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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Keeping the Great Law alive in Oneida By Jim Windle ONEIDA of the THAMES - The Great Law, the Great Peace, the Great Good, the Great Warm Feeling, or whatever the title one feels comfortable with, is the Creator’s message of peace that was given by Peacemaker to the Mohawks first then spread to other Haudenosaunee Nations and then spread further to other Nations across Turtle Island as well in the time before European contact. A recital of that timeless message was given at a huge gathering at Oneida of the Thames last week , which was attended by more than a thousand Onkwehon:we, primarily Haudenosaunee over the course of the event. According to the Great Law itself, this message was to be delivered in its entirety to all Haudenosaunee people annually with a grand event every five years, to keep the people focused and united in what it means to be Haudenosaunee. But in recent years the organized annual reading has been neglected fir a variety of reasons, some imposed by the white government and some even self-imposed. But that situation seems to be correcting itself as more and more younger people are finding a reawakening of their heritage and renaissance of Haudenosaunee culture. This hunger was no more evident than what was experienced throughout the Great Law Recital hosted at Oneida of the Thames. Many spoke of the sense of community that was immediately felt as hundreds arrived, all with one mind and one spirit to revisit the Peacemaker’s message, not as an old dusty tradition from an age long past, but as a relevant and live message not only intended for the Haudenosaunee, but for all Nations, all ethnic origins and all directions around the world. Six Nation’s Tehakanale (aka John Henhawk) made it to all but the last day of the event, and came back enriched and rejuvenated by the experience. “It started off with the Peacemakers story as told in the language by the elders,” says Tehakanale. “It was then spoken in English (for those who have lost their language).” “That is such an amazing story,” he says. “Especially

the way the world is today with all the wars and everything that is happening right now.” Tehakanale could easily draw a parallel between what the Onkwehon:we world of Turtle Island was like in that day, and the condition of the world today. He believes the message of the Great Peace is every bit as relevant today as it was then, and maybe even more so. “When you look at what the world is like today and look at the history of the Haudenosaunee people you can see that we were fighting each other, hating each other, there was bloodshed and war everywhere,” he says. “But then there came a time when Peacemaker brought peace to a warring world. It wasn’t perfect, but our Nations came together with that acknowledgement that we were not going to live that way any longer.” As a young adult, Tehakanale was like most other Haudenosaunee people his age. He didn’t know very much about who he was in the grand scale of things. “I’d hear people talk about the Great Law,” he says. “But just in bits and pieces.” Last year, a group of people from Six Nations conducted a recital at the Six Nations Community Hall and Arena, which was also well attended. But the Confederacy Chiefs of Six Nations of the Grand River did not endorse the reading because they felt it was their duty to do it. But it had not been done for many years, the last time was when Jake Thomas conducted the recital at Six Nations. Sadly, most Confederacy Chiefs and Clan Mothers boycotted the event and would not attend or participate. But the people did, and it was refreshing for many who had not heard the Great Law presented in this way before and to hear it, for some for the first time. Challenged by the success of last summer’s recital, the traditional Chiefs of Oneida began organizing this year’s reading, this time with the consent and blessing of the Confederacy Chiefs, and Clan Mothers. "I think what people may have missed out on was the feelings of unity, respect, and comradery during the gathering of the Haudenosaunee Nations,”

When the Oneida Longhouse filled up with visitors from throughout Haudenosaunee country, a spill over tent was provided with a video and audio feed. Another audio feed was sent to the Cookhouse to accommodate even more of the large turnout. (Submitted Photo) said Confederacy Secretary Jock Hill. “Of course, some would say that was a historic gathering so I guess, some missed out on witnessing history." The net result, however, was that the Great Law was presented twice in the past two years, which some believe should be continued as a practice every year, just as Peacemaker said it should be, to remind the people of the importance of making and keeping peace, even between warring Nations as well a powerful source of what it means to be Haudenosaunee, or Onkwehon:we in general. Tehakanale, for one, would welcome an annual recital. “It is my observation that perhaps people are seeing that, hey, this is our constitution, it is our way and it is a way that could be really beneficial to humanity at large,” he says. “ It was so much more than listening to the words, the gathering under the Great Law also had great value in the social times after the day’s recital ended. People talked amongst themselves about what they had heard and how it fits into their own lives and that of their communities. Two Row Times publisher Jonathan Garlow also attended and was also moved by the unity and the sense of identity that permeated the grounds. “There was a real sense of community,” said Garlow. “It was fresh, current and very relevant and applicable now.” It was pointed out that the Great Law is a conflict resolution process that can equally be used to resolve Continued on page 3

The Great Law Recital brought together Haudenosaunee people from throughout Ontario, Quebec and the United States. As many as 2,000 people learned and studied the Great Law between August 14th and 18th. The Great Law Recital was conducted by a carefully selected group of elders and teachers including Tom Porter of the Mohawk Nation, Leroy “Jock Hill” of the Cayuga Nation, Bob Brown of the Oneida Nation, Richard Mitchell of the Mohawk Nation, Ken Maracle of the Cayuga Nation and Jamie Jacobs from the Seneca Nation, all overseen by Elder Advisor Pete Sky of the Onondaga Nation. (Submitted Photo)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013



OMB hearings over the development of Davisville conclude By Jim Windle BRANTFORD

A delegation from the Six Nations’ Men’s Fire offered its final submission before the Ontario Municipal Board Chairman Mr. Chris Conti, on Wednesday Aug, 7th. The proceedings were undertaken to find a solution to the deadlock between developers, the city of Brantford, and people of Six Nations over plans to build a residential development on a geologically, cultural, historically and

of the issues Hill had presented along the course of the hearing plus added a few more reasons why not to develop the site known by Six Nations and the Mississaugas of the New Credit as Davisville. They were also calling into question the city’s Waterfront Master Plan, which plays a significant role in the city’s objection to the development. Although most of the articles contained within the Waterfront Master Plan are agreed to by the Men’s Fire,

Lester Green explains the Dish with One Spoon Wampum to lawyers representing developers intent on building on highly sensitive and historic Mohawk land, and OMB chairman Chris Conti. (Photo by Jim Windle) hyrologically sensitive area of Brantford known in the 1800’s as Davisville. Ken “Strawhat” Hill attended most – if not all – of the hearings over the past 10 or 11 months and spoke on behalf of the Men’s Fire, but moments before the final Six Nations submission was to begin, it was decided by members of the Fire, that researcher Sue Draper and Lester Green would address the hearing instead, leaving Hill scratching his head. Draper reviewed all

they contend that in that process too, Six Nations was not consulted. To understand the issue, it is important to review what led this point. Developers Sifton Properties Ltd. and Grandview Ravines Inc. appealed to the OMB after city council resisted development in what Brantford’s waterfront master plan identifies as an ecologically sensitive area. Sifton and Grandview took the city to the Ontario Municipal Board last Octo-

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leaders, and also we need reminders and guidance to practice the teachings of being "Good Minded" and at "Peace" at all times, and the "Strength/Power" that being united brings,” says Jock Hill. “All of those ideals are what we strive to achieve and maintain as we go through life. It helps us

ber, saying their planning applications were delayed while city planners finetuned the waterfront master plan, which would disallow the subdivisions. But when Six Nations land protectors and members of the Mississaugas of the New Credit were made aware that the Davisville site was endangered by what they believe is unnecessary development, a new wrinkle appeared in the already complex matter. Bill Monture and members of the Men’s Fire showed up at the October hearing and insisted on being heard. Chairman Conti agreed to listen to their arguments and eventually allowed them to become a party in the proceedings. Brantford citizens and neighbourhood residents organized a group by the name of THRAC – The Hardy Road Area Citizens Committee (THRACC) saying development of Hardy Road south of Oak Park Road will harm rare plant and animal species and threaten the city’s drinking water supply. The hearing continued with lawyers for the developers and the City of Brantford offering their perspectives on the issues brought before chairman Conti. The Six Nations delegation represented themselves. The hearing concluded with closing arguments on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, after hundreds of hours of expert testimony on a myriad of land use, planning and environmental issues. During the hearings, veteran City of Brantford Councillor Marguerite Ceschi-Smith put the blame for the change in direction on the shoulders of the former city council, of which she was a part. She blamed “old planning decisions and old science” for allowing the rare and sensitive area to become open to development, saying that the area should never have been zoned residential. She has Continued on page 22

Keeping the Great Law alive conflict between people, not just Nations. Although there are several renditions of the Great Law circulating, the meat of each remains the same. "The Great Law is still relevant today because it is still necessary to have

to realize we need to work together and support our leadership in whatever way we can." There was talk of the next reading to take place in Onondaga, NY. Although that hasn’t been confirmed, the need to keep the Great Law recitals going was resolved in principle.

Ken Hill and researcher Sue Draper address the OMB chairman Chris Conti at Brantford’s City Hall on the second last day of testimony regarding opposition to the development of a sensitive area in Brantford known to history as Davisville. (Photo by Jim Windle)



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

London Friendship Centre reopens after renovations By Jim Windle LONDON, ON The N'Amerind (London) Friendship Centre has undergone extensive renovations over the past several months. The “new” centre reopened to the public with a community gathering and tours on July 11th, 2013. Executive Director Al Day was as proud as a brand new daddy as he offi-

undertaking,” said Day while dozens of people milled about and enjoyed a light meal together in the gym following the grand opening. According to Day, the initial budget was set at around $700,000, but unforeseen problems were discovered during renos that pushed that figure up and delayed the completion for a few more weeks. Most of the renovation

“We had to make a decision back in October of 2012 if we were going to go ahead with the renovations or not,” said Day. “The main reason we needed the renovations was to make the building more wheelchair accessible, inside and out.” Even getting into the centre used to be a problem for some. The front entrance sits about 4 feet lower than the sidewalk making it totally inaccess-

London’s N’Amerind Friendship Centre reopened last month with fanfare and a full house of very excited urban Native families and friends of the Centre. Executive Director Al Day takes guests on a tour through the newly renovated centre. (Photo by Jim Windle) chard Brayden and Chris Dobson, two London criminal lawyers who responded to an invitation posted at the London courthouse. “This is wonderful to see the new building and all the programing that is happening here.” said Dobson. “I am very pleased for them.”

