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Walking and running to raise funds Mohawk Village Memorial Park

They were just children when they were forced to attend a school far away from home and the only life and family they ever knew.

Hundreds of innocent children ran away from the Mush Hole countless times, only to be tracked down, caught and forced to return to the hellscape that was the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, today known as the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Many of those children are still alive today. The school closed down in the early 70s but the memories are still fresh for people like John Elliott, a Mohawk man from Six Nations who attended the church-run institution from 1947 to 1952.

Born in 1936, Elliott was placed in the Mush Hole for truancy.

But like many kids who attended the government-sponsored school, Elliott was forced to perform manual labour on the farm that sat adjacent to the school property in addition to his studies.

At the age of 17, he started working in the construction and painting industries.

After 63 years of work, he finally retired and eventually returned home to Six Nations.

Currently, he is a director with the Mohawk Village Memorial Park and the Survivors’ Secretariat, an organization that was formed to search the grounds of the former residential school for potential hidden graves of children who attended the school.

As a child, Elliott had a history of running away from the Mush Hole, especially on Christmas Eve.

The distance from the Mush Hole to Six Nations can range anywhere from 18 km along Highway 54 to Chiefswood Park, up to over 20 or 25 km, depending on where one’s home was on the reserve.

Countless stories exist of malnourished children running away from the abuse and neglect they faced at residential schools, which were created to force Indigenous children to assimilate into Canadian culture by abandoning their culture and language.

Even on Elliott’s first

day, he and his brother ran away from the Mush Hole - so named due to the never-ending sticky bowls of “mushy” porridge the kids ate for breakfast every day, while survivors tell of teachers enjoying fresh fruit and eggs from the farm the children laboured on - delicacies the children weren’t allowed to enjoy.

This Saturday, on Sept. 16, survivors like John will be holding a Walk-AThon at the blue track in Ohsweken starting at 10 a.m. to raise funds for the Mohawk Village Memorial Park, a project long in the works to honour former students and survivors.

This Saturday’s event is in honour of John and all the children who felt it necessary to run away from the Mohawk Institute.

Many will be walking the blue track in Ohsweken and raising funds for the memorial village, a park planned on five acres near the former Mohawk Institute at 184 Mohawk Street in Brantford. But some will be running, including me.

I will be running roughly 21 km from the Woodland Cultural Centre to the blue track in Ohsweken on

Saturday in honour of all survivors and the horrors they faced as children attending the Mush Hole and anyone is welcome to join me and contribute to the fundraising effort for the Mohawk Village Memorial Park.

The park is meant to provide a place of remembrance where the human dignity of survivors can be recognized and honoured.

Included in the park will be memorials, walking paths, and decorative landscaping as well as a variety of features including a pavilion, fire pit, children’s play area, memorial circle, orchard and water pond feature.

Several of the survivors and board members for the Mohawk Park and Survivors’ Secretariat will be at the blue track on Saturday.

Many local organizations are working to raise funds, too.

If anyone is interested in donating to the development of the park, please send donations to the following link at Canada Helps: www. charities/mohawk-village-memorial-park/p2p/ ParkRun2023

Brantford man charged with child sexual exploitation

BRANTFORD — A Brantford man is facing charges in a child sexual exploitation investigation.

OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and Brantford Police Service, in conjunction with American law enforcement began investigating in early August after the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force contacted Brantford Police regarding inappropriate communications via Snapchat between a young girl and a man in Brantford.

The Brantford Police Services then identified an additional 21 victims of similar incidents in which girls were asked to share intimate photos of themselves, typically through some type of threat or extortion.

On September 6, 2023 members of the Brantford Police and OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Brantford.

The accused has been charged with:

Extortion contrary to section 346(1.1)(b) of

the Criminal Code - three counts

Luring a child contrary to section 172.1(1)(a)four counts

Making Child Pornography contrary to section 163.1(2) of the Criminal Code - three counts

Possession of child pornography contrary to section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code

Invitation to sexual touching contrary to section 152 of the Criminal Code - three counts

The name of the accused cannot be released under the terms of a court-imposed publication ban.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information regarding this case or any internet child exploitation and wish to provide information anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or ontariocrimestoppers. ca. Reporting information may also be made on the internet through cybertip. ca.

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Ontario launches New Community Engagement Fund

Fund supports ongoing burial investigations and mental health supports

The Ontario government said it is taking action to support Indigenous communities in the province by launching the $7.1 million Indian Residential School Community Engagement Fund (IRSCEF).

The fund will enable additional communities and organizations to support residential school survivors and their families impacted by ongoing burial investigations at former residential schools. Funding can be used for mental health and addiction support, research and public education.

“Ontario has heard from Indigenous partners and leadership that more support is needed for the broader network of communities and organizations involved in or impacted by investigations at Indian Residential School

sites,” said Greg Rickford, minister of Indigenous affairs. “Our government is directly responding to Indigenous feedback, and the IRSCEF will allow us to fund Indigenous-led and survivor-centred programs and services that are flexible and respond to the needs of survivors and their families.”

