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Volunteers affiliated with the Six Nations group, Community Spirits in Action, were busy unpacking boxes of donated toys Tuesday morning at the old Council House. The group was accepting drop-offs Tuesday. Thursday the old Council House will be open from 10 am to 3 pm for community members who are seeking toys for their children. The toy drive got started seven years ago, after the Santa Clause Parade, and is organized by Angela Powless. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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OMB hears Haudenosaunee perspective on Sifton development By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
The OMB hearings in Brantford have adjourned until January but not without some confusion and controversy. Sifton Properties Inc. have appealed to the OMB with what they believe to be a City of Brantford decision to stonewall their housing project planned for the former Mohawk and Mississauga village of Davisville and the surrounding geologically and hydrologically unique area. From the beginning of the hearings, a delegation of
Six Nations men under the name of Hodiskeagehda, was allowed to enter the discussions by the Chairman of the hearing, Chris Conti. But last Tuesday, Nov. 27th, Bill Monture’s usual delegation members were unable to attend so they sent two women in their stead, Amber Murray, a Mohawk woman, and Brantford’s Sue Drape, who have been helping the Hodiskeagehda delegation with research. When the women began questioning lawyers and witnesses for Sifton, an objection to their participation was raised regarding protocol challenging chairman Conti
if the woman could participate in place of the Hodiskeagehda men. There was also confusion by the Sifton lawyers as to who Bill Monture was, thinking he was Elected Chief Bill Montour. During the extended lunch break Monture was alerted to the situation and rushed to Brantford to support his case and the women delegated to speak that day on behalf of the Hodiskeagehda delegation. When the hearing resumed, Conti ruled that the women, in fact, could speak and participate the same as Bill Monture or any of his delegation.
Monture thanked the Chair for his decision and Informed the lawyers that the women were going to be there and sometimes acting in their stead. “They have been authorized by us to speak for us when we can not attend,” he declared, he then asked the other participants in the hearing to treat them with courtesy and respect. The women’s position was consistent with the direction the men had taken and they clearly articulated the same. “The issue with us is the lack of consultation,” said Monture about their stance. “Same situation with the
waterfront master plan. It has some good things in it, but it also has some flaws. And we were not a part of the process.” A brief but terse objection came from Mary Ellen Kaye and Mary Lou Knechtel, the two women who orchestrated the WMP, challenging Monture’s stance that there was no consultation or accommodation in their committee’s planning process. “We are not trying to shut anybody down or disrupt these hearings,” said Monture. “We are here to enlighten you as to our position on the consultation process.” The hearings are now in
recess until January when they resume. Conti gave the Hodiskeagehda delegation this time to compile their evidence supporting their “lack of consultation” argument. The Hodiskeagehda gave the OMB chair and the lawyers for Brantford as well as Sifton and other developers involved in plans for the area, a historical backdrop and cultural perspective regarding this and all lands as well as the duty to consult rulings by the Canadian Supreme Court. Monture believes his delegation’s argument and the ruling of the OMB will be precedent setting.
to mark this historic occasion, Walton is planning to donate approximately 180 trees (spruce and cedar) to the Six Nations Eco Center at 2676 4th Line, Ohsweken, for planting at a variety of locations including Six Nations' community parks and schools. “I am convinced this partnership is good for Six Nations, good for Walton and good for the community. This is what this agreement is all about: sealing our common wish to work together on a whole range of issues”, said Bill Doherty. The partnership includes a framework for exploring areas of common interest from infrastructure projects and community support to participation by Six Nations in the development
of Walton-managed lands in the County of Brant. “For me, the partnership will bring long term benefits for Six Nations; the trees are a symbol of Walton’s wish to be a positive partner for Six Nations and the wider community”, added Chief Montour. The trees come from an abandoned nursery stock that sits on recently purchased land in North Brant and were cut, wrapped and delivered ready-to-plant by Walton on December 1st. Mr. Doherty noted, “Walton deeply respects the Six Nations people. We have greatly benefited from our cooperative and constructive relationship to date, and look forward to productive and enduring business relationship.”
nance 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 though could be less, depending on the pace. Either way, it's 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 hundreds 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 its job in holding government to account. “This omnibus budget bill
is yet another example of the Conservatives steam-rolling democracy to force unpopular, non-budgetary measures through Parliament at record speed without the necessary scrutiny,'' said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison. The Conservatives say the measures are all necessary for the economy and note that this bill was broken up for study in several different committees. They accuse the opposition parties of standing in the way of economic growth. “The ultimate goal they have is to kill our key economic measures,'' said Treasury Board President Tony Clement. “But we will act to ensure that Canada's preserves our economic advantage.''
Elected Council announces agreement with Walton By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS The Six Nations Elected Council and Walton International Group Inc. released a joint statement late Monday afternoon announcing that discussions have begun to develop what they call a “historic business partnership.” The Walton Group’s immediate plan for an upscale housing development on Tutela Heights, across from the Bell Homestead, has been met with opposition from a coalition of many different bodies; from local residents, to farmland conservationists, to Six Nations land protectors who believe the land designated for members of the Tutelo Nation by Joseph Brant shortly after 1784, has
never been ceded. “Walton welcomes the decision by the Elected Council of Six Nations to work with us to create a framework for partnership with Six Nations that is co-operative, consultative and mutually beneficial,” said Bill Doherty, Chief Executive Officer of Walton. According to the release, Walton will consult with Six Nations to reach mutually beneficial decisions that create opportunities for Six Nations, as Walton advances development in the County of Brant. Walton manages approximately 4,500 acres of land in the County. “We look forward to working with Walton,” said Chief Bill Montour. “Six Nations has much to contribute and we hope to build
Chief Bill Montour says, “We look forward to working with Walton. Six Nations has much to contribute and we hope to build upon our success of partnering with businesses in our community.” upon our success of partnering with businesses in our community.” Walton and Six Nations
have agreed to consider a wide-ranging list of options to advance their goals and as a symbol of good faith and
More sprint than marathon: MPs to spend hours voting on second budget bill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Efforts by opposition parties to amend the Conservative government's latest omnibus budget bill culminated in hours of voting Tuesday. Bill C-45 rings in at over 400 pages and like its predecessors makes changes to a myriad of rules and regulations, some that were explicitly in the Conservatives' last budget and some that weren't. Rounds of voting on amendments to the bill began late in the afternoon, with MPs taking their seats armed with other work, newspapers and holiday cards to sign in order to pass what was expected to be as much as eight
hours of voting. Earlier, a group of First Nations chiefs frustrated with what they say is a lack of consultation over measures in the bill had attempted to get in the chamber of the House of Commons as well. 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 be-
tween 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 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 Conserva-
tive 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. “My department has consulted with every province and territory on the list of waterways,'' he said. “None of them have any concerns with the list.'' Thousands of amendments to the bill were introduced during its study by the fi-
WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY,December December5,5,2012 2012
Six Nations woman honoured for dedication to health services By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS
Meeting MPs in Ottawa was a highlight capping years of working in the health services for Six Nations member Ruby Jacobs. She and the other recipients of the 2013 Indspire Awards (formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) received a standing ovation from the members of parliament when the award recipients were presented in October. “I was really honoured to get that,” said Ruby. She described the visit to the House of Commons and the following reception and dinner at the parliament building as “a really nice day and evening.” In a manner typical of the hard-working woman, Jacobs said she was “honoured to accept on behalf of all health services because we all worked very hard to develop what we have now in the community.” Jacobs retired from her full-time job as Director of Six Nations Health Services in 2007 after serving in the position for 13 years. Instead of sitting back and perhaps enjoying some well-deserved down-time, Jacobs works for Accreditation Canada, conducting “accreditations for Aboriginal health service organizations,” something she has been doing since 1999, but said “this is my last year.” “By doing that, really you're measuring your services against national standards,” Ruby explained. Accreditation Canada is an independent body. Ruby said she's been all over Canada conducting accreditations, but her most memorable one was “ours, of course,” referring to Six Nations. “We've been through that three times, well four times – they just had another one in June. While I was there, we did two and we were into the third one when I retired.” “For a community to put themselves under that scrutiny and undergo that process, it's really challenging,” said Ruby. “But the capacity building and the understanding that it creates, it's tremendous for the community because you understand quality service for your people.” Accreditation is an ongoing “continuous process,” said Ruby, “because your goals and objectives change each year.” While undergoing accreditation is challenging, “you can be sure that organization has been evaluated in all aspects of governance and service delivery and so forth, and you know
