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Friels “funky year” has begun By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
It would appear that the “funky year” Brantford Mayor Chris Friel predicted for 2013 on New Years Day has begun. The Kanyen’kekake of the Ouse / Grand River Territory (Mohawk Workers) have been pursuing legal means to access vital information regarding land that has been presumed to belong to the city or the county. Several weeks ago the Mohawks began collections procedures through a US based commercial collections agency demanding payment of $734 billion in back lease payments and revenues through sales of land throughout Brantford and the County of Brant. Beyond the apparent inability of the city or county to produce legal documentation of proper transfer or surrender of certain lands in and around Brantford, the claim is also based on statements made by two city mayors. On April 19th, 1994, then Mayor Bob Taylor acknowledged the debt owed and the unaccounted for land and struck a committee to look into it. “About 80% of Brantford is under land claim and the total monetary value of the claims is about $250 billion,” said Mayor Taylor at the time. By adding the government standard interest rate of 6% compounded interest, that figure is now $734 billion. Mayor Taylor’s acknowledgement came a year before Six Nations Elected Band Council filed its 29 land claims with the federal government seeking the same things the Mohawks are still seeking today: An accounting of lands and money. These claims have languished in dusty government files ever since. It appeared the issue was going to get the attention it deserves when a new and fresh thinking Mayor took office in the person of Chris Friel who made many friends at Six Nations with his willingness to listen and to research the true history of Brantford and its relationship with Six Nations. In 2000, Mayor Friel made some bold statements
in an article titled “Friel backs Native land claims” published in the Expositor’s August 28th edition, in which he is seeking fair and diligent attention to these long ignored land claims. “I believe that land claim is totally valid,” he said then as he called for a “true accounting of money that is owed and land that belongs to Six Nations’ peoples .... It’s time to honour what we have taken and give it back.” He told the Expositor that he has spent much time over his six years in office attempting to understand the relationship shared between local native and non-native people. He also had at his disposal the committee report that Taylor had ordered years before to reference. He was not a novice in local native issues, even at a very young age, and his comments were based on study and facts as he knew them at the time. He estimated a figure in the “hundreds of millions” saying it was worth paying to resolve the issues once and for all. Now, 12 years later, in a response to the collection agency employed to seek restitution on behalf of the Kanyen’kekake of the Ouse / Grand River Territory, the official stance of city hall is that they owe nothing to Six Nations or the Mohawks. But Friel does not see any inconsistency on the matter at all. “Part of that statement was the moneys as they relate to the Six Nations trust fund and are separate from the land itself and should not be lumped together,” Friel said in a telephone interview Tuesday morning. “My statements under this council have been very clear, that we get to the table and negotiate these issues. There has been no change in our position.” Monday, Jason Bowman, an assistant to Bill Squire who is the delegated spokesperson for the Mohawk Workers, requested city clerk Lori Wolfe to produce public records, including the results of Mayor Taylor’s committee and any subsequent committees into the land claims issue, for inspection by the Mohawks’ delegation, using section 253 (1) of the Municipal
Brantford Mayor Chris Friel’s New Years prediction that 2013 would be a “funky year” is coming true already. The Kanyen’kekake of the Ouse / Grand River Territory (Mohawk Workers) are seeking restitution for two hundred years of what they believe have been systematic land thefts and assumed title. (Photo by Jim Windle) Act, Chapter 25. Wolfe informed Bowman Monday that pulling these documents for inspection would take more time, but said she would comply, perhaps by Tuesday or Wednesday. The Mohawk Workers believe that both mayors made their statements independent of each other and several years apart after seeing the results of previous historical records and committee studies. These are the records and documents the Mohawks are trying to gain access to. Friel does not acknowledge as legitimate the Mohawk Workers who have been occupying the former Kanata Village for five years, and he makes his position on that clear as well. “I want to make it very clear that I will not support this group and any reference that I made dealing with land claims in the Haldimand Tract, which has been my position forever, has nothing to do with this group,” says Friel. “If I am discussing claims, we talk as a municipal council first to the Elected Council of Six Nations. That is the group that we went to Ottawa to lobby with the Tricouncil initiative. We have gone to the Longhouse and have spoken with the Confederacy and that would be the other group that we have spoken to in the past
and would acknowledge. But I don’t understand the position of these individuals (Mohawk Workers).
It is the Mohawk Workers stance that the Haldimand Proclamation was and is a Mohawk document which
includes “such others” as it is worded but was made manifest by the Mohawk Nation.
Proud mother, Tiffany and her partner, Bryan Hill Sr. with little Bryan Hill Jr.
First baby of year already a heart-breaker By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD Weighing in at six pounds, nine ounces little Bryan Hill Jr. is the first Six Nations baby of the New Year. Born on New Year's Day at 12:40 p.m., Bryan was the second baby of the year born at the Brantford Gen-
eral Hospital. Proud mother, Tiffany and her partner, Bryan Hill Sr. were happy to see Bryan's button nose. Because she is diabetic, the birth of Bryan could have taken a tragic turn, and indeed, Bryan was born a bit sooner than anticipated. Tiffany said she had planned a natural birth, but
when little Bryan's heart rate began dropping, action had to be taken, and Bryan was born via a Cesarean section. The little guy who, with his adorable cheeks and full head of fine black hair, is already a heart-breaker nicely and is now doing very well. The family is now happily back at home.
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No idling by for Idle No More movement By Stephanie Dearing HAMILTON
Between 200 and 300 people – the young, the old, able-bodied and disabled, Native and non-Native – met up at the Fortino's grocery plaza on Dundurn Road in Hamilton on January 5 with a plan for a march and a temporary blockade of Highway 403. The rally was a loud message to anyone listening, making it known there is widespread support for a reconfigured relationship between Canada and First Nations and support for Chief Theresa Spence in her hunger strike. The gathered crowd was largely non-Native, although a number of Six Nations members participated in the rally and blockade of the highway. Some carried yoga mats while others had their dogs with them. While people expressed discontent and even anger for the budget omnibus bill C-45 pushed through parliament by the Conserva- Hundreds of people gathered in Hamilton on January 5 to send a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the Idle No More movement is not going away any time soon. A peaceful march led to a temporary blockade of Highway 403, where protesters briefly took possession of the pavement with a tive government, the mood Round Dance. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). of those who gathered was buoyant, positive and proudly and blockade was “to support More, we're not idling by anyly determined. the Idle No More movement and more. We are standing up for “It's good to see our own just to keep it in Harper's vision our rights, we are standing up as people finally standing up that we're not going away like he a people to talk about these issues and fighting for our rights,” was hoping ... He's still not do- and to try to bring awareness.” said Six Nations member ing anything so we're not going to “Unfortunately in Canadian Kahyonhan-oron. “Bill stop. We're going to continue.” history, there is a lack of eduC-45 will affect non-Natives Burning said while people cation, and no disrespect, but I just as much as us. It's good were in support of the Aboriginal think the Canadian public is rewe're standing together. I'm movement, they were also proally ignorant about the history of so proud.” testing legislation “that will detriAboriginal people. We were not Another Six Nations mentally affect our water, our air a conquered people ... when the member who called himself and our land. We're not the only non-Natives came to this land we Brian Canadian, spoke about people who drink water, we're not agreed to live together,” said Mathe residential schools, and the only people that need air.” racle. how his grandparents were “It's important to protect MothShe described the movement “locked up in the Mush er Earth,” said Six Nations mem- “as a time for people to be unitHole,” not allowed to speak ber Yvonne Maracle addressing ed, to come together. It's a good their language. “I never the crowd before they briefly shut start, because people are starting learned how to speak Modone the westbound lanes of the to listen.” hawk myself because it was 403. Maracle appreciated the supagainst us. And now, with Tekawennake spoke to Maraport from non-Native people, and Canada, they're allowed to cle when the protesters stopped to pointed out Bill C-45 affects the speak all different types of take possession of the 403 with a land and water, which affects all nationalities.” Round Dance. Canadians “and affects the chilTodd Baumer said he was First Nations leaders, said Madren to come too. So if we don't there because he had been racle, “are supportive over all and start to look after it, who is gothinking and concluded trying to encourage” their people. ing to?” “the president of the Royal “This is one of the few times in The march took about two Bank wouldn't have to go on history that we're actually going hours, and while the eastbound a hunger strike to meet the out and keeping it alive, the istraffic on the 403 was not directly Prime Minister.” sues. Considering our whole hisaffected, drivers slowed down to 254 North Park St. Brantford 519-756-9900 Organizer Myka Burning tory of things, we've come a long get a good look. There was one said the purpose of the ralway and like Idle says Idle No fender-bender as a result. www.brantford.ca/gretzkycentre
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Six Nations woman urges unity By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS
“I just knew intuitively I had to go,” said a Six Nations elder, speaking of her recent visit with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence. Spence is currently camped on Victoria Island in Ottawa, where she is on a hunger strike in a bid to have Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a crown representative meet with First Nations leaders to discuss establishing a new relationship. Harper broke his silence and issued a statement on January 5, saying he will meet with a delegation selected by the Assembly of First Nations on January 11, 2013. Kahehti:io travelled to Ottawa to see Chief Spence just after Christmas. The Chief was resting that day “because she was feeling tired and a little weak. We managed to see her around 6:30 pm.” The 20 minute visit with Chief Spence “gave me strength, just heightened my strength and my belief in what we can do, what we can achieve,” said the Kahehti:io. “She is just amazing. She said I have to do this for my people. I have to do this.” “My question was, as Haudenosaunee people, with Clan Mothers and Chiefs and a big community, I said Theresa, what can we do ... to further our healing and what we need. She said, Jan go back and tell your people, the Chiefs and the Clan Mothers and your community ... tell them that you must unite. You must all unite and come to resolutions for your needs in your community. And then she said that's what we must all do across Turtle Island is to come to focus on our spiritual, physical, mental, emotional needs through resolutions.” Kahehti:io credits Chief Spence with bringing the attention of the world to Indigenous issues in Canada. “I call her our Indian angel,” said Kahehti:io. “She's created awareness around the world.” While she does not characterize herself as an activist, Kahehti:io is perturbed that neither Six Nations Elected Council nor Con-
federacy Council have issued statements on Chief Spence's hunger strike. “I have to speak the words of our elders, our ancestors. They said never give up because once you give up all the generations will suffer,” said Kahehti:io. She said the way Six Nations can return to strength is to “bring back our own” education, laws and religion. Kahehti:io has not only spent one day fasting in support of Chief Spence, she also spent Christmas day with Aamjiwnaang First Nation members, who were blockading a CN rail line in Sarnia at the time as part of the Idle No More movement. She was also recently invited to meet and participate with a National Women's Committee, comprised of Native representatives from all nations across the country. “We're going to come together to put forth some resolutions for each nation. Hopefully those resolutions then will be incorporated into other people's resolutions, whereby we can come up with a national resolution for our people.” “I'm excited about that, we're going to meet as soon as we can. That's my next step.” But Kahehti:io said she won't stop working to support Six Nations Clan Mothers “to help the m find their voice as Onkwe hon'we women.” Kahehti:io has been meeting with some Clan Mothers and giving them information about Idle No More and the proposed legislation being considered by the federal government. Kahehti:io is holding a to-
Six Nations Elder Janice Longboat met with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence December 27th at her encampment on Victoria Island, across from the parliament buildings in Ottawa. Longboat brought a message from Chief Spence back to Six Nations. (Photo by Lisa VanEvery) bacco ceremony on January 11, 8:15 am at the old Council House to lend strength to the First Nation representatives who will be meeting with Harper. “We must sent out that energy and ask the Creator for guidance and
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Elected Council has difficulty determining position on Idle No More By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
