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Last Thursday, was a busy day for Six Nations activists and allies as a motorcade of more than 35 vehicles and a little less than 100 protesters made a tour of duty shutting down five “green energy” construction sites owned by Capital Power and delivering a strong message to a sixth owned by NextEra. That message was the disapproval of the destruction of a Bald Eagle nest two weeks ago at that site. NextEra has been in consultation with the HDI but no deal has been reached. (Photo by Jim Windle)
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Against the Wind — Rolling
By Jim Windle HALDIMAND
Although not directly alined with the Idle no More movement against the federal Harper Conservatives specifically, the spirit of it is at work beyond Bill C-45. Ontario’s Liberals are also under fire for their push for “green energy without proper consultation with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy as well as nonNative neighbours of the proposed wind farms. Last Thursday, Jan. 17, was a busy day for Six Nations activists and allies as a motorcade of more than 35 vehicles made a tour of duty shutting down five “green energy” construction sites owned by Capital Power and delivering a strong message to a sixth owned by NextEra. The motorcade protests occurred in the Walpole concession roads 3 and 4 area near Nanticoke. The rolling protests were sanctioned by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council of the Grand River and the Haudenosaunee Development Institute in response to the unwillingness of Capital Power in particular to consult with the Confederacy before striking a deal with the Elected Council. “Idle no More is doing exactly what it’s original intent is, which is to support the traditional government. That’s how I see it anyway,” said HDI director Hazel Hill who led the protest along with Cayuga Chief Blake Bomberry and Onondaga Chief Arnold General and HDI archaeology monitor Wayne Hill.
A motorcade of more than 35 vehicles filled with Six Nations and allied demonstrators visited several wind turbine sites in the Fisherville, Nanticoke area Thursday to deliver a strong message, “Not without Consultation with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.” (Photo by Jim Windle) “This action today is to make people, especially developers when they are coming into Haudenosaunee treaty territory, that they have to respect the process the Haudenosaunee have in place and when they refuse to, then we are forced to take steps like this,” she said.
At its peak, almost 100 activists converged on the construction sites with a message to cease and desist until they engage in the consultation process with the HDI. “Too bad it has to come down to this all the time with direct action on the ground,” said Chief Bomberry.
Hazel Hill and Cayuga Chief Blake Bomberry deliver a stern message to the designated foreman at the NextEra Summerhaven construction site. (Photo by Jim Windle)
Hill said that Capital Power and NextEra have had ample time to engage the HDI. “From August until January we gave them time, we’ve written letters they refuse to respond so we are here today to make sure they understand that they are not going to be able to walk around or step on our Confederacy,” said Hill.
“It’s not that there is anything wrong with clean energy projects, it’s just that they’re not just going to go all over the place. There has to be some respect,” she says. “We have to look at where we are going to grow. We are trying to prevent a total consumption of all the farm lands. You cant feed your families if everything is cov-
ered by concrete. We can’t even drink the water.” There was no resistance offered by workers at the sites, many of whom simply packed up their tools and went home. Once assured the work had stopped, the motorcade continued to the next site and repeated their message. Continued on page 3
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Continued from page 2 At the NextEra’s Summerhaven site — where a Bald Eagles nest was removed to accommodate the wind turbines slated to go up in the same space — the motorcade came across a transport truck carrying a huge blade for a wind turbine which was stopped on a side road by a local settler activist. Neighbours and animal rights activists have been opposing the huge wind and solar farms for many months. The motorcade stopped and joined the non-Native neighbourhood group and prevented the blade from going onto the construction site. The motorcade was allowed through to the construction site with a message to the foreman, Bert Thomas, expressing their strong disapproval of the removal of the nest. One of the turbines was vandalized sometime overnight Friday by parties unknown. Graffiti was painted on the disassembled tower and blades and the turbine itself was set ablaze causing an estimated $60,000 in damage. Last Wednesday, the Highway #6 by-pass was closed for several hours as Idle No More demonstrators joined in what is rapidly becoming an international reaction to Prime Minister Stephen
To the cheers of Native protesters a piece of heavy equipment is removed from one of six Wind Turbine sites visited by almost 100 Six Nations and allied demonstrators on Thursday. (Photo by Jim Windle) Harpers C-45 and other bills his government is pushing through the process without consultation with the people these bills impact most. Six Nations Police patrolled Sixth Line Road dur-
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Assault trial of Six Nations Police officers under way By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD
The night of January 10, 2010 was “an emotionally charged night,” and Six Nations police officers were “dealing with people a bit too well known to the police,” said Crown Assistant Attorney Tim Hill when outlining his case against Six Nations Police officers Sergeant Tim Bomberry and Constable Marwood White. The trial by jury got underway in Brantford Superior Court on January 16, 2013 under Justice Harrison Arrell. Hill alleges Bomberry and White, both seasoned officers, went too far on January 10, 2010 by entering a Second Line residence without authorization. The officers, he said, were investigating the brutal assault of Ross Martin which occurred earlier that same date. The charges result from interactions with Landon Curley inside a Second Line residence. White and Bomberry allegedly assaulted and unlawfully confined Landon Curley and were charged with forcible entry, forcible confinement and assault. Two OPP officers present in the residence at the time were not charged. Hill presented the jury with an overview of case, outlining what happened in the early morning hours of January 10, 2010 following the assault of Ross Martin. There was no doubt, Hill said, that “the state of Martin's injuries left a profound impression on Bomberry and White.” Months later Bomberry told the OPP Martin had been air-lifted to Hamilton “because of his head injuries. I didn't know if he would make it.” Martin survived, but lost sight in one eye as a result of the assault. Both Bomberry and White described seeing Martin bloody and in very bad condition when they responded to a call for assistance placed by Martin's mother. When Kathy LaForme called for help, White, Bomberry, and a new Six Nations Police officer were in the area. They responded to provide assistance to the OPP, who have policing jurisdiction on New Credit. While the OPP initially investigated the assault, the information provided by Martin's family led Bomberry and White to conclude that
“Martin was injured in an incident that likely happened on Six Nations territory and it was a Six Nations Police matter, not an OPP matter.” Martin's sisters had shown the police Facebook interaction between Martin and his friend Kelly Clause, arranging to meet up earlier that night. They also knew that Ronnie Styres had dropped the injured Martin off at his mother's home. Before returning to Six Nations, Bomberrry refueled his vehicle in Hagersville, encountering Kelly Clause there. When questioned, Clause denied having seen Martin that night, and Bomberry pressed her, saying he did not know if Martin would survive his injuries. Clause did not recant, and Bomberry went to the Styres residence on Six Nations. There Bomberry, White and the rooky officer found a car with smashed windows and blood inside at the home. When they knocked at the door, the residents responded, and Ronnie Styres confirmed she had given Martin a ride home. Styres also told the police Martin had been “partying with Kelly Clause” at 2099 Second Line. Once he learned of Clause's involvement, Bomberry later told the investigators, he believed Clause would destroy the evidence, knowing the police were looking for the people who assaulted Martin. Leaving the rookie to secure the scene at the Styres residence, Bomberry and White left for Second Line, stopped before arrival to request backup from the OPP and Six Nations Police. The two OPP officers, Constables Tait and Lewis, who had attended at New Credit arrived to provide assistance. Hill said the Six Nations officers were in charge, “it was their show.” He said, “It's the position of the Crown that at no time Bomberry did not say how he intended to deploy the OPP officers requested,” said Hill. The OPP officers “did not know what was going to happen and what was expected of them.” Hill said when the police arrived at the Second Line residence, they found evidence of the assault outside, with no apparent attempt to get rid of the evidence, which consisted of quite a bit of blood and broken glass. Hill said Bomberry and White were aware that
“two nights earlier Six Nations Police had executed a search warrant” at that same address, seizing what Hill called an “imitation firearm.” Bomberry wanted “to preserve evidence related to Ross Martin's assault,” said Hill, while White told investigators he believed he was entering a known party house where there was a strong likelihood the people inside were armed and violent. When the police arrived at the Second Line residence, they found the building “quiet, dark and sleeping,” said Hill, but with ample signs of “an obvious crime scene.” Hill said the police “saw a pool of blood in the driveway, broken glass and blood at the back of the house,” but despite the intention to preserve evidence, they did not secure the scene. White kicked in the door of the house, said Hill and “yelled 'Police! Get down' or something similar, and entered followed by the other officers,” emphasizing again, “They found a house quiet and dark and asleep.” “In Canada the dwelling house is the most protected zone of privacy,” Hill told the jury. “Any search by police must be authorized by law, no matter how serious the crime ... police must stop at the threshold of that dwelling if they don't have authority to enter.” The only other time police can enter a residence without a search warrant is when there are exigent circumstances, or a “danger in delaying, an emergency situation,” Hill said. He told the jury they would be hearing the phrase exigent circumstances quite a bit during the trial, because Bomberry and White claim they had grounds to enter the home. Inside the house, lit only by flashlight, Bomberry made his way directly to a bedroom
Inspector Michael Montour (above) attended the first day of the trial for Six Nations Police Officers Sargeant Tim Bomberry and Constable Marwood White in Brantford on January 16. Montour said he was there in support of his colleagues. The two were charged with forcible entry, forcible confinement and assault in relation to an incident that took place in 2010. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). where the firearm had been found days before. On his way there, said Hill, he saw people sleeping in the living room. When he reached the bedroom he found a man and woman in bed. Bomberry ordered them to the floor, telling them he was a police officer, then cuffed the male, said Hill. That male turned out to be Daniel Montour White, who was later charged and convicted in the assault of Martin. “But at the time he was cuffed, Bomberry had no way of knowing,” White's relation to the crime, said Hill. Meanwhile, in another bedroom, Tait and Lewis were ordering a man and woman to come out from under a mattress they were hiding behind. After cuffing Daniel White, Bomberry made his way to that bedroom, where he pulled the “slightly built” man, Landon Curley, up and out from where he was. “In all respects he was in-
nocent,” stated Hill. “He had committed no crime. When the police burst through the door at 2099 Second Line, Landon Curley was in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Curley ended up at the Second Line home after he had gone out with Martin. The two had drank and smoked marijuana before going to the Second Line house. Curley fell asleep in the back of the car, but woke later from the cold and went indoors to sleep where the police found him. Curley objected to be-
ing pulled up by Bomberry, asking, “What the **** did I do?” According to Hill, Curley was not assaultive at the time. Meanwhile, the Six Nations back-up had arrived, Bomberry had returned to Daniel White, and Constable White entered the bedroom where Curley was, tasering Curley. Bomberry told investigators he heard Curley “screaming, yelling, 'Why did you taser me, I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything,'” said Hill. Curley would not stop Continued on page 8
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Council of Canadians to open Brant/Brantford chapter By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
The Council of Canadians, a national grass roots environmental watch group led by acclaimed lecturer, author and documentary filmmaker Maud Barlow, laid the preliminary groundwork Saturday morning at the Brantford Tourism building to opened a Brant/Brantford Chapter. The meeting room at the tourism building was full to overflowing as County of Brant, Brantford, and Six Nations residents came to join forces against Federal Conservative government’s omnibus bill’s, developers and municipalities which put fresh water resources at risk within the County and across Canada. Barlow was in Paris last week to throw the full weight of the Council of Canadians behind area resident’s objections to the Dufferin Aggregates plan to mine gravel from beneath an important water aquifer in the Paris area. The water controversy has brought together concerned citizens from all three communities.