One of the great features of the new centre is an incredibly detailed set of wall paintings salvaged from the renovations. A number of years ago an artist from the Chippawas of the Thames painted a three wall, floor to ceiling mural depicting outdoor scenes and many animals representing the

various Clans. Day could not recall his name, but he has since passed away. “He did this entire thing in three weeks,” said Day. “Incredible!” They asked the construction workers if they could save the mural. At first they Continued on page 14

An antique Oneida storage hamper was donated to the Centre a few years ago by a non-Native gentleman who has since passed away. It has been appraised and although Executive Director Al Day could not recall the exact number he says it is into five digits. (Photo by Jim Windle) cially helped cut the ribbon at a ceremony that was well attended by local dignitaries, contributors and dozens of Native beneficiaries to the many programs and services the centre offers to urban Natives in the London region. The Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of Native people and in particular, Urban Native People which was established and incorporated in 1967. It is located at 360 Colborne Street in London and is situated not far from the communities Oneida of the Thames, Chippawas of the Thames, and the Munsee-Delaware Nation. An estimated 20,000 Onkwehon:we people live either in London or in the nearby reserves who keep the centre alive and busy. “It’s been a pretty huge

costs came through various provincial funding sources. The original structure was built in 1925 with additions put on in 1955 and 1960, “There are no ‘as-built’ drawings that exist,” explains Day. “So once they started taking the walls apart, we found some very serious deficiencies — mechanical, electrical and structural — so there had to be a lot of design changes which brought about unforeseen costs.” The final cost is still being tallied, but it is open and the many programs they offer are ready to care for the needs of a huge Onkwehon:we client list. During the several weeks of renovations they were operating some of their programs out of a rented location not far away. Day and his staff are ecstatic to be home again in what is, for all intents and purposes, a brand new building.

ible to clients in wheelchair or walkers. A few years ago, a long ramp was built along the side of the building to make it more accessible to get down to the entrance level. But even then, they could only access the main level and could not get to the second or third floors. All that has changed now with an easier ramp outside now up to code and an elevator that runs between all three floors. There are also brand new wheelchair accessible washrooms on all three levels. Fresh paint and a few cosmetic changes in the older parts of the building have made the entire facility look brand new. “It turned out really well,” beamed Day as he looked around his new digs. Staff offered tours to guests and clients all day long as the new facility buzzed with excitement. Among them were Ri-

Welcome Welcome to the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We hope you will come and sample our cuisine and enjoy our hospitality under a green canopy of trees in our woodland pageant grounds we call “Life of the Grove”. It is here we celebrate family and friends at our annual “Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow & Traditional Gathering”. In 2013 this event is celebrating its 27th Anniversary, August 24th & 25th. We use the term “Missasakis” meaning “many rivers’ mouths”. This interpretation comes from the relationship with the mouth of the Trent, Moira, Shannon, Napanee, Kingston, and Gananoque Rivers. The term, New Credit, is in recognition of our history of trading along the Credit River which is located around the City of Toronto. The City of Mississauga owes its name to the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. We are now located on 6,059 acres of land just south of Hamilton, Ontario along Highway #6, where we take pride in providing a warm welcome to visitors near and far. Chief Bryan LaForme

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 1 657 Mohawk Rd Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario, N0A 1H0 Publisher: Garlow Media Editor: Jonathan Garlow Senior Writer: Jim Windle Production: Dave Laforce Advertising Director: Marshall Lank General Manager: Tom Keefer Contact:

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Editorial Diversity is essential I am a child of the eighties. Back then there was a deadly cartoon from Japan called "Voltron" that was similar to transformers. What made the cartoon exciting was the way the robots would assemble together to form a giant multicoloured robot that destroyed enemies the group couldn't handle individually. What I especially liked was the asymmetrical diversity amongst robots while in super Voltron form.

In following with this analogy, I believe the Peacemaker felt the same way when he saw the first fifty Hodiyanesoh (chiefs) in action back when the League of Nations was formed. He had great wisdom in achieving unity without imposing uniformity. Can you imagine if all nations were assimilated together as Onondaga or Kanienkehaka? The unique and vital message of the Gayansrakowa is the freedom to be united together while maintaining diversity.

In contemporary Six Nations politics we tend to view our diversity as an embarrassing display of splintered "factions." It is time to find a way to respect one another's differences. What would it look like if we stopped expecting everyone to conform to our own personal ideas of correctness? Each visible group within our Territory has strengths that are evident when you think it over. I expect us to come together and form like Voltron once again as the day approaches when we reunite as the great League of peace and diversity that we were meant to be and always have been been. - Jonathan Garlow

Ganǫhǫ́ nyǫhk

Nę:dáh nigęgyo̱ hgo’dę́ : ęswathaǫhsiyóhs gaihwaęda̱ hgǫ́ h awá:dǫ’ né:’ hędwaihwagye̱ hę́ :to’ shǫgwaya’dis’ǫ́ h shǫgwa’wi:’ ganǫ́ hǫnyǫhk né’ aǫwe:sáht sgę:nǫ́ ’ dwęnǫ́ hdǫnyǫh ne’di’ne’ ędwehék ihyá’ sgá:t ędwayę́ :’ ǫgwa’nigǫhá’ sgá:t dędwadatnǫ́ hǫnyǫ:’ netogyę́ : niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’

Da:né:’ ędwa:tro:wí’ shę́ h ohwę́ jade’ dwano:há’ dedwano̱ hǫ́ kwa’ né:’ gwatóh shę́ h niyéha:’ ne:’di’ne’ ędwe:hę́ :k gwegǫ́ h dędwanǫ̱hǫ́ nyó:’ netogyę́ :’ niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’

Da:né:’ ędwa:tro:wí’ hodęihǫ́ dǫnyǫ’ de̱ hadi̱hsnye:gye’s shę́ h nahawayę́ nanhe’ ne’di’ne: ędwé:hek sgá:t dęyetinǫ́ hǫnyǫ:’ netogyę́ :’ niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’

Da:né:’ ędwa:tro:wí’ sedwagowá:nęh sganyadaí:yo’ oíhowa:nę́ h atatri̱hwá:ja:’ né:’ dǫsahaihwáę:twaht shę́ h naǫsaǫgwayęhę́ k ohę:dǫ́ : ha’węhni̱sradenyǫ́ :gye’ ne’di’ne’ ędwe:hé:k dęsedwanǫ́ hǫnyǫ:’ sedwagowá:nęh sganyadaí:yo’ netogyę́ :’ niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’

Da:né:’ ędwa:tro:wí’ geí: niyǫgwedá:ge’ hadiǫhya’kió:nǫ’ né:’ deyokiyę́ ’nyadǫ’ sgę́ :nǫ’ dwęnǫ́ hdǫnyǫh ne’di’ne’ ędwé:he:k dęyetinǫ́ hǫnyǫ:’ hadiǫhya’kió:nǫ’ né:’ deyokiyę́ ’nyadǫ’ netogyę́ :’ niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’

Da:né:’ ędwa:tro:wí’ haǫha’géh gaǫhyadé’ haná:’gre’ shǫgwaya’díhsǫh nétsǫ: to’sęhdǫ́ h né’ sgę:nǫ́ :’ aidwęnǫ́ hdǫnyǫ:’ ne’dí’ne’ ędwé:he:k dęsedwanǫ́ hǫnyǫ:’ gaǫhyadé’ haná:’gre’ shǫgwaya’díhsǫh netogyę́ :’ niyohdǫ̱hǫ́ :k ǫgwa’nigǫ́ ha’ da:netóh nagá:tgwe:ni’ i’géh agayagę́ hdahk ganǫ́ hǫnyǫhk dá:netoh

Wednesday, August 21, 2013



The Sting and the Overreach: From Kansas City to Tonawanda, Ohsweken, Yakama and More Let’s Talk Native… with John Kane Last week, a 43-count federal indictment was filed in the Western District of Missouri. Of the 18 defendants only a handful of were Native but this indictment is ALL about us. The elaborate Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) “sting” set up in Kansas City, Missouri involved selling cigarettes to Native retailers on Native lands within the imaginary borders and, even more imagined, control of New York State. The Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA) is really being put to test here. This law basically makes it a crime to enter unstamped or untaxed cigarettes into a state requiring such unless the product is in the possession of an authorized dealer. Of course, Native wholesalers, distributors and retailers are not authorized. While the product used in the sting was not Native-made, establishing that a product brought onto our lands without a NYS tax stamp can be deemed unlawful and to have that hold up in court is huge. Let’s be clear: none of the cigarettes on the shelves of Native retailers have NYS stamps on them. None! NYS has recently shut off their “state licensed wholesalers” from selling us unstamped product, a practice that existed for almost 30 years, but state laws stop well short of establishing that our sales and, likewise, our acquisition of unstamped cigarettes is a crime. In fact, to the extent that “national brands” have been made more difficult for retailers to purchase, Native brands have pretty much successfully replaced them and now New York State finds itself wrestling with this “problem.” So now here come the Feds! With truckloads of untaxed Marlboros, the ATF hopes it can assert federal law to enforce state law on our lands, Particularly as it applies to Native brands! Even as this case was building, the NYS Attorney General had filed lawsuits to block two Native brands from entering our territories. So there you have it! This entire elaborate scheme has been developed to crush Native-to-Native commerce, a trade that the State and Feds know they have no business in.

