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Parents and supporters of Six Nations’ OMSK Home and School Association wait outside the federal building on Dalhousie Street in Brantford, for a representative from AANDC to provide some answers as to why Six Nations schools have still not received their basic school supplies, six weeks into this year’s elementary school term. Orders were sent to the Ministry from Six Nations schools in May. (Photo by Jim Windle)
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School supplies late in coming By Jim Windle BRANTFORD
To chants of “stop the lies, bring the supplies,” members of the Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io Home and School Association marched on the federal building on Dalhousie Street in Brantford, Monday morning, supported by some concerned non-Natives, to ask Aboriginal Affairs where their school’s text books, paper, pens and other basic needs are. Six weeks after elementary school began at Six Nations, teachers and principals are still waiting for supplies they ordered back in May and June. The problem does not seem to be isolated just to OMSK either, although we can not officially confirm that. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has such a tight gag on Six Nations principals, none we tried to ask that question of would talk, only to give the phone number of their AANDC media director. Lloyd S. King school in New Credit reports that in their case they do not have to depend on Aboriginal Affairs to order and deliver supplies. They are given a cheque each summer which they use to purchase their school supplies, but we are told that this year’s cheque was significantly late in arriving. “This is peaceful, no one is being blocked or anything,” said Lana Henhawk, chair of the OMSK Home and School Association. “We just want
people to know we are fed up. “We are protesting here because our schools, which started August 27th, have not received their basic school supplies. Basic math books and other text books are needed. Our teachers have to photocopy text books. How are our children supposed to learn. That is a basic right, whether you are Aboriginal or Canadian.” Another parent chipped in, “We are disgusted. This is the sixth week of school and we want some answers. We’ve sent a few letters but have been given no response.” “Everything was ordered in May, continued Henhawk. “That is standard procedure. Our principal makes sure everything is ordered in May. The government changed their procedure and now are requiring 3 quotes per supply. Pencils, pens, paper, everything. Some text books have only one publisher. How can we get three quotes on things like that?” The OMSK Home and School Assoc. didn’t find out about the situation until August 23rd, but were able to bridge the gap temporarily by dipping into the account the association builds up year round through fundraising to help defray the costs of extra curricular class trips and other activities. “It just so happens that we have money we fund raised for for the kids’ extra curricular activities,” said Henhawk. “So we wrote a $1,500 cheque to help get emergency supplies. Why should we have to do that? We were for-
Members of the Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io Home and School Association marched on the federal building on Dalhousie Street in Brantford Monday morning, supported by some concerned non-Natives, to ask Aboriginal Affairs where their school’s text books, paper, pens and other basic needs are? Six Weeks after school began as Six Nations, teachers and principals are still waiting for supplies they ordered in May and June. (Photo by Jim Windle) tunate enough as a Home and School (assoc.) to have a surplus from last year. We usually don’t. Who knows if the other schools have money?” The group of around 20 people went up the three flights of stairs to the Aboriginal Affairs office where they were greeted by a locked door. Soon someone from inside the office came to the glass window in the steel door to inform the group that there was no one inside they could talk to. But as they began heading back down to continue their protest outside the Dalhousie Street federal building, they encountered Robert McGuire, Director of Finance with AANDC,
Robert McGuire, director of finance for AANDC (formerly known as INAC), tried in vain to answer the parents’ main question. Where are the school supplies? Six Weeks into the school year, OMSK reports their usual June shipment of supplies is still not here in October. It is believed other Six Nations schools have not received their’s either. (Photo by Jim Windle}
coming up. He was on his way to his office in Toronto when he was called by someone, probably a staffer at the Brantford office, and turned around to address the frustrated parents. After a brief conversation at the locked door, he invited everyone back downstairs where he would address their questions. The parent protesters crowded around him, many carrying signs and calling for answers. “My understanding is, school supplies have been delivered in part,” McGuire began. “We continue to purchase school supplies based on demand.” That was not good enough answer, and soon the questions began to fly. “These orders were sent in in May. Why have they not been processed,” asked one parent. “My understanding is, orders were processed and deliveries have been taken over the course of many weeks. Some supplies have been delivered to the schools,” answered McGuire, to the jeers of the orderly but determined protesters. “Getting partial supplies is not acceptable,” said a parent. “You can’t send us a skid of paper and say, oh be quiet. Or a couple of pencils and say, that’s enough for now.” McGuire was reminded that the school sent letters to the AANDC office but have received no response. “Our students have been in school for six weeks”
shouted one parent. “There are five federally funded schools at Six Nations, how can you not know they have not gotten supplies?” Asked about cuts to education funding, McGuire said there are no funding cuts but admitted he had no answers to the questions being posed to him and retreated. “I am not the director of education, I am the direc-
tor of financial services,” he said. “But let me go in and get some answers for you and I’ll come back out.” The group patiently waited outside talking amongst themselves. “Supplies usually come in June and he damn well knows that,” said one parent. Henhawk added, “If some schools have been sent supplies, I want some proof be-
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School supplies late in coming cause I know at my school, OMSK, we didn’t. If there had been supplies delivered we would have known about it. The only thing we have received is one skid of paper.” That skid came a day after the elected Band Council complained, but it has already been used up. After about 20 minutes McGuire returned. “I have verified that some of the supplies have gone out, some are still on back order and some are in transit,” he said. “The teachers are aware of that through their principals and the director of education, that supplies are coming, supplies are en route. Some of that is due to ordering issues in the office, some of those problems are being worked out now.”
“But they were ordered in May,” shot back a parent. “We are not going to wait indefinitely for you to find where the supplies are. These kids need it today.” McGuire admitted that he does not know where the bottleneck in the delivery of the needed supplies is. Tekawennake asked him, if he would have been aware of these late deliveries had parents not come with their placards. He dodged the question by saying, he was not the person in charge of delivery of the supplies. “So who is,” Tekawennake asked. “Regional director Joanne Wilkinson, Director of Education, Peter Jones,” said McGuire. “He works in same office as I do, at the Ontario
Regional office in Toronto.” “Well then, wouldn’t Mr. Jones be the obvious person to come and address these issues?” we asked. According to McGuire, Jones was “working expeditiously on the issue. But I believe there are some problems in some schools at Six Nations.” standing of the positive imOutspoken Native activpact that Lystek technology ist Ruby Montour was blunt can have for all communities with McGuire. and the environment.” “Are you so overworked According to a Lystek media release dated Tuesday Oct. 2, the tour was a part of the evolving relationship between Six Nations of the Grand River and Lystek. Conversations over the year have included discussions about project development, site design, water management and protection, product storage and the efforts that have gone into ensuring there will be no negative impact on the surrounding environment. The Six Nations CAP team has also commissioned the services of external expertise to perform an independent, third-party peer review of the technical and environmental merits of the Lystek process. Lystek welcomes this external review. “As we have said from the outset, Lystek is happy to provide any information required to help the community of Six Nations better understand and feel comfortable with our project” said President of Lystek, Rick Mosher. The release goes on to say, “We are very pleased to be working with leadership from Six Nations and Lystek to make this park a part of our common economic and environmental future.”
