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Possible resolution close for Ahmed family By Stephanie Dearing BRANT COUNTY It's been a long wait for the Ahmed family, who had purchased property on Oxbow Road with the intention of building their dream home. Excavation for the foundation of that home in early 2012 unearthed the remains of what was later determined to be a person of Aboriginal ancestry, putting a sudden end to the dream. Now that Six Nations of the Grand and the Mississaugas of New Credit have considered the options and given their recommendations on the matter, the Ahmeds are hopeful that a resolution is around the corner. A Six Nations representative outlined the recommendations in a letter to Ontario's

Cemeteries Registrar, Michael D'Mello last month. A copy of the letter was provided to Brant County council. The letter states both nations are agreeable to creating a 5 metre by 5 metre cemetery where the bones of two people had long ago been buried. During a telephone interview, Habiba said she and her husband hope to be able to build on the lot they purchased in 2011, and said they were fairly certain no other remains would be found on the lot. “The dream is gone,” Habiba said, referring to the house the family had planned to build. While agreeable to a land swap, Habiba didn't think Brant County would offer them land. “Realistically,” Habiba said, “it's not a solution.” She said the only way for the fam-

ily to move forward would be to build a home on a different part of the lot on Oxbow Road. The family has been carrying two mortgages. Initially the Ahmeds were to pay for the required archeological assessment, but after the family said they couldn't cover the cost, Ontario stepped in to help. The Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI), which does not have any official status in the negotiations, has already made it clear they will not allow any development on the lot purchased by the Ahmed family. HDI was present at 46 Oxbow Road shortly after the remains were accidentally uncovered, and have kept involved in the matter. Earlier this year HDI's interim executive director, Hazel Hill, said HDI would

not allow the burial site to be disturbed. The Ahmeds have offered to fence the Aboriginal Cemetery and say they will put up the sign Six Nations and New Credit want posted. They have also offered, in a letter written to Brant County, to maintain the cemetery grounds. So far, no-one has offered the Ahmeds any compensation for the loss that resulted following the accidental finding of the burial site. Both Six Nations and New Credit say Brant County is responsible, and should compensate the family or give them an alternative piece of land. For its part, Brant County council has committed to work with various municipal, provincial and federal governmental agencies, as well as the Ahmeds, to find a solution to the situation – a suggestion made by Brant MP Dave Levac earlier this year. “The Ahmeds are now faced with paying for a piece of land that

they can neither use or sell,” said Levac. In a letter written in late June, the Ahmeds asked Brant County council for permission to build on 46 Oxbow Road. “There is a possibility that our nightmare is coming to an end and a there is a small chance that we may have the go ahead to build pending on agreements from all parties involved,” wrote Habiba. “If all negotiations do go through and we do get the go ahead to build we are requesting the building department at the County of Brant to consider our plea.” According to Habiba, the next step in the process is the signing of the site disposition, the agreement between all concerned parties about what will happen to the burial place, which was declared an Aboriginal cemetery by Ontario's Cemetery Registrar Michael D'Mello in January. If all parties are in agreement about the site, the very next step will be to survey the cem-

etery and register it with Ontario. An archeological assessment determined the remains uncovered were that of an elderly Native man and an elderly Native woman. It is believed the two were buried between 150 to 200 years ago. While believed to be of Aboriginal descent, the cultural origins of the couple have not been determined, which is why both Six Nations and New Credit have been involved in the site disposition process. If the site disposition agreement is settled as amicably as the Ahmed families want, the family hopes to be able to start construction on a home on 46 Oxbow Road sometime next year. “Six Nations and New Credit are trying to come up with a win-win solution for everybody,” said Habiba. She said she and her family are seeking a peaceful agreement “that would respect everybody.”

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Six Nations bingo hall generating money for community By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

With gaming – including bingo – on the decline in Canada, Six Nation's head of Economic Development is not an advocate for building a resort hotel, a project that appears to be a favourite idea of the Elected Chief, based on the frequency of his references to building such a facility. Matt Jamieson advised the July 2 meeting of council's Committee of the Whole that he could not recommend the construction of a new building for gaming or tourism. Jamieson should know – he is left dealing with a decision made by Elected Council in 2007 to build the new bingo hall, a decision that currently costs Six Nations nearly $1 million a year. There is still $5.514 million owning on the money Six Nations borrowed from the Royal Bank of Canada. The building, Jamieson said, cost $9 million to build. Council kicked in $2.5 million and the balance was borrowed. While Jamieson said the loan was a burden for the operation, the debt to profit ratio was one of the lower

numbers Jamieson presented to the Committee, sitting at only three percent of the revenue the bingo hall will generate this year. But when that loan is applied to the square footage of the hall, “It's more than $16 per square foot,” Jamieson said. “It puts us at a disadvantage in the market place, where others are leasing at $10 per square foot.” The disadvantage is unclear, given that Six Nations owns and operates all facets of the bingo operation. However, Jamieson is negotiating with the bank to try to get a lower interest rate on the loan, and said he would be back with a package when things are in place. While Jamieson said the loan was “a real impediment to operations,” the biggest stand-out number on his projected operating expenses for 2013-2014 was the $13,527,521 prize money that he anticipates will be paid out. “We have to pay pretty aggressive prize boards,” Jamieson said, and said the boards were fixed, whereas Ontario Lottery and Gaming paramutuel bases its prizes on the

number of people playing. “Head count is the absolute make or break for bingo,” he said. “We need 127 people at minimum for the matinee,” and explained the more people that play bingo, the more profit the bingo hall generates. But if less people show up to play, the bingo hall loses money. “It comes down to weather,” said Jamieson. Food service is a problematic issue for the bingo hall and Jamieson said he will ultimately consider privatizing the food operations if the service does not become profitable quickly. Jamieson said the food costs are too high, and the kitchen is not set up to facilitate large numbers of people at one time. One solution he is following up on is the creation of a buffet. “Should we even be in the bingo business anymore,” asked District Five Councillor Bob Johnson. “Bingo is a dying game,” was Jamieson's bottom line. He explained he had attended the Canadian Gaming Summit in Montreal last month. “No one there was talking about building a structure. They were all talking about online

The Six Nations Bingo Hall continues to generate revenue for the community despite problems. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). gaming.” The people who frequent the Six Nations bingo hall are older, Jamieson said. “The average age of a player is 57 years old. The highest spenders are 65 year old. They won't be around much longer.” Jamieson said younger people are attracted to online or video gaming. Despite all that, Jamieson

said the bingo hall has an annual goal of generating nearly $21 million in gross revenue, and that objective is usually achieved. Sponsors, which are those organizations that apply to the Six Nations Gaming Commission to fund-raise at the bingo hall, and Six Nations administration fees eat up the balance of the profits generated by the

operation. The sponsors receive 40 percent of the profits, projected to be $511,462 this year; while Six Nations takes $620,466 in fees, leaving the bingo hall with $146,726 in retained earnings. Jamieson said he had budgeted $50,000 for repairs to the indoor air system and other maintenance for the hall.

OFNLP dispute over millions goes to arbitration By Stephanie Dearing TORONTO

A $35,000,000 fight is going to arbitration after an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that is the first step to take in a dispute between the Ontario First Nation Limited Partnership (OFNLP) and Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG). “In 2008 the province and OLG entered into the Gaming Revenue Sharing and Financial Agreement with OFNLP on behalf of all First Nations in Ontario except Rama,” wrote one of the OFNLP lawyers, James Caskey in an email. That agreement came into effect on March 31, 2011. At issue is $35 million that had been set aside into two different reserve funds from Casino Rama profits. OFNLP says Casino Rama is profitable and the money is not needed to be held in reserve, and instead should have been distributed to First Nations. The agreement, said Caskey, allows for a dispute resolution process. Initially OFNLP attempted to resolve

the issue through mediation, but “mediation failed and there was no reason to believe a remedy could be obtained without court action.” OFNLP took the step of suing Ontario Lottery and Gaming, which resulted in a decision by Justice J. Morgan to send the two parties to arbitration. The decision was issued in late June. “The Province and OLG took the position that an arbitration was mandatory,” Caskey explained. “They brought a Motion to have the issue determined. Justice Morgan essentially said it was up to an arbitrator to decide if the issues were capable of being resolved by arbitration or litigation. As a consequence we must now appoint an arbitrator to decide if the issues are arbitral.” Justice Morgan also ordered OFNLP to pay a total of $26,610, with $18,400 to the Crown and $8,219 to OLG for costs. “In the circumstances, we would have expected the costs to have been reserved to that person. But costs are always in the

discretion of the Judge so we simply have to live with the result and hope to recover them when we are successful in recovering the $35 million in dispute,” said Caskey. Caskey said the two parties would chose an arbitrator from lists created by both sides. “There are almost always names in common,” he wrote. The lawyer anticipated that an arbitrator would be chosen over the next 30 days. The arbitration process normally takes about one year, “but it always depends on the availability of all concerned.” If the arbitrator decides OFNLP was “correct that we had the choice to litigate, and if our clients instruct us to resume the litigation, the time line will be much longer and dependent on the Court process,” said Caskey, adding it could take two years to resolve the matter through court. The OFNLP was established in 2008 to distribute gaming funds given by the Province of Ontario to First Nations partners. Initially First Nations received mon-

ey from Casino Rama revenues, but in 2011, a revised agreement with the OLG came into effect, and First Nation partners now receive

a share (1.7 percent) from all of Ontario's gaming revenues. Attempts by Tekawennake to reach OFNLP president

Steve Williams were not successful. Caskey said he had been authorized by the OFNLP to speak for the organization on the matter.

