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Volunteer Elves (left to right) Tim Elijah, Anne Clause, Eva Tripp, Deanna Skye, Irma Martin and Tom Martin spent the morning of December 11 wrapping presents for Iroquois Lodge residents. The gifts were made possible because of a generous donation from Grand River Enterprises. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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Donation means another special Christmas at Iroquois Lodge By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
The generosity of one Six Nations-based business means residents at Iroquois Lodge will once again have a very special Christmas day. The one-time donation of approximately $3,570 from Grand River Enterprises (GRE) means each resident will have about four or five gifts to open on Christmas morning. “Santa will be here,” said Activities Coordinator Teresa Mt. Pleasant. Santa, possibly with the help of an Elf, will hand out the gifts that were wrapped by volunteer Elves Tuesday. Those volunteers were gathered at Iroquois Lodge Tuesday morning, busy putting name tags on the gifts and wrapping them up. While GRE donated the money for the gifts, the actual shopping was done by six Lodge employees, who volunteered their time for the task last week. Mt. Pleasant said the purchases for residents were guided by wish lists created by each resident. “It took pretty much a day to shop,” said Jayne Mitchell-Hill, who has worked at the Lodge “for over five
years.” She said it was her first time helping with the shopping. “We had five carts or more.” “I took the time to think of the resident and what would look good on them,” said Mitchell-Hill, explaining her shopping strategy. “That's how I went about it. I think everyone else did too.” The atmosphere in the room was as jovial and friendly as one might expect for the occasion. One freshfaced volunteer Elf, Tim Elijah said, “I always wanted to come and help out with the elders. I decided to come and check it out.” He's enjoying his experience at the Lodge. “I'm learning a lot about life,” he explained. He said he's learned not to feel so down about circumstances, particularly because he's heard some stories from elders at the lodge who have lived through much worse circumstances than he has encountered in his own life. As well as pitching in to help get the gifts ready, Elijah is also giving back to residents by leading a drum-making workshop. Elijah, who hails from Oneida, works at the Six Nations Youth Lodge as a Youth
Deanna Skye (left) and Irma Martin (right) were just two of a handful of volunteers who came out to Iroquois Lodge to wrap presents. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). Counsellor, but said he really came to Six Nations to work for the Fire Department. He studied firefighting in college, and has been working as a Six Nations shift firefighter since earlier this year. “My goal is to bring my edu-
cation back to my community,” he said. Gift wrapping volunteer Anne Clause, recalled being in the hospital one Christmas in the past “with a red housecoat. I was so happy to get out of there,” she said, say-
to high school?” “I went into farming. I enjoyed it. I thank God for that.” A hard worker, when Wilfred later ended up raising his children on his own, he also worked whenever he could at the local sawmill and lumber yard. Farming is one of Wilfred's greatest loves. “I would love to go back and farm again,” Jamieson said. He recalled losing his mobility, waking up and falling because “my hip wouldn't hold me.” Even as he coped with what must have been a frightening situation, his thoughts were focused on the corn he said that still had to be harvested. “I remember when I first met Mr. Jamieson,” recalled Iroquois Lodge Event Co-ordinator, Joey Bekendam, “he told me he was just coming here to get better. When he got better, he would go back to farming.” Wilfred had some words of advice for his younger listeners. “Teach others, help others to learn to cook, to do farm work.”
Wilfred Jamieson (center) took to the Red Carpet on December 7 and shared some details from his life with Iroquois Lodge residents. Joining him for the event was his grandson, Don Jamieson (right) and eldest son, Wildred Jamieson Junior (left). (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
ing that when people saw her they would say, “Here comes Mrs. Santa Claus.” Event Coordinator for the Lodge, Teresa Mt. Pleasant said the Lodge seeks donations every year in order to be able to provide gifts
for residents, and GRE has helped by donating money for that purpose for the past several years. Family members are expected to bring at least one gift for their loved one for Christmas.
Red Carpet star shares highlights from 100 years of life By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
He might be 100 years old, but the pain of having spent most of his life wondering who his mother was, let alone why she didn't raise him is still as fresh today as it must have been decades ago. “I was born in 1912,” said Mr. Wilfred Jamieson. “June 21st. I don't know why my real mother failed to be with me. I didn't even know who she was until just a year ago. I didn't know what she looked like or what her name was until a year ago. And I was 99.” By every account, Mr. Jamieson had a good life with his adoptive parents, who taught him not only Mohawk and Cayuga, but also how to farm and, importantly, how to cook food. But the love and support he received from his adoptive parents, Sarah and Peter Jamieson, never managed to ease that pain Wilfred carried about his birth mother. “It was a wonderful life
that I was raised,” said Wilfred. “I told my mother that raised me she was a wonderful lady, a wonderful mother.” His adoptive father was “a great father, he was a wonderful dad. He taught me everything,” said Wilfred with appreciation. Later Wilfred's son, Wilfred Jamieson Junior, explained his grandmother had died giving birth to his father. The Red Carpet event, as it is known at the Iroquois Lodge, gives residents an opportunity to be a star for an hour, taking up a microphone to share details of their lives. The event is part of the celebration of the Lodge's 30th anniversary. Wilfred followed in the steps of his adoptive father to become a farmer, a choice he easily made following his Grade Eight graduation. He recalled that time. “The mother that raised me asked me after I was through school, she said, what now? What do you want to do? Go
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When you walk thru the front doors of Nancy’s Variety it becomes obvious that this is a special place. The main floor of the new store is beautifully finished, spacious and well stocked with a wide variety of products and groceries. Looking out the window at the new full service gas bar and watching the staff in action quickly grabs your attention as they wash windows, check oil and share friendly conversation with the customers. Full service actually means what it says at this gas bar, something you don’t see often in this business anymore. The shopping doesn’t end once you have filled your tank and picked up a few things in the store, the upper floor is home to Nancy’s gift shop. This store is beautifully displayed and well stocked with a wide variety of native merchandise, authentic moccasins, children’s clothing and all those special items that bring smiles to people’s faces . Demon and Nancy Hill, owners of D&N Enterprise are the pulse of this business and its marketing platform. Their dedication to the community, people and culture are evident when speaking to them, it becomes obvious that providing employment, positive work ethic and a future for their employees is one of the things that make them happy and hungry to expand. Willy’s World on Chiefswood Rd. is another fine example of Demon and Nancy’s dedication to their community. Named after their son, Willy’s World was created to help provide cost effective options for everything from walkers to wheelchairs. Educated staff, competitive pricing and a well stocked inventory make this store the place to go for all your needs and friendly advice. Demon and Nancy own the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLAX) along with the Ohsweken Demons and Iroquois Ironmen. They took their full Native teams to the finals in 2012 playing each other for the championship in an all native shoot out with the Ohsweken Demons winning the Creators Cup. Their love for this sport and its players prompted them to buy the league and these franchises to provide two things, a place for the community to go and enjoy a great game, a family atmosphere and secondly an option for great native players to continue playing the game they created and love.
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The first pre-season games for the CLAX Champions Ohsweken Demons and Iroquois Ironmen will be held This Saturday Dec. 15th, at 1 pm and 4 pm at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Demon and Nancy Hill would like to invite everyone to come out with their families, free of charge to enjoy the excitement and cheer on their favorite team. A Christmas basket committee donation at the door would be appreciated.
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
A Six Nations woman charging Brantford Native Housing By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
Since 2007, Paula Longboat and her children have been trying to get Brantford Native Housing to correct serious health risks concerning mold as well as water and gas leaks in the home she had been living in in Brantford, but to no avail. Moving her into a different home under Native Housing was denied her because she “did not fit the criteria”, according to a Native Housing official, she says. As a result, Longboat has recently moved into the Ganohkwasra women’s shelter at Six Nations. According to Longboat, she had to move from her White Owl Crescent home recently due to persistent mold and painfully slow response to many reported problems. After months of frustration, she moved out on October 3, 2012, due to her son’s medical conditions exacerbated by improper maintenance repairs to the home. According to a letter she sent to Native Housing dated Oct. 12, 2012, she submitted work orders in a proper and timely fashion, but due
to what she suspects is a serious lack of communication at Native Housing, the repairs when they happened were insufficient and took far too long to address. Longboat says that the mold she reported, which was causing both her and her sons distress, was not removed, but rather simply dry walled over and began reemerging again not long afterwards. A water leak squirted on the basement wall for a long time without a serviceman coming to fix it. She eventually called Reliance, the company the leaky water heater is rented from, and after being told she was getting no satisfaction from Native Housing, a repairman came immediately. While working on the leaky water pipe, he also discovered a gas leak. He told Longboat she was very lucky that leak was detected before an explosion or fire could have easily broken out. Over recent years, she has had Health and Safety inspector come in to check the air quality in the house, the Property Standards Inspector for the City of Brantford has been called in twice, and she called an Electrical Safe-
ty Standards inspector in to try and discover why she and her children have been sick so much. She got a medical report as a result of these inspections. But still she believes her complaints have never been taken seriously by Brantford Native Housing. “As a Haudenosaunee woman, and proud to be, it is taught by elders that we have voices and the right to be heard,” says Longboat. “But as I’ve seen from Brantford Native Housing, it’s very unfortunate it is our own people that treat us this way.” She has called the Landlord Tenant Act twice concerning her rights as a tenant, and of course, Native Housing staffers who she says informed her that a lack of funding has been responsible for the delays in handling tenants’ complaints. But while she waited, she and her two sons continued to be sick. Longboat has made the principals at her younger son’s elementary school and older son’s high school aware of the problem because of the number of sick days both have had due to these health
concerns in her home. Reluctantly, she has felt it necessary to contact lawyer Michael Dow and has also made Laurin Kingsley, a Human Rights lawyer, aware of the situation. Longboat discovered through documents she has obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that a failure to comply in a timely fashion after receiving a work order notice to have repairs done properly is an offense, and also that the inspector Native Housing initially sent was not certified. “Every owner who fails to comply with an order that is final and binding is guilty of an offense and upon conviction, is liable to a fine of not more than $50,000 for the first offense, and to fines of not more than $100,000 for subsequent offenses,” ” according to the the Landlord Tenant Act. Longboat says the City of Brantford is now moving forward with her complaint since they are ultimately responsible because that they own the property. Longboat has kept meticulous records of her ongoing fight to make her home
a healthy place to live for her and her family, including copies of several work orders she has filed with Native Housing and photographs she has taken of problem areas. She reports that she has also had problems in getting her refrigerator fixed, back when they were responsible for that. After 14 days, Native Housing sent someone to fix it, but in the meantime, she lost her food and had to replace it, and rent another fridge until hers was fixed. According to Longboat, when she pressed Native Housing to come fix the problem,she was told to put her food in the snow until someone came. When she reported a furnace problem, she was told to simply put more cloths on the kids. Eventually these issues have been fixed, but not without constant prodding by Longboat. The case is now in the hands of her lawyer, but in the meantime, Longboat has been informed by her lawyer not to speak to anyone from Native Housing. Brantford Native Housing’s Housing Manager, Mark MacNaughton, told Tekawennake that he was
aware of Longboat’s complaints and that they are “dealing with the matter right now.” He would not offer any other comment at this time. Longboat is no stranger to controversy. Several months ago, Longboat was involved in a Human Rights complaint against a Brantford car dealer who was convicted by a Human Rights Tribunal of Discrimination. The dealer sent her a letter containing offensive racial overtones when she fell behind in her payments on a van she had purchased from him. In that letter to Longboat, the dealer wrote; “I didn’t want to lease you the vehicle but when you promised repeatedly to pay me on time, I let you have the van. Now this is how you show your gratitude, by lying, cheating and stealing from me. Typical Indian.” The dealer, now out of business due to health issues, was ordered by the Tribunal to pay $15,000 to Longboat “as compensation for infringement of the Code and the injury to her dignity, feelings and self respect.”