No matter where you stand on tobacco use or “wealthy smoke shop owners,” this is an affront to all of us. The two targets of the NYS Attorney General are King Mountain brand of the Yakama Nation and Seneca brand of Grand River Enterprises in Ohsweken. For those that harbour ill will toward private sector development within our territories and are under the belief that private enterprise is evil and unlawful, perhaps I should mention a few more details of this indictment and just who is in the tobacco trade on our lands. One of those listed in the indictment is the operator of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation Enterprises (TSNE). The TSNE shop, also known as Jan’s Smoke Shop, is not a private enterprise. It is one of the much-touted “lawful” Haudenosaunee businesses that are distinguished from private entrepreneurs by the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee. This woman is a Tonawanda Nation employee. She and the others are simply pawns to kill Native brands. Seneca is the most popular Native brand not only for the privately owned shops but also for the Nation enterprises of Tonawanda, Onondaga, Seneca Nation and Oneida Nation. That’s right; the “Central Fire” of the Haudenosaunee depends on this product from Ohsweken. Beyond these specific “Nation” enterprises, the Seneca Nation and Saint Regis Tribe in Akwesasne also pull revenue into their general funds from sales at privately owned smoke shops. Native cigarettes fund both “Traditional” Native governments and “Elected” ones. But let’s get back to the individual indicted this past week as the operator of the TSNE’s smoke shop. This is a Nation employee and is actually forbidden from paying state tax according to “A Special Report by the Haudenosaunee on some of the primary aspects of Law, Sovereignty and Governance” (March 1998). “The Haudenosaunee have never accepted, nor do we intend to accept, the jurisdictional authority of New York State…to levy sales and excise taxes upon our people or any transactions that are conducted within the territorial boundaries of our member nations.” Will this loyal Tonawanda woman be hung out to dry and “take the rap” for the only enterprise of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation? Will the Tonawanda Chiefs allow this woman to take the fall for their enterprise? Will the Tonawanda people allow this? Will the Haudenosaunee? Whether it is a Nation enterprise or private business, the sovereignty of all of us

is being violated. The Feds imposing state law on any of us, whether we are in Yakama, Ohsweken or Tonawanda is wrong and must be fought. Most on the list of those indicted will ultimately plea out to make a deal. Many did before the indictment even came down. An individual plea agreement is one thing but a court ruling on this must not stand. The ripple effect will cripple what little economies we have and will kill many opportunities we have yet to even explore. Protecting Native-to-Native trade is not an option – it is an imperative. Look for a complete copy of the indictment and the “Special Report by the

Haudenosaunee” on my blog at www. or find the links to them on my Facebook group page. Join the group at www.facebook. com/groups/letstalknative/. And listen each week to “Let’s Talk Native…with John Kane” on WWKB 1520AM Sunday nights 9-11 EDT. This is an abridge version of the LTN Column. See the full version this week on John Kane is a blogger at Native Pride and radio host at “Let’s Talk Native…” on WWKB in Buffalo, NY



Scone Dogs and Seed Beads

Ganigohiyo. By Nahnda Garlow For every day that passes by, from about mid-July to the end of August, my twelve year old daughter gives me detailed lists about what she requires for back to school. She is one of those young people who loves to be prepared. I, on the other hand, am a radical believer in Indian Time. Which means I usually shop for supplies the day before school starts.

In spite of myself, we agreed on an early trip to a certain ‘bigbox-stationary-store-that-shallremain-nameless’ to get back to school supplies. Myself, with my two daughters, my niece and nephew happily did our shopping and went to the till to pay. That is when it happened. The dreaded tax exemption confrontation. I won’t get into the details of this particular event. In short, teen cashier looks me square in the eyeballs and lies to me about removing the HST from my order. To correct the mistake, the customer service clerk had to manually refund each item on my list, and then manually re-calculate my order. Forty minutes and two hundred dollars later, my kids and I left ‘nameless store’. Our happy trip for back to school sup-

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plies had become a terrible outing we all wanted to forget. Sadly, this is not the first time I’ve had issues presenting my status card for a purchase. Sadder still, is that nearly every consumer in our region who bears a status card has a similar story. A few years ago, a woman had the audacity to declare my husband’s Indian Status had “expired”. Standing there I started to reflect on the other status card dramas I’ve faced. Once a man told me that he refused to accept status cards simply because he couldn’t be bothered with all the paper work. When you’re too slow bringing out the card at some big box retailers the cashiers take all their frustrations out on the keyboard…punching away at the poor register, slinking down on one hip and sighing

loudly, maybe even shaking their head and looking at everyone in line standing behind you in an attempt to discipline you and your Indian Status with a good old dose of shame. These are classic “insult to injury” situations, which bring out the classic “fight or flight” response in the offended party. This time I wanted to fight. My blood was boiling and I had a choice; snap…or wait. This time, I waited. I watched the customer service clerk ring every one of my sixty-eight items out. Then I noticed something different. She wasn’t irritated, she didn’t sigh or shake her head or grumble under her breath about the young cashier. She just did her job patiently. She was exercising using a Good Mind.

I, in turn, approached the young cashier and instead of giving her a piece of my mind, sternly told her that she owed her co-workers an apology. We all make mistakes. And I forgive the young cashier now. But it seems to me the responsibility that the Creator has dropped down to us is to use our own minds to challenge fight or flight, and maintain this constant sense of hope – that the Good Mind operating in us can inspire the Good Mind in others. What began as a frustrating time, became a lesson to me. And this week as we listen to those Good Words that the Creator gave to us, consider that we have been given a mighty gift…the human potential that sometimes, good begets good.

Police Neglecting Investigations Into the “Mysterious” Deaths of Native Women? By Nicole Oliver, BASICS Community News Service TORONTO - Over the past four months the city of Toronto has seen the ‘mysterious’ deaths of three young native women- mysterious mainly because the police are barely investigating the cases. While there is an excess of police in Black and minority areas to harass local residents, the deaths of young indigenous women don’t seem to be a priority for Toronto Police On July 20th, 2013, Bella Laboucan McLean, a 25-year old woman from Sturgeon Lake Cree First Nation, was found dead. She had fallen 31-storeys from a Queens Quay condo. Police believe that there were six witnesses present at the time of Laboucan-McLean’s death, yet no one has come forward with any information as to what occurred. Last May 14, a passing train near Yonge Street and Summerhill Avenue killed Terra Gardner, age 26. Terra had been compelled to testify in a murder investigation and had been allegedly receiving death threats leading up to her death. At this time police have ruled out foul play. Terra was from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation. Cheyenne Fox, a 20-year old member of the loon dodem from Sheguiandah First Nation died in April 2013 after falling from a 24-storey condo in Don Mills. Toronto police told Cheyenne’s father, John Fox, within hours that it was a suicide. Cheyenne comes from a very politically active family and her father is an organizer with

Idle No More, and police have ignored requests for an inquest into her death. Since the deaths of these three young women a number of public rallies and memorial ceremonies have been held in their honour. On June 1st, the Aboriginal Day of Action the Grass Roots Committee-Ontario organized an event outside Toronto Police Headquarters calling for accountability and demanding further investigation into the “alleged” suicide of Fox and the “mysterious” death of Gardner. Members and allies of No More Silence, a network that seeks to support the work being done to stop the murders and disappearances of indigenous women, gathered on July 28 at 21 Iceboat Terrace to light candles and set down tobacco in a spirit release ceremony for Laboucan-McLean. According to the organization Sisters in Spirit, there have been more than 582 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada over the past 30-years. Aboriginal women and girls are three times more likely to experience violence than any other population in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Additionally, First Nations women are five to seven times more likely to die from these acts of violence, states Amnesty International. On Wednesday July 24, at Niagara-On-The-Lake Canadian premiers and territorial leaders called for an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The following day the federal Conservatives dismissed the calls for a national and public inquiry.

Terra Gardner

Cheyenne Fox

Bella Laboucan McLean

At a conference held on April 29, 2013 in Toronto entitled “Violence No More” with the families of Sisters in Spirit, anti-violence and indigenous rights activist Andrea Smith stated, “We should not be surprised that there is total government inaction around the missing women in Canada because the system is founded on the disappearances of native women and it continues to benefit from their disappearances.” The police, through non-investigation make

themselves complicit in the unsolved cases that have been recorded over the past 30-years. Violence against indigenous women is part of the ongoing colonial project. Power relations of domination and hierarchy structure the colonial process and patriarchy – male domination- is very much a part of this. The subordination of women, in particularly indigenous women, stems from settler-colonial oppression. Native women’s bodies become the object of conquer

and are deemed as objects of rape and domination. Settler-colonial structures create the false power dynamic that Aboriginal bodies are somehow other, thus undeserving of integrity by extension of expansionist pursuits that renders indigenous lands invadable and indigenous resources extractable. At the April 29 event, Andrea Smith asserts that “we must rethink how we do our anti-violence organizing – do we think the state will be the solution to the problem that created

and continues to benefit from the murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women”. Smith urges that, “we need to challenge the state, rather than accept the state as a solution to the problem of gender violence”. Furthermore, Smith argues that the just solutions will come from the development of grassroots community based approaches to governance, rather than from the state. She questions as to why we have no other options in cases of violence against women, but to call the police. Smith asks as to whether we want to continue to support the prison industrial complex that is based on domination and is an extension of the settler-colonial nation state. At the April 29 event Smith encourages attendees to be creative and no longer accept that the “settler state is actual and inevitable and that there is no other way we can govern ourselves.”



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Three Fires Pow Wow lights up Saturday morning By Jim Windle NEW CREDIT This coming weekend, Saturday, August 24th and Sunday Aug. 25th, the Mississaugas of the New Credit proudly host the 27th Annual Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow and traditional gathering at the New Credit Council Grounds located on 2789 Mississauga Road, Hagersville, Ontario, N0A 1H0.