First year students from Grand River Employment and Training’s horticulture program were learning how to build a stone fence Thursday on Highway 54 at the front of the Kaynasse site, under the tutelage of instructor Joe Pfeiffer of Mohawk college. “In class they had some practical training explaining how and why they are building it with this kind of a base,” he said. “By the time we’re all finished here, they will have enough skill where they can build a wall on their own. (Photo by Jim Windle)


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Ontario takes steps to protect honey bees By Stephanie Dearing TORONTO

Ontario wants to protect the health of honey bees, a key pollinator in the province. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced Tuesday it will establish a Bee Health Working Group with a goal of preventing bee deaths. Honey bees in Ontario and Quebec had a hard time last year, with over 5,000 colonies in Ontario alone dying in 2012. Beekeepers from both provinces suspected corn and soy crops treated with neonicotinoids was the culprit. “Neonicotinoids are systemic pesticides that are absorbed into plant tissues,” said the beekeepers in a press release. That finding was supported by a study conducted by Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), which looked into the 2012 bee deaths. Laboratory tests were conducted to determine the role pesticides might have played in the loss of the bees. The Agency found two neonicotinoids at high levels (70 percent) in the bees. While other pesticides were also detected, PMRA said, “The information evaluated suggests that planting of corn seeds treated with the nitro guanidine insecticides clothianidin and/or thiamethoxam contributed to

the majority of the bee mortalities that occurred in corn growing regions of Ontario and Quebec in spring 2012.” The findings have prompted the PMRA to re-evaluate neonicotinoid pesticides. While the pesticides are under review, the Agency has issued best management practices for farmers in an effort to avoid devastating losses of bees. The Agency cautions farmers, “Some insecticides, such as nitro-guanidine neonicotinoids, may be toxic to pollinators.” Despite that, the Ontario Beekeepers Association and their Quebec counterparts, Fédération des apiculteurs du Québec are calling for a ban of the pesticides in both provinces, encouraged by the neonicotinoid ban enacted by the European Union earlier this year. Bayer Crop Sciences, one of the makers of neonicotinoid pesticides, recently opened a North American Bee Care Centre in North Carolina, U.S.A. In a press release announcing the initiative, Bayer said the centre will conduct research with a goal of “ensuring the health of colonies and honey bees.” Bayer said the European Union ban “distracts attention away from the real issues surrounding poor bee health.” Competitor Sygenta has reacted to the EU ban by saying

if seeds haven't been treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, crop yields will fall by up to 40 percent, and cost millions of Euros and thousands of jobs. “When used properly the technology does not damage bee populations,” Sygenta said in a statement. While Ontario has not said anything about a potential ban of neonicotinoid pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, which is headed up by Premier Kath-

leen Wynne, is moving fast. The first meeting of the Bee Health Working Group is to take place this month. “The creation of this working group is a vital step in our efforts to protect the environment and Ontario's agri-food sector,” said Wynne. “We look forward to working together to find solutions that will support a thriving, healthy bee population that will in turn support a strong, successful agri-food sector.”

NOTICE OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REPORT SUBMISSION Detailed Design and Class Environmental Assessment Highway 401 Bridge Improvements City of Cambridge and City of Kitchener, Region of Waterloo G.W.P. 4-11-00 (sub-component of G.W.P. 4-00-00) THE PROJECT The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has completed the Detailed Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the replacement of the Fountain Street Bridge, replacement of the Speedsville Road Bridge and the rehabilitation of the bridge on the Highway 8 ramp to Eastbound Highway 401. LOCAL ROADS DETOUR During the bridge replacements the bridges will be closed. Fountain Street and Speedsville Road will NOT be closed at the same time. Local roads detour routes will be in place during the bridge closures. The existing bridges will be demolished at night and Highway 401 traffic will be temporarily directed to the Emergency Detour Route along Maple Grove Road. THE PROCESS This project is following the process for Group ‘B’ projects under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) with the opportunity for public input throughout. A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) documenting preliminary design was prepared in 2006 and Environmental Clearance was issued in October 2008. A Design and Construction Report (DCR) has been completed and will be available for a 30-day public review period from Monday, July 22, 2013 to Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Interested persons are encouraged to provide comments by August 20, 2013. The DCR documents the development of the recommended preliminary design alternative to the implementation level of detail. Upon completion of the 30-day review period, this project may proceed to construction. This report is available for review during regular business hours at the following locations: Ministry of the Environment West Central Region 12th Floor 119 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

Ministry of Transportation West Region First Floor – Main Lobby 659 Exeter Road London, Ontario

Preston Library 435 King Street East Cambridge, Ontario

Cambridge City Hall Office of the Clerk 50 Dickson Street Cambridge, Ontario

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Council considers contentious solution for unauthorized dumping By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

While Elected Council has decided to look into the feasibility of having its own in-house legal counsel, the Tuesday morning meeting of it's Committee of the Whole saw councillors eschewing hiring legal counsel to create bylaws and other legal mechanisms that council could use to deal with the dumping of unwanted waste such as roofing material on the territory. Instead, the Committee opted for creating a list of properties where construction type-waste is being dumped. The Committee intends to write letters to the property owners asking them to clean up the waste, advising the property owners that Elected Council may place a lien on the home or property if the property owner does not comply with the request. Head of the Public Works Department, Mike Montour, had been asked to come to the Committee to present information from a report created 13 years ago in response to the same problem. Back then, following community consultation, the recommendation was to hire a lawyer to write bylaws that would be

enforceable, and to give Six Nations Elected Council other legal mechanisms to help stop the practice. Montour advised council to take that recommendation. “It's up to this council,” said District Six Councillor Dave Hill, who has doggedly pushed to have solutions to the issue over this past year. Hill is one of the councillors who has advocated for placing a lien on the property. The decision, which has to be reaffirmed by Elected Council, was contentious. “I don't agree with a lien,” said District Two Councillor Carl Hill. He said there are constituents in his district who complain about people dumping unwanted waste on their property. “What if they don't have money to clean up,” he asked. “People are coming at night and dumping. Who will pay?” The motion was carried, but after it passed, District Three Councillor Roger Jonathan said he understood there are two different sets of bylaws in existence that deal with unauthorized dumping. He recommended that be addressed by staff. Elected Council still has to ratify the decision to write letters to property owners.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #6 Highway 7&8 Transportation Corridor Planning and Class EA Study – Recommended Plan G.W.P. 13-00-00 STUDY OVERVIEW The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is undertaking the Highway 7&8 Transportation Corridor Planning and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study, from Greater Stratford to the New Hamburg Area. The purpose of the study is to identify and address the long-term transportation needs for the Analysis Area and prepare a preliminary design for the provincial roadway components of the recommended plan. PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #6 The public is invited to attend the final Public Information Centre (PIC) for the study, which is being held to present the recommended plan and the evaluation of preliminary design alternatives. Refinements were made to the preliminary design alternatives based on stakeholder input received through the PIC #5 consultation process and through Preliminary Design as the corridor was defined in greater detail. PIC #6 is offered on three dates: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Shakespeare & District Optimist Hall Stratford Rotary Complex, Community Hall B Wilmot Recreation Complex 3976 Galt Street, Shakespeare 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford 1291 Nafziger Road, Baden 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This PICs will be a drop-in style, open house format with brief presentations at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The same information will be presented at each PIC.

Recommended Plan The recommended plan includes: • Southerly bypass of Shakespeare adjacent to the existing GEXR railway corridor, revised to reduce impacts to the large woodlot east of Road 110 and agricultural field operations • 2-lane cross-section from Highway 8 to Erie Street with a 5 m two-way centre left turn lane for Line 32/Lorne Avenue • 4-lane cross-section from Erie Street easterly to east study limit, including Erie Street southerly to Perth Line 29, with: o 5 m two-way centre left turn lane from Erie Street to west of Shakespeare bypass, from east of Shakespeare bypass to Wilmot/Easthope Road/RR 1 and on Erie Street southerly to Perth Line 29 o 7 m median for Shakespeare bypass, from Wilmot/Easthope Road/RR 1 to west of Peel Street and from east of Hamilton Street to east study limit o 6-lane cross-section from west of Peel Street to east of Hamilton Street to serve these high-traffic at-grade intersections • Full moves intersections controlled by traffic signals or stop signs on the crossing roads for majority of crossing roads with Walker Road revised to be a full moves intersection with stop signs on Walker Road • Roundabouts at Perth Road 125 where Highway 7&8 changes direction • Access to Shakespeare via a full moves intersection controlled by traffic signals at Road 107, a slip off provision for Highway 7&8 westbound traffic at the east limit of the village and retention of existing highway access at the west limit of the village • Access to the east end of Stratford via a Road 109 connection between the south bypass and existing Highway 7&8 • Cul-de-sac at several intersections in Stratford, at one intersection in New Hamburg and for eastbound traffic on the existing highway in Shakespeare at the east limit of the village • Interchange at Nafziger Road, revised to retain recreational complex soccer fields In addition, preliminary mitigation measures and strategies to address potential impacts will be presented for review and comment. Information to be presented at this PIC, including the Selection of Preliminary Design Alternatives Report, will be on the study website at local municipal offices and at local libraries beginning on July 24, 2013. PROCESS The study is following the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) process for a Group ‘A’ project. Comments received will be considered as the recommended plan is finalized and documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR). At the time of TESR release, a Notice will be published to explain the review process and identify the locations where the TESR is available for a 60-day public review period. COMMENTS Your comments on the information presented at PIC #6 are requested by October 31, 2013 so they can be considered in the finalization of the recommended plan and the completion of the TESR. Comments may be submitted at the PIC or via the study website at To obtain additional information, provide comments or to be placed on the study mailing list, please contact: Ms. Brenda Jamieson, P.Eng. Mr. Charles Organ, C.E.T., Project Manager Consultant Project Manager Ministry of Transportation, West Region AECOM Planning and Design Section 300 Water Street, Whitby, ON L1N 9J2 659 Exeter Road, London, ON N6E 1L3 toll-free: 1-866-921-9268 toll-free: 1-800-265-6072 ext. 519-873-4591 fax: 905-668-0221 fax: 519-873-4600 e-mail: e-mail: Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this study, please contact one of the Study Team members listed above.