The CoC was also instrumental in overturning plans to build a huge garbage dump over an aquifer in the Midland area, north of Barrie, which contains the freshest and most pristine drinking water ever tested. The area #41 dumpsite project was eventually stopped after years of local protest from local Natives and settlers alike. Individuals from Six Nations were also part of that fight. Regional organizer for Ontario, Mark ??? welcomed the large turnout Saturday saying it was the biggest first organizational meeting he has every seen to date with more that 60 in attendance, most ready to sign up immediately. Six Nations activists Jan Longboat, Arnold Douglas, Wes Elliott and Stan Farmer were on hand to listen and learn on behalf of the Six Nations community. The closest chapter of the CoC is in Hamilton where they have an active membership of more than 300 names. Judging by the early interest, the new Brant/ Brantford Chapter could be even bigger. Names were taken of nominees for the various offices
of responsibility for the new chapter and guidelines were discussed as to how the Canada wide organization works. Although the Council of Canadians does involve itself in many important issues facing Canada today, the protection of water is it’s main objective. Six Nations interests run parallel with those of many concerned Canadians who question Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s policies on water and the environment as highlighted by his bill C-45 and others. They say that bill removes protections from most of the country’s fresh water resources while at the same time weakens unions and ignores Indigenous traditional lands and resource rights and repeals historical Treaties made with Onkwehion:we people — all without consultation. Last week while in Paris, Barlow announced that in a show of solidarity with Chief Spence and the Idle No More movement, she would be returning her Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. “I encourage other medal recipients to also return their medals,” said Barlow in a media
The room was full to overflowing as Brant, Brantford residents organize themselves as the newest chapter of the Council of Canadians, led by acclaimed lecturer, author and documentary filmmaker Maud Barlow. There was also Six Nations presence to endorse the plan but not necessarily to join it since most Six Nations residents believe themselves to be not Canadians, but a distinct and sovereign people. The CoC and those from Six Nations in attendance object to Stephen Harper’s foreign trade deals that would sell off or drastically reduce protections on fresh water sources. (Photo by Jim Windle) release. “We can’t accept this honour from the Governor General if he won’t honour the Crown’s commitment to First Nations by meeting with Chief Spence.” Others have since announced they would be returning or not accepting their medals for the same reasons. The Council of Canadians’ water protection campaign is
calling for a national water policy that protects Canada’s water from bulk exports and privatization. They are also recommending Brant/Brantford join the Blue Communities Project. A municipality can become a Blue Community by: 1) recognizing water as a human right; 2) promoting publicly financed, owned and oper-
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Alexander Graham Bell and the Nazi movement We’re sorry for poking one of Brantford’s famous icons in the eye, but ... We came across some very interesting and intriguing insights into the world of Alexander Graham Bell this week that made us go, hmmmm. Bell was an astonishingly brilliant and artful thinker and inventor of far more than the telephone. In amongst his list of great accomplishments, he also may well have fostered Adolf Hitler’s Nazi policy of elimination of what Hitler referred to “Mud races”. What!!! Just so our readers don’t think we are completely off the wall here, let us guide you through the evidence that brings us to that conclusion. Eugenics is the pseudo-science of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s which was dedicated and fascinated with the theory of superiour and inferior people and races. It’s proponents were also busily devising and even legislating ways to purge such “defective genes” out of society to create a new world order of a hybrid, white society known as the Aryan race. By the way, there was a very active Aryan Club in Brantford around the end of the first World War which the Cockshutts and many other high society people of Brantford were card carrying members of. Today we associate that ultra right wing philosophy with Hitler and his hoard, a blight upon humanity, as it were. Now, we are not defending Hitler in any way here, but he was only the one who took the fall for a philosophy that has its roots in the USA, but may also have a Brantford connection with the good Mr. Bell. The eugenics movement promoted forced sterilization of unacceptables to protect the good white Aryan bloodline from pollution by “defective” genes. The movement grew, especially in California, and was exported to Germany near the turn of the last century and flourished between the world wars. Before the outbreak of WWII, the Rockefeller Foundation helped develop and put substantial funding behind many German eugenics programs, including the one that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz. The American face of the movement belonged to C.M. Goethe who once bragged to a colleague upon his return from Germany, “You will be interested to know that your work has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program. Everywhere I sensed that their opinions have been tremendously stimulated by American thought . . . I want you, my dear friend, to carry this thought with you for the rest of your life, that you have really jolted into action a great government of 60 million people.” And the Bell connection? At around the same time as Alex became co-founder of the National Geographic Society, Bell was also closely connected with the American Eugenics Movement. Continued on page 7
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Open letter from Shawn Atleo First, let me express my sincere thanks to all of those who reached out to wish me well in the past week. Indeed, I am making good progress. I am keen to return to my full duties reinvigorated later this week. As you know, we have reached a critical moment in our history. Recent events have helped to win our issues a higher priority among Canadians and with Canadian governments than at any time in recent years. The proud and determined voices of our peoples, their actions from coast to coast to coast have achieved this unprecedented attention. The National Executive of the AFN and I are going to maintain this pressure on those governments, as it presents the greatest opportunity to make real progress for all of our peoples in too many years. Our demand for greater justice, fairness and political, social and economic development has never been closer to achievement. It is important that we remain united behind these demands, the agenda adopted by our peoples in one Assembly after another. Some have been critical of that process, and critical of our decision-making structures. They are not perfect. Some reflect the colonial past we reject. They can be improved and that is a discussion we must have. Today’s AFN is the creation of our Elders, building on earlier structures they knew needed reform. Tomorrow’s AFN will continue that process. As we engage in these discussions, we must ensure that dialogue does not prevent us from seizing this moment to achieve change. Our priority, our focus must remain seeking the changes we have fought for, for so long, in the lives of our peoples. Every First Nation, and every Treaty area, must make the choices that are best for them. Together we can lead the momentum to create this opportunity for all our peoples. As you know, as we have reported in detail, we won progress in our January 11th meeting with the Government of Canada. Together, the Chiefs, leaders and Elders who joined that meeting achieved unprecedented movement on an issue essential to winning real progress on any of our issues. We won a commitment to political oversight and direction from the highest level of government – from the Prime Minister, his senior officials and those of the Privy Council Office. In addition, a mandate has been established to advance high level dialogue on fundamental matters of Treaty implementation as determined by Treaty nations, and on Continued on page 7
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Continued from page 6 comprehensive claims reform. There was a frank exchange on each of the eight items presented and commitment to deliver on the promise of education that every First Nation child and parent can be proud of and action to address the appalling tragedy of our murdered and missing women. On every one of our priorities, we will continue to press for justice, for fairness, for respect and for change as determined by First Nations. It is our responsibility to drive change for our children, grounded in our rights and culture, we must be prepared to seize every opportunity to achieve the future they deserve. As a young leader of my community I had the privilege of learning from the wisdom of our Elders. As a leader in British Columbia, I had the honour to be counseled by Elders, from across Canada. As a leader at the national level for the past four years, I have learned from all our former leaders, from the current and former leaders of many diverse Nations. They have described the sometimes painful process of building our structures and our organizations. At many different points, there have been periods of disagreement and discord. But, at each point, when our peoples have engaged in vigorous debate, we have also listened and respected one another. We overcame each of those challenges while respecting the autonomy of each Nation. We have always recognized that our peoples and their leaders are our decision-makers. As leaders, we come together to advocate, to fight for the achievement of the demands they have chosen. That process always involved change. When we transformed the National Indian Brotherhood into the Assembly of First Nations, we did it during the politically charged atmosphere of the constitution talks. In December 1980, our Declaration of Nations was adopted creating the foundation for the transformation to the Assembly of First Nations. We come together as the Assembly of First Nations, as it says in our Charter, “to respect our diversity, to practice tolerance and work together as good neighbours, to unite our strength to maintain our security, and to employ national and international machinery for the promotion of the political, economic and social advancement of our peoples.” In 2005, the AFN Renewal Commission encouraged us to look to the future and to establish the conditions that will ensure our organization is respected by all levels of Government, is rooted in our languages and cultures, is representative of the diverse Nations we serve and, most importantly, is responsive to the demands of our Nations and our peoples. Many changes were made, many more conversations remain. Let us ensure that those conversations are conducted with respect, respectful of our traditions, respectful of each other, and respectful of our different approaches to winning progress for our peoples. With the wisdom of our Elders, and with the determination of our peoples, we can seize this moment of real opportunity. If we remain inspired and strengthened by the vision of a better day for every one of our children, we can win these victories together.