The very popular Three Fires Pow Wow is a bit different than the Champion of Champions Pow Wow hosted by the nearby Six Nations of the Grand River at the end of July. The first and maybe most important difference is that the Tree Fires Pow Wow is not a competition of traditional dancers. Instead it is a celebration of traditional dancing and culture. It is smaller than the Six Nations event but many Pow Wow goers find it to be more relaxed and friendly. There are many opportunities for the audience to participate in the circle with the dancers which makes it great fun for visitors and locals alike. The annual celebration kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Saturday with a Sunrise Ceremony and the lighting of the three fires. Gate opens at 11 am.

Who are the Mississaugas?

There is a word in the Indian language “Missisakis” meaning “many river mouths”. By the mid nineteenth century the Mississaugas believed they had

obtained their name from the mouths of the Trent, Moira, Shannon, Napanee, Kingston, and Gananoque rivers. The term New Credit is in recognition of the fact that the Mississaugas traded goods along the shore of the Credit River prior to the move to their new location in 1847. This First Nation was once a mighty and respected trading nation with the Europeans in and around an area which included Port Credit and the City now known as Toronto. The city of Mississauga owes its name to the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is located on some 6100 acres 25 miles south of Hamilton, Ontario. They have approximately 2050 listed Ojibwe members with one third of them living on reserve. This year’s Pow Wow theme is “Our Story Continues.” Attendees are invited to Lloyd S. King School located near the Pow Wow grounds to help celebrate their history and culture through a mural that walks the viewer through eons of time tracing the footsteps from creation to present day Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation community and even the future as foretold by the elders.

quette and subscribe to the rules and protocol that the pow wow circuit follows. Heed what the Master of Ceremonies (MC) states during the Pow Wow. If you see a dropped eagle feather, please inform the MC or Arena Director, please do not touch it, as a specific song will be sung to retrieve the fallen feather. Pictures during the Flag, Prayer, Honour Songs and when an individual is honouring a drum through a whistle - should not be taken. Pictures are allowable during “intertribal” songs (everyone is also invited to dance). Pow Wow Etiquette Tradition is to respect All guests, participants the chief, veterans and and visitors are expected to elders by giving them show proper Pow Wow eti- priority in all matters con-

cerning etiquette. Always ask for permission before making any recordings. Children are welcome to enjoy this event, but they cannot play in the Sacred Circle. Participants are asked to respect the arena director, head male dancer and head female dancer.

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More understanding of Onkwehon:we rights needed at border By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS/NEW CREDIT Clair Heath is originally from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation where she grew up. Later in life she moved to California where she has been for the past 13 years, but decided to spend the summer in Canada this year. Heath, who has a valid status card and duel citizenship, didn’t expect to have problems when she tried to cross the border at Climax, Saskatchewan with her clothes and personal items and a valid status card. After casually looking over the status card the boarder guard asked her what she had in the car. “I told him, I am here in Canada for the summer and the stuff in my car is personal stuff like my clothes and such,” says Heath. When asked if she was moving to Canada, she told the guard that she was considering moving back to Canada, but had not made that decision yet, and that maybe by the end of summer she would know for sure. But for now, she only intended to stay for the summer. He ordered her to come into the customs building and list what items she had with her in the car and an estimated value. “He asked if I was bringing more stuff across in the fall,” she says. “I told him that I was not sure yet if I was staying or not.” The guard told her that even if she is considering moving in the Fall, she still needed to list what she might be bringing in at that time, should she chose to stay. “I don’t know what I would be bringing if I decided to move across,” Heath recalls. “And that I can only guess.” He told her that unless she declared right there and then what she might be bringing over, they would charge her duty on whatever was brought across in the fall. She complied and jumped through the hoops “because it seemed easier,” she says. Clair’s car was recalled and was back in California so she was driving a rental at the time of the first cross-

ing. Later on, she got a call that her car was ready so she went back across to get her own vehicle in California and brought some more stuff with her at that time as well. Unfortunately, she crossed at the same place, and encountered the same guard. The guard asked her if she was going to be bringing her car into Canada. She said yes, but was still not sure if it was going to be permanent move, reiterating that she was going to be in Canada only for the summer. The guard would not allow her to bring her car across without paying a non-refundable duty of just shy of $1,700. Even should she decide not to stay in Canada, he told her that the money would not be returned to her. Heath just paid it rather than argue, hoping that she could find someone to help her challenge the situation. Ironically, Clair’s brother is Larry Sault who, among other things, is president of the Indian Defense League located at Six Nations. The IDLA's activities are focussed on border crossing issues for North American Indians in compliance with the Jay Treaty. According to that treaty there would be no border for Indians living on either side of the white man’s border. Sault brought his sister’s problem to this past weekend’s regular meeting of the IDLA, held at Chiefswood Park, seeking direction from its members on what they could do about the issue. “I have had two experiences of the same thing,” said Sault. “I have advised her that she has a permanent residence at Six Nations, she is not a visitor.” Two years ago, Sault himself brought a pickup truck load of furniture from California when he moved back to Canada. He crossed in Buffalo and they tried to make him jump through the same hoops as Clair did. “I said absolutely not,” says Sault. “I am a North American citizen. I do not pay duty. I do not pay taxes coming up from America whether this stuff in my truck originated in America or not.” According to Sault, they

detained him for two hours at the boarder nonetheless but when a superior officer happened to walk by and notice what was happening, he told the younger officers that as long as he has an Indian status card, there is no problem with him coming across with his things. “If our people do not know their rights, things like this happen all the time,” says Sault. It seems to Sault that boarder guards, especially west of New York and Michigan, have no idea how to deal with status Indians at the boarder. “If you try and educate the boarder guards about Native Rights, they get mad at you and make things even more difficult for you,” he says. Clair felt abused and brow beaten into submission by this particular guard and did not know what to do about it, other than do what he said. Heath argued that she did not come into Canada on a Canadian or American citizenship, but rather on her status card as a North American Indian. “He said, that doesn’t matter,” says Clair. Sault would like to see the IDLA go after Clair’s $1,700. “Unfortunately, our elected system of government is doing nothing about issues like this and neither is the Confederacy,” he says. In fact it is his view that the Chiefs of Ontario, or the American Congress of American Indians, both of which he has been a member, do not do enough about keeping the boarder open to North American Indians. The IDLA advised Clair to secure a lawyer to fight the matter, and stated that the IDLA would be in her corner to work with that lawyer to educate him and the government border guards about the rights of Indigenous people in North America. Sault said that he is aware of a lawyer in Buffalo who specializes in border issues, and that he will be setting up a meeting for his sister and himself. IDLA vice-president Bob Douglas wishes they could get more into these issues, but laments of lack of funding and personnel to do so.

Clair Heath and her brother Larry Sault intend to challenge the government’s boarder crossing policies after Chair was charged with $1,700 in duty for a car she was trying to drive across the boarder to visit with friends and relatives in Canada for the summer. Sault is president of the Indian Defense League. (Photo by Jim Windle)



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North American Native Sisters return from Italy with great memories By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS The North American Native Sisters master’s softball team wrote history recently when they competed in the World Masters Games played in Torino, Italy as the first All-Native team to compete at these World Games. The 45 and over team was pulled together from both Six Nations/New Credit and women players from British Columbia. After winning the first game in their category against the BC Totems from British Columbia, they had their hopes set high, but as the games went on, the hurdles set before them became a stumbling block.

The most obvious issue was a matter of camaraderie. Although the women from the East all knew each other and have played with or against each other most of the team their lives and all got along, when the BC women came into the picture, without any practice time or social time together at all, they just could not gel quickly enough into a cohesive team. “Most of the other teams had been playing together as teams for years before going to Italy,” said Sally Henhawk of the Sisters. “We had never even met half of our team before we arrived.” Looking back at it, this was a mistake. “I think if we put togeth-

er a team for the next World Games in New Zealand four years from now, it will be made up of all women from one place or the other,” said team organizer Clair Heath. “Blending them without practice or even knowing each other just did not work.” There were other frustrations to deal with as well, including the language barrier. “The Italian game officials told us that we would be playing by International Rules, but when we looked at them, we realized that in fact they were not international rules as we understand them,” said Claire Heath, who organized the team. After much frustration

in trying to communicate with the officials, the Sisters finally made their point and the games were played under the international rules that not only the Sisters, but the other Canadian teams in the games understood. Another frustration came when the umpire they brought with them, as required by event organizers, was overlooked in the schedule and never got to ump in one game. But that did not dampen the experience of being in Italy, many for the first time. “We went to Monaco on a day off,” recalls Henhawk. “It was great. We went to this big beautiful Basilica way up on a mountain that

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took 20 minutes to get to by trolley. That was the highlight of the trip for me.” There was a lot of serious shopping that took place between games as well. “I had to buy two more suit cases to come home with,” Henhawk said with a laugh.

The ladies got back into Toronto at around 6 pm on August 12, when they were picked up at the airport by a bus provided by GRE, one of the team’s major sponsors. “We really want to thank GRE and the Dreamcatcher Fund for making this trip possible,” said Henhawk.

Not-so-bright thieves rob Erlind’s STAFF

For the second time this year, Erlind’s restaurant in the Iroquois Plaza was the target of a smash and grab by thieves. The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 14. At around 2 a.m. two male individuals pulled up in front of the restaurant in a pick-up truck. They smashed the front door glass, grabbed the cash register and sped off. It is the same method used in another break-in at Erlind's earlier this year. The thieves got away with a whopping $2 and left behind fingerprints and good visual evidence as recorded by the new surveillance equipment Erlind’s installed after the earlier theft. The empty cash register was found in the parking lot. Police continue to investigate but would appreciate any tips from anyone who may have seen or heard something.