Applications could have been submitted through the Ontario government’s Transfer Payment Ontario website beginning Monday, July 31 until Tuesday, Sept. 5. Eligible activities to receive funding include: community engagement; mental health and addictions support; research activities; public education and awareness; staffing supports; commemoration initiatives.

Eligible applicants may receive up to $150,000 for the 2023 to 2024 fiscal year. Funding is expected to be released beginning in Fall 2023.

The IRSCEF is part

of the $25.1 million announced in the 2023 budget to support burial investigations at former residential schools which includes $10.1 million to support Indigenous communities with work related to planned and ongoing burial investigations and $15 million to support Indigenous communities in responding to the mental health and addictions and trauma impacts of this difficult work.

To date, Ontario has committed $62.3 million to support residential school burial investigations.

"As we continue to advance meaningful reconciliation, the province is also working with Indigenous partners to explore opportunities that strengthen Ontarians’ collective awareness and understanding of the legacy of these institutions,” said an July press release.

The Audrey Sandy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship commemorating our late Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Auntie, Teacher, and Friend, is to be awarded to a deserving individual(s) who has taken it upon themselves to re-enter academia as a mature student in order to better themselves and their family. In lieu of applications; please forward a 500-word statement of interest, discussing your goals as a student and member of the community. The family of Audrey Sandy gehę applaud your successes and wish you all of the best in your future endeavours.

Three (3) $3000 scholarships to be awarded based upon the following:

• Provide proof of Six Nations of the Grand River Membership

• Verification of post secondary registration (full or part time)

• Returning/mature student

Applications are due by September 29, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Send to: Successful candidates will be contacted no later than November 1, 2023

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SIX NATIONS POLICE Constable - Contract Position

Applications for a contract position for Constable with the Six Nations Police are now being called for.

All applicants must fill out a standard application form available at the Six Nations Police Station.

CRITERIA for applicants are as follows:

Minimum Requirements to be considered for a career in First Nations Policing with the Six Nations Police Service, you must:

- Be 19 years of age or over and able to provide an official birth certificate or proof of age;

- Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position having regard to your own safety and the safety of members of the public

- Have successfully completed at least 4 years of Secondary School education or its equivalent (official transcripts and diplomas will be required)


Be of good moral character and habits, meaning that you are an individual other people would consider being trustworthy and having integrity, with no criminal record;

- certified by a physician to be fit for duty as a front line Six Nations Police Constable and able to pass physical tests which are required in the recruiting process

- Possess a valid driver’s license with no more than 6 accumulated demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges

- Be able to pass a security clearance as well as background investigation, credit card and reference checks

If you have any criminal convictions under a Federal Statute you must obtain a pardon.

Special Requirements – for the Six Nations Police Service, in order to address the unique and at times urgent needs of the Six Nations of the Grand River Community and Haudenosaunee culture, additional requirements include:


Extensive knowledge of the unique social dynamics of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

- A sound understanding of Haudenosaunee culture, customs, traditions and social political issues of the Six Nations of the Grand River

- Six Nations of the Grand River Band Membership/Citizenship and residency is considered a preferred asset and

- Membership or extensive working experience with any Indigenous Nation will also be considered an asset

Desirable Qualifications:

• Six Nations Band member preferred


• Previous policing related experience

• Law and security courses, etc.

Closing Date: Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. September 28, 2023.

Applications in complete form are to be mailed or hand delivered to:

Six Nations Police P.O. Box 758

2112 4th Line Road Ohsweken, Ontario

N0A 1M0

Attention: Policing Administrator

For further information, please contact the Policing Administrator at 519-445-4191.

COVID-19 Restrictions will be exercised.

Six Nations Police Briefs


OHSWEKEN — A woman has been arrested and charged after an assault on Harold Road. On September 3, multiple calls were received by Six Nations Police to assist after an assault left a woman with serious injuries.

Jamie Beaver, 37, of Ohsweken was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, obstructing a police officer, failing to comply with release orders and disobeying

a court order. She was remanded into custody to appear in court at a later date.

Impaired Driving

An Ohsweken man was arrested after he failed to remain at the scene of a collision on Fourth Line. Taton Skye, 21, was found by police to be intoxicated and driving a motor vehicle that had earlier left a two vehicle collision down the road. He is now facing dangerous driving and impaired driving charges.

Flight from Police

On September 6 at 3:15

p.m. a man was arrestred after speeding through a school zone on Fifth Line. When Six Nations Police attempted to stop the vehicle he failed to stop for police. He was eventually stopped and refused to exit the vehicle. He resisted arrest and police eventually took him safely into custody. Tyler Sandy, 31, of Ohsweken is facing charges including Assault with the Intent to Resist Arrest, Flight from Police, Dangerous Driving, Assaulting a Peace Officer and Operation while Prohibited.

Driver passes school bus

Six Nations Police arrested a man after he was observed to fail to remain at an accident. The driver was observed driving in the wrong lane and passed a school bus with the lights activated. Multiple callers identified the vehicle and driver to police. Roni Crawford, 39, of Ohsweken was arrested and charged with Dangerous Driving, Impaired Operation and Operating with Excessive Blood Drug Concentration.