I look forward to our continued work together, to supporting and respecting one another, to serving our people…and most of all to achieving the that better life for all our peoples together with you. Kleco, Kleco Shawn A-in-chut Atleo
Alexander Graham Bell and the Nazi movement Continued from page 6 Between 1912 and 1918 he served as chairman of the board of scientific advisers to the Eugenics Record Office which was associated with the Cold Springs Harbour Laboratory in New York, and regularly attended meetings. As such, he openly advocated for the forced sterilization of the “defective variety of the human race” as he called them. He was the honorary president of the Second International Congress of Eugenics under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. By the late 1930s, about half the states in the U.S. had eugenics laws for compulsory sterilizations. These American laws, fostered and promoted by Bell, were used as a model for Nazi Germany and the systematic elimination of millions of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, blacks and other non-Aryan races. Laying these distasteful truths over Canada’s Indian policies of the same era may offer some insight into what happened to Onkwehon:we people here in Canada as well.
WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Ailing fiscal health for Six Nations Economic Development Department By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN This fiscal year held a lot of promise for the Six Nations Economic Development Department, but unfortunately an unexpected deficit has deflated the previously rosy outlook provided to Elected Council. Matt Jamieson, Director of the department delivered the bad news to Elected Council's Physical and Economic Development Committee on January 9. While he did not provide a verbal number to the Committee (he did provide Committee members with a written report), last
year Jamieson had predicted his department would generate $835,000 over and above expenses, money that would have helped offset deficits normally carried by other departments such as Fire. Jamieson explained to the Committee that most of the deficit had been incurred at Six Nations Bingo through budgeting errors and a jackpot dispute. “Those are really the principal drivers of the variance,” he said without divulging details. As a result, “we had to adjust our budget for the year” and the department “is basically breaking even,” said Jamieson.
However, Jamieson revealed there were other issues that affected his department's fiscal bottom line, telling the Committee, “There's also another variance that we picked up in the calculation of the interest in the long-standing debt of the building.” In spite of the unanticipated bleed-out of nearly $1 million, Jamieson was confident his department would be able to break even this year. This time of year is when the Bingo Hall makes money, he said, and he believes his department will pick up “substantial amounts of revenue” as a result. “We're buttoning down the
Assault trial of Six Nations Police officers under way Continued from page 4 yelling and making a fuss, Bomberry told the investigating OPP, so he decided to put Curley into the cruiser. By that time, Curley had been cuffed as well. “It should not be open to the police to arrest someone for breach of peace for demanding to know what crime he had committed,” said Hill. Court was adjourned after the jury watched the OPP interview with Bomberry, which was the first witness called by Hill. Bomberry and White have pleaded not guilty and are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. The trial is expected to continue for another three weeks.
hatches, so to speak, and focusing on breaking even and still meeting our obligations,” Jamieson assured the Committee. Those obligations, Jamieson pointed out, cost his department money too. He told the Committee his department pays out $528,000 a year in administrative fees to Six Nations Elected Council and another $650,000 a year to Bingo sponsors. Those payments, he said, are internal transfers which “could be looked at as part of the profit margin and not carrying expenses directly to the operation.” Even though nobody at the Committee level made any public commentary critical of the unexpected financial situation of the department, Jamieson was quick to defend his department. “The fact of the matter is, we continue to meet our obligations to council,” said Jamieson. “Although it looks like from a P&L [profit and loss] standpoint that we're just breaking even, the economic impact to the community is great because of those contributions” to the council in administrative fees “and la-
bour. We're projecting the total labour costs for the Bingo Hall at 1.3 million dollars for this year.” “That labour flows into our community and that has an associated economic impact.” In the past, the Bingo Hall used to make over $800,000 a year, Jamieson said. “You have to remember at that time, we didn't have any outstanding debt on the building. We weren't carrying principle interest costs.” Additionally, the Bingo Hall was expanded, doubled to 40,000 square feet. “The utility costs have doubled,” said Jamieson. “The labour costs have doubled. When you double the size of your building you double a lot of your expenses.” Jamieson said this year is “an adjustment year for us” because the department had invested in a number of improvements to the Bingo Hall. Sliding doors, a $50,000 expenditure on the HVAC system, upgrading of the lighting “and many aspects of the hall ... all those things cost money and they're all investments for the future,” he said. Renovations of the old
bingo hall are also having an impact on the department's budget, said Jamieson. Those renovations are underway and “there are construction expenses that are reflected in this year's P&L but the revenue associated with those expenses was actually booked in last year's revenue because it was an insurance settlement from the previous year.” Jamieson said his department did not have any revenue to offset the renovation expenses on the books. He also did not reveal the planned future for the old bingo hall. The renovation has resulted in “sort of a double whammy for us,” said Jamieson, explaining he meant in terms of bookkeeping, something he hopes to address. Jamieson did have some good news for the Committee, however. With a new tenant at the Oneida Business Park, the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board, the building will run on what he anticipates will be a break-even basis. He credited the turnaround on council's decision to pay off the mortgage on the building.
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Visions for a new Six Nations Public Library By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
With a price tag of approximately $16 million, a dreamscape of a new public library/slash-archival facility/departmental offices has been drafted. Now the Six Nations Library Committee has its work cut out for it in the attempt to breath life into the dream. Library Chief Executive Officer Sabrina Redwing Saunders brought along architect Colleen Reid and engineer Kevin Martin, owner of K.L. Martin First Nations Engineering, to the January 7 meeting of Six Nations Elected Council's Committee of the Whole to present the plans ahead of a community meeting. Designed to be flexible, the new library would be as green as possible and would incorporate offices for some Six Nations departments,
such as Lands and Resources and Records Management. The library itself would include space for a language and a geneology lab, and a technology and communication center. If money can be found for building the dream library, there will also be a coffee shop in the entrance lobby. The Library Committee is fund raising for the new facility, and has approached the Community Development Trust for $1 million towards the building. The Trust asked the Library Committee to consult with members, and a meeting was held on January 10, 2013 for that purpose. The library currently operates on a budget of approximately $300,000 a year. Most of the revenues supporting the operation come from Six Nations Elected Council. The library recently achieved accreditation, becoming the first First
Nation library to accomplish this feat. The Library Committee will be approaching Elected Council at some future date to ask for a donation towards the building fund, as well as support for grant applications. In the interim, Martin told the Committee of the Whole, “We're putting together a list of possible funding agencies.” “I also know that our community has individuals who could, if they wanted, build this for us as a legacy building,” said Saunders, asking council members to “talk to people” to encourage donations to the building. Saunders hopes to get construction started as soon as possible. “The longer we wait, the more it will cost,” she told the Committee of the Whole. Elected Chief William Montour was delighted with the plans for the new li-
Delay in bringing incinerator to Six Nations By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
The target date for the installation of a garbage incinerator for Six Nations will not be met after all, and the company providing the technology will not be held at fault for the delay. An allegedly revolutionary incinerator system, the Kearns Waste Disintegrater, was to have been installed at the Six Nations dump by January 22, 2013. Six Nations Elected Council is seriously considering purchasing the Kearns incinerator to replace the partially-built EnEco incinerator. Construction of the EnEco incinerator came to an abrupt and unexpected stop in 2011. After it became apparent the company could not meet its contractual obligations, Elected Council turned its attention to recovering the money spent for the system and on finding a replacement. In September 2012, Elected Council quietly revealed it had paid the Nova Scotia based Kearns Waste Sciences Group $480,000 for its patented incinerator. A model capable of burning 20 tons a day was to have been installed in Six Nations to replace the EnEco system. Designed and patented by
John Kearns, the incinerator is said to be non-polluting and emission-free. One company principal said an independent study confirms those claims, but the company has not made the study available to Tekawennake. The decision to buy the Kearns incinerator was made by Elected Council in August, 2012. The council resolution has not been made publicly available. In response to a query made by Tekawennake on January 15, 2013, Elected Chief William Montour said the installation of the incinerator has been delayed until Six Nations representatives can travel to Nova Scotia to see the 20 ton model at work for themselves. The council resolution supporting the trip has not been made publicly available. According to Montour, who calls John Kearns a personal friend, the 20 ton model is currently being tested. It is not known when representatives will travel to Nova Scotia to see the model at work. It is not know why Six Nations representatives are travelling such a distance to view the incinerator at work. According to an article published in the Haliburton Echo in 2009 about the Kearns Waste Disintegrater,
a Six Nations delegation had gone to Nova Scotia to see a five ton model in operation in 2009. The then Acting Director of Six Nations Public Works, Derek Hill told the Echo Kearns could not back up his claims about the emissions, and Six Nations backed off purchasing a unit. That was when Six Nations Elected Council opted to purchase an EnEco incinerator system, which was subsequently partially constructed at the Fourth Line garbage dump. In November, John Kearns and Lowell Geddes, who is Vice President of Sales, travelled to Six Nations to provide a community information session on the incinerator. They claim the system does not need any additional fuel to operate, destroys all carcinogens and most toxins, and does not release any contaminants. That is despite the fact that incineration is known to release toxic emissions, such as dioxins, as well as greenhouse gases into the air. Environmentalists also say incinerators discourage recycling efforts. Because the Six Nations dump is full, the community is approaching the critical stage to find a way to deal with its garbage.
