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The employees and families of D&N Enterprises were among several Halloween staff parties and dances around the Territory this past weekend. The D&N party was hosted at the home of Demon and Nancy Hill, while the Grand River Enterprises party was going on at Yogi’s Barn on Chiefswood Road. (Photo by Jim Windle)







WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012


Mohawks will pay their own utility bills By Jim Windle KANATA

According to Bill Squire, spokesperson for the Mohawk Workers who have occupied the former Kanata Village for five years and counting, they have no intention of moving out. This, in spite of a city council resolution to not pay any more utility bills at the site. “We run our administration out of Kanata and that includes paying our bills,” said Squire.  He says his group has no objections in taking over the responsibility of paying the utilities for the building, but not for the large street lights illuminating the property. “That is their responsibility,” says Squire. Squire’s assistant Jason Bowman weighed in on last week’s decision at city council to stop paying the bills, which he believes could be a reaction to the $7.34 billion the city was invoiced for several months ago. “The Mohawks have not filed anything in terms of arrears in payment at this stage,” said Bowman. “On October 19th, we tabulated the city’s arrears at an interest rate of 6% compounded annually, which totalled $7.34 billion, and because of the city’s unwillingness, and (Councillor Richard) Carpenter reflected the city’s utter contempt and the diminishment of these very serious matters, we forwarded that invoice to collections.” Bowman says they have engaged a third party, international corporate collections agency out of Chicago to handle this huge invoice in whatever way they see fit. “What we are focused on now is responding to litigation filed against several of the Mohawks and myself by

Walton International,” says Bowman. Walton has engaged Neil Smitheman who has had some success in imposing injunctions on those who oppose development of certain lands. Digging at the Tutelo site was stopped once by Mohawks and other land protectors, but when they came to object a second time after digs resumed, the protesters were served papers seeking upwards of $60 million in damages. According to Walton, they have participated in a consultation process which they are required to, prior to applying for a license for archaeological activities. However, who they have been engaging in this process with remains a mystery. In a conversation Squire had earlier this week with Elected Chief Bill Montour, he says he was under the impression it wasn’t Band Council, which put a monitor on the Tutelo dig,  but HDI Director Hazel Hill confirms it isn’t them either. Although Chief Montour may not know anything about it personally, others do and have told Teka the archaeological monitor to oversee the work of Archaeological Services Inc. was in fact assigned by the Elected Band Council. According to the HDI, they have not engaged Walton in any form of consultation process. “I have sent correspondence to Walton and received a letter back from Neil Smitheman (the same lawyer Brantford used to uphold the injunction against Six Nations parties) who is now representing Walton Development,” says Hazel Hill. “So it appears they are going to be taking the same stance as Brantford did, which is quite unfortu-

nate. We had a meeting with the Mayor of Brant County (Ron Eddy) a little over a month ago and he indicated that he wanted to maintain a good relationship with the Confederacy and was willing to work with the HDI. He indicated that there are a number of farmlands that he wanted to see remain as farmlands and didn’t want to see major developments go on.” “I believe it is paramount that we try to make some moves now,” says Squire. “When you look at the Tutelos and what happened to them, I get the strong impression that we are next. Under the Indian Act, we do not own the land down home and up here in Brantford they seem to control it. So, we’ve got to do something.” Squire explained his appearance at city council two weeks ago. “Our delegation at city council the other day was to hopefully get some dialogue going,” said Squire. “But it certainly didn’t develop into that. I was very disappointed there.” The Mohawks and the HDI are separately watching for development along the Johnson Settlement Tract, which, despite formal warnings from all forms of Six Nations governments, groups and individuals, preparations for services to the land and the clearing of prime soil seems to have begun, and without consultation that anyone is aware of. Non-Native environmental and farmland preservation activists are also concerned about both the Tutela Heights and the possible Johnson Tract developments. The Mohawks have joined an alliance of nine such groups to stand together against the destruction of

farmlands. “In our conversation with the people from Jerseyville, they are pretty adamant that there are archaeological

items in that area that should be looked at,” says Squire. Squire has a personal investment in the area as well. In an old overgrown 1800’s

cemetery on the Johnson tract there are headstones with the name Squire etched in them, mixed in with settler stones.

Members of the Mohawk and settler alliance struck to help preserve the Tutela Heights from further development met at the Kanata replica Longhouse, Monday night to discuss strategy. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Grandmother’s tea dishes up hearts-full of healing By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

The monthly Grandmothers Tea, hosted by various churches or faith groups in Brant and Haldimand Counties, was hosted by Nations Uniting in Six Nations last week. Just over a dozen middleaged and senior women gathered in what was once a living room in a converted house in downtown Ohsweken, sharing conversation while waiting for lunch to get underway. The women gather for two hours of food and fellowship, dividing their time equally between lunch and topics of discussion. Wednesday’s topic was residential schools. Once the potluck lunch was dealt with to everyone’s satisfaction, the women settled down to business, kicking off the discussion with the Mother’s Prayer followed by introductions. Six Nations member Ann Claus presented the topic, beginning by saying she herself did not attend the Mohawk Institute, although her great-grandmother had. Claus said the first residential school in North America was the Carlisle School in Pennsylvania, which had started as an experiment. Before the school was founded, the army took young Native men to Florida, chopped off their hair, punished them if they spoke their language, and tried to “civilize” the Native men, she said. The results were disastrous. “Some of them committed suicide, some died running away.” Some of them died as a result of their isolation, said Claus. “Then they got the idea of taking children. They called them boarding schools. That’s where the idea of residential schools came from.” Claus attributed the creation of Canada’s residential schools to Duncan Campbell Scott, who was the Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs between 1913 and 1932. “He wanted to get rid of the Indian, to civilize them,” she said. Scott made it mandatory for all Native children between the ages of 7 and 15 years to attend a residential school. Mandatory attendance ended in 1948, but residential schools operated until as late as 1971. As a result of attendance at residential schools, children “wouldn’t know their language, they wouldn’t

know their ceremonies,” said Claus. “And families weren’t notified if their child passed away.” Claus said she had interviewed some former students of residential schools, finding “some people had good experiences, other ones” did not. “There’s so many stories. Some people will share, and others” will not. Claus learned that shoes and nice clothing worn by school children “were for show,” and when the special occasion was over, students had to put the clothing and footwear away. As a child, Claus saw Mohawk Institute students bused in to Six Nations for Bread and Cheese and the fall fair. “Their hair was all cut the same,” she said, remembering out loud how she and her brother would beg quarters from their grandfather to give to the students “so they could go on the rides.” Residential students, Claus said, weren’t allowed to go home for the weekends, even when they lived close to the school. While Claus did not go to the Mohawk Institute, “my grandmother, her mum was one of the first teachers. Lydia Lewis was her name. She was one of the first teachers and she grew up there at the Mohawk.” Lewis taught at the school for a number of years before getting married. “I could never understand why my grandmother, she was so cold,” said Claus. She now believes her grandmother never learned how to hug as a result of the influence of the Mohawk Institute on her great grandmother. “It was terrible that some of them were abused,” said one woman. “But even if they were not abused, they grew up without knowing what parents are. How can you be a parent if you weren’t parented?” “That’s where a lot of the problems come from,” agreed Claus. “... nobody ever taught them. So it goes on.” “ I n t e rg e n e r a t i o n a l , ” chimed in another grandmother. Claus said parents of large families would send their children to the Mohawk Institute out of need, “to help financially, believing their kids were going to learn all these crafts and cooking.” She said she strongly believes parents were lied to about the benefits of the school.

“It always seems to me that young people bear the brunt,” responded one woman, noting the Irish had sent their young people “over to be servants.” That prompted another woman to recall the Barnardo Children, children who were orphaned or surrendered or taken from their parents and sent to Canada by Dr. Paul Barnardo in the 1880s and early 1900s. While some were adopted, a greater number of the children worked for the families that were supposed to give them a home, suffering abuse in the process. The early Canadian policy makers like Scott “were trying to get rid of them being Indian,” said Ann, getting the discussion back on track. “As cruel as it was, Native people proved that they’re strong.” “What really shocked me about the idea of residential schools is they went on for so long,” said a woman, to a chorus of agreement. In the burst of excited chatter that followed, one woman was heard to say, “We weren’t aware of all that.” “There were complaints throughout the years,” said Claus. “They would go to court, parents would ... there was girls having babies up there. Nobody listened.” She said the complaints were dismissed because they originated from “Indians ... they didn’t matter.” Things changed after the Mount Cashel Orphanage was investigated, Claus said, referring to the sexual abuse of children who were under the care of the Congregation of Christian Brothers in Newfoundland. “When the children went there [to residential schools] , they all had names,” said Norma General-Lickers. “When they got to the school they were given a number. They never heard their name again. If the headmaster or someone wanted them, they would call out their number.” “Some people will say it wasn’t so bad when I was there, I learned how to do this or this,” said General-Lickers. “But everybody always remember their number.” The next tea will be held in Caledonia in November. Grandmother Joan Miller suggested the women watch the 8th Fire, a television program aired by CBC about “Aboriginal peoples, Canada and the way forward.”