Invites applications for the following positions: Community Liaison Person of Haudenosaunee Ancestry Casual Early Childhood Educators, Casual Clerical Casual Educational Assistants, Casual Caretakers

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More photos of the Six Nations Fall Fair and Ambassadors Contest

It was a great celebration at the Six Nations Fall Fair this weekend. The new Ambassadors for 2023-2024 are Little Miss Six Nations Averlee Moore, Miss Mini Six Nations Ajennavae Hill, Miss Preteen Six Nations Isabella Beaver, Miss Teen Six Nations Dewadenyayaks Dale and Miss Six Nations Kari Hill. Midway was a blast and the Friday night lights were shining for Gary Farmer and Derek Miller as they jammed the night away in the heart of Ohsweken. DAVE LAFORCE


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Six Nations woman Phyllis Bomberry honoured posthumously in Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

Phyllis Bomberry was a trailblazing softball player and is now being honoured in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2023 for her exceptional contributions to the sport.

Bomberry, who passed away in 2019, had a storied sporting career spanning over a quarter century, facing both racial and gender discrimination

while making her mark as a professional women’s softball player.

Bomberry, of the Cayuga, Wolf clan, was born in 1942 on Six Nations.

Just a decade later, during her childhood practicing with her dad and brother, she showed exceptional promise as a softball player and is now being recognized for her trailblazing contribution to a traditionally male-dominated sport, defying gender roles and stereotypes of the


Bomberry’s softball career reached a pinnacle of success when she helped lead her team to gold at the Canada Summer Games in 1969 and was the first female athlete to be awarded the Tom Longboat Award.

As an Indigenous woman growing up in post-war Canada, Bomberry faced racial discrimination in addition to gender discrimination as she pursued her passion.

In addition to softball,

she also threw herself into ice hockey, football, volleyball, Badminton and lacrosse.

Described as having a “fiery” and “competitive” spirit since her youth, that drive is being credited with seeing her through tremendous adversity to take her place in the Canada Sports Hall of Fame today.

Bomberry’s father also played amateur baseball.

Softball became her favourite sport when she played with her dad, catch-

Six Na'ons of the Grand River Elected Council approved an agreement with Brant Aggregates Ltd. and the Lands and Resources Department Consulta'on and Accommoda'on Process (CAP) Team subject to community engagement.

ing pitches for him and her brother during her childhood years.

Phyllis played with the women’s team, the Ohsweken Mohawks, helping them win back-to-back provincial Intermediate B championships in 1960 and 1961.

She finished high school in Toronto where she was recruited to play catcher for the Carpetland Senior A Team in the Ontario Senior Women’s League.

She worked at a radio factory to fund her athletic pursuits and faced discrimination as the only Indigenous woman to play on the team.

She endured racist taunts from the stands while, the Sports Hall of Fame notes, league officials did nothing to defend her.

Bomberry endured the discrimination with grace and courage and helped the Carpetland team win the Canadian Softball Championships in 1967 and 1968.

She was also named Top Batter, All-Star Catcher, and most valuable player in 1967 and again, all-star catcher in 1968.

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Her family often came to Toronto to watch her play, which gave her the strength to endure the discrimination she constantly faced.

Bomberry broke ground when she was awarded

the Tom Longboat Award, established in 1951 to honour exceptional Indigenous athletes, named after the legendary long-distance runner, also from Six Nations.

She was the first woman to win the award.

After helping her team win gold in 1969, Bomberry continued to play professional softball, winning gold again at the Canada Summer Games in 1976 before a knee injury forced her into early retirement. For her remaining years, when she returned home to Six Nations, Bomberry became an everlasting inspiration to young people on the reserve, becoming a renowned beadworker and leatherwork crafter.

Bomberry is now receiving the recognition she deserves for her resilience, grace and grit as a trailblazing Indigenous female athlete in the annals of Canadian sport history.

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Supporters of Leonard Peltier hold rally, urging clemency

The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — Hundreds of activists and Indigenous leaders rallied outside the White House on Tuesday to support Leonard Peltier on the imprisoned activist's 79th birthday, holding signs and chanting slogans urging President Joe Biden to grant clemency to the Native American leader.

Peltier is serving life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents during a 1975 standoff on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was convicted in 1977.

Key figures involved in Peltier's prosecution have stepped forward over the years to urge his release, rally organizers said, including the judge who presided over Peltier's 1986 appeal and the former U.S. attorney whose office handled the prosecution and appeal.

Tuesday's rally kicked off with chanting and drumbeats. Organizers delivered impassioned


speeches about Peltier's life and his importance as a Indigenous leader, punctuated by shouts of ``Free Peltier! Free Peltier!''

The rally's organizers said Peltier wrote a statement, which was read aloud in front of the White House, in which he thanked the people who have pushed for his release.

``I hope to breathe free air before I die. Hope is a hard thing to hold, but no one is strong enough to take it from me,'' Peltier wrote. ``There is a lot of work left to do. I would like to get out and join you in doing it.''

