Ball. The game, traditional to Six Nations people, “is kind of a bit like dodgeball and baseball, a little cricket thrown in,” said the host of the series, Steve Sxwithul'txw. The game involves a lot of running. “Running for me is a little bit, I'm not exactly what I used to be,” said Sxwithul'txw. Ivan Bomberry, a cultural interpreter at the Woodland Cultural Centre, is the person

instrumental for bringing the game back to life. “He came across the game in a book,” said Grey, “and subsequently found a bat [at the Woodland Centre] ... but nobody really quite knew what it was for. Anyway, going through the book, he kind of put together the rules of the game. He's saying it's so old that even the elders can't recall how it's played.” Grey said “there is a bit more recognition of it in the States.” Ivan, he said, “is pretty much determined to revive this game. It started with a school and I think it has spread to ten or twelve communities.” “The kids love playing it,” said Sxwithul'txw. “It's in a lot of ways a non-competitive game in the sense that they don't keep score. But the competition seems to be a lot more good-natured and social. They hit the ball, they run and they of course try to tag each other with the ball and that's where they have a lot of fun.” “That whole social interaction is really important to Ivan and I think a lot of teachers are now developing curriculum based around this game. It really keeps kids active,” said Sxwithul'txw. “It's really probably one of the most inclusive games you

A film crew was in Six Nations territory last week to film a segment for a television series called “Warrior Games.” In the foreground, show host Steve Sxwithul’txw is getting a bit of powder applied to his face, while in the rear, Six Nations youth enjoyed a rousing game of Long Ball, a traditional Haudenosaunee game that was very nearly lost. The game has been revived by Six Nations member, Ivan Bomberry. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). could have,” said Grey. “Because there's no limit to the size of the team.” While filming for Warrior Games has taken place mainly in Canada, Sxwithul'txw said “we ventured into the U.S. for one segment, but it's really a chance for us to rediscover those traditional games we don't know so much about... we've covered things like lacrosse and other

more common sports that we all know, but it's fun going to smaller communities and having sports that nobody knows about and being able to carry that message through our show is really important.” Describing himself as “a big kid at heart,” Sxwithul'txw said he enjoyed working with the youth while filming the series. “I like to think we're teaching kids in the most non-

threatening way.” The youth understand they are learning and “they have a real sense of pride,” said Grey. The segment being shot at Six Nations was just one of 13 being filmed for the series. After leaving Six Nations, the film crew was headed for the Metis Voyager Games then travelling on for the Dene Games.

The show has a central focus on sports, but Grey said it's “more about culture.” Each of the 13 segment in the series features mini-interviews with the youth who are playing the game “about what the sport means to them and the history.” Grey said the show gathers “insight from elders like Ivan.” The producer called those mini-interviews “warrior moments.”

08/07/12

Press Release CONTACT: Cheryl M. Henhawk, Director FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six Nations Parks & Recreation

DATE: July 25, 2012 HEADLINE: UPDATE - Six Nations Running Track & Sports Fields Facility BODY:

On June 20, 2012, representatives from Dol Turf Restoration, MMM Group Limited and Six Nations Parks and Recreation reviewed the condition of the new synthetic running track. Based on the site review, it was concluded that the synthetic track will not be accepted by MMM Group Limited and Six Nations Parks & Recreation until corrective actions have been completed and the work has been reviewed by MMM Group Limited and Six Nations Parks & Recreation. Specifically, it was noted that the entire Synthetic track must be resurfaced by Dol Turf Restoration Ltd. no later than September 30, 2012. On July 6, 2012, Dol Turf Restoration notified Six Nations Parks and Recreation of a new construction schedule to resurface the entire synthetic track and it is as follows: ! Commence Track Grinding August 20th. Duration 15 days or 3 weeks. ! Commence Re-surfacing September 10th. Duration 5 days. ! Commence Clean-up and Wash down September 17th. Duration 3 days. ! Commence Track line painting September 19th. Duration 5 days. ! Completion Wednesday September 26th As a result, the running track and sports fields facility will be closed to the General Public from Monday August 20, 2012 to Wednesday September 26, 2012. In the meantime, a new pedestrian gate was installed to the facility on July 25, 2012. This will now mean that the facility will not be closed at dusk during the evenings. Persons will be able to access the facility anytime during daylight hours from July 25 to August 19, 2012. Your cooperation in continuing to abide by the facility rules will be appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl M. Henhawk, Director of Recreation at 519-445-4311.