London Friendship Centre reopens after renovations Continued from page 3 said no, but later suggested they could save some of it by carefully cutting out several scenes from the original mural which are now framed and hung in the front foyer and lead up the three new flights of stairs. There is also a beautiful three foot tall Oneida-woven basket in Day’s newly renovated office which he is very proud of. “A non-Native supporter who has since passed away bought it for us,” he says. “We don’t know what the value of it is, but we want to have a plexiglas display case built for it. It has been appraised in the five figures mark.” The centre houses 21 very well utilized programs for urban Natives and carries a staff of 32, mostly in London, but with three staffers working in their Windsor satellite office. “Our healing service program was designed to service 15-20 people per

month, but some months it is up to 60-70,” Day says. The Centre offers everything from pre-natal programs, to birthing, post birthing, all the way through to lifelong care. The Center also houses a very good and active justice program with 3 court workers, a Gladue writer, community liaison programs for families and children dealing with CAS, with somewhere around 21-22 active files at any given time. They have recently begun an alternative secondary school program with 8-10 usually, but can accommodate up to 20 students who are having difficulty in the mainstream system. “The idea is to get them back in a good place and back into mainstream secondary school system,” says Alternative Secondary School Program Coordinator Joel Kennedy. The program is called Wiingashk and is sanc-

tioned through the Thames Valley District School Board. This fall they hope to add language lessons in Lenni Lenape - Delaware,

funded by the University of Western Ontario and hosted through the Centre with Ojibwe and Oneida language classes soon to begin as well.

Alternative Secondary School Program Coordinator Joel Kennedy shows off his classroom at the Centre where he teaches the Wiingashk program for students having trouble in mainstream classes. The program is sanctioned through the Thames Valley District School Board. (Photo by Jim Windle)

One of several salvaged pieces of a three wall, floor to ceiling mural that once adorned the old friendship centre front lobby. Construction workers carefully cut out segments of the mural which are now framed and hang in the foyer and up the stair cases. (Photo by Jim Windle)

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Chiefs open final series with Brooklin By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The waiting is over. The Six Nations Chiefs opened the OLA Championship series the Brooklin Redmen starting Tuesday night at the ILA for the OLA Major Series title and a trip to B.C. for the Mann Cup Championship series. The Chiefs won the coveted national lacrosse title in 1994, 1995, and 1996. While the Chiefs disposed of the Kitchener Waterloo Kodiaks in three strait games, the Redmen and the Peterborough Lakers were locked in a seven game series, which ended Sunday with a 13-8 Brooklin win, in Peterborough. Game #2 of the bestof-seven series is set for 8 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 21st in Brooklin, with Game #3 back at Six Nations Friday, Aug. 23rd. Game #4 is scheduled for Brooklin Monday Aug. 26 with Game #5, if necessary, returning

to the ILA for an 8 p.m. start. A possible Game #6 is set for Brooklin Thursday, Aug. 29 with game #7 at the ILA September 2nd, if necessary. It took double overtime for the Redmen to force a Game #7 and keep their hopes alive against the favoured Lakers. That sent the series back to Peterborough and a huge 3,500 hometown crowd. They would be disappointed as the Redmen eliminated the Lakers in front of 3,500 hometown fans. It will be the first time Peterborough has missed the league championship since 2002. Brooklin got the jump on the Lakers early taking a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes. The Lakers came back to match the Redmen’s 4 goal second period but that still left the Redmen leading by 3 goals heading into the third period. The Lakers came on hard and tied the game by the 5:36 mark, but the Red-

Most people including the Chiefs expected to see a final showdown for the Major Series between the first place Chiefs and the perennial powerhouse, Peterborough Lakers. But the third place Brooklin Redmen surprised the Lakers by taking them to Game #7, and defeating them 13-8 in front of 3,500 fans in Peterborough Sunday night. The Chiefs began their series with the Redmen Tuesday night at the ILA. (Photo by Jim Windle) men wanted it badly and dug deep to score the final five goals of the game much to surprise and shock of the Laker fans. Although Peter-

borough outscored BrookShawn Williams leads lin in the series 72-67, the the Redmen in scoring with Redmen seemed to score 8 goals and 23 assists for at the right time to take the 31 points in seven games. series 4-3. Meanwhile, the Chiefs

Roller Derby is alive and well By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

There was a time when Roller Derby was the most watched TV sport in Canada and the USA. That was in the 1940’s and 1950’s when the queens of the banked oval marketed themselves as Sass on Wheels. During the coarse of any given night you could see pretty and some not so pretty girls and buff guys throwing elbows, pulling hair and delivering punches at high speed as they sped around an oval track, sometimes sending an opponent head over heals over the rail and right onto the laps of the front row of screaming fans. Teams like the Brook-

lynites, Bay City Rollers, the Jammers, brought the same kind of attention as Gorgeous George, Bo Bo Brazil or Yukon Eric did for wrestling in those days. But lately there has been a resurgence of the brutal mayhem that once attracted thousands of lathered up fans to venues like Madison Square Gardens or the Boston Gardens, and Six Nations residents caught a glimpse of a hole new generation of roller girls. The New Directions group sponsored a night of Roller Derby action at the Gaylord Powless Arena, which was attended by around 200 curious or nostalgic fans. New Directions worker

top gun heading into the final series is Cody Jamieson with 8 goals and 8 assists in four playoff games.

The Six Nations Whomp’Ems got the better of the Settler Allies at the Gaylord Powless Arena on August 10th. Continued on page 13 (Photos by David LaForce)

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Roller Derby is alive and well

Continued from page 12 Roller Derby still exists with its team strategies Audra Taillefer set up the and skillful skating and a event which was only the lot of the excitement and honey to attract people showmanship remains as to the arena where inwell. formation and education There are several skatbooths were set up in the ers in the sport today that front lobby explaining hail from Six Nations and the goals and purposes it has been talked about of New Directions as well putting together a Roller as teaching parents and Derby Team from Six Naguardians what the latest tions to join the many exthing to threaten their isting teams from Brantchildren is and how to ford, Niagara, Hamilton deal with it. London and elsewhere. “It seems everyone Teams and leagues are had a good time,” said popping up everywhere New Directions’ Gail Laand not just in Canada Forme. “The older ones and the United States. said it was nothing like There are teams playing the old Roller Derby.” in Japan, Chili, New ZeaBut that may be a land, and Australia. In good thing. There were fact, there is 1483 Amamany women and men teur Roller derby Leagues who were maimed for life found worldwide. playing this brutal sport Believe it or not, Roller back in those days. ToDerby is the world’s fastday’s Roller Derby looks ed growing sport and has a lot like old-time Roller even attracted the IOC Derby but there are who is considering it as much better equipment an Olympic Sport. standards and much less There is even an ofblood letting. ficial Roller Derby Day The true sport of celebrated every May 5th.


It was mayhem on wheels at the Gaylord Powless Arena last weekend as the New Directions Group sponsored an evening of Roller Derby at Six Nations. (Photos by David LaForce)

Chiefs recognized by MSL for best season in years By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS Seven Six Nations Chiefs were singled out for individual awards by the 2013 Ontario Lacrosse Association Major Series season. Goalies Evan Kirk, Brandon Miller and Brenner Jacobs won the Harry Lumlet Award given to the goalies of the team that allows the fewest goals during the regular season. The terrific trio combined to allow a scant 185 goals for a combined average of 7.85 goals per game in helping to earn the Chiefs’ top spot with a 16-3-1 record. Offensively, the Chiefs scored the most goals in the six team league. The Chiefs coaching staff of head coach Rich Kilgour, and assistants Mike Lines, Duane Jacobs and Mouse Henry won honours as well as the league’s best bench bosses. Shawn Evans added the Jim Murphy Award for the league's most valuable player to the Bucko McDonald award he earned

as Major Series Lacrosse's leading scorer. Evans won the scoring title by putting up 7 points in the last game of the season to overtake Shawn Williams. Evans wound up with 29 goals and 77 assists for 106 points while Williams finished with 27 goals and 776 assists for 103 points. Williams played all 20 of Brooklin's games; Evans managed to pull out the scoring title despite missing one game while on a brief honeymoon after getting married during the season. The Brampton Excelsiors, despite suffering their first losing season since 1990, took home a pair of league honours for individual players. Chris Corbeil was named the winner of the Merv McKenzie Award for top defensive player. Corbeil had an outstanding season in his own right and was a tremendous leader and role model for the group of young defenders with whom he played. He scored 4 goals and 10 assists while playing in 18 of the Excelsiors'