``Forty-eight years is long enough,'' said Nick Tilsen, president of NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led advocacy group that co-organized the rally with Amnesty International USA.

Amnesty considers Peltier a political prisoner, and organizers said a United Nations working group on arbitrary detention specifically noted the anti-In-

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``We are calling on the Biden administration, who has made it a choice _ has made Indigenous civil rights a priority _ for his administration, yet he allows and continues to allow the longest incarcerated political prisoner in the United States,'' Tilsen said.

Over 100 people journeyed by bus and caravan for three days from South Dakota to the District of Columbia to support Peltier's release, NDN Collective said in a Facebook post. Speakers at the rally included ``Reservation Dogs'' actor Dallas Goldtooth, President of the National Congress of American Indians Fawn Sharp and other Indigenous leaders.

While Peltier's supporters argue he was wrongly convicted of killing FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams, the agency has maintained that he is guilty and was properly sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

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Cody Lightning (writer, producer, actor, director), Hannah Cheeseman (actor, producer), Samuel Miller (co-writer), and Simon Baker (actor) – photo by Adrian Jacobs © 2023 Smoke Signals 2: Still Smokin’ was never to be, but Cody Lightning made us die laughing! As a child actor Cody played young Victor in the 1998 multiple award winning movie Smoke Signals. Spicy lan-

TIFF – Hey Viktor!

guage made an old white couple leave a screening of Hey Viktor, according to Cody, but our crowd for the Canadian premier at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) 2023 Sunday, September 10 got every joke of our NDN humour!

It was a full house with spontaneous applause throughout the movie and also after remarks by Cody Lightning. Nearly every native jokester I know, and even sober ones, has their own, “Hey Victor! I heard...” impression. Hey

Viktor! is a mockumentary telling the story of Cody Lightning attempting to revive his career with a sequel to Smoke Signals. Viktor replaces Victor because Cody didn’t get the trademark movie character or sequel rights, as explained by an Indigenous studio executive in a “to the camera aside” that we laughed at. I love the overall mocking of Hollywood.

Adam Beach’s really bad wig in Smoke Signals has a cameo role in Hey Viktor! The wigs in Smoke

Signals always stood out to me for how bad they were. Anyone who has seen the movie had a good laugh. Since Cody couldn’t get Adam for his movie his wig would do! Adam appears in Cody’s drunken gambling hallucination and gives him the sage advice that turns him around.

Even the white “Cherokee” pretendian gets mocked, but not in a harsh way, as the identity gatekeepers do. Cody’s assistant who finds out why her name is Kate Colum-





Three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member

Three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member

NOMINATIONS for three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member will be held on SATURDAY, September 23, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL (Blue #1738 Fourth Line) from 9:00AM-12:00 noon.

bo! She is a true ally who really loves Cody, even past all his self-destructive ways. The raucous solution to Cody’s failure to do a Smoke Signals sequel involves a scene of Zombie Priests that cannot be missed!

Simon Baker, who played young Victor in the 1998 movie, is the daughter of my friend Glenda Klassen. Glenda is Cree from Saskatchewan. She is married to my Mennonite friend Darryl Klassen. I

NOMINATIONS for three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member will be held on SATURDAY, September 2 3, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL (Blue #1738 Fourth Line) from 9:00AM-12:00 noon.

Eligibility Requirements of All Candidates

a) Be a registered band member of Six Nations of the Grand River.

Eligibility Requirements of All Candidates

b) Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

a) Be a registered band member of Six Nations of the Grand River.

have enjoyed visiting with Darryl and Glenda and knew of her acting skills. I then learned Simon was her son and met him at their home in Langley, BC. It was good to say hello again to Simon at TIFF 2023!

Hey Viktor! has been bought by a distributor so here’s to screenings all across Turtle Island and awards to come!

c) Be a resident on Six Nations of the Grand River for a minimum of one year prior to election.

b) Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

d) Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

c) Be a resident on Six Nations of the Grand River for a minimum of one year prior to election.

e) Must demonstrate previous and current community involvement.

f) All candidates must be nominated by two (2) eligible nominators.

d) Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

e) Must demonstrate previous and current community involvement.

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 1 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

f) All candidates must be nominated by two (2) eligible nominators.

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 1 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 2 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 2 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

GENERAL VOTER’S POLL – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 6 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

GENERAL VOTER’S POLL – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 6 PM for the Election of three (3) Community Resident (On-Reserve) Board of Trustee Member.

If you have any questions call Melanie Bomberry, Trust Coordinator at 905 -765-1236 or email

If you have any questions call Melanie Bomberry, Trust Coordinator at 905 -765-1236 or email

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Reviewer Adrian Jacobs (left) with Simon Baker (right) who played young Victor in Smoke Signals. PHOTO BY X

The summer sun is fading and autumn leaves will soon be changing colour and falling. Whether you’re a new plant parent or hoping to add some live seasonal decor to your space, we’ve gathered up a list of fall-friendly houseplants to make you feel extra cozy this season.