Architect Colleen Reid (far left) designed a two-story building to incorporate Six Nations culture as well as a lot of natural light. She went over the conceptual drawings for the new Six Nations Public Library during the January 9 meeting of Elected Council’s Committee of the Whole. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). brary, which were “very well thought out.” Montour told the trio, “In my mind, you
people have done a wonderful job.” A building lot has been
purchased for the new library just off of Fourth Line at Chiefswood Road.
Lifting Our Spirits – Discovering Your Potential OHSWEKEN (26/01/12) – Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) along with several Six Nations services and agencies are welcoming Six Nations community members and Aboriginals within an hour radius of Six Nations to the Lifting Our Spirits – Discovering Your Potential Women’s Conference at Six Nations. We may also have guests travelling from Fort Erie, Toronto, London, Hamilton, and Tyendinaga. This event is an opportunity for people to learn and ask questions about the employment, education, training, social and health resources in the Six Nations community. People can register early through the partners’ offices: Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, Grand River Post Secondary Education Office, Six Nations Economic Development, Six Nations Health Services, Six Nations Police, Six Nations Polytechnic, Six Nations Social Services and the Six Nations Welfare department; or online at http://www. sixnationswomen.com/node/25. Participants registering at 10:00 a.m. will be able to pick their program. While they wait for the program to begin at noon, they can fill out surveys and enjoy a pampering session. Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) computers will be set up to fill out surveys online as well as introduce computer basics. Each time a participant visits an information session or participates in the Women’s Circle, they will receive a ticket for a Great Wolf Lodge family package for 4 which is donated by Grand River Employment and Training Inc. (GRETI). Other door prizes are donated by Grand River Post Secondary Office, Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, and Welfare Department. Childcare is available compliments of Welfare and Social Services departments. CHILDCARE must be PRE-REGISTERED. A skit, modelling, various speakers and a panel of entertainers are the GREAT Theatre program from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. While everyone may not be able to enjoy the Theatre program, there will be ½ hour Community Resource sessions held every hour on the hour starting at noon and ending at 5:00 p.m. If any changes are made to the program, information will be posted on the www.sixnationswomen.com website and at GREAT.
WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Lots going on at Six Nations Elected Council By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Non-payment of bills pushes Hydro One to plan more aggressive approach With approximately onehalf million dollars owing to Hydro One by some Six Nations residents and business owners, representatives attended Elected Council's meeting of the Committee of the Whole on January 21 to let council know they will be working to collect payment. Frank Delmedico did all the talking about hydro arrears. He said he had come to the Committee because he wanted to ensure the community is aware of arrears programs in place. Hydro One is also establishing a resource that will be able to help members in the community with billing enquiries and other information requests. The company wants to open a dialogue with Six Nations members, and is proposing holding information forums. “What concerns me,” said Elected Chief William Montour, “is according to your letter Mr. Delmedico, we have 1,206 active billing accounts in arrears. How did it get so high?” “That's why we're here,” responded Delmedico. “Final demand letters, disconnection letters do go out to all customers,” he said. The company gives ten days notice before disconnecting the service. “What we prefer doing ... is outreach,” he said explaining disconnection is “a very, very last resort” and is bad business for Hydro One. Six Nations Fire Chief Michael Seth cautioned the Committee that should all 1,206 customers lose their electricity, that would constitute a community emergency and the emergency plan would have to be enacted. Community member Floyd Montour, who was in the gallery for the meeting asked if Six Nations could purchase the hydro “block by block.” Delmedico said he would have to take the matter back to Hydro One, but said he could have an answer to the question by next week. Delmedico was urged to rent the Community Hall for meeting with the community, and the Committee of the Whole accepted his presentation as information. Six Nations to sign deal
with First Nation Solar Despite a low turnout for Elected Council's consultation meetings about the possibility of participating economically in the First Solar Walpole Project, Elected Council supported having Elected Chief William Montour sign the agreement term sheet with First Solar Tuesday night. During a discussion of community feedback, which took place during council's Committee of the Whole meeting on January 21, Amy Lickers told the Committee she had received only 43 responses from the community about the project. The Economic Development Department hosted three information meetings, as well as providing information online, and Lickers said she mailed out fliers and comment cards to community members. “Typically people come out to meetings because they have concerns,” she said. She noted that when Six Nations was considering participating in the Grand Renewable Energy Park, people did not object to the solar aspect of the green energy development. “We can only do what we've done,” said District Three Councillor Roger Jonathan. Saying his job was to ensure the community got an opportunity to learn about the development and have a say, Jonathan said, “as long as we do that, I'm satisfied.” According to District Three Elected Councillor Ross Johnson, the Haudenosaunee Development Institute accepted $90,000 for their support of the First Solar Walpole Project. “Every bit of funding that this council brings into the community is for the community. I just look at HDI, they're bringing in 90 thousand dollars, where is that going? I know we can't speak for HDI, but I'd like to know where that 90 thousand is going also because that is for the community.” “It's too bad people didn't come out,” said Elected Councillor Helen Miller (District Four). “We're doing as much as we can to get community input, and I know we're going to get blasted because we only had 43 people and we're making decisions and blah, blah, blah. But HDI never consulted with anyone and they made a deal with First Solar and nobody's
complaining about that.” “So let's be fair,” Councillor Miller continued. “If you want to complain about us, complain about them too!” Lickers told the Committee the Economic Development department is working to ensure developers are aware of the need to consult with Six Nations. The deal with First Solar means Six Nations Elected Council will realize $400,000 over twenty years. Fire Chief seeks adequate funding for his department Six Nations Fire Chief Michael Seth is looking for at least $1.7 million a year for his department from Elected Council. The funding would be in addition to the $555,000 given to the department by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). Seth told Elected Council's Committee of the Whole during it's January 21 meeting his department, chronically underfunded by AANDC and the challenge of providing services comparable to that of other non-Native communities is complicated by having a higher call volume and difficulty in recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters. “Right now we're chronically understaffed in all areas. Full-time administration, career and volunteer firefighters,” and training. He added, “as of 2008 there should be 85 personnel, including full-time and volunteer personnel. Right now we're sitting at 36.” The only full-time employees are Chief Seth and his administrative assistant. “These resources need to be funded,” he said, suggesting bumping up volunteer honorariums as well as expanding health and wellness initiatives to ensure firefighters, who usually have families and jobs in addition to volunteering with the department “are physically and mentally well.” Without what Seth called continually functional (consistent) training programs, the firefighters are at risk of losing their certification. “For the fiscal year coming up, I've instructed Vince [Martin, Divisional volunteer Chief] at this point we're not scheduling training until we know what our budget” will be. The replacement of ageing
Six Nations Fire Chief Michael Seth (center), supported by volunteer firefighters Vince Martin (left) and Eric Sault (right) is asking Six Nations Elected Council to fund his department by nearly $2 million a year over and above what he receives from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). or inadequate equipment and the expansion of not just the Ohsweken fire station, but two others are also needed, said Seth. Should council grant his request and give him the $1.7 million he is asking for, fire dispatch will be brought back to Six Nations as well. It costs $9,000 a year for the equipment needed to outfit new recruits, Seth said. “If they don't stay, we wasted $9,000,” said Seth. Those recruits start training at the beginning of the year, but are not put to work until the fall after undergoing their training. Additional firefighters would allow current volunteers to take time off for rest, or for testifying in court. Volunteer District Fire Chief Eric Sault said the strain caused by not having enough firefighters was beginning to show. “I see our firefighters struggling on scenes,” he said. “We're starting to see it, just in the past couple of weeks.” Seth used the example of the July 23, 2012 fire that consumed a Sixth Line cigarette manufacturer's facilities. “For me, that fire alone showed me every possible weakness our department has.” Only 26 out of 33 firefighters responded. Seven were out of the area and could not attend. “Probably within the first hour, they were overwhelmed,” said Seth, explaining the firefighters had become fatigued by the heat. Sault said some of the firefighters were doing “dumb things” at the Sixth Line fire. He said he wasn't there be-
cause he was on vacation, but “one of our firefighters was trying to pull a wall down on themselves, two or three of them was trying to pull a big wall down on themselves and we don't understand that. We all know we don't do that, we know it's dangerous.” Seth said he called on neighbouring fire departments for help after he arrived on the scene last year. “Another thing,” said Sault, “another of our guys got into a bulldozer and drove it straight inside of this fire and the bulldozer stalled ... he could have died. That firefighter has been here as long as I have, probably 20 years in now.” Sault told the Committee he believes “it goes back to 26 people fighting a fire you need 100 people to fight ... It's scaring the hell out of me why competent trained firefighters are doing things like that. We talked about it and tried to figure out how we can manage that. It always come back to we just don't have enough people.” While most of the large equipment is in good condition, Seth recommended one pumper truck be replaced and two larger capacity tanker trucks be purchased. Expressing concern for his department's ability to successfully fight fires at the new buildings being built in Six Nations, such as the water treatment plant and the proposed library, Seth advocated his department purchase an aerial apparatus. He also said three of the four fire stations are too small. The Ohsweken station, built in the 1940s or
1950s is a “nasty place to work in,” said Seth. It's too small to facilitate more than one change room or washroom, but “one third of our department is female.” Seth put six recommendations on the table for council to consider, but his preference is to have council approve giving him two percent of council's budget of approximately $85 million. The last two options were to either do nothing or for Seth to cut services to fit his budget. Council will consider Seth's request during the annual budget planning session, which will be held over February 14 and 15 this year. Legislation information available Saturday and Sunday Barbara Henry and her friend, Nicole Lacouture are hosting an open house at the Old Council House on January 26 and 27 regarding the Confederacy Land Transfer, Will Writing and updating people on bills before the federal government between 10 am and 6 pm. The women are also hoping to host more information sessions. Elected Council readily agreed to help out with photocopying, as long as the women did not say council had approved whatever documents the women will be handing out to people. District Two Councillor Ava Hill pointed out there are also free legal clinics available courtesy of lawyer Elizabeth Porter. Those clinics are held every Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm in the GREAT building on Sunrise Court.
WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Demons put out Inferno 16-8 By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
The professional CLax winter league schedule is well underway after weekend games at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Saturday afternoon the defending Creators Cup champion Ohsweken Demons doubled up on the visiting Brampton Inferno 16-8. Sunday afternoon, the Iroquois Ironmen did battle with the new Niagara Lock Monsters. After opening the 2013 season last week with a replay of the championship matchup between the Demons and the Ironmen, which the Demons won 1815, the Demons continued in their winning ways Saturday in a game that was closer than the score may imply. But in the end, the superior conditioning of the Demons prevailed as the visitors began running out of gas in the second half. Roger Vyse had a 10 point game to lead the Demons offense with two goals and eight assists. Delby Powless had an amazing game as well picking up a total of four goals
Brampton Inferno’s Pat Saunders is double teamed by Demons’ Logan Kane #9 and Wayne VanEvery #77 but still gets a shot off in Ohsweken’s 18-6 win Friday afternoon at the ILA. (Photo by Jim Windle)
Ohsweken Demon’s goalie Jeff Powless was ejected from the game after deliberately drilling a ball into the Brampton bench forcing players and coaching staff to duck for cover. (Photo by Jim Windle)
and three assists. Cory Bomberry made his presence felt with three goals and three assists, but also was a physical presence on the floor all afternoon. Brampton’s John McClure, scored first at 4:17 of the opening quarter before Delby Powless answered at 6:24 assisted by Isaiah Kicknosway and Roger Vyse. Logan Kane delivered on a powerplay from Powless and Bomberry at 8:04 before McClure added his second of the game at 9:31 to end the first quarter tied at 2-2. Holden Vyse gave the Demons the lead early in the second quarter but Brampton stormed back with goals scored by Dustin Caravello and Pat Saunders to take the 4-3 lead. Then, with McClure in the penalty box for slashing, Cory Bomberry tied the
game again with a powerplay goal scored at 13:26. With the Demons in possession, coach Stu Monture called a time out with 25 seconds left in the half to design a set extra man play as the quarter wound down. It worked to perfection. Delby Powless was the trigger man in a close to the crease passing flurry around the Brampton net culminating in the Demons 5-4 lead with one second remaining in the half. Bomberry and Vyse assisted. The second half was a disaster for the Inferno who were outscored 8-3 in the third quarter starting with Powless‘ third of the game at 1:35 with a strong outside shot just as the shot clock ran out. McClure answered with a great play as he moved in close on Jeff Powless in the Continued on page 13
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Continued from page 12 Demons goal and put a move on him to pull him from the post where he delivered a cross-handed shot to cut the Demon’s lead to 5-4. Roger Vyse and Wayne VanEvery added Demons goals before Brampton’s Jordan Coffee went end to end to beat Powless in goal for Brampton’s sixth goal. Leading 8-6, the Demons quick, close in passing had Brampton goalie Jay Preece off balance running from post to post. Delby Powless stood at the edge of the crease and waited for Preece to fall down before firing into the open upper net. Brampton scored at 10:06 but the goal that pretty well put out the Brampton Inferno’s attack came from Cory Bomberry who, on a penalty kill, fooled Preece when he came out from behind the net with the ball and faked a pass into the slot before turning on this heals and launching a rocket for the Demon’s 10th goal. That was closely followed by Chris Courtney’s goal 25 second later to make it a 117. Logan Kane and Stu Hill put the game all but out or reach for the Inferno. Pat Saunders scored for Brampton on a powerplay to make it 11-8. The Demons were assessed two minor penalties on the same play as the period ended, which incensed Jeff Powless to the point where he drilled the ball into the Brampton players bench sending the Inferno’s players and coaching staff ducking
for cover. Powless was ejected from the game and Jake Henhawk took over. A penalty shot was also awarded Brampton on the play which scoring ace Pat Saunders took. Henhawk handled it with ease on the first shot he faced which seemed to discourage the Inferno further. The fourth quarter was
purely academic for the Demons as the Inferno appeared to just want the game to end and get back on the bus. Successive goals by Roger Vyse, Delby Powless, Cory Bomberry and Logan Kane put the game away. Brampton’s Mark Tinning scored the last goal of the game at 14:22 but it made no differ-
ence at all in the outcome. “We were the best team in the third and fourth quarters,” said coach Stu Monture after the game. Monture says that conditioning was a big part of training camp this year and it paid off in spades. He also attributes what he calls the perfect storm of a balanced mix between veteran and
young players who all buy into the same system and do what is expected of them. At times the Brampton bench was livid over what they felt were bad calls and no-calls. “I understand Brampton’s frustration, especially in the first half, but we were frustrated some in the second half as well.”
Demons Roger Vyse scores one of his two goals of the night. He also assisted on eight Demons goals to lead the Ohsweken attack with a 10 point game. (Photo by Jim Windle)
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“We feel bad for the refs, too,” said Monture. “There’s new rules for them to get used to, too.” Next week the Demons and the Inferno go at it again, this time in Brampton Friday night at 8 p.m. Saturday afternoon at 1 pm, the Barrie Blizzard will be at the ILA to face the Demons. The Ironmen have the week off.
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Rusty Ironmen lose 22-13 to Niagara By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
The Iroquois Ironmen are having a slow start again this CLax season having dropped its first two games of the year, but last season they were in the same boat as well, only to emerge as the season went on to be the runners up in the Creators Cup final. Following the 22-13 loss in front of a home crowd, new head coach, “Mouse” Henry, was livid. Once the door to the Ironmen dressing room closed behind him, the decibel meter went off the chart as he laid into his team for their poor showing, especially in the second half. “At halftime we were down 9-8 and we had a nice talk in the dressing room, things were starting to roll pretty good,” he said. “We are still struggling with the goaltending situation and conditioning is one of the things we need to improve.” Newly acquired Tommy Montour scored the first goal of the game but Niagara had their own ideas and came out of the first quarter leading the Ironmen 6-3. Lloyd Chrysler and Blue Hill scored the other Iroquois goals.
The Lock Monsters increased that lead to 7-3 at 2:13 but newly acquired scorer Chris Attwood traded from the Demons, got that one back at 3:58.Attwood ended up scoring four times in the second quarter alone as the Ironmen dragged themselves back into the game Travis Hill also scored for the Ironmen to pull within one goal of Niagara at the half, at 9-8. Late in the half Ironmen goaltender Taseh Nanticoke made a pair of sensational stop on a Niagara rush. The ball rebounded to a speeding Attwood who buried it at the other end. Conditioning, or lack thereof, began to cost the Ironmen heavy as the Monsters pilled up three unanswered goals by the 5 minute mark to take charge of the game. Josh Johnson and Chancey Johnson made it 12-9 and 12-10. Chancey Johnson picked up a rebound and ran it behind the net coming out the other side with a perfectly executed wrap-around goal on Grant Crawley in the Niagara net. The Ironmen rally was shortened when an errant pass by Niagara’s Kim Squire bounced off something and
Chancey Johnson scores on a wraparound in Sunday afternoon’s CLax game at the ILA. The Ironmen lost the game 22-13 with most of the damage done in the second half.(Photo by Jim Windle) over Nanticoke’s shoulder. Squire ended up with an 8 point game on three goals and five assists. The third quarter ended 14-11 in favour of the Lock Monsters with the Ironmen
still within striking distance. But in the fourth quarter, it seemed the entire team ran out of gas at the same time. By the 7:28 mark the Monsters had extended their lead to 19-11 and despite a couple of isolated goals from the
Ironmen, the Niagara Lock Monsters had scared up a 21-13 score. Kimbo Squire put the exclamation mark on the game when he netted Niagara’s 22nd goal to close out the scoring.
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Lloyd Chrysler of the Ironmen rings one off the cross bar. Arrows Express graduate Grant Crawley, stoned Ironmen shooters all game.
