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Creative proposal at Kanata raising some eyebrows By Jim Windle KANATA

What does one do when the status quo just does not work for you and never will? Invent a new status quo, and the fledgling steps towards that end have begun at Kanata Village through the Mohawk Workers for the people of Six Nations — all the people of Six Nations, according to Workers’ spokesperson Bill Squire. Saturday morning there was a meeting of the minds at Kanata Village where several members of the Mohawk Nation and others met to discuss a draft proposal drawn up between Kanyengehhakah of the Grand River and Guswehenta Holdings Ltd. through Brantford businessman and developer Steve Charest. It involves a very creative and gutsy plan that would see the land surrounding Birkett Lane and Erie Ave transferred back to the Mohawks under the Haldimand Deed of 1784, taking it out of the control of the province and the federal government. As with everything, the devil is in the details and there are a lot of details yet to be worked out. However, it was successful in bringing the the Kanyengehhakah (Mohawks) Men’s Fire and the Mohawk Workers together, in principle at this point, to further pursue the process and to begin engaging more and more of the people of Six Nations in the process. In a nutshell, the plan is for Guswehenta Holdings Ltd. to acquire the land which has been up for sale without success because of the many attempts to service the lots in preparation for sale and de-

Around 30 Mohawks of all stripes and others met at Kanata Village on Saturday to discuss “a different way of doing things”. The Mohawks and Guswehenta Holdings Ltd. are working on a deal together which could be a game changer in how to get land back under the Haldimand Deed. (Photo by Jim Windle) velopment have been stopped by Six Nations land protectors — seven times in total. There would be a portion of the proposed land area that would be returned to the Mohawks under the Haldimand Deed, in theory, avoiding the need for municipal, provincial or federal government sanction. There was lively discussion and many questions brought to the table by Bill Monture and Lester Green on behalf of the Kanyengehhakah Men. Architects of the proposed plan, Steve Charest, Bill Squire and Mohawk Wolf Clan principal Chief Ted Squire were on hand to field

the questions and explain the purpose and direction this agreement is being designed to follow to that end. Bill Squire opened the meeting with an overview of where the Mohawk Nation and all of the Six Nations community currently stand, from his perspective. “I can understand the Idle No More movement,” he said. “The Canadian government and USA have a great

way of drawing lines all the time. We see our own people playing a role in continuing that pattern. We’re being prosecuted by the powers that be anytime we go out and do something to protect our interests. It’s time to change and even Canadian people are feeling trapped and there is nothing else they can do without options and choices.” He believes that’s what they are embarking now.

Holdings Inc. gives us an opportunity to get out of that without having to go to court, which has never been favourable to us.” The primary goal of the Mohawks is to ensure the land involved in the deal is recognized under the Mohawk’s underlying title. Although it will be orchestrated through the Mohawks, the beneficiaries are intended to be all of Six Nations, and not

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Mohawks come together at Kanata Village only the Mohawk Nation. It is their belief that the Elected Band Council cannot do this since they are a part of the Canadian government and must abide by their rules. They also insist that the Confederacy and its HDI are also incapable of making this happen. “We, the people sitting here, are the Confederacy,” said Bill Monture. “The Chiefs are only spokespersons for their clans. There’s

a lot of disarray and they are no longer even consulting the Clan Mothers who are not consulting the clans and families.” “I know the clan system is broken,” added Squire. “But the real power is in the people and I’m going to take my chance on the people. We have got to make a change or nothing will change. And that is why we are here today, to remind ourselves that we are the Confederacy and as peo-

ple we have responsibilities.” Squire says the people need a new understanding of their relationship with nonNatives, and with the provincial and federal government where the people have real input into what that relationship is going to look like, but clearly not under the Indian Act. “We are here to add our input, with questions we hope to find answers for,” said Lester Green speaking for

Bill Monture - Kanyengehhakah (Mohawks) Men’s Fire and Floyd Montour the Kanyengehhakah Men. “We talked about this at our meeting Wednesday night. If some kind of deal is going to go down, and don’t get me wrong it needs to happen, but it needs to have our input in it too.” The proposal in essence would see the Birkett Lane / Erie Ave lands divided into several packages. One large area would be “gifted” in a manor of speaking, to the Mohawks. The rest would be developed for housing. The tentative agreement is Lester Green - Kanyengehhakah (Mohawks) Men’s Fire

being built on the fact that the Gilkinson Street property that has been targeted for back tax sale by city hall, in fact can not be taxed under section #9 of a 1997 agreement between Brantford and Six Nations, and is held in trust by certain Mohawk individuals in the name of the Mohawk Nations. They believe that the same principle would apply under this agreement with Guswehenta Holdings Ltd. as well. Both Charest and Squire are well aware they have

a fight in front of them to try and get the status quo changed, but they also believe that with the unified support of the Six Nations people this agreement could be a game changer in other larger land transfer arrangements which, until now, the government says there is no mechanism in place to bring land back under the Haldimand Deed. “Maybe they are right about that, but that is why the status quo has to change,” says Squire.

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Cultural heritage forum explores Native history By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD

Carolyn King, Environmental Geomatic Technician for the Mississaugas of New Credit, and archaeologist Gary Warrick both spoke about the hidden Native heritage that underlies the modern city of Brantford. That heritage was not only strongly connected to the earth, but its stories are still retained by the earth. At least one person attending this year's Fourth Pillar forum, which highlighted the pre- and post-contact native heritage, said he was not aware of the history. The forum, in its second year, is put on by the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC) and is intended to focus on cultural vitality, explained CIHC President John Kneal on Wednesday evening. King, whose current job is “to find research and information and put a dot on the map,” identifying sites and areas of significance to New Credit members and mark maps for developers. She said the idea for the Moccasin Identifier had come about when she had gone on a site visit of the Hardy Road property purchased by Sifton. During the visit, “They said, so what do you want?” King said her response was to

tell the company representatives, “I want you to recognize whose land you're on, and I want you to teach the world about that. And I want to have access to that land,” to conduct ceremonies. “If we as First Nations people don't get a marker on the ground today, we will be gone forever,” said King. Without a marker, “how will they ever know about us? How will we recognize whose land we're on today?” While southwestern Ontario was, at one point, traditional Anishinabe territory, the project is intended to mark those places significant to First Nations in Ontario. Moccasin markers will highlight Ancestral villages, burial grounds, sacred places, as well as gathering places, King said. She said the majority of sites, “99 percent will be along waterways.” King wants “every school in this province” to take part in researching the history of their area before marking out the sites of importance to Natives with moccasins. She said the program would be similar to the existing Yellow Fish Road program, where children learn about the waterways and mark which drains go directly into rivers and streams with painted yellow fish. The moccasin, said King,