SN Elected Council supports Lystek’s sludge plant By Jim Windle SOUTHGATE, ON
A “consultation and accommodation team” from the Six Nations Elected Band Council took a tour of the controvercial sludge plant under construction in the Southgate Eco Park, located at the headwaters of the Grand River this week and gave the corporation and their plan to turn human waste, slaughterhouse waste and contaminated soil into fertilizer, a glowing review. This did not come as welcome news for environmentalists in both communities, and to those challenging the Elected Council’s right to deal in land use, lease or sale. Floyd and Ruby Montour have been standing with Southgate citizens against the construction of the plant and plan on making another trip to address the Southgate Town Council on Wednesday, Oct 3rd. “Touring the actual Lystek site and facility and learning about their process first hand has been very helpful and informative,” commented Lonny Bomberry, Director of Lands & Resources. “Clearly, there has been a lot of inaccurate information and rumours circulating about this development”, he said. “We now have an even stronger under-
An Aboriginal Affairs staffer comes to the locked door to inform the protesters there was no one available to talk with them, and left. (Photo by Jim Windle) you can’t deal with this issue? You will see us Friday with more people if this is not settled by then,” she warned. The conversation then shifted to the fact that Six Nations has no school trustee in place who would have known about the problem had one been in place. “Why does it take us coming up here with these signs to make something happen?” said a OMSK Home and
School member. “I can’t comment on why some of the other directors were not more aware of this,” McGuire admitted. “All I can say is that I have a personal awareness of it now and I came down today to talk to you all, and my commitment is to follow it up, and I am aware that there needs to be a resolution of this by Friday.” With that he went back up to the Aboriginal Affairs office, promising that if the
supplies for some reason are not delivered on time, he would request that Mr. Jones, whose job it is to ensure supply requests are processed and delivered, be available to the parents and teachers on Friday. “Whether this is a result of government cutbacks or bureaucratic incompetence, it is an injustice that Six Nations children should not have to suffer,” said a non-Native supporter.
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National Chief angered by government pronouncement on funding for First Nation education By Stephanie Dearing OTTAWA
An announcement made by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Minister John Duncan just after lunch Tuesday was the source of anger for First Nations meeting in Ottawa for a special AFN education summit. National Chief Shawn Ain-chut Atleo made an unscheduled speech during Tuesday afternoon's proceedings after he received the press release issued by AANDC about half an hour earlier. In his release, Duncan said the Harper government would put more money into First Nation education, but Atleo said the announcement was old news. The information provided by AANDC included background documentation which shows funding for First Nation elementary and secondary students ranges between $12,159 per student to
$14,361 per student, depending on which province the student lives in, amounts that compare favourably to funding for non-Native students. Duncan said, “Our Government continues to take concrete steps to improve educational outcomes for First Nation students.” He said Canada already invests $1.7 billion in First Nation elementary and secondary education. But National Chief Shawn Atleo spoke up Tuesday afternoon, saying “It's a reannouncment from the last budget.” Atleo was critical of the timing of the announcement, made when chiefs and educators were gathered in Ottawa for a special education summit, intended to forge a direction with the intent of First Nations taking control of First Nation education. “Of course today's announcement is inadequate,” said Atleo, noting that Duncan's announcement does not reflect the treaties and
promises made by the federal government. But he said he wasn't surprised. “It's not only today, it's over 140 years of this treatment. So there isn't surprise.”
Duncan appears intent on fighting allegations leveled against the government by the First Nations Family and Child Caring Society and the AFN, to be heard by the Cana-
dian Human Rights Tribunal, that the federal government under-funds First Nation children, particularly in the area of child welfare. The Globe and Mail just revealed Tuesday it has learned through a freedom of information request the federal government has spent more than $3 million fighting the claim. “We're compelled, all of us are, with a dedication to our children,” said Atleo. In his impassioned speech, Atleo said he was angry by the announcement, and said public education was needed so the public would understand everything is not okay, despite what Minister Duncan said. “Despite the lack of support for First Nations, our young people are succeeding and graduating ... And at the same time staying connected with their ancestry,” Atleo said, reminding the gathering of the resilience and tenacity of First Nations. Atleo called for First Nations to stand fast in solidar-
a three year work plan, audit and budget, as well as policies and procedures. VanEvery-Albert was hired after the Commission, backed by Elected Council, landed a Trillium Grant for the purpose. The Commission currently
has six members, but is seeking three others, one from the community, one from the Haudenosaunee Chief's Council and one representative for Six Nations Elementary Education. Emarthle and Smith sit as community members, while Rebecca Jamie-
son represents Polytech at the Commission; Amos Key represents the Woodland Cultural Centre and Candace Squire represents Kawenni:io. District Six Elected Councillor Melba Thomas is sitting on the Commission as the representative from council.
AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo was angered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Minister John Duncan’s bogus announcement of more funding for First Nations education. According to Atleo, the announcement was a regurgitation of old news already announced in the budget and reflects no additional funding at all.
ity. “I do believe this is a moment to seize our opportunity, to seize our agenda for our people.” He said the government's approach towards First Nations people “is based on a false premise of who we are.” Atleo said he felt compelled to speak after he received the press release, and said copies were being made to distribute to all the participants. Chief Bryan LaForme gave a presentation at the summit Monday on New Credit's Special Education Human Rights Challenge, which will be heard at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal at some point in the near future. Also attending the summit is Six Nations Elected Chief William Montour, accompanied by several Elected Councillors. The summit is available in real time online through a live webcast provided by the AFN on the AFN website.
Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN New structure for Six Nations Language Commission progressing well The reorganization of the Six Nations Language Commission is progressing very well, the Commission told the September 25 meeting of Elected Council, presenting council with binders containing the newly created framework for the Commission. About 30 supporters of the Commission turned out for the meeting, and newly-hired consultant Claudine VanEv-
ery-Albert walked council through the framework she had drafted for the Language Commission. Initially appearing to be critical of the work, Elected Council commended Commission Chair, Tesha Emarthle and her colleague, Kathy Smith, for the work done. A new memorandum of understanding needs some finessing before it will be finalized, and the Commission will also work on fleshing out the framework that has been put together. That framework includes terms of reference for the Commission,
Alex Jamieson wants funding from Elected Council to start a year-long dialogue between Six Nations members. The idea is to provide a forum for those who feel they have no voice in the governance of Six Nations while allowing people to develop consensus on the important issues. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
Council agreed to release unspent monies that had been set aside for the Commission last year to help finance the three language programs that will be running this fall. Emarthle told council the Commission will be exploring other sources of funding
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Residential school healing offers a new era of hope By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN EXCLUSIVE TO TEKAWENNAKE Sexual abuse at the hands of a person entrusted with his care turned Jesse Lazore's later life careening into the waiting arms of drugs and alcohol, trying to dull the pain while feeling as if he did not belong in the world. Lazore, who says he is in his late 50s, was a student at the Mohawk Institute for approximately three to four years in the 1960s. “I kept running away from there,” he said. “I was running from sexual abuse.” Lazore said he wasn't the only boy who tried to escape the residential school. One of the boys he ran away with “got run over by a train,” he said. “We were running away because we didn't want to get sexually abused.” As he got older, Lazore said he didn't know how to solve problems. “I kept getting in trouble. I wanted to dull the pain, so I did that with drugs and booze. I ended up inside jails, nut houses and ended up on life support.” A suicidal drinking binge had put Lazore in the hospital on life support. “I was sick and tired of what I was going through,” he said. When he came to, two weeks after he collapsed on a bar room floor, “for some reason when I got off that life support system, I said the guy upstairs still wants me around ... what am I here for?” That's when his journey to self-reclamation really began. He began attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) because he wanted to have what he thought the other men had. “They had jobs, families, houses. They had everything going for them. I said, well, if I'm going to stay on this route, I want what they have.” “I was able to deal with my problems a little more,” but anger and resentment dogged Lazore. I was able to stay sober one time for five years, another time for eight years. But I wasn't really, I wasn't sure if I had the Creator with me. It was sort of like being half-assed honest.” Close companions told