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Corvairs split weekend games By Jim Windle CALEDONIA
Sunday night the Caledonia Corvairs were in Kitchener to face the Dutchmen. The Kitchener Dutchmen wrestled a win away from the Caledonia Corvairs Sunday night in a 3-2 shootout at the Kitchener Kinsman Arena. Tyler Norrie shocked everyone when he scored Caledonia’s first goal only 26 seconds after the opening face-off, unassisted. But the Ditchies evened the score at 7:32 when Ryo Kobayashi connected with Nate Mitton off for high sticking. Kitchener’s Keli Grant gave the Dutchmen the 2-1 lead in the second period but at 12:30 of the third, Norrie sent the teams into overtime with a powerplay marker assisted by Brandon Montour and Ryan Blunt. Nothing was accomplished in the extra period and the teams selected their participants in the shootout that followed. Caledonia’s Adam Brady went first and scored, but Matt Quilty, Marc Silvestri, Notrrie and Brier Jonathan could not beat Marc Williams in the Kitchener net. Meanwhile, Keli Grant and Phillip Moser got the job one for the
Dutchmen for the extra point. Friday night in Caledonia the Corvairs withstood a third period rally by the Elmira Sugar Kings to hold on to a 4-3 win. The Corvairs went ahead 3-0 after the first period with goals by Tyler Norrie, from Connor Murphy and Ryan Blunt, Spencer Gourlay at 12:23 from Brendan Bomberry and Murphy, and Norrie’s second of the game scored at 16:57 assisted by Gourlay and Jeff Swift. Both of Norrie’s goals came on the powerplay.Blunt made it 4-0 with Caledonia’s third powerplay goal. Gourlay and Norrie assisted. Elmira scored it’s first of the game at 10:33 of the second period when Jake Weldner beat Marcus DelConte in the Caledonia net. In a fight filled third period, the Sugar Kings scored two more but were held back from the tying goal by the Corvairs back-checking and the work of DelConte. At 9:36 of the third period, five fighting penalties were dished out along with three game misconducts. Brandon Bomberry and Fabrizio Ricci were sent to the dressing room for Caledonia as was Adam Brubacher for Elmira, all for fighting.
The first place Caledonia Corvairs will be in for a tough fight this coming Friday night, Jan. 25 at the Haldimand Centre Arena in Caledonia at 7:20 in their only game of the week when they line up against the second place Cambridge Winterhawks. The Hawks are 3 points behind Caledonia and coming on strong. (File Photo by Jim Windle)
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REBELS ANNOUNCE TRYOUTS FOR 2013 The Jr. B Rebels have reason to boast. There are no less than 40 signed professional Canadian Lacrosse League players and coaches in the 2013 CLax rosters who have at one time wore a Rebels jersey. The 5-time and current back-to-back Founders Cup Champion, Six Nations Rebels will be looking to add to the list in future years as the organization continues to produce top quality lacrosse players in their 17-
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Kyle Spurr erased that lead at 13:50 assisted by Mike Ruberto and Chad Spurr. Andrew Letwin restored the Welland at 14:14 ending the period ahead 2-1. Brantford came back strong in the second period scoring the first three goals of the middle frame, two by Ruberto and a single by Chad Spurr at 17:12 on a powerplay. Welland scored late to end the second period with Brantford leading 4-3. John Williamson tied the
Blast take 3 of 4 possible points over the weekend Whalers’ goaltender Rick Miler was the difference Saturday night in Welland when the worst and the first place teams met in Allan Cup Hockey League action. Miller stole the two points with a 6-5 overtime win having been outshot by the powerful Brantford team 49-34. Dan Marwick scored for Welland at 8:26 to get the Whalers crowd into the game.
game at 3:51 before Ruberto scored his hat trick goal at 6:58. Drew Minor tied the game again at 9:08. Nothing was added before the final buzzer so into OT it went. Minor played the hero again by putting the game on ice only 1:39 into the extra period. If there can be a silver lining in the loss in Welland it would be that the extra point for the OT win will likely not hurt them since Welland is in last place with little hope of
Blast captain Chad Spurr splits the Dundas defense in last Friday’s 5-0 shut-out win at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.
Bush Hockey - Bruins and Silverhawks win By Jim Windle OHSWEKEN
The Smoothtown Bruins huge second period propelled them to a 9-5 win over the Spoilers in last Thursday’s Bush Hockey game at the Gaylord Powless Arena. Chandon Hill led the way for the Bruins with four goals and three assists. Mitch Green scored the lone Spoilers goal of the first period, a goal which was erased by Sandy Porter seven minutes later assisted
by Hill. The Bruins took the lead with 3:15 remaining in the period with Hill’s first goal of the night assisted by Cam Pattergo who also racked up a six point game on two goals and four assists. The Spoilers were crushed in the second period as the Bruins attacked with five goals. Hill scored two second period goals while Pattergo, Porter and Tyler Hill added singles. The Spoilers got production from Cam Sault, Scotty
VanEvery and Wayne General. Smoothtown added two more in the third while the Spoilers’ Sault scored his second of the game. The Bruins were fined yet again for not having enough players according to league rules, but those that did show up were the right ones as the Bruins continue to show the rest of the league who’s boss. So far this season they have accumulated $250 in fines. Continued on page 17
catching up to the Blast. Anthony Marshall recorded his first shut out of the season Friday night as the Brantford Blast shut out their highway 403 rivals, the Dundas Real McCoy’s, 5-0 at the Brantford Civic Centre. Brantford dominated the McCoys all night, outshooting them 42-24. Brantford’s special teams made the dif-
ference especially in the second period when Chad Spurr, Ryan Healy and Greg Bullock connected with powerplay goals. There was no scoring in the third period. Bullock scored twice and Cameron Sault added two assists in the Blast win. The Blast still retain a hold on first place with a 16-1-1 record for 33 points heading
into this week’s games. The closest challenger is the Whitby Dunlops with a 11-4-2 record for 25 points. The Blast take another shot at the Dundas Real McCoys this coming Friday at the Market Street Arena in Dundas at 7:45 in their only game of the weekend.
WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
First Nation wants Federal Court to stop ratification of Canada China deal By Camille Bains
THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER A B.C. First Nation has asked the Federal Court to stop Canada from ratifying an investment treaty with China until it and other bands have been consulted. In documents filed with the court in Vancouver, the Hupacasath First Nation said the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act, or FIPPA, would gut its Aboriginal right to resources subject to foreign investment. Councillor Brenda Say-
ers said Monday the band is seeking the injunction because Chinese investors would ultimately control major assets such as coal on its 232,000-hectare territory. She said extraction of resources by foreign firms would strip negotiating powers for First Nations such as hers, which are involved in the treaty process. “Some modern treaties negotiated with British Columbia and Canada address Canada's obligation to consult prior to entering into international agreements which may affect treaty rights,'' the notice of application says. “The government proceed-
ed without any input from First Nations, or Canadians for that matter, so this isn't just a First Nations fight. It just so happens that First Nations are one of the parties that can stop the FIPPA,'' Sayers said. “The other party is the premiers of each province who have not stepped up to the plate.'' The Conservative government has said FIPPA will benefit Canada by increasing trade and investment with China as its economy booms to the point of becoming the largest in the world. Sayers said the deal is troubling because there's been no formal debate in the House
of Commons and Conservative MPs voted down a motion that would have allowed scrutiny by expert witnesses. The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, the Chiefs of Ontario and the Serpentine River First Nation in Ontario are also supporting the injunction. The Canada-China deal would last for 31 years and
period, Trent Hill struck again to take the lead at 7-6 heading into the final period. Silverhawks broke through in the third period scoring the first four goals of the final frame to create a 10-7 lead. The Spirits came back with the next two scored by Travis Hill and John Monture to claw back
to 10-9 game and one goal away from OT. But with 3:25 left, Dave Hill scored for the Silverhawks to hang on to the victory. The Six Nations Mens Hockey League continues this Thursday night at the GPA beginning at 8 pm.
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Bush Hockey - Bruins and Silverhawks win Continued from page 16 In the other game of the night the Silverhawks outlasted the Spirits 11-9. The Spirits led 4-3 after the first period with two goals by John Monture, and single markers by Travis Hill and Delby Powless. Silverhawk goals were delivered by Dave Hill, Murray Porter and Dean Hill. Dean Hill opened the second period with the tying goal for the Silverhawks assisted by Moe Midgely but the Spirits’ Heath Hill and Trent Hill and Derrick Anderson gave their team a two goal 6-4 advantage. The Silverhawks’ Derrick Anderson and Ryan Martin scored the next two goals to tie the game again at 6-6. With 1:31 remaining in the
was set to be ratified late last year, but public pressure has been building against it from people concerned about the environment and potential job losses. The Canadian Labour Congress has also called for a public debate on the agreement Canada negotiated with China last September, saying it would have a huge impact
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Vancouver police chief gives nod to calls for regional police force VANCOUVER
Vancouver's police chief says his department supports a key recommendation from the Robert Pickton inquiry for an amalgamated police force across the Metro Vancouver region. Chief Jim Chu made the comments in an administrative report to be presented to the Vancouver Police Board on Tuesday. The report outlines for the first time the force's official
response to 63 recommendations from inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal. The report also supports Oppal's recommendation that the province commit “to establishing a Greater Vancouver police force through a consultative process with all stakeholders.'' Chu declined comment on whether he favoured a single, unified police force when the recommendations were released last month, although Oppal's plan immediately re-
newed a debate that has long divided the region's mayors. Oppal concluded serial killer Robert Pickton was able to evade arrest for years, in part because he picked up sex workers in Vancouver but murdered them in Port Coquitlam, exploiting rivalries and poor communication between city police and the suburban RCMP. Oppal also found bias against sex workers was a key factor in the botched investigation, and he called for
the renewal of the now-disbanded Vancouver Police and Native Liaison Society. But Chu noted the city already has the Aboriginal Community Police Centre, which he said is doing the job of the former Vancouver Police and Native Liaison Society. Chu will comment further on the department's response to Oppal's report after presenting the VPD report to the police board on Tuesday. The Missing Women Com-
mission of Inquiry released its findings in December, examining years of police failure to track Pickton as he found victims on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and then took them to his suburban Port Coquitlam farm to kill them. Oppal said in his report that Metro Vancouver is the only large area in Canada without a regional police force and that contributed to a lack of co-ordination between two agencies in two jurisdictions
while Pickton continued his killing spree. The former judge and attorney general also said mores studies aren't needed on the regional policing issue, which has been debated for decades. Attorney General Shirley Bond has acknowledged the province recently signed a 20-year contract with the RCMP but noted there's an opt-out clause if there's a decision to move to another model.