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George Beaver’s quiet words will last forever By James Windle Editor The passing of George Beaver this week was sad news for us all here at the Tekawennake. George was a great friend of Tekawennake and a much loved and valued lunch partner for this reporter in particular. He was a treasure trove of community information and personal accounts of historic events and the more mundane day to day world he lived in and observed throughout his 82 year walk here on earth. You can’t be a great teacher unless you are a great student and George was a fine student of life here at Six Nations. If he didn’t teach most of today’s grandparents in those old numbered one room classrooms before today’s modern schools were built, he probably coached your grandmother in women’s softball. George’s quiet voice and methodical choice of words led him to chronicle many important facets of everyday life at Six Nations Reserve #40 in the form of books and his column which ran regularly in the Brantford Expositor until Sun Media Group took that paper over and canceled him. But his intimate knowledge of the community and his ability to take Six Nations of the Grand River people back to a simpler time is a gold deposit that will be mined for generations to come. That’s the wonderful thing about words on a page. His articles and books still have the ability to freeze frame a moment in time in the lives of the people of Six Nations and always will. Through his eyes and his pen, George Beaver has become immortal. We published a special feature some time ago recounting the 1959 attempted ouster of the Elected Band Council by traditional members of the community. In researching for this feature piece, we discovered that behind George’s quiet and unassuming personality was a brave man who was unafraid to speak his mind, even if it was unpopular. We came across a wonderful picture from that time of him sitting in a chair at the Old Council House being grilled by the late Mad Bear Anderson for his letter to the Brantford Expositor denouncing the take over. It was volatile times during those days and the law was taken into the hands of a citizen police force. Beaver was arrested and detained until he could face “trial” by Mad Bear and other leaders of the uprising. He was eventually released after he recanted. I asked George if he regretted what he had done. He honestly admitted that in 1959, he was not as in tune with his own political history as he could have been and that the Expositor letter expressed what he thought at that time with the knowledge he had. Looking back, he said he would never have written it, knowing what he later came to understand. This is an example of George’s honesty and his personal integrity in being able to admit when he was ill-informed and add new knowledge to his life and move on that much the wiser. The thing about talking with George Beaver, even over lunch, was to make sure to set aside a good amount of time, because he would give you every minute detail no matter what the topic was. Many a time his chili and toast got cold while he explained, in the most intimate of detail, some facet of Six Nations of life as he knew it. In this reporter’s learning experience here at Six Nations over the past 11-12 years, an eclectic group of people have become my teachers, like, Chief Arnie General, the late Mona Staats, Phil Monture, Dick Hill, Jan Longboat, Bill Squire, Rick Hill, Michael Doxtator, Rudy Longboat, Keith Jamieson, Jock Hill and George Beaver — and so many others. They gave me my early Haudenosaunee education and continue to enrich my knowledge and understanding of a culture and a people vastly different from my own.


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George Beaver charged for treason -1959 By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS From a feature pull out section first published in the Tekawennake News of March 11th 2009, on the 50th anniversary of the 1959 revolution. George Beaver was a young teacher at Six Nations in 1959. By his latter admission, he knew very little about the history of his own people and the political landscape of those days. He was just a teacher. He just wanted to go to work and help educate Six Nations and New Credit children in the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic to help them interface with the outside world to earn a decent living as adults. Steeped in white man’s education, which excluded any reference to Six Nations aside from a novel side note, and proud of his teaching degree, all of this upheaval was too much for him to understand and seemed an embarrassment to him, so he spoke out against it all in the Brantford Expositor by way of a letter to the editor. He wanted to set a few things straight. The letter, entitled, “How Many Support The Hereditary Chiefs?”(published below) ran March 6, 1959, and immediately made him an “enemy of the state” as it were, to the newly proclaimed restored government of Six Nations. He described many of those reported involved with the take-over as curious onlookers who did not participate in any way. He referred to those who did as “malcontents”. This brought immediate pressure on Beaver from the new Iroquois Police and its chief, Ross Powless. Beaver was arrested, detained, and faced charges of treason under the new Iroquois judicial system. He was put on trial, and found guilty. Under Confederacy law, treason was punishable by two warnings and then by exile from the reserve. He was ordered not to repeat this offence, released and returned to his classroom, none the worse for wear. “I was never really afraid of anything happening to me,” said Beaver looking back. “I knew most of the guys involved and played basketball with many of them. I just stated my opinion as it was at that time. I really didn’t know very much about what was going on. Our history was never taught in school and a lot of people, like me, had become used to the elected system. I have come 180 degrees on that opinion since then I can tell you.” Continued on page 7

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George Beaver charged for treason -1959 Continued from page 6 Looking back, Beaver now understands a lot more of what was going on then, and can see the significance of taking back the Council House which was the recognized seat of government at Six Nations. Even during Beaver’s trial he began to understand more than he did when he wrote the letter that caused him so much concern. He had opportunity to speak with Mad Bear during that time and soon gained an understanding of what was going on, and more importantly, why. Mad Bear Anderson sent a runner to ask Beaver to come to the Council House one evening during the occupation to sign a paper promising he would not write another letter to the editor, which was a condition of his release. Ironic when you consider he has been a contributing columnist to the Expositor for many years since then. Beaver knew it was only a media photo-op, but he complied with Anderson’s request and freely signed the paper for the television and newspaper cameras. “Mad Bear really knew how to use the media,” Beaver recalls. Although Beaver himself saw it all as no big deal, his arrest was used as a lightning rod by politicians, the RCMP and the media for police action against the revolt. “I had no animosity at all for any of the men involved in my arrest, then or now,” says Beaver. Beaver began listening closer and paying more attention to what was going on around him with so many land sales taking place without the people’s input or the involvement of the Confederacy. It was around that time the Band Council had sold off a good sized piece of the Glebe Land to Brantford for the construction of Pauline Johnson High School and what became Gambles Department store, most recently the old Canadian Tire plaza. There was also a deal struck with Cockshutt’s for more land for expansion of the foundry. Once Beaver had his eyes opened, he could no longer ignore what he saw and soon

became a supporter of the Confederacy. “Now here we are 50 years later and it’s coming around again,” says Beaver. “The same issues, the same government stance. They

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In 1959, twenty-six year old George Beaver faces the cross-examination of Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson and Iroquois Police Chief, Ross Powless at the Council House where he was defending himself on charges of treason. Beaver had written a letter to the editor which was published in the Brantford Expositor which was critical of the hereditary chiefs system and the revolt itself. He was found guilty and ordered not to write to the Expositor again, and released. Ironically, Beaver later became a regular columnist in the Expositor and a full supporter of the Confederacy Chiefs. (Expositor Photo used by permission)

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Rebels record 2nd perfect 20-0 season By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The dynasty of the Six Nations Jr. B Rebels continues to be the benchmark for all 26 teams in the OLA Jr. B loop. In 2009, the Rebels finished the regular season with with 27 points, in 2010 they ended the regular season with a perfect 20-0, in 2011 they only lost one game for 38 points eventually winning the Founders Cup; last year they were 18-2 for 36 points and repeated as the Founders Cup Champs, and in 2013, they chalked up their second perfect season and are very strong favourites to win an unprecedented third Founders Cups in a row. But rookie Rebels coach and former Rebel, Murray Porter Jr., is taking nothing for granted. “Now that that’s done (perfect season), we have to get ready for the real season (playoffs),” he said after the game Wednesday night. The Six Nations Rebels 20-0 record was secured after a 18-3 win over the St Catharines Spartans in a game that meant nothing to the either team, relative to their final standings. It was obvious Wednesday

night that the visiting third place St. Catharines Spartans were saving themselves for the playoffs as they put up very little resistance against the defending Founders Cup Champions. The only real questions were, will the Rebels earn their perfect season? After that had become obvious, whether goaltender Chase Martin would register a perfect game as well and earn a very rare lacrosse shut-out. Both teams played many of their lesser known names to put more game time under their belts with the playoffs only days away at that time. Eleven Rebels put balls in the net as they worked on their passing plays as if it were an exhibition game. Six Nations outshot the Spartans 60-32. Danton Miller scored two while Elvin Maracle, Mitch Green, Dallas John, and Mitch Green added singles to end the first period with the Rebels leading 6-0. Ian Martin and Kyle Isaacs made it 8-0 by 8:08 of the second period. But with AP player Ryse Tansley in the box for roughing, Martin’s shutout hopes ended when Danny Blocho scored St. Catharines’ first goal at 8:22.

Rebel’s rookie Kessler Doolittle scored late in the third period in Wednesday’s 18-3 win to end their perfect 20-0 season, the second time they have done so in the past 4 years. (Photo by Jim Windle) With that out of the way, Mitch Green scored back-toback goals at 11:37 and 17:01 to complete the second frame with the Rebels ahead 10-1. It was more of the same in the third as Tyler Longboat, Frank Brown, Jacob Bomberry (2G), and Kyle Isaacs fattened their statistics with goals. The Spartans scored

two more before Kessler Doolittle and Dallas John ended the game 18-3 and the regular season. Rebels’ captain Ian Martin earned the league scoring title with 32 goals and 98 assists for 130 points in 20 games played. The tandem of Doug Jamieson and Chace Martin

were one and two in the goaltending department. In special teams, Six Nations power play unit earned top league honours for their potent 43.75% power play success. The penalty killers scored an unheard of 46 shorthand goals this season, 11 of them scored by rookie Bo Henhawk who finished







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Brampton an annoyance, not an opponent By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The Brampton Excelsiors proved to be more of an annoyance than worthy opponent for the Six Nations Rebels in the first round of the 2013 OLA Jr. B playoffs. The Rebels dismantled the Excelsiors 17-5 Saturday night in Brampton after Friday’s 15-5 walk-over at the ILA to take the best-of-three series in two straight penalty filled games. Saturday night, Rebels coach Murray Porter was determined just to get this ugly series over quickly without any of his players getting hurt nor suspended along the way. It was all but over after the first period in Brampton after the visiting Rebels easily built up a 7-1 first period lead. It was more of the same in the second which ended with the Rebels leading 14-4. In the third the Rebels just tried to keep possession and try not to get anyone hurt as they added three more in the third to get rid of the Excelsiors, 17-5. Ian Martin scored four goals and two assists to lead the Rebels charge. Jesse Johnson scored once but assisted on six for a seven point game. Kyle Isaacs (1G,5A), Dallas John (3G,2A), Austin Staats (3G), Danton Miller (1G,5A) also contributed with multiple points. In fact 14 Rebels earned points in the easy win while Doug Jamieson registered the “W” in the Rebels goal, saving 41 of the 46 shots he faced. That was another important statistic of this series as Jamieson stood rock solid even when Brampton got close enough to shoot. Their Quarterfinal matchup has not been determined at this point. Game #1 SIX NATIONS REBELS 15 BRAMPTON EXCELSIORS 5 There seemed to be two games going on Friday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Game #1 of Round #1 of the 2013 Jr. B Playoffs. The first being the game most people came to see, but then there was the game the referees were watching. Both benches were equally upset right from the first period at what they felt was poor officiating. As what usually happens in games of this