When it comes to the Idle No More movement, Six Nations Elected Council appeared torn on what approach it should take during the January 7 meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Elected Chief William Montour had tabled the item on the agenda. “I've been deluged by calls wondering what we're going to do,” he told his colleagues. “I've actually not said nothing on it because I didn't want to jump ahead of the community.” To date, Elected Council has not issued a statement on the movement or on Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike, which is nearing 30 days. However, Council did pay for a bus to take community members to Ottawa for a National Day of Action on December 22. “I'm a little concerned that a number of chiefs seem to be using that as a platform and I'm not in favour of that. This is a grassroots movement and it deserves the respect of leadership to accept it as that,” Montour continued. Elected Chief Montour said he wanted direction from
council “and the community of what they want us to do as the leadership of the community, where they want us to take this.” Despite that expression, Montour and Elected Councillor Ava Hill (District Two) travelled to Ottawa Tuesday, and are expected to be in the city for most of the week, said Six Nations Communication Officer Karen Best. It is not yet known if Montour or Hill might be part of the delegation that is to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday January 11. “There are only 20 seats,” said Best. The Prime Minister tasked the Assembly of First Nations with selecting delegates for the meeting. Six Nations consultant Richard Powless is in the process of preparing an analysis of the legislation that has been passed by the federal government (Budget Omnibus Bill C-45) as well as other legislation that is currently being considered by either the senate or by parliament. Elected Council will make that analysis widely available to the community. During a prolonged discussion on Idle No More Elected Councillor Lewis Staats
Leona Moses attended Six Nations Elected Council’s Committee of the Whole to read two letters written by church organizations in support of Chief Spence’s hunger strike. Both letters were written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging him to meet with First Nations leaders and Chief Spence. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). (District Six) urged his colleagues to make a definitive statement on the legislation that would be shared not just with the community but with the Prime Minister and other relevant government ministers. Outspoken District Four
Councillor Helen Miller advocated Six Nations simply put the Prime Minister on notice that “his laws don't apply here.” District Two Elected Councillor Ava Hill advocated empowering Six Nations members by providing them
with correct information about parliamentary legislation. “There's a lot of misinformation out there,” she said. She suggested council be involved at the chief's level to “keep on top of things,” while encouraging “grass roots. Let's do it together, let's be unified.” Elected Councillor Melba Thomas also agreed with the message of unity, calling on her colleagues to offer a peaceful hand out to Bill Squires and the Mohawk Workers as well as Confederacy Council. During the discussion, community member Leona Moses asked for some time to talk. She read two letters to the Commitee of the Whole, one from the Anglican Church of Canada, the other from the Lutheran and Mennonite Churches. Both letters were written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging him to meet with Chief Spence and other Aboriginal leaders and encouraging the creation of a new relationship between the government and Canada's First Nations with a focus on reconciliation. “Reconciliation,” Mo-
ses read from the Anglican Church letter, “also will require changes in the relationship between Aboriginal people and the government of Canada. The federal government, along with the provincial governments, historically has taken a social welfare approach to its dealings with Aboriginal people. This approach fails to recognize the unique legal status of Aboriginal peoples as the original peoples of this country. Without that recognition, we run the risk of continuing the assimilationist policies and the social harms that were integral to the residential schools.” During Tuesday's Elected Council meeting, John Henhawk asked for help in paying for two buses. The buses will travel to Ottawa on January 11. With full agreement from council, the buses will leave from Iroquois Plaza early on Friday morning. The departure time has not yet been set. More information will be available through Karen Best at Six Nations Administration, through the Idle No More Six Nations' Facebook site, or by calling Henhawk at 519-732-0185.
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Don’t always believe what you read in the press Has anyone ever wondered if the mainstream Canadian media is being manipulated by the federal government, especially under Stephen Harper’s fascist style regime? For us, any doubt about it has been washed away by the initial absence of news coverage of any of the dozens of large and peaceful Flash Mobs and Round Dance demonstrations at malls and shopping centres from Vancouver to Halifax, across the USA and even into New Zealand and Europe. But as the “Idle no More” movement grows, it has become impossible for the corporate media to ignore any longer, so, the next best thing is to misdirect the public with unlearned and willful misinformation in an attempt to deflect from the real issues and towards something else — like alleged financial irregularities at Attawapiskat thrown in Spence’s face these days. If there was or was not irregularities really has nothing to do with Harper’s suite of legislations against Onkwehon:we people across the country. Don’t get drawn into that red herring argument which the Tory’s are now busily bantering about. Even now that Harper has committed to arrange a meeting with some leaders on January 11th, who is it he is meeting with? Those who have joined the Canadian politic already, and as such, have to ultimately bow the knee to Canadian law and Canada’s self-proclaimed but illegitimate authority over Onkwehon:we people. Harper refers to the “elimination of a lot of red tape” when he explains to the mainstream media why these bills are being put forward. Guess who that “red tape” is. It is you! You, who are standing in the way of his big oil buddies bid to pipe low grade oil across Traditional Territories without any form of consultation or accommodation. You, who are protecting the environment so that all people’s future generations can enjoy and sustain their lives. The sad part is, some Native leaders and “Fort Indians” are even siding with Harper. We advise our readers not to consider Canada’s mainstream media’s take on the subject. Remember, these are the same media outlets that still refer to Six Nations land protectors as “terrorists”, “criminals” and “thugs”. Are we exaggerating? Here are a few editorial bits which have been published in the past week in the right wing, corporate media: “The threat of suicide is always ill advised or rooted in selfishness. In the regrettable case of Theresa Spence, it appears to be a case of both. Apart from Spence’s inexcusable blackmailing of the prime minister, it’s evident she’s unreasonable. Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan has expressed a willingness to meet with Spence, but he’s been rebuffed.” - Calgary Herald editorial board. “Chief Spence has parked herself on an island in the Ottawa River, is on Day 17 of a hunger strike, and all around her, the inevitable cycle of hideous puffery and horse manure that usually accompanies native protests swirls. It is tempting to see the action as one of intimidation, if not terrorism: She is, after all, holding the state hostage to vaguely articulated demands.” - Christy Blatchford for the National Post. “I started looking into Attawapiskat’s situation. Attawapiskat is a small town in Northern Ontario. About 1500 people living 300 homes. But they have 3 chiefs on the payroll, 18 councillors on the payroll — that’s 21 full-time politicians. Did you know that in the middle of the so-called housing crisis where they need more money that Chief Theresa and the band has $9 million stock portfolio...Attawapiskat has $9 million [in stocks] - like in Apple, in China Mobile, in Banks. Maybe if you have a housing crisis you sell a few stocks.” Ezra Levant for the Sun Media Network. To set the record straight, Spence did not start the movement, she is not grand standing for her own benefit, and she is not blackmailing Harper to meet with her personally. We have heard it said even here at Six Nations that some refuse to support Spence because “she is committing suicide” and that his not allowed under the Great Law. But following that logic, every time someone puts themselves in harms way for the greater good of their future generations, as many Onkwehon:we people have throughout history, is that suicide, or is that courage under fire? Should the indigenous people of Turtle Island have simply handed over the keys to the continent without putting themselves in harms way to try and protect it for todays generation to continue that same fight? There is a thin line between suicide and courage. The end goal of suicide is to die, while the motivation behind courage under impossible odds is to live free. As for us, we support the “Idle no More” movement and also Chief Spence in her courageous stand against today’s colonizers led by Stephen Harper. More of us should have that kind of moxy.
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Negotiate First Nations Treaty Rights, Labour Leaders Urge, in Support of Chief Theresa Spence CAW Two of the country’s largest private sector unions are calling on the federal government to meet with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence immediately, leading into a formal treaty meeting with First Nations. The Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union are expressing concern for Chief Spence’s safety as she goes into her second week of a hunger strike, demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston. The unions urge the federal government to use a collective bargaining approach with the First Nations people over treaty rights. “For our entire existence as a country, the federal government has abused the rights of the First Nations people,” said CAW National President Ken Lewenza. “This is no more apparent than in Chief Spence’s community of Attawapiskat where a year later, the town is still without adequate housing and infrastructure as the winter sets back in.” Lewenza said that he and many others have been deeply moved by the courage and tenacity shown by Chief Spence, who is in the seventh day of the hunger strike. The union leaders are adding their voices to the legions of supporters through the emerging #Idlenomore movement. During the hunger strike, Chief Spence is living in a teepee on Victoria Island in the Ottawa River, near the Supreme Court of Canada and the House of Commons. “Chief Theresa Spence’s fight for her people is similar to that labour movement and so many other groups - the fight for dignity, respect, and equality,” said CEP National President Dave Coles. “It is urgently necessary that the government reach an equitable agreement with the First Nations people. As a country, we know all too well the reality of centuries of colonization, inequality and abuse. “On behalf of more than 300,000 working women and men across Canada, we are urging the federal government to live up to its responsibility to aboriginal people and meet with Chief Theresa Spence and other aboriginal leaders,” said Coles.
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Attawapiskat audit another indication of government’s bad faith Winnipeg, MB
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs spoke out today about the timely release of the Attawapiskat audit. Grand Chief Nepinak's statement is as follows: The timely release of the leaked audit conducted by Deloitte on the Attawapiskat First Nation by an anonymous source and then posted on the Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada's website is nothing more than a smear campaign against a Chief and a community that are standing up and challenging the power mechanisms in government that continue to try and oppress us. This latest web posting and media release from the government is yet another indication of the bad faith and malicious tactics they use to keep the public misinformed about the realities of Indigenous people living in the Canadian state. It is my observation that this campaign of misinformation incites divisiveness in the Canadian population at a time when we are calling on all Canadians to stand together with us in opposition to the loss of integrity in the democratic institutions that have shaped the Canadian experience. This divisiveness that is being promoted through these types of actions without telling the whole story behind the numbers is fueling the racism and hatred that is contributing to the violence we see against our people every day in the social media and the streets of the cities and towns across this country. People tend to think that accounting speaks for itself however accounting and standards applied to First Nations communities are entirely political, arbitrary, and manipulated to meet government objectives of containing and assimilating us while the vast wealth of our ancestral lands is exploited. This federal government's Indigenous termination policies are made practical by hundreds of well-paid Indian Act bureaucrats who are tasked with the implementation of policy through accounting and the imposition of punitive fiscal consequences. The government claims an 'independent audit' was performed. This statement is purely to imply a lack of bias in accounting
and audits. This is a falsehood considering a robust speculators economy exists amongst accountants and accounting firms across Canada who know that it is much more lucrative for them to make $15-$20,000 a month on a First Nation community in a co-management or third party management scenario than it is to report a clean
audit once a year. The reality is that accountants and firms have an indirect financial incentive to raise quality questions about a First Nations internal accounting standards when they know this might push a community into the very lucrative intervention policy of the department of Indian affairs. The intervention market is mo-
nopolized by accounting firms who do both audits and co-management and third party management. The Harper Government and its supporters continue to lambast First Nation Chiefs such as Chief Spence for lack of accountability for dollars received despite the fact that the Attawapiskat First Nation was in co-manage-
ment and third party situations during the time frame this audit was conducted by Deloitte. The question that needs to be answered is where is the accountability framework for these managers that are chosen by the Harper government to assist these First Nations move towards a path of financial sustainability.