Once a month grandmothers from churches in Brant and Haldimand counties get together for lunch and a themed discussion. Everyone brings a dish to share for the lunch. This month’s Grandmother’s Tea was hosted by Nations Uniting in Ohsweken. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).


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The battle for Davisville continues By Jim Windle BRANTFORD

The fight to save the historic Mohawk/Mississauga village site of Davisville continues to rage in Brantford as the Ontario Municipal Board hears arguments from lawyers representing Brantford and Sifton Properties Ltd., and from private citizens of both Brantford and Six Nations opposing development of the area. The hearings, now in their third week, will continue into the spring of 2013. Sifton lawyers allege that the City of Brantford, after promising approval to the Sifton project, delayed its final approval until the new Waterfront Master Plan was completed, which seriously curtailed their plans. Sifton called in the OMB to rule on the matter which they believe was unfairly dealt with by the city. Sifton lawyers have been testifying before the hearing that a number of rede-

signs have been made several times to comply with specific issues of concern, but still the city refuses to give final approval. Monday, in their defence, city lawyers questioned whether Sifton did their due diligence back in 2007 before they purchased the land that fronts 277 Hardy Road. Sifton’s project manager of planning for development, Maureen Zunti, testified that the first indication that there may be a problem did not come until January of 2010 when details of the Waterfront Master Plan became known. But Brantford’s lawyer Ian Lord challenged that stance. Lord pressed Zunti about the amount of due diligence performed when Sifton purchased the property in the first place from a previous developer. Zunti testified that she never saw or does not recall seeing any restrictions on the property when she approved the purchase. Details of the WMP also





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tions was better prepared to the next few days, but flood act. Emergency shelter plans warnings have not been isand advice on how to prepare sued. for the storm and the possiThe Niagara Peninsula bility of losing power or ex- Conservation Authority reperiencing flooding were vised its initial warnings, issued as early as possible saying Tuesday “capacity exMonday, and were carried ists in the major water coursby local media outlets, mak- es (20 Mile Creek, Welland ing the information as avail- River, Binbrook Reservoir, able as possible to residents. Black Creek) to accept adThe worst of the storm is ditional runoff.” The authorover, but, according to me- ity, which anticipates another teorologists, continuing rain 15 mm of rain to fall in the means there is an increased region this week said peak likelihood of localized flood- water flows were expected to ing in flood prone areas. Hur- “travel through the systems.” ricane Sandy has already Conservation Authorities brought 20 to 45 mm of rain remind people to be careto the Grand River Water- ful around rivers, creeks and shed since Friday, reported ditches. the Grand River ConservaWarnings issued by Envition Authority. Another 35 ronment Canada about high – 50 mm of rain is expected winds were lifted early Tuesto fall in the watershed over day morning. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼


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were news to two other smaller developers with holdings in the same Hardy Road area. Grandview Ravines and Samuel Rizzo Estates Inc., which will be heard by the OMB separately. Davisville was a Mohawk Village established in the 1820‘s upriver from the original Mohawk Village established by Joseph Brant in 1784. Mohawk Chief Thomas Davis and his gathering were of Methodist Christian faith and rejected the Anglican leaning Mohawk Village. They split off and began a new settlement and were joined by several Mississauguas of the Credit River, at the invitation of Rev. Peter Jones. Davisville or Davis’ Landing as it was originally named, remained in use until around 1840 when constant flooding of the village, caused by settlers upriver clear-cutting to make room for what is today Kitchener and Guelph, drove them out. There are known burial sites

A gathering of Brantford residents in opposition to the destruction of one of the most beautiful and unique regions in the province took a tour of the area in 2010 to catalogue the many unique features within the Hardy Road area. They, along with members of Six Nations, and the City of Brantford stand opposed to Sifton Properties Inc. which plans to build a subdivision. Opposition has also been formally submitted by the Mississauguas of the New Credit as well as the Elected Band Council of Six Nations, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. (Photo by Jim Windle) in the region as well. There are many unique and sensitive geological, hydrological, environmental, bo-

tanical and archaeological features in that parcel of land to cause significant concern from several fronts.

The hearing continues through Nov. 30 before a December break, to reconvene in January of 2013.


WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012

Six Nations Elected Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

Six Nations Natural Gas still profitable

At least two issues are threatening the bottom line for Six Nations Natural Gas, Elected Council learned during its meeting of October 23 when Steve Williams and Nick Petruzzella presented the annual report for the utility. Despite a large number of people who had to be disconnected for non-payment of their natural gas bills and a decrease in price for the fuel, Six Nations Natural Gas still pulled in a profit of $2,935,000. Bad debts and higher professional fees also affected the bottom line, as did the milder-than-normal winter last year. So far, 343 people have had their services disconnected because they had not paid their bills. Petruzzella said it was hard to predict what to expect for this coming winter, but said warmer than normal weather was expected for the autumn. The recently hooked-up roof top solar panels, however, have made $4,000 since they were hooked into the provincial electrical grid.

School busing costs to be calculated

Some Six Nations Elected Councillors don’t agree with taking over school busing from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), expressing concerns during the October meeting of council’s Physical and Economic Development Committee the government will underfund the service. Six Nations Elected

Council had arranged with AANDC to begin negotiating the idea of Six Nations taking over school busing. Those negotiations are scheduled to get underway in November. The agreement was prompted after complaints from community members and school bus drivers were lodged with council about busing kindergarten children on the “big buses” with the older children. “As with any issue, it’s all coming down to money,” said Elected Councillor Ava Hill (District Two). She said the $3 million a year spent by AANDC on Six Nations student busing was “not sufficient.” Hill, who chaired the meeting, asked her colleagues how they wanted to proceed. “If they’re cutting back, there’s no discussion,” said District Two Councillor Carl Hill. “I don’t know what busing costs down here,” said District One Councillor Dave Hill. “We have to make sure the money comes in year after year, otherwise we shouldn’t take it over.” Hill pointed out to his fellow committee members that sitting down to “talk about costs doesn’t mean we’ll take over” school busing. District Five Councillor Darryl Hill advocated the committee meet with the bus companies that provide the service to get the costs first, then make a recommendation to Elected Council, volunteering to get that information from the various bus companies providing school busing services. The Committee agreed, and once the information is available, the committee will recommend the next step(s) to council.

Economic Development fiscal report has pleasant surprises

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With Bingo Hall foodcourt sales sitting at $400,000 so far this year, Economic Development Director Matt Jamieson told the Physical and Economic Development Committee he expected sales to be “pretty close to $100,000, more in sales than we did this time last year.” Nevada tickets were also doing well. Jamieson said he had budgeted $800,000 in sales for Nevada tickets for the year, but said “the year to date we already have a million, so we’re doing real well on our Nevada sales ... we’re hoping to finish our year-end at over $2 million in sales.” However, he cautioned the Physical and Economic Development Committee associated expenses would spike up as well. While the department is “looking at different options for different games that can be brought in to be licensed,” Jamieson had a warning for the committee. “The bottom line is bingo is not a growth industry ... we need to fight for every dollar in the marketplace right now ... The gaming industry generally is not a pretty picture.” “I think we’ve got to be innovative in how we bring in revenue that comes back to the community,” said District Five Councillor Darryl Hill. The financial report was accepted by the October 23 meeting of Elected Council.

Sustenance project gets funding


Six Nations Natural Gas representatives Steve Williams (right) and Nick Petruzzella. A greenhouse project will be going ahead next year – about a year later than planned – after it was discovered a grant application had been approved. The Community Planner for Six Nations, Amy Lickers, had applied for the funding in May, but no-one knew the application had been approved until Teresa Burning got a call asking if Six Nations would use the money. Because of the communication break-down, the funders accepted a revised time-line, and will issue the $49,960 originally allocated to the project. The funding comes from Ontario through the New Relationship Fund. The fund, intended to assist “Aboriginal communities and organizations across Ontario to create jobs and provide skills training, develop business partnerships and expand economic opportunities through

their communities” was set up to follow one of the recommendations of the Ipperwash Inquiry. The Sustenance Project will be funded with $49,960 from the New Relationship Fund, which will see the greenhouses at Forestry used to grow vegetables for Six Nations, another effort towards developing greater food security at Six Nations.

Founder’s Cup hosts earn praise from guests Hard work on the part of Six Nations members organizing the Founder’s Cup ensured the event went smoothly. In fact, it went so well, Erin Monture reported to Elected Council on October 13 people “want to purchase the Six Nations work plan” created for the event.

