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From left to right. Yvonne Jamieson, Megan Jamieson, Rose Jamieson, Laurie Johns, Shauna Clause and Aleesha Clause pose within the Social Services shortly after the breakfast came to a close. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN

Miss Six Nations serves up free community breakfast By Chezney Martin OHSWEKEN – Hosting a community breakfast at the Social Services Gymnasium last Saturday was exactly how Miss Six Nations Shauna Clause wanted to spend her birthday morning. The breakfast, held on Saturday, November 26, attracted more than 100 visitors and offered a standard pancakes, sausages, eggs and bacon plate along with free face painting for children. Clause, who turned 19 that morning, said she “felt good” to be able to put on the event for her community. “I wouldn't have wanted to spend this milestone in any other way,” said Clause. “I've wanted to do this since I was 15, and I feel like now was just a great time to do it.” Clause initiated this collaboration with Ogwadeni:deo after she participated in a walk with

Ganohkwasra. She said she approached a family friend that worked with Ogwadeni:deo and everything seemed to fall in place from there. “It was kind of my idea,” she said. “I just collaborated with them and they told me the ages of the kids. So, this is their first year doing [something like this] so I was glad to be able to set that up with them. It was awesome.” But, along with offering the free breakfast, Clause explained that she also arranged for donations to be accepted to help children in need within the Six Nations community for Christmas. “We're accepting clothes, hygiene items, we also accepted monetary donations, puzzles, books, school supplies; anything that anyone wanted to donate that could go into a gift basket for children for Christmas,” she said. “Every-

Miss Six Nations Shauna Clause poses with the table of donations collected during and before her birthday breakfast for the community. thing that's here is going to go into gift baskets for native kids in Kin Care.” Clause said that some

people that couldn't make the breakfast gave her donations beforehand, and she collected around

Miss Six Nations Shauna Clause's supportive father holds a plate of the free breakfast offered within the Social Services Gymnasium. She invited members of her family as a way to celebrate her birthday. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN

$200 in monetary donations. She further said that donations are being collected until December

12, and anyone wishing to donate can do so at the Social Services building.

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Police rescue man from burning SUV By Nahnda Garlow SIX NATIONS — A man was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital Sunday after being rescued from a car fire. An off-duty Six Nations Police officer discovered a 2008 Ford Escape engulfed in flames along a ditch on Tuscarora Road

with a man trapped inside. Officers were able to break through the window and rescue the man, who was unconscious. The victim suffered 3rd degree burns and head injuries. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire.

Woman arrested for throwing hot tea By Nahnda Garlow BRANT COUNTY — A woman is facing charges after police say she drove three times the speed limit and threw a hot tea at an officer in Brant County. The car was reported to be travelling over

120km in a 40km zone. When she was stopped, police said the woman threw a full cup of hot tea at an officer’s face. 48 year old Veronica Ferguson of Norfolk County was arrested and charged with racing and assaulting police.



ILA hosts more than 50 vendors By Chezney Martin

SIX NATIONS – The annual craft bazaar hosted at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena attracted hundreds of visitors throughout this past weekend. Legend tells that this bazaar started out much smaller than its large format seen today and much like the bead workers that would sell their bead work on road sides, it remains a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit indigenous people possess. To add to it, there are more than 27,000 indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada today. So, it doesn't come as a surprise that many vendors had to set up in the upper levels of the arena's banquet hall to give shoppers two floors of traditional and modern wares to enjoy. From hand-made moccasins and beaded Christmas ornaments to

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Arson flames destroy historic Henry House