Deloitte is also the same firm that the Harper government has defended over the last few months for the $19.8-million contract, equivalent to $90,000 a day, that was awarded to the company in order to advise Harper on cost-cutting measures to First Nations, the public sector and the environmental programs and services.
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Young activist awarded for social justice work By Stephanie Dearing TORONTO
A young Six Nations member who has worked to encourage her peers to become involved in their future was honoured in a ceremony held December 14 in Toronto. For her work as “a voice for First Nations youth,” Sasha Maracle was honoured by Ontario's Lieutenant Governor David Onley, along with two other recipients, also young women. Maracle, who is now 27 years old, was visibly moved as she stood beside Lt.-Gov. Onley and listened to Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Michael Chan read her citation. The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, who passed away earlier this year, refused to allow racism to limit him said Onley, who opened the ceremony. Onley recalled how Alexander, the first African Canadian elected to the Ontario Legislature, used to tell young people, “Repeat after me. Lincoln Alexander. He did it. I can. I will.” A lawyer, Alexander also became the first African Canadian elected to Parliament, where he became a cabinet minister. Alexander is perhaps best known by many Ontarians for his role as Ontario's first African Canadian to sit as the Lieutenant-Governor. Alexander, said Onley, wanted to see young people awarded for furthering understanding between different people. While the systemic racism that Lincoln Alexander had to overcome is long gone from Canadian society, Onley said “we must not assume that racism is dead. We must remain vigilant.” “These incredible young people are standing up against discrimination, as Linc did throughout his life,” said Onley. “I am honoured to recognize the work they are accomplishing." “An advocate for equality and social justice, Sasha works on violence prevention, child welfare, and youth leadership development,” said Minister Chan. “She is also a member of the Mohawk Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand.”
Chan commended the 2012 recipients of the award. “As I look around ... I am reassured because ... I see our champions of today, our community leaders of tomorrow,” and their determination “to fight racism in all its forms.” Erika Alexander, a granddaughter of Lincoln, addressed the three award recipients, telling them her grandfather would be proud. “I want to thank you for being courageous enough to fight against things in our society that are meant to bring us down, “ Erika said to the recipients. “Thank you. I'm really honoured to be here.” A recent Wilfred Laurier graduate, Maracle told Tekawannake this past March racism had left an indelible impression upon her as she was growing up. It is a testament to her character that instead of lashing out or becoming self-destructive, Maracle began to work to address racism through positive approaches. In March, Maracle spoke about the importance of inclusiveness when dealing with overwhelming issues such as racism, saying she had learned that cultivating understanding is a more effective tool. But Maracle also said First Nations youth also need to be aware of how their own behaviour and language can be misconstrued as racist or discriminatory. Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy publicly congratulated Maracle in a press release saying, “Despite overwhelming obstacles, First Nations youth are making progress. Our youth are determined to be heard and noticed in all sectors, including direct action as we are seeing in the #IdleNoMore Indigenous grassroots movement taking place throughout Canada.” Maracle serves as a political voice for First Nations youth in her position of youth representative for the Independent First Nations. She also is the Ontario female youth representative at the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council. As an advocate for equality and social justice, she works on
Sasha Maracle (far right) was honoured with the Lincoln M. Alexander Award at Queen’s Park Friday morning for her social justice work. She is standing beside Ashmandeep Khroad. Also pictured are the Honourable Lt. Gov. David Onley (center), Christie Park and Minister Michael Chan. (Photograph courtesy of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration). a variety of issue areas, including violence prevention, child welfare, youth leadership development and HIV/ AIDS awareness. Only three youths are selected each year for the award. According to Ontario's Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. The award was first given in 1993. The award is named after the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada. Each year, the three award recipients receive a personalized certificate and a $5,000 cash award. People could watch the ceremony live on the internet on Friday morning. The other two award recipients honoured during the ceremony were Ashmandeep Khroad and Christie Park.
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Metis and non status Indians declared ‘Indians’ under Constitution Act: says court By Heather Scoffield
THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Thanks to a single court decision, the federal government's responsibilities for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples have suddenly become a whole lot bigger. After more than 13 years of legal wrangling, the Federal Court ruled on Tuesday that Metis and non-status Indians are indeed “Indians'' under a section of the Constitution Act, and fall under federal jurisdiction. The decision adds to the mounting pressure on Stephen Harper to rethink the way Ottawa deals with native populations, who are among the most impoverished in Canada. The ruling helps to clarify the relationship between Ottawa and the more than 600,000 Aboriginal people who are not affiliated with specific reserves and have essentially no access to First Nations’ programs, services and rights. “This is huge and it ends the denial of Aboriginal birthrights that has existed for far too long among off-reserve Metis and non-status Indians,'' said Betty Ann Lavallee, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. “Today is a very emotional day for me and a very hopeful day for all off-reserve Aboriginal peoples.'' In his decision, Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan rejected the federal government's attempts to maintain a narrow definition of who can be considered Indian. He waded through centuries of Aboriginal history to look at definitions of who has been considered Indian in the past, and how they were treated by native communities and by various levels of government. The case for Canada's 400,000 non-status Indians was more clear-cut than the case for the 200,000 Metis, but on balance, historical evidence weighs in favour of the Metis too, he wrote. “The recognition of Metis and non-status Indian as Indians under section 91(24) should accord a further level of respect and reconciliation by removing the constitutional uncertainty surrounding these groups,'' Phelan writes. While the decision does not go so far as to declare
that the federal government has a fiduciary responsibility to the group, it says such duties would flow automatically now that their standing has been clarified. “There is no dispute that the Crown has a fiduciary relationship with Aboriginal people both historically and pursuant to section 35 (of the Constitution),'' Phelan writes. However, he adds: “That duty is not an open-ended undefined obligation but must be focused on a specific interest.'' Legal experts expect the federal government to appeal the decision, partly because its implications are major— and complicated. If left to stand, the ruling would affect a wide range of provincial and federal policies, said Robert Janes, a Victoria lawyer who focuses on Aboriginal issues but was not involved in the case. Governments would now have a duty to consult with non-status Indians and Metis on changes to law and policy, he said. And they will have to revisit the scope of their social services, economic development and protections for Aboriginals. “This is going to require a lot of bureaucratic re-thinking and policy development, and it's going to be years of figuring this out.'' Until now, he said, many non-status or Metis people have grown up in households where their half-brothers and half-sisters on reserves had access to hunting and fishing rights, or funding for postsecondary education — services they themselves were denied because of their parentage. Instead, they were told they were a provincial responsibility, only to have the provinces tell them they were the purview of the federal government leaving a growing number of people in a jurisdictional limbo. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and several Metis and non-status Indians took the federal government to court in 1999 alleging discrimination because they are not considered “Indians'' under a section of the Constitution Act. They argued they are entitled to some or all of the same rights and benefits as on-reserve First Nations members. They say that includes access to the same health, education and other benefits
Ottawa gives status Indians; being able to hunt, trap, fish and gather on public land; and the ability to negotiate and enter into agreements with the federal government. Indeed, negotiations should start Friday when Harper meets with First Nations lead-
ers on treaty and Aboriginal rights, said Lavallee, who also argued she should be included in those talks because of the new status accorded by Tuesday's decision. The decision should push the federal government to sit down and negotiate agree-
ments on lands, resources, self-government and social services, the Metis Nation Saskatchewan said in a press release. The federal government had little to say Tuesday, but hinted it would be considering an appeal.
“We are reviewing the court's decision to determine the next steps,'' said Jan O'Driscoll, spokesman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan. “Our government contin-
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WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
First Solar project information meeting draws two residents By Jim Windle OHSWEKEN
Six Nations Council’s Director of Economic Development, Matt Jamieson and Community Planner Amy Lickers hosted the first of three community information meetings at the Commu-
Outside of four local media reporters, the community meeting attracted. Only Floyd and Ruby Montour and one non-Native friend. This proposed $400,000 deal comes on the heals of an earlier renewable energy partnership signed by the Elected Band Council with
“You know, it may not be the greatest proposition, but it’s better than what we’ve gotten over the previous 228 years.” — Matt Jamieson nity Hall Thursday evening to explain the details of the pending deal with First Solar concerning the Walpole solar farm project. The solar farm is to be built on 349 acres of land located near Army Camp Road, just outside of the Haldimand Tract, near Villa Nova.
Samsung. If approved, Six Nations Band Council will receive a royalty of $1,000 for each megawatt of energy produced and sold to Hydro One — an expected 20 megawatts over the next 20 years. Community Planner Amy Lickers explained that if
properly maintained, the First Solar developed thin membrane panels are expected to last more that 20 years. At the end of this proposed 20 year contract, if still a viable operation, a new deal may be negotiated. Already the project has produced short term work for 90 Six Nations community members who have been assembling solar panels at the Oneida Business Park. First Solar is also offering potential employment for the construction phase which will require 200-300 people for approximately one year. Once complete, two full time positions will be filled to maintain and monitor the project. Once decommissioned, First Solar guarantees all remnants of the operation will be dismantled and the land will be restored to it’s present farmable state. Ruby Montour was critical of the deal. “How stupid do they think we are?” she asked Jamieson. “In 20 years, how many millions do they plan to make while they give us this piddly $400,000? They’re going to make millions of dollars on our land and you expect us to be having a hallelujah party because they’re going to give us $400,000 over 20 years.” Jamieson explained that the upfront costs to in setting up this project is around $100 million, which First Solar has invested to make whatever it
The first of three scheduled community meetings regarding the First Solar Walpole Project slated for construction over the next year, attracted only local media and two concerned citizens. Six Nations Council’s Director of Economic Development, Matt Jamieson and Community Planner Amy Lickers fielded questions after a power point presentation explaining the project. (Photo by Jim Windle) is they make, and that while some are expecting a 50/50 business arrangement, that is totally unreasonable if they are the ones taking 100% of the financial risk. “We have an opportunity to realize $400,000 in economic impact for our community which we need,” said Jamieson. “The community will decide how that money will be used, but it is very important that we have an opportunity to support a renewable energy project which is taking carbon waste out of the environment while putting clean energy into the environment, and that delivers a message to the world that we support renewable
clean energy. At the same time, we are able to benefit economically from the continued and ongoing development of land. You know, it may not be the greatest proposition, but it’s better than what we’ve gotten over the previous 228 years.” According to Jamieson, the added value Six Nations brought to the table was the availability of Oneida Business Park and the labour force to begin building the state of the art solar panels. Although he admits the direct employment of 90 people was short term, these people got invaluable hands-on training and experience in a rapidly emerging field.