Add a snake plant: Fall turns many rooms perfectly suited for houseplants into dark corners only low-light tolerant ones can handle. Snake plants are one of the most versatile common houseplants as they can be placed in a spot that receives any light besides harsh, direct sunlight. From bright indirect sunlight to low-lit corners and bathrooms, snake plants are a great option for the fall.

Pick a pilea: Whatever you call it — pilea, Chinese money plant, UFO plant, pancake plant — a pilea peperomioide makes a great houseplant yearround. These plants thrive in brightly lit situations yet also tolerate many low-lit rooms and corners making them a perfect fall plant. Like their round beautifully coloured leaves these plants look like actual small gems and often come potted in a relatively small container that fits perfectly on window sills giving them full access to as much sunlight as they can get during the day. Like most houseplants, it is better to keep their soil on the dry side rather than too wet.

Pothos: If you’re looking for a very easy-to-care-for plant look no further than a pothos. Most pothos are very content in medium to low light and specifically, the marble queen pothos

Popular fall houseplants Grab

is one of them. This type of indoor houseplant grows very quickly and is fairly hands-off when it comes to care. Water when the pot feels light and the soil is relatively dry.

Red Chinese evergreen: Some houseplants are so pretty, colourful and stylish that they look like indoor decor. Some have colours that are perfect for fall and make spaces feel extra cozy, like the red Chinese evergreen. Chinese evergreens come in a wide variety of colours but the red one gives the most fall vibes. The plant does great in lowlight conditions but to keep its vibrant red colour make sure to give it as much light as possible; which might mean moving the plant around to different spots in your home throughout the day or week. Water this plant once every week or two or if the soil seems extra dry.

Caladium: thespruce. com says caladiums come in many different colours. According to the site, if you’re going to opt for a caladium and you live in a cooler climate, it’s best to get them earlier in the summer.

“They look beautiful until about late September and then they’ll go dormant. Don’t worry — the leaves will grow back in the spring. Keep this plant happy in bright indirect light and keep the soil slightly moist. In the winter you won’t need to water as frequently,” said the spruce.

Calathea triostar: Our first calathea on the list because of how finicky these guys can be when it comes to watering and maintenance. Pretty yet sometimes problematic and prone to crispy edges, if you

these houseplants just in time for cozy season

have the time and energy to pay close attention to the moisture levels of calatheas, these plants will keep any room in your home colourful and stylish. The spruce says, the calathea triostar is a plant that likes regular watering. The plant is fine in low-light settings but like the Chinese evergreen, will lose its bright colouring if not near bright indirect light.

“This type of plant is great for your bathroom or kitchen because it absolutely loves humidity. The trio-

star has pretty green leaves with pink and purple on the outsides of them. It’s the deep purple popping off the pink that makes it a great addition for fall decor,” said the spruce.

Croton: We talk about crotons here nearly every time we compile a list of easy-to-care-for yet attractive indoor houseplants. And here we have it again, croton making the list for the perfect indoor fall houseplant. If you are looking for a way to bring

fall indoors, the green yellow, orange and red leaves of a croton are the perfect choice. Mist their leaves once a week and try to water only every two in the colder months. Croton have large, full leaves that attract dust like crazy so be sure to wipe the leaves down with a clean microfibre cloth regularly so they can absorb as much sunlight and stay colourful.

Dracaena: We assume you want pretty yet simple to care for plants as opposed to ones that require

nearly daily maintenance of some sort. If we’re right, grab a dracaena. According to, dracaena is another super easy-to-carefor houseplant known for its attractive foliage that is easy to grow and tolerate lowlight. Not only do they look pretty but they also promote clean air and clear benzene, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from indoor air.

Keep in mind that dracaena is toxic to indoor pets like dogs and cats so it's best to keep them away.



ONE (1) Elected Chief and TWELVE (12) Councillors

NOMINATIONS for one (1) Elected Chief and twelve (12) Councillors will be held on SATURDAY , September 23, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL (Blue #1738 Fourth Line) from 9:00AM -12:00 noon.

Eligibility Requirements of All Candidates

a) Be a registered band member of Six Nations of the Grand River.

b) Be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

c) Be a permanent resident on Six Nations of the Grand River for a minimum of one year prior to election.

d) Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

e) Must demonstrate previous and current community involvement.

f) All candidates must be nominated by two (2) eligible nominators.

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 1 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023 at the COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of one (1) Elected Chief and twelve (12) Councillors

ADVANCE VOTER’S POLL 2 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 2 PM for the Election of one (1) Elected Chief and twelve (12) Councillors

GENERAL VOTER’S POLL – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2023 at the SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY HALL from 9 AM – 6 PM for the Election of one (1) Elected Chief and twelve (12) Councillors

If you have any questions contact Lori Harris, Chief Electoral Polling Officer 905-902-5477

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This type of indoor houseplant, pothos, grows very quickly and is fairly hands-off when it comes to care. INGIMAGE



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Six Nations Chiefs run 3-0-0 record in Mann Cup series



The Six Nations Senior ‘A’ Chiefs made the trip to the Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster, B.C., for the final Mann Cup series against the Westminster Salmonbellies by last Friday, September 8.