Chiefs issue new request to meet Harper By Heather Scoffield
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Top First Nations chiefs from across the country have set aside their differences for now and signed on to a request for yet another meeting with the prime minister — all in an attempt to bring the protest by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to an end. The Assembly of First Nations executive agreed to the request in writing and sent a letter to Stephen Harper on the weekend, calling for a meeting as soon as Thursday — a day by which Shawn Atleo could well be back on the job. Atleo took a sudden sick leave after his controversial meeting with Harper 10 days ago amidst a leadership crisis within the AFN. He issued a statement Monday saying he would be back in the saddle “later this week.'' Unlike the divisive Jan. 11 meeting, this week's proposed meeting with Harper would include a broad range of chiefs as well as Gov.Gen. David Johnston, as requested by Spence. “The intent behind it is to try to end Chief Spence's hunger strike,'' said Morley Googoo, regional chief for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. And unlike the previous meeting, Spence's spokesman says the Cree leader is onside. “We all need to work together,'' said Danny Metatawabin, adding that Spence was feeling “well, chirpy, happy'' on Monday morning despite having spent the last six weeks subsisting only on fish broth and medicinal tea. There's nothing to suggest Harper is inclined to agree to the request, despite the newfound unity among chiefs. Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman for the prime minister, said Harper would respond to the AFN's letter “in due course.'' “For us, the next step is (meeting) National Chief Atleo, one-on-one, to hammer out some of the detail on
the way forward,'' MacDougall said. The Governor General was not included in the previous meeting because it is the government that makes policy decisions in Canada, not the Queen's representative, he added. “And that's how we're still looking at the matter.'' Still, MacDougall acknowledged that there is a great deal of pressure to show concrete results that will lead to material improvements for First Nations peoples. “We have to keep up the momentum and keep showing that there is progress that can be made.'' Googoo said the best way for Harper to show goodwill and immediate progress would be to agree to the Jan. 24 meeting, which would be in addition to the meeting with Atleo to work on treaty implementation and comprehensive claims. Thursday is the AFN's “preferred date'' for a broader meeting, he said, because it is the one-year anniversary of a major summit between chiefs, Harper and Johnston that was supposed to reinvigorate the Crown-First Nation relationship. But the AFN realizes there may be a need for some flexibility on the date since it is so soon, Googoo acknowledged. He said he hopes that a solid commitment to such a meeting would be enough to entice Spence to end her protest. Harper agreed to a meeting with the AFN, but his exclusion of Johnston and his setting of the meeting agenda prompted Spence and many other chiefs to orchestrate a boycott and question the leadership of Atleo, who went into the meeting despite loud protests in the streets. In his statement on Monday, Atleo called for unity and rational discussion of internal disagreements. But he also opened the door to structural changes within the national organization, just as conflicts in the past have led to restructuring. “Many changes were made; many more conversations remain,'' Atleo writes. “Let us ensure that those conver-
sations are conducted with respect, respectful of our traditions, respectful of each other and respectful of our different approaches to winning progress for our peoples.'' But while angry chiefs have muted their criticism of Atleo for now,
they still harbour concerns about his leadership. “For Ontario, we're just trying to maintain focus on what the objectives are.... There's a concern regarding leadership but there's a process and time for that,'' said On-
tario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, who boycotted the Jan. 11 meeting. “The sense of urgency there is that Theresa Spence has indicated that she'll continue on with her hunger strike until such time as a meeting takes place.''
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Crees to contest effort by Strateco to circumvent treaty process Nemaska, QC, NationTalk
Strateco Resources announced yesterday that it has commenced legal proceedings to force Environment Quebec to issue a decision concerning the authorization of the Matoush advanced uranium exploration project. The proceedings also seek to void one of the conditions recommended by COMEX, the joint Cree-Quebec environmental review panel established by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) treaty, that Strateco demonstrate the social acceptability of its project by concluding a written agreement with the Cree Nation of Mistissini. The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee has consistently stated its opposition to uranium mining in all its forms in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory. In August 2012, the Cree Nation enacted a permanent moratorium on uranium exploration, mining, milling and waste emplacement in Eeyou Istchee. The risks to the environment and human health created by uranium mining and waste are unique in scale and duration, and represent a burden on future generations that the Cree Nation is not prepared to assume. “The Cree Nation fully supports environmentally and socially sustainable and equitable development in our territory, including mining,” said Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come. “At the same time, the importance of social acceptability of proposed development projects in Eeyou Istchee has long been recognized by Quebec, and was reaffirmed in the Paix des Braves agreement of 2002. This fundamental principle is properly reflected in COMEX’s recommendation concerning the Matoush project.” “In commencing this legal action, Strateco is seeking to circumvent the Cree Nation’s treaty rights, particularly the treaty process of environmental and social impact assessment under the JBNQA, and force a decision in its favour,” Grand Chief Coon Come
noted. “Strateco is mistaken in insisting that the federal authorizations that it has obtained to date entitle it to an authorization from Environment Quebec. The federal authorizations cannot
determine whether uranium mining and uranium waste are acceptable for the Cree Nation and for Quebec.” The Cree Nation’s position regarding uranium mining is widely shared in
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
New Credit organizing solidarity rally for January 24 By Stephanie Dearing NEW CREDIT
New Credit council hopes that a large number of community members, neighbours and friends of the First Nation, including area politicians, will participate in a planned solidarity march and rally Thursday, January 24. The event, said Chief Bryan LaForme during an information forum held at Lloyd S. King on Saturday, was organized by council in order to show New Credit's “opposition to federal legislation.” Special invitations to the march, which will see a partial slow-down of traffic on Highway Six between Hagersville and New Credit, were extended to County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy, Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt, as well as Brantford Mayor Chris Friel and area MPs and MPPs. The rally will kick off at 10:30 am at the Mississauga of New Credit Industrial Building (78 Mississauga Road) with speakers, including at least one youth representative. Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Grand Chief Gord Peters is expected to be in attendance.
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New Credit members and councillors met on Saturday to go over plans for a solidarity rally New Credit council has organized for January 24. Council decided to hold the rally to show opposition to federal legislation impacting First Nations and non-Native Canadians. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). “Council is encouraging everybody to bring good minds,” said LaForme, telling those who came Saturday the rally is to be peaceful, with a goal “to slow down traffic and raise awareness.” Despite the fact that band council has organized the rally, Chief LaForme stressed council does not want to take way from the Idle No More movement. Council had committed to the information meeting and the solidarity rally in December, writing the Chiefs of Ontario of their intentions to show opposition to the federal budget omnibus Bill C-45. “The youth made it very
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before selling the Kapyong Barracks site. A spokeswoman for the Department of Defence said the government filed its appeal late Friday afternoon. “The main grounds for appeal are that the Federal
Court judge made errors in law with respect to what he ordered and his analysis of
the duty to consult,” Kathleen Guillot said. This will indefinitely ex-
tend the legal battle over the 64.7 hectares of prime real estate at Kenaston Boulevard
and Grant Avenue, which has now lasted more than five years.