food and education. These discriminatory practices have led to the current poverty crisis which impacts many First Nations which often suffer from multiple over-lapping crises in housing, water, sanitation, food insecurity, health and education. Attawapiskat First Nation previously declared a State of Emergency in housing as some of their members were living in unheated sheds. Instead of offering assistance, Canada illegally placed the community into third-party management despite there being no problems with their audits. Shortly after the court case confirming Canada’s illegal actions, their proposal for housing was denied, leaving many community members without homes this winter. Canada has since embarked on an aggressive, assimilatory legislative agenda without having first consulted, accommodated and obtained the consent of First Nations as required by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Further,
Canada has attempted to silence First Nation voices by cutting essential funding at both the organizational and community levels. This is
not what was envisioned in the treaty relationship. Chief Spence feels that this backwards approach is not only poisoning Canada’s re-
lationship with First Nations, but will irrevocably destroy the lands and waters that all Canadians need for sustainability and balance. Canada’s
actions against First Nations will impact the future generations of all Canadians. She feels that Canada must Continued on page 3
Chief Spence Announces Hunger Strike in Ottawa Press Release ATTAWAPISKAT, ON
Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation began a hunger strike today in protest of continuing governmental abuses against First Nations. Chief Spence stated: “Canada is violating the right of Indigenous peoples to be self-determining and continues to ignore our constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights in their lands, waters, and resources.” Chief Spence is profoundly concerned with the hostile and adversarial approach of the Federal Government which is characterized by an intimidating and unilateral approach to working First Nations. Instead of being an advocate of First Nations, the Minister’s office is used to mislead the public about the facts of First Nation social realities and often deflects responsibility by casting blame on First Nations themselves. First Nations are already severely and chronically underfunded on basic essential services like housing, water,
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Grass roots opposition to latest federal budget bill growing By Stephanie Dearing OTTAWA
Despite the fact that Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act passed it's third reading in the House of Commons and is now before the Senate on it's second-last stop before it is enacted as a law, an Indigenous grassroots movement opposing the bill is gaining in momentum. It is clear that Canada's First Peoples want to be heard. And their Chiefs are responding, refusing to go along with imposed legislation. “Chiefs across the country, in particularly here in Manitoba, have grown tired of the Conservative government that acts and pretends that we don't exist,” said Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Derek Nepinak during a December 7 press conference.
“We are and we will remain the Indigenous people of these lands. We've been here for 30,000 years and no legislation, no act of parliament, no regulation or policy created by a settler society government like the Conservative government is going to replace or terminate the existence of our people. That's the bottom line, that's not going to happen,” said Nepinak, explaining why over 100 Chiefs tried to gain entry to the House of Commons. “We're living in an environment right now where we have over 600 murdered or missing Indigenous women,” Nepinak continued. “We have 10,000 kids in care. We have zero percent of the revenues from the natural resources that are developed in our ancestral lands. We have ongoing issues with residential school legacy. We have ongoing issues with access
to records about unmarked graves for our lost children during the residential school era.” “We have a tremendous, tremendous amount of issues that are ongoing and we're no longer going to stand as an oppressed people. To that end, we walked on Parliament Hill on Tuesday,” said Nepinak. He spoke about watching others being allowed to enter the building, but the Chiefs were refused entrance, even though they had been invited as guests of Charlie Angus, NDP representative for a northern Ontario riding. Nepinak said the Chiefs went into the parliamentary building “to peacefully engage with the Prime Minister and key ministers of his government to let him know, to put him on notice that the buck stops here.” Quoting Gandhi, Nepinak
Statement of Unity: In Honour of our Peoples and Our Land Assembly of First Nations OTTAWA
The following statement was adopted unanimously by Chiefs in Assembly December 6, 2012. We, the original peoples of Turtle Island hereby assert our sovereignty as Nations, entrusted to us by the Creator, As First Nations peoples, we are guided by principles of peace, harmony and respect; we are also bestowed with the responsibility by the Creator to defend our territories, including traditional and Treaty lands. We have maintained these principles despite the imposition of illegal government legislation and policies against our citizens, In solidarity, we categorically reject the assimilation and termination policies used by the government of Canada
against our nations and our citizens and, We support the participation of all First Nations peoples in decision-making processes that impact our inherent and treaty rights, We unconditionally reject any Canadian or provincial legislation, policies, or processes that impact our lands, air, waters and resources which have not obtained our free, prior, and informed consent, In order to ensure economic stability and protection of our environment, development projects or any other initiatives that may impact our Nations requires our full and inclusive participation and our free, prior and informed consent, To protect the integrity of our treaty and inherent rights, we hereby put the Government of Canada on notice
that any further imposition of legislation and/or policies will be met with appropriate measures, We formally call upon our citizens – our men, youth, women, elders, warriors and all other allies – to unify and support one another during this time of attacks on our governments and nations, The First Nation Chiefs in Assembly, from this day forward, declare unity and resolve to forcefully defend our lands, territories, peoples and jurisdiction. Note to readers: AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo provided the full text of the statement in a communique issued on December 7 regarding the outcome of the Special Assembly held in Gatineau from December 4 – 6, 2012. His communique is available through the AFN website, www.afn.ca.
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withdraw the recent suite of legislation being imposed without First Nation consent and reverse its decision to cut funding to First Nation organizations and communities. Chief Spence is encouraging First Nation leaders to support her on this hunger strike. She will remain on this
hunger strike until both Her Majesty the Queen and the Canadian government agree to meet with First Nation leaders and engage in meaningful dialogue on our rights. Attawapiskat First Nation is a remote, isolated First Nation in North Eastern Ontario, whose traditional territory includes lands around the Attawapiskat and Ekwan river
systems in Northern Ontario. They form part of the Cree Nation and are affiliated with the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council. Attawapiskat First Nation comprises 3,429 band members with approximately 1,800 on-reserve members. Chief Spence also sent an open letter to her membership yesterday.
said, “There go my people, I'd better follow them,” explaining, “what we're witnessing right now across the land is the resurgence of the grass roots people from our Indigenous communities.” Nepinak was referring to Idle No More, and said Chiefs are standing up to back their people.
During the recent Special Assembly of Chiefs in Gatineau, Quebec, the chiefs unanimously adopted a Statement of Unity, which puts “... the Government of Canada on notice that any further imposition of legislation and/or policies will be met with appropriate measures, We formally call upon our citizens – our men, youth, women, elders, warriors and all other
allies – to unify and support one another during this time of attacks on our governments and nations...” Four Saskatchewan women are behind Idle No More, and they say legislation like the Jobs and Growth Act threaten treaties and sovereign rights. The AMC points to a number of pieces of legislation which are being considered. Bill C-45 will make changes to the Fisheries Act, the Navigable Waters Act, and will also change part of the Indian Act. In addition to the budget bill C-45, there are the following bills: S-212, An Act Providing for the Recognition of Self-Governing First Nations; C-27, First Nations Financial Transparency Act;
S-2, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act; S-6, First Nations Election Act; S-8, First Nations Drinking Water Act; and C-428, Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act. Finally, there is M-386, a motion tabled by Liberal Acting Leader Bob Rae for consultation to take place with First Nations towards the goal of replacing the Indian Act. Actions for December 10 took place in Toronto; Regina; Calgary; Edmonton; Merritt, B.C.; Piikani, Alberta; Saddle Lake Cree Nation; Saskatoon; Vancouver; Whitehorse; Winnipeg. There is an action planned for Ottawa on December 21.
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A perfect storm brewing in Canada A perfect storm is brewing on the horizon for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Trade Unions, Native Rights protectors, and environmentalists are all coming together in opposition to Harper’s latest suite of bills being hastily pushed through Parliament that could change the way Canada deals with all three groups and their causes, and not for the better. AFN National Chief Sean Atleo, normally seen as a passive sort of leader, has come out swinging against Harper’s Bill C-45 and the negative impact it will have on Onkwehon:we individuals and other First Nations on inherent land and treaty rights. In the Prairies, Metis leaders are organizing protests mainly over the gutting of water protection legislations which will affect everyone, but none more than remote northern Metis and Native community’s access to safe drinking water. The Occupy movement is not dead either, and is rumbling just beneath the surface as Harper continues to give the 1% rich corporations a free ride while at the same time making sweeping cuts to essential services across the country which will seriously impact the other 99%. Environmentalists and Native nations continue to battle the Harper regime over the Alberta oil sands project and the Enbridge pipeline system, which ignores the obvious threat of environmental disaster in Harper’s mad pursuit of short term profits at any and all costs. Then there is the unrest from Harper’s full frontal attack on organized labour. All three groups are individually organizing for mass protests that could shut the entire country down, but if all three join together in their protests as one body, which many have been calling for from all three camps, it could be the biggest mass protest in Canadian history. Maybe those Super Jails he has been building across the country will be filling up quicker than expected. Last week, at a CAW gathering in Toronto, national president Ken Lewenza warned those in attendance of the impact Bill C-377 and other bills Harper has bundled together will have on the labour movement. Other national unions are also warning their tens of thousands of members about Harper’s obvious union busting bills. The hand writing is on the wall when Harper’s bill puts much tighter restrictions on union organizers and loosens labour laws while pro-business organizations and right wing lobby groups like Merit Canada or the National Citizens Coalition aren’t required to meet the same financial reporting standards. Lewenza blasted the Harper government for pushing ahead with Bill C-377 at a time when food inspectors are being laid off, vital Coast Guard communications stations and many other public services are being slashed. He said the bill, if passed, will bring with it significant costs to establish and run each year, at a time when there is a 31 per cent increase in the number of Canadians who need food banks. Lewenza also achieved resolution from his membership that calls on the federal government to address the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Meanwhile, Bill C-45 will weaken environmental protection and Indian reserve land rights. Among the amendments are changes to the Fisheries Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act and the Indian Act, which will make it easier to re-designate native reserve lands and strip environmental protection from thousands of lakes and rivers. Harper has declared war on Native land rights, trade unions, environmentalists and anyone else NOT walking the same dollar driven path he is on. Treaties and collective bargaining agreements are both being bulldozed aside in one fell swoop to open the road wide for further corporate profiteering. It will be interesting to see if this perfect storm develops further or dissipates under the weight of Harper’s agenda. Anyone who has been politically asleep, be they Canadian or Onkwehon:we, need to immediately wake up and see what’s going on before it is too late. We have been idle too long against this kind of abuse of power and we all must find a way to respond. Some will take to the streets and provincial and federal institutions, others will write letters of objection, but whatever one’s style is, everyone needs to do something. It is time to be “Idle No More”.
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This letter is regarding the editorial “Political double talk and Six Nation’s land” – Dec. 5, 2012.