was an appropriate symbol because it not only was a distinct way to identify First Nations, the traditional Native footwear also shows the connection the people had with the land. King said a Cambridge school wants to be the first to incorporate the moccasin identifier project. Warrick conducted some limited archaeology work at Davisville in 2004 and 2005. Not all of the site was excavated, and is located on lands presently owned by Sifton Properties Inc. in Brantford. Sifton is seeking approval to build a housing development on the site, located on Hardy Road. Davisville was established by Thomas Davis and several other Mohawk families, who had moved out of Mohawk Village because of the problems there, said Warrick. In 1820, Mississauga Peter Jones brought his family to Davisville. It was 1820, “and the Mississauga of New Credit were not doing that well,” said Warrick. “They suffered from alcohol problems, and all their land was being taken up in a big way by Euro-Canadians - they were no longer able to fish the rivers because of the mills being built. Their populations were declining because of disease. It was a terrible time.”

“Peter Jones thought, what are the chances of the Mississaugas surviving?” Warrick said Jones wanted his family to learn how to farm and to learn about the Europeans so they could fit in. Not only was the settlement unique in that people used to living a hunting-gathering-fishing lifestyle began to live in log cabins and to learn how to farm, Peter Jones also kept a record of the people who were there. “This is very rare,” said Warrick. “You do not see this in 19th Century Ontario Aboriginal history, the names of Aboriginal people.” The settlement was rediscovered through archeological surveys done by Warrick in 2002, and some archeological work began in 2002, when Warrick and students partially excavated a Mohawk cabin. In 2004, Warrick and his students excavated a Mississauga encampment, noting it was very hard to find any trace of their presence because the Mississauga left very little behind, even though 90 to 100 Mississauga people were living at Davisville. “It was a real challenge” to find the traces of those 100 people who had lived at Davisville for at least two years, Warrick said. Flooding caused by the deforestation of up-river lands

Carolyn King was more than willing to share information about the Moccasin Identifier Project during a cultural heritage forum held in Brantford last Wednesday. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). by settlers forced the residents of Davisville out by 1830. Warrick said the site is buried under a layer of 15 to 30 centimetres of soil deposited by the floods. Warrick and his students learned the Mohawks who lived at Davisville used European china, and that the fur trade was still an important part of the economy. The Mississaugas, on the other hand, “didn't need the British.” Most of the bones found on the site were from fish or game animals, demonstrating the Mississaugas still relied heavily on hunting, gathering and fishing even while they were learning a new way of

life. With immigrants hungry for land, the British squeezed the Mississaugas and Six Nations off their land, opening up the area for settlement and industry. Warrick reminded the audience that First Nations “lost their language, they lost their land and we have to remember that was a direct result of the influx of European people along with their way of life and the increasing industry.” Cathy Blackbourn from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport rounded out the forum by speaking about how museums can make culture matter.

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operation. The idea behind grouping a number of gambling operations together is to allow the operator a greater potential of realizing net profits, explains the Request for Prequalifications, which is available from Ontario Lottery and Gaming as well as being posted on MERX. The six zones include SW3, where the Woodstock Raceway is situated. This zone includes parts (or all of) the City of Woodstock, Oxford County. The Brantford Casino, Ontario's best-

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Problem becomes opportunity for Gayenawahsra By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN Gayenawahsra is “a place to practice being a healthy community,” said counsellor Carol Henhawk. The nextstep supportive housing helps Six Nations members build a violence-free life by providing on-site programming and counselling for adults and children. Thanks to a $140,000 addition, the job of providing those vital services to Gayenawahsra residents is now a little easier. With the work on the addition now finished, staff took time out from moving in to their new facility to celebrate the addition, which was made possible through funding provided by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). That addition was celebrated with a special prayer and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning, before staff and board directors of Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, as well as some community members got a chance to see the newly completed offices and extra space created to facilitate

group programming. “I can't believe we managed for all these years with this,” said Carol Henhawk, a counsellor who has worked at Gayenawahsra for five years, showing Tekawennake the two offices that counsellors have had to make do with over the years in the basement. Now there are four offices, expanded programming space and two kitchens, and even a balcony, all built by contractor Mark Jamieson based on a design by architect Brian Porter. The addition was a classic situation of a problem that became an opportunity. “We had a water issue,” said Henhawk, explaining the existing facility experienced flooding on a periodic basis. The worst flood, she said, saw the facility swamped under two feet of water several years ago. Sandy Montour, Executive Director of Ganohkwasra, had to fight back tears as she remembered the opening of Gayenawahsra in 1994, and the presence of Wilma General, the woman who was the motivating force behind the

founding of Ganohkwasra. Shirley Farmer, a surviving sister of Wilma, was at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “It touches my heart that Shirley Farmer is here,” said Montour. Dave Williams, a Faithkeeper, provided not only the traditional Thanksgiving Address, but also said a special prayer for the newly expanded facility in the Cayuga language. When he was finished, he explained he had asked the Four Beings to ensure the staff working at Gayenawahsra, as well as the families living there “have good well being and good luck while they're here.” “May this place be a healing place,” said Sandy Montour. “May it continue to be a healing place.”

Shirley Farmer (right) cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new addition for staff and programming at Gayenawahsra, the Six Nations next-step housing program. Shirley was assisted by Linda Staats. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Six Nations Police Briefs Staff Driver injured after vehicle hits tree An unidentified male driver was taken to hospital with a broken leg and other minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree at Sixth Line and Onondaga Road. The collision happened on Monday June 3, and police were dispatched around 9:30 pm. Responding officers found a white 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck with severe front-end damage on the scene. There were other occupants in the truck, but they did not need medical attention, said a brief issued by Six Nations Police. Police said it appeared the truck was travelling southbound on Onondaga Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The collision is still under investigation. Intoxicated man arrested An attempted break-in at a Moccasin Trail residence during the wee hours of Monday morning resulted in the arrest of an intoxicated man. Police

report they received a call for assistance at 3:30 in the morning on June 3, 2013 after the homeowner heard noises near his home. The homeowner got up to look around and found a young man lying on the ground next to a basement window. The young man ran away, headed towards Bicentennial Trail. Meanwhile, the investigating officers were told by a neighbour the same young man had entered her home through a kitchen window, and ran away. The male was described as intoxicated, said police. The young man was picked up by officers patrolling the area, found walking through the parking lot of the Medical Centre. Police say he was intoxicated and had a bottle of whiskey in his possession. The caller identified the young man as the person he had found trying to get into his home. Travis Dex Thomas, who is 18 years old, was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place. Continued on page 7