“We really wanted to show our hospitality here at Six Nations. We fed them [visiting teams], made sure everything was okay, provided transportation services, laundry service, tours.” Teams who finished the tournament early were sent to visit the CN Tower, said Monture. “I think they really appreciated the work we put into it. We also wanted to showcase our heritage.” As part of the courtesy services, all the teams were given complementary copies of the photographs taken during the tournament. A banquet dinner was fully attended, with opening ceremonies organized by Janis Monture, and featured a Six Nations dinner theatre. “Over 400 people attended,” Monture said. The dinner was co-hosted by Brantford City Council and Six Nations Elected Council. Continued on page 8


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Mixed messages Six Nations and its neighbours are either coming together, splitting further apart, cooperating with or suing each other, being honoured or condemned, depending on which stories you read in this week’s Teka.  The OMB hearings over the proposed development of Davisville has Six Nations, Mohawks Workers, Mississaugas, settler neighbours and the City of Brantford all standing on the same side of the issue. The Six Nations Elected Council, Mohawks, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and their settler neighbours at Tutela Heights, are fighting against the planned destruction of farmland that is becoming more and more priceless as the world’s food supplies begin to run out. At Tutela Heights, an alliance of nine distinctly different groups, all with their own reasons, are standing against Walton International land bankers who it seems are intent on paving over every square inch of green space in the county. Do these people all agree with one another on why they oppose? No, they do not. Do they even understand their alliance partners’ reasons to oppose? No, they do not. But a common enemy makes for strange bedfellows, as someone once said. The delicate balancing act of purpose and ideals seems to still be intact in the cases of Tutela Heights as they plan strategy on how to stop this off-shore controlled corporation with the nice Canadian name and a head office in Calgary from destroying every reason most of these people moved to the peaceful, high end rural community in the first place. Meanwhile, the Mohawks and such others are bent on protecting the integrity of the burial grounds of the Tutelo people who came here with them in 1784.  In the case of Kanata, the Mohawk Workers, as much as some people can’t seem to get their heads around what on earth they are talking about most of the time, are challenging Brantford to stop pretending and deal face up with the long outstanding Mohawk claim to most of what they call Eagle Place.  By taking over the empty museum building and replica Iroquois Village, and successfully occupying it for five years, they have proven to a lot of people on both sides of the river they are, if nothing else, consistent in their goals and directions. Many have come and gone from the Kanata site, some for good reason and others not, but the core and the purpose remains and that makes them nothing but a pain in the posterior to the status quo both here and in Brantford.  The Confederacy’s insistence on completely cancelling their already far too few monthly meetings when there is a death in the family, rather than postpone until bereavement ceremonies are complete, is causing them to fall further and further behind the mark at a time when indecision is simply ignored and walked over.  But through the HDI, even they have some good things in the fire, although until those things are ratified in council we will never hear about them. The Men’s Fire and its remnants have also continued to contribute to these and other environmentally important issues and the protection of land in the Haldimand Tract.  The 7,000 acre Johnson Tract is being watched by both Mohawks and the HDI, but what will happen when it becomes obvious that the “cover story” of cleaning up the area for farmers due to silt erosion, is proven to be actually a slow preparation for a building blitz. Will there be a united stand made there, or will the differences between these groups outweigh the common objective? As is being proven all around us these days, it is possible to link arms against a common foe, even if you don’t speak the same philosophical language. We would hope there is a lesson in all of this that there certainly can be unity even within diversity, if we can keep our eyes focused on the objective.


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Please! Where can I go to Detox? At this moment this question is being asked by many Ogweho:weh people who seem to be feeling like there is no way out. As a first generation survivor of Residential Schools, having heard hundreds of stories of mental, spiritual, emotional and physical abuse, the horror of Residential Schools is right here at home. We are told, ‘You don’t have a voice, You don’t know our history, You’re just a woman and an old one at that.’ The questions become more urgent as the saga continues, and we beggingly ask, Why do we have so many precious First Nations Children in care? Why are the Elders eating dog food? Why are we arresting our own people? Why are we stealing Mother Earth from our own people? Why can’t the Police protect us? Why can’t we listen to our youth? Oh! Just have another meeting, we will look into it and get back to you, but don’t expect the answer or solution right away, we are preparing another agreement to sign. I can only stand at the window and cry and ask, Where can I go to Detox from this Six Nations nightmare? The next day I wake up from a fitful sleep and Oh! No! My license plates are gone again, but this time a great deal of damage is done. I am told No! You don’t have a voice, after all we are patrolling the area. But, but Mr. Six Nations Police, please help me. You think you own the land. You don’t even deserve to have heat and lights. No! You don’t have a voice. Crown, Canada and Indian Affairs will think for you, after all, remember, you are still a minor and we must make your decisions for you. All I can do is stand at the window and cry. Now I understand how the children in the Mush Hole felt. But Sir, the Mush Hole is closed, why are we still suffering? Gosh! Indian Affairs we don’t have paper and pencils yet. How can I go on to GREAT and be Great? But, did you forget, a prophet came and told us it’s a sin to use the pen and paper ... Yes! But my Dotah told me the Creator gave us a “good mind” and to think, think, think. My Mom and Dad were intelligent and wise people, they raised a big family, had a big garden and told us to use our voice. Your Voice is Your Medicine. Oh! I am so scared to speak now. I know if I do I will be punished and told, you don’t have a voice. All I can do is stand at the window and cry. Where do I go to heal from all the mind changers here? Where is the political Detox Centre for the Grand River Community? Continued on page 7

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Knowledge Is Power When It Comes To Fighting Diabetes by Xavier Kataquapit www.underthenorthernsky.com    If you are very overweight, don’t get much exercise and you have generally a diet high in fats and sugars then you are probably probably on your way to being diabetic. If you are a First Native person with all of the same realities you are more susceptible to diabetes. Thanks to Peggy Claveau of Misiway Milopemahtesewin, an Aboriginal health care organization and her fellow team members of diabetes professionals fighting this terrible disease I am more aware of the symptoms and causes of this malady. This of course has also led me to understanding many ways I can prevent diabetes and for those with the disease to manage it.     Every year the Timmins Diabetes Expo team stages events geared to schoolchildren, professional health care personnel and the public at large. They do their research and manage to find motivational speakers that are very often humorous in getting their message across. Recently, I attended several of the events held this year in Timmins and I was once again motivated to make sure that I don’t get this terrible disease that has very much become an epidemic with Aboriginal people in this country.     Dr. Michael Vallis of Halifax a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in diabetes brought a new and refreshing look at how to fight this disease. As a professional with a background in the behavioural sciences his informative workshops dealt mainly with the realization that personal self care and change in behaviour is very affective in preventing and managing diabetes. He really took a lot of the blame out of the scenario and suggested that people take an honest look at themselves and face all of the habits and situations that get us in trouble concerning diet and exercise. He recalled a study done with rodents who were fed cocaine and sugar. These animals in time became addicted to these substances but the surprise was that sugar

Continued on page 6 I can’t stay here, I’m starving for Caring and Sharing. I guess I could run away. Oh! I forgot, I got no place to go, I’m already home. Boil the water, it’s okay, and don’t forget to eat all your poop, I mean food, and don’t waste, we have no more room in the land fill sites. Oh! Don’t worry, we will incinerate it. How much more time do I have to save before I can get out? I wonder if I will ever find my voice again? Please! Someone tell me where I can go to Detox. Dr. Jan Kahehti:io Longboat Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan Six Nations of the Grand River

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turned out to be the choice over the drug. That gives you an idea what we are all up against when trying to turn away from sugar desserts and treats. He also pointed out that every time we sit down with a bag of potato chips we are in fact eating a big bowl of pure fat and salt. However, in crunchy chip form we don’t think this treat is all that bad.    Dr. Vallis did not ask any of us present at his workshops to make huge changes quickly as it has been proven that this does not work. Instead he encourages people to make little changes that they can hold on to like taking coffee with no sugar and perhaps no cream, dropping soda pop out of the diet completely and making treats like chips a big challenge to get by keeping them out of the house. He pointed out that when a person makes the commitment to refusing to bring treats like chocolates, chips and sweets into the house then it is easier to find a more healthy way to answer the  junk food craving.  If there are fruits and vegetables around and no treats then a person is more likely to choose wisely.     Diabetes is such an ugly disease that robs people of their eyesight, causes heart disease and circulation problems and as well plays havoc with kidneys. One good way to realize that you might be on your way to becoming diabetic is if you have developed what is referred to as a spare tire around your stomach. This type of fat is a sure sign that you are not eating well and probably not exercising much. If you fall into this category I suggest you get tested for diabetes so that you can find out early on how to manage this disease before bad things start to happen and they happen quickly.     These days the average North American is in terrible physical shape and has a really bad diet high in fats and sugar. Children are becoming diabetic at an alarming rate because they are addicted to fast food and they spend too much time in front of the Television or on the internet. Big companies that profit from our food addictions don’t help because they keep pushing their products and in particular to young people through all media. The only thing we can do to protect ourselves from these addictions that lead to diabetes is to become educated. Thanks to the efforts of people putting together events that assist us with education so that we can prevent or manage diabetes we all have a fighting chance.     So, if you are one of those people who is overweight, is not exercising much and has a not so great diet perhaps it is time to visit your health care professional to find out if you are diabetic so that you can deal with this disease. It is in your hands. www.underthenorthernsky.com


New Credit Council Briefs By Stephanie Dearing

Bi-Election Called Councillor Adam Sault has switched hats, and resigned his council seat in order to work for New Credit as the new Capital Project Coordinator. Sault’s resignation was effective as of September 28, and council has called a byelection to fill the vacancy. The nomination date was set as November 24, and the election date has been set aside as January 5, 2013.