“We found out after the fact that the deal with Samsung was a foregone conclusion long before the so-called community input sessions were arranged by Band Council to get feedback from the community. That too was a theatrical performance designed to save face for a few elected officials” Jim Windle, editor of the Teka, writes. Windle also writes “So, really, it appears that any so-called community input session is just a sham.” The thing with being the editor of the Teka is that Jim Windle, can use the newspaper to plant the seeds of deception and corruption and untruths or whatever dastardly seed he wants to plant in the minds of his readers without any proof or consequence. That’s because we Six Nations people are not the kind of people to be running to the courts claiming libel and slander. And Windle is well aware of that. Thank goodness there are a lot of readers who take what they read in our local newspapers with a grain of salt. The above statements are not true and Windle knows that. Windle along with a large contingence of people opposing the Samsung deal were crowded into the council chambers when council voted to accept or not accept the deal as was presented to the community. He was a witness to the voting process. Up to that point, up to the council actually voting on the deal I did not know for certain what councillors would support the Samsung project and what councillors wouldn’t support it. So I don’t know where Windle gets off saying the deal was a “forgone conclusion long before….” Over the past year I’ve heard so many people say they don’t buy the local newspapers anymore because they are fed up with all the negative stories and negative editorials. One woman told me she got depressed every time she read the papers so she quit buying them. Nor was the community engagement session “a sham” as Windle says. The economic development staff used every communication mechanism available in our community to inform people about the Samsung project. We did everything short of going door to door to reach people. Actually, a few people did chastise council for not going door to door but I’m a strong believer that people have to accept some responsibility for keeping themselves informed of what is going on. The thing is the community meetings are poorly attended. And even then very few people get up and voice their opinion. As District Four Councilor my door is always open if people want to stop in and find out what council is doing. Or I could go to peoples’ homes if asked to talk about the issues. I try Continued on page 7
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Stephanie Levitz The Canadian Press OTTAWA After about six hours, a series of votes to amend the Conservative government’s latest omnibus budget bill failed. Opposition parties were trying to push through amendments to Bill C-45, which makes changes to a range of rules and regulations. The Conservative majority government did not allow any of the amendments to pass. As the final votes were cast, the New Democrats began to chant “2015,” in reference to the next federal election — when they say the Harper government will be held accountable for the bill. But the Tories say all the measures in the bill are necessary for the good of the economy and long-term prosperity. Among those who disagree with several measures in the bill are some First Nations
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Amendments to Bill C-45 fail to pass
chiefs. They’re frustrated with what they say is a lack of consultation over measures in the bill and earlier tried to get into the chamber of the House of Commons. They spoke briefly with Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, saying they were there to serve notice to government they wouldn’t tolerate being ignored any longer. When Oliver left, the chiefs tried to force their way in but were held back by security. Among the provisions in Bill C-45 are an extension of a hiring credit for small businesses, changes to land management on aboriginal reserves, pay raises for judges and a law allowing for the creation of a new bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. The most contentious changes are those to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, which remove thousands of lakes and streams from federal protection under that law. Opposition parties say that removes environmental oversight of these waterways and the manner in which the law
will continue to be applied is haphazard. “Important lakes and rivers in my region are being stripped of protection,” said New Democrat MP Glen Thibeault, who represents Sudbury, Ont. “Meanwhile, Muskoka millionaires’ playgrounds are protected while lakes that supply drinking water are not. Will no Conservative stand up for our natural heritage and vote against this cherry-picking of protected lakes?” The Conservatives said the changes streamline regulation and remove red tape that held up projects along waterways under the guise that they would impede navigation. Many waterways will still fall under the environmental protection afforded by other laws, Transportation Minister Denis Lebel said. Thousands of amendments to the bill were introduced during its study by the finance committee but only a few hundred made it to Tuesday’s vote.
All were grouped by the Speaker in such a way that voting was expected to take as much as eight hours. Once the bill received a third reading in the Commons and move on to the Senate expectation GRCA -with Plan the 2 - 500_Dec2012 that it will become law before
the end of the year. In the end, the six-hour vote was far less than MPs spent on the last omnibus budget bill. That bill, introduced in the spring, saw MPs vote for over 22 hours on Page hundreds 27/11/2012 1:05 PM 1 of opposition amendments.
The bill eventually passed unchanged. Opposition MPs say the use of omnibus bills subverts the democratic process as they don’t give Parliament the ability to do its job in holding government to account.
Proposed Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River watershed You are invited to read and comment on the Proposed Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River watershed. The goal of the plan is to protect the sources of municipal drinking water. The Proposed Plan was prepared under the Ontario Clean Water Act for the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee. The Proposed Plan includes changes made to the Draft version that was subject to public consultation in September. Following the current consultation period, the Proposed Source Protection Plan will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment for approval.
The Proposed Source Protection Plan:
identifies vulnerable areas where drinking water sources face a risk of contamination, ■ identifies significant threats to drinking water sources, and ■ outlines policies and programs to reduce the risk posed by significant threats, and to prevent new ones from developing. ■
Drinking water systems
The plan covers these drinking water systems:
Abortion damages mental health The intentional killing of infant is called infanticide. The origin of human life, in the moment of conception, is a scientifically-proven certainty, emphasized Natalia López Moratalla, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She said that removing the life from the mother’s entrails causes a deep trauma. Abortion is a tragedy for a mother: "voluntary abortion is called Post-traumatic syndrome, a set of serious psychological disorders blocks brain function, especially emotional memory. Abortion is associated with increased risk of a wide range of alterations of anxiety such as attacks and panic disorders, traumatic syndrome and agoraphobia. It also presents mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, mania and depression. It is also linked with substance abuse such as alcohol and drugs. In all the countries of the world, the risk of suicide is always higher in women who have aborted voluntarily". Gabriel Rosello
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to write reports to the community and have them printed in the newspaper but I have no control over what the editor chooses to print. Sometimes my reports are printed and sometimes they’re not. My council schedule is such that I have little time to go out and engage with the people in my district. In November for example I only had five days where I didn’t have a meeting or a community event to attend. Remember council is supposed to be part time. Gawd, I can’t imagine what my schedule would be like if council was full-time. On top of my council duties I still have a personal life to live and a home to look after and a family to mother and grandmother. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining because for the most part I like serving my community. But like so many other people I get disheartened too by the seemingly constant negative coverage of the elected council. There are some people out there who just don’t want to admit that council has done something good. Instead council is damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Councilor Helen Miller
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Six Nations of the Grand River – Ohsweken Town of Grand Valley – Grand Valley Township of Amaranth – Waldemar Township of Centre Wellington – Elora, Fergus Township of East Garafraxa – Marsville Township of Guelph/Eramosa – Hamilton Drive, Rockwood Township of Mapleton – Drayton, Moorefield Township of Perth East – Milverton Township of Southgate – Dundalk Township of Wellington North – Arthur
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WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Business owner seeks help to ship a large book donation north By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS
How can anybody not want a book? That's a question a Six Nations book seller has asked herself ever since she set out to find a taker for over 1,000 books. “I was getting so discouraged,” said Kate Honyust, owner of Raven's Used Books and Cafe. Honyust said she placed call after call to numerous First Nation communities, including Six Nations and New Credit, to see if anyone wanted the books. She called Akwesasne, Moravian Town, Chippewa of the Thames, Muncee, Tyendinaga, Kettle Point and other communities. While some communities said no and others did not respond, Honyust said several northern First Nation communities told her they wanted the books, but had no way
to move the books. Neither did Honyust, so the books did not find a home. Until the small community of Pic River, located between Thunder Bay and Sault St. Marie on Lake Superior said they would take the books. This time, Honyust decided she would do her best to ship the books north. “I would never burn them,” said Honyust. The bookstore owner said she needs the space in her shop, so “I can't hang on to the books for anybody.” She said she could give the books away to a local nonprofit, but said “I want to keep it within First Nations.” Honyust explained her drive to find a home for the books saying, “I just get such pleasure from reading. I learn so much. You don't have to have a lot of money to go somewhere with a book.” With Pic River willing to
take the books, Honyust now has to find a way to transport the books. She has one local business owner willing to kick in some funds to the cause, but needs more contributions. She has calculated it would cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 to send the books north, depending on how they are shipped. She would like to give the job to a community member with a truck to take the books up. To that end, she is challenging Six Nations business owners to pitch in. She is also asking for people who have a truck and who would like to take the books up to giver her cost estimates for the trip. “I would really like to see this get up before Christmas,” said Honyust. “They're all boxed and ready to go.” Honyust has packed up over 30 boxes, each containing anywhere from 50
lies in need, in conjunction with the Brantford-based Community Resource Centre since 1984. Matt, a first-time volunteers, said he was motivated to help out after he was asked. “I said sure. It was the least I could do,” he continued. “It's been in the community for so long and I've never taken part.” “The ladies here are all really good at what they do,” said Matt. “I can tell they've been doing it for a while. Everything just fell into place,
everybody knows what they're doing.” But he said while the longer-term volunteers who help out Six Nations Welfare staff make the set-up look easy, “it's a lot of work.” Director of the Welfare Department, Sharon Martin said she still did not know how many Christmas baskets will be going out to community members, saying a lot of requests will be made during the toy pickup. However, she is planning for at least 600 baskets.
Local bookstore owner Kate Honyust has over 1,000 books to send up to Pic River First Nation, but needs help in getting the books to the northern community. She’s issued a challenge to Six Nations business owners to pitch in and help out with the initiative. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). to 100 books, which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, math books, elementary level readers, children's books,
as well as books that would interest adults. To talk to Honyust about the project, call 519-445-
0583, or stop by Raven's Used Books and Cafe on Sour Springs Road (west of Chiefswood).
The Six Nations Farmer's Association donated $1,000 to the program in November. The baskets, which con-
tain both perishable and non-perishable food, will be given out to recipients just before Christmas. Registra-
tion forms will be accepted until December 7. The forms are available through the Six Nations Welfare Department.
Toy distribution heralds advent of the Christmas season By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
After days of setting up toys in the Community Hall in preparation for distribution to Six Nations families who registered to get toys for their children for Christmas, the doors to the hall opened and distribution got underway Wednesday December 5. Six Nations Welfare has headed up the collection and distribution of toys and Christmas baskets to fami-
Join Us for
Saturday December 15th, 2012 4 pm—7 pm @ Veterans Park TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE AGENDA
Distribution of Luminaries—make a luminary to honour your loved ones Opening Address Words of Support and Prayer Placement of Luminaries and Songs Pizza and Beverages Music
Community Supportive Services are available on site
Volunteer power is a key ingredient in getting toys and food hampers distributed to Six Nations families in need for Christmas. Toy pickup is currently underway at the Community Hall. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
For more information please contact Health Promotion @ (519) 445-2809 Or follow us on Facebook under “Lisa Asil”
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PLAN AND NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLIC MEETING Extended Hours in West Lincoln To be held by Niagara Region Wind Corporation regarding a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project Project Name: Niagara Region Wind Farm Project Location: The proposed project is located within Haldimand County and Niagara Region (including the Townships of Wainfleet and West Lincoln and the Town of Lincoln). The electrical interconnection components are located within the Town of Lincoln and the Township of West Lincoln, in Niagara Region, and in Haldimand County in southern Ontario. Dated at Haldimand County and Niagara Region this the 5th of December 2012. Niagara Region Wind Corporation (“NRWC”) is planning to engage in a renewable energy project in respect of which the issuance of a renewable energy approval is required. The distribution of this notice and the project itself are subject to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (Act) Part V.0.1 and Ontario Regulation 359/09, as amended, (Regulation), which covers Renewable Energy Approvals. This notice is being distributed in accordance with Section 15 of the Regulation prior to an application being submitted and assessed for completeness by the Ministry of the Environment. This Notice of Draft Site Plan is in reference to the inclusion of a new substation for the Project. The other substation and all turbine locations, as well as noise receptors, remain the same. The legal effect of the publishing of this Notice is such that pursuant to Section 54(1.2) of the Regulation, NRWC does not have to take into account a noise receptor as defined by the Act that did not exist as of the day before NRWC published the Draft Site Plan for the Project. The project team will be holding a series of Public Meetings, as required under section 16(1) of the Regulation. The purpose of these meetings will be to present the findings of the Draft Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Reports, and to present proposed revisions to the Draft Site Plan, released in August 2012. We are offering multiple meeting locations and dates for this event. The sessions will be drop-in style, and each session will be identical so that you can attend whichever session is most convenient:
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Town of Grimsby Peach King Centre Auditorium 162 Livingston Ave. Grimsby Town of Lincoln Bled Hall 4650 South Service Road Beamsville
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Town of Pelham Old Pelham Town Hall 491 Canboro Road Ridgeville Township of West Lincoln Wellandport Community Centre 5042 Canborough Road (RR#63), Wellandport EXTENDED HOURS: 4:30 – 10
Thursday, February 7, 2013 Township of Wainfleet Firefighters’ Memorial Community Hall 31907 Park Street Wainfleet Haldimand County Lowbanks Community Centre 2633 Northshore Drive Lowbanks
Project Description: Pursuant to the Act and Regulation, the facility, in respect of which the project is to be engaged in, is considered to be a Class 4 Wind Facility. If approved, this facility would have a total maximum name plate capacity of 230 MW consisting of 77 turbines (80 potential locations identified). The project location is shown in the adjacent map. NRWC has been refining the project location and completing technical and environmental studies in preparation for finalizing the project layout. The proposed revisions to the Draft Site Plan include amending the location of the electrical interconnection components further south to accommodate a new location for a second substation. The results of the noise modeling meet the current provincial standards with mitigation. The proposed revisions are incorporated in the Draft REA Reports (see list below) and will be discussed at the Public Meetings. Documents for Public Inspection: The applicant, NRWC, has prepared supporting documents in order to comply with the requirements of the Act and Regulation. Written copies of the draft supporting documents will be available for public inspection starting December 5, 2012 to February 5, 2013 at the locations listed below and on the project website (www.nrwc.ca): • • • • • • • • • • • •
Draft Project Description Report Draft Construction Plan Report Draft Design & Operations Report (includes Property Line Setback Assessment Report and Noise Study Report) Draft Decommissioning Plan Report Draft Natural Heritage Assessment & Environmental Impact Study Report Draft Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan Draft Water Assessment and Water Body Report Draft Protected Properties Assessment Draft Heritage Assessment Draft Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment Draft Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment Draft Wind Turbine Specifications Report
Document Viewing Locations: Town of Grimsby Municipal Office, 160 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby Grimsby Public Library, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby Haldimand County Municipal Office, 45 Munsee Street North, Cayuga Cayuga Public Library (Haldimand), 28 Cayuga Street North, Cayuga Haldimand County Dunnville Satellite Office, 111 Broad Street East, Dunnville Town of Lincoln Municipal Office, 4800 South Service Road, Beamsville Lincoln Public Library (Fleming Branch), 4996 Beam Street, Beamsville Region of Niagara Municipal Office, 2201 St. Davids Road, Thorold
Town of Pelham Municipal Office, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill Pelham Public Library, 43 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill Township of Wainfleet Municipal Office, 31940 Highway #3, Wainfleet Township of Wainfleet Public Library, 31909 Park Street, Wainfleet Township of West Lincoln Municipal Office, 318 Canborough Road, Smithville West Lincoln Public Library, 318 Canborough Road, Smithville Wellandport Public Library, 5042 Canborough Road, Wellandport Caistorville Public Library, 9549 York Street, Caistorville
Project Contacts and Information: To learn more about the project, or to communicate questions or comments, please contact: Project Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Project Website: www.nrwc.ca Project Phone Number: 905-390-3306 or 1-855-720-2892 (toll free) Robert Daniels, Vice President Niagara Region Wind Corporation 277 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 211 Oakville, ON L6J 6J3
J.A. (Al) Leggett, BA, MCIP, RPP Project Manager, Stantec Consulting Ltd. 300 - 675 Cochrane Drive West Tower Markham, ON L3R 0B8
Information will be collected and used in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to assist NRWC in meeting applicable environmental approvals requirements. This material will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. Unless indicated otherwise, personal information and all comments will become part of the public record and publicly released as part of project documentation.