they're delivering services equal to that of anyone else in Canada.” Every community has challenges in the provision of health care. “Ours is in numbers as opposed to geography,” said Jacobs. “Every person deserves care that's there to keep you healthy, care that's there when you're sick and care that's sustainable. ... every community is trying to work towards that.” But because of the size of the population at Six Nations, “you have to really think about how you're going to meet the needs of the people.” She said undertaking processes such as accreditation and standards of practice help with planning how to provide programs and services that meet the needs of your people. The challenge for Six Nations is to meet the needs of the people with quality services, Ruby said. “Every person in our community deserves service. It doesn't matter who they are or what they've done or anything like that. They deserve the service and it should be there for them, and it's up to those that provide it to make sure that it is. So this is one way to ensure quality,” Ruby said of the accreditation process. While thrilled with how Six Nations has worked to address health care issues, Jacobs said the community still faces challenges, needing “more health providers that are trained for various aspects of health care. Like, we don't have any community trained dieticians,” she pointed out. “It's a challenge to train enough paramedics, to train enough doctors, to train enough nurses so you're not put in a risk situation when you're trying to deliver service.” Ruby remembers when Six Nations did not have ready access to treated water, and said progress on providing safe drinking water is “amazing.”. She graduated in 1965, and recalls “there wasn't even any running water at that point.” Today, Six Nations not only has a new water treatment plant under construction, it also has a dialysis unit, which operates with water from the existing treatment plant, although the water is further treated before use in dialysis. “The capacity in handling it [water] is amazing,” commented Ruby. “Having the dialysis satellite here is amazing. It took a long time to get it.” Her first year after graduation was spent as a staff nurse at Hamilton's St. Joseph's in-
tensive care, but Six Nations needed health professionals. “I always loved my community, so I came home.” Being single at the time, she was encouraged to study public health in university, and she did, attending the University of Ottawa. After she was exposed to administration, she learned “I liked it better and I moved into that.” With her new degree in hand, she worked a stint at the former Six Nations Lady Willingdon Hospital, then went to Moose Factory. “At St. Joseph's, you had so much support, but up there [in Moose Factory] you really had to problem solve. It was a real eye-opener.” Ruby said she learned a lot working up north. The next step for Ruby was teaching at Brant General. “In the meantime, I finished my sociology degree,” she said. “I knew they'd close the Brantford campus.” Jacobs calls herself a lifelong learner, also completing her nursing degree at McMaster n 2005. “I always had it in my head I had to get my nursing degree,” she explained. When the job of Six Nations Health Services director opened up, Ruby applied. “Our community is as big as Paris,” she said. “We need to have services, so I applied for the manager job.” At the helm of health services, Ruby's strategy for strengthening existing services and expanding on offerings was simple and effective. “I picked the ten outstanding health problems and worked out programming. One of the big ones was the opportunity to get the birthing centre. I could see how it would help our community. Then we got an ambulance ... each thing rolled into the other. I think there's about 21 programs [now],” she said. Along the way, Ruby married and had two children. Looking back, she said, “I wouldn't change a thing.” These days, Ruby sits on the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN Board of Directors, a position she was appointed to by the Province of Ontario. The regional LHIN plans, funds and integrates the local health system. Ruby also works as treasurer for the Six Nations Farmer's Association, and volunteers with the Six Nations Health Foundation. However, twin granddaughters have now captured Ruby's heart, and she spends as much time as she can with the girls who are two years old. The Indspire award is a fitting bookend to the recognition Jacobs has received
Ruby Jacobs snuggles happily with one of her twin granddaughters during the Six Nations Health Foundation’s fundraiser, Dancing with Scones. Jacobs has been selected as one of the 14 recipients of the 2013 Indspire Awards, notably for her 13 years at the helm of the Six Nations Health Services. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). this year for her work with Six Nations Health Services. Earlier this year, she was honoured as a Community Treasure for that same work by Six Nations Elected Coun-
cil The 20th annual showcase of Indspire recipients will take place on February 15 in Saskatoon, which is a nationally televised event.
Ruby plans on being there. Every year Indspire honours 14 people, both professionals and youth, who demonstrate outstanding achievements.
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New project to identify barriers to economic success for Six Nations women By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
A new project that will identify the barriers to employment and economic success for Six Nations and area women and come up with strategies to help women overcome those barriers was launched Saturday morning in the Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) atrium with a free breakfast. Partial funding for the project was provided by the Status of Women. “Strategies is the focus,” said Karen Milmine, Events Coordinator for GREAT. Called Six Nations Women of the Grand River (Gae:ya'dagwe:ni:yo' Gahwahji:ya:de'/Kontiia'ta
kwe'ni:ios Kahwa:tsire), Milmine said men were welcome to participate. “We need the perspectives and expertise of Six Nations men and women to collaborate on the development of successful strategies,” she said. The key event of the project will be a Women's Conference on January 26, 2013. “Women will be pampered,” she said, because the event “is a spa day.” Inspirational speakers will also be a feature of the conference. The conference will also explore barriers and overcoming barriers to employment. Both men and women from within a one-hour radius of the territory will be invited to the conference.
Community service providers will be at the conference as well, providing information about ways to overcome barriers such as illiteracy or domestic violence. The conference is planned to be held at the GREAT building Ohsweken. “To create strategies, we have to look at barriers,” said Milmine. “What's great about this [project] is the whole community has a say.” Milmine said GREAT hopes to draw 200 to 300 people out for the conference. In the meanwhile, Saturday's launch featured Six Nations member Lacey Hill, who has been singing since childhood. By day, Hill is an Aboriginal Recruitment
and Access Coordinator for Mohawk College, and she spoke to the approximately 30 people gathered for breakfast about the importance of knowing one's options in the working world. “I came here to talk about supporting each other,” Hill said, noting there have been a lot of “native people putting native people down.” “Keep in mind we're good people and we come from greatness,” she said, adding that singing, playing guitar and songwriting are “a big coping mechanism for me.” The morning also featured the Bingo Ladies, who did a routine based on a fictional job posting at GREAT for a model.
launch of a new project that will zero in on identifying what keeps Six Nations women from economic success. Called Six Nations Women of the Grand River, the project will result in the creation of a plan that will prioritize and put into action strategies to help women achieve their economic goals. That plan will be put to work later in 2013. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
called out to the collision around 9 pm on Monday December 3 at the intersection of 4th Line and Tuscarora Road, not far from the police station, finding Fire and Ambulance personnel already on the scene, with paramedics attending to Bain. According to police, Squire-Hill is believed to have been driving a white GMC pick-up truck westbound on Fourth Line, hitting a blue all terrain vehicle (ATV) that had two passengers as well as a yellow dirt bike, thought to have one rider. Police said they believe Adam Bain and Yegwenyes were on the ATV,
while William Harris was riding the dirt bike. Following a reconstruction of the collision, police said they believe the three youths were also proceeding westbound on Fourth Line. After the GMC collided with the off-road vehicles, it continued to travel into the ditch until it hit a hydro pole. The pole was snapped in half with the force of the collision, and replaced by a Hydro One crew on Tuesday. All three vehicles received extensive damage, said the police. Police said Squire-Hill fled the scene on foot before the police arrived, but was
found around 12:30 am at a Bateman Line home, where he was arrested. Squire-Hill was charged with 2 counts of Criminal negligence in the Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing
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at the Scene of an Accident, Driving While Disqualified, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Breach of Probation. Squire-Hill was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Stabbing Investigated A 20 year old male was treated at West Haldimand General Hospital after being stabbed in the back twice. Six Nations Police continue to investigate the injuries, and have released very little information about the incident. They reported they
received a call from the ambulance service to provide assistance for a response call to a River Range Road residence on November 28. When police and ambulance personnel arrived at the address, they found the victim leaving the home. According to police, the victim did
not receive his injuries at the River Range Road address.