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Seeking a new way One thing that came out of the Mohawk meeting at Kanata was the fact that something needs to change if Six Nations as a community is ever going to move forward as Haudenosaunee people. The government has been applying the thumbscrews on Native people across the country but they are no longer getting away with it scott-free. But they are getting away with it nonetheless. So, good on ya to anyone creative and clever enough to cause the government at any and all levels to review the legality of things done in years gone by, make some kind of restitution for it and change the rules moving ahead into a new and more equal partnership between historical neighbours. In a nine page letter by Ohrerekowa, Principal Chief of the Wolf Clan - Ka-nyengeh-ha-kah (Mohawks) of Grand River sent to the City of Brantford with copies to: Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; Carolyn Bennett, Critic for Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development; Jean Crowder, Critic for Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development: Paula Dill, Provincial Development Facilitator - Ministry of Infrastructure; Dave Levac, M.P.P. – Brant: James Anaya, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; John Oddi, President, Brantford Regional Real Estate Association; Phil Dorner, President, Ontario Real Estate Association, and Richard Payne, Morrison and Payne Barristers and Solicitors, Ohrerekowa, (aka Ted Squire) traces the history of the Haldimand Tract and cites several unlawful conveyances through the years especially in and around what is called Brantford. One in particular jumps out after reading the front page of the Brantford Expositor Tuesday where the City is jumping for joy over a new deal they struck with Ontario Lottery and Gaming which will see Brantford’s portion of the proceeds from the Brantford Casino increase by as much as 50% payable to Brantford for “hosting fees”. This could total as much as $5.2 Million annually. Meanwhile, Six Nations, who have a legitimate claim to the land the Casino sits on, gets no increase at all on their zero percent of the revenues generated on Haudenosaunee land. In the letter sent by the Mohawks, Chief Squire traces the Nathan Gage Tract land claim through the years. The well documented declaration shows frauds at pretty well every step of the way towards somehow claiming that Brants Crossing land is their own - fair and square. Squire says; “To be clear, neither the purported surrender in respect of the Brantford Town Plot on April 19th, 1830, nor indeed the January 28th, 1842 purported general surrender in respect of other Ka-nyen-geh-ha-ka Grand River territory conformed to the Governor’s Instructions of May 1st 1812. Further, said purported “surrenders” bear neither my title’s endorsement, nor indeed the endorsement of any recognized Ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah Principle Chiefs of the Five Nations.” But hurray for Brantford anyway! Once again they cash in on Six Nations’ land without having to look sideways at their neighbours who are now asking, where’s ours? Meanwhile, the city fathers are now looking at selling off two parcels of Mohawk and Six Nations land in the city for tax arrears. Ridiculous isn’t it. We hope someone finds a way to break through this wall of lies, frauds and arrogance. Maybe it will take a small knock in the right place to cause it all to come crashing dow2n. Here’s hoping.


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From the horse’s mouth During the second world war, the Canadian Government was going to build an airport on our reserve. Some of our people were to be bought out and move to Georgian Bay. A Mohawk Worker (and Chief) named James Squire Hill (Born 1887) took it upon himself to stop the building of an airport on the reservation. After much talk & shoeleather, he was able to get enough people to sign a petition resulting the airport being built alternatively at Burtch. 1948 brought the forming of the United Nations in San Francisco.  Some of the Mohawk Workers felt our people should have some sort of representation at the United Nations.  Again, James S. Hill rose to the occasion and was sent. Once in San Francisco, much static was received from Canada. With the help of the Ambassador from India, he finally managed to get an audience to address the assembly. We of course were turned down as being recognized as a nation because we had no peace keeping force. Now, we move to 1966 when rumors surfaced that we were supposed to be a tax-free people.  Several attempts are made by different people to contact the treasury department, but with no success.  Mohawk Workers decide we must give it a try, as it will be good for the people. Mohawk Worker, Melvin Squire Hill (son of James) writes a letter to the Treasury and receives and invitation to travel to Ottawa to meet. After a series of meetings, we were declared to be a tax-free people. So next time you save a few dollars on a major purchase stop by Kanata now home of the Mohawk Workers and make a much needed donation. Yes it was the Mohawk Workers that achieved tax-free status. In 1969 Mel Squire & the famous Tuscarora, “Mad Bear” set out to the U.N. in New York City.  With the help of Dr. Omar Z. Ghobashi, an Egyptian lawyer, they were making some headway.  Canada stopped the court action by declaring to the United Nations a land claims commission had been set up and these matters would be taken care of immediately.  Of course we came to find out that this was only a stalling tactic; no Mohawk – or for that matter – any “Six Nation” land has ever been settled. Continued on page 7

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Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

New wrinkle in boundary talks Provincial facilitator Paula Dill is seeking direction from the province on how best to proceed after the Confederacy Council communicated its interest in participating in the Brant-Brantford boundary talks, Six Nations Elected Council learned during Monday's meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Phil Monture and Lonny Bomberry had attended a meeting with Dill recently, said Bomberry, after Dill had sent a letter requesting the meeting. Six Nations staff will continue to meet with Dill, as well as Brant County and

Six Nations Police Briefs Continued from page 5 Man faces dangerous driving charge Donald Skye, a 52 year old Ohsweken man was charged

Brantford representatives as needed, and will keep Elected Council informed on the progress.

saw people leave the park to find shelter.

Smith's Knoll battle commemoration rained out District Five Elected Councillor Bob Johnson and Elected Chief William Montour had travelled to Battlefield Park in Stoney Creek on May 31 for a commemoration of the 200 year old Battle of Stoney Creek, but the event was rained out by a sudden storm with high winds and heavy rain, Johnson reported to the Committee of the Whole Monday. The two-hour event was to have been marked with a parade and service that began at 7 pm, but the sudden deluge

Council finds over $1 million for Language Commission programming A request for $1.2 million to support the upcoming year of teaching languages was almost completely granted by Elected Council. After a great deal of deliberation and discussion with leaders from the Six Nations Language Commission, council voted in favour of giving the Commission $600,000, along with the unspent monies from the last fiscal year, about $175,000. Council directed the Finance Director, Gary Phillips, to find $400,000 from the moneys given to Six Nations throught the Ontario First Nation Limited Partner-

with Flight from Police and Dangerous Driving on June 2, 2013. Police say officers on patrol observed a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro being driven at a high rate of speed on Sixth Line at 11:30 pm. The car was seen to turn onto Cayuga Road without stopping, and police said the

car entered the northbound lane of the road, nearly hitting a marked police vehicle. The driver of the police car “had to enter the ditch to avoid being hit,” said a brief statement issued by police. The Camaro was followed by a police car with emergency lights and sirens on, but the driver