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Mark Laforme 40 years and still kicking out the music By Jim Windle NEW CREDIT
Mississauga of the New Credit singer/songwriter/ guitarist Mark Laforme continues to quietly put out quality music and entertain fans as he has for more than 40 years. His latest compilation of songs “The Best Years” travels the listener through the evolution of LaForme long career, containing music from his first album released in 1974 as a young new artist on the Columbia label through his RCA years to his 2007 release, “Vintage”. He is also an integral part of the 2012 release, “Dr. Decibel” which he and fellow singer/songwriter guitarist Derrek Miller collaborated on with songs written or cowritten by Six Nations’ tunesmith Doyle Bomberry. Miller and Laforme get together and do a few gigs as “Dr. Decibel” from time to time, but each artist also continues with their own autonomous careers as well. “The Best Years” contains 22 songs selected from Laforme's extensive catalogue of music. It’s hard to put Laforme in any specific category of style. He is and eclectic talent who is just as credible and proficient in Country and he is in, Gospel, R&B, Rock, Blues and Jazz, and has graced the stage with artists from Ronnie Hawkins, to Jeff Healey, to Colin James and Stompin’
Mark Laforme has entertaining thousands over his 40 year recording career. Laforme is equally efficient in every style of music from hard core Country to Rock, to Blues, to Soul, to Jazz. His compilation CD “The Best Years” puts together his best work through five decades of recording. Tom Conners. He played a Wayne Gretzky’s inauguration into the Hockey Hall of Fame A remarkable guitarist in his own right, when one lists the great guitarists from Six Nations/New Credit over the years his name will not usually come up, but that is an unfortunate oversight. Laforme has such a broad range of styles and abilities that, as stated earlier, he is hard to pidgin hole. He is just as comfortable ripping a blues guitar riff as he is laying a memorable Country hook, as he did while playing with the legendary Stompin’ Tom Connors’ in “The Hockey Song.” But it’s Laforme’s jazz sensibilities that truly show the level of musician and singer
he really is. All that and we haven’t even begun to talk about his prolific song writing. Live, Laforme is entirely as comfortable on any stage with band or solo, as he would be playing a few songs in your living room. Despite his proven success in the music industry for as long as he has been, Mark Laforme is a pleasant, unassuming guy that has not let that wealth of experience and success ever go to his head. When he is not performing as a headliner, Laforme is called in as a sideman with other acts as well, again, due to his wide ranging musical abilities. Playing for the Canadian Troops in Bosnia was a particular source of pride for the
humble celebrity. In his formative years as a musician, Mark formed a band that included his brother, former Six Nations Elected Chief Dave General, and a yet to be discovered Graham Greene. He also played in his early days with popular New Credit entertainer Cec Sault. In 1974, Mark started “Next” with ex-Crowbar member Roly Greenway. In 1975, he then signed with Columbia Records, which produced 3 singles. Mark toured with various show bands in the late 70’s and in 1982 started to sing and record country music. In 1985 he signed with RCA for 3 singles in the country market. He played the country bar circuit until 2005. During that time, he toured twice with Stompin’ Tom Connors and released an album on Stompin’ Tom A.C.T. label with singles distributed by E.M.I. Mark has also been featured on APTN. A recent health scare has slowed Laforme’s heavy itinerary considerably, and he moved back to New Credit after living for a number of years in the Toronto, Burlington area. But Laforme is still performing, both solo and with his band, in the Toronto market especially, and is well worth going to see. No matter what your taste in music, stay long enough and eventually he will satisfy everyone’s musical pallet.
Six Nations Elected Council Briefs
By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Public Transit up for discussion again Public transportation are words once again being heard within Six Nations Elected Council chambers, two years after a feasibility study on the subject had been conducted, Council's Physical and Economic Development Committee is now revisiting the topic. The issue came up at the December 3 meeting of Council's Committee of the Whole during a discussion of an offer, relayed through District Four Councillor Wray Maracle, from an ILA fitness instructor who suggested Six Nations start a Boys and Girls Club. Matthew Green had suggested some organized activi-
ties for youth following the tragic loss of two community youths this month. Director of Six Nations Social Services Arliss Skye, said her department is offering a number of programs, both after school and evenings “based on that concept.” While the department offers activities “every night of the week ... for every age group, attendance varies.” “Is it because it's council,” asked District Five Elected Councillor Bob Johnson. “That's part of it,” said Skye. Elected Councillor Maracle chimed in saying, “One of the biggest problems is there is no public transportation.” Councillor Johnson suggested his colleagues discuss public transportation, pointing out that the construction of the youth and elder's center “is about two years away.”
District Six Elected Councillor Lewis Staats asked, “How do we get people to participate when there is no transportation? It's pretty plain. We have 127 miles of road, that's a long way to walk.” Two years ago, a majority of the community members surveyed for the transportation study said there was a need for public transportation, but there has been no movement towards implementing a public transit system for the territory. While the study was a joint endeavour between Six Nations Elected Council and Grand River Employment and Training, council passed a resolution to accept the transportation study report as information in early 2011. International Children's Games 2013
Six Nations Elected Council has agreed to pay the registration fee to allow Six Nations to send a team of youths and their coaches to the International Children's Games 2013, which will be hosted by Windsor, Ontario. The annual games are officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee with the purpose of promoting friendship. Intended for children between the ages of 12 and 15, the last time Six Nations competed was in 2000, when Hamilton hosted the games. This year, the games take place between August 14th to 19th. Six Nations Parks and Recreation will be organizing a team to attend and ask that interested call the department, asking either for Cheryl Henhawk or Cindy Thomas at 519-445-4311.
Bring in the New Year with two-time Juno winning artist Derek Miller with Jace Martin, TRUREZ Crew, and The Bad Guys. Dec 31st, Club NV, 243 Colborne St., Brantford Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door
Dry County with Keith Silver Dec 31, 9 pm start Belgian Club, Delhi
DWAYNE LAFORME BOOGIE BAND Dec 15th. Liquid Lounge, Sydenham Street. Brantford 3-6 pm. It will be his birthday bash and everyone is invited.
Bring in the New Year with two-time Juno winning artist Derek Miller with Jace Martin and The Bad Guys. Dec 31st, Club NV, 243 Colborne St., Brantford Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door
JOEL JOHNSON with Wayne “Shakey” Dagenais Fri. Dec 14th Warmingtons Bistro 42 George St. Brantford 7 pm start
The Red LaForme Band Fri. Dec 14th Brando’s, Market St., Brantford 7-11 P.M. Hear tunes from Red’s new CD, “Steelin’ a ll the Money” CD for sale @ $15.
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Atkins-Burns, Kaelyne M. Police Foundations
Chew, Taylor A. Bachelor Of Urban And Regional Planning
Hess, Brandi L. Early Childhood Education
Johnson, Barry W. Law & Security Administration
Babik, Beth K. Developmental Services Worker
Curley, Marie D. Social Service Worker
Hill, Erin J. Social Service Worker
Barnhart, Meagan M. A. Veterinary Technician
Dale, Jacqualine M. Aboriginal Adult Education - Certiﬁcate
Johnson, Chelsey T. Bachelor of Arts/Honours Communication Studies & Theatre & Film Studies
Beaver, Traci-Ann E. Massage Therapy
Doctor, Jordon M. E. Construction Engineering Technician
Bilodeau, Nicole M. Bachelor Of Arts - Psychology
Doxtater, Elliott G. Bachelor Of Education
Bomberry, Kayla L. Bachelor Of Arts - Psychology
Fadel, Raymond J. Bachelor Of Arts - History
Bomberry, Lee Ann C. Honours Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration
Fraser, Robin J. Social Service Worker
Bomberry, Rachel M. Practical Nursing
Garlow, Deryck J. Dental Hygienist
Capton, Nicole T. Juris Doctor Carrier, Brianna G. Bachelor Of Arts - Geography
Hill, Hannah J. Honours Bachelor of Arts - Classics Ancient Art & Arch
Kincaid, Gaylin A. Practical Nursing
Hill, Jerry E.S. Motive Power Technician (Apprentice)
Longboat, Pamela L. Social Service Worker
Hill, Julie E. Advanced Police Studies Hill, Michelle L. Dental Hygiene
Longboat, Paul M. Police Foundations Longboat, Skyler J. Business Administration- Professional Golf Management
House, Jacqueline A. Social Service Worker Immel, Mary E. American Sign Language- English Interpreter
Lyman, Nathaniel E. Juris Doctor
Jamieson, Joshua W. Bachelor Of Arts - Sociology
Maracle, Katie-Jane A. Bachelor of Education - Aboriginal Adult Education
Glisci, Elise G. Bachelor Of Industrial Design
Jamieson, Joshua E. Advanced Care Paramedic
Maracle, Shannon D. Practical Nursing
Gormley, Nancy E. Bachelor Of Science - Foods & Nutrition
Johns, Andrew W. Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
Martin, Holly M. Practical Nursing
Six Nations is proud to present 2012 Post Secondary Graduates The Grand River Post Secondary Education Ofﬁce Board and Staff extend their Congratulations to Six Nations 2012 Post Secondary Graduates. A JOINT INITIATIVE OF
Grand River Post Secondary Education Ofﬁce (GRPSEO)
Science Education & Employment Development (SEED)
On behalf of the Science Education and Employment Development Committee (SEED) partners, we wish you continued success in your future endeavors.