New Credit purchases land When New Credit Council decided to explore the purchase of 48 acres of land from a band member earlier this year, there might have been a little controversy over the purchase. New Credit members “might be unhappy, but they understand,” said Chief Bryan LaForme. The purchase of the former Willow Park Campground (also known as Green Willow), however, has also generated a lot of interest from members about potential use

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for the land, which currently has a number of buildings, a stage and a swimming pool. New Credit paid $717,664 for the property. Once a clean-up of the grounds is completed, members will be invited to go for a walk through, weather permitting. The buildings need to be inspected “to see if they’re up to code,” said LaForme. Depending on the results, New Credit will either fix up the buildings or “tear them down.” Community members already met in August to discuss the potential purchase, and LaForme said, “with all the potential for the site, the community has a say” in the decision about what to do with the property. Located adjacent to Lloyd S. King Elementary, there is “lots of potential for the site.” Buying land “has always been an issue,” said LaForme. New Credit Council needs more land to develop. “Once the community knew the rationale, they understood,” he said, adding, “We’re dealing with land we bought 12 years ago, it still has not been transferred.” Purchasing off-reserve land is “costly and time-consuming,” so buying the 48 acres of on-reserve land made more sense, said LaForme. Council invites New Credit members

Six Nations Elected Council Briefs Continued from page 5 An on-line website for the 2012 tournament remains online, where photographs and other information can be accessed. Monture said the overall budget for the event

was $146,000, with $33,000 contributed by Rebels fundraising efforts. Six Nations Rebels have won the Founders Cup five times. Next year, the tournament is being held in Manitoba.

to submit their development ideas for the land.

Development of traditional lands not supported by New Credit

New Credit Council is opposing the potential development of lands in Richmond Hill known as the David Dunlop Observatory Lands. Council said it can’t provide details yet to members, but is receiving legal advice on the matter. While New Credit Council is seeking consultation and accommodation, an Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the proposed development of the land just recently finished up, although a decision has not yet been brought down by the OMB. A company called Corsica Development wants to build 883 houses on the land, but Richmond Hill Council refused. Negotiations have brought the number of houses down to 530. The Observatory, which still stands on the property, was sold by the University of Toronto in 2008, and the Richmond Hill Naturalists have been fighting to keep the property preserved as it is. The 180 acres of land is partially wooded, and the Naturalists say the property should remain a public park, museum and working observatory research centre.

Chief LaForme

gives lecture in Toronto

Chief LaForme was invited to be the guest speaker to deliver this year’s William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture. The lecture has been an annual Toronto event for the past 16 years. “It was the first time they’ve had an Indian speak there,” said LaForme, who said he spoke about the 200 years of history between the Mississauga and Toronto in the a gala event hosted by CBC radio personality, Mary Ito. “It was pretty good,” LaForme said modestly. He said the October 9 event was held at Koerner Hall in Toronto with an estimated 600 people in attendance. According to Heritage Toronto, “the William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture was launched in 1996 to celebrate his legacy and his commitment to the ideal of Toronto as a humane and livable city that honours its past and plans for its future.”

1812 Peace Garden planned for Toronto public space An odd little triangular patch of public space at Dundas Road and Roncevalles Ave. will soon host a public garden intended to honour the actions taken by Native warriors in that area 200 years ago during the Battle of York, 1813. The garden will be part of the 1812 Binational Peace Garden Trail


Network, and is still in the design phase The location of the garden is historically significant: once a well travelled route used by ancestors of First Nations people, the path became a military road during the War of 1812, later becoming today’s Dundas Road. New Credit Council representatives Councillor Erma Ferrell and Geomatics Environmental Technician Carolyn King recently travelled to Toronto to meet with the garden organizers, the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association. The Battle of York began at the foot of Roncesvalles (about where the Boulevard Club stands today) on April 26, 1813. The Americans landed there and marched east, overwhelming the resistance put up by First Nations warriors and their British Allies. “Canada would not have existed after the War of 1812 without the help of First Nations allies, whose local presence is remembered in street names such as Indian Road and Algonquin Avenue,” said the Association. The garden initiative is an offspring of the International Peace Garden Foundation, which has seen 24 1812 bi-centennial peace gardens spring up so far in Canada and the United States.

New Credit hires law firm to ensure it has a voice in Rouge

National Urban Park project

New Credit has retained the law firm Gowlings to ensure their rights as traditional land owners are respected as the 10,000 acres of green space in the eastern area of Toronto known as the Rouge Valley becomes a national park. However, development plans are already clashing with the plans to designate the green space as a national park, and Gowlings will write a letter to present to the Ontario Municipal Board for public hearings. New Credit has a land claim on the Rouge River Valley tract, claiming 63,000 acres of unsurrendered land, which lies just outside of the Toronto Purchase tract (the west side of the Rouge River and the eastern side of the Scarborough Bluffs). Councillor Stacey Laforme has been appointed to the Rouge River negotiating team, and has reported two preliminary meetings to “discuss the Rouge River claim and to discuss other claims that may be actionable at this time.” New Credit is seeking monies to conduct research on the claim. The federal government proposed the park during the 2011 budget speech after park proponents spent years lobbying for the designation.

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Agricultural society convention meets in Ohsweken By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN

Representatives from 19 different agricultural societies met for their annual convention in Six Nations Saturday. Jean Tucker, Agricultural Director for District 7, one of the districts with the most members in Ontario, said representatives from agricultural societies meet each year for education, to network and to share ideas about fall fairs. “Everybody’s fair is different, so people are able to talk back and forth,” said Tucker. In attendance were the Ambassadors from each fall fair. The young people had their own workshop, and Miss Six Nations, Christa Jonathan, said she would like to see the Six Nations Fall Fair run an orientation session for title competitors like other fairs do, something she learned through the workshop. What would a meeting of agricultural societies be without a competition? Winners from four categories in the different fall fairs brought their goods to Six Nations for judging. Winners, said Tucker, go on to the Provincial competition held in Toronto in February. Some of the prize money for the competition “is substantial,” she said. The top prize in quilting is $500, although Tucker admitted the prize does not reflect the time it takes to learn how to quilt, let alone make the winning quilt. Other prize categories in-

The Ambassadors from 19 different fall fairs, including Six Nations, attended the annual District 7 convention of agricultural societies in Six Nations Saturday. Each of the 15 Districts in Ontario meet before the annual convention of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing). cluded the 60% whole wheat bread competition, junior chocolate chip cookies and junior department poster competitions. Next year’s convention will be hosted by Paris. Agricultural societies enter bids to host the meeting over one year in advance. “We’re taking bids now for 2014,” said Tucker. The convention reviewed fair reports and elected officers for 2013. The awarding of the Stuart Hall Trophy for the society that brought

“the most first-timers” to the convention, lunch and entertainment provided by the Soft Shoe Dancers from Emily C. General were all part of the day’s agenda; as was a discussion on youth and entertainment “for the under 10 crowd.” Each District submits a report to the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. There are over 230 agricultural societies in Ontario which operate fairs and exhibitions, broken into 15 districts.

What would a convention of societies who put on agricultural fairs each year be without something to judge? In this photograph, a visiting society member walks past a display of winning junior chocolate chip cookies. The winners of the judging at the convention will go on to the competition held in Toronto next February at the convention of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).