Tories appeal Kapyong ruling a second time NationTalk OTTAWA For the second time, the federal government is appealing a court decision requiring it to fully consult Treaty 1 First Nations in Manitoba
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$21.75 - $24.38
Jan. 23, 2013
Ontario Disability Support Program Brantford/Hamilton/St. Catharines
$1,153.93 $1,346.88 per week
Jan. 23, 2013
Casual Bus Driver
Grand River Employment & Training, Ohsweken
Jan. 24, 2013
Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing Inc., Hamilton
Jan. 25, 2013
Aboriginal Health Promotion Consultant
Health Nexus, Toronto
Jan. 28, 2013
Infrastructure Maintenance Worker
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations
Jan. 30, 2013 @ noon
3 Board Members
Community Living Six Nations, “Ronatahskats”
Jan. 30, 2013
Bus Driver and Bus Driver Aide
Sharp Bus Lines, Brantford
Jan. 31, 2013
Youth Justice Services, Brantford
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Probation and Parole Officer
Probation and Parole Services, Caledonia
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Jan. 31, 2013
Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board, Six Nations
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Jan. 31, 2013
Manager of Facility Services
Grand Erie District School Board
$117,718 - $124,959
Feb. 1, 2013
Registered Early Childhood Educator
Little Treasures, Six Nations
Feb. 3, 2013
Accounts Payable/Administration Clerk
Urban Native Homes Inc., Hamilton
$23,660 - $27,300
Feb. 4, 2013
Iroquois Caucus Coordinator
Iroquois Caucus (Work from own home/office) 3 days per week $600 per week
Feb. 8, 2013
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Primary Prevention Unit, Social Services
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Thank you Dreamcatcher Fund for my Baseball regAt the West Haldimand istration & equipment. Very Hospital, Hagersville on much appreciated. Thursday January 17, 2013. Laura Hill Ruth (Mt.Pleasant) Ramirez Thank you age 80 years. Beloved wife of 50 years to Victor. Loving mother of James and We want to thank the Becky, Terry and Joe, and Dreamcatcher Foundation Vickie. Dear grandma of for sponsoring our proJames, and Rachel. Sister gram at the Brantford Gymof Frank and the late Ruth nastics Academy. Mt.Pleasant, Anne and Glen From Chloe & Lucy Styres Freeman, and Richard and Bernice Mt.Pleasant. Sister-inlaw of Natalie. Also survived by many nieces and nephNotice ews. Predeceased by granddaughter, Courtney; parents, Robert and Eva (Johnson) Mt.Pleasant; sister, Margaret Girl’s Box Lacrosse (Alan); brothers, Thomas (Anita), Harold (Audrey), and Practice Ronald. Ruth spent 45 years as a RPN primarily with the Winter Girl’s box lacrosse Chedoke Hospital in Hamilton. A Memorial Service will be practice for interested playheld at the Ohsweken Baptist Church on Tuesday Januers 11-21 years old. Feb 4, ary 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, from be made to the Diabetes Association. www.rhbander8-9 pm at the ILA Arena. son.com Cost $50.00. Contact Holly Cowan for more info 905765-5220 Gordon Lyle McNaughton Gordon Lyle McNaugthon Notice born November 3, 1943 passed away peacefully at Six Nations Pageant his home in Winnipeg on Planning Committee Saturday, January 12, 2013 Will be meeting at recreafter a lengthy battle with ation board room across cancer. Gord’s final mo- from rec office, East end of ments in this life was spent building. On Wed., Jan. 23, surrounded by his loved 7–9 p.m. and Feb. 6th/2013 ones. Left to cherish memo- and every other Wed. there ries of Gord are; his mother after. We are seeking memMarie, wife Trina, children; bers, we are also seeking Robert, Darryl, Darlene, Danny (Nikky) and Kenny, broth- ideas for the coming year. ers; Bruce (June), Ted (Julie), Randy (Barb), sisters; San- Please plan to attend, thank dy (Len), Rosiland, Debbra and Leasi as well as many you. grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and Pets many very dear friends. Gord often returned home to Six Nations to renew his many old friendships. Pups wanted for good At Gord’s request, cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Gord’s life including the music he loved, homes. Call Bob or Betty best stories, favourite horses, places he has been and any Johnson 905-920-4678. amusing anecdotes from his many friends will take place Services on: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Ross Johnson’s 2319 3rd Line Rd., Six Nations from 2:00 P.M. …. Engine Rebuilding RAMIREZ: RUTH
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Unprecedented gathering marks the 150th anniversary of 1863 Peace Treaty ACTION ALERT Indigenous Nations from across the United States and Canada and their Allies will converge at the Yankton Sioux Reservation, South Dakota for a historical event, “Gathering to Protect the Sacred From the Tar Sands and Keystone XL.” Taking place January 23rd-25th, 2013, this event will be held at the Ft. Randall Hotel and Casino, 38538 South Dakota Highway 46, Pickstown, SD, 57356. Those attending intend to sign an International Treaty to effectively block the Keystone XL TransCanada Pipeline. Representatives of Indigenous Nations and their Allies including farmers and ranchers, business and environmental leaders, leading treaty and environmental lawyers, news media, and other concerned citizens will gather for unprecedented unified action. This International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands and Keystone XL will build upon the Save the Fraser River Declaration, the Rights of Mother Earth Accord, Indigenous Leaders Spiritual Declaration, the Earth Charter, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This International
Treaty between Indigenous Nations is grounded in the January 23rd, 1863 Pawnee Nation and Ihanktonwan Dakota / Nakota Peace Treaty. Witnessed by representatives of the Ponca Nation and the United States government this was the first written Peace Treaty between Indian Nations in history. The Gathering will be opened by Sacred Ceremony to honor the Treaty of 1863 as well as to formalize a united stand by the Pawnee Nation and the Yankton Sioux Tribe to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. With this legal and spiritual foundation other Indigenous Nations and Allies will unite at the conclusion of the Gathering in the signing of the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands and Keystone XL. President Barack Obama has been directly invited to send a representative to the gathering to hear all concerned and to witness the unprecedented unified action that will be taken. Through this action the United States Government will be notified that any future approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
will be considered a further grave abrogation of the 1863 Treaty, and possibly other related treaties and would have very regrettable consequences. For instance, on December 21st 2012 by Resolution, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council also stated they were “vehemently opposed to the construction of the TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline Project on any Aboriginal or Treaty lands”. More information can be found at www.protectthesacred.org The Ihanktonwan Treaty Council, the Pawnee Nation, the Brave Heart Society, and the Four Worlds International Institute are hosting the event. We are calling on all allies help build the buzz and the momentum that this gathering is taking place. As the outcomes become clearer we will report back and offer suggestions on how to celebrate and communicate the results. Website: www.protectthesacred.org Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ ProtectTheSacred Twitter account: @protectsacred
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WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013
Tekawennake News Weather Summary Tekawennake's Seven Day Forecast
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, your domestic side will come out this week when you decide to play host or hostess to friends or family. You may reveal some surprising skills in the kitchen.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
It will take fast action for you to get something accomplished this week, Taurus. If you blink, the opportunity may pass you by, so get moving.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Wednesday Snow Likely -11 / -13
Partly Cloudy -9 / -10
The slow sinking of air associated with high pressure is known as?
Cancer, there are a few obstacles you will have to overcome before you can move on to something more enjoyable this week. Make the hard work a priority and the rest will follow.
Day Wed Thu Fri Sat
Partly Cloudy -2 / -4
Partly Cloudy 2 / -1
Day Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Peak Times AM PM 9:07-11:07 8:37-10:37 9:56-11:56 9:26-11:26 10:44-12:44 10:14-12:14 11:30-1:30 11:00-1:00
Peak Times Day AM PM Sun 11:31-1:31 11:01-1:01 Mon ---11:47-1:47 Tue 12:33-2:33 1:03-3:03
Sun/Moon Chart This Week
Sunrise 7:43 a.m. 7:42 a.m. 7:41 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 7:39 a.m. 7:38 a.m. 7:37 a.m.
Sunset 5:21 p.m. 5:22 p.m. 5:24 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:26 p.m. 5:28 p.m. 5:29 p.m.
Moonrise 2:28 p.m. 3:22 p.m. 4:19 p.m. 5:19 p.m. 6:21 p.m. 7:25 p.m. 8:29 p.m.
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Libra, if you find you have been falling behind on things or simply cannot seem to get organized, then it’s time to reconsider your approach.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, when party planning is put into your hands, you are right in your element as a natural leader. You are bound to have all of the details perfect.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Someone could require a pep talk this week, and you are the person for the job, Sagittarius. Figure out ways to downplay any struggles and point out all that this person has accomplished.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
You may find a turnaround in your financial situation has finally arrived, Capricorn. Just don’t spend all of that newfound money in one place. Put some into an account for later.
Pisces, it may be a challenge to balance work and home life responsibilities this week. Aim for a 60/40 split of requirements.
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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Flexibility will be the key this week, Virgo. If you are able to bend, then you will be much more successful than if you are rigid in your opinions and actions.
Aquarius, you may need someone to light a fire under you this week. Welcome this effort because once you get going you will be able to accomplish anything.
Moonset 4:55 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 6:21 a.m. 6:57 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8:01 a.m. 8:29 a.m.
AND GET YOUR REMOTE CAR STARTER BEFORE IT SNOWS
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Snow Likely -13 / -16
C H E C K T H E W E AT H E R
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Maintain the status quo this week, Leo. You may be tempted to do things differently, but going with the flow and not rocking the boat is the best approach this week.
Snow Possible -6 / -11
Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week
Today we will see cloudy skies with a 60% chance of snow, high temperature of -11º. West wind 11 km/h. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of -13º. West northwest wind 7 km/h.
You may need to reconsider your purchasing power, Gemini. Your finances may not be what they seem at this moment, and you could need to play things conservatively.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Snow Possible -7 / -12
CLUES ACROSS 1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes
17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of “My Three Sons” 19. Oprah’s Broadway show 22. Ceaser, egg and tossed 23. Oarlock 24. Agile, lively (nautical) 25. Skim or dart 26. And, Latin
27. Embodies 28. Gallivants 30. Hyperbolic cosecant 32. Rural delivery 33. Atomic #89 34. Opposite of wealthy 36. Imus and Knotts 39. Yellow ageratum species 41. Large tropical Am. lizard 43. Late Show star 46. Armor breastplate 47. “Death in the Family” author 48. Liquors from rice 50. Bread for a burger 51. Yeast 52. 100 = 1 tala in W. Samoa 53. Two-year-old sheep 54. Hyrax or cony 55. Engine additive
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1. Danish krone (abbr.) 2. Insect repellents 3. Move sideways 4. October’s birthstones 5. __ Alto, California city 6. Mark of healed tissue 7. Somewhat purple 8. Egg mixture cooked
until just set 9. Past tense of bid 11. Ancient stone slab bearing markings 13. 9th month (abbr.) 16. Thrown into a fright 18. A playful antic 20. “Waiting for Lefty” playwright 21. Ultrahigh frequency 28. Cutting gun barrel spirals 29. Youth loved by Aphrodite 30. Get by begging 31. Cleans by scrubbing vigorously 34. Bubonic calamity 35. Radioactivity unit 37. Bow (Sanskrit) 38. Legless reptiles 40. Thick piece of something 41. A distinct part of a list 42. Regarding (Scottish prep.) 43. Something that is owed 44. Mild exclamation 45. River in Spain 49. Variation of 17 down
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