Montour asked Jamieson and Lickers why no one from First Solar was present to answer questions. Jamieson answered that there would be representation from the company at the follow up sessions planned for Saturday January 12 from 10 am until 3 p.m., at the Community Hall’s Sports Den, and again Tuesday January 15, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m at Six Nations Tourism. Jamieson says that even First Solar’s $400,000 offer is much better than what was first put on the table and that there has been a significant amount of negotiations to achieve what they have achieved.
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Bald Eagle nest removed for wind turbine By Stephanie Dearing FISHERVILLE
Without consultation or advance notice to the public, a Bald Eagle nest and the tree it was situated in were taken down on Saturday January 5, 2013, one day after the authorization for the removal was published online by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). The public was excluded from commenting on the decision. According to the MNR, the nest was built too close to where an industrial wind turbine is to be built, and the tree the nest was built in was supposed to be removed to make room for an access road. The agency rationalized it's decision stating, “This project has been awarded a Feed-in-Tariff contract by the Ontario Power Authority, received the Renewable Energy Approval from the Ministry
of the Envitheir plans for the ronment and turbines. an approved “The Bald EaNatural Herigle is a species of tage AssessSpecial Concern in ment (NHA) southern Ontario,” from the Minsaid the statement istry of Natuissued by Bird ral Resources Studies Canada. (MNR). No “A tree containSignificant ing a Bald Eagle Wildlife Habinest near Fishertat (SWH) was ville, ON, was cut identified at this down and removed location during on January 5 bethe preparation cause it was withof the NHA.” in an area slated The MNR for wind energy went on to say, development. Last “Since receivNovember, Bird ing all required Studies Canada approvals for A group of approximately 20 – 25 people protested the removal of a Bald Eagle nest was approached near Fisherville, Ontario on Saturday. The nest was removed to make way for an acthis project, by the Ontario cess road and wind turbine, and was authorized by the Ministry of Natural Resources. Bald Eagles (Photograph courtesy of Haldimand Wind Concerns). Ministry of Nat(listed as speural Resources cial concern in and AECOM (the the construction of a road, and attention of MNR in sumOntario) have environmental built a nest within the proj- within 20 metres of the blade mer 2012 and confirmed in consultancy contracted by ect location in a tree that was sweep of a proposed turbine. the fall when leaves fell from NextEra Energy Canada) for scheduled to be removed for The nest was brought to the the tree. Confirmation of an information and advice about active nest was given by Bird the nest, which was newlyStudies Canada and Guelph constructed last fall and did District.” not contain eggs or young.” Bird Studies Canada said “At that time, Bird Studin a statement it had recom- ies Canada strongly recommended the nest be left alone, mended that the nest needed suggesting that NextEra alter to be left alone. To minimize
Metis and non status Indians declared ‘Indians’ under Constitution Act: says court Continued from page 9 ues to work in partnership with all Aboriginals across Canada to address shared priorities such as education, economic development and jobs.'' He noted that the Federal Court said its decision is not about “the interpretation or application of particular rights either under the Constitution or under specific agreements, nor is it about Aboriginal rights.'' In other words, the court did not get specific about what the federal government should actually do now that Metis and non-status Indians fall into the broader category of Indians.'' “The court is not prepared to make some general statement concerning fiduciary duty,'' Phelan's ruling states. “Given the declaration of right in respect of section 91(24), one would expect that the federal government would act in accordance with whatever duty arises in respect of any specific matter touching on the non-clarified fiduciary relationship.'' But the federal government has a long history of trying to narrow down its responsibilities to Aboriginal people and will likely be unwilling to simply ex-
tend First Nations rights and benefits to hundreds of thousands of extra people, said Janes, predicting many rounds of litigation to come. “There's a fundamental clash of vision,'' Janes said. “It's a big problem. This
is not something that's going to be fixed with a tweak.... These fights are only going to ease up when someone takes a deep breath and says, 'OK, where will we take a re-think of all this?'''
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disturbances to this new nesting pair, we also suggested adjusting the placement of the turbines to allow a suitable buffer zone around the area of the nest.” Ironically, the MNR had just released a plan on increasing biodiversity in the province at the beginning of December trumpeting in a press release, “Ontario is improving protection of its forests, lakes, animals, plants and citizens through the implementation of a new biodiversity plan.” A Six Nations man who had opposed Summerhaven, Bill Monture, said he had learned about the decision to remove the eagle nest, but was not surprised by the government's refusal to protect the nest. He maintains the wind farms to be built in Haldimand County, which are worth billions of dollars, will cause irreparable harm to the environment and to human health. According to the MNR, NextEra will erect artificial nests for the eagles. It is not known what impact the removal of the nest will have on the pair of eagles.
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
Thunder Tribe win’s U-15 lacrosse championship in Florida By Jim Windle FLORIDA
Young Six Nations “Thunder Tribe” lacrosse team brought a National championship title home from the prestigious Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions held between Dec. 29th and 31st in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The tournament hosted 22, U-15 teams from across the United States and two teams from Canada, including the Six Nations Thunder Tribe. The Six Nations Under-15 field team lost the first game of the tournament’s Round Robin qualifying round, but used the wake up call to turn on the power winning the next six straight games, including the Championship game. Along the way they wrestled the title from the tournament’s parenial winners, the FCA National Team — an all-stars club from across America. This was the same team they lost to in the Round Robin. I am just so proud of our guys,” said coach Willy Skye. “Not just the fact that they won, but how they did it.” In Game #1 of the championship round, the “Thunder Tribe” won 16-1 over the Georgia Crossfire in an early game played at 6 a.m., Sunday morning. In Game #2, they took a 13-7 win over the FCA with
the biggest upset of the tournament, coming back from a 5-2 deficit after the first half. “It was a do-or-die game,” said coach Willy Skye. “A loss would have relegated us to the B pool and out of the medals.” In the intermission, Skye and his coaching staff reminded the boys who they were and how they fought so hard to get there. “We’ve go 25 minutes to prove ourselves,” Skye told his young team. The challenge took root and Six Nations came out and scored 11 straight second half goals while holding last year’s champs off the scoresheet for the character building win. In the third game of the day, Sunday afternoon, the Thunder Tribe came from behind again to squeak out a 9-8 win over the Palm Beach Storm. With two minutes remaining and behind 8-6, once again Haudenosaunee pride welled up and Six Nations came back to win it, placing them in the semi-final game against the North Carolina Road Warriors. This was their fourth game of the day and was played exactly 12 hours after their early morning win over the Crossfire. The Tribe won it 9-4 putting them in the gold medal game. Monday morning, the rested Tribe faced the South
Six Nations Thunder Tribe won National Gold at the prestigious Dick’s Sports Tournament of Champions played between Christmas and New Years in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Congratulations go out to (Back Row) Roger Hill (asst coach), Willy Skye (head coach), Austin Staats, Logan Hill, Tommy Jacobs, Kessler Doolittle, Doug Jamieson, Ricky Smith, Billy Brooks, Evan Printup, Riley Jamieson, Robbie Williams, Bailey Skye, Scott Snyder (asst coach) Emmitt Printup (assistant coach). (Middle Row), Drey Martin, Ska hendade Martin, Seth Ferguson, Tehoka Nanticoke, Chancey Hill, and Frank Wolf. In front is Vernon Hill. The Six Nations team would like to thank it’s sponsor, “Thunder Tribe” energy drink.(submitted picture) Carolina Cyclones for all the marbles. Six Nations’ future star Tehoka Nanticoke had his best game of the tournament earning him MVP honours in their 12-3 Championship win. The Cyclones opened the scoring and added a second and then a third goal to lead 3-0. But Six Nations goalie Logan Hill boarded up the net as Six Nations began another comeback with goals by Aus-
tin Staats and Tehoka Nanticoke who then tied the game with his second of the match. Doug Jamieson took the lead with an over the shoulder shot that found twine behind the Cyclone’s goaltender. Nantiocoke found a loose ball near the South Carolina crease and quickly buried it for his third of the game, extending the lead to 5-3. Staats took advantage of a Cyclone
penalty and made it 6-3 with the extra man on the pitch. With four minutes left in the half, Nanticoke delivered his fourth of the game to send the teams into half-time with Six Nations leading 7-3. Chancy Hill scored early in the third quarter from the slot which was followed by two more Nanticoke goals scored back-to-back in close succession, and it was suddenly 103. Staats added his third of the
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game with 9 minutes left. Tommy Jacobs made it 12-3 with less than a minute left with an powerful outside shot for the last goal of the game. The win earns Six Nations and automatic invitation to next year’s tournament, but coach Skye wants to keep his successful chemistry together and will be applying to compete in the U-16 division in December, 2013.