GRAND RIVER POST SECONDARY APPLICATION CALENDAR Feb. 6, 2013 Funding Information Night. Six Nations Community Hall 5-7 p.m. May 17 Application Deadline for Fall/Winter semester(s). Apply on-line! Winter Marks/progress Reports due for all continuing students. Summer course registration/timetable and detailed tuition fees due. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. July 1 Ofﬁcial Transcripts due from students with any assistance following the previous July. For fall applicants, funds will be decommitted if the transcript is not received.
Sept 17 Application deadline for Winter semester. Apply on-line! Summer Marks/Progress Reports due for all continuing students. Fall course registration/timetable and detailed tuition fees due. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Jan. 17 Application deadline for Summer semester. Apply on-line! Fall Marks/ Progress Reports due for all continuing students. Winter course registration/timetable and detailed tuition fees due. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing.
Bradley A. Burrows. Bachelor of Applied Science - Civil Engineer. Co-op
Sabrina C. Cochrane Social Service Worker
Rebbecca R. Commandant Practical Nursing
Jennifer N. Coulson Doctor of Medicine
Jaclyn A. Ernst Doctor of Medicine
Justine L. Henhawk-Bomberry Master of Social Justice & Equity Studies
Jerrica L. Hill Dental Hygiene
Jillian I. Jamieson Graphic Design
Julia I. Jamieson Bachelor Of Arts - Disability Studies
Shelbi S. Jonathan Social Service Worker
Summer J. E. John Bachelor of Arts - Child Studies
Brenda J. Johnson Practical Nursing
Britney L. Johnson Practical Nursing
Brody W. S. Joseph Ogweho:weh Language Program
Paula G. Maracle Practical Nursing
Virginia M. Martin Business Accounting Diploma
Barbara Miller Bachelor of Applied Arts Public Administration
Charity L. Neuert Educational Assistant
Tamara E. Piskorowski Bachelor of Science in Education
Brittany K. Thomas Social Service Worker
Ronald J. Thomas Jr. Advanced Care Paramedic
William E. Wills Child & Youth Worker
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It’s hard to let go of a lifetime of teaching By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS
After teaching for 38 years, it's hard to stop. At least it is for Mrs. Julia Bouchard, who now fills some of those formerly busy days with children once again, by filling in for absent teachers and and spending time with her grandchildren. Now that she has retired, “life is just one long weekend,” she proclaims with a smile. But it's easy to see this tall, slender woman is a doer. She acknowledges that she's not yet ready to stop teaching, but hasn't figured out her next step just yet. While her first two years teaching were at Gull Bay First Nation in northern Ontario, the rest of her career unfolded at Six Nations elementary schools. Over the years, Bouchard taught at the old schools One and Ten, Eight and Three, as well as I.L. Thomas and Oliver M. Smith. “I was 19 when I started teaching,” said Bouchard. She explained at the time there was a program to re-
cruit Six Nations teachers. As soon as she graduated from Grade 13, she enrolled in a special summer teacher's program. After an intensive few months, she began work in Gull Bay, returning home for the summer to finish her education. After her second year teaching in Gull Lake, “I
brought my husband back,” she laughed. She loved teaching at the old Number 10 school, she said. “Iowne Anderson would let the kids play in the bush,” she recalled. She taught Grades 1 – 6, but said the first year class was held in St. John's Church after the
school had burnt down. Teaching the 18 or so students in a one-room classroom is “a stand-out moment for me,” she said. Even after the old school was replaced with a brand new portable in 1980, the class-room was still one room. Having the opportunity to
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When conditions are right, farmers can make money from their cash crops. That was the case this year for the Six Nations Farmer's Association, who have been farming the former Burtch jail lands for the past several years. This year, the farmers, who farm the land co-operatively, planted soy beans. While for most of the summer, things looked bad for soy and corn crops due to the abnormally dry weather, rain that fell
Mrs. Bouchard (center) recently retired from a long teaching career and is happy to have more time to devote to her grandchildren. Pictured with her are daughter Chelsey and grandaughters Vanessa (standing) and Kate. Chelsey is holding one of the newer additions to the family, seven month old Christian. Not pictured is grandson Noah, who was napping.
later in the growing season saved the soy. That same dry weather, which plunged some areas of North America into the biggest drought seen in 50 years, drove up the prices of soy and corn. The turn-around was good news for the farmers, who have shared their good fortune with the community. “They've been losing a little each year,” said the Association's Treasurer, Ruby Jacobs. “The last time they made money was in 2007. It costs money to grow crops. Seeds, inputs, labour.” Typi-
cally the Association has borrowed the money to purchase the needed inputs, then pay back the loan from any proceeds earned when the harvest is sold. In addition, the land “needed a lot of support,” said Jacobs, which cost the Association money. “This year they managed to make some money, and they wanted to restore it to the community.” Jacobs said the farmers “shared as much as they could with the community and tried to include all age groups.” The farmers also
told the Confederacy Council they would give the money to community agencies to help the community as much as possible, said Jacobs. As a result, the Association cut 15 organizations cheques for $1,000 each in late November, giving away a total of $15,000. Each of the six Longhouses received a cheque, as did the Six Nations Christmas Basket program, the Six Nations Community Food Bank, the Elder's Network, all six schools on the territory, and the Youth Lodge.
Inquiry into murdered Aboriginal women needed (The Canadian Press)
OTTAWA - The Assembly of First Nations says the murder of a 16-year-old native teen is yet another reason Ottawa should call a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. National Chief Shawn Atleo says the death of Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-
come a resource teacher and reading resource teacher, specializing in early literacy. She officially retired on September 28, 2012 from Oliver M. Smith Kawennio, and her retirement party was attended by former students, friends and family.
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teach all three of her children are other big moments in Mrs. Bouchard's career. Some other notable moments included receiving the Lion's Club Attendance Award in 1981-1982 and again in 1985. By 1994, Bouchard had be-
Lee Fowler has triggered an overwhelmingly painful reminder of losses suffered by other families whose loved ones have disappeared or been killed. The addition of Fowler, also known as ``CJ'', to the list of women has prompted him to urge Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make the matter a higher priority in order to prevent further
crimes. Over the past week, members of the assembly gathered and committed to renew efforts to seek safety and justice for aboriginal citizens, as well as accountability for those who have died. Aboriginal groups want an inquiry into an estimated 600 aboriginal women who have disappeared or been killed in the last two de-
cades, although last month a meeting of provincial cabinet ministers only decided to debate the issue further in the spring. The body of Fowler, a member of the Gitanmaax (git-n-max) First Nation in Hazelton, B.C., was discovered by a man walking his dog in Kamloops on Wednesday and an autopsy confirmed it was homicide.
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mation after the victim allows access to the computer. Police advise “to never give personal information out.”
Police warn of scam After a community member contacted police about a suspicious email, Six Nations Police are warning of an internet scam. The local victim, said a brief statement, has contacted the RCMP antifraud squad about the scam. The scammers are posing as a Microsoft employee selling anti-virus protection software for $278 U.S. The scammers can access credit card infor-
Six Nations woman faces drug and impaired driving charges A Six Nations woman was arrested on December 5 around 12:15 am after a Six Nations Police officer saw a black Chrysler being driven erratically. Police report the vehicle, a 2000 black Chevrolet, was southbound on Chiefswood and turned onto Fourth Line, where it was stopped by the officer on patrol. Upon investigation, the female driv-
er was arrested for Impaired Driving, and possession of marijuana. Apparently marijuana was also found in the car. A male passenger in the car was also arrested. Alice Rita Vanevery, who is 22 years old, was charged with Impaired Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over .08 and Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was released on a Promise to Appear, and will face her charges at a hearing in Brantford at an unspecified date. Also charged with Posession of a Controlled Substance and Breach of Probation was 21 year old Nathan Isaac
On December 10, 2012 the Kidney Foundation of Canada reported the theft of three clothing donation bins. The donation bins were reported stolen sometime between December 8th and December 10th, 2012 from the plaza at 627 Park Road North. The large white metal bins are described as weighing
200 pounds each, 71 inches in height and 46 inches in width. The donation bin has the Kidney Foundations of Canada logo and charitable registration number on the sides of the box. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Amber Jackson, Brantford
Police Service Fraud Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2261or if you wish to remain anonymous tipsters are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-7508477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted at: https://www. tipsubmit.com/WebTips. aspx?AgencyID=251
The Brantford Police Fraud Unit is investigating three separate incidents involving USA counterfeit money. Between November 27th and December 3rd 2012, suspects attended local businesses and passed on counterfeit USA twenty and fifty dollar notes. The serial numbers for the counterfeit currency are the same. Brantford Police are notifying the public of the serial numbers in hopes of preventing the continuation of this crime. The USA twenty dollar note has a serial number of #1L25540263E The USA fifty dollar note has a serial number of
#JD40392870A The Fraud Unit believes that the same individuals are responsible. Suspect #1 is described as #1) a black male, approximately 20 years of age, 6’2, thin build wearing a dark toque and a dark jacket. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, approximately 20 years of age, 5’0, thin build, black hair and a black moustache. If you suspect counterfeit money, you have the right to refuse and ask for another note. If you have received a note and suspect it may be counterfeit it is important to contact the police imme-
diately and provide the following details; the date and time you received the note, a description of the suspect including any accomplices, a vehicle description and/or licence plate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Amber Jackson of the Fraud Unit at 519-756-0113 ext 2261 Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-7508477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a webtip may be submitted at: https://www. tipsubmit.com/WebTips. aspx?AgencyID=251
Brantford Police seeking witnesses to thefts of donation clothing bins
Claus. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Holiday Ride Program Six Nations Police are advising the community they will be conducting the 2012 Holiday RIDE program beginning December 15th, thanks to funding provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Extra officers will be brought in to assist with RIDE checks, which are intended to “get drunk drivers off the road,” said Police Chief Glenn Lickers. Lickers also reminds drivers who are intending to drink to plan ahead. “Make arrangements to ensure you don’t end up behind the wheel. In doing so, you make our community roads safer and you could be sav-
ing lives, including your own.” People charged with impaired driving could lose their licence for 90 days and have their vehicle impounded for 7 days. “A first time conviction will result in a one-year driving suspension and a heavy fine,” said Lickers, who stressed the importance of making alternate arrangements. “There have been too many incidents, in our community, of drivers making the decision to drink and drive, or using drugs when driving, often with tragic consequences,” said Lickers. Lickers urges readers to not allow “someone you care about get behind the wheel when they have been drinking. If you spot a driver you suspect is impaired call 911, immediately.”
OPP News Briefs Staff Impaired driver arrested after driving into ditch A 48 year old Six Nations man was arrested by Brant OPP on December 9, at approximately 11:55 pm following a call about a vehicle in a ditch. Attending officers found a black Ford van in the ditch on Cockshutt Road, and while talking with the driver, signs of impairment from alcohol ingestion were noticed. Dennis Garlow was charged with Impaired Driving and Fail to Comply with Undertaking or Recognizance.