Continued from page 6 Now I must list some of the people & families connected with the Mohawk Workers: Mohawk Chief Seymour Hill and his wife & their family, Ivan Maracle, Richard Maracle, Abe Hill, Norman Hill and their families, Bob Jamison & Art Anderson. Did you know that the Deskaheh (Levi General) was a Mohawk Worker – most people thought he was a Cayuga but his heart was in the right place. Yes, he was a very dedicated – and legendary Mohawk Worker. These aforementioned people did things for the people simply because they need to be done for the good of the people & the generations to come. Nobody paid them anything. The main point of the writing of this is so that many know that any family or any person may take it upon themselves to do something for the benefit of the people and the unborn.  Or you can come to Kanata and join or support the Mohawk Workers.  Our door is always open. Our most recent move has been to speak with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples who has accepted an invitation to visit Canada this summer.  If you wish to learn more about some of our latest achievements, please come to Kanata – you will be most welcome. There are so many people & families that have made donations & support we are most grateful. A special thanks to Kathy Smith for a riding lawnmower which sure beats the

ship. “Our community is extremely lucky to have the support of Elected Council,” said Chair of the Commission, Tesha Emarthle, after the meeting with council on May 28. She said over the years, council has given the language program millions. “We are very, very fortunate. I'm very grateful,” she said. “I think sometimes people don't realize how lucky they are and how supportive council is.” Illegal dumping major concern Elected Council still has not figured out an effective way to deal with illegal dumping on the territory, but councillor Dave Hill (District Six) has proposed coun-

of the Camaro did not stop, pulling into the yard of a Cayuga Road residence eventually, said police. The driver, later identified as Skye, was arrested as he exited the Camaro. Skye was released on a promise to appear, and is scheduled to appear in court on July 26, 2013.

old push-mower. Also we must thank the Men’s Fire for support, firewood and even security. Iowne Anderson was very helpful with our garden; thanks Iowne.  (Please forgive me if I have missed anyone). We are presently pushing on gardening, a farm market & gift shop as we host tourists from around the world who visit us.  Donations of time or resources are deeply appreciated by us & the generations to come. In the traditions of our ancestors, the Mohawk Workers will never give up.


cil could seize the property of offenders when council has to clean the property up. “Half the reserve would lose their homes,” noted District Two councillor Carl Hill, acknowledging how widespread the problem is. Property owners have been allowing contractors from off the territory to dump roofing shingles and other construction debris on their land for years. Councillor Dave Hill raised concerns about health and safety issues, as well as fears about future fires, urging his colleagues to take action not just on the shingles but also the tire dumps scattered all over the reserve. District Four councillor

Helen Miller urged the local newspapers “to expose these people,” suggesting naming the offenders was the best way to stop the dumping, while Dave Hill said it was possible to get the names of contractors doing work in Brant County, and suggested council could write to the contractors to advise them they could face a fine for dumping their refuse on Six Nations territory. The issue was sent to council's Corporate and Emergency Services Committee, which has been instructed to review the concerns and make a recommendation on how to best proceed.

Charlie contacted us last week to inform us we misnamed his master, Cherry Hill, not Sherry Skye as published. Sorry Charlie.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Arrows take first loss and a piece of first place By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The Six Nations Arrows suffered the bitter taste of a 10-9 nipping at the hands of the Burlington Chiefs Monday night in Burlington for their first loss of the season. They were coming off an impressive 15-4 win over the Barrie Lakeshores registered Sunday night at the ILA. Monday, Burlington showed no signs of intimidation by opening up a 2-0 lead before Randy Staats and Johnny Powless evened the score. But it was the Chiefs’ Tyler Albrecht who ended the period 3-2 with his goal at 16:28. Haodais Maracle tied the game at 3-3 at 2:53 of the second period assisted by Wenster Green, but Burlington replied with three goals in 36 seconds to take a 5-2 lead. Johnny Powless made it 5-3 at 3:57 before Burlington connected on a powerplay to make it 6-3. Powless added two more before the period ended to make it a 7-6 game for Burlington with 20 minutes left. Josh Johnson scored the first two goals of the final frame to take the lead back at 8-7. But Burlington responded with the 8-8 tying goal. Josh Johnson took the lead again at 14 minutes but Derek Searle and Eric Wales scored 17 seconds apart and held on for the 10-9 win and handed the Arrows their first loss of the season. Sunday evening at the ILA the Arrows toyed with the divisional leaders, the Barrie Lakeshores for most of the game like a cat with a mouse. Randy Staats set the pace when he dropped his shoulder and powered a shot past Barrie starter Nicholas Melgs at 5:52. Arrows Express goaltender Warren Hill made

a huge save early with a little support from his defense who scooped the ball up from behind him as it lay dangerously unprotected on in the crease, inches away from the goal line. Shane Simpson showed a burst of speed as he blazed down the right wing boards past Lakeshores defenders, cut in towards the goal and scored shorthanded at the 9 minute mark. Josh Johnson made it 3-0 with a powerplay goal at 10:35. Lakeshores’ Kyle Whitlow scored Toronto’s first goal of the game at 12:42, but Johnny Powless and Seth Oaks closed the period with the Arrows leading 5-1. The highlight reel goal of the game came short handed at the 52 second mark of the second period when Warren Hill drifted a perfect down floor pass to a speeding Kyle Isaacs. Close in, Isaacs’ body english showed high, but he kept his stick low and rolled the ball in behind Melgs to make it 6-1. After Randy Staats and Haodais Maracle scored 17 seconds apart, Melgs was replaced in the Lakeshores goal by Brett Klospfer, but it didn’t change much. Brendan Bomberry made it 9-1with the next shot on goal at 8:09. Austin Murphy scored Barries’ second goal with two Arrows in the penalty box. Seth Oaks scored a powerplay goal at 15:11 from Staats to make it 10-2. Lakeshores added two more when the Arrows started to get a little too cute with the ball, but Bomberry ended the second period at 11-4 with his second of the game. There was nothing left in the Lakeshores’ tank in the third as the Arrows delivered four more scored by Staats, Josh Johnson, Staats again, and Bomberry for this third of the game. The main event on the

Haodais Maracle uses his speed to escape the checking of Lakeshores’ defenders. Maracle scored one and assisted on two more to help his team past the first place Lakeshores. (Photo by Jim Windle) fight card was Tyson Bomberry and Barrie’s Thierry Boislard as they dropped the gloved and doffed their helmets near the end of the game for a good old donnybrook. Both combatants threw bombs, each landing a few in what could be seen as a draw. Staats led the Arrows attack with four goals and five assists. The Arrows are tied for first place with Barrie with 12 points each, but the Lakeshores have played one more game. The Arrows host the Orangeville Northmen Thursday night at 8 pm, and travel to Whitby Friday night in the first leg of a home and home series which will bring the Warriors back to the ILA, Sunday night at 7 pm.