Lazore about Returning to Spirit. “Why couldn't I have found this out 30, 40 years ago,” he asked. “It's been a long time. I didn't know, when I was growing up, how I was going to deal with this. I guess that time is now.” The first few days of the workshop were “hard at first, because I had a hard time letting go of some those problems,” Lazore said. He pauses and reflects for a moment. “There's one thing I'd like to let people know, is that I don't think any kind of minister should be alone with a child. It really damages people when they do that, you know?” Lazore, along with nine other Six Nations members, had just finished the five day intensive program, which was hosted by Nations Uniting. “I took the workshop in Paris earlier this year,” said Rhonda Johns, one of the people who organized the workshop. “I found it so powerful to find the spirit within me that I wanted the community to experience the same thing as I experienced.” Johns brought it to Nations Uniting with the help of a grant from the United Church of Canada Healing Fund, and was able to bring the workshop to Six Nations on September 24. The workshop “is somewhat geared to residential, but it's more personal as well,” said Johns. “I never went [to residential school] and I found it, it's just amazing. You have to experience it in order to ... move on with your life instead of dwelling in the past.” Johns pointed out that while not all Six Nations members had attended residential school, “everybody here has been affected, whether you went or not, your elders, your ancestors went and so whatever happened to them, they passed it on ... so you grow up not hugging, not saying 'I love you' and without companionship because they never experienced that.” People who have successfully completed the Returning to Spirit program can participate in a one-week intensive reconciliation with the United Church. Johns said she hopes to attend the next one, which takes place in November in British Columbia. If she thinks the reconciliation is appropriate for
Six Nations, she will work to bring that program home. Trainer Lorraine Vandall, who is from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, used to work in the healthcare field, but after she took the Returning to Spirit workshop, she became a trainer and now travels across Canada to deliver workshops. Being a trainer is not an easy experience. “It's bittersweet in the sense that we know what happened at residential schools and how it
has impacted First Nations,” said Vandall. “But sweet in the sense ... to see them make a shift in their lives, it's very empowering.” Trainer Lisa Raven, who is from Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba, said she had experienced sexual abuse as a child at the hands of some family members. Counseling wasn't working for her, and she found herself “thirty years old” and “at a point where I wanted to kill myself.” She came across Returning to Spirit
accidentally. “What I saw in one week totally altered my life ... I got so inspired,” said Raven. “Nothing was ever the same since I took the workshop ... it made such a difference, I wanted to make a difference for others.” Returning to Spirit is a non-profit organization delivering its workshops to both Native and non-Native people to reconcile the Indian residential school legacy. “We don't advertise our work or promote it in
the usual sense,” said Raven. But despite that, available trainers are booked well into 2013. Taking the workshop has helped Lazore let some of the “bad stuff” go. “I don't want that to live inside my head. I want to move on, try to forget about that bad stuff and just move on,” said Lazore. “I know it'll never go away,” he acknowledged. A.A. “always say to be honest with yourself. That's what the workshop did.” See photo on page 14
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Without peace within - no peace with neighbours Last week, Brant, Brantford and Six Nations Elected Councils met to discuss, amongst other things, a plan that would see a trilateral lobbying effort begin at both the federal and provincial levels of government designed to pressure those powers that be towards resolution of long outstanding land claims that have curtailed development and created animosity between certain members of all communities involved. On paper that sound sounds very good. Who would oppose an idea like that? Well we can think of a couple of pockets of resistance immediately. The HDI, and the Mohawk Workers to be specific. But like everything else, the devil is always in the details. This tri-party initiative completely ignores the existence and legitimate concerns of both opposing points of view. It was suggested that Haldimand and Norfolk join the coalition, which is OK and even good. But no one in that group even mentions the Confederacy or the Mohawks, and that isn’t so good. In our opinion, another coalition needs to happen first, and that has nothing to do with Six Nations settler neighbours. This is internal, family business and will likely be much more difficult to pull off than getting Harper’s Tories or the provincial Liberals to start dealing honestly and fairly with Haudenosaunee land settlements. The thing that brought Brant and Brantford to the table to discuss this issue with the Elected Council was the recognition of mutual concern, and possible mutual benefit to those communities involved. Perhaps it will also take identifying and recognizing the same mutual concerns and possible benefits to bring the Mohawks, the Confederacy and the Elected Council together in one room for one said purpose. Considering everything that has happened over the past 150 years or so within Six Nations internal dimensions, getting these three in the same room, as hard as it might be, will be the easy part. It will get much more volatile after that. No matter what bedpost of society one wishes to hang their Gustoawah’s on, there must be clear and determined leadership to manifest any resolutions that may come by way of any Six Nations truce agreement. To us the answer is found in the Great Peace as delivered by the Peacemaker so many years ago. The people of the Six Nations are not killing each other like they were back when total annihilation of the five Nations of Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, and Mohawks and other allied tribes was the clear end result of continuing down the war path. But is it really any different now, at a political level? The same total annihilation of each of today’s Six Nations and the Great League itself is imminent unless something changes. Listen to the federal government’s words and look at the provincial government’s actions. The handwriting is on the wall for anyone who dares to read it. In our humble opinion, returning to the wisdom of the Great Peace (or Great Law as many call it) is the only remedy that stands in the way of total and complete assimilation of the Haudenosaunee people. One can only imagine how hard the job of bringing peace and cooperation between five warring Nations must have been when the conflict was not only a philosophical one, or a political one, but one that was fueled by the blood of each others’ warriors and families. But it happened. And the wisdom that made it happen is still here. The only missing ingredient seems to be the will of all parties to use that wisdom to the same end.
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Letter to the Editor: “The Fight Against the Tar Sands is Coming to Six Nations” The “Tar Sands” or oil fields in Alberta is the largest industrial project on earth. In fact, some say it is the largest industrial project in human history. Don’t know what the Tar, Sands is? To put it shortly, the Tar Sands or bitumen is a mixture of sand, clay and heavy crude oil that is being mined under northern Alberta’s boreal forest. I have recently travelled to Fort McMurray, Alberta for the native-organized “Healing Walk 2012” this past August and seen the Tar Sands first-hand. To see such pristine boreal forest destroyed and replaced with desert, to see poisonous “tailings ponds” (where the toxic waste is dumped) killing everything it touches, to smell the poisonous fumes coming from the Tar Sands refineries, and to hear stories of fish with two jaws and cancer flooding the nearby reserves changed me forever. Think this is only a problem for those living in Alberta? Not anymore. The impacts of tar sands are extending far beyond ground zero with huge networks of pipeline infrastructure and refineries being constructed across North America to distribute Tar Sands oil. Now, with Embridge’s Line 9 proposal to transfer Tar Sands oil from Sarnia to Westover, this fight is coming to Six Nations. Line 9 was built over 30 years ago in 1976 and currently has very little use, shipping “sweet crude” oil from east to west. Embridge’s proposal would reverse the flow from west to east and ship tar sands bitumen. On the surface it seems like a small issue to use already existing oil pipelines to ship Tar Sands oil but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Line 9 will be carrying Tar Sands bitumen, which is thicker, hotter, more acidic and abrasive then conventional crude oil. Putting sandpaper-like oil through an old, unequipped pipeline is a recipe for disaster. WE ARE DIRECTLY DOWNSTREAM FROM LINE 9. Line 9 crosses 3 major watersheds including Thames, St. Clair, and the Grand River. Our identity and way of life here at Six Nations is deeply tied to the Grand River; any oil spill on our lands would destroy us. Embridge and their Line 9 Reversal project are not only threatening our lands but also our treaty rights as Onkwehonwe, Haudenosaunee people. Embridge has not consulted our Six Nations Confederacy at all. HDI sent letters and concerns to both the National Energy Board and Embridge with NO specific response. The only response they received was pointless information packages or propaganda that can easily be found online. This obviously is a slap in the face to our people and our lands, but what are we going to do about it? In May of this year, Ruby Montour, Wes Elliott and I attended the National Energy Board Continued on page 7
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Is there any evidence of cell towers related illnesses? By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS
cell towers. they conducted another study in 2004, which confirmed these earlier results. DNA damage can lead to a wide variety of disorders, including cancer. In another Australian study two years later, Dr. Bruce Hocking in Sidney found that children living near TV and FM broadcast towers (emitting the same kind of radiation as cell towers) had more than twice the rate of leukaemia than children living more than seven miles away. In New Zealand, in 2002, Dr. Neil Cherry, biophysicist at the University of New Zealand, wrote a 120-page review of 188 scientific studies on the dangers of cell towers. He stated that the government standards were based only on thermal effects, and did not take into consideration the non-thermal effects that also take place—such as cell death and DNA breakdown. “To claim there is no
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hearings in regards to Line 9 with allies from London, ON. We brought these issues to the NEB and temporarily shut down the hearings in protest for their dismissal of our Haudenosaunee rights. Even with our action, with letters from HDI, the Chippewa of Thames, concerns from Aamjiwnaang and Oneida, Line 9 phase l has been passed. As well, due to the fact that the pipeline already exists, Embridge will not even have to do an environmental assessment of the pipeline. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Presently not many of our people know about Line 9 and the huge threat we are facing. Embridge is counting on this ignorance, hoping we will remain oblivious and silent about this risk to our lands, peoples and way of life. However, on Friday, October 5th, we will be hosting an event- “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands” at Laurier Brantford (6:30pm Odeon Building- 50 Market Street, Room 205). Crystal Lameman from Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Vanessa Gray from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Heather Milton-Lightening from Pasqua First Nation and the Indigenous Environmental Network, Suzanne Dhaliwal from the United Kingdom, and myself will be speaking about this huge issue and ways forward. Please come out if you can because I believe our people have the strength to stop this project and, in fact, are the only hope for doing so. See you there.