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Exhibit explores defining period in Haudenosaunee history By Stephanie Dearing BRANTFORD

The threat of bad weather brought to the area by Hurricane Sandy could not keep people away from the opening of the War Clubs and Wampum Belts exhibit at the Woodland Cultural Centre Monday evening. About 60 people braved the winds and rain to attend what Woodland Director Janis Monture called “a historic moment, because for the first time, people will hear about the War of 1812 from the Haudenosaunee side.” Guest curator of the new exhibit, Six Nations historian Rick Hill, said he had three key ideas in mind when he put together the exhibit. The first was to portray the dilemma the Haudenosaunee faced when asked to participate in the war. They had to

choose who to support, not just in what is now Canada, but also in the United States. “Our people were caught in the middle,” said Hill. The next section of the exhibit conveyed a sense of the experiences people underwent as they participated in the war. The last section of the exhibit, said Hill, explores the ongoing legacy of the War of 1812. Still basking in the pleasant glow following last week’s acknowledgement of Haudenosaunee contributions during the War of 1812, Hill proudly brought out the banner made by the Canadian government for First Nations. “I never thought it would happen,” said Hill, reflecting on the meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston on October 25. “I was stunned the Prime

Minister was thanking us,” Hill said. But he called the honouring event “staged,” because the Haudenosaunee were thanked for defending Canada. “We said very politely that Canada did not exist then.” Hill also spoke briefly about his experience at Queenston Heights where members of the public spontaneously showed their gratitude towards the Haudenosaunee. “I was truly stunned. There were about 20,000 people there ... They wanted to thank us,” he said. While the exhibit is about the Haudenosaunee experience of the War of 1812, “the exhibit also talks about making peace,” said Hill, who professed he is a pacifist who “comes from a long line of warriors.” Continued on page 12

Rick Hill and his daughter Olivia show off the t-shirts Hill designed for his exhibit on the War of 1812, now open at the Woodland Cultural Centre. Hill designed the t-shirts, which are available for purchase at the Centre. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

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For people looking for work who bothered to go grab their breakfast at Grand River Employment and Training’s (GREAT) recruiting breakfast Saturday morning might have hit paydirt. GREAT was looking to recruit skilled workers who were interested in working out at Fort McMurray in the Alberta oil patch. Laurie Froman, the Workforce Manager for Great (seen giving information to New Credit brothers Kyle LaForme and Cory LaForme) said GREAT “wanted to make a connection” for Six Nations workers. “The income they can make is substantial.” (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).


Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) has formed a liaison with the Aboriginal Skilled Workers Association (ASWA), which is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. GREAT organizers were pleased with the turn-out for their recruitment breakfast, which saw people from Oneida, Six Nations and New Credit attend to register. GREAT and ASWA set up a Skype link so that those looking for work could talk directly with the people in the know in Fort McMurray. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).





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Rick Hill shows off the banner created for the Haudenosaunnee, and given to them by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston at the opening to Hill’s exhibit at the Woodland Cultural Centre, War Clubs and Wampum Belts. The exhibit explores the experiences of the Haudenosaunee during the War of 1812. (Photograph by Stephanie Dearing).

Exhibit explores defining period in Haudenosaunee history Continued from page 10 The grand opening was started by Woodland board director, Amos Key Jr., who sang the Dawn Song. The song, he explained, was sung to Haudenosaunee warriors as they left to fight in the War of 1812. “Imagine the people singing this song to the warriors as they were about to leave,” he instructed the audience. The haunting song evoked

images of young men walking proudly, even eagerly, out of the village to go to war, while those behind said goodbye. It was not difficult to picture some of the young men, the ones who were restless to prove themselves, suddenly become aware that once they began this journey, they might not come back home again. Most of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee might not have agreed about join-

ing the war effort; but the song readily conveyed the pride and love they had for their warriors. A mix of artwork, artifacts and historical documentation, the exhibit drives home the point about the critical importance of the alliance between First Nations people and the British. The exhibit is available for viewing at the Woodland Cultural Centre until December 24, 2012.


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Pro-Fit Corvairs closing in on first place By Jim Windle CALEDONIA

After last week’s Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action, the Six Nations’ owned Jr. B Caledonia Corvairs find themselves in second place in the nine team Midwestern Division. They are three points behind first place Cambridge, and three points ahead of third place Elmira. The Corvairs are now 10-5-1 for 21 points. Saturday night in Cambridge the Pro-Fit Corvairs pulled out a 5-3 win to gain some valuable ground on the Winterhawks.

Nate Mitton opened the scoring on a powerplay at 2:56 from Ryan Blunt and Jeff Swift. Five minutes later, at 8:56, Dalton Riley connected from Scott Dorian and Brendan Bomberry to give Caledonia a 2-0 lead. Then, with Mitton in the penalty box for charging, Cody Gratton scored the Winterhawks’ first of the night at 13:26. They came back to erase the Caledonia lead with another powerplay marker scored by Chris Taylor at 9:46 of the second period with Scott Dorian off for holding. On the same play Caledonia’s fiery coach Mike Bullard was

Nate Mitton blows past a Waterloo defender in the Siskins’ defensive zone in Friday’s win in Caledonia. One thing is always certain, Mitton is giving coach Mike Bullard 100% every shift. (Photo by Jim Windle)

Brier Jonathan (#11) chases a rebound in front of the Waterloo Siskins’ net Friday night in Caledonia as the Pro-Fit Corvairs continue to turn a mediocre early season into a fight for first place. The Corvairs are riding a four game winning streak and are pressing for first place in the GOJHL Midwestern Division. (Photo by Jim Windle)

also assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct bench penalty for his animated objection. Brandon Montour gave the lead back for the Corvairs at 16:17 from Brendan Bomberry, but late in the period, Jeff Swift was called for slashing and Gratton scored his  second powerplay goal shortly thereafter to send the teams to the dressing room tied at 3-3 with 20 minutes remaining. In the third, Caledonia took advantage of two powerplay opportunities to put the game in the bag. Riley completed

a play begun by Montour and Mitch Brown at 12:40, which was followed by a Jeff Swift powerplay tally at 16:22, again from Montour and Brown. Zach Easved and Justis Husak split the duties in goal for the Corviars. Friday night, in Caledonia, the Corvairs silenced the Waterloo Siskins 6-2 in a fight filled affair which saw referee Steve Stasiuk call 33 infractions, 22 of them against Waterloo. Riley got the Corvairs

started at 3:54 from Dorian and Brendan Bomberry, but Waterloo scored twice to take a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. That would represent all the scoring the Siskins could muster. Fabrizio Ricci took a pass from Greg Christmas and tied the game at 12:13 of the second period and Tyler Norrie produced what would stand up as the winning goal at 19:12 on a powerplay assisted by Ryan Blunt and Connor Murphy. The Caledonia penalty kill-





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ers were also the Siskins killers in the third as Nate Mitton and Connor Murphy each scored short handed goals in the third period. Mitton’s was unassisted and Murphy, assisted by Norrie. Riley put the game on ice at 19:25 with a powerplay goal from Blunt. Upcoming games include a trip to Brampton Friday, Nov. 2nd, to face the 6-8-0 Bombers at 7:30, before returning home to Caledonia at the Haldimand Centre Saturday to take on the 6-7-3 Stratford Cullitons. Game time is 7:30.



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First Nations honoured for their role in War of 1812 By Stephanie Dearing OTTAWA

Six Nations and Mississauga of New Credit representatives were among those from 48 First Nations and Métis communities who were honoured for their assistance to the British during the War of 1812 by Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Thursday. Acknowledging the ceremony was taking place on

Algonquin traditional lands, Governor General David Johnston told the Native representatives who had travelled to Rideau Hall, the war left “important legacies,” and “it vividly demonstrated two facts that I would like to highlight today: our ability to co-operate and the vital contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples to this country.” “The diverse Aboriginal warriors and British and

French-speaking soldiers who fought alongside one another in the War of 1812 each had their own, unique reasons for uniting in battle,” said Johnston. “The point I wish to make is that not only was co-operation necessary, it was successful—thanks in no small part to the remarkable contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples.” “From the outbreak of the war to its conclusion, Aboriginal people were es-

Rick Hill and Keith Jamieson accepted the medallion and banner from the Government of Canada on behalf of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. In the ceremony attended by Prime Minister Stephen Harper (far left), Governor General David Johnston (far right) bestowed the honours upon Hill and Jamieson to acknowledge the contributions made by Six Nations during the War of 1812. (Photograph courtesy of the Government of Canada).

District Five Elected Councillor Bob Johnson accompanied Elected Chief William Montour to the Governor General’s residence last week to accept honours from the government for the contributions made by Six Nations during the War of 1812. Standing beside Elected Chief Montour is Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Beside Councillor Johnson is the Governor General, David Johnston. (Photograph courtesy of the Government of Canada).