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The Six Nations Pee Wee All Star hockey team was presented with a plaque from Six Nations Elected Council Tuesday evening, recognizing their win at the All Ontario Championships earlier this year. “We want to honour some of our future NHL stars,” said Elected Chief William Montour. The coach and a few players were on hand to receive the plaque. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Seven year old Kylee and her sister, four year old Shyla Siever, play the game “Keep it Clean,” one of nine activity stations set up in Veteran's Park on August 22 to help raise awareness about water. The event was organized by Leigh Staats, a Community Health Representative with the New Directions Group. It's the first Water Awareness Day organized by New Directions, and Staats was pleased with the results. “Brantford has a water festival every year,” said Staats. “I wanted to have one here because not everybody can get to Brantford.” All the activities “teach about water: pollution, waste, fish ...” said Staats. She worked with Brant Stewardship, but said she got ideas for activities from the Children's Water Education Council. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

The Six Nations Novice hockey team was also presented with a plaque from Six Nations Elected Council to acknowledge their win at the All Ontario Championships this year. “The community has a lot to be proud of in our minor teams, our junior teams and our senior teams,” said Elected Chief William Montour. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Night of Sharing and Caring this Saturday By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS

It's almost time to put on your comfortable walking shoes and head for the Six Nations track for a night of walking. On September 1st, the sixth annual Night of Caring and Sharing kicks off at 6 pm, in support of the Miles to Go Cancer Support Group. Volunteer Cam Staats said the all-night event “is one of our favourite fundraisers.” Miles to Go doesn't “get any financial aid from the government. We rely mainly on volunteers and fundraising.” The money raised will go primarily towards supporting people undergoing treatment for cancer. Staats said the organization provides a stipend, which varies depending on how much money the group has available to give out. The

group is also working on saving towards purchasing a bit of property and building their own place to meet. Currently the group, which was started by former cancer patient Sheila Maracle in 1998, meets every second Thursday at the White Pines Wellness Centre in downtown Ohsweken. The next meeting is September 6. Staats said the meetings start at 6:30 as a potluck affair. While the group is open to anyone who wishes to attend, the main purpose is to provide support for the families who come in, said Staats. “Ninety percent of the people in the group have had cancer and recovered, or they are in treatment,” he said. Staats said survivors understand the fear that comes with a diagnosis of cancer. “People can hear from sur-

vivors,” who know “the ins and outs to the different places for help,” said Staats. Information on where to go to access resources, to cancer treatments is provided by the group. The other prime activity of the group is fundraising. “We're always fundraising to keep it going,” said Staats. The group sells tickets for 50-50 draws, holds raffles and prize draws on a regular basis, as well as involvement with Championship Wrestling International, but the biggest fundraising effort is the Night of Sharing and Caring. Participants collect pledges, then walk the track from 6 pm to 6 am. There is rough camping available, as well as games, food and music. You can find Miles to Go at ball diamond number one, at the Six Nations horse track in Ohsweken.


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Slavko, who works with mobileyez, uses his two-wheeled human transport device to promote the arrival of the optometrist on August 22. The device is controlled with the knees. The optometrist comes “every eight weeks,” and has been doing so for the last year and a half, said Slavko. The trailer is usually parked behind the health centre. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

SIX NATIONS CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PRIMARY PREVENTION SERVICES PRESENTS

Day

Age

Date

Monday’s

6 – 9 yr olds

Sept 24 – Nov 26, 2012

Tuesday’s

10 – 13 yr olds

Sept 25 – Nov 27, 2012

Services Directory Services

CAREERS J O B POSITION

EMPLOYER/LOCATION

Office Manager/School Secretary Finance Administrator’s Assistant Intake Worker Home and Community Care Coordinator/Home & Community Care Supervisor Family Support Worker Capital Project Coordinator Administrative Assistant Court Recording Monitor Court Clerk & Registrar Clinical Social Worker

B O A R D SALARY

CLOSING DATE

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Oneida Nation of the Thames Brant CAS –Native Service Branch, Ohsweken The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

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Aug. 29, 2012 Aug. 29, 2012 Aug. 30, 2012 Sept. 5, 2012

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Grand Erie District School Board, Brantford Ministry of Attorney General, Brantford Ministry of Attorney General, Brantford Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

TBD TBD $48,124 - $56,616 $21.36 - $24.30/hr $23.14 - $26.09/hr $60,000 - $78,286