Police warning business community to protect themselves after USA counterfeit money seized
The 8th annual Christmas Bazaar, hosted by the Iroquois Lacross Arena (ILA) on December 1st drew about 100 vendors and attracted a steady stream of shoppers looking for that special gift. With wares available ranging from some seriously hot sauces to truffles and other culinary delicacies, art, clothing, movies and just about anything else you could think of, there was a lot to capture the attention and wallets of Christmas shoppers. Even organizations like the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Jake Thomas Learning Centre had taken tables at the sale. The annual sale has been so successful the ILA wants to expand it to two days next year. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing)
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Young Six Nations MMA fighter wins first bout By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
Broderick Rene is a budding young MMA star who, at 17, has already started his journey towards a pro career in the cage with a 1-1 record including an impressive win, December 1st, in Manassas, Virginia against 26 year-old Carlos Devilla who has a lot more ring experience. Although he can not fight in Canada until he is 18, the Six Nations’ fighter has appeared twice in sanctioned fights in Virginia where he can compete at 17, and has another bout slated for February as well, before turning 18. Unlike in his first bout, which he lost, Broderick studied video of his opponent and had some idea what kind of fighter he was before meeting him in the cage and was well prepared. Rene’s style is opposite to Devilla, who preferred to fight from the the mat. “I would rather stand,” says Rene. “I’m a lot stronger there and I have really good boxing, kick and wrestling (skills).” Broderick had a phone video shot by his father of his first win which he shared with Tekawennake. It was brief but decisive. After touching gloves, Devilla rushed in for a quick
takedown but Rene avoided and the two fighters went up against the fence where they stayed locked together, trying to find an opening on each other for around 15 seconds. Rene worked himself free but Devilla charged again with a takedown attempt. Rene thwarted that move as well and the two found themselves back on the fence again. A third time Devilla pushed Rene against the fence, but this time Rene sidestepped him and unleashed a series of knees to the body and the two exchanged in a brief flurry of fist action during which Rene landed a strong punch to the eye of Devilla. They then tumbled to the canvas where Rene delivered another series of shots to the ribs, then put Devilla in a Guillotine hold and dropped to the canvas and knocked his opponent out for the win. Rene lost his first fight, also held in Virginia, but was fighting out of his weight class and had to loose more than 10 lbs in only a few hours. “I was supposed to fight at 145 lbs, and the promoter emailed me three days before the fight to tell me my opponent had received an injury,” recalls Rene. “The only opponent left was a 135 lb’er.
so I had to meet him at 138. I had to cut from 153 to 138 using a sauna so I was really dehydrated. It was a pretty unhealthy cut weight.” His next bout is February 9th, also in Virginia, before fighting as an 18-year-old in mid-April, in Ohio. In Broderick’s corner for the win was his older brother Bowdrie, who is 19 and an MMA fighter as well. Both brothers hope to turn pro at the same time in September of 2013 after a few more warm up bouts. Broderick and Bowdrie are both self-train at this point, but once they turn pro, they will work with Sean VanEvery at Pro-Fit Gym here at Six Nations. Bowdrie may manage his brother’s career as well. He is also looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost of training. Growing up, Broderick’s older brother and his dad, Steve, were big MMA fans and watched it on TV all the time. That is what got the younger Rene interested in the game. Along the way, he discovered he had a gift for the sport and set his sights on a pro-career. He will continue training in preparation of his February fight which he, brother Bowdrie and parents Steve and Kathy are looking forward to.
Six Nations MMA fighter Broderick Rene (centre) and cornerman Bowdrie Rene, his older brother and also an MMA fighter, receive the trophy in Manassas Virginia, Dec. 1st. At 17, Broderick showed great natural skill and potential by knocking out his 26-year-old opponent, Carlos Devilla, at 2:30 of the first round. (Submitted photo)
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Corvairs limp through tough weekend but remain in first By Jim Windle CALEDONIA
The Caledonia Corvairs took it on the chin 4-1 in Cambridge Saturday night after squeezing out a 2-1 OT win at home Friday night against the Waterloo Siskins. The Corvair’s powerplay continues to be their Achilles heal. Combining both games this past weekend, Caledonia had 13 extra man opportunities and were only able to turn one of these into a powerplay goal. Saturday night the nonexistent Caledonia powerplay unit was called upon again six times in a row in the third period alone, yet came up empty. Meanwhile the Winterhawks had only two extra man situations all game but scored on one of them. After weekend action,
the gap between first place Corvairs and second place Cambridge was narrowed some, but Caledonia had a big enough edge in points that the two front runners remained one and two in the 9 team division. Tyler Norrie got the Corvairs on the right track at the seven minute mark of the first period with Fabrizio Ricci and Jeff Swift handling the assists. The Winterhawks pulled away from the Corvairs in the second with three unanswered goals. Mitch Like cashed in with a powerplay goal for Cambridge in the third period for the final 4-1 score. Friday night, at home, Nate Mitton accounted for the only goal of the first period at 18:48 with assists by Brandon Montour and Leonard Dziemilanko. Cambridge tied the game
in the second period which held through the third period as well forcing the overtime period. Only 59 seconds into the extra frame, Tyler Norrie put the win on the Caledonia side of the ledger on a leftover powerplay from the third period. Assists went to Jeff Swift and Ryan Blunt. By all rights, this games should have been in the Caledonia bag long before the extra period. The Corvairs pummeled Siskins’ goalkeeper PJ Bridges with a total of 40 shots including 17 in the first period alone but getting one past him on this night was more than a bit of a chore. Waterloo totaled 27 shots on Caledonia starter Justis Husak. This coming weekend, Caledonia take a road trip to Brampton Friday night before hosting the Listowel Cyclones, Saturday night, in Caledonia for a 7:30 start.
The Cambridge Winterhawks closed the gap between themselves and the first place Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs, Saturday night in Caledonia with a 4-1 win. (Photo by Jim Windle)
CLax season two exhibition game set for Saturday By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
The professional Canadian Lacrosse league, known as CLax, is getting ready for its second season after making believers out of sceptics in it’s inaugeral season last winter. This coming Saturday, Dec. 15th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, there will be a reprise of the Creator’s Cup finals between the Iroquois Ironmen and the Ohsweken Demons which the Demons won and became the first name ever on the brand new trophy in the brand new league. The exhibition game is free to the public and will give Six
Nations and New Credit lacrosse fans a sneak peak at this year’s hopefuls including draftees, Wenster Green Greg Longboat, Tony Doxtator, Josh Johnson, Spencer Hill, Warren Buck, Mike Buck, and Dustin Thomas for the Ironmen and Joe Ha-
odis, Shane Francis, Ian Martin, Brandon Brooks, Alex Martin, Donavon Fleischer, Kory Davis, and Mike Longboat for the Demons. Fans are encouraged to
bring a donation for the Christmas Baskets campaign. The quality of players and excitement of the game have earned CLax enough respect to grow the league over the offseason by one team and relocate others. Last year’s Oshawa Machine are now the Toronto Shooting Stars and are rebuilding the franchise which missed the playoffs last season. Toronto made several important picks in their entry draft, like Mike Gillan, recently released from Minnesota of the National Lacrosse League. Chris Cudmore is trying out with the Swarm while Carter
Bender was a top pick for the Buffalo Bandits. The franchise is headed up by Toronto Rock greats Glenn Clark as head coach and assistant coach ‘Big Dog’ Dan Ladouceur. Last season’s Peel Av e n g ers are now the Niagara Lock Monsters. The Monsters selected some NLL worthy players who have a chance to suit up in CLax this season.
Bryan Campbell of Minnesota, Joel Matthews of Buffalo, Justin Pychel of Washington and Kevin Bromwell of Washington could see time with Niagara in 2013. Kimbo Squire has moved with the franchise to Niagara
and will face his Six Nations brothers this year as a Lock
Monster. The Barrie Blizzard round out the new faces and names in the CLax sofamore season, joining returning teams, the Brampton Inferno, Durham Turf Dogs Iroquois Ironmen and the Ohsweken Demons. The season starts in ernest Saturday, January 12th when the Ironmen and the Demons go at it for real at the ILA beginning at 1 pm. What make CLax different is the combination of innovations brought to the game by the National Lacrosse League and old style, two-way lacrosse which many still believe is a much faster game which requires a lot more stamina and conditioning.
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Six Nations/New Credit youth have a Blast By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
The Brantford Blast are 11-0 and are getting better all the time, although they did get a scare from the Whitby Dunlops Saturday night in Whitby with a comeback 5-4 shootout win. Friday night at the Brantford Civic Centre, with members of the Six Nations/ New Credit “Not One More” group watching, New Credit’s Cameron Sault recorded his first goal as a Brantford Blast at 16:49 of the third period. Sault is a youth worker within the “Not One More” anti-suicide/pro-youth citizens group under Six Nations Health Services, along with Blast general manager and president Peter Ham. They helped promote the organization with free game passes and a free pre-game meal for the approximately 13 members of the group. Sault’s goal goes along with his 9 assists for 10 points in the nine games he has appeared in so far this season. “It always feels good to score, but even better when it’s your first one, and better yet in front of the Not One More group,” said Sault. “They were screaming for me all game but really went nuts after the goal. It was good to see them having fun at a hockey game rather than maybe doing stuff they shouldn’t be doing.”
Brantford’s Jamie Williams scored the only goal of the first period at 1:29 from Greg Bullock and Mike Ruberto. Welland tied the game with the only goal of the second period, a powerplay marker scored at the 12 minute mark with Kyle Spurr in the box for roughing. Dave Russell produced the go ahead goal for the Blast with a powerplay tally at the 7 minute mark of the third, assisted by Chad Spurr and Ryan Healy. Sault then sent his young guests home smiling with his insurance goal at 16:49. Sault chipped the puck out of his own zone past the Welland point man and used his speed to pick up the puck and jet down ice, getting in on Bombers goalie Cody Vinnai. “I think he was thinking pass so I fired it myself,” he said. “Getting that first goal really took a lot of pressure off. You try not to think about it but it’s always in the back of your head.” Ben Thomas got the start for Brantford in goal and turned aside 20 of 21 shots he faced for the win. Saturday night in Whitby, the Blast knew it would be a tough challenge keeping their winning streak alive, and it was. Brad Jones answered Dunlops’ Peter MacKellar goal less than a minute after Whitby took the 1-0 lead. The period ended tied 1-1. Whitby took the lead again
Cameron Sault gave his co-workers and about a dozen young members of the “Not One More” youth group a thrill by scoring his first goal as a Brantford Blast Friday night at the Brantford Civic Centre. Following the game. Sault and fellow youth worker from Six Nations Health Services, lacrosse star Roger Vyse, posed with the Six Nations/New Credit young people who got a free meal and a free game compliments of team president Peter Ham and the Blast organization. at 9:22 of the second period and were pressing for a two goal lead on a powerplay opportunity when Mike Ruberto evened the score at 2-2 with a short-hander from Jon Jankus in the last minute of the period. The Blast took the lead for the first time only 37 seconds into the final frame assisted by Patrick Easter. The Dunlops would not
quit and popped in the next two goals to restore the one goal lead. With just over one minute left in regulation time, Jamie Williams scored to send the game into O.T. and an assured single point. There was no scoring in the extra period and in the shoot-out, Chris Rebernik scored while Brett Leggat kept the door shut on Whitby all shooters for the
January basketball for kids
Young Six Nations basketball players will have two basketball clinics to attend in January. Six Nations Council is sponsoring the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program at O.M. Smith school for kids aged 7-10 years every Wednesday from January 23 to March 6, 2013, between the hours of 6-7 pm. The program is free but participants must register at the Parks and Recreation office between now and Dec 21st. All registered participants will receive a reversible basketball jersey, a basketball, shoe bag, poster and an official certificate. Also, the Rising Stars Clinic will be going on
Steve Nash January 23 and 30, at OMS and that program is for kids ages ages 7-12
years of age. Participants for the Rising Stars program are also asked to
register at Parks and Rec. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
win, keeping the Blast’s bid for a perfect season in tact. This coming weekend, the Orillia Tundras will be the guests at the Brantford and District Civic Centre, Friday night, Dec 14, at 7:30. It is also the Culligan Teddy Bear Toss game. Fans are encouraged to buy a new Teddy Bear and toss it on the ice when the Blast score their first goal. Culligan reps
will gather up the Bears and distribute them to children as part of their annual Christmas toy and food drive. Blast playing coach Mike Burgoyne was honoured with the selection for November’s Allan Cup Hockey league’s Player of the Month. During the November Burgoyne appeared in six games and scored four goals and added nine assists for 13 points.
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
Pursuit of unified voice idea damaged by Walton agreement says Bill Squire By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
The hope generated a few weeks ago at Kanata Village by the meeting of representatives from all segments of Six Nations, has been diminished by the Elected Band Council’s announcement of an agreement to work with Walton International on some 4.500 acres of Brant and Brantford they now own. At least in the eyes of some of the participants of that meeting. Mohawk Workers spokesperson, Bill Squire’s reaction to the agreement was one of disappointment and sadness.