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Travis Grant Squire-Hill, a 41 year old Six Nations man, was arrested in connection with a Monday evening collision that has claimed the lives of two people. Dead are 18 year old Six Nations member, Yegwenyes “Gwen” Delta Rayne Martin and a 15 year old Hagersville resident, William Randy Harris. A third youth, identified as 19 year old Hagersville resident, Adam Roy Todd Bain was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital with serious injuries. Police said they were
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NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PLAN AND NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLIC MEETING 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:
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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
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
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Political double talk and Six Nation’s land Maybe we don’t understand political double talk as well as we ought, but wasn’t it just a few weeks ago when Lisa VanEvery went to Council Chambers seeking support for her stand not to pay taxes on unceded Six Nations land that the elected chief told her he has “no jurisdiction” over land outside of I.R. #40? Now we discover that the elected council in fact does think it has jurisdiction over unceded Haldimand Proclamation land off reserve with the joint announcement that the Elected Council has struck some kind of arrangement with Walton, a Calgary based land banker with direct ties to off-shore Chinese investors. Despite their efforts in presenting themselves as a “mom and pop” real estate company, just a little investigation outside of their own posted message would show these guys are far from that image. Walton are the guys that have been trying to build a housing development on Tutela Heights. A project which has been opposed by area residents, farmland conservationists, and various Six Nations individuals and groups from the get-go. These are the guys that brought an injunction against Six Nations land protectors. Now, many would argue that they don’t have jurisdiction over I.R.#40 land either, given the fact they never came into existence until long after the Haldimand Tract was established. That land is still the domain of either the Mohawks or the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs, depending on who you talk to. But most certainly, it is not the elected council’s jurisdiction, on or off reserve. Bill Montour and his council have learned many things about the Whiteman’s ways, including the art of the double speak. If they have no jurisdiction over land off reserve, as stated, what are they doing crawling into bed with Samsung, Sifton, Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, and now Walton. All of these agreements are concerning land outside of Indian Reserve #40, as the Indian Act and the Canadian government call it. Historically the entire Haldimand Tract is a huge 930,000 acre reserve. Land reserved for the Mohawks and those individuals who came to this region with them. If that be the case, someone representing this community as a member of it should be asking which side of the mouth Montour was speaking out of when he refused to offer support to VanEvery because he has no jurisdiction over the Johnson Tract. Yet he goes ahead and scores some kind of deal with Walton to allow development on land once given to the Tutelo People by Brant and the Council of the day in 1784. Has he given up on the fight to protect and preserve unceded Haldimand Tract land? If so, that will explain why the litigation filed against Brantford, Ontario and Canada concerning stolen land has never seen the light of day. Was that just window dressing to make it appear to the people of Six Nations that the fight is still on? We found out after the fact that the deal with Samsung was a forgone 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. There can’t be too much room left in Montour’s bed but he still invites Walton into the sack for a few trees. Any of that sound familiar? For a community based on consensus and true democracy, where everyone gets a voice, it seems more and more of these already signed, sealed, and delivered deals made by an administrative body that does not truly represent the entire community, are surfacing. The fact is, the elected council is owned by the corporation of Canada, which in turn is owned by off shore interest like big oil, big land bankers, big pharmaceuticals, big food and seed interests like Monsanto, and that is what it is. So, really, it appears that any so-called community input sessions is just a sham. Like former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once said, “By the time you hear about something, it’s already happened.”
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Things are not looking good for remote First Nation communities in northern Canada. In particular there are serious problems developing for communities up the James Bay coast and much of this has to do with global warming and changes in weather patterns. My people, the Cree of James Bay, could always count more or less on food, products and fuel being shipped up by barge in the summer and by the ice road in the winter. Although air transport has been available for many years it is reserved mainly for passenger travel as the cost is very high to move goods by aircraft. Very rapidly, over the past few years, it is becoming obvious that the great changes in weather are affecting the movement of goods to remote First Nations like Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Kashechewan. Weather is playing havoc with the winter ice road. When I was a boy a few decades ago the winter road was built from Moosonee to the James Bay coastal remote First Nations in late December and it lasted until April on average. With the great changes in weather the ice road construction has to wait until late January and it melts much earlier in March. This means that fewer necessities like food, fuel and consumer products are delivered to these remote First Nations. As a child I recall the importance of the barge arriving in Attawapiskat. Even back then when weather conditions were more stable and predictable it took the great expertise of barge captains and local elders to make sure these huge water craft could navigate the shallow James Bay and make it into landing ports at our remote First Nations. With global warming we are seeing changes in the water levels of James Bay and that is causing great concern for the continued transportation of goods by barge. The warming trends in the far north also affects road construction that is being considered in all of these remote First Nations. You have to remember that much of the coastal area around the great James Bay is made up of muskeg which is more or less like sponge and it is very difficult to construct anything on this type of environment. It is also difficult to develop rail or road surfaces. That is primarily why there are no roads or rail lines north of Moosonee. I find it strange that as these changes are happening our federal and provincial governments seem to be caught by surprise and little has been put in place to ensure that these remote First Nations will continue to get the necessary goods and fuel needed to provide for their people. As a matter of fact rather than assist the First Nation governments, tribal councils and communities with proactive support and development they are doing their best to tear apart Native Continued on page 20
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Canada's Forgotten Founders by Grace Li Xiu Woo The following is an excerpt from an article by Grace Li Xiu Woo originally appeared in the electronic law journal Law, Social Justice & Global Development in April 2003. It is a result of research conducted for a Masters in International Law at the University of Quebec in Montreal. More from this paper will be published over the next few weeks with permission from the author. - Ed
The Introduction of Decolonization in International Law By Grace Li Xiu Woo The primacy now given to the principle of equality is a major component in the
reorientation of the concept of legality that emerged during the 20th century. Following World War I, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson captured international opinion by announcing that 'the day of conquest and aggrandizement is gone'. The League of Nations was soon established 'for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike' (Covenant of the League of Nations; Walters, 1960). Instead of dividing the conquered German, Austro-Hungarian and Turkish empires among the victors, their constituent nations were either granted recognition as states, as in the case of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, or placed under mandate with a view to eventual independence. This led to a redefinition of Canada's identity and the country began to look beyond the protection traditionally derived within the British Empire (Veatch, 1975; Lederman, 1984, p 340). Along with the other
British 'dominions' (Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, South Africa and Ireland, which became a 'dominion' by treaty in 1920) Canada was finding it increasingly advantageous to emphasize its state-like qualities (Veatch, 1975). This had serious consequences for the indigenous nations living on the territory identified as 'Canada' on British maps. From the Haudenosaunee perspective, their relationship was with Britain and it had been established under the principle of 'Guswentah', the Two Row Wampum. According to an analogy that indigenous sources say was British in origin (Weaver, 1975, p 279), the parties were to conduct themselves like two boats sharing the same river, and it was agreed that neither would attempt to steer the other's vessel. (Canada, 1996a). With the founding of the League of Nations, international organization shifted its definitional focus from imperial allegiance to territorial control by the res-
ident population. Measures were instituted to help former colonies move towards independence and, though the implications of this reconceptualisation may not have been immediately apparent, Britain's 'dominions' found themselves under increasing pressure to follow suit. Canada had not established formal relations with the Haudenosaunee or any other indigenous nation. The treaties and agreements that had been signed in British North America had always been made on behalf of the British monarch (for example, see Canada, 1871); but in the new world order that began to take shape following World War I, the Dominion presumed authority over all of the territory north of the United States' boundary. In terms of the Two-Row Wampum concept, which had previously governed Anglo-Haudenosaunee relations, it was as if the occupants of one boat laid claim to the whole river. The conflict raised by this change in the international paradigm came to a
head when the Haudenosaunee Confederacy applied for membership in the League of Nations. The few members of the dominant culture, who know of it, consider this incident an esoteric curiosity. However, specialists in the field have identified it as the origin of the modern international indigenous movement (Anaya, 1996, p 46) and it remains a beacon for indigenous-rights activists (see: Rickard; Sunkmanitu taka Isnala Najin; Mapuche Documentation Center; Cheshire; Sun Singer). What happened is almost impossible to reconcile with Canada's proud humanitarian reputation, derived in part from Raoul Dandurand's pioneering work on minority rights at the League (Hamelin, 1967; Stacey, 1981). Though Dandurand must have heard something about the incident, the Department of Indian Affairs was able to control the information he and his successors received, so Canadian decision-makers never fully understood the Haudenosaunee plight.