According to the Western Lacrosse Association, “donated by Sir Donald Mann in 1910 as the senior amateur championship trophy as a challenge trophy, the 1925 New Westminster Salmonbellies turned the trophy over to the Canadian Lacrosse Association to institute a national playoff system between the East and West. The Mann Cup was played for under field lacrosse rules, until 1932 when box lacrosse was adopted by the CLA. The trophy itself lives permanently at the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in New Westminster, as it is made of solid, low-karat gold, and is valued at over $177,000.”

Led by Head Coach John Tavares, the Chiefs added in Dhane Smith to their roster ahead of the trek to the West. Per Lacrosse Canada rules, players can be activated for the Mann Cup so long as they are already on a team's protected roster.

Smith became available to the Chiefs when his Chaos Lacrosse Club team lost in the first round of playoffs in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). That gives the Chiefs a right side of Dhane Smith, Lyle Thompson, Randy Staats, Brendan Bomberry and Ben McIntosh. Chiefs caching staff already had difficult decisions to make on the left side, where their array of NLL players includes Austin Staats, Cody Jamieson, Shayne Jackson, Larson Sundown and Eric Fannell.

But the decisions seem

to have been made well as the Chiefs are entering their fourth game with three victories behind them. On Friday, the Chiefs delivered a game that set the tone for the rest of the series.

Four consecutive goals were blitzed in the first period, from Lyle Thompson, Shayne Jackson, Cody Jamieson and Randy Staats. The Salmonbellies responded with two, but the lead earned by the Chiefs was set to stay as Eric Fannell buried one to close the period 5-2.

In the second, Randy Staats scored his second and Jeremy Thompson his first, followed by two opponent goals. Brad Kri and Shayne Jackson worked to cancel them out with singles and closed the second 9-4.

The third showed a large

amount of effort on the Salmonbellies side with three goals one right after the other, but not enough to close the gap. Lyle Thompson ended the period with his second goal, finishing the game 10-7.

On Saturday night, a closer game ensued with the Salmonbellies earning their first lead in the first period. Goals for the Chiefs by Lyle Thompson and Brendan Bomberry, going into the second 2-3 for the Salmonbellies. Dhane Smith earned his first to kick the period off, followed by three Salmonbelly goals. In between, Shayne Jackson, Cody Jamison’s and Lyle Thompson put singles away. This finished the second 7-6.

In the third, Brendan Bomberry kicked the

period off with a single, followed by Cody Jamieson with his second. Ben Mcintosh put another up, while the Salmonbellies secured two. This left Cody Jamiesone and Dhane Smith to put to more away, before the Salmonbellies did the same, clinging to their lead. Tied 11-11 by the last two minutes, Shayne Jackson buried from Larson Sundown and Tim Edwards connected from Tyson Bell, earning the Chiefs a twogoal lead to close Game 2 13-11.

This put pressure onto the Salmonbellies, who gave a close score performance in Game 3. Eric Fannell busted onto the scoreboard for the Chiefs early on with two goals, followed by a single from Randy Staats. The Salm-

onbellies responded once, while Dhane Smith and Ben Mcintosh fired away two more, leading the Chiefs into the second 5-1.

In the second, the Salmonbellies came back with six goals, while the Chiefs put up two, both from Randy Staats and Lyle Thompson. With a tie leading into the third 7-7, the game became defence-heavy. Lyle Thompson was able to connect 15 minutes into the period and scored the game-winner from Shayne Jackson, closing Game 3, 8-7.

Game 4 took place on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:30 p.m., EST, too late for reporting in this issue of Two Row Times

To conclude this report, it can be noted that the Western Lacrosse Associ-

ation (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior A box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. It consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario and British Columbia every year.

The level of lacrosse in the WLA is very high, as majority of its players also play in the National Lacrosse League during the winter months and PLA, while the WLA schedule runs from mid-May to August.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Six Nations Chiefs went into Game 4 last night with a 3-0-0 record over the Westminster Salmonbellies in the Mann Cup final series. The bestof-seven is set to conclude this week. SIX NATIONS CHIEFS FACEBOOK PAGE

Little Native Hockey League chooses Markham


AREA — In July, the Little Native Hockey League (“LNHL”) announced that Markham has been selected as the host city for the LNHL 2024 Hockey Tournament, Cultural Festival, and Gala Celebration; following a competitive process with cities across Ontario.

In addition to the 2024 Hockey Tournament and Cultural Festival, a Gala Celebration will be hosted to celebrate the 50th anniversary and honour and recognize the inductees into the LNHL Hall of Fame.

The annual hockey tournament and cultural festival for First Nation youth players takes place through March break each year and welcomes roughly 3,500 youth male and female players from Ontario along with friends, families, and spectators.

“On behalf of the Little NHL and as a member of the bid committee, I can say wholeheartedly that we were so impressed by the bid put forth by the City of Markham. The City

of Markham put a tremendous amount of work into their bid, and it showed that they respect the Little NHL and what our tournament does for our people,” said LNHL Executive Chico Ralf in a press release.