A big part of the Six Nations Chiefs successful season this year has been goaltending. The trio of Evan Kirk, Brandon Miller and Brenner Jacobs won the Harry Lumlet Award given to the goalies of the team that allows the fewest goals during the regular season. That number this year was 185 goals for a combined season average of 7.85 goals per game. (Photo by Jim Windle) 20 games, all the while being matched up against opponents' top offensive threats. Ethan O'Connor won the Gene Dopp award as top

rookie in the closest voting of any of the awards. O'Connor showed huge improvement throughout the season in his role as a transition player. He dis-

played solid defence and was the team's top-scoring player out of the back end with 9 goals and 7 assists for 16 points in the 18 games he played. O'Con-

nor's speed and varied skill set make him a strong candidate to be a first-round pick in this September's National Lacrosse League draft.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Music is our Medicine: Aboriginal

by Adrian Jacobs The MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba was the setting for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA 2013) main event, televised by APTN. Thousands of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people from across Canada celebrated the brilliant hope of Aboriginal music. The Red Carpet saw the arrival of the evening’s nominees and winners on a hot and beautiful Winnipeg afternoon. With the media daily bringing distressing news of oppression towards Aboriginal people, the sound of drums, guitars, keyboards, and beautiful voices were good medicine for the crowd in Winnipeg. Aboriginal survival and resurgence as the fasting growing ethnic group in Canada has come with a song. Lorne Cardinal, co-emcee for the evening, revealed the dignity you sacrifice to be a comedic performer by entering as a crazy red-headed golfer. The strained laughter became less noticeable as Lorne’s acting bull-dozed him to the forefront. Later in the show he hammed it up with the audience and the ndn humour connected more naturally. The night featured very talented, eclectic and moving performances. Country, blues, rock, folk, Gospel, Metis jigging, an inspired cello, pow wow drums and dancers and the Pow Wow vibe played well with the co-emcee Ruben Littlehead. Add to this the theatrics of shooting flames and smoke enhanced lighting and you had a very satisfying show for the senses. Lorne Cardinal made a joke about his Aboriginal acting and fears of it being outsourced to India. This paved the way for a speech by Manitoba Deputy Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Eric Robinson, who was cheered-on heartily by this largely Manitoban crowd. He highlighted the Idle No More movement, the nutritional experiments on Aboriginal people, and the need to extend the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He also mentioned the recent gathering of Premiers in Niagara-on-the-Lake that called on the Federal Government to call an inquiry into the more than 600 missing/murdered Aboriginal women. Hopefully this voice is listened to behind Government doors. The acceptance speeches were for the most part short and sincere, but then something else made them memorable: Derek Miller gave a shout out to one of his racing career sponsors, Red Star Toilets! The country musician Ray St. Germain, was presented with a APCMA Lifetime Achievement Award and was genuinely surprised with the appearance of nine members of his musical family on stage. He proceeded to sing of his Metis pride and history. Being an Aboriginal person in Canada is a mixed bag of experiences, some good, many bad, and a few truly horrible, but for a few hours this weekend it was truly a “good day to be Indigenous!”

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People’s Choice Music Awards 2013

Concert for a Cure entertains and educates By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS

The 6th Annual Concert for a Cure featuring headliner Alberta Cree Canadian country star Shane Yellowbird, kept the music going all weekend to bring aware-

ness to the urgent need for a cure of what has become one of western societies biggest killers. Despite the sobering statistics of the devastation cancer causes to individuals and families, it was still a fun family day at Hank’s

Place on Fourth Line Road. Yellowbird was backed up on stage by Six Nations musicians Brandon Silver and brother Cam. Once again this year the Six Nations Community Outreach group presented the free annual community concert. Along with Yellowbird were Six Nations own JUNO Award winners Murray Porter and Derek Miller, just before learning that he just won the 2013 Aboriginal Music Awards for Best Blues CD for his latest work, Blues Vol.1, country, blues and rock performer. Also on the show were New Credit’s Mark LaForme as well as several up and coming artists like Brooklin, Ontario native Lindsay Broughton, who has performed at the Canadian Country Music Awards “New Artist” showcase and the Billy Block Show in

Throughout the course of the day, organizers estimated a turnover crowd of around 2000 at the 6th Annual Concert for a Cure. (Photo by Randell Hill) Nashville. Wray Anderson had a set and the always entertaining guitar crazy man Red LaForme Band shook ‘em up. Filling out the card were Innersha, The Bad Guys, breakout solo artist Logan Staats, Blaine Bomberry unplugged, and R&B artist, Aboriginal Music

Awards nominee, promoter and MC for the event, Jace Martin. The weather cooperated this year as compared to last year when it

was cold and blustery all day. Organizers estimated 2,000 people took in the show over the course of the daylong concert and craft show.

Headliner Shane Yellowbird creates a lifelong memory for this young Six Nations girl at Saturday’s 6th Annual Concert for Cure at Hanks Place. (Photo by Randell Hill)

IROQUOIS NATIONS CUP Sept. 20, 21 & 22nd

Six Nation’s own Murray Porter, fresh off his AborigEvent promoter and R&B singer Jace Martin directs inal People’s Choice win, was in his home community traffic from the main stage at Hanks Place Saturday. working the crowd and delivering some new material as well as favorites from his successful career. (Photo by Randell Hill)

Anyone wishing to enter a team contact: 519-445-0492 519-750-4069 519-732-0621




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ONKWEHÓN:WE / ORIGINAL PEOPLES – WEEK IN REVIEW (August 12-19, 2013) by Steve da Silva

What's Trending? (twitter.jpg, facebooklogo.jpg, youtube.jpg) By Jonathan Garlow My father Andrew has no idea how to use a computer. In fact he doesn’t even know how to turn one on and he has no interest in learning. He really loves news though and usually watches CNN and other news networks and often times I will tell him his news is old news because I have already seen it on the internet. Lately I have been giving him up to the minute updates from my Facebook feed or I will let him know what the internet is talking about to keep him current. Why not do an update for Six Nations and abroad? Here are the big internet headlines this week: Ancient rock etchings found in Nevada could be oldest in North America There are some limestone boulders near Pyramid Lake in north Nevada desert that are causing quite a stir amongst the scientific community. Radiocarbon tests suggest the etchings may be as much as 14,800 years old. If true, it would complicate the current scientific theories about the origins of mesoamerican indigenous people. "We initially thought people 12,000 or 10,000 years ago were primitive, but their artistic expressions and technological expertise associated with these paints a much different picture," said Eugene Hattori, the curator of anthropology at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City Government Orders YouTube To Censor Protest Videos You Tube is now complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens who are asserting their rights, while also deleting key search words. You may read this message “This content is not available in your country due to a government removal request.” when trying to view videos that your government doesn't want you to see. There is also evidence that suggests Google, the owner of You Tube is providing "data requests" to governments that reveal the true identity of users who are uploading protest videos or who may be trying to view them. Google claims that the information sent to governments is “needed for legitimate criminal investigations,” but whether these “data requests” have been backed up by warrants is not divulged by the company.

Harper woos Onkwehon:we with training grant for mining jobs Prime Minister Stephen Harper flanked by a group of Canadian Rangers (a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces that maintains a military presence across Canada’s northern colonies) as he arrives in Whitehorse, Yukon on Sunday, August 18.. Stephen Harper kicked off his eighth annual tour of so-called “Northern Canada” this past Sunday, August 18 to promote the extractive industry as a solution to “northern problems”. Harper arrived in the Yukon amidst a scandal over the use of temporary foreign workers to fill jobs in mining and tourism, this only weeks after 100 local miners lost their jobs. To build support for the mining sector amongst Onkwehon:we, Harper announced on Monday, August 19 a $5.6 million grant that aims to train “aboriginals” from the Northwest Territories and Kitikmoet region of Nunavut. Harper reported that the Yukon alone will require 1700 new mining workers by 2022. The Yukon grant announcement came one week after Harper promised nearly $6 million to the Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance to train Onkwehon:we for jobs in the region. Amidst all the rhetoric of job creation, Harper couldn’t resist making some colonialist appeals in his remarks, as he said “The North is Canada’s call to greatness. As Conservatives, we believe this with a passion. We always have. From Sir John A. Macdonald, who brought the North into Canada, to John Diefenbaker, the first prime minister to come north himself.”

Lac Seul First Nation extends collaboration with Goldcorp as hundreds of millions extracted from land

Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation) signed a new collaboration agreement with Goldcorp this past week, which reportedly includes new training, employment, contracting and investment opportunities. The Treaty #3 reserve consists of the three communities of Kejick Bay, Whitefish Bay and Frenchman's Head located just northwest of Sioux Lookout. The Red Lake gold mine is Goldcorp’s most lucrative. The company removed 507,000 ounces of gold from the Anishinaabe lands in 2012 alone - a quantity that would fetch over $720 million at today’s gold rates. With 3500 band members, that extraction rate equals $206,000 of revenue for Goldcorp for each band member . The Vancouver-based gold company A Canadian genocide in was ranked Canada’s 16th most profitable search of a name corporation in 2013, clearing $1.75 billion CAD in profits last year alone. With A study has been published 18 mining operations in seven countries by the University of Guelph throughout ‘the Americas,’ the company that proves Canadian au- boasts assets of more than $20 billion. thorities knowingly and wilfully starved aboriginal children New tar sands project in northern Alberta would threaten few in residential schools for nuremaining bison tritional ‘experiments’. Most native families are aware of The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation these kinds of horror stories but the general Canadian population has recent(ACFN) community was set to present on ly been shocked to learn about this treatment. This illegal experimentation the potential impact of Vancouver-based meets three criteria for the grounds of genocide as defined by the United Na- Teck Resources’ proposed tar sands protions. Some have argued that the beginnings of this genocide had its seeds ject for north of Fort McMurray before the with the establishment of the Indian Act of 1876, Alberta Energy Regulator on Tuesday, Au-

gust 20, 2013. The mine would produce 277,000 barrels of bitumen a day. In 2011, Alberta exported oil at a rate of 1.3 million barrels per day to the U.S, a rate that the Canadian and Albertan governments hope to double by 2021. As of January 2013, there were already 127 oil sands projects operating in Alberta. The ACFN is arguing that Teck’s exploration would disrupt an area of land that is vital to the survival of the Ronald Lake bison - one of the only bison herds remaining that is disease-free and can be used as a food source. In a 2012 report Níh boghodi , the Athapaskan Chipewyan community put forward a report with proposals for the restoration of the caribou and bison populations.

Tahltan Nation blockades proposed open-pit mine in northwest B.C.