In recent years, several accounts of what happened have been published (Veatch, 1975; Titley, 1986; Johnston, 1986; Rostkowski, 1987; Sanders; 1992); however, the implications are ignored. What happened simply does not fit with the cut and paste version of history we inherited from the colonial past. (See R. v. Marshall 1999; Dickinson and Gidney, 1987; Fisher, 1992; Ray 1990) Yet Canada depends on history to found the legality of its governmental structure. (Reference re Secession of Quebec 1998, at 49.) This approach is difficult to reconcile with the reorientation of international law to found human rights on the equality of all peoples, including those indigenous to colonial states. From the modern international perspective, the treatment meted out to the Haudenosaunee in the 1920's is beginning to make the actual function of Britain's much vaunted legal system look like a hallucination from Alice in Wonderland (Carroll, 1865).
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First Nations accountability legislation moves closer to becoming law By Stephanie Dearing OTTAWA
The New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) attempted to delay bill C-27 after Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister John Duncan took steps to force bill through parliament in November. But in spite of slowing the progress of Bill C-27, the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, the act passed it's third reading, and has gone on to the Senate, who will review it before the Bill goes to the Governor General, who has the power to enact the legislation. The bill would require all First Nations to publish the salaries and expenses paid to chiefs and councillors, and passed the third reading in the House of Commons on November 27, with a vote of 159 in favour of adopting the legislation, and only 131 voting against the bill, despite the vigorous opposition mounted against the bill. On November 21, Duncan urged his colleagues in the House of Commons to
vote in favour of the legislation because "First Nation community members deserve the same level of transparency and accountability from their leadership as Canadians expect of their federal, provincial and municipal leaders. That's why we're calling on all Parliamentarians to unanimously support the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, which responds to demands from First Nation community members for greater assurance that their leaders are using public funds to improve their communities and create economic opportunities." The legislation was first introduced as a private member's bill in late 2010, and was well on its way to becoming legislation, having passed two readings, when parliament was dissolved by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The dissolution killed the bill, but the Harper government indicated its commitment to seeing the legislation enacted in early 2011, and later brought the legislation back in its current incarnation as Bill-C17.
When the legislation was first unveiled in 2010, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) objected, saying the approach was “heavy-handed and unnecessary,” while agreeing everyone wants transparency. When Bill C-27 was created, the organization conducted an analysis and found the legislation “as drafted applies standards to First Nation governments that surpass those for elected officials in many other jurisdictions and contains overly punitive remedies. In addition, the requirements do not take into account capacity or existing reporting burdens faced by First Nation governments.” “As recipients of federal grants and contributions, every First Nation (alongside every other recipient of a federal grant or contribution) already prepares annual audited financial statements,” said the AFN analysis. “Currently, these audits are submitted to AANDC and publicly available through AANDC’s website.” The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has pushed
for the legislation claiming, “Shockingly, federal government data obtained by the CTF showed that in 200809 approximately 50 reserve politicians made more than the Prime Minister of Canada. Approximately 160 reserve politicians made more than their respective provincial premiers.” CTF said the earnings of individual reserve politicians could not be identified because of privacy laws, a situation the organization members claim obscures accountability. The legislation will supercede those privacy laws, although it is not clear if the legislation would indeed be upheld if challenged under the Human Rights Act. The Bill returned to parliament for the third vote on November 27, and with the majority in favour of making the Act a law, the legislation was sent on to the Senate for consideration before it moves on to the Governor General who can either give the bill royal assent or withhold or reserve assent. If given assent, the bill becomes law.
Talent contest good fun for a good cause By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Naming a talent contest 'Dancing With the Scones' turned out to be a good move, the event name provoking smiles long before the afternoon even arrived. Or-
ganized by the Six Nations Community Health Foundation, community members took to the stage Sunday in the Community Hall to show off their talents in a fundraiser for the organization. A good-sized crowd came out for the afternoon, and the
show was a proper talent contest, with 15 contestants entered by the time the show got started. A three-judge panel, consisting of Robert Johnson (Six Nations Elected Councillor, District Five), Christa Jonathan (Miss Six Nations) and elder Norma General,
Dr. Barry Montour, Akwesasne Director of Education, paid a visit to Six Nations on November 24 as part of a series of meetings set up to allow Six Nations members the opportunity to hear about successes and pitfalls experienced by other nations when they took over control of their education system. Montour said funding was not an issue for Akwesasne, but because the reserve is located in Quebec, New York state and Ontario, setting up control and administration of the education system was complicated. His strongest piece of advice to Six Nations was to ensure roles, relationships, policies and procedures were worked out in advance of taking over the education. Approximately 20 community members, including three Elected Councillors and a few teachers, came out to the Polytech for the presentation. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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were given the difficult job of determining who should win a prize. The talented Cecil Sault emceed the event, warming up the crowd with his wellknown Elvis persona. The first contestant to tread the boards of the stage was CarJOEL JOHNSON BAND son Williams, who showcased Sat. Dec 8 his wonderfully silly chicken 9pm - 1 am song repertoire (eg: “We had Army Navy Air Force Club. a hen, she didn't lay no eggs Colborne Street at the Motill the rooster came on the hawk Plaza in Brantford farm. The rooster caught the Also on the show is Rufus hen out by the barn, we've Crabhawk starting at 9 pm. got eggs now, we've got eggs Tickets are $10 advance now”) set to the tune of well$12 at the door known songs, whilst wearing For tickets 519-754-7934 a clown wig and playing the guitar. RUFUS CRABHAWK Waiting in the wings for Sat. Dec 8 their shot at local fame and 9pm - 1 am glory were some of Michelle Army Navy Air Force Club. Farmer's dance students. Colborne Street at the MoFarmer took advantage of hawk Plaza in Brantford the wait, having her students Tickets are $10 advance do a last-minute rehearsal of $12 at the door their routine in the hallway. For tickets 519-754-7934 Limbering up and practising Opening for The Joel Johnher pirouettes was 12 year old son Band. Rufus Crabhawk starts at 9 pm. Kennedy Bomberry who has Rufus Crabhawk is one of Six Nations’ newest southern been dancing since she was blue/funk acts. Hear some of the hot, steamy Louisiana style two. While the young womtunes soon to be released on their debut CD “Crazy Boy”. Continued on page 9
WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
Canada taken to court by Truth and Reconciliation Commission By Jim Windle OTTAWA Thousands of documents relative to Canada’s involvement in the failed residential schools assimilation experiment are being withheld from the ongoing Truth and Reconciliation Commission. That is the allegation against Stephen Harper’s government which the Commission has asked an Ontario Superior Court judge to rule if Ottawa is obligated to release these documents or not. According to the Assembly of First Nations, Ottawa’s failure to cooperate with the work of the commission “threatens to undermine the Aboriginal Community’s faith in the government.” Although the Department of Aboriginal Affairs has released almost a million documents from it’s archives to date, the commission believes there are tens of millions of documents they have withheld. Some of these are still squirreled away within the Indian Affairs archives while others are hidden within the National Library Archives of Canada, included those files that Canada obtained from the churches involved in the day-today operation of residential schools across Canada. The Commission charges that there were no documents
from the RCMP released to them. These files would included written complaints they would have received over the past century and a half from parents of residential school children about the treatment, abuses and even disappearances of students who attended these schools. It has been alleged by survivours that most, if not all, of these complaints were never properly investigated. According to a Globe and Mail story published Monday Dec. 3, despite Prime Minister Harper’s public apology for Canada’s part in the force assimilation of more than 150,000 Native children, Harper’s government seems to be doing everything within it’s power to keep details of their involvement out of the public eye. It is the position of Julian Falconer, lawyer for the TRC, that Indian Affairs can’t just release 1 million well sanitized documents to the commission and hold back the rest. “The commission is taking this step very reluctantly and with a sense that it has been left with no alternative,” the commission’s chairman, Justice Murray Sinclair, said in a released statement. Justice Stephan Goudge will hear the commission’s application to extend the mandate term of the Com-
mission on Dec. 20-21 as a result of the delays withholding these important documents have caused. Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan’s office is saying all of the “relative” documents will be released by June 30, 2013, but has no answer as to why they have been delaying their release with what has been called by the commission “a myriad of obstacles”. The Commission has been seeking these documents for more than a year without success. What is relevant or not relevant is what the government has been nit-picking over since promising to release all “relative” documents. Falconer argues that the government is withholding very important documents and should not be the ones to determine which are or are not relevant. “What is at stake here is nothing short of the control of history,” said Falconer, “If Canada is successful in terms of its resistance to providing these documents, there is a real risk that…the truth telling function of the commission will be undermined,” Many survivours have been denied compensation because they have not been able to prove that they attended residential schools. This is because church re-
Six Nations Police Briefs Continued from page 2 swood Gas Bar on November 28. The attendant on duty at the time told police one of the men had grabbed the attendant while the other pointed a handgun at the attendant and demanded money. The attendant complied and the men ran out of the store and fled the scene on foot. Police said the pair ran north on Chiefswood on foot. Police are now seeking two suspects. One suspect, described as native is over six feet tall, slim build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black coat with a hood, blue jeans, white gloves and sun glasses. The second suspect is approximately 5'11” tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a navy blue sweater with a hood. He wore a hat with a red beak and white gloves. The police believe they might have encountered the thieves, saying officers responding to the call from the Chiefswood Gas attendant “were passed by a small
car travelling at a very high rate of speed, eastbound on 6th Line Road at Tuscarora Road. The officer turned around to attempt to catch up to the vehicle, but due to the speed and distance, was unable to. Investigators feel this vehicle may be associated to the Armed Robbery.”