“I am more disappointed than anything,” says Squire. “I went down about a month ago to talk with (Elected Chief) Bill Montour, and came out of that meeting really optimistic that somehow we could work together of some things. At that time it was about the burial sites on Tutela Heights. At that time he said he would support us in any way possible in our protection of that land. But now it appears he had other plans. Now with this agreement with Walton, it really sets me back. I am very disappointed. To see the hope of working together diminish is
really sad.” Even so, Squire is not ready to quit on the idea of finding a truly representative Six Nations’ voice. “Those who want to work together should not let this interfere with the movement in hopes that eventually, the right people will sit together and find a way,” Squire says. Bill Monture, (not Chief Montour) who has worked both in protests and diplomatic discussions on behalf of the Mens Fire and himself as a Mohawks of the Grand River territory, was also taken aback by the announcement last week.
“Just a little while ago we all came together at Kanata and talked about finding a way to all come together with one mind and speak with one voice,” says Monture. “Now we have the Elected system going out in front of everybody claiming they have rights to these lands.” “When you look at our constitution, they have no rights to our lands at all because they sold out in 1924. Maybe we need to take them to court. They call themselves the Six Nations Council, but they are not the Six Nations Council.” Monture is one of many Six
Nations people who fear their territory will soon become a municipality of Ontario and Canada and therefor taxable like any other Canadian. “As far as I am concerned, anyone who wants to pay taxes and live like the white man, they need to get the hell off the reserve and move in amongst them if they want so much to be like them and let us remain who we are,” says Monture. However, the Elected Chief has said many time is a public forum that a municipal taxation model will not fly here and that he is not working to that end.
But Squire and Monture at least question those statements. “I don’t know what to believe from him anymore,” says Squire. “When you look at everything that is going on, we are getting assimilated, not just by the whiteman, but by our own elective system,” says Monture. And regarding the Walton land at Tutela Heights, Monture says, “What I want to know is how that Tutela Heights land got into Band Council’s possession or Brant County’s possession in the first place.”
Band says B.C. LNG plan will increase greenhouse gases, tanker traffic KITIMAT, B.C. _ A small B.C. First Nation says it has been a challenge to keep up with the pace of proposed development along the north coast. Leaders of the Gitga'at First Nation of Hartley Bay expressed particular concern Friday over proposed liquid natural gas plants to be built in Kitimat, saying the provincial projects are not as green as officials would like the public to believe. At least one of the plants will burn natural gas to generate power, producing nitrous oxides and carbon dioxide that will make their way downwind to their community. They also raised concerns about the increase in tanker traffic into Kitimat. ``The Douglas Channel is our bread and butter,'' said Arnold Clifton, chief councillor of the community best known for rescuing passengers from the Queen of the North ferry after it ran aground six years ago. The Gitga'at oppose the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline because of the increase in tanker traffic, but village council member Marvin Robinson said the band is not saying No to the LNG project. They want information that will allow the band and other members of the public to make an informed decision about the LNG plan and the cumulative effects of the many other projects in the works for coastal B.C., he said. ``I'm having a hard time
keeping up to the speed of some of this commercial activity that is planned for the north,'' Robinson said. ``To us, it's all risk and there isn't much benefit to this community.'' Council member Kyle Clifton said one project on its own may not have much impact. ``But when you add them up and they get over a thousand ships a year... it will be a pretty significant change to our lifestyle no matter if there's an accident or not,'' he said. Liquified natural gas has been cooled to a liquid state so that can be transported overseas via tankers. There is huge demand for LNG in Asia, where prices are significantly higher than in the North American market. Environment Minister Terry Lake said LNG reduces the use of more carbon-intense fuels in Asia, but the province wants to produce it in a way that reduces greenhouse gases at home. B.C. will have the first LNG plant powered by clean energy, he said. ``The industry knows and
we are working with them to make sure that we reduce the greenhouse gas impacts as much as possible while we look at this opportunity for British Columbians for economic development, job creation and also contributing, of course, to the many social services that we provide as government,'' Lake said. Last summer Premier Christy Clark announced changes in provincial regulations to redefine the natural gas to be used in the plant as ``clean energy,'' bringing it into compliance with the province's Clean Energy Act. Under the legislation, the province is supposed to reduce carbon emissions 33 per cent by 2020 _ the year the province hopes to have all three plants operational. The David Suzuki Foundation released a report earlier this week that found B.C. cannot achieve legislated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions if it begins exporting LNG. The report said the province does not have conventional natural gas reserves to meet its export goals, and will increasingly rely on the more
resource-intensive and controversial method of fracking. That involves freeing gas by fracturing subterranean rock with high-pressure injections of water and chemicals. Not all First Nations op-
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Child Welfare Capacity Building Committee The Six Nations Council – Social Services Committee is seeking applications from interested community members to fill one seat as a member on the Child Welfare Capacity Building committee. Function of Community Members: Participation will involve working collaboratively with other committee members in the development of a Six Nations Child Protection Service Program. Minimum Qualifications: • Shall possess a post secondary diploma in social work or diploma in a related human services field from an accredited post secondary institution; • Must have strong public relations skills; interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; • Must complete a criminal reference check; • Six Nations member and resident; and • Submit a bio of related experience and work related history. Procedure: If you are qualified and interested in applying as a community participant, please submit your resume, documentation of educational qualifications and a cover letter indicating your experience and interest prior to the closing date to: Six Nations Social Services Department PO Box 5001 15 Sunrise Court OHSWEKEN, ON N0A 1M0
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WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
10 B.C. First Nations renew partnership deal, puts development ahead of treaties By Dirk Meissner
THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA Ten British Columbia First Nations signed an extension to an agreement Monday with the provincial government that puts the pursuit of economic development ahead of land-claims treaties. The Nanwakolas group of First Nations, from northern Vancouver Island and B.C.'s mid-coast, said it views the renewed strategic engagement agreement — first signed in 2009 — as the blueprint for their future. The agreement covers
about 4.5 million hectares on northeastern Vancouver Island and the mainland coast, of which much of that area is currently part of ongoing, but unresolved treaty talks. Nanwakolas Council Society spokesman Dallas Smith, who attended a signing ceremony at the B.C. legislature, said the renewal agreement ensures smoother and faster permitting and regulatory approvals between government, First Nations and industry. “This is talking about the future of resource development within our territories,'' Smith said. “The turnaround time on referrals has been cut in half for a lot of the forest developments in the area.''
Smith said the Nanwakolas believe economic development on their territories will eventually spur treaty settlements, but currently the First Nations are interested in showing their people economic results rather than huge treaty negotiation legal bills. “You've seen an economy grow within the treaty process, and there's a lot of people comfortable with the lack of results in it,'' he said. “To these chiefs, that just simply wasn't acceptable to them anymore. They had borrowed money to engage in the treaty process in 1993 and most of them are $2.5 million in debt with nothing to show
for it.'' The B.C. Treaty Commission reached its 20th anniversary this year. Of the more than 200 B.C. First Nations, the federal, provincial and First Nations negotiating process has resulted in two final treaties. About 20 other B.C. First Nations have treaties that were negotiated in the mid1800s when the province was still a British colony. Smith said Nanwakolas communities have started to achieve economic benefits from the strategic approach. “If we could do our job properly through the strategic agreements, the treaty process (becomes) a bit more
of a formalization where you dot some i's and cross some t's and build that long-term vision,'' he said. “But if you don't have a foundation like the strategic engagement agreement, it's a really a tough task.'' Smith said the Nanwakolas are currently negotiating a memorandum agreement with the B.C. forest industry that includes, jobs, revenues and protection of culturally significant sites for the area First Nations. Rick Jeffery, president and chief executive officer of the Coast Forest Products Association, said the renewal agreement allows the indus-
try and First Nations to negotiate a deal that offers forest companies land certainty and the First Nations economic development. “It's co-operative,'' he said. “It's very hard for us to go into capital markets and raise money to rebuild mills or fund operations if you don't have any kind of certainty on the land base because of First Nations issues.'' Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Ida Chong said the renewed deal streamlines sometimes difficult approval processes by permitting government and industry to negotiate directly with several First Nations at once.
lowknife hearings on behalf of the Gahcho Kué JV, said the years of working collaboratively with the local communities near the Gahcho Kué site helped shape the project design. "We are confident that the Project is not only technically sound, but also reflects our commitment to sustainable development by listening to our community partners and incorporating key input that makes this project viable and respects local priorities." The proposed Gahcho Kué Project comes at a time when the GDP of the Northwest Territories has started to decline due to the reduced output from the territories' two oldest diamond producers. Mountain Province Diamonds President & CEO Patrick Evans said: "Since the discovery of Gahcho Kué 20 years ago, more than $200 million has been invested in exploration, social and environmental studies, engineering design, feasibility studies and consultation. This reflects an extraordinary commitment on the part of our shareholders to the people and dia-
mond industry of Canada's Northwest Territories. Last week's public hearings mark an important milestone towards the development of Canada's next great diamond mine. The successful permitting of Gahcho Kué will secure the Northwest Territories' position as one of the world's leading diamond producing regions". During the hearings, a groundbreaking collaborative monitoring forum, Ni Hadi Yati, was proposed jointly by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation, Deninu K'ue First Nation, Tlicho Government and De Beers. This forum would be funded by the Gahcho Kué JV and is proposed to provide increased capacity to Aboriginal groups to improve understanding and involvement in environmental monitoring programs. The North Slave Métis Alliance and NWT Métis Nation have also been invited to participate. De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds wish to thank all those that participated in the public hearings and throughout the Environmental Impact Review
process and look forward to a positive report from
the Gahcho Kué Panel of the Mackenzie Valley En-
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YELLOWKNIFE Economic benefits for the Northwest Territories and Canada, a comprehensive environmental plan and extensive engagement with communities and regulators drew praise from both government and a number of Aboriginal groups that attended five days of public hearings into the proposed Gahcho Kué Project, 280km northeast of Yellowknife. Gahcho Kué, a joint venture of De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds, began the Environmental Impact Review process in 2006. In December 2011, an 11,000 page Environmental Impact Statement was submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board. The Gahcho Kué Panel struck by the Board held community and public hearings in Dettah, Lutsel K'e and Yellowknife between November 30 and December 7. De Beers Canada Chief Operating Officer Glen Koropchuk, who provided opening remarks at the Yel-
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COMMUNITY RESIDENT TRUSTEE The Six Nations Community Development Trust (SNCDT) is seeking one (1) Community Resident Trustee. The Community Resident Trustee will serve a term which expires on November 30, 2016. The Trust Agreement defines Community Resident Trustee “means members of the Six Nations of the Grand River who are listed on the Band list, as maintained by the First Nation during the term of the Six Nations of the Grand River Community Development Trust and who are ordinarily resident on the Reserve.” The SNCDT was created to be a long-term asset for Six Nations Members. The goal of the Six Nations Community Development Trust Fund is to manage the Trust to generate and grow capital that will be used to achieve the goals of the Six Nations Community. The Trust Agreement between The Trust and Chief and Council determines the conditions by which The Trust operates. The Trust Board consists of seven (7) members appointed from the Community and from Chief and Council and an independent member. The Trust staff consists of a full-time Trust Coordinator. The Community Resident Trustee will be able to attend monthly meetings, available for committee participation, available to meet on as needed basis, will be available weekly to sign cheques and cheque requisitions, and will adhere to the terms and conditions as defined in the Trust Agreement, Trustee’s Oath of Office, and Conflict of Interest Policies. Those interested, are required to provide a cover letter indicating why you would like to become a Trustee and a recent Resume with three (3) letters of reference (at least one work related) to: Six Nations Community Development Trust “Community Resident Trustee” Oneida Business Park, 50 Generations Drive P.O. Box 675, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 Deadline Date: Friday, December 14, 2012 no later than 12:00 p.m. No faxes or emails will be accepted.