By Jim Windle

BR ANTFOR D/E AGLES NEST – An historic early home built, it is estimated, around the 1850s, was destroyed by a suspicious fire Sunday night. At around 7:40 p.m., Dwayne Armstrong, Brantford chief fire prevention officer, and Six Nations Fire Service, were made aware of the fire. By the time firefighters arrived a short time later, “flames were showing and had breached through the windows on the second story,” according to Armstrong. “It was a very difficult fire”, he added, saying it was a difficult fire to knock down. “It was so involved we used a defensive attack and stayed outside.” It took until 10 p.m. to put the fire out. Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller describes the scene. “Due to a partial roof collapse and the resultant instability of the two-story structure, fire crews were unable to make entry to conduct any primary or secondary searches for victims,” according to a media release. “While fighting the fire it was determined that the home and property are situated on Six Nations of the Grand River lands and contact was initiated with representatives of the Six Nations Police and Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services to transition the scene/investigation to our control.” There is no damage estimate available but due to the amount of damage the house sustained it is considered to be a complete

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loss. The loss of the old Henry House, named after the family that built in and farmed the land around it, was sad enough from a historical perspective. But it could have been far worse. The Henry House stands in close proximity to the famous Mohawk Chapel — the oldest standing Anglican Church in Canada built to accommodate the Christian Mohawks shortly after Joseph Brant and his Mohawks along with remnants of the others of the Six Nations Confederacy arrival to the Grand River Territory in 1784 under the Haldimand Deed. Barry Hill, Chairman of the Mohawk Chapel committee, was awakened by a call alerting him of the fire and made his way immediately to Brantford to ensure the historic Chapel was safe. “It was a very good thing that there was no wind that night,” Hill told the Two Row Times. “It could have been a lot worse.” Hill was not surprised that something happened to the old Six Nations owned house that has sat vacant for the past three years. He has been warning whoever would listen

for a long time now that something must be done to protect this old home. “It was originally a farm house that was transferred over to the GRCA and then given to the Six Nations in compensation for the building of the dyke back in the 1960s,” says Hill. “I remember my daughter and I was here back in 1985 when Lincoln Alexander was here,” recalls Hill. “We had tea out here on the front lawn of the house which was being used as a reception house and gift shop at that time. It was really beautiful here.” The old Henry House was used in that way for a number of years until the Elected Council decided to rent it out. It became a computer shop for a time and then became home for Six Nations Housing clients through the late 1990s. That ended two years ago, leaving the house to deteriorate, which it did rapidly. There has been a number of break-ins to the house which has made Hill very nervous about the safety of the Chapel, right next door. Hill wanted to restore the old house to be used. “I got approval from the board to write a letter to


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Council last August saying it’s a disaster waiting to happen,” Hill laments. “I said we have to do something and got assurances that they were going to fix it and it would be ready by September — and here we are.” The early word from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office who have been investigating the fire since Monday, is that it was an arson, adding to the growing number of suspicious fires in the region. The proximity to the Chapel made the Henry House an ideal location as a visitors tea house. “I was advocating that we should either fix it up or turn it over the Six Nations Tourism,” said Hill. Fixing it up as an office for the National Indige-


nous Bishop which would fit perfectly with this church, being one of only two Royal Chapels in Canada, and the oldest Anglican Indian Church in Canada. But it’s too late for any of that now. Tuesday Afternoon the old Henry House was flattened and the foundation filled in. Brantford and Six Nations Police are investigating this and other acts of arson perpetrated over the last couple of months. From early records maps and an archaeological survey conducted in 1984 by Ian Kenyon and Neal Ferris, it shows scattered homes around the Mohawk Chapel, which were excavated. The name attached to the property the Henry House was built on according to an 1845

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map is Catherine John, daughter of Joseph Brant. Among many other artifacts discovered were two minted coins, a Brock half-penny and a Wellington half-penny both dated to 1816.

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Body found in Brantford By Nahnda Garlow

BRANTFORD — The 45 year old man was reported missing to police on November 5th. Search parties went looking for traces of the man near the Grand River last weekend. A city resident reported what they suspected

to be a body in a field near the 403 underpass at West Street Monday afternoon. The body was later identified as Roberts. A homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or who may have seen Roberts is asked to call Brantford Police.