The police did not know how much money the thieves was stolen from Chiefswood Gas. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Six Nations Police Service at 519445-2811 or Crimestoppers.
cords which would show attendance, for how long, and when, have been either purged or held back. This is some of the information the commission wants to have access to as well as the government’s culpability in the abuse and death of as many as half of the Native children
who died in some schools while under the care of the church and state run schools. The ongoing generational affect is still reverberating in most reserves and Native communities across Canada who have been touched by this dark spot on Canada’s international reputation — a
reputation which has significantly eroded under Harper’s leadership. According to a statement from the TRC, the Assembly of First Nations, the University of Manitoba and Inuit representatives have all been granted intervener status at the December hearings.
Talent contest good fun for a good cause
Carson Williams and his rainbow-coloured clown hair hoped to take home a prize in Sunday’s Dancing With the Scones talent contest with his chicken song repertoire. The fund-raising event was organized by the Six Nations Health Foundation. (Photographs by Stephanie Dearing). Continued from page 8 an's favourite genre is jazz, she had prepared a ballet routine for the contest – and her efforts paid off – she took second place. First place winners were the trio, Brooke Monture, Chantee Longboat and Shawnee Sandy. Third place was given to Elam Aaron. Melba Thomas (Six Nations Elected Councillor,
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Legendary hunter shares her memories
By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Sally English, “not Irish or Dutch,” she quips happily, is a remarkable woman. Born in 1921 “and still alive,” she says smiling broadly, she was one of the editors of the Moccasin News, a publication put out in the 1960s by the Six Nations St. Peter's Church Guild. Sally shared some of her life story with family and other residents of the Iroquois Lodge on November 23, part of the Lodge's ongoing celebration of 30 years of providing long-term care for the community's elders. What is remarkable about Sally English is that she became the only female hunter at Six Nations, and eventually she was known far and wide as a legendary hunter. Her husband, called Whispering Ted, taught her to hunt, as he taught “a lot of young men,” said Sally. She recalled her first shooting lesson, telling those gathered in the Iroquois Lodge dining room how she shot and missed the target over and over again, her husband laughing at her. “The first deer I shot was in 1940, over by the railroad tracks,” said Sally. “A nice big buck.” And that started her career as a hunter – the only woman hunter on Six Nations. Hunting, she said, was “precious to me.” She learned how to clean and skin the deer she killed, but said she had learned how to butcher meat when she was a student at the Mohawk Institute. “Nothing went to waste.” While Sally “thoroughly enjoyed” hunting, as time went on, she discovered she could call the deer, a discovery that put an end to the hunt for her. She explained what happened saying, “I would call the deer and they would come and look at me with their big brown eyes as if to say, here we are, do what you want.” “I couldn't do it,” she said. Sally explained, “I would just talk to them like I'm talking to you ... My husband said I must have been an animal in a different world.” Because her husband worked through the week, Sally would scout out likely deer hunting locations ahead of the weekends, relying on her faithful hunt-
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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Sally English took a turn on the red carpet at Iroquois Lodge in November, sharing some of her life experiences and remembrances. Her grandaughter Nancy English and son-in-law Harvey were in attendance for the event, which is helping to commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Iroquois Lodge. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). ing dog to help her find the mother's Pies. I was always ing a smile from Sally. deer. “Bomber let you know thankful for that.” “She called herself a where they were. He had us Sally remembered how dumpologist. She would learn two or three different she would drive up to the go to old homes,” and had barks, if there were deer in sale only to be greeted by a knack for finding the old the bush,” she said. “He was a line of people who were garbage dumps, said Nancy. just like another person.” waiting to purchase one of “The stuff she would find. But she couldn't shoot her pies. It became a real collection.” them after that, and from Nancy said the thing she “I definitely learned from that day forward, her rela- most appreciated about her the best,” Nancy said, recalltionship with the deer al- time with Sally was “being ing how Sally taught her to ways intimate, changed, outside with her in nature. make biscuits. “Her biscuits becoming deeper and more We would go exploring and are to die for.” intimate. hiking.” “She's quite a magnificent “She and my grandpa She remembered when lady,” said Nancy lovingly. lived such a great life,” said Sally had a Volkswagon “She's blessed us with 91 granddaughter Nancy Eng- Bug, “her favourite,” evok- years.” lish. “Hunting and fishing, they were always outside.” During World War II, Sally ran a muskrat trapline on Fairchild Creek. She recalled how there would be guards posted along the railway tracks, one of whom alerted her to the theft of muskrats from as low as from some of her traps. Sally was equally famous for her elderberry pie, which she used to make for the Willett Hospital Christmas Bazaars. “Grandma said she would make pies LAND LINE per month for sale,” said Nancy, OR CELL PHONE COMPATIBLE who worked at the hospital for 17 years. She thought her grandmoth- Can you call Hamilton or Brantford as a local call? If the answer is YES, er would make three or four pies, but her grand“Ask What Other areas are available” mother showed up with 30 pies. “They became Take advantage of Flat Rate Calling quite a feature of the baanywhere in Canada, U.S.A. or Worldwide zaar,” said Nancy. “AfFor more information contact ter a short while, people TEKA NEWS @ 519-753-0077 lined up for the pies. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org They called them Grand-
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Neighbouring reserve to Attawapiskat declares fuel, housing emergency By Heather Scoffield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A year after the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat jarred the country's conscience with its deplorable housing conditions, the reserve next door has only narrowly averted a similar crisis. Kashechewan First Nation declared a state of emergency last week because it was running out of fuel and because 21 houses were not fit to face winter. The federal government stepped in with help, just in the nick of time. But fuel shortages are becoming more common among remote northern Ontario communities right now, said Alvin Fiddler, deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a regional advocacy network. That's because the ice road used to truck in a year's supply of diesel last winter did not last as long as usual. ``Everybody is running out now. We're looking at a two-month gap'' until this winter's ice road is solid enough to truck in fresh supplies, Fiddler said in an interview. In Kashechewan, extra fuel supplies were supposed to come in by barge, but bad weather and demands from other communities meant the Cree community near James Bay didn't receive enough. Kashechewan's chief and council were poised late last month to shut down the band office, two schools, the power generation centre, the health clinic and the fire hall because the buildings were not heated and could no longer operate safely. ``We are without fuel to operate our organizations, heat them, and we are obligated to maintain employee safety and health standards for our employees,'' the Cree community's
chief, Derek Stephen, said in a Nov. 23 declaration of emergency obtained by The Canadian Press. Plus, 21 homes had also become uninhabitable, he said in a second declaration. The basements of the homes had been flooded last spring and their electric furnaces destroyed. Now, with the onset of winter, families were freezing. ``Due to lack of proper heating for homes for families that have elderly, disabled and small children, we are left with no choice but to declare a state of emergency,'' the chief stated. A declaration of emergency by a First Nation triggers action by Emergency Management Ontario, which is in turn reimbursed and supported by Aboriginal Affairs in Ottawa. According to the declarations, the Cree community had asked Ottawa for help beforehand, but to no avail. ``During a conference call with (Aboriginal Affairs) we had requested fuel to be flown into the community for our medical facility, administrative buildings and our schools _ all of which were denied, '' the first declaration said. Similarly, the second statement on housing said requests for assistance were rejected. As a result, temporary fixes for the furnaces damaged in last spring's flooding broke down, leaving families without heat. According to the band's NDP MP, Charlie Angus, it wasn't until the band declared an emergency and he exchanged words with Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan that federal help kicked in. But a spokesman for Duncan said Aboriginal Affairs had arranged for emergency fuel delivery a week before the declaration, and allowed for extra funding for home building supplies the day after the declaration. The department freed up
funding to cover the cost of flying in fuel and supplying the community with materials to get the furnaces up and running again, said spokesman, Jan O'Driscoll. ``Given the urgent nature of the situation, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has released funds to cover the incremental cost of fuel delivery by air to address health and safety needs of the community and has released a $700,000 emergency cheque towards building supplies for renovations to 21 housing units,'' O'Driscoll said in an email. ``Departmental officials continue to work closely with the First Nation to ensure that the community has a sufficient supply of fuel.'' Aboriginal Affairs has released $24,397 so far for the fuel supply, O'Driscoll added. Crisis averted, said the NDP's Angus, but he is upset that the community had to come so close to the brink to get Ottawa's attention. A year after Minister Duncan's reputation took a beating over the Attawapiskat housing crisis and the federal government's treatment of First Nations received global scrutiny, ``it's symbolic that no real lessons have been learned,'' Angus said in an interview. Lack of adequate housing remains an urgent problem on reserves across the country. And isolated communities frequently confront problems linked to their dependence on diesel fuel for power _ such as leaks, contamination, fuel shortages, and high prices, Angus said. Reserves in his riding alone have declared 13 emergencies in just seven years, most of them related to poor infrastructure. ``We're always putting Band-aids on septic wounds,'' he said. ``A year after Attawapiskat, we really need to say: what is the lesson from all of this?''