Arrows Express number 66, Seth Oaks finds open space in front of Barrie Lakeshores‘ Andrew Kelly in Sunday’s 15-4 win to move into a first place tie with Barrie. (Photo by Jim Windle)


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Jr. B Rebels keep reeling in the wins By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

Another two games, another four points in the Jr. B standings this week and another 39 goals as the Rebels’ juggernaut continues to sail calm waters towards its destination ... their third straight Founders Cup. Friday, May 31 Six Nations flattened the Welland Warlords 21-6 at the ILA and followed up Saturday with an 18-7 walk over Wallaceburg on the road. With so much talk about the power of the Rebel’s offense, it’s sometimes easy to forget the the other half of the Rebels amazing success. So far this season, the Six Nations Rebels defensive unit has been equally amazing in holding their opponents to 47 goals in 9 games, an average of 5.22 goals against. Goalie Doug Jamieson has recorded five wins, allowed 22 goals for a goals against average of 4.96 and a save percentage of .855, while is mate Chase Martin has won four games with a goals against average of 5.22 and a saves percentage of .860. The “D” players are also contributing to the offensive numbers. Defensive players have accounted for 8 goals

and 16 assists, led by Elvin Marcus with 3 goals and 9 assists. Every position in this well tuned Jr. B lacrosse machine is working equally well, creating nightmares for everyone they have faced so far this year. It was a very similar scenario last season as well, but so far this year, they look even better. Saturday in Wallaceburg, the game was decided in the first 20 minutes as the Rebels built up a 5-0 first period lead with goals by Danton Miller, Ian Martin, Brodie Tansley and two by Dallas John. The Red Devils got off the canvas to land four blows against the Rebels, but the Rebels scored five to take a two period lead of 9-5. Six Nations goals were scored by Martin, Kessler Doolittle, Austin Staats and Tyler longboat. Penalties resulted in three Wallaceburg powerplay goals against the Rebs. The Red Devils’ Eric Shepley became a target in a shooting gallery in the third as the dominant Rebels became even moreso scoring nine third period goals while allowing two. Tansley scored two for a total of three on the night. Staats added two for a game total of four, Dalton Miller

Six Nations Rebels’ Jesse Johnson slams on the breaks to avoid a check. (File shot) scored back to back third period goals for a game total of three plus three assists for six points. Mitch Green scored two while Staats scored his third of the game to add to his four assists. Ian Martin scored his third goal and 10th point of the game to lead the Rebels attack. The Red Devils beat ‘em on the floor and in the al-

ley as tempers flared several times resulting in 53 minutes assessed to Six Nations and 26 minutes to Wallaceburg. Chase Martin earned the win in the Rebels’ goal. The Rebels outshot Welland 71-30 at the ILA Friday night. There isn’t much more to say about the 21-6 slaughter of the Warlords. Ian Martin scored two and assist-

ed on nine for a game total of 11 points. Added to Saturday’s 10 points, he poured 21 points into his statistics file in the last two games. Martin is now two points behind Dylan Goddard of the Green Gaels of the Mid-East division in the league scoring race, but Martin has played three less games than Goddard.

Goalies Doug Jamieson and Chase Martin are one and three in the goalie leaders stats as they have split the season so far in the Rebels net. This coming Friday, the Rebs host the Orangeville Northmen at the ILA at 8 pm before taking on the Hamilton Bengals Sunday at 7 pm in Hamilton.

it 3-1. The Lakers fought hard to erase a 7-3 Chiefs lead in the second period as they took advantage of a string of Chiefs penalties. The Lakers tied the score with four power play goals but Alex Kedoh Hill took the lead back before the period ended. The Chiefs finished the game strong and took full marks for the comeback win

over the powerhouse Lakers. The Chiefs put another pro building block in place by acquiring Toronto Rock’s Jesse Gamble from the KW Kodiaks in a trade that saw Mat MacLeod and Cory Fowler go to KW. There was also a cash component to the deal. Last Wednesday the Chiefs lost to Brooklin on the road for their first loss of the new season. They enter this weeks

games with a 3-1 record. The Chiefs will be hosting the Brampton Excelsiors in another afternooner at the

ILA at 2 pm this coming Sunday before heading to Kitchener for a Tuesday matchup with the Kodiaks.

Chiefs still bulking up for Mann Cup bid By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The Major Series Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs took a 12-9 win from last year’s Mann Cup Champions, the Peterborough Lakers, Sunday afternoon at the ILA. The lineup was still not complete, with a few players yet to arrive, but some of the missing were back on the Chiefs active game roster. Newly arriving goaltender Kevin Kirk played a very solid game despite being called for illegal equipment when it was judged that his new Chiefs jersey was too big. The game was delayed for about a half hour, only 4 minutes into the game because of a pain of broken glass which had to be cleaned up before the game could resume. When a Chiefs player was assessed a penalty, he showed his objection by slamming the penalty box door behind him which shattered the pain of glass on the door sending small pellets of glass everywhere. Peterborough scored on that powerplay when play continued to take a 1-0 lead.

The return of Cody Jamieson was important in the win as he contributed two goals and four assists. Roger Vyse accounted for two goals and three assists. Kasey Biernes first of two goals evened the score at 1-1 when he received a little flip pass in close from Craig Point and rifled it home. Biernes scored his second goal shortly thereafter to take the 2-1 lead. Point made

The Six Nations Chiefs had to work for it but they defeated last year’s Mann Cup Champions 12-9 at the ILA. Kasey Biernes scores from the edge of the crease for the Chiefs. (Photo by Jim Windle)


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Legacy of the Grand a rich tale of conflicts and modernization By Stephanie Dearing SIX NATIONS

The heritage of the Grand River is a rich one and a new travelling exhibit that outlines much of that history is now available at the Chiefswood National Historic Site. “I'm very happy to get it here to Chiefswood,” said curator, Karen Dearlove. She said she had helped design and put together the exhibit, Legacy of the Grand River, and had hoped there would be an opportunity to bring it to the museum. The exhibit launched in February this year, and was on display in Dunnville, London and Burford before it came to Chiefswood. The exhibit consists of 13 panels that depict an abbreviated chronological history of settlement on the Grand River from pre-contact days to the present. Dearlove said it took two years to create the exhibit, which also touches on the river's environmental heritage. Dearlove credits Six Nations historian Keith Jamieson with the idea, saying he and others, such as the Western Corridor 1812 group, worked collaboratively to get the idea off the ground. A Trillium grant made the exhibit possible. The exhibit is intended to “educate people up and down the watershed on the history and the significance of the Grand River,” Dearlove said.