nature, frustration is compounded and fights break out resulting in even more chaos. But after both coaches had screamed themselves hoarse and the final buzzer was sounded, the Six Nations Rebels had gone up one game to none against the Brampton Excelsiors in the best of three series with a 15-5 final score. There really was no contest as the regular season 20-0 Champions went to 21-0, including playoffs. It was all Rebels in the first period after Frank Brown laid down the gauntlet only 23 seconds into the game with his goal, assisted by Danton Miller and Kyle Isaacs. Mitch Green was next in line at 1:23 making it 2-0 before many fans even got into the building. Captain Ian Martin made it 3-0 followed by a pair of goals scored by Dallas John. With the clock just about run out, the Rebels were caught with Chace Martin out of the net. Brampton’s Ryan Huggins noticed and threw a floor length strike into the empty net with one second on the clock. The teams were playing 3 on 3 to begin the second period due to a series of “unsportsmanlike conduct” penalties assessed at 19:52 of the first. Referees Stephen Ellis and Ryan Wilson filled both penalty boxes with no less than seven players receiving nine Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties on the same whistle. The game was now officially out of control. Between periods Brampton coaching staff could be heard shouting down the hall at the referees as they made their way to the dressing room. The Rebels quickly shook all that off between periods and picked up from where they began, scoring two more early second period goals. Jacob Bomberry made it 6-1 at 26 seconds and Kyle Isaac added another at 1:46, unassisted. Brampton scored on a powerplay to make it 7-2. The goal seemed to set off rookie Daniel Bo Henhawk who stole a ball right out of a Brampton player’s stick, sped down floor and found Ian Martin alone in front of the Excelsiors goal. Thirty seconds later Danton Miller scored before Henhawk scored two beauties in a row, the first shorthanded, and unassisted, the second at 9:28 also unassisted. Brampton got two goals

Kyle Isaacs makes the rope dance behind Brampton goalie Tyler Smyth in Friday’s fight filled 15-5 win in Game #1 of the opening round of playoffs. The Rebels dispatched the Excelsiors the next night in Brampton winning the best of three series 2-0. (Photo by Jim Windle) back before the end of the period and Six Nations’ Green added a goal at 14:46 to make it 12-4 with 20 minutes left. With both referees struggling to keep up with this level of lacrosse, tempers were frayed on both teams and the final 20 minutes took more than 45 minutes to play due to 32 penalties assessed and much confusion at the time keeper/official scorekeepers bench. Between the long delays and spirits of lacrosse action, the Rebels managed three more goals from Isaacs, Martin and John. Brampton scored to begin the third making the final score, 15-5, and both coaches fuming. “I’ve never seen anything

like it,” said Rebels assistant coach Cam Bomberry. “I haven’t seen these refs all year. Not a very good time to send some new refs into the playoffs. They can’t keep up with the play or make the correct calls. When you start to blow make-up calls for the ones you missed, that’s when you lose control.” Head coach Murray Porter expressed a similar critique. “That was a debacle,” he said. “We had eight guys left on the bench when the game finished. The second period alone took almost an hour. That’s no good for the fans either.” Both teams will be watching to see what suspensions might be coming down from the OLA brass after Game #1.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Arrows Express keep rolling despite a little rust By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The second place Burlington Chiefs could overtake the Six Nations Arrows Express and finish the season as league leaders, but to do so it would take both a total collapse by the 15-3 Arrows (30 pts) and two wins in a row for the 134-1 Burlington Chiefs (27 pts) over the last 2 games of the regular season. The Six Nations Arrows Express were both playing with and against the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves last Thursday at the Waterloo Rec Centre. The Arrows opened the scoring with goals scored by former Toronto Beaches goal scorer Luc Magnan whom the Arrows acquired along with Jack Donnelly on the trade deadline. Wenster Green made it 2-0, but they teased the Braves by allowing two goals to end the first period 2-2 and with the Braves feeling pretty good

about themselves. But Johnny Powless and Josh Johnson took over in the second period. First, it was Powless from Johnson and Brendan Bomberry, then Johnson from Bomberry and Powless, Powless from Johnson and Jordan Durston made it 5-2. It was Johnson’s turn next as he added another from Bomberry, which was followed by another goal by Powless making it 7-2 with a minute remaining in the period. KW’s Jay Lindsay scored the last goal for the Braves at 19:04. With the game well in hand the Arrows began working on their ball control and defense in the third period with Joel Shepley scoring Six Nations last goal of the game and the only goal of the period to take the two points via an 8-3 win. The two teams met again on Sunday at the ILA, but it was a much different game in which the Arrows Express were very fortunate to come

up with an 14-13 overtime win. The Arrows looked disinterested and were certainly not sharp while the 8th place Braves played with dogged determination not to drop two in a row to the Arrows. They came very close to making that happen. After getting off to a 6-3 start in the first period on goals by Brendan Bomberry, Shane Simpson, Ian Martin, Joel Shipley, Haodais Maracle and Josh Johnson, the Arrows passing and shooting became erratic and at times they were being out muscled and out played by the Braves. Line changes and play making got out of synch and the entire team seemed to be bored with the entire affair. Bomberry and Josh Johnson opened the second period making it an 8-3 game to that point. But the Braves would not lay down and fought back in the second period outscoring the Arrows 6-4 to finish the second period with KW

only one goal behind and carrying all of the momentum. Johnson scored at 7:57 of the third frame to restore a two goal edge. Braves’ Davis Prince scored unassisted at 9:02 and distracted the Arrows further from the game by turning on the physical game, resulting in several undisciplined Arrows’ retaliation penalties. Kyle Jackson took advantage of the Arrows’ lethargic performance and tied the game at 16:41 sending the game into an extra 10 minute period. Johnny Powless gave the Arrows the lead at 2:41 on a powerplay but KW’s Dhane Smith responded at 4:42. Shane Simpson scored unassisted for the Arrows at 8:09 and Jack Donnelly scored what would stand as the winning goal at 9:02. Braves scored their 13th goal with 8 seconds remaining, but not enough time to tie. All things considered, the Arrows were very lucky to

Arrows #33, Ian Martin, scored two goals and assisted on four more to help the Arrows Express get past the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves, Sunday night at the ILA. (Photo by Jim Windle) have won the game despite the 15 point differential between the two teams. The first place Arrows hope to regain their edge before Thursday night when the

Toronto Beaches are at the ILA and Friday when the Arrows close the regular season schedule against the Mississauga Tomahawks, in Mississauga.

Chiefs in firm possession of first place By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The first place Six Nations Chiefs put a little more distance between themselves and the rest of the Major Series teams with two more wins this week with a 10-6 victory over the third place Brooklin Redmen at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, Saturday night. The Redmen didn’t even show up until the second period as the powerful Chiefs dug a 6-0 hole for the visitors in the first period with goals, in order, by Roger Vyse, Alex Hill, Colin Doyle, Hill again, Rodd Squire and Dan Coates. The Chiefs relaxed a bit too early allowing the Redmen into the game in the sec-

ond period but they were still leading 7-3 after 40 minutes of play. Doyle scored for Six Nations. Each team scored three in the third, but the 6-0 first period proved to be too much for Brooklin to overcome. Third period Chiefs goals were scored by Billy Dee Smith, Colin Boucher and Cody Jamieson. Goalie Evan Kirk contributed both a solid performance stopping Brooklin shots but two assists to boot. The Chiefs were in Kitchener-Waterloo Tuesday night, and will return to the ILA Saturday, July 13th at 7 p.m. to tangle with the second place Peterborough Lakers in a game that could be very important when the regular

season ends July 29th, with another Tuesday night game in KW with the Kodiaks, July 9th. CHIEFS 15 BRAMPTON 7

Last Thursday night, July 4, the Major Series Brampton Excelsiors fell to the powerful Chiefs 15-7 at the ILA. Jesse Gamble got things going at the 10 minute mark of the first period with an unassisted effort. Brampton reacted with two quick goals, one of them shorthanded, but the Chiefs closed the period with goals by Kasey Beirnes and Cody Jamieson. Earning assists were Marty Hill, Roger Vyse with two, and Colin Doyle.

As he has done most of the season, Jamieson caught the opponents off balance with a quick attack right off the second period face-off, scoring at 1:31 from Doyle and Alex Hill. Brampton responded with a short hander by Mike Hominuk at 6:42, but the Chiefs poured on the heat with goals by Rodd Squire at 7:33, Corey Bomberry at 8:05, Jesse Gamble at 10:45 and two by Colin Doyle before Ethan O’Connor scored Brampton’s 4th goal to end the second period with the Chiefs leading 9-4. Jamieson once again caught the Excelsiors off guard with a quick goal at 24 seconds Kasey Beirnes at 3:09, Alex ed goals after that with Marty of the final frame. That was Hill at 7:10 and David Brock Hill, and Jamieson creating followed by goals scored by at 7:55. The two teams trad- the final 15-7 score.

Six Nations Rivermen fulfilling their promise By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

When the new Six Nations Rivermen announced their arrival on the OLA Sr. B circuit earlier this year, general manager Cap Bomberry and coach Stew Montour promised a contender in their inaugural season. They delivered on that promise with a solid season, finishing in a strong second place behind the league leading St. Catharines Saints. The Rivermen delivered a

message to the league leaders on their last day of the regular season Sunday night with a 9-5 victory at the Gaylord Powless Arena, after taking down the Oakville Titans 1410 Friday night in Oakville. The Six Nations Rivermen completed their inaugural first regular season in the OLA Sr.B Sunday evening at the Gaylord Powless Arena, with a possible precursor to the Sr. B championship against the St. Catharines Saints. The Rivermen kept their

winnings streak alive in Oakville Friday night with a 14-10 road win over the Titans, led by a seven goal performance by Wayne VanEvery who accounted for half of the Rivermen’s output. VanEvery notched his first two for Six Nations at 2:38, and a short hander at 4:52. Delby Powless and Cody Johnson assisted on the first one, and Mike Miller and Chris Courtney earned assists on the second. Oakville’s Mike Gillan

scored at 11:48 to end the first period with the Rivermen holding a 2-1 lead. Six Nations turned up the power in the second period scoring the first four goals, starting with Holden Vyse at 32 seconds, followed by Wayne VanEvery at 1:47 from Powless, Justin Gibson from VanEvery and Chancey Johnson at 5:47, and Wayne VanEvery again at 6:57 from Isaiah Kicknosway and Dan Elliott. With the score 6-1, the Titans scored two goals a little

more than two minutes apart before Elliott and Brock Boyle connected at 11:44 and 17:30 respectively. Jeff Sehl ended the period for Oakville to send the teams to the dressing room with Six Nations leading 8-4, and one period remaining. The third period was all offence as each team scored six goals. Cory Bomberry, Holden Vyse, Mike Miller and three third period goals by VanEvery scored for Six Nations in the 14-10 final score.