adverse effect from phone towers flies in the face of a large body of evidence.” Yes they are ugly, but beIn France a 2003 study was yond that, there is a growing conducted by R. Santini, et number of independent studal, in Rennes, France. They ies that point towards a posfound that people living withsible link to health issues to in 300 meters of cell antenthose in close proximity to nas reported the following cell towers. disorders: “fatigue, sleep disAccording to an article turbances, headaches, feelpublished by “earthcalm,” ing of discomfort, difficulty cell tower radiation is indeed concentrating, depression, hazardous, and increasing memory loss, visual disrupnumbers of people are contions, irritability, hearing Melissa (Missy) Elliott cerned about the danger. disruptions, skin problems, Although the telecom incardiovascular disorders and dustry and federal governdizziness.” ments maintain there’s no Similar study results have conclusive evidence of health been published in Spain, Gerrisks of cell tower radiation, many, the United Kingdom, literally dozens of studand Israel. ies world-wide consistently So with this much inforwarn us about the dangers. mation accumulating worldIn Australia, as far back wide, why are governments as 1995, Prof. Henri Lai and still supporting cell phone N.P. Singh documented damcompanies to litter the sky- NationTalk age to the DNA of rats when scape in virtually unregulated The TVO-commissioned exposed to the same kind of numbers? The answer is quite documentary Smoke Traders makes its world broadcast radiation as that emitted by simple. Money! premiere on TVO Wednesday October 24 at 9 pm. The hour-long film from Rezolution Pictures ignites a debate about the Mohawk Nation’s involvement in the tobacco trade, raising issues of sovereignty, economic independence, and entrepreneurship versus illegal activity. Director and writer Jeff Dorn, along with co-director and producer Catherine Bainbridge, followed the story over three years, gaining the trust of the media-wary Ontario Mohawk communities of Akwesasne and Kahnawake, as well as communities in Manitoba and Alberta, to offer a story that goes beyond the headlines and a perspective that is rarely seen. While the story of the Native smoke trade has generally been told in strictly legal and criminal terms, Smoke Traders approaches the story from the viewpoint of the Aboriginal men and women involved in the trade. Smoke Traders shows how cigarettes have been an economic boon for Native communities, providing jobs and community services and lifting them out of what some members of the community consider “third world” status. The men and women profiled in Smoke Traders don’t see themselves as criminals, but rather they feel they are the victims. They maintain that An unidentified worker scales one of the many telecommunications towers springing up they have an inherent right across the community like mid-summer dandelions on your front lawn. Calgary has recently to sell tobacco. Through the limited the number of towers in that city because of the over saturation of these structures sale of cigarettes, the Native diminishing the view and changing the sky-scape of the city dramatically in addition to the communities in Smoke Traders see a path out of poverty many health warnings from around the world. (Photo by Jim Windle) and toward independence, but
Documentary on the Native smoke trade airs on TVO the Canadian government sees billions of tax dollars lost each year. Following Smoke Traders‘ premiere at Hot Docs earlier this year the Torontoist.com said the film is “both touching and informative, painting a picture of a part of modern Canada that is rarely profiled.” And See Change Magazine said Smoke Traders is “an eye-opening documentary that, in only 51 minutes, managed to make me feel at once frustrated, uncertain and inspired.” Smoke Traders will also air October 24 at midnight, Sunday October 28 at 9 pm and Tuesday Oc-
tober 30 at 9 pm.Smoke Traders will also be available on TVO’s Doc Studio, an online learning community and showcase for documentary filmmakers. “TVO is dedicated to supporting documentaries that engage Ontario viewers in the issues facing our province and country,” says Jane Jankovic, commissioning editor for TVO. “The selling of cheap cigarettes on Native Reserves is a controversial story. Rezolution Pictures tells this story from a Mohawk pointof-view. We hope Smoke Traders will stir up a good, constructive debate about the issue.”
Notice to the Six Nations Community An independent review has begun to examine and report on a number of allegations made regarding agency services including employment practices. If you have concerns regarding the delivery of services or employment practices at Community Living Six Nations, you are invited to attend a confidential interview with the reviewers to outline your concerns. Interviews will be held within the next few weeks. If you would like to be interviewed about these matters please contact the review team at 226 920 8355 no later than Thursday October 4 , 2012.
WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
Seventh Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils will be held October 4 The National Union is encouraging its members and all Canadians to show their support and focus attention on the crisis of murdered and missing Aboriginal women and their families. The seventh annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils will take place October 4 across Canada to honour murdered and missing Aboriginal women and their families. The vigils take many forms including rallies, candle-light vigils, workshops and walks. The Sisters in Spirit (SIS) is an initiative launched by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to address the issue of the hundreds of Aboriginal
women and girls who have either disappeared or have been found murdered in Canada over the past few decades. The SIS Initiative has worked to identify root causes, trends and circumstances of violence that have led to these disappearances and deaths. The initiative ended in March 31, 2010 due to funding cuts. NWAC will continue to work on this issue with the development of the Evidence to Action project which adds the development of tools and resources to enable communities, educators, police, victim services and the justice system to better respond to experiences of violence
faced by Aboriginal women and girls. This year, 129 Sisters in Spirit vigils have been registered across Canada and the international community will be hosting vigils and also a virtual candlelight vigil. A joint statement will be read calling for all levels of government to work with Aboriginal women and representative organizations to address this issue. It also announces that NWAC is issuing a petition calling on the federal government to hold a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls and that the government involve those most affected by
this tragic issue – Aboriginal women – in the design, decision-making, process and implementation of this inquiry. The petitions will be distributed at all the SIS Vigils and will be returned to NWAC for presentation to the federal government. The National Union once again stands in support of the joint statement and is encouraging its members and all Canadians to show their support by attending a Vigil and signing the petition. Brantford Vigils will be at Heritage United Church at 6:30pm, and the Brantford Aboriginal Student HouseWilfred Laurier University (Brantford Campus).