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WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
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Health Promotion Officer – Smoke Free Ontario Project
Manager, Health Promotion & Education Services
INTRODUCTION: The Smoke Free Ontario Project will strive to address the problem of commercial tobacco use in the urban Aboriginal communities of Hamilton and Brantford by assisting community members in understanding, promoting, and adopting tobacco wise lifestyles. The project will utilize a variety of interconnected health promotion and disease prevention strategies to prevent and support noncommercial tobacco use in the Aboriginal community by employing culturally relevant approaches. Primary Target • Aboriginal population in Hamilton and Brantford that wish to stop smoking: Youth and Adults. Secondary Target • Aboriginal population in Hamilton and Brantford: Youth .
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Roles and Responsibilities: The Health Promotion Officer will:
1. Organizational/Clerical: a. Maintain statistical data and contact information. b. Responsible for providing statistical reports as required.
The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board seeks a dynamic, highly skilled, multi-task oriented, and diplomatic individual of First Nations Ancestry for the position of:
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c. Prepare program reports as required. d. Develop and administer program evaluation methods such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews and observations.
2. Delivery of Health Programs a. Network with key stakeholders within the community.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB), the Executive Director provides leadership of the organization to meet a number of key performance indicators including: to liaise effectively and work closely with the the Board of Directors to meet its Mandate, Vision and Mission; to meet the targets of the ‘three pillars’ of the HRSDC/ASETS Funding Agreement; to act as the principal officer to oversee the day to day operations and management of the organization and its staff; to achieve annual milestones/benchmarks and targets of planned annual objectives and activities in co-operation with all staff; under authourities devolved from the Board, makes decisions on operations and expending of resources; represents NPAAMB at a high level with private and public funders; establishes and maintains professional networks with strategic Provincial and Federal partners and more importantly with Urban Aboriginal Civic Leaders in the five Urban Aboriginal Communities within the NPAAMB catchment area.
b. Develop and deliver holistic smoking cessation strategies for Aboriginal community members living in the cities of Hamilton and Brantford. c. Provide tobacco use support services for Aboriginal youth and adults, such as talking circles and individual counseling. d. Promote program at agency health fairs and school health fairs in both Hamilton and Brantford that have a high Aboriginal population. e. Design and deliver culture-based tobacco awareness and smoking prevention youth outreach programs for Aboriginal students living in the cities of Hamilton and Brantford.
The candidate will possess wide career experiences that includes: • • • • • •
Post secondary education in Business Administration/Human Resources, or five years experience in senior management, staff supervision and human resource development. Keen background in staff team building and motivation. Experience in the management of satellite offices and operations. Working at all levels within the not-for-profit and for profit business sectors; experience in developing strategic Annual and Project Workplans, Concept Papers, Briefing Notes and Evaluations. Policy Development and implementation of ancillary procedures Highly evolved accumulated knowledge and skill sets in strategic planning, employment legislation, public relations, stress management, financial management, public speaking, and communications – oral and written.
Proven experience and expertise in managing Aboriginal Human Resource and Skill Development Programs or in the Aboriginal employment and training field is preferred. Understanding the nature and challenges of Urban Aboriginal Community Development and dynamics of Urban Aboriginal Community Civic Leadership is an asset. Thorough knowledge of Urban Aboriginal Youth Demographics and their challenges, nationally, provincially and locally are a definite asset. Candidates must be bondable and have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable insured transportation to fulfill the duties of the position. Applications must include: Covering Letter 3 recent Work/Employment Related Letters of Reference A Current Resume or CV Copies of Educational Achievement/Attainment, Training and Additional Qualifications A Professional Writing Sample Authoured by Applicant: Report, Analysis, Proposal, Concept Paper, Annual Report, etc. A copy of recent CPIC (less than 3 months)
f. Develop holistic smoking cessation outreach resources and promotional materials that target all age groups within the Aboriginal communities of Hamilton and Brantford (i.e. smoking cessation pamphlets, videos, presentations, displays, interactive games etc.) g. Prevent and support non-traditional tobacco use by promoting traditional healthy lifestyle activities and practices (i.e. traditional dance and drum classes, traditional teachings by Elders, medicine pouch craft classes etc.)
3. Advocacy a. Research, gather and evaluate existing best practice models for tobacco cessation and prevention for youth. b. Identify gaps in information and/or resources and develop new resources. c. Collaborate with Aboriginal and mainstream partners to develop resource materials and programs. d. Direct clients of community programs to appropriate services. e. Communicate community requests for additional programming. f. Work collaboratively with the health promotion team to raise awareness in the Aboriginal community of our presence and role.
4. Perform other duties as may be required by Supervisor. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS Education: 1. Post secondary diploma or degree in a health / social sciences / social services related field from a recognized University or College. Experience:
Send your resume and documentation to : NPAAMB Executive Director Search OI Group of Companies 188 Mohawk St. P.O Box 4669 Brantford, ON N3T 6J7 Attention: Marlene Davis firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 668-9852 ext. 226 or (519)752-0441 ext. 226 Only those candidates screened in for interviews will be notified. Salary Range: $61,000.00 to $69,000.00 per annum Closing Date: December 14th 2012, 4 p.m. Sharp Any applications received after 4 p.m. will be filed as unopened. Start Date: Dependant upon successful candidate A full copy of the job description will be available upon request by e-mailing email@example.com The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. WWW.NPAAMB.COM
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Proficiency in health program development, design, implementation and evaluation. 1 to 3 years of related experience of progressive responsibility. Experience in community health planning and/or health promotion. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing and database software. Valid class G driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle. Experience with counseling or group facilitation is a desired asset.
Knowledge/Abilities/Personal Suitability: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work alone and in a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal traditional ways and culture, or a willingness to learn. Energetic, outgoing and a passion for health. Ideal candidate should live a smoke free life. Willingness to undergo training as specified by supervisor. Aboriginal descent preferred.
Please address your resume to: Manager, Health Promotions and Education Services 36 King Street East/Brantford, ON/N3T 3C5 Nya:weh to all those who apply, however only those chosen for an interview for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.
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WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2012
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We wrote some letters to you today, We tied them to balloons and sent them away. Into the sky they floated above, Hoping you catch them For they're filled with love. We wrote "Happy Birthday, we love you, we miss you, We wish you were here" HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL CHAPEL OF THE MOHAWK As we stood and watched the balloons disappear, on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory My eyes quickly filled up with tears, Mohawk St. at Birkett Lane As I stand underneath them and think she should be 3 years. A CELTIC CHRISTMAS SERVICE Sending you balloons to heaven is the only way, We know that you'll get them on your special day. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:00 P.M. Throughout our life we will send you more, As balloons are something that you adore. Come and celebrate the Birth of Christ in music and So Happy 3rd Birthday my sweet baby girl, prayer. Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat 15th and Sun 16th Take your balloons and twirl and swirl! NOW FULLY ACCESSIBLE!! Love you Forever, Mommy, Daddy, Austin, Shaely & Jordan. Christmas Open Jam Sat. Dec. 15, 2PM till ??? Birthday Birthday at Chiefswood Fellowship, 506 4th Line, 7km west of Announcement Announcement Ohsweken, Six Nations. Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, Karaoke, etc. We have a Live Band for backup. Bring a friend HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY Rayne!!! and let us enjoy the Christmas Season together. Door Prizes, 50/50 Draw, Refreshments. Info. Phil Sault 905-768Happy Birthday 18th Birthday Rayne 5442. www.chiefswoodchristianfellowship.com I really Miss you so much I think of you Everyday and Miss and love you even More I love you very much and think of you all the time Please forgive me and Give me another Chance Please !!! Christmas Open House Give our love to Caytlen, Kaimyn and Clarisa Saturday, December 15 “Love you Baby Girl Remember when we use to watch 1 – 4 pm Simpson together” 57 Tuscarora Rd., Reta Monture’s House. Come by and do a little Christmas shopping! • Homemade Crafts and Love Gifts • Avon Products • Christmas Goodies • coffee and Dad and Babbajjino in Spirit tea will be available.
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Both social and business communication require some tact this week, Aries. You can handle it, and you should be prepared to meet some interesting people.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, your confidence and energy are strong, but you seem to be having difficulty sitting still for enough time to get a handle on other people’s opinions and viewpoints.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
New options present themselves that are excellent for educational pursuits, Gemini. Friends will be supportive of any ideas that you devise, even if they seem a little off-center.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, this week you could gain the attention of people in high positions. Use the opportunity to get your best points heard if you have the chance.
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Thursday Sunny 4 / -1
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Libra, you will show leadership in your profession over the next several days. This also will extend into your personal life, where you may have more energy in home affairs.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, indulge your curiosities, as your imagination and creativity are very high. Projects that require artistic work or writing should be the top priority on your list.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Sagittarius, this is a good week to explore new business opportunities. Apply your efforts to solving some complex problems that others have shied away from.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
You may find that needs at home quickly drain you of any energy, Pisces. Simplify your routine to find some relief.
Day Sun Mon Tue
Peak Times AM PM 2:37-4:37 2:07-4:07 3:28-5:28 2:58-4:58 4:16-6:16 3:46-5:46
Sun/Moon Chart This Week
Sunrise 7:42 a.m. 7:43 a.m. 7:44 a.m. 7:44 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 7:46 a.m. 7:46 a.m.
Sunset 4:45 p.m. 4:46 p.m. 4:46 p.m. 4:46 p.m. 4:46 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 4:47 p.m.
Moonrise Moonset 6:44 a.m. 4:21 p.m. 7:49 a.m. 5:28 p.m. 8:46 a.m. 6:39 p.m. 9:33 a.m. 7:52 p.m. 10:13 a.m. 9:04 p.m. 10:46 a.m. 10:14 p.m. 11:17 a.m. 11:21 p.m.
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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Broaden your social contacts, Aquarius, and this way you will extend your professional reach as well. There always are opportunities for networking.
Partly Cloudy -1 / -3
AND GET YOUR REMOTE CAR STARTER FOR THOSE COLD MORNINGS
Virgo, your confidence is high and there is just about nothing that you fear or think you cannot handle this week. Float along on these feelings of euphoria for a while.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Few Showers 2 / -3
Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Capricorn, your feelings of restlessness might be because you’re not accustomed to sitting still for too long. You will think of ways to fill the time.
Few Showers 1 / -1
CHECK THE WEATHER
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, this should be one of those glorious weeks when you have the feeling that everything is moving along smoothly and according to your master plan.
Partly Cloudy 5 / -2
Today we will see sunny skies with a high temperature of 3º. Southwest wind 19 km/h. Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of -2º. Southwest wind 11 km/h. Thursday, skies will be sunny with a high temperature of 4º.
Answer: One inch of rain contains about three million drops.
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
CLUES ACROSS 1. Twos under par 7. Expresses surprise 10. Shows exceedingly great size 12. At this place 13. One who prints from a plate 14. ‘95 U.S. Open golf champ Corey 15. Stupefy with alcohol
16. Breezed through 17. A major division of geological time 18. Humble request for help 19. Part of a deck 21. Albanian monetary unit 22. Atomic #22 27. Atomic #18 28. Catholic holiday service
10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the Am. Revolution 33. Canadian province 23. Nincompoops 34. Capital of Alberta 24. Great battle of 333 36. Large African anteBC lope 25. Salt Lake state 37. Mexican tortilla 26. Woman (French) sandwich 38. Pigmented eye mem- 29. A public promotion 30. Social insect brane 31. Knifed 39. Baby’s food protec32. Formal association tor of people 40. Winglike structures 35. Toff 41. Sun-dried brick 36. Snaps up 44. Those dull in ap38. Annona diversifolia pearance 40. Opera vocal solo 45. Basketlike baby’s 41. Largest continent bed 42. Day (Latin) 48. Purpose or intent 43. Sole 49. Difficult to carry 44. Hit lightly 50. Cry made by sheep 45. Guy (slang) 51. More than one 46. Black tropical Am. spouse cuckoo 47. Screen Writers Guild
1. Incredible edibles 2. About aviation 3. Small biting flies 4. Bulgarian monetary unit 5. Point midway between E and SE 6. Old CCCP or U___ 7. Rubber tree genus 8. Waterless 9. Female chicken
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