Keith Jamieson and Rick Hill, historians from Six Nations, brought the Covenant Chain and the Claus Wampum Belt with them to Ottawa to remind the federal government of Canada of its promises made at the end of the War of 1812, and to remind them of the special relationship that exists between the Crown and Six Nations of the Grand River. (Photograph by MCpl Dany Veillette).

sential to the defence of Canada,” Johnston said. His speech also acknowledged that “some things have changed significantly – and for the better,” but he did not speak about what the peacetime following the War of 1812 meant for those Native allies he was honouring. Johnston did say, “our future in this country will be shared,” and said one of the ways to “build a smarter, more caring society” is to understand and honour “the essential contributions of first peoples to Canada.” “During the War of 1812, First Nations and Métis warriors stood shoulder-toshoulder with English and French-speaking militias and British military forces to defend our country against American invaders,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Johnson gave each community a commemorative banner and medal. Harper said the ceremonial gifting of the banners and medals “recognize the vital contributions and enormous sacrifice made by our First Nations and Métis peoples during the War of 1812. Without their courage and honour, Canada would not have been able to successfully defend itself and we would not have the peaceful

and prosperous country our citizens enjoy today.” The words of the Governor General and Prime Minister were echoed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan. “Today we commemorate the brave actions of Aboriginal warriors dur-

ing the War of 1812. The War of 1812 represents a defining moment in Canada’s history. Without the contribution of Aboriginal allies, Canada could not have been successfully defended.” But more than one First Continued on page 15

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Legacy Consortium efforts coming to fruition By Stephanie Dearing OHSWEKEN Six Nations historian Rick Hill said the idea for a Six Nations Peace Medallion came about after learning the Canadian government would be issuing a medallion. “We said we should do the same thing. From our point of view, we fought this war in defence of our lands and our allies,” Hill said, pointing out the artwork incorporates two wampum belts to signify that viewpoint. “It’s still about peace, restoring peace,” said Hill, adding the medallion not only commemorates the time, it will “raise money for the Legacy Consortium.” The Consortium wants to

build a new monument to honour those who fought in the War of 1812. The monument will be situated in Veteran’s Park, but it will be some time before construction begins. The Consortium is still fund raising for the effort. Hill said engineering studies need to be conducted. Once built, “there will be three memorials [honouring First Nations contributions to the War of 1812] in Ontario. We’ve gone from next to nothing to this.” The other two monuments will be built in Queenston Heights and Hamilton at Battlefield Park. Also in the works, although the Legacy Consortium is not involved, is a monument to Tecumseh to be built in Chatham (the loca-

tion of the Battle of Thames). “It’s a big undertaking,” said Hill. “A multi-million dollar extravaganza.” “It’s a lot of money, but when you think about it, it’ll be worth it. It’ll be there forever,” Hill added. The site of a Haudenosaunee council house, once built at Fort George in the 1700s, destroyed then “rebuilt after the War of 1812 and turned into a hospital” currently bears a small plaque denoting the site and the human history behind it. “There’s a tradition here,” said Hill. “The more the Native involvement, the smaller the memorial.” The Legacy Consortium wants to build a memorial there “and hold programming for students.”

The development of curriculum for classrooms from primary to secondary students is well underway, and Hill said he anticipates having lesson plans available by the end of March 2013. “We’re now hiring a teacher” who will turn all the brainstorming work done this past year into lesson plans. That teacher will be a Six Nations member. Once the lesson plans are ready, “We will deliver (them) to all the schools here, and make available to all teachers.” The War of 1812 is not the only event the Legacy Consortium is working on. “My future project,” said Hill, “is the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum.” The event marks 400 years since

the first contact with Europeans. The meeting between the Dutch and the Haudenosaunee will be marked with “a canoe flotilla” in the United States. Hill said while “we don’t know when the Two Row Wampum was actually made, the treaty is the relationship, it’s not just a document.” The busy Consortium will be hosting a special conference on the War of 1812 called “The 1812 Whirlwind Conference: The Impact of the War on the Six Nations.” That conference is being held at Six Nations Polytechnic between November 16 to 18. Tickets are $40 for the day, or $100 for the three days. Community members receive a discount and pay

$25 for the day or $65 for all three days. For more information, contact the event coordinator, Danielle VanEvery at 519-759-2650. Hill describes the War of 1812 as a whirlwind. The conference, he said, “will explore Six Nations and Anishinaabe experiences in the war and reflect on the meaning of the events that have shaped our destiny and identity.” Hill, who runs the Indigenous Knowledge Centre based at the Polytechnic, is curating a new exhibit that opens at the Woodland Cultural Centre October 29 at 7 pm, War Clubs and Wampum Belts. The exhibit provides a Haudenosaunee view of the War of 1812.

obligations and responsibilities enshrined within the belts. Serpent River First Nation Chief Isadore Day also spoke about the broken treaties, and said the relationship between Crown and First Nations had changed from that of allies to adversaries. He asked the government representatives to consult with elders and “polish the Covenant Chain,” reported APTN.

According to the government, more than 10,000 allied First Nation and Métis warriors fought in the War of 1812, “in nearly every major battle,” said the Prime Minister’s office. General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, was also in attendance for the event. The 48 Nations presented with commemorative banners and medallions are (as provided by the Government of Canada): Abénakis d’Odenak Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Atikameksheng AnishwawbekAundeck-OmniKaning First Nation Batchewana First Nation of Ojibway Beausoleil First Nation Birdtail Sioux First Nation Bkejwanong (Walpole Island First Nation) Caldwell First Nation Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point Chippewas of Nawash First Nation Chippewas of Rama First Nation Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Dakota Plains First Nation Dakota Tipi First Nation Garden River First Nation Georgina Island First Nation Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Manitoba Métis Federation M’Chigeeng First Nation Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Métis Nation of Ontario Mississaugas of the New Credit Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Mohawk Council of Kanesatake Mohawk Council of Ak-

wesasne Mohawk of the Bay of Quinte Moravian of the Thames First Nation Munsee-Delaware Nation Nation huronne-wendat Nation Métis Québec Oneida Nation of the Thames Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

Saugeen First Nation Serpent River First Nation Sheguiandah First Nation Sheshegwaning First Nation Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council Haudenosaunee Confederacy Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation

Thessalon First Nation Wahpeton Dakota Nation Whitecap Dakota First Nation Whitefish River First Nation Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Zhiibaahaasing First Nation.

First Nations honoured for their role in War of 1812 Continued from page 14

Nation took the opportunity to speak about the Crown’s neglect of its promises made to First Nations at the conclusion of the War of 1812. Six Nations historians Rick Hill and Keith Jamieson had taken with them the Covenent Chain, or Friendship Belt and the Claus Wampum Belt, and spoke to the government about the promises,

Canada presented representatives from 48 First Nations and Metis communities with commemorative banners and medals in a ceremony held Thursday at the Governor General’s residence, Rideau Hall. According to government-issued background information on the ceremony, the banner and medal were created through a collaboration between the Government of Canada and the Canadian Heraldic Authority. “The banner design is based on the red and white of the Canadian Flag, with the anchor, crossed swords, and war hatchets symbolizing that fighting in the service of the Crown took place on land, at sea, and on the Great Lakes in concert with Aboriginal allies. The medal design has an effigy of Her Majesty The Queen on one side, and the image from the commemorative banner on the reverse. The medals, which were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, are made of silver and measure 7.5 cm in diameter. Usage of the Queen’s effigy and the design of the medal itself was approved by Buckingham Palace.” (Photographs courtesy of the Government of Canada).

Six Nations Polytechnic & McMaster University School of Social Work

Welcomes the Community of Six Nations to a Public Forum Critical Social Work Debates: Ganíkwiyoh (A Good Mind) in Child Welfare? November 6, 2012 4pm to 6pm Grand River Room, Six Nations Polytechnic Speakers: Sadie Buck, Seneca Nation Turtle Clan. Juliana Chooi-Harley, Intake Worker at the Children’s Aid Society of Brant Gary Dumbrill, Associate Professor of Social Work at McMaster University The presentations will focus on anti-oppressive social work as it involves Children’s Aid Society (CAS) workers helping parents and communities deal with such issues by walking along side them as they address both the personal troubles and social problems that contribute to child protection concerns. The speakers will present findings from current research; discuss the approaches in attempting to walk beside parents as they address the child protection concerns using a solution focused strengths based “Signs of Safety” approach, while exploring the cultural importance of Ganíkwiyoh (a Good Mind).