It was a closely contested match between two very similar teams, but in the end the Rivermen fire power proved to be too much for the Saints. Andrew Porter scored the first two goals of the game for the Saints, but Six Nations goalie Angus Goodleaf seemed to give his head a shake after the Saints second goal and held the fort while Holden Vyse, Stu Hill, Isaiah Kicknosway and Vyse again, went to work to build a 4-2 Continued on page 16


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Health Promotion Officer – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Hamilton Site Accountability: The Health Promotions Officer of the FASD and Child Nutrition Program will report directly to the Health Promotion and Education Services Manager and work as a collaborator with other Health Promotions Officers and De dwa da dehs nye>s team. Job Summary: The goal of the FASD/Child Nutrition Program is to reduce the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder through effective resource development and the delivery of holistic, culturally-appropriate programming in the catchment areas of Brantford and Hamilton. Programming objectives are simultaneously intended to elevate the status of child nutrition in our communities and improve participant’s quality of life. The FASD and Child Nutrition Health Promotions Officer should have a level of contemporary understanding about the epidemic of FASD to engage and educate community members, other agencies and institutional stakeholders.

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Negotiations will be especially rewarding this week, Leo. Your suggestions are readily accepted, and you do not have to persuade others much at all.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, nothing is free in life, so don’t get fooled when someone promises that you will get something without having to work for it. It’s in your best interest to keep working hard.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, you have strong opinions, so don’t be afraid to have your voice heard. People will be receptive to your views, even if they border on the philosophical.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, focus makes it easier for you to resist temptation, but this week you may find that it’s very difficult to maintain your focus. Do your best to stay focused.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, don’t worry about a nagging suspicion that you will receive bad news this week. Keep yourself busy so you aren’t sit around worrying unnecessarily.

Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Collect and maintain statistics and program evaluations; work in collaboration with Health Promotions Manager to complete reporting requirements. 2. Develop/create educational resources that promote FASD awareness and prevention. 3. Develop/create resources that promote child nutrition. 4. Network with stakeholders and other agencies to build community capacity that promotes an awareness of FASD. 5. Continuously seek out relevant training opportunities that relate to program mandate. 6. Participate in the delivery of community and cultural events. 7. Ability to offer educational sessions on FASD and Child Nutrition. 8. The delivery of regular programming that focuses on healthy lifestyles, nutrition, traditional teachings and/or cultural arts. Statement of Qualifications: Post-Secondary degree or diploma in health, science, or social service disciplines or a combined extension of health related education/experience. Three to five years experience of progressive responsibility in program development, facilitation, and coordination. Extensive knowledge of core competencies relative to FASD including recent developments, emerging practices in prevention, intervention and support among Aboriginal and mainstream communities. Extensive experience working with First Nation communities and service providers. Demonstrated ability to work independently and among team centred environments. Valid Driver’s Licence and/or access to transportation are essential. Willing to submit Criminal Reference check as required. Personal Suitability Excellent communication/interpersonal skills Dedication to journey of healing and wellness. Computer-proficient. Versatile, team-player. Able to have some flexibility in schedule to work some evenings and weekends as required.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Someone new to your social situation has you feeling a little suspicious, Capricorn. You’re not sure if you can trust him or her just yet. New facts will come to light this week.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, take some time this week to further hone some unique abilities that set you apart from others in your group of friends. You will soon be able to showcase your skills.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, there are a lot of curious people around who want to learn about what you’re doing. Let them in to get some external perspective.

The closing date for this position is: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Send your resume and cover letter to: De dwa da dehs nye>s, Aboriginal Health Centre Attn: Clinical Manager 678 Main Street East Hamilton, ON L8M 1K2 * Persons of Aboriginal Descent are strongly encouraged to apply

Nya:weh, Miigwetch to all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.


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De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre - Job Description


“Healthier YOU� Project Coordinator (Brantford) Maternity leave contract position


Manager, Health Promotion & Education Services

INTRODUCTION: The Healthier YOU Project will strive to increase healthy eating practices and an increase in fitness activities in the urban Aboriginal community of Brantford. By assisting community members in understanding, promoting, and adopting healthy lifestyles the project will utilize a variety of interconnected health promotion and disease prevention strategies. The Healthier YOU Project will strive to address the problem of commercial tobacco use in the urban Aboriginal community of Brantford by assisting community members in understanding, promoting, and adopting tobacco wise lifestyles. The project will utilize a variety of interconnected health promotion and disease prevention strategies to prevent and support non-commercial tobacco use in the Aboriginal community by employing culturally relevant approaches. c. Collaborate with Aboriginal and mainstream partners to develop resource materials and programs.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Healthier YOU Project Coordinator will:

d. Direct clients of community programs to appropriate services.

1. Organizational/Clerical:

e. Communicate community requests for additional programming.

a. Maintain statistical data and contact information. b. Be responsible for providing statistical reports as required. c. Prepare program reports as required. d. Develop and administer program evaluation methods such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews and observations.

f. Work collaboratively with the health promotion team to raise awareness in the Aboriginal community of our presence and role. 4. Perform other duties as may be required by Supervisor.


2. Delivery of Health Programs a. Network with key stakeholders within the community. b. Develop and deliver holistic smoking cessation strategies and healthy eating programs/workshops for Aboriginal community members living in Brantford. c. Provide tobacco use support services for Aboriginal youth and adults, such as talking circles and individual counseling. d. Promote program at agency health fairs and school health fairs in both Hamilton and Brantford that have a high Aboriginal population. e. Design and deliver culture-based tobacco awareness and smoking prevention youth outreach programs for Aboriginal students living in the cities of Hamilton and Brantford. f. Develop culturally appropriate resources and promotional materials. g. Prevent and support non-traditional tobacco use and support healthy lifestyles by promoting traditional/cultural activities and practices (i.e. traditional dance and drum classes, traditional teachings by Elders, traditional foods workshops). h. Provide services and resources that help community members maintain healthy weights through nutrition and activity.

1. Post secondary diploma or degree in a health / social sciences / social services related field from a recognized University or College. 2. Having received TEACH training is a desired asset.

Experience: 1. Proficiency in health program development, design, implementation and evaluation. 2. 1 to 3 years of related experience of progressive responsibility. 3. Experience in community health planning and/or health promotion. 4. Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing and data base software. 5. Experience with counseling or group facilitation is a desired asset.

Knowledge/Abilities/Personal Suitability: 1. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills. 2. Valid class G driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle 3. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

3. Advocacy

4. Demonstrated ability to work alone and in a multi-disciplinary team.

a. Research, gather and evaluate existing best practice models for tobacco cessation and prevention for youth.

5. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal traditional ways and culture, or a willingness to learn.

b. Identify gaps in information and/or resources and develop new resources.

6. Energetic, outgoing and a dedication to service. 7. Willingness to undergo training as specified by supervisor.

The Closing date for this position is: Friday, August 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Please submit your resume to: De dwa da dehs nyes>s, Aboriginal Health Centre Attn: Clinical Manager 678 Main Street East Hamilton, ON L8M 1K2 * Persons of Aboriginal Descent are strongly encouraged to apply Nya:weh, Miigwetch to all interested applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.


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Surprise gift graces Chiefswood Museum By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS A man who had never visited Pauline Johnson's former home, now known as the Chiefswood National Historic Site, made a surprise visit on July 3 to give the museum a Pauline Johnson artifact that his father had collected. David McCleary, with the support of his friend Six Nations member Wray Anderson (IC Computers owner) brought a set of 100 original 1961 stamps of Pauline Johnson to the museum. “They're a real link with history,” McCleary said. McCleary said his father, an avid stamp collector, had purchased the sheet of stamps when they were first issued by the Government of Canada. At the time, his father was living in Grand Valley (East Luther). The stamps were issued in 1961, to commemorate Pauline Johnson's birth in 1861. The Canadian Banknote Company printed 34,450,000 of the stamps. According to Postal History Corner, the Canadian Post Office issued a press release to announce the commemorative stamp, saying the artwork portrayed her dual personalities: the Aboriginal princess and the Victorian lady. The stamp also honours Pauline for her contributions to literature. Pauline Johnson is the first Aboriginal – and the first woman, other than Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth II – to be commemorated with a stamp. McCleary recalled the stamps were in high demand when they were first issued. McCleary said he had the stamps framed in Simcoe, and had not had the stamps appraised. He was modest about his gift, saying his family had moved on, and he wanted the stamps to move on as well. “They have to have a higher and better use,” he said. “I thought of Chiefswood.” Sadly, former curator Karen Dearlove missed the donation by a hair, as July 2 was her last day on the job.

She had previously told Tekawennake she was moving west to join her husband, who had been offered a permanent job in Vancouver. In a way, it's full circle for Dearlove, because Pauline Johnson died in Vancouver and is buried in Stanley Park.

The gift will need to be appraised for insurance purposes, but best guesses on the value of the stamps range from $30,000 to $750,000. A vertical pair of Pauline Johnson stamps had been appraised as being worth $1,500 in 2000, and sold for a reported $675.00.