Sade:konih offers lunches that appeal to everyone The only salad bar in Six Nations is now open weekdays in the Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) atrium. A GREAT initiative, “The salad bar allows people to get what they want to eat,” explained Manager, Rod Miller. “The portion size we have here promotes healthier eating.” The new food outlet offers daily specials and “about four homemade soups a day,” said Miller. The outlet specializes in corn soup, three sisters soup, butternut ginger and chicken dumplings. Typical dishes include beef stew over mashed potatoes with biscuits and pulled pork sandwiches with fries. Fridays are fish days, with choices between yellow perch and Alas-
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Corvairs outshoot Sugar Kings 56-26 but lose in Elmira By Jim Windle ELMIRA / CALEDONIA
How do you outshoot your opponent 56-26 and loose the game 3-2? That’s the question the Caledonia Corvairs were asking themselves on the return bus ride from Kitchener Sunday afternoon. Kitchener Dutchmen goaltender Marc Williams was in the moment and couldn’t do much wrong as the Corvairs hurled everything they had at the 18 year old netminder, but were only able to find pay-dirt twice. The Kitchener penalty killers were also on their game, rejecting all nine Caledonia powerplay opportunities. Meanwhile their powerplay scored once on five tries. In a one goal game, that proved to be crucial. The Corvairs are still in first place in the Midwestern Conference with 39 points and a record of 21 wins, three losses and three overtime single point losses. With the win, the Dutchmen improved their record to 13-11-3, tied in the standings for 5th place with the Waterloo Siskins. After a scoreless first period in which saw the Corvairs doubled the Dutchmen in shots on goal, 18-9, Caledonia finally proved Williams was human in the second period as Corvairs’s Scott Dorian scored the first
goal of the game at 10:47 from Brendan Bomberry and Brandon Montour. Caledonia drew two minor penalties on the same whistle at the 13:32 mark when Connor Murphy was called for holding and line-mate Tyler Norrie drew a tripping call on the same play. Kitchener made good on the situation to score the 1-1 goal at 15:10. The Dutchmen took the lead at 4:37 with an unassisted effort by Matt Guild at 4:37. It was Caledonia’s turn to play catch-up, which they did at 5:40 thanks to Connor Murphy with assists to Montour and Norrie. What proved to be the game winner came at 10:57 when Kitchener’s Tyler Hoffman scored on Caledonia’s Justin Husak. The Corvairs dodged the bullet Friday night with a 3-2 shootout win over the Elmira Sugar Kings at the Haldimand Centre Arena. As happened with the Siskins, there was no scoring in the first 20 minutes of play, and half of the second, when Jeff Swift beat Mackenzie Blackwood in the Elmira goal to take a 1-0 lead. Cash Seraphim connected on an Elmira powerplay at 8:08 before Caledonia’s Montour sent the game into overtime with his tying goal scored on a Caledonia powerplay at 17:35. Ryan Blunt
and Norrie assisted. There was no scoring in the OT period and the shootout produced no goals in the first seven shots. But on the Corvairs fourth attempt, Swift ended the game in Caledonia’s favour. The Corvairs are off until Friday night when the Waterloo Siskins are in Caledonia for a 7:20 start. Caledonia has won two of the tree meetings between these two teams so far this season. The game will be taped for broadcast on TV Hamilton, Cable 14 and will air Saturday Dec. 8th, at 7 pm, Sunday Dec. 9th at 12 noon, and again twice Monday Dec. 10, at 12 and 1 pm. The Corvairs remind fans that Minor Hockey and Ringette players receive free admission to all Pro-Fit Corvairs home games when they
Caledonia’s Nate Mitton and Elmira’s Matt Pascuzzo fight for real estate in the Elmira crease. It took a shootout, but the Corvairs got the job done. are accompanied by an adult On Saturday, the Corvairs travel to Cambridge to face the second place Winter-
hawks who are 3 points behind Caledonia, but hold one game in hand. Cambridge have defeated Cale-
donia twice in the three games they have played against each other so far this season.
goals coming from Cecil Hill and two by Chandon Hill. The Bruins’ lone goal came thanks to Wayne General. The Bruins fought back in the second clawing their way back to 3-2, with Tommy Johnson’s marker from Marcus Elvin and Stu Johnson. Porter scored with 1:51 left in the period to make it 4-2, but seconds later, Ian Martin closed the gap again at 4-3 which is where the period
ended. The Spoilers poured it on in the third, beginning with Porter’s 5-3 goal less than a minute into the final period. That was followed by goals scored by Chandon Hill, Sandy Porter to push the Spirits lead to 7-3. But Smoothtown never gave up. Stu Johnson and “Staaty” brought the game into reach again but Hill and Porter killed any chance of
a comeback with late period goals to take the two points by way of the 9-5 win. The other game of the night had the Silverhawks defeat the Spirits by that same 9-5 score. Logan Kane led the Silverhawks with three goals while Adam Midgley provided three assists. John Monture scored two and assisted on two for the Spirits.
Spoilers and Silverhawks win The retooled Smoothtown Bruins were defeated by the Spoilers 9-5 Thursday night at the Gaylord Powless Arena. Led by a four goal performance by Sandy Porter and another four goals scored by Chandon Hill, the Spoilers got by the Bruins in Six Nations Mens Hockey League. Hill also added three assists. It was 3-1 at the end of the first period with Spoiler
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Blast blows into Dundas, now 9-0 record By Jim Windle DUNDAS
The Brantford Blast mauled the Dundas Real McCoys in front of their own fans at the J. L. Grightmire Memorial, Market Street Arena in Dundas Friday night to the tune of 7-2. It was the second meeting and the second win for Brantford in the past week as the Blast continue to dominate their Allen Cup Sr. A Hockey League opponents and keep their 9-0 winning record intact. The Blast blew up a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Chris Rebernik, assisted by Cam Sault, Kyler Spurr assisted by Jon Jankus and Mike Burgoyne, and Greg Bullock, and Bullock from Travis Lizabeth and
Patrick Easter. Bryan Worosz, who was brilliant in the Dundas net in last week’s matchup, was less than spectacular allowing three goals on eight Brantford shots. At the other end of the ice, Anthony Marshall was standing strong in the Blast net. The Blast made it 6-0 after two periods by scoring another trio in the middle frame. Ryan Healy capped off a play begun from the opening faceoff of the second period from Sault and Rebernik at 42 seconds. Travis Lizabeth made it 5-0 at 6:10 from Brad Jones and Scott Duncan. Mark Taylor converted another Cam Sault set up at 9:08. sending the teams to the second intermission with Brantford clearly in control 6-0.