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WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
Bullying makes lasting impacts on others By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Bullying and cyberbullying can make life unbearable, where options are so limited suicide seems like the best choice available. Taylor Martin told the several hundred people gathered at Six Nations Veteran's Park Saturday, “I lost a friend to bullying.” Martin and her colleague, Christa Johnathan (Miss Six Nations) spoke briefly and openly to participants in Saturday's Community Walk Against Community Violence. The walk, which drew several hundred people of all ages, was organized by Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services to raise awareness about all the forms of violence that affect Six Nations members. Both Martin, who is Miss Teen Six Nations, and Johnathan have been the victims of a cyberbullying campaign. They said the cyberbullying took place through Facebook after they both won their titles at the Six Nations Fall Fair. Martin said her friend, a young teen, was “a girl who
Christa Johnathan, Miss Six Nations, became the focus of a cyberbullying attack after she won her title at this year’s fall fair. The attack has taken place mostly on Facebook. Johnathan shared the information on Saturday during the Community Walk Against Community Violence. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). could light up a room.” She committed suicide as the result of being bullied. “Words hurt and have a lasting impact on others,” Johnathan had told the crowd, sharing the fact that she is the victim of cyberbul-
lying as a result of winning the Miss Six Nations title. “We need to stop bullying.” Martin said she spent four years in Community Builder, an program that teaches youth “about loving yourself and stopping bullying”
some sort of degree of cyberbullying involved.” Smoke said when Six Nations Police investigate complaints of cyberbullying, “we often find the parents are as bad, if not worse, than the kids.” The relatively new phenomenon of cyberbullying presents a problem not just for targeted youth, but for the whole community. According to A Statistical Snapshot of Youth at Risk and Youth Offending in Canada, issued by Public Safety Canada this year, “In 2004, about onequarter of on-reserve youth offences were violent crimes, compared with one-fifth elsewhere in Canada. The vast majority of violent offences, both on and outside of reserves were assaults.” Pub-
lic Safety Canada included cyberbullying with violent crime. “It's not the same” as bullying was when I was a kid, said Smoke, noting cyberbullying does not involve physical violence. He was addressing about 15 people who came out to Six Nations Polytechnic for the newly resumed Wednesday Lunch and Learn series. Smoke defined cyberbullying as unwanted negative actions on the part of one or more persons through email, online chat sites, instant messaging, and digital messages. That bullying can take different forms, such as excluding a person from activities, or by telling lies and spreading false rumours about some-
brought to Emily C. General by teacher Suzie Miller, but she had never experienced bullying until recently. Being the victim of cyberbullying “made me understand what my friend went through,” Martin said. “It's scary that girls can do that to other girls.” Martin, who is now in Grade 10, said when it comes to bullying schools tend to focus on discipline, such as “suspending the kid or sending him to the office.” She feels the answer is “to help kids feel good about themselves.” “The biggest thing that impacted on me,” said Martin, was to help “bury my friend at the age of 14.” She, like Johnathan, gets great support at home, and both mentioned their mothers as being key supporters. “The sad thing was,” said Martin, “I saw other girls there [at the funeral] who didn't have mothers to help them.” “If you're going through something, you need to talk to somebody,” said Johnathan. “Be real.” “It's good to go to somebody older,” said Martin. She
Miss Teen Six Nations, Taylor Martin, lost a good friend to bullying after her friend committed suicide. Burying her friend made a deep impact on her, she said, but she didn’t know what her friend had really experienced until she herself became the victim of bullying. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). also recommends the movie, Cyberbully, saying it was a realistic portrayal of the angst caused by bullying for the victim. Martin said parents should make sure their children know how loved they are, how special they are. “If you know, then the words
of others don't bother you as much.” Victims of bullying who are seeking help can call the Six Nations Child & Family Service Mobile Crisis line, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for assistance. The number is 1-866445-2204.
Cyberbullying on the rise in Six Nations By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Cyberbullying is on the increase in Six Nations, and local police say they have found there is a link between youth suicides and cyberbullying, although what role the bullying plays in the suicide attempt is not fully known. “We haven't researched this, but with all the cyberbullying that's been happening, I think there's been an increase in suicides,” said Michelle Bomberry, Community Service Coordinator with the Six Nations Police. “The suicides we've investigated, we've seen evidence of conduct of bullying of some sort,” said Six Nations Police Staff Sergeant Dave Smoke. “Usually there's
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Staff Sergeant Dave Smoke led a discussion on bullying and cyberbullying at Wednesday’s Lunch and Learn at Polytechnic. The free noon hour session gives participants a chance to learn more while they eat their lunch, and takes place the last Wednesday of each month. In October, people can learn about mental health services in Six Nations. November’s topic is privacy issues and ethics in regards to students and staff. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
Ceremonial ‘hatchets’ buried under Tree of Peace at anti-violence rally By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN
Several hundred Six Nations members rallied at Veteran's Park Saturday morning for a Community Walk Against Community Violence. The event, organized and hosted by Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services, intended to raise awareness in an effort to help put an end to violence of all types within the territory. The event began with a convergence of Six Nations members from the four directions, meeting after a brief walk in Veteran's Park. With chants of “No more violence, no more pain, come on everybody, let's make the chain” and “Love your family, love your friends, let's put violence to an end,” people carrying balloons walked from each direction to the park. “We've had our own unfortunate tragedies in this community as a result of violence,” said the Executive Director of Ganohkwasra, Sandra Montour. “We've lost sisters to episodes of rage ... we've lost our women, we've lost our children to this as well and needless to say we've lost our men.” “There was once a time when we were known for our fighting ability and our ability to war,” said Montour. “But we buried our weapons under the Tree of Peace.” She encouraged those present to write down on a symbolic paper tomahawk one behaviour to let go of. The paper tomahawks were buried under the newly planted White Pine next to the memorial for Tashina General. Montour said violence is prevalent throughout Six Nations, whether on television
or in sports, at home or in schools. “Violence is not our way. It can be hitting, slapping, punching, stalking, intimidating others with threats. It can be lateral violence such as gossip and backstabbing. We've all done that,” she said. “We can make a choice to stop violence,” said Montour. She said there were many causes of violence, not least the attempt by Canada to assimilate Six Nations members, particularly the residential schools. Statistics on violence in Six Nations were not available Saturday, but Alana MacDonald , Manager of Residential Services for Ganohkwasra said, “We've had a waiting list for all our programs. Our shelter is continually full.” Ganohkwasra has a 29 bed facility. “We're trying to shine a light on the darkness in this community,” said MacDonald. “We've got to stop trying to hide it and pretend it doesn't exist.” During Saturday morning, people were encouraged to make video statements, which might be used in a Public Service Announcement Ganohkwasra is putting together for APTN. “We want to air it at Nighthawk games,” said MacDonald. People who participated at the media booth would be asked “random questions like why did you march today, how will they stand up to a bully in a peaceful way.” A Sisters in Spirit petition was available Saturday for people to sign. The petition calls on the Prime Minister to launch a national inquiry into the hundreds of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and children in Canada. The event featured a num-
ber of speakers, like Darren Thomas, who spoke about the need for young people to know who they are before they leave the territory for school. “It's our values that will keep our nation,” he said. “Here our people are strong people.” Thomas said every individual is responsible for walking a path to wellness. “We can no longer blame anybody.” Like the young women, Miss Six Nations and Miss Teen Six Nations, who briefly shared their experiences with bullying, Thomas said, “I'm lucky because I had a chance to turn my life around ... I walked a life of violence, drugs and alcohol.” Now 23 years sober, Thomas said he and his family are not perfect, “but we're always reminding ourselves about these values. We need to honour each other, we need to live together and build that future together. We have to stop waiting for someone else to do it for us.” Leroy (Jock) Hill spoke about traditional teachings. “We all know family violence and bullying are not good values,” he said. “Work-
Young people helped “bury the hatchets” under the newly planted White Pine in Veteran’s Park Saturday morning. During the Community Walk Against Community Violence event, people wrote down behaviours they wanted to eliminate from their lives on the paper hatchets. Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services organized the event, which drew several hundred people. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). ing together is investing in our future for a better tomorrow.” He spoke about having attended War of 1812 events and planning meetings, and noted, “It's quite funny. We're a people of peace ... Our pow-
er is coming together with a good mind. In the outside world, we're [fierce] warriors.” Hill closed the event by giving a prayer in Mohawk for a healthier tomorrow.