“The Mayor of the City said they are collectively committed to building a strong relationship with Indigenous peoples and this opportunity is more than reconciliation because it is putting action to words. We were offered tobacco and welcomed with a Land Acknowledg-

ment, and this is the first step in building respectful and reciprocal relationships. We very much look forward to hosting this great and wonderful tournament in Markham and will proudly celebrate its 50th anniversary.”

Each year the tournament has a notable economic benefit for its host, with an economic impact for past events, which have not included the Gala Celebration being planned for the 50th anniversary celebration of the LNHL tournament,

have been estimated to be a minimum of $10 million. This activity includes examples of expenditures such as 6,000 hotel rooms booked, food, travel, tourism expenditure, and operational expenditure. The tournament is also anticipated to generate significant media coverage with both national and regional media outlets covering the tournament.

“We are thrilled and honoured to be named as the host City for the 2024 Little Native Hockey League Tournament, as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year”, said Mayor Frank Scarpitti in a press release. “The City of Markham is committed to reconciliation and has a rich sporting history, particularly in the game of hockey. We are pleased to be able to welcome young Indigenous athletes and their families from across Ontario. I look forward to celebrating this historic and memorable event in March 2024.”

The 2024 Tournament, Cultural Festival, and Gala Celebration was awarded to a joint bid by the City of Markham and Destination Markham.

Six Nations set to host street hockey tournament next year



SIX NATIONS — The director of Six Nations Parks and Recreation approached the Six Nations Elected Council (SNGR) to request to host a street hockey tournament next year. But not just any street hockey tournament—one to be facilitated by Play On! Canada’s Sports Festival.

According to the Play On! website, “historically rooted in the Indigenous culture of the Mi’kmaq First Nation, hockey went on to become Canada’s national winter sport. Now, we’re taking the game off the ice and into the summer sunshine for Play On!, Canada’s Sports Festival.”

In 2022 after the Covid-19 pandemic, the program restarted with a series of street events held in nine communities across Canada. The program is generally open to those of all ages and experience levels.

At the initial inquiry of Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario to Six Nations, the SNGR ap-

proved the motion last week. This means the tournament will be seen on Six Nations next summer.

Last year, events were held in Calgary, Windsor, Ottawa and more in the West, but none were held this past summer.

“We've all had to be resilient and to persevere through tough times. To recover from the challenges we have all endured, and now to truly heal, we need to rebuild connection by immersing ourselves and especially our youth in the joy of play, sharing in the creation of positive new memories and building hope for good things to come,” reads the Play On! website.

Next year, 2024, marks the 20th year since the first national Play On! event tour was held. Since, 179 events have been held in total and much like the 10th anniversary season, the organization is proposing to operate up to 20 community events coast to coast to coast, culminating with a national championship event - making that national championship the 200th Play On! event held in the program's 20th anniversary season.

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The Little NHL competition will be headed to Markham for 2024. The event has been in Mississauga previous to the new location announced. It hosts over 3500 youth players and their families during the week long event each March.
OHSWEKEN — After an athlete parade that recognized Six Nations youth athletes, the 154th Six Nations Fall Fair saw the athletics carry on in the 27th Annual Stu Hill Memorial Tournament take place at the Ohsweken Ball Diamonds last weekend. Starting on Friday, September 8, the tournament saw twelve teams battle it out in a double knock out style play through: Red Dawgs, Clams Clan, The Generals, Team Little Devos, Team John Hill, Outkasters, Grand Slams, Blazed and Confused, Humpsters, The Great Ones, The Martin’s and Team Herb Martin. The final four that made it to Sunday were the Grand Slams, Red Dawgs, The Martins and Humpsters. The Red Dawgs claimed third, the Grand Slams second, and the Humpsters earned first place, as pictured. The award for Best Third Basemen went to Jill Jamieson and the award for the Most Sportsmanlike Team went to Blazed and Confused. STU HILL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

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FREEMAN: Violet Annette

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of (Violet) Annette (Anne) Freeman nee Mt Pleasant in her 83rd year. Known as Gila by her parents and close family. She passed peacefully on September 5, 2023 at Iroquois Lodge, Six Nations Reserve. Her dedication to family was demonstrated in her commitment to ensuring that we were taught a solid foundation in compassion and morality, had a strong work ethic and a perpetual thirst for learning. She was prepared to teach the hard lesson because she knew that they were necessary for us to achieve our goals. Teacher by trade, she taught in many of our schools finishing her career as a beloved kindergarten teacher at Oliver M. Smith Kawenni:io; caregiver of our community’s children by character, teaching kindergarten and primary grades for most of her career; and a union and community activist, active as a local union executive for many years and active within her community and church over the years.