PROGRAMS 1. SPORTS FIELD AND RUNNING TRACK ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. 2. LADIES VOLLEYBALL – TUESDAYS. J C HILL SCHOOL, 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM, $4.00/NIGHT. 3. MENS DROP IN BASKETBALL – WEDNESDAYS AT OM SMITH SCHOOL. 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM. $4.00/NIGHT. 4. LETS BE ACTIVE PROGRAM – AGES 9 TO 11, THURSDAY NIGHTS @ JC HILL SCHOOL. 6:30 TO 8:00 PM. NO COST. JANUARY 24 TO MARCH 7. LIMITED SPACE. SPECIAL OUTING AT END OF PROGRAM. CALL TO REGISTER BEFORE JAN. 22. 5. PUBLIC SKATING – NOON TO 1:00 PM – RUNS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAYS. $2.00. HELMETS MUST BE WORN BY ALL SKATERS. 6. SATURDAY PUBLIC SKATING – 7:00 TO 7:50 PM – $2.00. HELMETS MUST BE WORN BY ALL SKATERS. 7. BADMINTON – JC HILL FROM 7:30 TO 8:30 PM. FEBRUARY 6 TO MARCH 6. $4.00/VISIT, $2.00 FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. 8. MID WINTER BREAK – DAY PROGRAM – SKATING, BOWLING, LAZERTAG. WEDNESDAY JAN. 23. 8:30 TO 4:00 PM. CALL TO REGISTER. 9. Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association Deadlines: 1. Dreamcatcher Fund deadline date for application - January 31, 2013 2. 2013 Registration at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena 12 Noon-5pm on January 27 & February 10, 2013 11am-4pm
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$ The Sr A Brantford Blast outlasted the visiting Welland Whalers 10-7 in Brantford Friday night, and the Orillia Tundras 8-5 Sunday night. Goaltending and defensive play were nothing to write home about, but the powerful offense has been enough to get them by most teams. (Photo by Jim Windle) By Jim Windle BRANTFORD The Brantford Blast are in solid for first place in the Sr. “A” Allen Cup Hockey League after winning both weekend games. Friday night, the Blast outlasted the visiting Welland Whalers 10-7 at the Brantford and District Civic Centre in a game where defensive play and good goaltending were all but non-existent. Brantford outshot Orillia 50-47. In the Blast net was Ben Thomas who stopped only 16 of the 23 shots he faced in the first two periods before being replaced by Anthony Marshall who stopped all five third period shots he faced. Welland goaltender Cody Vinnal stopped 26 shots. New Credit’s Cam Sault earned an assist on Brantford’s sixth goal. Sunday, in Orillia, the Blast offense was still potent but defensively, there was still some room for improvement as the Blast took an 8-5 win over the Tundras. Cam Sault scored two, the first at 1:38 of the second period and the second at 10:18 of the third, both assisted by Ryan Healy and Walter Easter. “Saulty works his ass off every shift,” says general manager Peter Ham. “He’s
just one of those guys that has kind of a awkward style of skating but is a lot faster than he looks.” Orillia scored its last goal with one second remaining in the game. This coming Friday night, Jan. 11th, 2013, the second place Whitby Dunlops in Brantford for a 7:30 start. Off the ice, the Blast reached out to the Attawapiskat community this week by donating hockey jerseys to a girls hockey team from that community. “I first heard about the
need up there from Jessica Taylor, who is trying to develop a girl’s hockey program,” says Ham. “She’s a Waterford girl who is a teacher up there and her dad, Herb Taylor, is one of our assistant coaches.” Player equipment and especially, goalie equipment, is still needed and Ham is working towards an equipment drive for them at some future Blast game. “I know there is more we can do, but I just wanted to get them launched first,” says Ham.
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Corvairs back at it after Christmas break By Jim Windle CALEDONIA
The Caledonia Corvairs opened second half of the GOJHL season with three games in as many nights, winning two and losing one. One thing for sure is that there is nothing wrong with the Caledonia offense as the Corvairs netted at total of 23 goals this past weekend. The lowly Guelph Hurricanes provided not much more than token resistance in Friday night’s 11-1 walkover at the Caledonia Arena. Saturday night they took a 6-4 decision over the Brampton Bombers before losing 8-6 in a powerplay bonanza for both teams Sunday night to the Sugar Kings, in Elmira. Of the 14 goals scored 12 of them were on the powerplay. Caledonia went 5 for 9 and Elmira went 7 for 12. It was not a good night for goalkeepers. The Kings took a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes which dug a hole which proved to be too big for them to crawl out of. In the penalty filled period four of the period’s five goals came on the powerplay. Elmira took advantage of a Jeff Swift hooking call only 30 seconds into the game. Six seconds later, the Kings were
ahead 1-0. Caledonia’s Marc Silvestri tied the game at 5:57 with assists going to Brandon Montour and Swift. The next three were scored by the Kings, two more on powerplays. Caledonia came out like a different team in the second frame and scored three straight powerplay goals by Swift, Tyler Norrie and Adam Brady all within three and a half minutes. That tied the game at 4-4 but Elmira’s Craig Johnson gave the Kings the lead again at 10:55. Another early goal, scored at 42 seconds of the third period, increased the King’s lead to 6-4. The teams traded more powerplay markers but when the smoke cleared, Elmira hung on to the 8-6 final. Both Justis Husak and Marcus DelConte saw action in the Corvairs net which Elmira’s Hayden Neuman went the distance at the other end. The Corvairs downed the Bombers of Brampton 6-4 Saturday night in Caledonia but it was a much closer game that perhaps it should have been. The Bombers are in eighth place with a 11-222 record while the first place Corvairs are 24-10-3. Scoring for Caledonia were Matt Quilty with two goals with single goals add-
Brendan Bomberry stands unchallenged in front of the Guelph Hurricane’s net in Friday night’s 11-1 rout in GOJHL Jr. B hockey action in Caledonia. The Corvairs scored 23 goals in three games this past weekend. (Photo by Jim Windle) ed by Brier Jonathan, Connor Murphy, Jeff Swift, and Brandon Montour. Friday night was like a public skate for the Corvairs after the Christmas break as the Guelph Hurricanes could barely muster a gentle breeze against the goal hungry Corvairs. Filling the Guelph net with rubber were Caledonia’s Fab-
Six Nations Rebels 2013 Open Tryouts
SIX NATIONS - In 2013, 5-time & current Back-toBack Founders Cup Champion, Six Nations Rebels will be looking to become the 1st team in Canadian Junior B Lacrosse win 3-consecutive National titles in Founders Cup history this August in Winnipeg, Manitoba. But that scenario is quite a long way off. It all starts with a step at a time. The first step will be to hold open tryouts for the 2013 edition of Six Nations Rebels. The Rebels will hold 3 weekends (2 tryouts per week) of open tryouts for players hoping to crack the lineup or wanting to gain valuable experience for future years. Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association has produced top-quality players for Rebels Coaching staff and
management to chose from. Additionally, Rebels allow players from outside their home association to tryout as well, provided the player provides a permission to tryout letter from their 2013 home Jr B association President. All tryouts will take place at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (3201 Second Line, Six Nations) Players must provide all required OLA documents & pay a one-time $ 10.00 administration fee. Players plan to arrive 1-hour before the scheduled practice time. Player also plan to attend at least 3 of the 6 Open tryouts to be considered for the 2013 Rebels Squad. DATES: 1) Saturday, February 2nd - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 2) Sunday, February 3rd 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
3) Saturday, February 9th - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 4) Sunday, February 10th - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 5) Saturday, February 16th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 6) Sunday, February 17th - Noon to 2:00 PM Other important dates for the 2013 Pre-Season schedule are as follows: Inter-Squad Game – Sunday, March 24th @ 4:00 PM 5th Annual Spring Showcase – Saturday, March 30th (8-Teams) Rebels kick off the 2013 OLA Regular Season at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena – Sunday, May 5th vs Windsor Clippers @ 7:00 PM To view the rest of the Rebels 2013 Regular Season schedule, click on the following link: http://www.sixnationsjrbrebels.com/2013-regularseason-schedule.html
rizio Ricci (2G,2A), Brandon Montour (2G,2A), Dalton Riley (1G,2A), Marc Silvestri (1G,2A), Spencer Gourlauy, (1G,1A), Nate Mitton (1G,1A), Leonard Dziemianko (1G), Tyler Norrie (1G), Jeff Swift (1G), Mitch Brown
(2A), Justin Abraham (2A), Ryan Blunt (2A), Connor Murphy (1A), Greg Christmas (1A), Brendan Bomberry (1A), and Matt Quilty (1A). The Corvairs are in action next with a home and home
series with Stratford beginning this Friday, Jan. 11, in Stratford followed by Saturday’s rematch in Caledonia at 7:30. Stratford is currently in 7th place in the 9 team division.
The Six Nations Public Library Board, with the Archive Committee, and the Six Nations Community Development Trust Board invite all community members to attend an information session on Thursday, January 10th at the Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30 with discussions begin shortly after.
This session will include an overview of the proposed facility and the current request by Six Nations Public Library (SNPL) before the Six Nations Community Development Trust (SNCDT) for $1 Million in Capital Support. Agenda: Overview of the Proposed Building: Presented by K.L. Martin & Associates SNPL Board Presentation SNCDT Facilitated Discussion with Community on Requested Funding
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
CLax MVP traded in 4 player deal By Jim Windle with files from Stephen Stamp
ed a four-player deal that includes the 2012 CLax MVP, Chris Attwood. Attwood, who also was the Creator’s Cup MVP and 1st team all-star, now joins his brothers Mike and Craig with the Ironmen. Coming to the Demons are transition specialist Logan Kane, sniper Wayne Vanevery and newcomer Danny Vyse.
SIX NATIONS Just in time for the opening of season two of the Canadian Lacrosse League aka CLax, the defending Creators Cup Champions, the Six Nations Demons and the runners up, the Iroquois Ironmen have completed a trade that may help both teams. The Director of Operations for both the Ohsweken Demons and the Iroquois Ironmen, Vince Hill, announced that the Demons and Ironmen have completSat 12th Sun 13th Sat 19th Sun 20th Fri 25th Sat 26th Sun 27th
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Ohsweken Demon’s star and CLax MVP Chris Attwood has been traded to the Iroquois Ironmen for Logan Kane, Wayne Vanevery and Danny Vyse. JANUARY SCHEDULE Iroquois 1:00 pm Toronto 2:00 pm
Hill acknowledged that the trade benefits both clubs filling gaps in both teams rosters. “Chris had a terrific year for the Demons last year but in order for the Demons to upgrade on the left side with Vanevery as well as their right transition with Kane and Vyse they had to give up a player of Chris’s calibre, the Ironmen on the
other hand need an offensive leader, one who can put up points on a consistant basis and they gave up some very good players to get Attwood, but this move should help the team put up more goals which hopefully leads to more wins in a very competitive league.” The CLax season starts this Saturday at the ILA.
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Six Nations Parks and Recreation was informed by the host city of the International Children’s Games that they are reaching capacity for the participation in the Games. Unfortunately, girls’ softball will no longer be a part of the Games. We urgently need youth aged 12 to 15 to call our office immediately if interested in attending the Games. We need a minimum of 2 Girls and 2 boys in Athletics (100 m, 800 m girls, 1500 m boys, long jump, high jump, shot put) or a minimum of 2 boys and 2 girls in swimming (various races available Team sports that are available are girls’ volleyball where we would need a minimum of 6 players or maximum of 8 plus a coach or girls soccer with a minimum of 6 or maximum of 8 plus a coach. The deadline to contact our office is Monday January 14, 2013. If you have any questions, you can reach Programming Team Leader Cindy Thomas at (519)445-4311 ext. 5225 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Monday to Friday.
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Youth taking the initiative at Six Nations/New Credit By Jim Windle OHSWEKEN
Tiffany Thomas is not waiting for someone else to do something about the frightening number of teen suicides and alcohol and drug abuse cases within her community. She is spearheading a cross-generational, grass-roots organization to address these issues head on. “This meeting tonight is because of all the losses we have been having here at Six Nations and New Credit,” said the 21-year-old Six Nations resident. “There has been a lot.” She believes we need to be learning something from these unnecessary and untimely deaths and get proactive about it. The goal is not to create just another forum to talk about the problems, but to develop a plan and strategy to break the negative cycle by refocusing youth and channeling their zeal and energy towards positive community building activities. “We need to get back to who we are,” says Thomas. “I figured by bringing people together we can create a committee of some sort or an organization that can bring the people back together. It is really important, especially right now. Not only to discuss the negative things that are happening, like drug and alcohol abuse and suicides, but also to get active in our land and treaty rights. It all ties together and I think by getting back to who we are will play a big part in our future.” She is not naive about the issues facing Six Nations young people, being one herself. “I know you can’t make people quit drinking or doing drugs, but we want to bring awareness to other things that can stop the generational trauma of our people through the residential schools experience.” Thomas’ goal is to create a peer driven, safe and comfortable environment for young people to come and talk frankly and openly about the issues that trouble them most. “They need to know that there are people out there who understand and who care,” she says. “We’re not here to judge anyone.”