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Pro-Fit Corvairs gaining momentum By Jim Windle CAYUGA
The Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs took both legs of their home and home series against the Stratford Cul-
litons this week, defeating their perennial GOJHL Jr. B rivals 3-1 in Stratford Friday, followed by a 5-2 victory played at the Cayuga Arena, Saturday. Friday they had to dig
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The young Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs are having fun in the GOJHL Jr. B circuit so far this early season in their new home and under their new name. The former Brantford Golden Eagles are riding on a string of four wins in their last four outings.
Brendan Bomberry scored two en route to the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs’ 5-2 defeat over the Stratford Cullitons in the second game of the home and home series. Caledonia also took the first leg 3-1 in Stratford.
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DEFENDING CHAMPS GO WITH DEFENSE/TRANSITION
ROCHESTER N.Y. The defending champion Rochester Knighthawks went after defense and transition tonight at the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft in Toronto. The Knighthawks used four of their five picks to add depth to the two positions. The lone exception was forward Chris Attwood, who was picked in the fifth round. Rochester kicked off the draft with transition player Robbie Campbell, and followed with taking defenseman Cody Hawkins and transition man Matt Hummel. Attwood and defenseman Cody McLeod rounded out the selections by the 2012 NLL Champs. “We are quite excited to get Campbell and Hawkins. They are two western boys that are going to come in compete for jobs,” said Knighthawks Head Coach Mike Hasen about the team’s third-round picks. Rochester drafted Campbell with their first pick in third round, 26th overall. Campbell, who hails from Delta, BC, was a two-sport star, playing lacrosse and football at Stony Brook University. He earned All-America East honors two straight seasons for the lacrosse team, including first team honors in 2012. He had a career-high 24 goals and 41 assists for a Seawolves team that advanced to the NCAA Tourna-
ment. Campbell finished his college career with 82 goals and 56 assists in 60 games. In the indoor game, he ranks seventh on the Delta Islanders (BCJALL) with 96 points in 55 games. Rochester stayed out west with its 29th selection, choosing Hawkins also from the Delta Islanders. The 5-10, 190-pound defenseman was called “a can’t miss” player and labeled as one of the Top
Six Nations Rebels graduate, Robert Wenster Green was drafted (40th overall) by Buffalo Bandits. 10 graduating BCJALL prospects. This past season, he was awarded the British Columbia Junior “A” Lacrosse League (BCJALL) Defender of the Year and a First Team All-Star. Over the past three seasons, he has played 62 regular season games and 21 playoff games. “Cody was a great captain and a terrific kid," said Delta
Head Coach Shaun Springett in a team press release. “We're definitely going to miss him and the other graduating players that played a big part in what we accomplished this year.” Hummel joins the Knighthawks from Division II power Mercyhurst College. In 2012, he appeared in all 14 games and scored 15 goals, which was the third most on the team. The Kitchener, Ontario native played for the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks of Major Series Lacrosse in 2012. He notched 170 point at the Junior “A” with Kitchener-Waterloo and was a 2008 OLA Junior “A” All-Star. The Knighthawks used their fifth-round pick (47th overall) to take goal-scorer Chris Attwood from St. Catharines. In 2012, he was a member of the CLAX Champion Ohsweken Demons and was named the Championship Game MVP. The league's leading scorer was also the league’s Most Outstanding Player. This summer, he was also named the MVP of the Nations Cup and won a championship with the Ohsweken Aces, playing alongside Rochester forwards Alex “Kedoh” Hill, Craig Point and Cody Jamieson. In addition, Attwood collected 74 points at the Junior “A” level as he played for Whitby and St. Catharines.
Six Nations Rebels graduate, Chris Attwood was drafted (47th overall) by defending NLL Champions, Rochester Knighthawks Monday night at the 2012 NLL Entry Draft . “I am just going to go out there and work as hard as I can. I am going to look to feed off of guys like Cody Jamieson, Craig Point and the veterans on the team,” said the 21-year-old Attwood. At the Junior “B” level, Attwood compiled an impressive 341 points in just 82 games. He also tacked on 179 points in just 40 playoff games. In 2011, he led the Junior “B” circuit with 134 points and won the Founders Cup. The Knighthawks completed the draft by selecting Cody McLeod from Orangeville in the sixth round (59th overall). McLeod spent four seasons
with the Junior “A” Northmen and won Minto Cups in 2009 and 2012. The defenseman has played in 68 games over that time span. Rochester will begin its title defense on the road to open the 2013 season. The World Champions will open their 19th season against the Washington Stealth at 10:00
p.m. (EST) on Saturday, January 5th. The Knighthawks will play their home opener on Saturday, January 19th against the rival Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. Season tickets are currently on sale at the Knighthawks Office and can be purchased by calling (585) 454-HAWK (4295).
Last Wednesday's Intermediate Three Pitch Tournament for grades 7 and 8 students in Six Nations saw J.C. Hill elementary school win the tournament after facing down the other top team, Oliver M. Smith Elementary. Coach Mike Hickey, who has been involved with the tournament for most of his 12 years teaching at J.C. Hill said “the kids had a great day and demonstrated good sportsmanship.” The games, held on the ball diamonds at the arena in Ohsweken, saw good weather. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee marked at Mohawk Chapel By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD
The relationship between the British Monarchy and Six Nations was celebrated Sunday at the Mohawk Chapel in a ceremony celebrating the Queen's 60th anniversary since she was crowned. About 200 people attended the special service, which was held outdoors under a tent on the grounds surrounding the Mohawk Chapel. Most of the guests were from Six Nations, but dignitaries from the Anglican Church were also in attendance, as were County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy and MP Dave Levac, and a representative for the City of Brantford. The silver chimes recently given to Six Nations by Queen Elizabeth during her last visit to Canada marked the beginning of the service, played by the Queen's Chimes Choir. The singing of Mohawk hymns were a highlight of the special service, as was a performance by Emily C. General students who are part of the dance troupe, the Soft Shoe Dancers. The celebration included a traditional thanksgiving prayer in Mohawk, given by eight year old Augustus Jamieson, who spoke with remarkable fluency. In attendance for the ceremonies, Six Nations historian Keith Jamieson later said the young man's capacity to speak Mohawk gave him hope for the future. Mohawk hymns were also sung by the choir, while Barry Hill played the organ. The service featured a sermon given by the Reverend Canon Virginia Doctor, the National Coordinator of Indigenous Ministries for the Anglican Church of Canada. Master of Ceremonies, Reverend Larry Brown told the standing-room crowd the Mohawk Chapel “is the most historic building in this part of the country. It is the oldest standing building still in use in our province. It is the first Protestant Church that was built in Ontario and is one of only two Royal Chapels in the Western Hemisphere. It is indeed a very special place and an important icon for the relationship between the people of the Six Nations territory and the Monarchy of Great Britain.” “We're here to celebrate a milestone in that relationship,” said Rev. Brown, “as we celebrate the ... 60th an-
niversary of the coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and the beginning of her reign as our Queen. We're here to celebrate her reign and her relationship with the people of Six Nations and with this whole community.” The celebration, said the National Indigenous Bishop, the Right Reverend Mark MacDonald, was “very important” to Indigenous peoples in Canada, who have, he said, a “very special and unique relationship with the Crown” that is “important to the present-day reality but also to the future.” The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated around the world “because she is one who has touched the hearts of countless millions all around the world,” said Reverend Terry Dance, the Bishop of Norfolk (Anglican Church). “Clearly, in southwestern Ontario, if the Diamond Jubilee is to be celebrated, what better place to do that than right here, at Her Majesty's Royal Chapel of the Mohawks? Here at this place, we celebrate the unique relationship between the Monar-
chy and Six Nations and that is a good thing to do.” MPP Dave Levac brought greetings from every elected provincial member of parliament. He said the Chapel is a “wonderful building and symbol of friendship” and respect for the Mohawks, noting he had grown up in the neighbourhood. But then Levac deviated from the congratulatory tone of the event, and offered his apologies for the Mohawk Institute. The Chapel is also “a subtle but important reminder that not far from here was the Mush Pit,” he said. He spoke of the attempt to assimilate First Nations through residential schools, “those that were told that they should not speak their language, that they should not honour their traditions” and offered his apologies. “I say I am sorry. And as a young child walking through the playground and seeing those individuals and not knowing, I as an adult now say I am sorry,” said Levac. Mayor Eddy, who said he recently learned his grandfather's grandfather fought in the War of 1812, shared his
Six Nations veterans begin the procession that marked the beginning of the special service held at the Mohawk Chapel to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Waiting in the wings to follow the Colour Guard were the Queen’s Chimes Choir and Six Nations students from Emily C. General school who are members of the Soft Shoe Dancers. The commemoration took place Sunday afternoon and drew at least 200 people. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). hope that Six Nations and Brant County “... can go forth united once again to settle our problems. We should do that, we must do that, we will do
that.” Messages from MP Phil McColeman and Brantford Mayor Chris Friel rounded out the addresses by digni-
taries. The service was an official Diamond Jubilee event, with funding provided by Heritage Canada.