Jeff White spoiled Marshall’s shut out bid at 3:19 of the third period. Three minutes later it was 7-1 as Jones delivered on a Brantford powerplay assisted by Rebernic and Cam Sault for his fourth assist of the night. Dundas added another goal at 10:38 but it would not matter much as the last delivered a message to their highway #403 rivals. This coming weekend, the Welland Whalers will be at the Brantford and District Civic Centre Friday night for a 7:30 start which will be followed Saturday with a trip to Whitby to face the second place Dunlops who are five points behind Brantford after 9 games each. Game time is 6:30 pm.
Brantford Blast playmaker Cam Sault is congratulated by teammates as he added four more assists to his record Friday night in the Blast’s 7-2 drubbing of the Dundas Real McCoys in Dundas. Although he is yet to score himself Sault has set up 9 goals in 7 games. (File photo by Jim Windle)
Blast reaches out to Six Nations/New Credit youth By Jim Windle
Brantford Blast centre Cameron Sault of New Credit has mixed his love of hockey and his concern for Six Nations and New Credit youth to create a special promotion for this Friday night’s Brantford Blast game against the Welland Whalers at the Brantford and District Civic Centre. “Before signing with the Blast I was asked to get involved in the “Not One More” youth program here at Six Nations,” said Sault. “Peter Ham (team president and general manager) and I were talking the other day and it was his idea to help the youth program by offering Six Nations and New Credit members of the “Not One More” group a free meal and a free hockey game.” Sault and lacrosse star Roger Vyse teamed up as Child and Youth Workers within the “Not One More” organization. “Not One More” is a community based organization dedicating itself to youth suicide prevention and support for families touched by youth suicide. But they also provide important information about drug prevention and recovery as well as activities and programs to give young people something constructive to do. The group meets every Monday at the White Pines Building on Chiefswood
Road from 4:30 until 6:30 pm, with other activities as planned. Traditional skills development opportunities are also provided by the group in many areas including dia-
Brantford Blast player Cameron Sault and team general manager Peter Ham have combined to offer members of the “Not One More” youth group a free night out, this Friday. Around 20 Six Nations and New Credit young people connected with the community driven drug and suicide prevention group will enjoy a free meal provided by the team and free admission to Friday night’s Blast hockey game in Brantford. (Photo by Jim Windle)
betes management and prevention, moccasin making, cooking and making preserves as well as other traditional learning and life skills. The program was started
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WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
We told you to watch this kid Tyler Hill By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
Back in 2005 Tekawennake published an article about a young Six Nations atom hockey player with something special. The article was entitled, “Tyler Hill - remember that name.” At that time he was an elite minor hockey player with enormous potential. Today, he’s a rough-and-tumble 17-year-old, 6’3”, 200 lb. elite Jr. right winger, expected by hockey insiders on both sides of the border to be selected within the top 50 names at the 2013 NHL entry draft. “Tyler has been on the NHL radar since he was 10,” says his father Brandon, now living in Springvale. Hill has been approached by several NHL scouts already but has not decided who he would want to sign with if and when that day comes. Tyler’s long and methodical hockey journey began at Six Nations where he played in the Six Nations minor hockey system between the aged of 4 and 8 years of age. He played in the Cayuga Mite program for a year before heading into Brantford to play in the Brantford 99‘ers system for another year. Seeking a more elite level of the game, parents Brandon and Lisa Hill agreed to make the sacrifice and drive him to Toronto for his games and practices with the Don Mills Flyers where he played his second year of Novice and first year of PeeWee. He had already begun to raise a few eyebrows by this point. In 2005 Hill helped his team win “The Brick Cup” in a tournament series that involved the best Atom teams from across Canada and the USA. In that series he was awarded two MVP selections in the Round Robin and won the team skills competition. When he moved up to PeeWee, Hill joined the Toronto Red Wings and with that team won Under-12 World Hockey Championships, along with teammate Brendan Bomberry currently with the Caledonia Corvairs. Hill was selected 3rd star of the championship game. After PeeWee, Hill moved up to the Toronto Marlies Bantams before coming back to the area to return to the 99‘ers program as a Major Bantam player. From there he was drafted 99th overall by the Ottawa 67’s. But after weighing his op-
tions, Tyler decided to decline a very good offer from Ottawa, which included a four year full scholarship, because he wanted to keep his NCAA eligibility status. After release, Hill was accepted by three US colleges on scholarships but chose to take the offer from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville Connecticut because of its academic excellence. In 2012, Hill was drafted 47th by the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL Entry Draft but could not work out an arrangement to his liking so he was released. This year he is splitting the season three ways. He began in the fall with the Midfairfield Blues under coach Doug Messier and assistant coach, the legendary Mark Messier, where he won the championship a few weeks ago. He is currently finishing off his diploma credits at Hotchkiss where he will now play with the Bearcats until February when he will be suiting up for the Jr. A Chicago Steel of the USHL. Hill’s name is listed on most every 2013 draft website as a legitimate NHL pros-
Six Nations’ Tyler Hill is 3rd from left back row in this recent team picture of the Tier #1 Major Midget Midfairfield Blues as they celebrate the Connecticut Regional Championship, earning a berth to the Nationals to be held later this season. To Hill’s far left is assistant coach Mark Messier. Messier’s father Doug is head coach. (Submitted Photo) pect. Some have him posted as high as 9th overall and likely to go in the first or second round.
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WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
Family Masks Gone
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VANCOUVER - Members of a Vancouver Island family are searching for a couple of historic cedar masks that they say were sold without their consent. The masks were owned by the Hamilton family of Port Alberni, represented male and female serpents and were
more than 100 years old. George Hamilton, who is a member of the Hupacasath (who-patch-eh-set) First Nation, says a relative was entrusted with their care and alleges the relative decided to sell them at a recent auction. He says the masks originated with a hereditary chieftainship and are considered sacred -- protocol even dictates how
they were to be stored. Seahawk Auctions of Maple Ridge, B-C, has declined to comment on the sale and the relative involved could not be reached for comment. Hamilton says the family is willing to trade a set of replica masks for the originals if they can find the individual who bought them and if that person is willing to sell.
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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:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Full Time Salaried Position Under Contract Location: Oneida Business Park, 50 Generations Drive, Ohsweken, ON
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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Closing Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 4:30pm
WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
First Nations Will Rise To The Challenges
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organizations all across the country by cutting their funding in many areas. Obviously, as things go from bad to worse for First Nations, our governments want to sweep everything under a rug and are doing their best to smother the voice of First Nation people. However, this mean and nasty strategy will not work in the long run. First Nation organizations, government, tribal councils and communities will organize across the country to develop a stronger voice. We are masters at survival. Long after the various ruling governments have faded into the past my people will still be living on the land as our ancestors have done for thousands of years. We will still be honouring our connection to Mother Earth and taking care of each other. As resource developers plan huge projects on First Nation traditional lands in the north we will be insisting on being at the table as productive partners. We will be doing this at a time when our own development on our First Nations will be depending on a fair share of the wealth as resource projects take place. We will also be actively planning and participating in any roads or rail line development to make sure that in the haste of searching for treasure Mother Earth and our traditional way of life is respected. www.underthenorthernsky.com
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WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
Chiefs Gather to Discuss Strategies to Achieve Transformative Change for First Nations
Ottawa, Dec. 4, 2012 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo opened a three day Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Quebec this morning where First Nation leaders from across Canada are gathered to reaffirm a way forward to achieving transformative change for First Nations in Canada based on strength and unity, empowerment and First Nation-driven solutions. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) annual Special Chiefs Assembly will take place December 4-6 at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau, and will focus on the protection of First Nations Sovereignty and fulfilling the promise of Section 35 of the 1982 Constitution Act. In a powerful address to First Nation leaders and Assembly delegates, National Chief Atleo spoke on behalf of the AFN national executive calling for First Nation citizens, families, young people, Elders and leaders to act now for social change. "What I hear and what I see in all of the regions is an absolute determination to push back, to remain rock solid in our rights and identity, yet there is an equally firm conviction to push forward our own solutions to address the many challenges faced by our peoples," said AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo during his
opening remarks to more than 600 Chiefs and Assembly delegates Tuesday morning. "Together we are forever rejecting the status quo and the failures of the past that continue today. Together we have the solutions. We will not back down. We will stand firm on our rights and we will achieve change by acting now." "The path from frustration and confrontation to constructive and principled engagement and meaningful partnership is not easy or simple. However, through affirming rights, identities and implementing First Nationdriven solutions, we can and will succeed," said National Chief Atleo. "We can and will achieve the change we desire and need for our peoples. Taking our rightful place as nations in our territories - we will answer the call, we will seize this historic moment of reckoning and fundamental change for First Nations in this country." Following National Chief Atleo's speech, highlighting an example of the benefits of First Nations control of First Nations education, grade eleven student Karlee Johnson from Eskasoni First Nation in Mikmaq territory in Nova Scotia addressed the Assembly, sharing her positive experiences as an on-reserve student at Chief Allison BernardMemorial High School.