She believes that the driving factor that lures young people into drugs and alcohol and despair stem from the fact that too many do not have the values that Onkwehon:we people are supposed to have. That is why she feels that rediscovery of those traditional values is essential so they can be proud of who they are and not ashamed of it. “You need to deal with why young people are in pain,” she says. “Because its pain that drives them into drugs and alcohol and suicide. Thomas insists she is not trying to be the leader of this movement, but rather just to facilitate meetings to get things organized and set in place. The first meeting took place at the Social Services Gym the week before Christmas and more gatherings are planned for the new year to
Twenty-one-year-old Tiffany Thomas is no longer waiting for someone else to do something. She organized a very successful and well attended first meeting of the new community group at the Social Services Gym just before Christmas and plans more such meetings in the new year. (Photo by Jim Windle) continue with these efforts. The 60 or so people who attended the first meeting are in the brainstorming stage. There were several adults in attendance as well as youth, including Elected Band
Around 60 Six Nations and New Credit youth and adults met at the Six Nations Social Services Gym before Christmas to begin organizing a grass roots, youth driven movement to help young people deal with the pressures that are driving them into alcohol, drugs and teen suicide. The gathering broke into small focus groups to list what they believe to be the priority issues facing young people today. (Photo by Jim Windle) Councillors Helen Miller and Mark Hill. Young people across Turtle Island are getting politically active, now with the fight against Bill C-45 and the “Idle No More” movement it spawned. Thomas sees that as one way to take control of their own destiny by standing up as a people against Canada’s colonial oppression. “This is just one step towards becoming a stronger Nation,” she says. “We need to forget all the internal fighting with each other and stand up for a bigger cause.” Thomas was very encouraged by the number of people who attended their first meeting and is hopeful it will continue to build. The gathering broke into smaller focus groups and compiled a priority list of what issues they believed were most critical here and now. Other items on the agenda included fund raising ideas, corporate sponsor-
ships from local businesses, and awareness events. “I’d like to see us do a garbage pick up around the community,” she says. “Something that will help the entire community. We
need to develop our communal values, caring and sharing with the community with things like that. It’s been ‘me and what can I get out of it’ for too long.” Part of the program will
also be teaching of Haudenosaunee and New Credit history. “We need to get educated about our history so we can face the future,” says Thomas.
Child Welfare Capacity Building Committee The Six Nations Council – Social Services Committee is seeking applications from interested community members to fill one seat as a member on the Child Welfare Capacity Building committee. Function of Community Members: Participation will involve working collaboratively with other committee members in the development of a Six Nations Child Protection Service Program. Minimum Qualifications: • Shall possess a post secondary diploma in social work or diploma in a related human services field from an accredited post secondary institution; • Must have strong public relations skills; interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; • Must complete a criminal reference check; • Six Nations member and resident; and • Submit a bio of related experience and work related history. Procedure: If you are qualified and interested in applying as a community participant, please submit your resume, documentation of educational qualifications and a cover letter indicating your experience and interest prior to the closing date to: Six Nations Social Services Department PO Box 5001 15 Sunrise Court OHSWEKEN, ON N0A 1M0 Closing Date: January 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm Clearly Mark on Envelope: Child Welfare Capacity Building Committee We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
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The Dreamcatcher Hockey Tournament had its inaugural series at the Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster January 4th through 6th. The tournament attracted eight Sr. teams all vying for the Championship and the $1,000 purse that went with it. Teams were divided into a North and a South division. Dynamo Hockey Club, the SN Police, Team Awesome and the Sun Devils played for the North while the Sprits, team Pete Hill, the Gentlemen, and the Wildcats represented the South division. After going head to head with three games each in the Round Robin, the top two teams, the Sprits and the Wildcats, played for all the marbles with the Wildcats coming out on top, 6-2.
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New Year brings new councillor for New Credit By Stephanie Dearing NEW CREDIT
New Credit council has a new councillor after Craig King was elected during voting held on January 5. He beat out contender Larry Sault by only one vote, and while a recount was not yet in the works, it's possible there might be a call for a recount. Electoral Officer Ken King said there were a total of 1,537 voters, but only 245 chose to cast a vote. The 15 percent participation rate is part of a trend King said he has witnessed over the past ten years, where approximately only
While voter turn-out was not as strong as it could have been, New Credit election officers were kept busy on Saturday as voters stopped by the council building to have a say in who should fill the vacant seat at council. Delta Sault, Deputy Electoral Officer, ensures a voter is on the list. In the background is Electoral Officer Ken King. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
Winter Solstice meditation for future peace and harmony
By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS
The Solstice (December 21) was marked at Six Nations with a Mayan Fire Ceremony followed by eight minutes of meditation, in synchronicity with similar planned events around the world. The event was organized by Gail Whitlow, who is also owner of the Six Nationsbased store Ancestral Voices, and followed a Mayan Fire Ceremony that had been held on December 12, 2012.
Friday December 21 was seen by thousands of people around the world as the day there would be a great cosmic harmonic convergence. Many had also predicted there would be a planetary alignment as well, and a huge number of people around the world lived with the idea the world would end that day. Whitlow, called away from the sacred fire to deal with a complaint about someone driving on the lawns of Oliver M. Smith Elementary School, said there was an “eight minute window of alignment,”
during which time people “around the world will be meditating.” The event was on land behind the school, and participants had to traverse the school grounds to access the event. Elder Nana Esperanza had returned to Guatemala, said Whitlow. Victor Tata was to have been back in time to lead the Solstice ceremony, but had been detained in Guatemala, so Whitlow and volunteers were left to conduct the ceremony. Many described the Solstice event as moment of
Six Nations Police Briefs Staff Property stolen in break-in A thief or theives got away with a 32 inch flat screen television and some tools after breaking-in to an Onondaga Road residence. The owner, who had returned home to find his front door had been pried open on January 5 called the police around 1 am. The investigation is ongoing. Single vehicle collision Police responding to a motor vehicle collision on Seneca Road January 6 found a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck in the east ditch said Chief Glenn Lickers. The driver suffered minor injuries, but the hydro pole he had collided with had been snapped in
half. Upon investigation, police found the licence plates on the vehicle had been reported stolen and the driver, 46 year old Lawrence Wayne Sherry, was charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Driving While Under Suspension, Careless Driving, and Operating a Motor vehicle Without Insurance. Armed youth faces weapons and assault charges A 17 year old young offender was arrested by Six Nations Police. The January 3 arrest followed after police received a report about a man, allegedly armed with a machete. The man, who cannot be named due to his age had allegedly been behaving in what was described as “a
threatening manner” while at an Onondaga Road residence. The man had left the home before police arrived. The police were advised the man had driven away in a black 2003 Cavalier, which was driven southbound on Onondaga Road. Responding officers, enroute to the home, spotted the suspect vehicle at Fifth Line and Onondaga Road. The officers followed the vehicle to a Fifth Line residence, where the vehicle stopped and the driver left the vehicle. The man was arrested without any reported incident and taken into police custody. The machete was found in the car. The suspect was charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats, and was held for a bail hearing.
spiritual rebirth, and the synchronized meditation was said to be the largest such coordinated meditation event ever. The meditation was intended to usher in an era of peace, love and harmony. The shortest day of the year, the winter Solstice, which falls on December 21 has, like it's counterpart the summer Solstice, always been given special attention by people around the world throughout history. Also known as mid-winter to many, the Solstice is generally believed by various cultures as a day of rebirth.
20 percent of the community casts a vote. Part of the problem is offreserve members move and don't keep their information up to date. King said there were 1,300 eligible mail-in voters, but because of the lack of contact information, only 825 ballots were mailed out. The election was called after councillor Adam Sault resigned his seat in late November to take a job as the new Capital Projects Coordinator for New Credit. Eight candidates had thrown their hats into the ring in hopes of landing enough support to take the
vacant seat. Besides Craig King and Larry Sault, the other contenders were: William R. LaForme, Lewis Adrian LaForme, Sharon Bonham, R. Kelly LaForme, Carl Sault and Paul Edward LaForme. New Credit Council only sits for two years. This latest council received its mandate from voters in December 2011, and the next election will take place this coming December. Craig King will join Chief Bryan LaForme and councillors Clyten King, Stacey LaForme, Erma Ferrell, Arland LaForme, Kerri L. King and Cecil Sault.
CASUAL/SUPPLY (ON-CALL) CHILD CARE SERVICES Six Nations Child Care Services are accepting applications for casual/supply (on-call) workers: Early Childhood Educator, Kitchen Helper, and Housekeeper. Hours of work are variable up to 37.5 per week. Applicants must have a minimum of grade 12 education and the ability to pass a police records check. Interested Applicants are requested to submit: Cover letter Resume Documentation of educational qualifications A copy of the job description(s) may be picked up at the Child Care Programs at 21 Bicentennial Trail or at 18 Stoneridge Circle. Mark on envelope: “CASUAL/SUPPLY (ON-CALL)” “CHILD CARE SERVICES” Applications may be dropped off at: 21 Bicentennial Trail Or 18 Stoneridge Circle Deadline:
January 25, 2013
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• APPLICATION CALENDAR - DATES TO NOTE • Sept 17 - Marks/progress reports due for all continuing students. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Application deadline for Winter semester starting January. Course registration / timetable and detailed tuition fees are due. Jan. 17 - Marks/Progress reports due for all continuing students. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Application deadline for Summer semester. Course registration / timetable and detailed tuition fees are due. May 17 - Marks/Progress reports due for all continuing students. Levels 3 & 4 provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Application deadline for Fall or Fall / Winter semester(s). Course registration / timetable and detailed tuition fees are due. July 1 - Official Transcript due from all students with any assistance following the previous July. For fall applicants, funds will be decommitted if the transcript is not received. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED Important Notice: The GRPSEO office supports our students in their efforts to apply for scholarships and bursaries. We ask that students be aware that there is a processing time of 3-5 business days for requests of letters of support or verification of non-approval from our office. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 519-445-2219.