All Are Welcome - Refreshments will be served For more information: please contact Six Nations Polytechnic, 519-445-0023


OPP News Briefs Staff Impaired Driving Charges for Six Nations Man The Haldimand detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police released a statement saying they had charged 30 year old Lyle Hill, a Six Nations of the Grand member. The charges resulted after police responded to a motor vehicle collision report on October 27 around 3:45 pm. Con-

WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012 stable Mark Foster said the responding officers found a purple 1996 Pontiac car in the ditch on Haldimand County Road 20, west of Ojibway Road. Haldimand County paramedics were already on the scene giving the driver of the vehicle emergency medical aid. Following the investigation, police charged Hill with Impaired Operation, Operate a Motor Vehicle with over the legal limit of Alcohol and a number of other Highway Traffic Act offences, which were not revealed by the police. Hill will appear in Cayuga Provincial Court at a

future date. Fraud Alert Advertisements for Mystery or Secret Shoppers are an ongoing FRAUD, warn the Haldimand detatchment of the OPP. People who respond to ads for the position “might receive a very official looking letter asking for you to be a mystery shopper with a too good of an offer to pass up,” said Constable Mark Foster in a statement. “For your own financial safety do not participate.” Foster explained how the fraud works, saying the organization contacted send respondents “a cheque for

several thousand dollars. You are then asked to cash the cheque and send a portion through Western Union or Moneygram to a number of named payees and keep a substantial amount as your payment. When the bank attempts to clear the cheque it comes back as being fraudulent and then you're responsible for the loss.” The OPP say if you receive this sort of invitation, do not try to cash the cheque. Instead, report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or email them at info@antifraucentre.ca.





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WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012

Six Nations Police bust drug house Staff Six Nations Police report they have arrested two Ohsweken residents after they carried out a search warrant for controlled drugs and substances on a Sixth Line residence on October 26. Homeowner Brian Powless was charged with Unauthorized Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of trafficking. Police also charged Deborah Cassie Jacobs with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. During the search of the residence, carried out with assistance from Project Shutdown officers, police found non-prescribed pills and a magazine clip with ammunition. The police did not encounter any difficulties in completing the search warrant, saying “other people were occupying the residence.” Police are still investigating and further charges may be laid. The police did not say what drugs were found, or in what quantities.

Manitoba aboriginal leaders want native police serve established in the north WINNIPEG _ A number of First Nations want provincial and federal governments to help support an aboriginal police service in remote parts of northern Manitoba. Leaders of four Island Lake First Nations say they've had to shell out more than $300,000 from their budgets for policing each year. They say that money was originally earmarked to pay for other programs on the reserves. The lack of government funding means no radio dispatch, computer database or other budget items for police. Eric Robinson, Manitoba's aboriginal affairs minister, says funding for the First Nation police program was frozen by the federal government six years ago. He says that without a partnership, the province can't cover costs alone. Ivan Harper, a councillor with Garden Hill First Nation, says they have a makeshift jail that was built with two-by-fours to reinforce it. Herman Harper, head band constable in St. Theresa Point, says deteriorating roads on the reserve have also damaged police cruisers. The band constables are unarmed and lack of training is also an issue for some. First Nations leaders from the area said that while they have a good relationship with RCMP, officers have to take a boat, plane or winter road in order to reach the communities.

SIX NATIONS LANGUAGE COMMISSION The Six Nations Language Commission is seeking a new Commissioner from the Six Nations Community Criteria: * must reside on the Territory * must have a demonstrated interest in Haudenosaunee languages * must be able to meet conflict-of-interest guidelines of the SNLC - one meeting per month - minimum - meetings after business hours - membership is voluntary If you are interested in working with a dedicated group of community people who are working to revitalize our Haudenosaunee languages please send an e-mail to the following address: snlc2009@gmail.com

******************************************** SNLC Announcement The closing date for Onondaga Program Applications is Friday November 2, 2012


Notice to Members of the Public Six Nations Elected Council invites applications from community members who are interested in serving on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Council is seeking up to six (6) volunteers to serve on the Committee. People with disabilities and members of their families are encouraged to apply. The main purposes and activities of the Committee are: Engage in discussions to identify visible and invisible barriers to programs, services and employment that might exist when people with disabilities interact with Council Generate solutions and prevention tools to recommend Council adopt as part of a plan to address accessibility problems experienced by community members with disabilities Applicant Eligibility: - You are a member of Six Nations - You understand barriers faced by people with disabilities - You are committed to treating all people equally, with dignity and respect - You have 1 – 3 daytime hours monthly to contribute Submission of Applications: Application forms are available at the Council Administration Building and Human Resources Department. We will mail or email the application at your request if it is helpful. Applicants may be requested to attend a private interview. Please submit your application by November 29, 2012. Contact Melinda Jamieson, Human Rights and Accessibility Coordinator at 519-445-2223 for more information or to request an application.


Seeking local education champions BRANTFORD – Do you know an outstanding role model, someone who has made on-going education, learning and training a part of their life, or who has changed their life because of education? If so, they could be an Education Champion. In February 2012, the Education Works Alliance celebrated the experiences of 19 people through an awareness campaign. They are looking for new Champions to feature in their second campaign. “Our last set of champions was a really diverse group, but they were all great examples of staying true to their goals” said Rob Rombouts, Coordinator of the Education Works project. “There were single parents going back to school, older workers re-training for today’s market, workers completing apprenticeship programs, students who overcame challenges to go to college and university and

many others.” Education Works is looking for nominations for education champions. Nominees must be at least 18 or older, live in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, New Credit, Norfolk or Six Nations and be a positive role model, showing the value of education and learning. Education

Works will feature selected Champions in a communitywide campaign, kicking-off February 2013. “Our champions succeed because of their own drive, and because of the programs and support available in the community, and they are true inspirations to others,” said Rombouts. “One of our previous champions helped her fellow students, setting up homework and tutoring groups, and inspired

her brother to complete his Grade 12. These are the types of people we want to bring attention to.” Nominations forms are available at www.educationworks.ca or by contacting Rob Rombouts at rob@ workforceplanningboard. org. The nomination deadline is November 30, 2012. Education Works is a community group dedicated to building prosperity through training, education and lifelong learning. The group’s mandate is to raise the education, literacy and skill levels of Grand Erie residents, in order to broaden opportunities for employments and economic development. For more information, please contact: Rob Rombouts, Communications/Project Coordinator, Education Works Alliance 519-756-1116, x 225, rob@ workforceplanningboard. org


WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012


Tekawennake News Weather Summary Tekawennake's Seven Day Forecast

This is the time to get started on longoverdue work, Aries. Things will go smoothly if you focus all of your attention on the tasks at hand and avoid distractions.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, do not worry about being productive all of the time. You need to recharge to be in top form when you are called into action. Tuesday could be busy.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, expect some additional energy that enables you to sail through tasks at work in record speed. The sky is the limit when you have so much energy.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, there are certain tasks that you may find you cannot complete on your own. That is when you should delegate or ask someone with more experience to help you.


Showers Likely 9/6


Showers Likely 7/1

Detailed Forecast

Weather Trivia What is a front?




Partly Cloudy 4/0



Sunny 6/2

Cloudy 7/4

Peak Fishing/Hunting Times This Week Peak Times Day AM PM Wed ---11:37-1:37 Thu 12:25-2:25 12:55-2:55 Fri 1:13-3:13 1:43-3:43 Sat 2:01-4:01 2:31-4:31 Day Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

Last 11/6

New 11/13

Day Sun Mon Tue

Sunrise 7:53 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 7:56 a.m. 7:57 a.m. 6:59 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 7:01 a.m.

Sunset 6:13 p.m. 6:11 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:09 p.m. 5:08 p.m. 5:06 p.m. 5:05 p.m.

Moonrise 7:19 p.m. 8:03 p.m. 8:52 p.m. 9:45 p.m. 10:42 p.m. 10:42 p.m. 11:44 p.m.

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First 11/20

Full 11/28

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

What you need most of all this week is to escape the confines of the four walls and simply spend plenty of time outdoors, Libra. Your mind will be cleansed.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, adventure brings excitement and you are ready for some creative flow of energy and a change of pace. Keep your eyes peeled for all of the opportunities coming your way.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, this week you will take steps toward getting more organized at work and at home. Clean out drawers and closets and remove any clutter that has accumulated.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18


PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

1. Army legal branch 4. Dekagram 7. Underwater ship 10. 6th Jewish month 12. __ lang syne, good old days 14. European money 15. Remover of an apple’s center 17. The content of cognition

Pisces, your innovative approach could certainly work in your favor this week. Don’t be afraid to apply this approach to your finances.

Moonset 9:37 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 11:44 a.m. 12:19 p.m. 12:52 p.m.


Virgo, if there’s something that you have wanted to try, such as a hobby or sport, now is the time to do so. You have the confidence needed to try different things.

Aquarius, this week you may want to make a second attempt at something that didn’t quite work out the first time. You may be surprised by the results this time around.

Peak Times AM PM 2:49-4:49 3:19-5:19 3:36-5:36 4:06-6:06 4:23-6:23 4:53-6:53

Sun/Moon Chart This Week

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

You may face a decision that gives you pause from an ethical or humanitarian standpoint, Capricorn. Give it some thought before deciding what to do.


Rain Likely 11 / 4


LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, it’s smart if you hold your tongue for a few days until a situation at home has a chance to blow over. Otherwise you can run the risk of escalating things unnecessarily.