David McCleary hands Jaquie Jamieson a framed sheet of 100 original Pauline Johnson stamps, which had been purchased by his father in 1961. Jamieson, a summer student, filled the void left by the resignation of the former curator. With them are Wray Anderson, a good friend of David. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

New Career Opportunity: Aboriginal Recruitment & Liaison Officer Education Services requires an Aboriginal Recruitment and Liaison Officer (ARLO) in our Aboriginal Students Health Sciences (ASHS) office. The ARLO plays a vital role in the recruitment and promotion of the ASHS office and services for incoming and current Aboriginal students in health sciences and has been designated Aboriginal (Inuit/Métis/First Nations) specific. The ARLO will provide support to the Director in recruitment and liaison activities and engage in student outreach, relationship building and linkages, externally, between the ASHS office and Aboriginal communities, and internally as an active member of the ASHS team and within the broader McMaster community. The ARLO will provide day-to-day support to the ASHS programs, services and students’ activities; develop, revise and implement a recruitment and liaison strategy and work plan for the office; produce professional recruitment and promotional material such as reports, event flyers, posters, and ASHS brochures; and, will participate with ASHS team members to organize events such as the Come Explore Medicine/Health Sciences programs, lecture series, Medical School Entrance Interview workshops and health elective. The ARLO will establish links with appropriate Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal health para/professional organizations, community and academic organizations. The position reports to the ASHS Director and Program Coordinator. Purpose and Key Functions:  Provide input in developing, revising and implementing long-term and short-term targeted recruitment and liaison strategies.  Provide information to students regarding registration, course selection, time tables, orientation, housing, and available community services.  Participate in career fairs, conferences, and presentations in the surrounding Aboriginal communities for the purpose of providing information and recruiting Aboriginal students to the University.  Plan and coordinate a variety of events and activities such as recruitment fairs, workshops, and lecture series.  Establish strategic links with appropriate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community and academic organizations as it relates to the program's recruitment and liaison strategy and student needs.  Arrange meetings, tours, and visits from various groups including, but not limited to, Aboriginal counsellors, Aboriginal high school students, college students, and education officers.  Provide transition programming support to students to ensure the successful move to post-secondary studies.  Provide day-to-day support to departmental programs, services and student activities.  Assist in the development of promotional materials such as brochures, pamphlets, posters, and event flyers that provide information on program services available.  Write a variety of documents such as correspondence and reports.  Update and maintain information on websites and social networks.  Develop and maintain a variety of spreadsheets and databases.  Set up and maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy.  Classify, sort, and file correspondence, records, and other documents.  Update and maintain confidential files and records.  Handle sensitive material in accordance with established policies.  Assemble, copy, collate, and disseminate a variety of documents and materials. Position Requirements:  He/she is from one of the three constitutionally recognized Aboriginal Peoples of Canada; operates within the principles of cultural safety; and is knowledgeable of Aboriginal Peoples cultures.  Strong communication and public speaking skills.  Familiarity with university guidelines/protocols regarding privacy and confidentiality.  Familiarity with the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Calendars, specifically for the faculty of health sciences.  Familiarity with Aboriginal communities (local, provincial, and national).  Minimum of three years’ experience working in the fields of student recruitment and liaison.  Superior communications, writing and liaison skills.  Experience working with students and participating in student career activities/events.  Experience planning/coordinating student events and developing promotional materials.  Strong organizational skills along with the ability to function with tight deadlines, changing priorities and the proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.  Fluent in both PC and Mac operating systems, which includes experience updating and maintaining information on websites and social networks.  Proven ability to work with little supervision.  Understanding of Aboriginal health within health sciences education and Aboriginal learner priorities will be considered an asset.  The ability to communicate in English is essential and a working knowledge of an Aboriginal language is desirable.  Proven ability to build a solid professional network of contacts is required.  Experience developing and maintaining a variety of spreadsheets and databases, includes proficiency with Excel and Access. Requirements: 3 year Community College in a Health Sciences program or related field of study and 3 years of relevant experience. Additional Information: The successful candidate will be expected to occasionally work flexible hours (evenings and weekends); therefore, very flexible working hours will be essential. Reliable transportation is required, as certain parts of the year will require travel to surrounding communities for recruitment purposes. Please apply by July 16, 2013 to:


Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing West Nile Virus prevention measures Elected Council will give GDG Environment, a Quebec-based company, a letter of support for the company's services, specifically for West Nile Virus treatments in Six Nations. While information provided to council's Human Services Committee was lacking, GDG's website states the company uses biological controls for biting insects, specifically Bt, or Bacillus thuringiensis. The bacteria has deadly consequences for mosquitoes, black flies and other biting insects, but is safe for humans and other mammals. The treatments will

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be announced in the Six Nations newsletter, and are to be completely paid for by Health Canada. West Nile Virus is can be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans, and in some cases the disease, which came from Africa, can have deadly results for people. The best ways to avoid contracting the virus are to reduce standing water (where mosquitoes breed); avoid mosquito-infested areas, but if you can't, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, hats, socks and shoes when outdoors. Make sure window screens are in good condition, and use insect repellent. So far, no cases of the virus have been reported for either Brant or Haldimand-Norfolk Counties. However, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit has said it will no longer test dead birds for the virus as that specific information is no longer needed. The province will

Gai hon nya ni: * the Amos Key Jr. E-Learning Institute and Foundation Receives International Award! The Trustees and Staff of Gai hon nya ni: the Amos Key Jr. E-Learning Foundation are ‘high fiving’ after they were notified recently that they are to be the recipients of the Outstanding Contribution To Education Award from the World Education Congress. The award was presented at their global conference; LearnTech 2013, held in Mumbai, India, June 28 & 29, 2013. The Niagara Peninsula Area Management Board and The Gai hon nya ni: Amos Key Jr. Trustees and Staff are more than pleased by this

world-international recognition and honour so early in their history. However, they will not ‘rest on their laurels, leadership and achievement to date’ as so much work is needed to help meet the challenges facing Urban Aboriginal Youth to become gainfully employed and/or establish a career that leads to a quality of life of their choosing. This ‘win win’ recognition for NPAAMB and Gai hon nya ni: Amos Key Jr further demonstrates ‘experience always trumps assumptions and theory’…..

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continue to monitor other in- DeGroote School of Medi- While not part of the motion, cine in 2011. council had asked Monture dicators, however. to survey the community to see what they want done with Leaky roof at former New Doctor at work Dr. Amy Montour has the former residential school, Mohawk Institute started her practice with the A leaking roof at the for- expressing reluctance to pay Six Nations Health Services. mer Mohawk Institute has for repairs if the community The department hopes to add had Woodland Cultural Cen- would prefer to tear down the a third family physician to tre staff scrambling to cope building, which is in need of the clinic roster by Septem- with the mess. Director Janis more than just roofing repairs. ber, although negotiations are Monture had asked for finanstill ongoing. Should a third cial support from Six Nations Water treatment plant physician come on board the Elected Council to fix the delayed again The third delay for the comteam, Health Services will be roof, initially requesting help able to open an after-hours to pay for an estimate. Coun- pletion of the new water treatclinic. A Six Nations mem- cil, however, has asked Mon- ment plant was approved by ber, Dr. Montour graduated ture to come back with three council on July 9, extending from McMaster's Michael quotes for fixing the roof. the construction for an ad-


ditional 29 days. The plant was to have been finished for September 9, but the spring flooding and rain delays have slowed down the pace of work on the water intake at the Grand River. Six Nations will not pay anything extra because of the delay, as Maple Reinders will absorb the cost. Council pay First Nations Engineers $150,000 more after a request from the company was made. First Nations Engineers had initially provided a budget to Six Nations based on the terms of reference created for the tender process.






Project Manager

Oneida Nation of the Thames

$19.30 per hour

July 10, 2013

8 Production Workers

Dunnville Employment Centre

$12 - $16 / hour

July 11, 2013

Director – Primary Care and Community Health

Grand River Community Health Centre Brantford


July 12, 2013

Aboriginal Recruitment and Liaison Officer

McMaster University Hamilton


July 12, 2013

Course Instructor

Brock University, St. Catharines


July 12, 2013

Director of Operations

Haudenosaunee Development Institute


July 19, 2013

Health Promotion Officer –Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

De dwa de dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton


August 16, 2013

Healthier You Project Coordinator

De dwa de dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Brantford


August 16, 2013

Registered Early Childhood Educator Contract

The Lloyd S. King Elementary School


July 24, 2013


Aboriginal Centre of Excellence


August 1, 2013

Part-Time Administrative 3 Month contract

Aboriginal Centre of Excellence


July 18, 2013





Unit Clerk

Iroquois Lodge Health Services

Full Time


July 10, 2013 @ 4pm


LTC/HCC, Health Services

Full Time


July 10, 2013 @ 4pm

Case Manager

Six Nations Welfare

Full Time


July 24, 2013 @ 4pm

Administrative Caseworker Support

Six Nations Welfare

Full Time


July 24, 2013 @ 4pm


Six Nations Welfare

Full Time


July 24, 2013 @ 4pm

Case Manager Contract 1 Year

Six Nations Welfare

Full Time


July 24, 2013 @ 4pm

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Kissing Grade 8 goodbye with New Credit style By Stephanie Dearing NEW CREDIT

Graduates from Lloyd S. King elementary were given honorary seating for their graduation ceremony held June 19. Initially the graduates seemed nervous but excitement grew as they congregated in the new community centre for the event. Because New Credit did not have the capacity, past graduation ceremonies were held in other venues. The change in venue drew in more than the 100 parents and family members who had registered to attend the graduation, causing a welcome short-

age of tables. Lloyd S. King staff members happily gave up their seats to attending families. Chief Bryan LaForme told the thirteen graduates, “When our school opened, we had one graduation in that very first year. Now we average 10 to 15 graduates a year. We've come a long way.” The Chief was just one of many speakers who had advice for the young people. “Your life is now,” said teacher Ms. Macdonell. “Seize it and make it amazing.” “I encourage you to travel,” said Chair of Education, Margaret Sault. She also urged

New Grade 8 graduates from Lloyd S. King elementary were given seats of honour during the first of what will surely be many more graduation ceremonies held in the brand new community centre at New Credit. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). the students to pursue post- Cameron Sault, Margaret's secondary education. son. “If you want something, you “Set little goals and achieve them step by step,” counselled have to work for it,” advised

Grade 8 graduates from Emily C. General were honoured last Tuesday evening. Proud teachers Miss C. Gowland and Mrs. S. Miller watched as their students took to the stage for the coming-of-age ceremony that acknowledges the hard work and dedication the students made. The graduating class was: Brent Beauchamp, Brooke Beaver, Aleesha Clause, Kenneth Davis, Brenden Montour-Hill, Kendrew Jacobs, Jodie Johnson, Lyle Jonathan, Chaley Martin, David Martin, Claudia Miller, Emily Miller, Kylee Sandy, Alyziah Styres, Trey Thomas, Starlet Thompson, Brook Tookoome-Hill, Dylan Toulouse, Kayla White, Lyle White and Davin Whitlow. Valedictorians were Brenden Montour-Hill and Claudia Miller. (Photograph by Scott Smith).