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AGENDA January 3 – Welcome & Budgeting/Couponing January 10 – Traditional Baking January 17 – Scrapbooking January 24 – Basic Sewing Essentials January 31 – Self Care Commitment to all 5 sessions please
This week, Chiefs and Assembly delegates will strategize on a range of issues and priorities. Key areas of discussion and strategy will include reconfirming next steps to achieving fair and equitable education for First Nations, continued efforts toward a First Nations water strategy, addressing key legislative changes in regard to fisheries and other environmental concerns, addressing gaps in health and mental health, housing, rights recognition, Treaty implementation, lands, resources and economic partnerships, and ending violence against Indigenous women and girls.
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WEDNESDAY, December 5, 2012
The Six Nations Health Foundation Board of Directors wishes to thank all who attended and supported the fun afternoon "Dancing with the Scones" event on Sunday December 2, 2012 held at the Community Hall. Elvis PreIf we could have a lifetime wish sley came from Hill Billy Heaven to entertain and host the And one dream that could come true program along with Carson Williams and his Gorgeous We would pray with all our hearts Assistant, Gail Henry. Thanks to Crystal McDonald for her Just to see and speak to you beautiful singing and for the use of her sound equipment. A thousand words won’t bring you back The competition resulted in some excellent and various We know because we’ve tried styles of dance. Winners of the dance competition were And neither will a million tears as follows: First - Brooke Monture, Chantee Longboat, We know because we’ve cried Shawnee Sandy. Second - Kennedy Bomberry. Third You’ve left behind our broken hearts Elam Aaron. And precious memories too Thanks to all participants and the three judges, nameBut we’ve never wanted memories ly Bob Johnson, District #5 councillor, Crystal Jonathan, We only wanted you Miss Six Nations and Norma General. Finger foods, snacks and drinks were enjoyed throughSadly missed by out the afternoon. Jean Johns & Family Food donations and items for the baskets draws and door thank you Coming events prize were provided by the Board of Directors. Winners for the door prize was Chantee Longboat. Lucky Chantee Longboat also won a basket draw. Jerry Johnson won the All-you-can-Eat second basket. Thank you – two words Fundraising Breakfast Posters for the event were designed and reproduced by that hardly convey my For Six Nations U15 boys the Tekawennake free of charge. Many thanks to the Teka. feelings. I will be forever Lacrosse Team. Sunday, I apologize if I have missed anyone. grateful to the community for allowing me the privi- Dec. 9 at the Sour Springs Proceeds are for the dialysis program lege of sharing your lives. Longhouse, 8am – Noon. $10. Proceeds Towards Respectfully submitted Hopefully, in some small Florida Tournament on Ruby Jacobs way, I have made a differPresident ence. I am also grateful to Dec. 29-31/12. the many colleagues some of whom have become traditional food drive traditional food drive dear friends, who helped by making our workplace more enjoyable. Thank First Nations Food, Nutrition & Environment Study you for the reception, the many gifts and well wishes and for the memorable and awesome retirement We are requesting the immediate assistance of the community in helping us meet our 150 party. Retirement is not an sample requirements for the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study. end but a new adventure: I hope that many of our $20.00 per sample up to a maximum of 3 samples per person paths will continue to cross. Always, The food must meet the following criteria: Barb In Memory of Allen B. Johns Dec. 2, 2005
ATKINS: Lacy Dawn With broken hearts the family of Lacy Dawn Atkins announce her sudden passing. Lacy is the cherished daughter of Carmen Turkey and Peter Atkins. Loving granddaughter of Robert VanEvery. Much loved sister of Curtis, Bryan and Heather, Arlene, Clint and Kim and Joanna. Loving Auntie of Anthony Carter, Clayton Martin, Madison, CJ, Jessie, Corlyn and Viktoria. Special friend of Brady Longboat. Will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by grandmothers Frances (Beaver) VanEvery, Mary Atkins, grandfather Frank Turkey, Uncle Guy Beaver, and cousins Shawn Thomas II, Sidney Blaire Jamieson, and Jewel Monture. Resting at her grandfather’s home, Robert VanEvery 3018 6th Line, Six Nations after 10 am. Tuesday until 10 am. Thursday then to Medina Baptist Church for Funeral Service and Burial at 11 am. Thursday, December 6, 2012. www.rhbanderson.com “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom SMITH: MARGARET IRENE It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Margaret Irene (General) Smith on November 30, 2012. Margaret was born July 20, 1947 to Harvey and the late Virginia General. Loving mother to Suzanne, Les and Brandy, and Bob Cherished grandmother to Brittany, Stevie, Randy, Kaydin, Bailey, Emily and Emmet, and Tyler and Taylor. Great grandmother to Tyleigh and Allison. Dearest sister to Joanne and Dave, Steve, Robin and Rick, Brian and Peachy, Jackie and Terry, Lisa and Mike, and the late Leslie, Rocky and Dawn. Margaret leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Margaret was a longtime waitress at Erlands Restaurant and the proud owner of Duke her dog of whom she loved so much. Resting at the Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4 th Line Road, Ohsweken after 6 p.m. Sunday with an evening service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday December 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. www.rhbanderson.com
John Wayne Peters July 2nd, 1938 – Dec. 10, 2000 A million times we’ve needed him A million times we’ve cried If love could have saved him He never would have died. Love, Pam, Magan, Al, Johnny, Brian and Haylee (Punky).
TRADITIONAL FOOD DRIVE
Hunted or gathered with knowledge of the date
Fresh, frozen, dried or canned Approximate amount 1 cup
St. Lukes Church Smoothtown (1246 Onondaga Rd. Near 3rd Line) is sponsoring a Craft Sale (with vendors) and Cookie Walk. Christmas Cookies for sale. Large tin $10.00, Med. tin $8.00, Small tin $6.00. Saturday, December 15, 2012. 10:00am – 3:00pm. Lunch for sale – Corn Soup – Ham & Fry Bread – Hot Dog – Drinks. Also Loonie Table.
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TRADITIONAL FOOD LIST Fish Species Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Smallmouth bass Largemouth bass Yellow (Erie) Perch Yellow Pickerel Northern Pike
Land Mammal Species Deer liver Deer kidney Moose meat Moose liver Moose kidney Bear meat Wild Nuts Acorn nuts
Wild Plants, Tree Foods or Cultivated Traditional Food Maple syrup Corn/Hominy (White; Sweet) Squash - Summer Red Kidney Beans
Wild strawberry Wild raspberry Wild ginger Blueberries Cranberries Crab apple Wild Bird Species Canada Goose Wild Turkey
Traditional Food Drive takes place at New Directions Group—1769 Chiefswood Rd
Saturday December 8, 2012 Between 9:00AM—1:30PM
Monday December 10, 2012 from 9:00AM—8:00PM
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Breakfast at Kanata Saturday, December 8th, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Around the bend from the Mohawk Chapel, Brantford. Cost for the Breakfast is $6.00. Kids age 5 – 10 $4.00. Under 5 years FREE. Entertainment – We will be having a Jam Session (come out and show off). Vendors Welcome – If you are a vendor and wish to set up a table, just show up at 7:00 a.m. Vendors will also set up for Free but bring your own tables and chairs. Come out and support the Kanata Village.
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Rain/Snow 1 / -3
Mostly Cloudy 2/1
Few Showers 6/2
Weather Trivia How much of the Earth is continually covered in snow?
Few Showers 4/1
Few Showers 4/2
Few Showers 7 / -3
Showers Likely 13 / 1
Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week
Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of rain and snow, high temperature of 1º. West wind 12 km/h. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a 40% chance of snow, overnight low of -3º. North northeast wind 7 km/h.
Answer: Twelve percent of the Earth.
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Moonrise Moonset 11:41 p.m. 11:52 a.m. No Rise 12:20 p.m. 12:46 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 1:54 a.m. 1:20 p.m. 3:05 a.m. 1:54 p.m. 4:18 a.m. 2:35 p.m. 5:33 a.m. 3:24 p.m.
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