Province could see first on-reserve MPP in 2018 By Nahnda Garlow

TORONTO — Ontario is considering adding a new riding for indigenous communities in the remote north. The decision would add at least 15 new seats to the 2018 election - some for the province’s first on reserve indigenous mem-

ber of legislature. Currently the area of Timmins-James Bay and Kenora-Rainy River have over 160,000 residents but make up nearly 600,000 square kilometres between Quebec and Manitoba, north of Hudsons’s Bay — and several fly-in First Nations reserves.

NDP critic may lead By Nahnda Garlow

OTTAWA — NDP Indigenous Affairs critic Charlie Angus is considering running for leader of the New Democrats. Angus would replace

Tom Mulcair in the next leadership race for the party - set for fall 2017. Angus has stepped aside as the party’s caucus chair and indigenous affairs critic Wednesday.

SIX NATIONS – Hosted within the Weken Electronics parking lot and in collaboration with the Six Nations Fire Department, the Second Annual “Stuff the Fire Truck” event allowed for donations of toys to be made for the less fortunate within the Six Nations community for Christmas. Fire Chief Matthew Miller said that due to the busy weekend donations came in a little slow, but the plan for this event has always been to grow. “We're trying to make it an annual thing and bigger each year,” said Miller. “Last year was a great success. We filled two fire trucks as well as one of our utility trucks and it was an excellent turn out for both of the days that

Six Nations fire trucks were filled with toys, last year they filled two and they are trying to raise more this year. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN we were out.” aims are just as high as we'll see how things go.” Miller said that all of last year. Co-owner of Weken the donations will be go“This year we're hop- Electronics Brian General ing to Christmas baskets ing to do the same thing. said: “we feel like it's what for deserving families in To meet that goal of two we need to do to give back the community, and their fire trucks or surpass it, so to the people here,” in regards to opening up the Weken Electronics parking lot for the event. “As soon as Matt brought it up I said 'yeah, let's do it’,” said General. “These guys put their lives on the line to make sure that we're safe, and you know, it's a small thing. But we really appreciate them coming here and we support them one hundred per cent,” he said. “’Cause we know there would be a lot of problems around here if we didn't have them around.” “It's a way to thank these guys, you know, the fire department for being here and doing this and being out there morning, The government of Canada is amending the noon and night looking out Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. In this for us. But it's our way to help and support our comtime of reconciliation, now is the time to ensure munity also.” our community interests in the land are respected. If you didn't get a chance to donate and you would like to, the Weken Join us in discussion on how we can ensure that Electronics parking lot the EA reflects our community values. will host the event again on Thursday December WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2016 1, and a similar event be3PM - 7PM ing called “Stuff the Race Car” on Friday, December Six Nations Tourism Assembly Room 2. Special thanks to all 2498 Chiefswood Road of those that donated already! For more information visit





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Editorial by Nahnda Garlow It is hard to sit back and passively take in the limited information we, the public, are being provid-ed about the events unfolding at Standing Rock Sioux Territory. So many things seem almost unbelievable; a girl has her arm blown off, another shot in the eye may be permanently blinded, police shooting water at humans in freezing cold temperatures, women being arrested and charged with attempted murder without evidence of a weapon — the list is long and nauseating. How can this be happening in North America in 2016? Now, the water protectors and allies standing in solidarity with the Sioux are facing forced re-moval from Sioux treaty lands. It is unthinkable in this day and age. It is infuriating. Even this far from the frontlines of the battle the frustration is palpable. People are talking about it around the world; elders sitting in Tim Hor-tons, high school students in Brant County, community clinic workers in Ireland, Sami traditional communities in Norway are all declaring this is not right. It is unfair. It is unjust. And it leaves all of us unsettled. But it seems like that is the untold story of America — an unjust regime built on stolen land, bro-ken friendships, false promises and genocide. With police fighting to protect an oil company’s illegal drilling activity, the state and feds blocking journalists, emergency services and human rights organizations from attending the scene just as an estimated 2000 U.S. Vets are about to enter the scene and blow the loudest whistle the coun-try has ever heard. America’s roots are showing. Place this in light of Donald Trump, affectionately known as “the orange one” among opponents, electoral college win versus a two million plus lead by Clinton in actual votes from American citi-zens. Welcome to the new land of the free and home of the brave. Or is it new at all? Is all of this reve-lation on America just a behind-the-scenes view of what always was? Ask any indigenous per-son and they will likely give you an emphatic yes. Ask a U.S. army veteran back from fighting a war they later discovered was an overseas oil conquest and they might agree. Ask a journalist who was charged with a felony and threatened with 45 years of prison just for taking pictures of what’s really happening at Standing Rock and they will doubly confirm. This is the new, old America. Land of the free — home of the brave.