Predeceased by Glenn Freeman, husband, friend and partner in all of the pleasures and joys, trials and tribulations that came their way. Loving mother to sons, Mark (Sue), Richard (deceased), Mike and Thomas (deceased), and daughter Theresa (deceased). Cherished grandmother to Amber and great grandmother to Aurora (Chicklet); loving sister to Richard, predeceased by siblings Frank, Margaret, Tom, Sam, Singer, Ruth; loving aunt to many many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken from 4-7 pm. Thursday with a short service at 7 pm. Funeral Service will be held at Ohsweken Baptist Church on Friday September 8, 2023 at 2 pm. A reception to be held following the service at the Village Cafe. Cremation to follow with interment of cremated remains at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation. www.

Porter - In loving memory of Wayne Arnold who passed away September 16th, 1979

Silent tears and memories, fill each day and night.

A dear son and brother passed away, To enter a world of light. We hear his spirit in the wind, Feel his love in the warmth of the sun,

See his youth in the gentle green,

Of new things for everyone. We cherish his memory, so very dear, It helps to keep him close and near. Always remembered by Kathy and Rod Hill and the Porter family.

LICKERS: Heather

Peacefully surrounded by her daughters on September 1, 2023 at the age of 61 years. Loving mother to Ashley and Amanda Lickers, and beloved Totah to Beatrice Mae, Lucas Joshua, and Lexi Luella. Predeceased by her father and mother Stanley R. Farmer and Beatrice Farmer (Myke), also her very special puppy Potato (Baby). Very much missed by her niece Jillian, and great niece Lydia, and many family and friends. As per her wishes there will be no funeral, and cremation has taken place, with a celebration of life at a later date. The family would like to thank Six Nations Paramedics, Critical Care Unit at Brantford General Hospital and Dr. Jason Zack for their constant care.

JABOKWOAM-LAFORME: Aydin Christopher

With great sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Aydin Christopher Jabokwoam-LaForme, in his 21st year, announce his sudden passing on August 31, 2023. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his parents Jolinda Jabokwoam and Eric LaForme; his siblings Kassandra, Richard, Mahra (Alex), Harmony, Echo, Gracie, and Jeffrey, and nephew Myles. Also survived by papa Brian Silversmith and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents Loretta Silversmith (Skye-Jabokwoam) and Richard Jabokwoam, and Oliver and Delores LaForme, and sister Jazlyn. Aydin will be resting at papa Brian’s home 2865 5th Line, Ohsweken after 5pm on Saturday. Funeral and burial will be held at Seneca Longhouse, 2938 5th Line at 11am on Sunday September 10, 2023.

The family of the late Wray “Football” Bomberry would like to thank everyone who was there for us during our time of sorrow.

Thanks to all those who shared stories about their brother, their uncle, their friend and Football had many friends.

Thanks so much for all the prayers, the food, monetary donations, flowers, hugs, singing and for spending time with us as we said good-bye to our precious “Foot”. He loved everyone and he made everyone feel special.

Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly. And we all know Football did that.

Thank You So much from all of Football’s Family.

September 17th

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my Husband Brando

Love Always, Your Lorenzo xoxo “I’ll love you till my lungs give out, I’m all your’n and you’re all mine” - Tyler Childers

Happy 90th Birthday Celebration

Open House for Betty Jonathan

At Ohsweken Seniors Complex, Common Room 12 Sunrise 2p-5p

Thursday September 21, 2023

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End of Summer Yard Sale

Saturday, Sept. 15 8AM – 12 Noon 72 New Credit Rd.

Open Jam At Chiefswood Fellowship 506 4th Line – 5KM west of Ohsweken, Six Nations Sat. Sept. 30 1PM

Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Fun, Food, Fellowship. Bring a friend and your instrument and enjoy the best in local talent –Nashville North Potluck Lunch Info…Phil…905 768 5442

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, a goal you have been working toward is nearing completion. Take time to reflect on all it took to make the goal come to fruition.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, try to get away on a vacation, even if it’s just a weekend jaunt. There’s never been a time you could use a little getaway more than right now. Push this into the priority zone.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, it is time to get more movement into your daily activities. Don’t you want to be in the best possible health? Incorporate more exercise gradually with activities you enjoy.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

A partnership will get even stronger this week, Cancer. It could be a relationship with a spouse or even a business partner. You’ll benefit from this added strength.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

You may take immense pleasure from doing mundane chores this week, Leo. Washing windows, organizing the garage, sorting through unused clothes … these are all things to keep busy.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

Your chart lands you in the sector of romance, creativity and passion this week, Virgo. Embrace all of these elements in your life to the fullest.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, even though you have been a veritable social butterfly lately, you may need to rest your wings for a little bit this week. Slow down and stick closer to home.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, people might be quick to call you mysterious this week, but you just might be an open book. Share as much as you desire with others.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, define what you consider valuable, then do everything in your means to pursue those things. Setting goals can help.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, get ready to take center stage these next few days and bask in the limelight. Everyone seemingly wants to get a piece of you and you might be pulled in different directions.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

You are coming off of a season of easy living, Aquarius. But don’t expect the apple cart to be upset. The times of smooth sailing have only just begun.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

It’s all about team spirit right now, Pisces. Don’t do anything alone for the next several days. You need people in your corner cheering you and others on.

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