Sept. 5, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012 Sept. 7, 2012

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The annual fish fry saw over 200 seniors and others gather at the Six Nations Community Hall for the annual feast. Alaskan Pollock was prepared by Ron Maracle (right) and Buddy Longboat (left), who started working on the feast around 9 am on August 22. Both men have been volunteering for over 30 years, helping the Elder's Network create meals for seniors in the community. Food and entertainment are free to seniors, as is a delivery service for those who cannot get to the Community Hall. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

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New Credit Council has opted to renew its agreement with Contact North, keeping a satellite office open in the community. Formerly known as E-Learning, Contact North currently serves 90 New Credit students. Co-ordinator Suzie Burning (far right) shakes hands with Chief Bryan LaForme (centre), while Councillor Erma Ferrell, who is also a Centre Assistant, looks on. Contact North provides on-line education for learners, allowing people to obtain skills certification, diplomas or degrees. There are 10,000 courses available, and 800 programs offered through the online portal. Burning said she completed her entire undergraduate degree online, studying while her children were in school. New Credit supports Contact North because of the value it provides to the community, said Burning. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

CAREERS THE MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION is accepting applications for a contract position of

Capital Project Coordinator

Summary: The Capital Project Coordinator is a contract position and is responsible for the overall project coordination and all project reporting requirements for two community capital projects, the New Community Centre and Phase IV Waterline & Sewer Project. The Project coordinator will be required to submit weekly reports to the Director of Sustainable Economic Development, Community Hall Project and the Phase IV Waterline & Sewer Project Team, on the ongoing progress of the project(s). The Capital Project Coordinator will also be required to report on anticipated future approval items. Good communication skills are required both written and verbal. Basic Mandatory Requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent plus a minimum of five years of project related work experience; working knowledge of a capital project; a complete understanding of the reporting requirements within a capital project; MNCFN payment approval process, discrepancy reporting, quality of workmanship; project compliance to the local labour component and the federal Health & Safety Act; requires specific computer knowledge of AutoCad, Microsoft Word, etc. Salary:

Grade 5 on the MNCFN Salary Grid

Apply to: Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, 2789 Mississauga Road, RR #6, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0, Attention: Personnel Committee Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at 12:00 noon 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.

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

W.R.A.P. Work Ready Aboriginal People Program Starting in September 2012

You will gain exposure to various construction trades, earn safety certificates and be able to make an informed decision about your career options in the trades Requirements for the program are: Must be between ages of 18 – 30 Grade 12 or GED, willing to upgrade Limited spaces available If you are interested in this program please call G.R.E.A.T. at 519-445-2222 to book an appointment


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CLASSIFIEDS obituary DOXTADOR: JERRY Peacefully at home on Thursday August 23, 2012 Jerry of the Oneida Bear Clan in his 39th year went home to be with the Creator. Loving father of Ashton. Dear brother of Jack (his twin), and Dustin. Dear uncle of Sierra, James, and Dalton. Step-son of Lynden Hill. Also will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by mother Victoria and father Larry. Resting at his home 883 Hwy 54 after 7 p.m. Saturday. Funeral Service and burial will be held at the Onondaga Longhouse, Six Nations on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. www. rhbanderson.com

Birth announcement

Proud parents Cubb & Angel S. McNaughton, along with big brothers Griffin, Memphis & Triton are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter/sister Lakelyn Larryn (Wahiakatste) born May 23, 2012, 7 lbs. 1 oz. We would like to send out In memoriam special thanks to our wonderful midwives Kristi, In loving memory of a Melodie, Phyliss & Laurie daughter & sister for taking such good care Samantha Lee Henryof us & to Ginger for the Thomas, who passed lovely songs that you sang away August 29, 2010. to welcome our beautiful daughter. When I look up at the sky Nia:wen kowa I see a pair of wings go by It’s not a bird, but an angel I see Birth Through the clouds she announcement smiles at me And when I see the long brown hair I know then Samantha is here. My arms long to hold her next to me But that is a dream that can never be She waves and continues on her way Kedoh and Carole are so So it’s without her, that I proud to announce the birth must face each day. of their daughter, I can only remember her in Annie Lynn Hill born my heart August 5, 2012 at BGH. With the love and memories, Annie weighed in at very we’re never apart. healthy 8 lbs 14 ozs. She is Love you and miss you dearwelcomed with much love by ly her Grandparents Wayne an Love Mom, Stevie, Colie & Wanda and Jock and Arlene. Darrin (XXOOXX) Great Grandmas Carole Hill and Eva Porter. Great Great Thank you Gramma Jean Hill. The Six Nations Bantam Notice girls box lacrosse team would like to thank the Dreamcatcher Fund for A Community Gathering their support during the on Behalf of Child, Youth, Teen and Adult Suicide at 2012 lacrosse season. Crazy Bill’s Paint Ball Park at 380 Sour Springs Rd. Sat. Sept. 1, 10am – 2pm. I would like to thank the Everyone Welcome, please Dreamcatcher Fund for come out and show your supporting my lacrosse support, and make a differegistration and equipment rence. Tonya 1-519-034purchases. 7933. Jherica Monture