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Cyberbullying on the rise in Six Nations
Continued from page 9 body. Some cyberbullies think their identity is protected by the anonymity of the internet, but Smoke said the police can, and do, track down bullies, and said once a person is facing the police after being identified, that person will “take the police seriously.” Smoke said research has shown there are three primary reasons why students bully other students: a strong need for power and negative dominance; they find satisfaction in causing injury and suffering to others; and they are often rewarded with negative attention. One parent in attendance asked what was being done to address cyberbullying through the schools, but the police representatives said they could only speak to police activities. Smoke said the police service endeavours to go to each school at the start of the school year to talk about cyberbullying, although an educator in the room said the police are very
active at the school she is based with (she did not name the school). Last year, reported a newsletter for Community Builders Youth Leadership, students at Emily C. General school tackled cyberbullying through the creation of videos, a blog and a bulletin board where people could share their problems and get advice. In Ontario, new legislation called The Accepting Schools Act just came into effect this September. The focus of the Act is to make schools safe and inclusive places to learn. Ontario has also designated the third week of every November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, encouraging school staff and students “to use this opportunity to explain the different forms bullying can take,” states a bulletin issued by the Ministry of Education. Cyberbullying, said Smoke, can also be dealt with through a criminal
charge or civil law proceedings, but Smoke said when a youth is between the ages of 12 to 17 years, the police have the option to not lay a charge. “I don't think we've had a cyberbullying diverted yet,” said Bomberry. She said the police have found youth who physically assaulted someone else have a lot of issues. “What we used to do was to put them into Sylvan, build their confidence, boost their ego. There's a lot of psychological issues that affect the bullying. That's what I used to do, but now that we work with Corrections, a lot of the time they are requested to go to anger management or some kind of counselling.” “I think there's a lot more bullying going on here than we know of,” said one parent, saying it's difficult to supervise a child's electronic interactions all the time. “We need to find a way for every child to learn it's not right [to bully] and there is help for them.”
Residential school healing offers a new era of hope
Nations Uniting brought a unique healing intensive workshop to Six Nations last week called Returning to Spirit. Ten people completed the week with the help of two trainers. Rhonda Johns, who was instrumental in bringing the program to Ohsweken, said she hopes to continue making the workshop available “to help our surrounding communities and other reserves.” (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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Continued from page 4 for the revitalization of the languages. “I hope it becomes the means of everyday communication,” she said. “That's the ideal goal. To achieve that will take more money than council can give.” A man with a plan Alex Jamieson is a man with a plan. He attended Elected Council's October 1st meeting of the Committee of the Whole, asking for money to launch his plan, which he said would increase unity and consensus
Six Nations Elected Council Briefs within the territory. Jamieson said he was the ideal person to administer his project, which he has called “Let's talk and become more united as a Six Nations people.” He said the project would have no timeline and no overall goal beyond that of creating dialogue and eventually unity through consensus. He asked for $63,000 for the first year of the project, out of which he would be paid $47,500. When asked by Elected Councillor Wray Maracle (District Four) how he would
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Claudine VanEvery-Albert (right) was hired by the Six Nations Language Commission to help build a framework for the organization. She and Tesha Emarthle (left) attended council near the end of September to provide a report on the structuring work. About 30 people came in support of the commission. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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S.S. # 8 School Class of June 1945 identified
Thanks to our readers we believe we have identified all of the #8 School students in the picture we ran two weeks ago. That was fun. If anyone else might have an old school picture send it in and weâ€™ll do it again. Thanks to the VanEvery family for providing us with this one. Front Row: David Smith, Bobby Staats, Neil Smith, Pearlie Hill, George Hill, Eugene Smith, Rollie Smith, Tommy Staats, Stanley Froman, Johnny Martin, Jan (VanEvery) Longboat, Karen (Martin) Williams, Donna (Hill) Farmer, Marlene Froman, Norma Garlow. Middle Row: Jackie Thomas, Donny Chrysler, Ronnie Hill, Roger Smith, Gary Smith, Russell Froman, Gordon Froman, Basil VanEvery, Phyllis VanEvery, Pauline Staats, Jeanette (VanEvery) Allison, Judy (Smith) Martin, Diane (Smith) Robertson, Sally General, Shirley Williams. Back Row: Robert (Bobby), Garlow, Chucky General, Alton VanEvery, Melvin Staats, Rufus General, Leona (Monture) McNaughton, Dolores (VanEvery) Littlewood, Thelma (Monture) Beaver, Barbara (Smith) Vyse, Lorna General, Marion (Snooker) (Hill) Martin, Jean Garlow, Mary Staats, Oliver M. Smith (Teacher)
WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
OPP warn of distraction thefts and jewellery fraud
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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind the public and retail store owners to always ensure their personal safety and prevent becoming victims of theft and fraud. There have been numerous complaints of distraction thefts in retail outlets and fraudulent or 'black market' street-level sales of merchandise, including jewellery, in several areas of Ontario in recent weeks. These incidents are not isolated. The suspects travel in groups using rented vehicles and are identifiable by the distinctive types and styles of clothing they wear which also assist with their crimes.
Some victims have been defrauded for amounts ranging from a few hundred to up to five-thousand dollars ($5,000.00). At a retail shopping check-out, a victim may use their debit card while the suspects are behind the victim to memorize the PIN number. Once outside, the victim is deliberately distracted while another suspect steals their wallet. In other retail locations, while a store employee is distracted by a suspect, another female suspect will hide items in pockets under a long, flowing skirt -so-called "booster" skirts -- before exiting the store. In incidents involving street-level sales, a suspect approaches a victim and offers them gold jew-
ellery in memory of a dead relative, or as a gift. The suspect places the necklace on the victim, while removing the victim's own gold necklace. In other instances, one or more suspects approach a victim claiming they have a relative in need, and offer expensive-looking jewellery in exchange for money to help. The victim later discovers the jewellery is worthless. OPP remind store employees and community members to be aware of these incidents.Â If this type of group enters a store or if you have been approached by someone wanting to sell jewellery or other valuables, call police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS).