Few Showers 4/0

Today we will see cloudy skies with an 80% chance of showers, high temperature of 9º. North northwest wind 9 km/h. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a 30% chance of showers, overnight low of 6º. West southwest wind 10 km/h.

Answer: A boundary zone between two air masses of different density.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

18. Bleats 19. “1836 siege” of U.S. 20. Inquiries 22. Bottled gas 23. Dutch painter Gerrit 25. An invasion or hostile attack 28. Misbeliever 31. South American Indiana 32. Bone cavities 33. Hound sounds 34. Turtle carapace

39. Wash or flow against 40. Cross a threshold 41. Pitch symbol 42. About lizards 45. Treat with contempt 48. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 49. Place to sleep 51. Harsh criticism or disapproval 54. Wipe out recorded information 56. Pesetas 58. Pitcher Hershiser 59. Pronouncements 60. Dodge truck model 61. A coniferous tree 62. Ludicrously false statement 63. Lyric poem 64. Determine the sum 65. Fixed in one’s purpose


1. Mexican wattle & daub hut 2. __ Green: playwright 3. Building for autos 4. Rum and lime or lemon juice 5. Two spiral-horned African antelopes 6. Jubilant delight 7. Cyclic 8. Fiddler crabs 9. Vehicle carrying

many passengers 11. Dream sleep 13. Afghan Persian language 16. Gnawing small mammal 18. B1 deficiency disease 21. Not out 24. Chancellor Von Bismarck 26. RCO group of atoms 27. Cony 29. Makes a gas less dense 30. Instances of disease 34. A story 35. Surmounted 36. Cloisonned 37. Counterfoil 38. Kept cattle together 39. Computer screen material 43. Ancient calculator 44. Cuddle 46. District nurse 47. Employee stock ownership plan 50. Distributed game cards 52. Murres genus 53. Tear apart violently 55. Umbrella support 56. Athlete who plays for pay 57. Small amount


WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012


CLASSIFIEDS Birth announcement

Autos for sale

Our Kids, Rich and Karen and big brother Hudson welcomed with love Seamus Lorne (August 14, 2012). Proud Grandparents are Nancy (Davis) and Jerry Elmer and Bob and Pam Sharp. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are Uncle Doots (Rob) and Auntie Darlene, Jenny, Andy, Eve and Austin Edmonds, Becky, Andrew and Ramsay Jackson. We offer a humble Thank you to the Creator for all he has given us.

Coming events

Roast Beef Dinner 2691 1st Line at New Credit United Church, Friday, November 2nd. 4-7 p.m. $12 adult, $6 child. $30 Family (2 adult, 2 children). Takeout available.

Chicken Supper At St. Lukes Church Smoothtown (1246 Onondaga Rd. Near 3rd Line), Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Adults - $12.00; Children (6-12) - $6.00; Preschoolers Free. Takeouts Available.

Phil’s Great Savings Sale All Automobiles Certified & E-Tested + Warranty. Ready to GO 2007 Pont. Montana Van, 141 K, $6595.00; 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, Stow & Go, 151 K, $6295.90; 2005 Pont. Montana Van, red, 153 K, $5395.00; 2005 Chev Uplander, 145 K, $5595.00; 2005 Ford Escape, 4x4, Blk, 4 cyl., $7195.00; 2005 G.M.C. Jimmy 4x4, white, 116 K, $6595.00; 2003 Ford Focus, s.wagon, 4 cyl, 142 K, $4995.00; 2004 Pont. Grand A.M., blk, 111 K, Call for Price; 2002 Pont. Sunfire, 4 cyl, 146 K, $3495.00; 2002 Ford Taurus, s.wagon, S.E., comfort, 151 K. Call; House Trailer 32ft $700.00. Phil’s Car Sales, Brantford, 390 Brant County Rd. #18 Open 9-6, Sat. 10-4 519-752-1920

Workshop/Party Ladies, we all do so much for our families, now is the time to pamper & rejuvenate with results in 24 hrs. Let’s meet for coffee & let me introduce you to Arbonne! Botanically based Health, Skin, Make-up & Hair products for all ages. “Pure, Safe & Beneficial”. Book a casual workshop/ party of 3 or more & you’ll receive a $100 Arbonne hostess gift AND up to 80% off your Arbonne wish list. Shelby 519-445-2983 or 519-761-7199.

21st Annual Gingerbread House Craft Show. Saturday, Nov. 10th 9AM to 4PM. New Location: Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantford Park Rd., Brantford (East of Wayne Gretzky Pkwy. At Dunsdon St.). Notice 75 Exhibitors, Free Admission, Bake Room by Cystic Due to no fault of her own, Casey was unable to atFibrosis Canada. tend the trip to Wisconsin for Gaihwiyo. As a result of Wanted not acquiring proper transQuotas purchased. 3681 portation for all students to go Casey was unable to fit. Second Line She is prepared to return the ticket money to the garage sale people who would like it returned to them. She can be Estate Garage Sale reached at 905-765-0421. Saturday, November 3, Again thank you to those 2012. Ohsweken #1708, who did buy tickets, I am 4th Line. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 very grateful. p.m. House Contents, Tools. Thank you, Casey Miller

Child welfare sector releases recommendations

New report highlights the importance of the right services at the right time, providing for Aboriginal children, and supports for youth in care TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) released the 2012 Child Welfare Report today presenting recommendations to the government on child welfare priorities. These priorities have come out of indepth discussion with the child welfare field, community partners, government officials, and families and youth working with Children’s Aid. This year the recommendations focus on ensuring that Children’s Aid is able to provide the right service at the right time, asking the government to deliver on the obligation to give Aboriginal authority over the practice of child welfare in Aboriginal communities, raising the age of protection, and helping youth stay at home while they complete their education. Approximately 90% of the child protection cases served by Children’s Aid involve agencies working with children and parents together, keeping children at home where and when it is safe to do so. An essential part of continuing this work involves a timely response and a range of differential and customized supports and services to provide help before problems escalate and become crises. Late interventions mean that children are more likely to come into care, their connections to their families may be damaged, and the province will bear the cost of providing care. Focus needs to be on continuing to support the services that provide the right services at the right time early on. In addition to asking the government to deliver on their obligation of devolution, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies are recommending that the government endorse culturally appropriate practices for providing care and protection of Aboriginal children, families, and communities,

and provide funding to support the creation of new Aboriginal child welfare agencies and to support culturally appropriate programs that encompass the unique experiences of diverse Aboriginal populations. As of 2012, more than 40% of Aboriginal children in care are still being served by nonAboriginal Children’s Aid Societies, and are isolated from their First Nations. Sarah*, a former youth in care and current Children’s Aid client said “having an Aboriginal Children’s Aid worker really helps me find more about my heritage. I can relate to her and I feel more comfortable with her. She understands me more.” Before having an Ab-

original worker, Sarah had a hard time connecting with child welfare to get the support she needed to provide a safe home for her children. Having someone who understands where she comes from and the importance her heritage plays in her everyday life was the change Sarah needed to keep moving forward. OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies also released recommendations and findings on the need to raise the age of protection from 16 to 18 to bring the province in line with the UN definition of a “child”, and letting Crown wards stay in their foster or group homes past the current age, which often leaves youth trying to live

on their own at 16 or 17 before they have finished their high school education. To read the full report in English and French, click here. *Name has been changed to protect identity About the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies: OACAS is the trusted voice in child welfare in Ontario. Since 1912, OACAS has represented Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario and provided service in the areas of government relations, communications, information management, education and training to advocate for the protection and well-being of children.

INVITATION TO TENDER Six Nations Social Services is inviting tenders for snow removal for the following three locations. Please note that this work MUST be completed by 7.30 am. Send your quote addressed to: Social Services Administration 15 Sunrise Court Box 5001 Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0 Please clearly mark “Snowplowing” on the Envelope and submit by November 16, 2012. 1. Snowplowing at Six Nations Social Services Administration Building on 15 Sunrise Court, both parking lots: the large one and the small one to the side of the building (Corrections). 2. Sanding at Six Nations Social Services Building on 15 Sunrise Court. 3. Removal of sand left in parking lot at end of season. PLEASE QUOTE EACH JOB SEPARATELY

1. Snowplowing at Stoneridge Children’s Centre on 18 Stoneridge Circle. 2. Sanding at Stoneridge Children’s Centre on 18 Stoneridge Circle. 3. Removal of sand left in parking lot at end of season. PLEASE QUOTE EACH JOB SEPARATELY 1. 2. 3. 4.

Snowplowing at the Six Nations Daycare on 21 Bicentennial Trail. Sanding at the Six Nations Daycare on 21 Bicentennial Trail. Removal of snow from sidewalk. Removal of sand left in parking lot at end of season. PLEASE QUOTE EACH JOB SEPARATELY



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