Approximately thirty members of the Tahltan nation began a blockade at the site of Fortune Minerals’ Arctos Anthracite Project in northern B.C after posting notice to the company of a 24-hour eviction notice in the night of Wednesday, August 14. The project would remove most of Mount Klappan and replace it with a 4,000 hectare open-pit mine, as well threatening to irreparably damage the sacred headwaters of the Stikine, Nass and Spatsizi rivers and destroy traditional hunting grounds. The project would operate for 25 years, and consist of a new rail line to Prince Rupert to ship three millions tonnes of anthracite coal to Asia each year. The blockade was organized by the Klabona Keepers, “people of the Stikine and Tahltan ancestry” who have been resisting since 2005 when they launched their first series of blockades against Fortune Minerals. They were also part of a movement to evict Royal Dutch Shell from in 2007. The Declaration of the Klabona Keepers on their website reads, “To those who come without respect, we must warn you: you will find us relentless and fierce in defending the Tl’abāne [Klappan] Sacred Headwaters. To those in our own nation who would sell out our interests for monetary gain; you must desist in these ways, and honour the ancient path. You cannot create the façade of traditional governance while you have secret meetings with those who propose to destroy us.” The Tahltan Central Council did not take part in the action, but a June 2013 statement announced the Council’s opposition to B.C. Liberal government’s fast-tracking of the environmental review process. Council President Annita McPhee said in the June 2013 statement: “The Klappan is sacred to the Tahltan people. Our people practice our hunting, fishing, and traditional cultural activities there. It's why we're fighting so hard to protect it."

Thunderchild First Nation blockaders receive restraining order by Saskatoon Court for resisting detonations

A Saskatoon Court issued a temporary restraining to the Thunderchild First Nation against protesters occupying a ceremonial site because they oppose seismic exploration in the area, which has already consisted of setting off 150 underground explosives as a method to determine if oil deposits are present.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Tire recycling most be better monitored


Brantford citizens and neighbouring advocates have come together to highlight their concerns over the tire recycling plant that recently opened on Grey Street at Murray Street in Brantford, one major complaint is the company is exceeding their tire storage limits. Concerns of dumping grounds on Six Nations territory one in particular, May 7, 2013 an estimated 2,000 to 2,500 tires caught fire. Seth the fire said his service received numerous calls about the black smoke billowing from the fire between 1pm and 1:30 p.m. but found it difficult to pinpoint at first. "We were getting called that it was on Fourth (Line) and Third (Line). We found it was really in the middle of the concession."

The issue surrounding the disposal of used tires continues to have the Six Pines community squarely within its sights. Despite the numerous health issues associated with the dumping of used tires in unapproved areas, not to mention how unsightly it is, this atrocity is still occurring. What makes this even worse is that the very companies that have been brought on board to help curb the problem are still perpetrating it, but in a much more sinister and underhanded manner. For the people who live near the areas where tires are being recyled and dumped, concern over the health and safety of their families flares on a daily basis. Rodents and mosquitoes often use the storage facilities and dumps to breed unabated. These creatures bring disease and can make

a nuisance of themselves. What is even more sinister, however, is the possibility of fire. These fires often come with no warning whatsoever. They can be particularly difficult to control given the makeup of the tires themselves as well as the sheer numbers of them dumped in one place. Not only do these fires put the residences of the Six Nations residents in extreme danger, they blight the reservations themselves. As if the huge piles of worn out tires dotting the landscapes of the land was not enough, when these piles burn, they wreak havoc on the delicate ecosystem that coexisted peacefully at one time. The fires raze the landscape, leaving it bare of the native grasses, and other foliage, that is necessary for the area to sustain itself.

It will take years for the area to recover, and even when it does, it will not be the same as it was before the fires consumed it. The tires emit noxious chemicals that are harmful to the people on in the Six Nations community as well as the plants and animals that live nearby. Plumes of odorous black smoke fill the air when these unsightly piles of tires catch fire. Not only does the constant smell of burnt rubber permeate everything, the chemicals enter the body through the delicate nasal passages. This can cause shortterm reactions in even the most healthy of individuals. The companies that have been given the government contracts in order to provide a safe and contained area to dispose of these eyesores have severely overstepped their boundaries. Indeed, it is safe to say that they are compounding

the very problem they were hired to help contain. Running out of room in which to receive the used tires due to lax recycling initiatives, these companies have taken to dumping them illegally in hidden areas on the Six Nations and other unprotected lands and communities. These companies take advantage of the fact that the Province, like many others in Canada, have no policy set in place for dealing with such matters. This, however, does not take into account the fact that they are violating the terms of their agreement with the Canadian government and in breach of the Two Row Agreement. Nor does it account for the fact that these companies are supposed to be recycling these used tires in an effort to reduce the problem of large mountains of them dotting the landscape. Local business owners have few options when

disposing of the tires that accumulate in their storage containers, some are happy to have the recyclers nearby but question the fate of the tires, while some are just glad to have anyone take them. Regular sized tires cost on average $1-3 a tire, and thats a welcome cost for companies who regularly replace tires for customers and store then discard the old ones. It is time for accountability. While it is true that the disposal of used tires is a huge consumer issue, there are ways to address this. However, rules need to be followed in order to ensure that the tires are actually being recycled and not simply dumped in order to increase the profits of the companies who have been hired to help curb the issue. The Onkwehonwe communities and environments must be protected, for the present generation as well as all those that follow.


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Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, 2789 Mississauga Road, RR #6, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0, Attention: Personnel Committee

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Community & Family Support, the Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing support to the community by: providing community workshops for the community for education and awareness of mental health issues; counselling; and assisting with the general unit administration. Qualifications: University degree in Social Work; member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or a willingness to apply to the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; and a minimum of one (1) year therapeutic clinical counselling experience; OR a university degree in Psychology with a minimum of two (2) years therapeutic clinical counselling experience; OR a degree in Family Counselling with a major in Mental Health with a minimum of two (2) years therapeutic clinical counselling experience or Bachelor degree in Family Counselling with a major in Mental Health For details on the position (mandatory requirements, application process, etc) please contact the MNCFN Administration Building (Ph: 905.768.1133; Fax: 905.768.1225) for a detailed job description. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: Copy of educational qualifications/certifications; Resume; Cover letter; 3 References (work related preferred). Apply to:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 12:00 noon.

For consideration, all applications MUST INCLUDE the following: copy of current resume, cover letter, three references (work related preferred), copy of educational qualifications/certification. A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Administration Building; (Ph: 905.768.1133; Fax: 905.768.1225). Only those candidates successful in the Selection & Hiring Process will be contacted.


Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, 2789 Mississauga Road, RR #6, Hagersville, On N0A 1H0, Attention: Personnel Committee Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 12:00 Noon.

A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Administration Building (Ph: 905.768.1133; Fax: 905.768.1225). Only those candidates successful in the Selection & Hiring Process will be contacted.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


OMB hearings over the development of Davisville conclude

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since become an avid protector of this area. To date, the City of Brantford has spent nearly $2 million defending its waterfront master plan and the Hardy Road area.

Brant Mohawks at the original Mohawk Village and, what they considered to be the negative moral conditions the village had fallen into since being established in 1785. Davis led a group of discontented Mohawks to establish a new

revealed the size and extent of the village as being bigger and wider ranging than originally thought. Most of this area has been the subject of Warrick’s digs and Timmins-Martel’s surveys with eight identified sites strung out along

endar years) of Aboriginal use and occupation of this portion of Brantford, and holds tremendous value for the Mississaugas of the New Credit and Six Nations of the Grand River,” writes Warrick. “In the Davisville area, the density of archaeological sites rivals that found in the Mississippi River valley of the central United States, one of the richest archaeological

areas in North America.” Aside from the historical and archaeological arguments there is much evidence of unique and rare geological elements such as Tufa mounds in the region. Tufa is a rare rock formed by highly mineralized water, rich in calcium carbonate, bubbling to the surface and congealing into a porous, light grey stone

which early settlers of this region used as foundation stones for barns and outbuildings, some of which are still evident today. There are water geysers, nearly extinct plant life in the area, as well as endangered species, which call the Davisville area home. It will be several months before the OMB releases its findings. In the meantime, development is stalled.

Part-Time Information Technology Position The IT position is responsible for the effective operation of information services (IT) services and support across the organization. This individual oversees and facilitates the Kawenni: io/Gaweniyo Private School (KGPS) use of computer hardware, software, networks and related technology to achieve effective solutions. This position focuses on coordinating details to ensure the support and services provided are done with attention to detail and ensuring appropriate technology always operational.

Job Duties: Manages communications of IT within the staff of the KGPS. Provides first level help desk services internally and on software and hardware issues The delegation of members of the Men’s Fire gather outside the Brantford council chambers, to strategize over their last chance to stop development of Davisville. (Photo by Jim Windle) Sifton Properties Ltd. and Grandview Ravines Inc. hope to build about 1,200 homes bordering Hardy Road west of the Brantford Golf and Country Club.