“There are so many people living in the watershed now.” The exhibit gives the background and context to the history of the watershed, which includes the War of 1812 and touches on the roots of the land claims put forward by Six Nations of the Grand River. The exhibit teaches that the Grand River has long been home to diverse groups of people, but settlement and its related human activities changed the river, “to the detriment of Six Nations,” said Dearlove. Once the War of 1812 was over, the British encouraged settlement of the area because of its strategic importance at the time. “It was, in many cases, the beginning of the end of the land for Six Nations,” said Dearlove. The emergence of communities, the harnessing of water power and construction of dams to generate that power was the beginning of industrialization in the area. The exhibit also touches on the Grand River Navigation Company, and how its proponents attempted to make the Grand River more navigable. “That's why Six Nations lost their land,” said Dearlove. “The Indian Agents invested Six Nations money, without the knowledge or approval of members, into the company.” That money was lost when the company failed, largely because of the advent of the railroad. Six Nations has

never been reimbursed for that loss. Each panel comes with a QR code for smart phones that will take visitors to more in-depth information on the history, Dearlove said. The exhibit touches on facets of the War of 1812 that are little known, including the Ancaster Treason Trial, the McArthur raids, as well as information on how the Mennonites fared at the time. The museum is open from 10 am to 3 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Guests will also be able to take in the exhibit commemorating the War of 1812 as well as a special exhibit that marks the 100th anniversary of Pauline Johnson's death. For more information about the exhibit, visit Pathways to Peace Western Corridor War of 1812 – 1814 at The Chiefswood National Historic Site, pictured above, was once home to celebrated poet, http://westerncorridor1812. writer and performer Pauline Johnson. The Site is hosting three special exhibits this month. com/legacyofthegrandriver. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). php.



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Haldimand OPP are investigating a bomb threat received by Seneca Central Elementary School on Monday June 3, 2013. While the threat proved false, students and staff were forced to evacuate the school and wait while police conducted a search of the building. The OPP said they responded to the call at approximately 11:15 am. The school, part of the Grand Erie

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Rivermen into tie for second place By Jim Windle NORWOOD

The Sr. B Six Nations Rivermen have moved into a tie for second place after this week’s games. Saturday they defeated the Norwood James Gang 15-10 in Norwood. Now both teams have identical 5-4 records but on the strength of this head-tohead game, the Rivermen

appear in second ahead of Norwood in the standings. Cody Jacobs had a big six point game starting with the opening goal scored at 8:50 and assisted by Holden Vyse and Jeremy Johns. Norwood tied the game on a power play with Jacobs off for high sticking, but the Rivermen came back with the next two goals to end the first pe-

riod 3-1. Wayne VanEvery and Brock Boyle scored for Six Nations with assists going to Boyle and Cody Johnson. There were 11 goals scored in the second period, six by Norwood and five by Six Nations ending the second frame with the Rivermen ahead 8-7. The Gang popped in the first three goals of the period but the Rivermen pow-

er play was working well and Vern Hill and Wayne VanEvery each scored back to back power play markers. Other second period Rivermen goals were scored by Cory Bomberry andy Jamieson and Brock Boyle with a short hander assisted by Clay Hill. The James Gang took the lead with two quick goals within the first minute of play in the third to

give Norwood a 9-8 lead. Johns evened the score at 9-9 but Norwood took the lead back at 6:42. The Rivermen then rallied for six unanswered goals to end the game 1510 for Six Nations. Wayne VanEvery, Cody Jacobs, two by Torrey VanEvery, Holden Vyse and Brock Boyle scored in succession to win it. The Rivermen were 3 for 3 on

the powerplay. They will take on the league leading St. Catharines Saints this Friday night in St. Kitts at 8 pm, and take another trip to Sarnia, Sunday night to keep a date with the Beavers. The Rivermen return to the Gaylord Powless June 15 when they will go nose to nose with the Norwood James Gang again.

Evans, Higgins, Montour and Attwood named Players of the Week Six Nations Chiefs' Tom Montour has been named Transition Player of the Week. Playing in two of three Chiefs games last week, Montour notched 1 goal and 3 assists, all in the 18-10 win at Oakville last Monday. Taking home weekly honours in back-to-back weeks, Peterborough Lakers’ Shawn Evans has been named Offensive Player of the Week. Evans, the league points leader, notched 8 points (1G, 7A) in the Lakers’ 13-8 win over the Excelsiors last Thursday and another 7 assists in the 12-9 loss at Six Nations on Sunday. Currently in his third season with the Brooklin Redmen, goalie Zach Higgins has been named Defensive Player of the Week. Higgins picked up his season win of the season in Wednesday’s 10-9 win over the Six Nations Chiefs. Acquired by the Brampton Excelsiors in the first round (7th overall) of the 2013 Entry Draft, Chris Attwood has been named Rookie Player of the Week. The 2012 CLax scoring leader recorded 1 goal in the Excelsiors’ 13-10 loss versus Oakville last Tuesday and another 3 goals in the 13-8 loss in Peterborough last Thursday

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Annual Tom Longboat Run attracts hundreds By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

It was beautiful weather for the 14th annual Tom Longboat Run Tuesday. Bright and sunny, not too warm but not too cool either. And maybe it was the weather, or maybe people in the community just love the event, because this year saw more people participate than last year. This year was a year of firsts for the run. It's the first time some students from the local daycare centre participated in the run. Just as importantly, it was the first year that other First Nations have hosted their own Tom Longboat Runs. While Six Nations organizers were pleased with the turnout this year, they were excited to know four other First Nations had decided to participate. The annual event has been put on by Six Nations to honour the memory of the world's greatest long-distance runner, Onondaga-born Tom Longboat, also known affectionately as 'Wildfire,” said Cheryl Henhawk, Director of Six Nations Parks and Recreation. In 2010, the Ontario government proclaimed June 4 as Tom Longboat Day.