OPP seeking Native couple following assault Staff CALEDONIA
Haldimand OPP are looking for a male and female, described as “Native” following an alleged assault said to have taken place at an Argyle Street address on January 3. Police said an unnamed 28 year old woman was in the Zehr's parking lot “when she confronted two persons over the treatment of a dog in their possession,” said Constable Mark Foster in a statement. The incident took place at about 6:30 pm. Following the intervention, “a verbal confrontation ensured which turned physical,” said Foster. The woman sustained non lifethreatening injuries in the incident. The suspects fled in what is described as a “newer style tan coloured SUV.” The male suspect is described as being First Nations, approximately 30 years old, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 5'8” tall and weighting about 170 pounds. The female suspect, also described as First Nations and around the same age, with black hair, brown eyes. She is about 5'6” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Foster said she was last seen wearing a white winter-style bomber jacket. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to immediately contact the OPP at 1-888310-1122. Tipsters who want to stay anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or people can leave an anonymous message at www.helpsolvecrime.com. People who report a tip online might become eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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Accountability: Application Deadline:
Executive Director January 18, 2013, 4:30 pm.
Description of Work: The purpose of the Community Wellness Development Teams is to provide mental health and addictions expertise and planning supports to First Nations seeking assistance in taking a community development approach to addressing prescription drug abuse. At the request of local leadership, teams will assist in developing community-specific assessment and action plans, resulting in improved capacity within First Nations to respond to high rates of prescription drug abuse. Initially the team works with the community to get a perspective on the scope of the PDA issue, what resources/strengths are available in the community to address some of the identified issues, what gaps exist in the treatment continuum and ideas for reconfiguring existing or identifying needed resources. Teams will be available to First Nation communities to assist in community-based strategic planning and development including: · engagement with community leadership; · conducting community assessments; · developing community action plans; · addictions education and capacity development with staff; · conducting individual assessments; · establishing linkages to existing mental health and addictions treatment services; · community-based program design, planning (pre-treatment, detox and treatment, after care, group healing and development of psycho social supports); · project monitoring and assistance with evaluation plans. Qualifications: · Graduate level training in social work, psychology, nursing or a related profession and/or a combination of related education and experience; · Minimum of 5 years in the addiction and /or mental health field; · Experience in First Nations communities with community –based health programs; · Knowledge of matters specific to determinants of First Nations health, mental health and addictions; · Skills in research, facilitation, consultation, budget preparation, training and information analysis; · Knowledge of community development and applications to the social milieu of First Nations; · Sensitivity to and ability to work with community-driven aspirations; · Ability to work under pressure and within tight timelines; · Ability to work in an interdisciplinary healthcare setting; · Flexibility and ability to apply unconventional strategies; · Previous positive working history with the communities would be a decided asset. Addictions Specialist (3 Month contract, with possibility of Full Time) QUALIFICATIONS: · Graduate level training in social work, psychology, nursing or a related profession preferred or graduation from an accredited College level addiction program; · Minimum of 5 years direct service in the addiction field; · Experience in First Nations communities with health or addiction programs; · Experience in working with a bio-psycho-social model of addiction and recovery; · Experience in addiction treatment centres an asset; · Knowledge of matters specific to determinants of First Nations health and addictions; · Sensitivity to cultural matters pertaining to addictions in First Nations; · Sensitivity and ability to work with First Nations cultural-specific approaches to addictions; · Skills in conducting assessments of addictions in individuals; · Teaching abilities in a setting that employs personnel with a variety of expertise in addictions, such as paraprofessionals; · Ability to work in an interdisciplinary health-care setting; · Flexibility to support community-based strategic approaches to addictions; · Previous positive working history with the communities would be a decided asset. Mental Health Specialist (3 Month contract, with possibility of Full Time) QUALIFICATIONS: · Graduate level training in social work, psychology, nursing or a related profession; · Minimum of 5 years in direct service in the mental health field; · Experience in First Nations communities with community-based health or mental health programs; · Knowledge of matters specific to determinants of First Nations health and mental health issues; · Sensitivity to cultural matters pertaining to mental health problems in First Nations; · Sensitivity and ability to work with First Nations cultural-specific approaches in mental health programming; · Skills in doing clinical assessments and community mental health strategies; · Teaching abilities in settings that employ personnel with a variety of expertise in addictions; · Ability to work in an interdisciplinary heath-care setting; · Flexibility to support community-based strategic approaches to mental health matters; · Previous positive working history with the communities would be a decided asset. Work Hours: In community, the Coordinator must be able to work evenings and possibly weekends as required by the community to accomplish the tasks required for community planning. Please submit applications to the attention of the Executive Director, and label the position applying for on the envelope. Executive Director, Native Horizons Treatment Centre 130 New Credit Road RR 1, Site 3A, Box 6, Hagersville, Ontario N0A 1H0 For additional information, please contact Native Horizons Treatment Centre at (905) 768-5144 or 1-877-330-8467. Applications may be faxed to (905)768-5564, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to Native Horizons in person. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. We thank all those that may apply for their interest in these positions.
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
Tekawennake News Weather Summary Tekawennake's Seven Day Forecast
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 There is no stopping you when you have a goal in mind, Taurus. Although you may be ambitious, just be mindful of other people in your path as you go. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Be honest with your feelings this week, Gemini. Someone close to you is interested in learning more about the way you operate. This could strengthen a friendship. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Don’t bite off more than you can chew, Cancer. Otherwise you could be left with a long to-do list and not enough energy to get the job done. Consider paring down tasks. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, although you may have rest and recreation on the brain, celestial forces are pushing you in the opposite direction. Busy days are ahead, so rest later.
Partly Cloudy 3 / -2
Thursday Cloudy 2/1
Few Showers 7/5
Weather Trivia Do tornadoes occur in January?
Mostly Cloudy 10 / 7
Few Showers 7 / -2
Partly Cloudy 0 / -4
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Day Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Peak Times AM PM 8:47-10:47 9:17-11:17 9:50-11:50 10:20-12:20 10:51-12:51 11:21-1:21 11:50-1:50 ----
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Sunrise 7:50 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 7:49 a.m. 7:49 a.m. 7:48 a.m. 7:48 a.m.
Sunset 5:04 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:06 p.m. 5:08 p.m. 5:09 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:11 p.m.
Moonrise Moonset 5:27 a.m. 3:03 p.m. 6:28 a.m. 4:11 p.m. 7:20 a.m. 5:24 p.m. 8:04 a.m. 6:38 p.m. 8:42 a.m. 7:51 p.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:01 p.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:08 p.m.
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SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may need to concede to a difference of opinion this week when you simply cannot resolve something amicably. Redirect attention on a craft or pastime. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, sometimes you tend to be brutally honest with others. While honesty is an admirable trait, this week you may need to censor what you say to avoid hurt feelings.
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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Taking a circuitous route will land you at the finish a little behind others, Capricorn. But you will get to the end nevertheless. Trust your instincts with this one.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Introspection leads you on a mini-quest to find a creative outlet, Pisces. Play to your strengths and some ideas will surface.
Peak Times AM PM 1:14-3:14 12:44-2:44 2:05-4:05 1:35-3:35 2:54-4:54 2:24-4:24
Sun/Moon Chart This Week
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You have put too much effort into something to abandon your plans now, Virgo. Rethink quitting early on. Maybe a friend can carry you over the finish line.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you probably won’t be able to rest your mind until you square away all of your finances and make a budget for the new year. Take on the job this week.
Partly Cloudy 2 / -2
Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week
Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 3º. South southwest wind 17 km/h. Expect cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of -2º. Southwest wind 10 km/h. Thursday, skies will be cloudy with a high temperature of 2º.
Answer: Yes, the average year sees 47 tornadoes in its first month.
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may have to work a little harder to get what you want, but the results will be worth it. Focus your attention on making a name for yourself in the business sector.
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23. Mulled wine 25. Membrane around the lungs 26. Shows how something works 28. Canonized 29. Layers bonded together 31. A vessel or duct 34. The fire had been ___ 35. Female sibling 36. Israeli capital 39. Blocked in fencing
1. Poked at 2. Equally 3. Manuscript (abbr.) 4. Periodical (slang) 5. Fiddler crabs 6. Hero sandwich 7. Volcanic mountain in Japan 8. Of I 9. Indicates position 10. Legislative acts 11. Low sustained cry 12. Human resources (abbr.) 13. Supported by a prop 14. Megabyte 17. 9/11 Memorial designer Michael 19. The years someone has existed
20. Distilled from fermented molasses 21. a.k.a. 22. Estonian kroon = 100 24. The sun 25. Wide metal cooking vessel 27. Caesar or cobb 28. Building lots 30. 1/1000 inch 31. Apexes 32. Firth of Clyde’s largest island 33. Bringing suit 36. Forsyth novel “The Day of The ___” 37. Perceive with the eyes 38. Was introduced to 39. Lines of verse 41. Household god (Roman) 42. Military mailbox 43. Challenge aggressively 46. Posted 49. One thousandth of an ampere 51. General’s assistant (abbr.) 52. Bovine sound 53. Associated press 54. Opposite of LTM 55. A very large body of water 58. Ma’s partner 59. Integrated circuit 60. Rhode Island 61. Potato state
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
Who are these Chiefs? One of our readers submitted this old post card photo that was printed in Germany and photographed by McGregor and Co. of Caledonia an estimated 100 years ago. The erroneous caption on the post card declares that the subjects in the picture are all Six Nations chiefs, including the small boy pictured with them. Our reader would like some insight into who these men were and has asked that we enquire within the community. If you recognize any of the people in this post card please let us know so we can help solve the mystery.