Cultural or regular genocide? Could the thousands of indigenous women, children and men that are abused, murdered or go missing in Canada be part an underhanded colonialist scheme to further harm the capability of our people to regroup and become strong enough to effectively reclaim our land, resources and status as functioning nations? Such a proposition may not seem so outlandish given the ongoing destruction by Canada of trap-lines, fishing habitat and other crucial foundations of self-sustainability and the ultimate well-being and independence of our people. Even if Canada did not

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orchestrate such atrocities, but in fact knew about them and did nothing to effectively address them, aren’t they just as guilty as if they did indeed mastermind such atrocities? Indeed, how can indigenous nations who are continually reeling from such traumas be effective in efforts towards unity and mobilization to fight the good fight? That’s why I think Murray Sinclair, of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the effects of Indian residential schools, should have went further than just characterizing the genocide of indigenous people in Canada as only cultural in nature. The UN definition of genocide includes: (b)

Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, or (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group, yet Mr. Sinclair has characterized the residential school impacts as being only culturally genocidal. Mr. Sinclair should have added that the harmful residual effects of residential schools are part of the equation in the ongoing highest rates of indigenous suicides, infant mortality, incarceration, poverty as well as the lowest life expectancy and ongoing murders and disappearances of thousands of our people.

So was a seat in the Canadian senate actually a bribe offer to Mr. Sinclair to tone down his characterization of Canada’s residential school atrocities, from out and out genocide of our people to only genocide of our culture? With all due respect to Mr. Sinclair, that possibility is also not too outlandish a proposition to consider, given that another colonialist tactic is to coopt our apparent leaders, with rewards of money, power and prestige. Alex Jamieson Jr. Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

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Basic gear for peacekeeping: the Iroquois experience By Doug GeorgeKanentiio Our Iroquois people have decades of experience living through political and social crisis whether in stand offs with the police or organizing protests on a national and local scale. We have been, like those intrepid protectors at Standing Rock, teargassed, arrested, beaten and jailed. We have picked up arms as a last resort but have also relied on the wisdom of our traditional leaders to get us out of very dangerous situations. As one example, in June of 1980 my home community of Akwesasne was under siege by contingents of the New York State Police, ordered to our territory by then governor High Carey in order to undermine the traditional people as he secretly sought to extinguish our land claims by dealing with the reactionary St. Regis Tribal Council, an entity imposed upon the Mohawks by state law in 1892. Governor Carey thought it easier to make his compact with the Tribal Council to the exclusion of the Mohawk Nation and to that end actively supported the Tribe's creation of a police force which tried to enforce state laws on Akwesasne territory. Naturally, the Mohawk Nation opposed this move and its citizens found themselves brutalized by the tribal cops who were backed by the state police. By 1980 the situation deteriorated until Governor Carey ordered an attack by the troopers and tribal cops on Friday, June 13. Leaders from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy contacted Carey and told him that an assault on the Mohawks would mean an immediate response by the oth-