Tom was born June 4, 1887, and helped establish marathon running as an international sport. Nearly 300 Six Nations members turned out this year to the Community Hall to bicycle, roller blade, run or walk the 10 kilometres set out for the annual run. It didn't matter how a person navigated the distance – the point was not to compete, Henhawk reminded participants before the run got underway. The point was to accomplish something, she said. Organizers were happy to have 279 people register for this year's run. Last year about 190 people participated. Bumping up the numbers were the little participants from the Bicentennial Daycare. One of the organizers, Julee Green, the Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator at Six Nations Health said 137 students had participated this year, accompanied by 97 members of the general public and 45 Elected Council staff. Many participants got a t-shirt to wear, and after the run were treated to fresh fruit. Oliver M. Smith Elementary had the most students participating in the run (59), and




This year’s Tom Longboat Run was perhaps a little too-well organized, because everyone was ready to get going on the run before the 11 am start. Director of Parks and Recreation helped fill in the last few minutes of waiting by encouraging participants to stretch their muscles a little. One participant was seen going for a bigger stretch, with the help of a friend. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). as a result, they will host a special trophy for the next year, get their school name on the trophy and will receive have a catered healthy lunch. “It's important to get them young,” said Green. But the knowledge that four other First Nation com-

munities were hosting their own Tom Longboat Run Tuesday had Six Nations organizers buzzing. “We're very excited to have them,” Green said. Fort William First Nation, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation

and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation used the Six Nations Tom Longboat logo for their runs, which had been promoted by the Chiefs of Ontario. “We're hoping they'll send us pictures that we can display next year,” said Green.

Before the run started at Six Nations, participants had a moment of silence to remember those who were harmed during the Boston Marathon earlier this year, as well as the communities in Oklahoma devastated by tornadoes.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Rez Dogs Masters results from Fergus By Jim Windle FERGUS

The Ontario Masters Lacrosse Rez Dogs joined Senior Masters teams from Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Halton Hills, Huntsville, London, Niagara, Owen Sound and another Six Nations entry simply called Six Nations, this past weekend in Fergus for the 2013 Fergus Tournament. The Rez Dogs started off on the wrong foot with an 8-3 loss to Halton Hills in their first game of the event. The Dogs fell behind 3-1 in the first period and were unable to recover. The Rez Dogs scored one goal per period, not nearly enough to challenge the Halton Hills

team. Brian Start scored the Dogs’ first period goal assisted by Adam Giles and Derik Kenwell. Daryl Squire scored in the second and third periods. Drawing assists were Rustin Johnson, with two, Kenwell and Greg Garlow. They faired much better in game #2 against Durham and were able to draw a 7-7 tie with Dave Lewis’ goal scored with 10 seconds left in the game, assisted by Greg Garlow. Durham scored three first period goals before the Rez Dogs got it in gear in the the second. After Durham increased their lead to 4-0, the Rez dogs began to growl starting with Adam Gilas’ 4-1 goal from Dave Maracle

and Ruston Johnson. Johnson then made it 4-2 assisted by Garlow and Dave Lewis before Kyle Miller brought the Dogs to within one less than a minute later assisted by Russ Maracle and Lewis. Durham got their attack going again late in the period with a goal to put a 5-3 cushion under their lead, but Dave Lewis cut into that with six minutes remaining when he translated a set up by from Brian Stark and it was 5-4. Dan Maracle tied the game again at 5-5 but with just under a minute left in the period, Durham scored the go ahead goal. Durham added their seventh goal to open the third period but Miller cut the

Durham lead to 7-6 with time running out and Lewis scored the equalizer with 10 seconds left to secure a 7-7 tie. In Game #3 the Dogs were unable to compete against the strong against Owen Sound team losing 9-3. Six Nations goals came from Dan Maracle, Greg Garlow

and Adam Giles. Dave Lewis, Dan Maracle and goalie Bill Paras earned assists. The Rez Dogs ended their part in the tournament with an uplifting 8-2 win over London in their game #4. Six Nations led 2-1 after one period on goals scored by Daryl Squire and Greg Garlow. The Dogs took con-

trol in the second scoring 4 times to London’s one. Lewis, Maracle, and two by Johnson gave the Dogs a 6-1 second period lead. Maracle and Squire ended the game with third period goals while London scored one for the 8-2 final. The Rez Dogs went 1-2-1 in the tournament.

THE MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PURPOSE: To achieve an organizational re-structure that reflects the ‘functional best-fit’ and thereby improves the effectiveness of delivery of service to best meet the needs of the First Nation. OBJECTIVES: A) To provide a review and analysis identifying current organizational issues including: • • • • • •

General organization structure Departments and Programs Gaps in Service and/or overlaps Staff required to fulfill the functions Space/office limitations Financial feasibility - recognition of cross funded positions within a department - recognition of possible cross department re-positioning of positions - funding limitations

B) To provide options/recommendations to address the identified issues SUBMISSION Proposals will be accepted up to 4:00 p.m. on July 12th, 2013. All proposals should be marked clearly and forwarded, as follows: Attention: Personnel Committee Re: Organizational Review Project Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation 2789 Mississauga Rd. R.R. #6 Hagersville On. N0A 1H0

Saturday’s Idle No More rally on the Cockshutt Bridge was a reminder to Brantford citizens that all is not well for Haudenosaunee people and land rights. It was peaceful and did not curtail the movement of traffic into or out of the city, but it did attract attention. Dustin VanEvery handed out information to anyone curious enough to stop, and there were well over 100 who did. Youth singers sang traditional songs from the bridge side. It was part of a national day of Idle No More rallies across Canada. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Alberta First Nation loses lawsuit over B.C. oil and gas rights sales By Dene Moore THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER _ Members of an Alberta First Nation lost their bid to stop the sale of oil and gas tenure in neighbouring British Columbia, but they did win recognition from the judge that they must be consulted. The Dene Tha filed the lawsuit against the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Nexen Inc., Penn West Petroleum Ltd., and Vero Energy Inc., claiming the band was not adequately consulted on the B.C. government's sale of subsurface exploration rights on 21 parcels of land three years ago, most for shale gas ``fracking'' development in northeastern B.C. In his written ruling, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Grauer found the band was properly consulted on the sale, so far. The process is ongoing and consultation continues, he noted. ``I have concluded that the process in which the Crown has engaged to date complies with these guide-

lines in so far as the June 2010 dispositions are concerned,'' he wrote in the judgment posted Tuesday. ``But the appropriate depth of consultation will likely become greater, not lesser, as the process continues, as existing parcels proceed into development and further parcels are sought for disposition.'' Of the 21 tenure parcels sold for almost $405 million, three were petroleum and natural gas leases and the remainder were drilling licences. Tenure grants the holders exclusive rights to explore or produce petroleum or natural gas, but the tenure holders have yet to apply to the provincial oil and gas commission for approval of proposed activities. In a letter quoted in the judgment, Dene Tha' Chief James Ahnassay wrote to the B.C. aboriginal affairs minister in August 2009 saying his band was not anti-development. But the government approach of dealing with each project separately means the cumulative effects on the