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Jan. 10, 2013
Native Child & Family Services of Toronto
Jan. 11, 2013
2 Aboriginal Child & Youth Social Workers
Aboriginal Health Centre, Brantford
Jan. 11, 2013
Public Works Administrator
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Jan. 11, 2013
Hagersville Secondary School, New Start
Jan. 11, 2013
Court Clerk & Registrar
Brantford Court Services Division
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Traditional Case Manager
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre Chippewa/London/Owen Sound
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HILL: BRADLEY MORRIS Peacefully surrounded by family at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday January 7, 2013 at the age of 55 years. Beloved partner of Kelly. Loving father of Bradley (Beau) and Morgan. Step-father of Dennis and Sonya. Step-grandfather of Damon, Tyson, KayLea, Shya, and Cruze. Son of Doreen and the late Tremaine (Jim) Hill. Brother of Maureen Stewart, Martin (Mart) (deceased), Joanne and Wilfred Davey, and Lorna and Darrell (Sam) Hill. Uncle of Ken, Dave, Trisha, Tina, Jim, Shannon, Teresa, and Blair. Also survived by several great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brad was a member of the Iron Workers Local 736, Hamilton. Resting at the Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line Road, Ohsweken after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Evening Service 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. Interment Stumphall Cemetery. www.rhbanderson.com BOMBERRY: VICTOR “YOGI” July 26, 1960 December 22, 2012 Loving father of Victor, Tiffany, and Wayne. Son of the late Sidney Anderson and Marlene Clause. Brother of Wray and Sunny Anderson. Nephew of Harlan and Bev, Della and Trish, Alice, Leona, and the late Merna, Peanuts, Darcey, and Stewart. Resting at his home 2298 Chiefswood Road, Six Nations after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service and burial will be held at the Lower Cayuga Longhouse on Monday December 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. www.rhbanderson. com
obituary GENERAL: DAVID JEFFERSON Peacefully at home with his family at his side on Friday December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Roxanne (Rock). Loving father of Rhonda (Bush) and Adam, and Scott and Flo. Cherished Papa of Calista, Shaina, Celina, Larisa, Tilia, Jake, Davey Boy, Tillyanna, Tiona, and Chloe. Son of the late Fred and Maida (Hess) General. Brother of Lorne and Linda, Pat and the late Lynn, Debbie, Tony (deceased), Terry and Cheryl, Wayne and Wanda, Wanda and Seymore, Bob, and Flo and the late Wade. Brother-in-law of Val (deceased) and Larry, Lonnie and Wit, Tina and Roger, Suzie, and Kim. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. David was a member of the Iron Workers Local 721, Toronto. Resting at his daughter’s home, 1625 Cayuga Road, Six Nations after 7 p.m. Friday where Funeral Service will be held on Monday December 31, 2012 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.rhbanderson.com
Taliyah Ruth Logan May 13, 2010 – Jan. 8, 2011 Taligirl, I miss you sister angel. Mommy and me love you to infinity and beyond. Hugs & Kisses Love your big brother Blake
Kenneth Howard Bomberry Sept. 14, 1979 – Jan. 1st, 1998
Always loved and not forgotten Love Mom, Ben, Prestin Lee and Hayden To us he was someone special And we miss him more each day The saddest day in all our lives Was the day he passed away We think of him in silence And we often speak his name But all we have are memories And his picture in a frame
Montour: Kenneth Joseph (Joe) In loving memory of a great husband, a loving Dad, an awesome Papa to all his grandchildren & greatgrandchildren, who was called home on Jan. 13, 2012. I can’t believe a year has passed by. Sincere Thank you to all family members and all our loyal friends. We all supported and helped each other thru the most difficult year. We miss you now are hearts are sore As time goes by we miss you more, Your loving Smile, your Happy Face No one can fill your vacant place. There is a Special Kind of Love, That’s meant for you alone. A Special place within our hearts, That only you can own. You know we will always love you That we miss you more each day, That we still feel lost without you And will always feel that way. To love, cherish and never forget. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by wife Annette, Jim, Bob & Robbin, Kathy & Scott and Mike & Sandi. All his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.
Card of thanks We would like to take this time to express our heartfelt Thank You & Nya weh to ALL of our family and friends for your support during the recent passing of our Mother, Margaret Smith. To our extended families, Grandpa Harvey, uncles, aunts, cousins, Aunt Faye, we could never have gotten through this without your love and support. Everyone’s help, food donations, monetary donations and a simple hug or stopping in to sit with us has been so overwhelming that we have been deeply touched by your kindness. There’s so many to say a big Nya weh to: The Thomas family, the Miller family, The General family and Mike and Missy and your family, the dinner that you provided for after the funeral was unforgettable. You have certainly outdone yourselves and we love you so much for it. To Bill Lofthouse and Styres Funeral Home, your professionalism and guidance has been extremely comforting and reassuring. From the bottom of our hearts we thank ALL of you for being there for us. We shall never forget it. Bob, Les & Brandy and Suzanne and our families
In appreciation Leonna and Addy Skye would like to say Nya Weh to Dreamcatcher Fund for supporting the Summer Lacrosse Peewees.
OPEN JAM Sat. Jan. 19 2PM till ????? at Chiefswood Fellowship 506 4th Line, 7KM west of Ohsweken, Six Nations. Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, Karaoke, etc. Bring your instrument and a friend and enjoy the finest in local talent. Door Prizes, 50/50 Help wanted Draw, Refreshments. Info> Phil Sault 905-768-5442. Country Style Townline is www.chiefswoodchristianaccepting applications for 2 fellowship.com part time counter helpers. Must be willing to work flexible hrs in a fast paced quotas wanted team atmosphere. Drop off resumes at Townline Variety & Gas-Country Style Wanted 7329 Indian Line before Quotas purchased. 3681 Second Line Jan 20/13. Thank you to the Dreamcatcher Fund for assisting me in replacing a lost health device. I’m humbled by your generosity. Thanks again, Mrs. R. Monture
She said YES! YES!
At the Longboat’s Christmas Eve dinner, everyone knew but the soon-to-be-bride! Curtis, nervously handed Roxann a bouquet of red roses and a touching card with the words inscribed inside ‘Will you marry me!’ All we could hear was a resounding Yes! Yes! We are so excited to announce the news of their engagement. Ms. Monica Staats residing in Spring Lake, North Carolina, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Anderson residing at Six Nations Indian Reservation, Ontario would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Roxann Nichole Staats, to Curtis Everett Longboat, both residing at Six Nations. The future bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Longboat, both residents of Six Nations.
The bride-to-be is employed as a Personal Support Worker for Six Nations Council. The future bridegroom is an employee with Grand Environmental Recycling (G.E.R.) of Six Nations. Join us during this most happy and joyful time as our children make plans to be Mr.& Mrs. Curtis Everett Longboat. Coordination have commenced for a beautiful 2014 wedding on the premises of the Longboat home, Tuscarora Road, Ohsweken.
WEDNESDAY, January 9 , 2013
CLASSIFIEDS thank you
Ryan’s Night, 2nd Annual Charity Dinner & Dance Thank you to All of Our Guests & Sponsors On behalf of the Miller Family and the Ryan’s Night Charity, I would like to thank you for your generous donation. Your commitment to supporting aboriginal families with special needs is greatly appreciated. This event was established in honour of our late brother Ryan Sidney Miller, who battled Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood today, affecting approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys. Duchenne causes loss of muscle function and independence; there is no known treatment or cure for Duchenne.
We are once again overwhelmed by the amount of support we received for this year’s event. The Ryan’s Night Charity presented Zachary Cammack and his family with a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, a 42 inch Television, Pottery by Talking Earth, a PS3 Game, 2013 Toronto Rock Season Tickets, an Apple iPad 2, and a $1500 cheque to assist with insurance expenses. Zachary has Arthrogryposis and continues to undergo surgeries to improve his quality of life. Zachary and his family are extremely grateful for everything that the Ryan’s Night Charity has done for their family. This amazing evening would not have been possible without the generous support of friends, family, local businesses and corporate sponsors. We would like to acknowledge and thank MTS Native Services and Flowers by Leenie & Just a Little Bit for donating their time and services. We would also like to offer a special thank you to our friend and Master of Ceremonies Ted Nolan, our performers Murray Porter & The Pappy Johns Band, and our auctioneer Cecil Sault. We were honoured to have former NHLers Stan Jonathon and Brandon Nolan in attendance and a special video message from Colin Doyle of the Toronto Rock. The success of Ryan’s Night is truly the greatest tribute to Ryan’s memory and we look forward to many years of success in supporting aboriginal families with special needs. We hope to see you back next year! Sincerely, Landon Miller Ryan Group President
Platinum Sponsors Arrow Express Sports Seneca Casino Cayuga Convenience Six Nations Council Cecil M. Montour Memorial Fund Six Nations Veterans Association Chiefswood Properties Ted & Sandra Nolan Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation The Night Mares First Nations Engineering The Porter Family Flowers by Leenie & Just a Little Bit The Ryan Group Grand River Enterprises The Salverda Family Greens at Renton Tim Hortons KL Martin & Associates Townline Variety Lillian Miller Bus Lines Nancy & Demon Hill
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Gold Sponsors Bang Level Excavating FM Audio KT Tobacco North Shore Tobacco Ohsweken Speedway Six Nations Police Golf Committee Stan Pesner Silver Sponsors Brian’s Home Health Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation Crystal’s Hair Care Pegasus Group Councillor Ava Hill Schuits Plastering & Stucco Councillor Helen Miller Steve’s Towing Dayle & Julie Bomberry
Taylor’s Towing Doc Porter Village Cafe Fierce Lacrosse Village Pizza & Wings Grand River Electronics Vision Artworks Hill’s Tire ic Super Computers ILA Sports Iroqrafts Lisa (Sug) Davis Local Eatery & Refuge Matthew Rushton Ohsweken Pharmasave
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On Jan. 7 my life reached a milestone – 50 years ago my first daughter Crystal (Miller) was borne. We lived in Buffalo then and when my labor started about 12 p.m. we called a cab because our apartment was quite a distance from the hospital. What a harrowing ride that was! I was more scared of the cabbie’s driving then having my first baby. I labored for 18 long hours before Crystal popped out weighing 6Ibs 4oz. I shouldn’t say popped out because it was the most horrible, relentless pain I ever experienced. But when I held Crystal in my arms the pain and ordeal was forgotten. When I was 17 years old I spent sometime in the hospital in Ohsweken and while there met a little girl, about two years old, who was from another reserve. Her name was Crystal. She was a cute, lovable little girl and I told the nurses if I ever have a daughter I’m going to name her Crystal because that was such a beautiful name. So Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Crystal who is beginning another part of life’s journey. We love you. Mom (Helen), your son Bill; Charlie, Mill, Claudia & Nic; Josh & Eric; Roxanne, Jamie, Felecia & Josh & Mallory
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Thank you On behalf of Raven’s Used Books I extend a heartfelt debt of gratitude to the following who made the delivery of over 3,000 donated books to the Ojibwe of the Pic River First Nations possible: Kevin Martin of First Nations Engineering, your words of encouragement and your monetary donation were the much needed incentive I needed to get this project in high gear. Icky’s Tobacco Oasis Restaurant Six Nations Band Council Onondaga Garage The Bears Inn Two Turtle Art Gallery Martin’s Coach Line Allen MacNaughton Dist. 5 Councillor, Bob Johnson Lori Coutnage Andy Garlow Erlinds Restaurant Gary ? George Honyust, Brian Green, Larry Green. Jim Hill & Jarret
It was intended to have the books in Pic River before Christmas and we did it! What an awesome bunch of people you all are. Books open a whole new world of education and excitement and that is priceless. A big thank you once again, from the heart. Kawenni takhes
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OHSWEKEN DEMONS VS IROQUOIS IRONMEN 2013 SEASON OPENER JANUARY 12 AT ILA ARENA 1 PM DEMONS Home Games at I.L.A.
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JAN 19th vs Brampton Inferno at 1 PM JAN 26th vs Barrie Blizzard at 1 PM FEB 1st vs Niagara Lock Monsters 8 PM FEB 8th vs Toronto Shooting Stars 8 PM MAR 1st vs Iroquois Ironmen 8 PM MAR 15th vs Durham TurfDogs 8 PM MAR 29th vs Iroquois Ironmen
JAN 12th vs Ohsweken Demons 1 PM JAN 20th vs Niagara Lock Monster 2 PM FEB 3rd vs Durham TurfDogs 2 PM FEB 22th vs Brampton Inferno 8 PM MAR 8th vs Niagara Lock Monsters 8 PM MAR 16th vs Barrie Blizzard 1 PM MAR 23rd vs Toronto Shooting Stars 1 PM
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