Rivermen fulfill promise Continued from page 10 first period lead. The Rivermen kept the pressure on the Saints early in the second period with Stu Hill and Cory Bomberry adding goals at 7:55 and 16:32. St. Kitts‘ Dylan Llord made it 6-3 after two periods. Vyse scored a quick one to begin the third period at the 31 second mark and Cody Johnson made it 8-3 at 3:35. Chris Attwood, a name familiar to most Six Nations lacrosse fans, scored two at 5:17 and 9:51, but Justin Gibson put the cherry on top of the Rivermen win at 12:20 while Goodleaf kept St. Catharines shooters off the scorecard.

Kate LaForme, a young woman who now works as the New Credit Health Services Coordinator after having obtained her

bachelor's degree. She also advised the new graduates not to “get caught up in that world of drinking and partying.”

The Lloyd S. King Elementary School is now accepting applications for a 10-month CONTRACT position of “Registered Early Childhood Educator” Closing Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM The 10-month Contract Position will commence on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 and be completed on Friday, June 27, 2014. Job Summary: To supervise the children in the assigned classroom in accordance with policies of the Lloyd S. King Elementary School and provincial and federal legislation and guidelines. Qualifications: Must hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, OR a diploma from a recognized post-secondary program recognized by the College of Early Childhood Educators OR a letter of recognition of equivalency issued by the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO). Practical experience in a licensed child care setting SALARY:

Commensurate with experience & MNCFN Salary Grid


Applications will be accepted by mail, fax and delivery to: Lloyd S. King Elementary School Education Authority Chair Education Department 468 New Credit Road, R.R. #6 Hagersville, On N0A 1H0

Applicants must forward resume, cover letter, copy of educational qualifications and three current references (employment related references preferred)

The new Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen fulfilled their pre-season promise to put a championship contender on the hard floor of the Gaylord Powless Arena it its first year of operation Sunday night when they completed the regular season in second place and defeated the league leading St. Catharines Saints 9-5. (Photo by Jim Windle)

A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Education Department (Ph: 905.768.7107; Fax: 905.768.7108). Thank you to all those interested applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Moon teachings help people find path to wellness By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

“People forget there's a connection between our culture and our well-being,” said Crystal MacDonald, the Diabetes Prevention Coordinator with SOADI (Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative). Crystal and her colleagues were presenting a one-day workshop on Diabetes Wellness Coaching at the Six Nations community hall on the 28th of June. The workshop is based on the 13 Grandmother Moon Diabetes Wellness curriculum, a program that incorporates original instructions, journey of the seed, physical activity, nutrition and healthy eating and practising our purpose. SOADI Education Coordinator, Shannon VanEvery, said the day was about reminding “people about our true purpose.” She said people tend to forget “we're all sacred beings.” Presenter Renee ThomasHill said it is the choices people make when they are stressed “that keeps us from peace, power and righteousness,” which are the instructions given in the Great Law of Peace. “Learning how to play is the most important thing,” Thomas-Hill said. The elder works at a treatment center, and said she often finds herself teaching adults how to cry and how to vent frustration and anger in healthy ways. She recommends people employ what she calls the bear growl for venting anger and frustration, and said she's found that as people grow up they learn to suppress their sadness, and do not cry. “To have peace you can cry, growl and play,” said Thomas-Hill. Her presentation emphasized the importance of having a connection to one's food. Children, she said, “have no relationship to their food, and they don't understand that our food came from a long journey to give us wellness.” Overcooked food, foods lacking nutrition, and forgetting how to eat for the season has resulted in addictions, community violence and chaos, Thomas-Hill said. “We need to do more

cooking, because that is powerful medicine.” “Peace is within us,” said VanEvery, summarizing the intensive information given by Renee Thomas-Hill Friday morning. “Without peace, we will have problems and addictions,” said VanEvery. “Power is in those symbols we have all around us. Power is our perception.” “Righteousness is our walk, based on how we are

in our peace and how we perceive things,” VanEvery continued. “That walk is our relationship with ourselves, with others, with our food.” After a yoga break, where the approximately 50 participants were actively taken through some easy no-impact exercises, participants settled into breakout groups to discuss the training theme of leadership. VanEvery said the work-

shops offered by SOADI usually run over two days, but Friday's workshop was “an introduction to our curriculum.” The theme of Friday's teachings was leadership. The workshop was part of SOADI's frontline worker training, but community members were welcome. People can use the moon teachings to support their journey towards restoring their health and well-being.

Crystal MacDonald, a Diabetes Prevention Coordinator with the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) led the participants attending a day long training on 13 Grandmother Moon through some Yoga exercises. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Concurrent Disorders One-year Post Graduate Certificate

Concurrent Disorders

Prerequisite: College Diploma or University Degree

Concurrent Disorders

One-year Post Graduate Certificate

One-year Post Graduate Prerequisite: College DiplomaCertificate or University Degree The Concurrent Disorders Program is funded by the Aboriginal Health Human Resources Prerequisite: College Diploma or University Degree Initiative for community-based worker training. Six Nations Polytechnic is committed to creating buildingDisorders blocks of Program success which include community based and culturally relevant The Concurrent is funded by the Aboriginal Health Human Resources The Concurrent Disorders Program is funded by the Aboriginal Health Human Resources programs and services. These educational successes in turn generate long-term Initiative for community-based worker training. Six Nations Polytechnic is committed to Initiative forsustainable community-based worker Six Nations Polytechnic is committed to positive impacts to which ourtraining. community. creating and building blocks of success include community based and culturally relevant creating building blocks of success which include community based and culturally relevant

programs and services. These educational successes in turn generate long-term Attend Our Info programs and services. These educational successes in turn generate long-term positive and sustainable impacts to our community. positive and sustainable impacts to our community.

The Concurrent Disorders Program is a one year post-graduate diploma program The Concurrent Disorders Program is aa offered in partnership with Mohawk The Concurrent Disorders Program is one year post-graduate diploma College. This will be a condensed weekone year post-graduate diploma program program offered end/evening format to with allow for full-time offeredininpartnership partnership with Mohawk Mohawk College.This This willbe beathe acondensed condensed College. weekemployees to will attend program. weekend/evening formatto toallow allow for full-time full-time end/evening format for Understand concurrent disorders and employees attend the program. program. employees toto attend the their impacts on individuals and families Understand concurrent disorders Understand disorders and while gainingconcurrent an understanding ofand their impacts onindividuals individuals and families their impacts on families treatment modalities utilizedand in treating whilegaining gaining anunderstanding understanding of while an of concurrent disorders. Develop an treatment modalities utilized in treating treatment modalities utilized in treating understanding of: substance abuse, concurrent disorders. Develop an concurrent disorders. an mental illness and theDevelop use of drugs. understanding of: substance abuse, understanding of: substance abuse, Students participate in field placements mental illness and the use of drugs. mental illness and the useorganizations. of drugs. in a variety of community Students participate in field placements Students participate in fieldorganizations. placements in a variety of community in a variety of community organizations.

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Happy 13th Birthday To Our Boys Shelby & Sheldon

BEAVER: George It is with great sadness that the family of George Beaver Sr. announces his passing on Sunday July 7, 2013 at the age of 82 years old. Beloved husband of Bev, dear father of Pam and the late George Jr. Loving grandfather (bugga) of Brittany, Kurt, and Taima, and great grandson Brody, great grand daughter Isabella. Special uncle of Joshua Jamieson and Justine, Tony, Cassandra and Angelina Bomberry. Also survived by his sister Alice (Albert) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Parents Wilfred and Happy 13th Birthday Edith, brothers Herman, Jim, Stan, Donald, Randy, his sisTo 2 precious grandsons ters Norma and Gladys. George was a teacher and princiShelby & Sheldon pal at Six Nations and New Credit Schools for 34 years. He Love you to the moon & back was the Coach and Manager of the Ohsweken Mohawks Women’s Softball Team for many years. He wrote a weekLove, Grandma Skye OX ly column called Our Town for the Brantford Expositor. He was a writer for the Six Nations Forest Theater Pageant, and a member of the Six Nations Library Board for In memoriam In memoriam 28 years and the Southern Ontario Library Board. Resting at his daughter Pam’s home, 7709 Indian Line, Six Nations after 5 pm. Monday until 2 pm. Tuesday then to In Memory of Clifford Hill Jr. Styres Funeral Home for visitation. Funeral Service at 11 January 3, 1955 – July 3, 2012 am. Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken. Interment Medina Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of The Broken Chain flowers, donations may be made to the Six Nations Public Library, Box 149, 1679 Chiefswood Rd., Ohsweken. www. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name In life we loved you dearly Birth Birth In death we do the same announcement announcement It broke our hearts to lose you You did not go alone The Martins, Bradleys and Hodgins welcome Everett For part of us went with you on July 8, 2013, with lots of love! Proud parents are Chris The day God called you home and Tess; Grandparents Chris and Luanne; Bob and Bev; You left us peaceful memories Great Grandparents Ida; John and Norma; Stan and Gail. Your love is still our guide Everett also has lots of aunties, uncles and cousins waitAnd though we cannot see you ing to meet him. What a doll! You are always at our side Our family chain is broken Congratulations Congratulations And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one To Gisele Restoule and Carl Hill on the safe arrival of The chain will link again their beautiful daughter Mila Beverly Albina Hill born June 28, 2013 at 1:48 P.M. Weighing in at 8 lbs 14 oz. The family of Clifford Hill Jr. would like to thank all the 4th grandchild for proud grandparents Carl and Shanna wonderfully thoughtful and supportive people who Hill, 4th grandchild for Bill Restoule, 7th grandchild for helped us during the care and passing of our dad, brothMaryse Pitre-Stevens. We are all so very blessed to have er, son and uncle last year. Nia:wen to Brant Care Partlittle Mila. ners – First Nations Nursing, SN Long Term Care / Home & Community Care, Community Support Services, StedThank you Thank you man Community Hospice (Janet), Joanne Sault, Wilson Water, C & S Water, Kim Hill, Chiefswood Christian FelThank you to the staff at E.C.G., as well as Joe, Joy, Candy lowship Church, Styres Funeral Services, Singers – Dale and Connie, for the beautiful gifts for our new grandson. Sault, Char Smith, Mary Martin, Martha Martin, Robbie Thank you to Beth for planning and shopping; to Val for Hill ad Mike Maracle, Pallbearers – Chris Hill, Ed Green, the delicious dinner, and Toni for the baby plaque and Steve Whitlow, Stu Hill, Evan Sault, Seymore Hill. And ficake. The generosity and thoughtfulness of everyone is nally thanks to all of the family and friends who helped much appreciated. to clean the house and property. We have been grateful Luanne and Chris for every act of love and kindness. Chris and Tess