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area are not taken into account, he said. ``Our traditional territory is already covered by significant numbers of oil and gas producing wells, oil sands projects, many kilometres of seismic lines and pipelines, forestry and many kilometres of roads associated with such activity,'' Ahnassay wrote. ``We continue to be inundated with new applications for forestry, oil and gas and other industrial activities every year.'' Lawyers for the band ar-

gued that the exploration and development activities across the provincial boundary affected their traditional activities such as hunting and fishing but Grauer found that was not probable. The judge noted that the B.C. government provided the First Nation with $450,000 annually to fund its review of oil and gas referrals. He also noted that the province deferred sale of 31 other parcels of land due to concerns expressed by the Dene Tha', and all 31

remain in a state of deferral and that will not change without further consultation with the band. The Dene Tha' are covered by Treaty 8, unlike B.C. First Nations that never signed agreements with the Crown, Grauer noted in his ruling. He said some concerns of the band are common to all British Columbians and are being addressed outside the consultation process. Shale gas and other nonconventional gas development is a priority for the

B.C. government, which envisions a trillion-dollar liquefied natural gas industry exporting the product to Asia. The Crown has met the standard of consultation to date, the judge said. ``That is not to say that I doubt the force of the (Dene Tha') concerns,'' Grauer wrote. ``Ultimately, if the development of shale gas. . .is to continue and grow, the scope of the process of consultation and, if warranted, accommodation, will likely broaden.''







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CLASSIFIEDS obituary MARTIN: Joseph E. September 2, 1949 - May 31, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Joe announces his passing at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton in his 63rd year. Much loved son of Betty and the late Carson Martin. Loving father of Joel, Nicki, and stepson Nathan. Loved brother of Alvie and Susan, Jean, Annie and the late Ken, Kathy and Maurice, Tony and the late Lorry, Mary, and Kim and Steve. Loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Special uncle of Mariah, Kaiden and Nevayah. Also will be remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins. His favorite pastime was cutting grass, riding around in his red truck and hunting and fishing with his buddies. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1pm. at the Pentecostal Church Cemetery on 4th Line Road, Six Nations. Arrangements made by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.

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Nations Uniting /Aware- Six Nations Heart Health ness Week Winner! of Committee Presents BBQ -Mandy H. Thanks to Rez Relay all of you for your support. Sunday June 30, 2013 From Nations Uniting Rain Date July 7th Board Members. 3 per team-no exceptions 12 years and up Notice Need $25 in pledges minimum Beginning Thursday June Cash prizes $300, $150, $75 6, 2013 FRESH SPICY Walk, Bike, Run HOMEMADE BURGERS & Please contact Lois BombJUMBO HOTDOGS will be erry 519-445-4019 press 1 served up 7 days a week To register or for more infrom 4 P.M. until 10 P.M. at formation Raven’s Used Books & Café, FOR SALE 543 Sour Springs Road. $3.00 a Burger.

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Tuesday Sunny 21 / 9

Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week

Today we will see partly cloudy skies with a high temperature of 19º. East northeast wind 12 km/h. Expect cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of 12º. Northeast wind 10 mph. Thursday, skies will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Answer: Yes, the average year sees 47 tornadoes in its first month.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Day Wed Thu Fri Sat

New 6/8

First 6/16

Day Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

Peak Times AM PM 8:31-10:31 9:01-11:01 9:19-11:19 9:49-11:49 10:06-12:06 10:36-12:36 10:55-12:55 11:25-1:25

Peak Times Day AM PM Sun 11:42-1:42 ---Mon 1:00-3:00 12:30-2:30 Tue 1:46-3:46 1:16-3:16

Sun/Moon Chart This Week

Sunrise 5:41 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 5:39 a.m. 5:39 a.m.

Sunset 8:55 p.m. 8:56 p.m. 8:57 p.m. 8:57 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 8:59 p.m.

Moonrise Moonset 3:48 a.m. 6:18 p.m. 4:24 a.m. 7:15 p.m. 5:04 a.m. 8:08 p.m. 5:48 a.m. 8:58 p.m. 6:37 a.m. 9:42 p.m. 7:29 a.m. 10:22 p.m. 8:25 a.m. 10:58 p.m.

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, as inviting as a situation may look, appearances can be deceiving. You may want to dip your toe into the water before you dive right into something.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, this week you need to be extra cautious if you are in the middle of any business dealings. All it can take is the slightest misstep to turn everything around.

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SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, things beyond your control may be contributing to sour feelings this week. Look at the bright side of any situation and you can probably find a solution that works.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, you are seldom soft spoken, but this week you may have to be even more assertive to get your point across. Otherwise your opinions might fall on deaf ears.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Try to get outside as much as possible this week, Capricorn. The fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for your mood. Plus, you can get in some exercise.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Do not follow the examples of others when they act irrationally to a certain situation, Aquarius. Although it can be difficult, you need to take the high road.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Take a chance and express all of your goals and hopes this week, Pisces. Others may be surprised at what you have to say.


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17. His razor 18. Father 19. Doctor of philosophy 22. Cologne 23. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 24. Diversifies 28. Razor author 14th C 31. Maple sugar fluid 32. A corp.’s first stock offer to the public 34. The premier bike

1. Podetiums 2. Frankenberg river 3. Feel ill 4. 12th state 5. “Anything Goes” author’s initials 6. Daily time units (abbr.) 7. Cagiva __: motorcycle 8. Drug agent (slang) 9. Study of poetic meter 11. Ceremonial staffs 12. Russian pancake served with caviar 14. Supervises flying 15. Large Australian flightless bird

16. As fast as can be done (abbr.) 19. Before 20. Hall of Fame (abbr.) 21. Constitution Hall org. 24. Atomic #35 25. Ducktail hairstyle 26. Independent ruler 27. Oval water scorpion 29. Modern London Gallery 30. On top 33. Identicalness 35. 2002 Olympic state 36. Tease or ridicule 37. Arrived extinct 38. Opposite of begin 39. Ol’ Blue Eye’s initials 40. South Am. nation 41. Type of salamander 42. S. China seaport 44. Woman (French) 45. 007’s Flemming 47. ___ Domingo 49. A French abbot 50. Gorse genus 51. An uproarious party 53. Point midway between E and SE 54. A waterproof raincoat 56. Spanish be 57. Of I


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