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Coming events September Programs @ Nations Uniting 1652 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON 519-4452424. Reflexology: by Ancestral Voices Healing Centre. September 4 & 17, 2012. 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Cost $25.00 (20 min. session). Call to book your appt. The Creation Story: by Renee Thomas-Hill. September 10, 2012. 10:00am – 12:00pm. RTS Workshop: Returning to Spirit. Residential School Reconciliation Inc. September 24-28, 2012. 9:00am – 5:00pm. (Please call to register before Sept. 7, 2012) Sharing Circle: @ Nations Uniting. September 13, 2012. 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Yard Sale Congratulations Saturday Sept. 1st. 9am - ? 1824 Fourth Line. Summer & Fall clothing, shoes, bot- To 17yr old Ty Gallagher tled water machine, furni- son of John and Jamie ture, misc. items, food (Carpenter) Gallagher, Grandson of Leslie and Jean (General) Carpenter. Yard Sale He has been accepted to play hockey for the Friday, Aug. 31st & Sat. Philadelphia Jr. Jackals. Sept 1st. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ty went to Las Vegas in Many new & seasonal trea- June 2012 for a hockey sures. BBQ treats, books – showcase. Scouts came movies – clothes. Rain date from Oregon, Washington, Sept. 2 & or 3, 2012. 543 Second Line (Sour Springs BC, Utah, Kansas, Phili, Florida. Ty was 1 of top 3 Road) defense. He accepted Phili Pa and left for his Sr school yard sale yr with hopes of a hockey scholarship. He is proud of Community-Wide Yard his Native Heritage. and Garage Sales Onondaga Village on Hwy 54. Labour Day Weekend, Saturday September 1st AND Sunday September 2nd. Starts at 8 am. Dozens of homes and families participating.

Apartment for rent 1 Bedroom Apt. Included: Fridge & Stove, Satellite, Hydro, Heat. Abstainer – Non Smoker. $700. Monthly. 1st & Last. Available Oct. 1, 2012. $200. Damage Deposit. 519-445-4986 LEAVE MESSAGE.

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The Native Women’s Association of Canada has a new President OTTAWA, ON - On August 26, 2012, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) elected a new President, Ms. Michèle Audette. Aboriginal women from coast to coast to coast gathered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for their 38th Annual General Assembly and elected Ms. Audette as their new President. President Audette addressed the delegation following her win with heartfelt thanks to her supporters, pledging her commitment to raising the profile of Aboriginal women's issues nationally and internationally, and to working in collaboration with NWAC's regional organizations (Provincial/Territorial Member Associations (PTMAs)). She thanked her nominator April Dedam and gave special acknowledgment to the other candidates, Julie Pellissier- Lush and outgoing President Jeannette Corbiere Lavell. Michèle Audette, a woman of perseverance, hails from Mani Utenam, Quebec. Former president of the Quebec Native Women Inc. (QNW) and deputy minister in the Status of Women Ministry in Quebec, she has been involved in many campaigns promoting the rights of Aboriginal women in Quebec. "My goal is to work with our women and help them realize their true potential. I believe that the health and

well-being of our communities depends on the empower-

ment of women," concluded Audette.

SIX NATIONS CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES PRIMARY PREVENTION SERVICES PRESENTS

The next-to-last Lunch and Learn, a series of free noon-hour discussions that take place in Six Nations Veterans Park, saw Amos Taehowe'hs Key speak about “Rediscovering our Onkwehow:we civilization.” Key stressed how important it is for Six Nations youth to realize “we have a civilization, not just a culture.” The series, organized by Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, allows people to attend a casual open-air workshop led by a community elder speaking on a topic of importance to Six Nations members. The series wraps up on August 29, with historian Rick Hill, who will present information on Wampum Belts, with a particular focus on “A Dish With One Spoon.” (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing)

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