No matter how old you get, you’ll always be our baby boys. Love You Forever Mom & Dad ox

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On Monday, June 17, 2013 the Pen Pal Gathering brought together 1800 students from Six Nations, Mississaugaus of the New Credit First Nation and many children from the neighbouring communities of Haldimand and Norfolk County, Hamilton, Brantford and Burlington. The students exchanged letters throughout the year and came together in the celebration of peace and friendship. This year’s event was especially meaningful as we celebrated our 200 year ally relationship since the War of 1812 and the Treaty relationship we have maintained since 1613. The following organizations and people need to be acknowledged for their generosity, commitment and continued support of this unique initiative. They are listed in no particular order as all played key roles in the success of the gathering of pen pals. To start the day we had special contributions from teachers and students, they are; Brenden Hill (Emily C. General School), Mrs. Deborah Hill’s (Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io School) Grade 3 class and Ms. Sonja Krawesky’s (St. Patrick’s Catholic School) Grade 3 class. We would like to thank all teachers and students who participate throughout the year to make this event happen. Gratitude goes to; The Pen Pal Planning Committee, all of the volunteers (family, friends and very special community people), Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Grand Erie District School Board, Grand Erie Elementary Teacher’s Federation, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada, United Way-Brant, OPG-Ontario Power Generation, That Crafty Sew and Sew, Stoney Creek Battlefield House Park and Museum staff and volunteers (Susan Ramsey), Dave Levac (MPP), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Steve Martin, Jeff Cooper), Hamilton Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police (Phil Carter), Six Nations Legacy Consortium (Rick Hill, Keith Jamieson) Sabrina Saunders, Ralph Luimes (Hald-Nor Credit Union), Haldimand-Norfolk REACH, Ganohkwra Sra, Ontario Early Years, Stoneridge Children’s Centre, J.C. Hill/Jamieson School Social Singers and Dancers, Reztore Pride, Tribal Vision Dance Group, Woodland Cultural Centre, Parks Canada, Turtle Island Conservation, Dianne Woods and Ian Harper, Rob Lamothe, Scott’s Canada (Delhi), RONA (Simcoe), TSC (Simcoe), Simcoe Composite School, Soundbox Pro (Jamie), Daniel Dancer, Scott Miller, Scot Cooper, Leslie Cochran, Catherine Jamieson, Roxanne Wilkieson, Sonya Green, Anuva Swift, Constance Harvey, Ashley Maracle, Andrea Hill, Tabby Hill, Andrea Davis, Deneen Montour, Caroline VanEvery-Albert, Troy Hill. Please view the video which helps to tell the story...


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tekawennake News Weather Summary



Tekawennake's Seven Day Forecast

Thank you Wednesday

Ganohkwasra would like to thank everyone who donated to, sponsored or golfed in our 2nd annual fundraiser golf tournament that was held on June 15th at the Sundrim Golf Course. All money raised that day will being going towards building a new play ground at the Gayenawahsra – next step housing. Special thanks to: Dennis Searles Chevrolet, Sundrim Golf Course, Tiki Loft, Thompson Promotions, Pharmasave Ohsweken, Melba Thomas, Staples – Brantford, Riverbend Restaurant, Rebecca Jamieson, Sandy Hill-Bomberry, Giant tiger – Hagersville, Sarah Smoke, Duxbury’s Unique Birdhouses and Feeders, Zehrs – Brantford, Brooks Signs, Al’s Shoe Store, Community Living – Six Nations, Wardell’s, Godfather’s Pizza, Vince Skye, Big Six gas and convenience, Enliven Spa, Lawrence’s Sports Excellence, Carquest Canada, Foto Source, Tim’s Towing, Tim’s Tire, Sky Nails, Sunlife Financial Services, Patrick’s, Dan Forbes, Eddie Thomas, Lori Thomas, Roger Montour, Earl Hill, Pete Skye, Dion Jonathan and GFASS Board, Dream Catcher Foundation, Grand River Post Secondary, Jim Montagnes, Erlinds Restaurant, Ron Garlow, Ron Duxbury, Six Nations council, Nanticoke Motor Sports, Jo-lynn Construction, Gld Studio. com, Royal Bank – Ohsweken, KL Martin, Tastebudz Pizza, Mark Hill/ Hills Restaurant, Bears Inn and June Sowden.

Detailed Forecast

Weather Trivia What is the least humid city in the United States?

HORSE BACK RIDING CAMPS at Sunrise Stables offered from Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 from July 8 – August 16, 2013. Lots of riding, horse fun, camps, crafts and swimming. ONLY 10 campers per week.  Spots are filling quickly.  Text or call to (519) 717-5427.

Lost or Stolen 6 yr. old Pug. Beige with black face, normal Pug features. Has chip. Name: Lindi. If found, please call: 226-920-5419.



Partly Cloudy 26 / 16

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First 7/15

Full 7/22

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Garage sale


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Pure, Safe & Beneficial Ask me about my monthly specials! Shelby White 519-445-2983 or 519-761-7199

Peak Times AM PM 1:15-3:15 12:45-2:45 1:59-3:59 1:29-3:29 2:43-4:43 2:13-4:13 3:28-5:28 2:58-4:58


Few Showers 27 / 21

Day Sun Mon Tue

Peak Times AM PM 4:14-6:14 3:44-5:44 5:02-7:02 4:32-6:32 5:53-7:53 5:23-7:23

Sun/Moon Chart This Week

Sunrise 5:50 a.m. 5:51 a.m. 5:52 a.m. 5:53 a.m. 5:54 a.m. 5:55 a.m. 5:55 a.m.

Sunset 8:59 p.m. 8:59 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 8:57 p.m. 8:56 p.m. 8:56 p.m.


For sale: One bedroom Trailer with fridge and stove included. 905 7681187: Leave a message.



Partly Cloudy 27 / 19

Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week

For sale

Large multi family garage sale Sat. July 13, 9 – 2 p.m. and Sun. July 14, 9 – 12. 1895 Chiefswood Rd.


Partly Cloudy 28 / 18

Moonrise 8:14 a.m. 9:14 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 11:16 a.m. 12:19 p.m. 1:24 p.m. 2:31 p.m.

Moonset 10:04 p.m. 10:32 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:27 p.m. 11:57 p.m. Next Day 12:29 a.m.

Last 7/29

New 8/6


Thank you to The DreamMoving Sale catcher Fund for providing Sat. July 13th the way for the Six Nations 9 am – 1 pm Novice II Hawks to attend Household items etc. 1482 The Lil NHL! 6th Line. Also Ladies Golf Jace Martin Clubs (RH) with cart.

Lost or stolen


Partly Cloudy 24 / 14

Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high temperature of 28º. Southwest wind 18 km/h. Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of 16º. West northwest wind 9 km/h.

Moving sale



Partly Cloudy 24 / 14

Answer: Las Vegas, NV with an average afternoon humidity of 21 percent.

Thank you

Scat'd T-storms 28 / 16

1. Br. University town river 4. Wasting of a bodily organ 9. London radio station 12. Olive family plants 14. 24th Greek letter 15. A bottle that contains a drug 16. A fused explosive device 17. Polish air show city 18. Swedish rock group 19. Next to 21. Spiny pasture wire

23. Apulian capital city 25. Oahu lookout Nuuanu ____ 26. Cathode-ray tube 29. Woodbine vine 34. Bigger than rabbits 36. Sailor 37. Equalled 15 rupees 38. Object worshipped as a god 39. Point midway between E and SE 40. Indonesian islands

41. Afflicted 43. A way to soak 44. Stitch closed a falcon’s eyes 45. Capacity to resolve a riddle 48. The Science Guy Bill 49. Polite interruption sound 50. Visual receptor cell sensitive to color 52. Armed fighting 55. Member of U.S. Navy 59. Dull sustained pain 60. Gives birth to horse 64. Coke or Pepsi 65. Its ancient name was Araxes 66. Former US gold coin worth $10 67. UC Berkeley School of Business 68. 3rd largest whale 69. Negligible amounts 70. Explosive


1. Ty, “The Georgia Peach” 2. Am. century plant 3. Microelectromechanical systems (abbr.) 4. Matador 5. Doctors’ group 6. Supporting a road 7. Consciousness of your identity 8. Brazilian ballroom dance 9. Supports trestletree 10. Baseball’s Ruth

11. Sheathed or covered 13. First month of ancient Hebrew calendar 15. Swollen or knotty veins 20. Dashes 22. Styptic 24. Performing services temporarily 25. Affected by fever 26. Sprouting figurine pets 27. NY’s ____ City Music Hall 28. Trail a bait line 30. Tripod 31. Best-known Kadai language 32. Louis XIV court composer Jean Baptiste 33. Wipe out information 35. Moves to a higher place 42. Author Roald 44. Auld lang __, good old days 46. Made stronger: ___ up 47. Throws lightly 51. Components considered individually 52. Bleats 53. A unit of area 54. Citizen of Bangkok 56. Water travel vessel 57. Ardor 58. Earth’s rotation direction 61. Paddle 62. Honorable title (Turkish) 63. Bachelor of Laws


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Townline Variety & Gas Indian Line & Mohawk Rd. 519-445-0259 Hours: Mon. - Fri. – 6am - 10pm; Sat. 7am - 10pm; Sun. 8am - 10pm


Congratulations to last year’s winner Amanda Robinson


A CHANCE TO WIN 2013 CORVETTE COUPE Tickets for sale at this location one day only Friday, July 12, 10am to 6pm at Townline Variety


3 6 9 15


$20 $40 $60 $100



We will also be having a BARBECUE with all proceeds going to the Keely Louise Hill Playroom at the Ronald McDonald house in Hamilton. Noon - 6pm

Proceeds Benefits Coping Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario Inc. Coping provinces Grief Support in the community at no cost to the participant

Draw is on behalf of “The Coping Bereavement Support Groups of Ontario”


Teka news july 10  

Tekawennake News is an aboriginal newspaper on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada serving Six Nations, Mississaugas of New Credit and Southe...

Teka news july 10  

Tekawennake News is an aboriginal newspaper on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada serving Six Nations, Mississaugas of New Credit and Southe...