Professor Gary Warrick of Laurier University, Brantford Campus, was one of the defence witnesses called by the City of Brantford over the proposed development of lands which were once the location of the joint Mohawk/Mississauga village of Davisville, in Northwest Brantford. Warrick has been studying and digging in the Hardy Road area since Davisville’s exact location was discovered in the late 1990’s by retired archaeologist Ilsa Kraemer. Warrick also authored a book and produced a DVD on his Davisville research entitled, “Written in the Earth.” According to a report prepared by Professor Warrick, Davisville was a thriving Indian village along the banks of the Grand River, established by a Methodist Mohawk Chief, Thomas Davis, around 1800. He and a group of fellow Mohawks disapproved of the Anglican teachings of the Joseph

village upstream in what is now the Hardy Road region of Brantford’s Northwest. Peter Jones, son of pioneer surveyor Augustus Jones, like his father before him, married a Mississauga woman. He converted to the Methodist faith in 1823, and became good friends with Chief Davis, visiting Davis’ Hamlet, as it was also referred to, often. Jones eventually invited several Mississaugas of the Credit River near present day Toronto, to join Davis‘ community, which many did, and lived separate from, yet jointly with, the Mohawks at Davisville. After several years, the Mississaugas pulled out and moved back to their traditional home on the Credit River, until resettling on a corner of the Six Nations reservation, which was given to them by the Six Nations Confederacy. Due to upriver clear-cutting by settlers in the establishment of Kitchener and Guelph, the river began flooding its banks downstream by 1833, and washing out the cabins of Davisville residents. The site was abandoned and the Davis Mohawks resettled in Sour Springs and elsewhere, but not many returned to the Mohawk Village. In around the early 2000’s, further excavations

the banks of the river. But there could also be more sites yet to be discovered, because along with the Davisville remains of the 19th century, there were also artifacts proving habitation in this gentle bend in the river may go back as much as 12,000 or 13,000 years as well as evidence of other habitations over the centuries since. Warrick recommends in his written “Summary of Evidence” that certain areas within the Sifton plan could disturb the historical and archaeological significance of this very special and important site. “A combination of archaeological and natural features form a significant cultural heritage landscape would preclude development of the properties in question,” he writes. The area is so rich in archaeology that Warrick and Timmins-Martel together have catalogued 80,000 artifacts in an area of only 1200 square meters. Where people lived, they also died, creating highly sensitive ancient burial grounds throughout the region from all inhabitants over the past 12,000 years. “The accumulation of archaeological evidence indicates 10,000 radiocarbon years (12,000 cal-

Track and follow-up all requests Assists with IT management with daily, routine tasks Assists with IT project management as necessary Files and archives all IT related documents (requisitions, software licenses, software locations, etc.) Install and maintain hardware and software, including server, desktop and laptop computers, databases, Windows, network routers and switches and other communications equipment where necessary. Assists in the training of new software as new releases become available or purchased. Monitor systems, respond to emergencies, and pre-empt problems. Maintain and update the KGPS website. Print existing KGLPP material for staff if necessary.

Requirements: A+/Net+ Certification College/University degree in computer technology or equivalent work experience. Minimum of 2 years' work experience. Organized, self-motivated, be able to work independently as well as within a team. Working knowledge of Windows, Networking Support, Database Tuning, Trouble-shooting networks, Linux, Solaris, UNIX . Working knowledge of Macintosh Software and Computers an asset. Please submit resume to Kawenni:io/Gaweniyo Private School 3201 Second Line, R.R. #6 Hagersville, ON NOA lHO (905) 768 7203 or email to info@kgschool .ca Deadline: Friday August 23rd at 4 p.m. (E.S.T.)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013





THE MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION is now accepting applications for the position of Early Child Development Worker Basic/Mandatory Requirements Must possess a College Diploma in Early Childhood Education from an Ontario College of Applies Arts and Technology; OR a diploma from a recognized post-secondary program recognized by the College of Early Childhood Educators; OR a letter of recognition of equivalency issued by the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO); and at least one (1) year of practical experience in a licensed child care setting. Apply to: DEADLINE:

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, 2789 Mississauga Road, RR #6, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0, Attention: Personnel Committee Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 12:00 noon.

For consideration, all applications MUST INCLUDE the following: copy of current resume, cover letter, three references (work related preferred), copy of educational qualifications/certification.

Hill, Shiyloh Isobelle Suddenly, after a tragic accident, in her 11th year our sweet Shiy moved out of our care and into eternity. Shiyloh is daughter to Daniel Hill and Patrice Hill. Big sister to Bezaliel Hill. Granddaughter of Ken and Kim Hill of Six Nations and the MacLeans of Cohill. Neice of Nahnda, Jonathan, Adam, Laura and Josh. Best cousin to Mia and Mahalia. She was a circus star at the Debra Brown Circus Arts camp, and a student at Major Ballachey in Brantford. She will be dearly missed by a large group of extended family and so many friends and cousins. Visitation will be at 1472 Sour Springs Road Thursday evening from 5-7pm. Funeral service also at 1472 Sour Springs Friday at 11am. In lieu of flowers a fund is being set up for donations to Shiylohs favourite charities.



PORTER: Margaret Elizabeth Margaret Elizabeth (Glenney) Porter of Ohsweken, Ontario in her 80th year passed away and will be reunited with her husband Albert Porter on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Also known as Miss Glenney to some, Margaret was born in Little Britain, Ontario on December 19, 1933 to Cecil and Janette (MacAlpine) Glenney and was married to Albert Porter in 1960. Margaret was a selfless, loving, generous and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Margaret proudly lived and served the community of Six Nations as a Nurse Practitioner for many years and an active member of the Ohsweken Baptist Church. Margaret is survived by her only daughter Kimberley, and grandchildren Lacey, Shelsea, Jeffrey (Zach) and Ronnie. A celebration of her life will be held at the Ohsweken Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2 pm. (Visitation from 12 noon until service time.) Interment of cremated remains to follow in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Ohsweken Baptist Church.



GIBSON: LEHMAN SR. Suddenly at home on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 73 years. Husband of the late Alice (Hill) Gibson Loving father of Lehman Jr. (Cheryle), Johnny Lee, Ronald (Tanya), Chester (Pam), Donald “DJ”, Jessi Skye (Greg) & the late Leeal Gibson. Dear grandfather of 16 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Brother of Elsie Anzudula of Fort Myers, Florida, and Jean (Raymond) Cruz of Charleston, South Carolina. Brother-in-law of Louise Hill, Delos Hill, Marcie Vyse (Vernon), and Scott Hill (Shirley). Special uncle of Roger (Karen). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Chauncey and Ida Mae (Staats) Gibson. Lehman was a member of the Iron Workers Local 736, Hamilton. Resting at his daughter’s home 1522 2nd Line Road, Six Nations after 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service and Burial will be held at the Onondaga Longhouse, Six Nations on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 a.m.

A detailed Job Description is available at the Mississaugas of the New Credit Administration Building; (Ph: 905.768.1133; Fax: 905.768.1225). Only those candidates successful in the Selection & Hiring Process will be contacted.

New Career  Opportunity:  Aboriginal  Student  Counselor     Education   Services   requires   an   Aboriginal   Student   Counselor   (ASC)   in   our   Aboriginal   Students   Health   Sciences   (ASHS)   office.   The   Counselor   must   be   a   member  of  the  Aboriginal  community  and  has  been  designated  Aboriginal  (First   Nations/Inuit/Métis)  specific.      

Purpose and  Key  Functions:   Conduct  assessments  of  problems  or  issues  that  are  unique  to  Aboriginal  learners.   • Provide  counselling  to  students  based  on  results  collected  from  assessment  interviews.   • • Support  students  through  transitions  from  Aboriginal  communities  to  urban  areas  and  the  University   environment.   Develop  and  implement  student  retention  and  success  strategies.     • • Develop  strategies  to  recruit  Aboriginal  people  into  postsecondary  education.   Develop  strategies  to  convey  the  experience  of  Aboriginal  learners  to  various  individuals,  groups  and  committees   • across  the  University.   Liaise  with  the  University  and  local  Aboriginal  organizations  and  communities.   • Provide  information  to  potential  students  on  various  University  programs  and  encourage  enrolment.   • • Plan  and  coordinate  recruitment  schedule.   Facilitate  independent  and  group  workshops  and  for  students.   • • Develop  and  deliver  presentations.   • Coordinate  and  plan  special  events  and  contact  external  venues  to  secure  space  required  for  meetings,   workshops,  and  speaker  presentations.  Arrange  and  reserve  catering  and  audio  visual  equipment  needs  for   various  events.   • Coordinate  travel  and  accommodation  for  guests  and  visitors.   • Design,  develop,  and  distribute  promotional  materials,  such  as  brochures,  posters  and  pamphlets.   • Update  and  maintain  information  on  websites  and  social  networks.   • Understand  a  variety  of  Aboriginal  languages.   • Write  grant  applications  and  proposals  for  grants  and  other  funding  opportunities.   • Write  reports  for  committee  meetings  and  the  Aboriginal  Education  and  Training  Strategy.   • Calculate  budget  projections  for  recruitment  and  retention  activities  as  well  as  counsellor’s  student  services.   Responsible  for  securing  student  club  monies.   • • Conduct  database,  literature  and  web  searches.     • Maintain  confidentiality  of  student  files.     Position  Requirements:   •   University  experience  (preferably  in  Health  Sciences)  in  promotion  and  counselling  needs  of  Aboriginal  students   at  the  undergraduate  and  graduate  level,  and  the  barriers  experienced  by  Aboriginal  learners.   •   Bachelor's  degree  in  a  relevant  field  and  a  minimum  of  3  years  of  relevant  experience.     • Experience  conducting  assessments  of  problems/issues  that  are  unique  to  Aboriginal  learners;  supporting   students  through  transitions  from  Aboriginal  communities  to  urban  areas;  developing  and  implementing  student   retention  and  success  strategies;  developing  strategies  to  convey  the  experience  of  Aboriginal  learners  to  various   individuals/groups;  and  experience  developing  and  delivering  presentations.   •   Must  know  the  protocols  and  policies  for  Aboriginal  data  collection  and  use.     •   Must  have  working  knowledge  and  understanding  of  Undergraduate  and  Graduate  Student  Calendars,  health   sciences  admissions  requirements  to  academic  and  professional  programs.     •   Must  have  a  working  knowledge  of:  university  registration  systems;  Adweb;  Oracle;  MUGSI;  SOLAR,  RBS;  and   DCU;  and  proficiency  with    Microsoft  Office  suite;  Adobe;  WebCT;  LearnLink;  Avenue  to  learn  and  Medportal.   •   Experience  communicating  university  options,  and  experience  engaging  students  in  discussion  in  an  advising   and/or  mentoring  capacity  about  admissions  and  resources  to  university.   • Familiarity  with  First  Nations,  Inuit  and  Métis  Peoples’  history  and  culture  is  required.     Additonal  Information:   Please  note  that  this  position  will  be  expected  to  occasionally  work  flexible  hours  (evenings  and  weekends);  therefore   a  flexible  working  schedule  is  required.    On  occasion,  this  position  may  also  be  required  to  travel  locally.   Please  apply  by  September  4,  2013  to:  



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