The entire student body from Jamieson Elementary School took part in the sixth annual Terry Fox Run on September 28. The students walked en masse from the school to Six Nations Veteran's Park, where the primary students released red balloons in honour of Terry Fox, who died as a result of cancer in 1981. Terry's dream was to run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He had run across six provinces before his death. Ever since, people across Canada have taken up Terry's cause, holding annual fundraising runs each year. This year, Grade Two teacher Wanda Davis organized Jamieson's Terry Fox run. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).
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WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2012
Christine Skye Konwente’nrons/Gowe:daos Born December 3, 1952. Christine passed peacefully at her home in the early morning of September 29, 2012. Christine was a Mohawk of the Turtle Clan and Faith Keeper at the Onondaga Longhouse. The daughter of the late David and Marjorie Skye and sister of the late Leroy Smoke. Christine is survived by her sister Ima (Manuel) and brothers Melvin (Arliss) and Kelvin (Sharon). Christine was the loving wife of Leslie Hagyard and mother of Bonnie, Leslie (Rachel), Dennis (Amber), Robert (Rachel) and Stevie (Jolene). She was a grandmother, and a great grandmother to many who simply knew her as `momma` or `totah`. Christine was a special friend to Howard, Leona, Phyllis, and Wayne. Christine was a gifted helper in the community and will be missed by many. Resting at her home, 3723 River Range Road, Six Nations after 7 p.m. on Saturday . Funeral service and Burial will be held at the Onondaga Longhouse, Six Nations on Monday October 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m . Arrangements Styres Funeral Home. www.rhbanderson.com
JOHNSON - Clifford Earl (Termite)- Peacefully & Comfortably with his family by his side, at the age of 68, Cliff passed away on October 1, 2012. He leaves behind his best friend Sandra Guitard-Wilson & his 9 children Jamie Johnson, Cheri Johnson & Rick Smale, Dawn & Keith Blake, Nicki Point, Alisha & Darrell Anderson, Tammy Point & Scott Hill, Becky & Ron Thomas Jr., Craig Point & Hayli Sault, Kyle Point & Wakenda Peters. Dear Grandfather of 21 grandchildren, Angelica, Kyle, Amanda, Cheyenne, Desiree, Brooke, Jersey, Trey, Maci, Joshua, Brenden, Honee, Shaely, Austin, Jordan, Alexis, Emmalea, Olivia, Allie, Keelan & Tyler. 2 great grandchildren Dante & Aiden. Dear brother of Donna & Bob Henhawk, Robert Johnson, Andrew Johnson & Jan Johnson. He is predeceased by his parents Pearl Johnson & Andrew Longboat, brother Daniel, sister Lynda, grandson Dakota & granddaughter Keely. He will be missed by several nieces, nephews, family & friends. Funeral visitation will be at Styres Funeral Home after 7pm on Tuesday. Funeral will take place in the chapel on Thursday October 4, 2012 at 11am. Internment Christ Church Cemetery .www.rhbanderson.com
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Infant son of Valen Longboat & Waylon Henry. Leland has been diagnosed with S.M.A. and is at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Dinner will start at 4pm–? $10 adults $6 kids under 13 It will be held at Hill’s Snack Bar at Beavers Corner 6th Line. There also will be delivery available free of charge! For delivery call: 905-765-1331. For more info or to make a donation call or text Tanya (519) 761-8322 or Darla at 289-440-2197
When: Oct. 6, 2012 Where: 1180 First Line, Guns Place, Ohsweken Time: 11:00 a.m. For: We are fundraising for travel expenses to surrounding communities to represent Six Nations. So come out for a chance to win 50/50, Fantastic prizes!!! And to meet Miss Six Nations and Miss Teen Six Nations. For more info call 519-445-2671
Daniel McNaughton Our Dad October 5, 2005 Daddy as you left us 7 years ago you told us all goodbye, Although we cried and asked you not to leave us You held our hands and said you were sorry but it was time, We knew in our hearts that you were right and you said we would be okay. But, Dad the nine of us love you still, and we miss you so, and Mom does too. As our lives unfolded and we move along, you are always there in our hearts daily. Now you are in the arms of our Lord, and know no more pain, in our hearts you will forever remain. We remember you always, always, You always made us feel special
notice ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SAT. OCTOBER 6, 2012 Iroquois Lacrosse Arena At Arrows Express Sports Office 10:00 am
The Six Nations Health Foundation Inc. would like to express our appreciation to the following people who donated to the spaghetti supper for Tracy Hill, Gwen From all of us and ours, Porter, Cheryl Green, Kathy Roselyn & Marty, Jaci & Shane, Phil, Muriel & Ronnie, La Forme, Betty La Forme, Colleen & Bill, Daphne & Larry, Terry & Paula, Lisa & Ashlee Jacobs and all the Joe, Jodi & Reg, people who purchased spaLOVE YOU ghetti suppers.
The family of the late Carol Hill (Green) would like to thank everyone who helped us in our time of need. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who helped us make her comfortable while she stayed at the Brantford General Hospital and when she came home from the hospital, thanks to all the nurses, psw’s, family and friends. Thanks to everyone who came to the house when she passed, who offered their words of comfort and stayed with us. To those who cleaned the house and to Tom Deer for speaking at the funeral and at the ten day. Thank you to Elva for sewing her clothes and to Rachel and Sam for making her moccasins. Thank you to our cooks, and to Eddie Thomas for looking after the wake and to the wake singers. To the pallbearers, Hill’s Custom Caskets for making her casket and headboard. To RHB Anderson funeral homes for assisting us in making the funeral arrangements. Thank you to our family, friends, friends and co-workers of Carol who offered their support, brought food, flowers, cards, and gave monetary donations, it was much appreciated. We would also like to thank Carol’s friends and co-workers at the Brantford General Hospital for having her name engraved on the memorial stone at the B.G.H. and for sharing the memories of working with her. We appreciate everyone who came and paid their respects, sorry of we forgot to mention anyone please accept this as our heartfelt thank you! Our apologies for the late acknowledgments The Family of the Late Carol Hill (Green)
Thank you Dreamcatcher Fund for your support in financing the cost of my lacrosse equipment. Kenneth Miller
Woodland Cultural Centre proudly presents International Festival of Authors (IFOA) featuring readings by highly acclaimed authors Lee Maracle and Brian Wright Mcleod. October 16 @ 7pm. Tickets $10 can be purchased at the Museum Reception 184 Mohawk St., Brantford or online at www.litontour.com, also through Harbourfront Centre 416-973-4000. For more information visit www.woodland-centre. on.ca or call 519-759-2650.
Fundraising Pie Sale – Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9am to 2pm Thank you at the Farmer’s Market in Ohsweken. All proceeds going to Waylon Henry & VaTHANKS for my “Hell len Longboat who’s infant of a SURPRISE 70th son has been diagnosed Birthday PARTY” with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Leland is currently in To Carole, Carala & Derek McMaster University. For and all my Family & Friends more information please – it was much appreciated. contact Darla at (289) 440-2197, also any pie doMarty Smith nations would be greatly appreciated. Niawen.
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Nations Uniting Programs for October 2012 October 16, 2012 @ 10:00- 1:00 Sharing Circle @ Mohawk Laurier, Brantford
_ October 17, 2012 @ 5:30PM -8:00 PM Reflexology - Gail Whitlow Cost$ 25.00
October 22, 2012 @ 10.30AM- 12.00 PM (potluck) The Creation Story- Renee Thomas -Hill (Free will offering)
October 26, 2012 @ 7:30PM Music Night- Christopher Summerhayes @New Credit United Church 2691 First Line
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October 24, 2012 @ 12:00PM (potluck) The Grandmothers Tea
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Partly Cloudy 18 / 14
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Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers, high temperature of 21º. South southwest wind 15 km/h. Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of 13º. Southwest wind 8 km/h.
Tekawennake News Weather Summary
Answer: Yes. Lightning may strike repeatedly in a few seconds.
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