er nations which would include suspension of all public utilities on Native lands, the disruption of traffic on roads passing across Iroquois territory and the sending of support groups to Akwesasne. The governor was unaware that so many highways, power lines and gas pipelines were located on sovereign Iroquois lands; when confronted with this fact he ordered the troopers to retreat. We knew the State Police were ill prepared to engage in a physical fight with us but that they were there as pawns. If any of them were hurt the National Guard would have been directed to Akwesasne with far more serious consequences. We know that local deputies in North Dakota are not trained in how to respond to massive protests, they know little about crowd control and even less as to how to restrain their emotions. They deal with drunk drivers, domestic disputes, property issues, minor warrants and traffic control. No one has taught them what to do when faced with an issue which has now become international. The statements made by the Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier show his frustration at having to use his limited resources to respond to the water protectors. He lacks the skills to negotiate an equitable resolution since his reaction has been to apply force in almost all instances. There are ways to reduce tensions, to bring all sides together and at least secure a temporary retreat. Dakota Alliance, the highly profitable company pressing for the pipeline, does not need the additional income at this time. Its finances are stable and there is an abundance of fossil fuels across the Nation. Whatever they plan to

pump across Stand Rock lands or under the Missouri is not essential and that should compel the company to seek an equitable resolution. Failing this, the protectors will face more hostile actions by the police including the gradual increase in the application of brute force. When tear-gassed there are ways to minimize its effect. Having cameras on site from national news sources does act as a restraint on the police but when enveloped by the gas it is essential to protect soft tissue such as the eyes. Remove contact lenses before joining the line and wear shatterproof ski goggles so it does not enter the eyes. Wear a bandana dipped in apple cider vinegar to minimize how much of the gas enters the throat and lungs. Wear loose clothing as the gas will cling to whatever one is wearing; minimize skin exposure by having gloves and a hat. Once sprayed removed the contaminated clothing. Flush your face with Maalox and milk to neutralize the gas. Have a crew ready with buckets of water with 1/4 mild dishwater to further remove the sting. Have a group of first aiders on site wearing reflective vests and arm bands which identify them as medical personnel. They will in turn need the same "jump kits" used by rescue and emergency teams. In these jump kits are bandages, stethoscopes, adhesive tape, splints, ointments, inhalants, gauze, alcohol, iodine and distilled water-lots of it. The cops should be alerted as to the presence of the medics and how they will be identified. Having emergency transport ready is vital-there must be individuals or groups that know where



Breaking the impasse By Thohahoken The judge tells a story. “Here’s a man who got drunk, got into a quarrel with his wife, drives away and crashes his car into a ditch. His two passengers were injured. They were his kids.” Admitting that the man was not a criminal but did something dumb, the judge was clear. “I have to send him to jail. Unless you have some place for me to send him, for him to go.” Over the years I heard these kinds of stories from Aboriginal and nonAb corrections and Justice systems professionals. Jails and prisons are mostly filled with people who did dumb things — and once inside they’re hardened and turned into criminals. When I first designed the “Centre of Excellence Dedicated to Indigenous Recovery” (CEDIR) it was to accept the challenge to look after ourselves that I heard from two judges. The CEDIR project uses an eco-village setting for working with troubled people. The eco-village provides an environment for individuals and families who are involved with Corrections, Justice, and Child and Family services. The CEDIR village

provides an environment where troubled people can work with expert practitioners of the healing arts to make changes to their lives. The proposal originates with the Satekariwate Family of the League of the Five Nations. Over the past two years the CEDIR proposal was accepted at a Mohawk women’s meeting at Tyendinaga. Another Mohawk elder women’s meeting also accepted the proposal. The proposal was also backed by the Corrections and Justice community working in the Grand River valley. A recovery and revitalization centre could be located on the Burtch Tract. Here is the framework for the CEDIR project at Burtch:

– creates an eco-village for individuals and families – provides an alternative to prison and jail – provides an alternative to breaking up families – ensures possession and use of a tract-of-land for the benefit of the People – provides an environment for healers to work with our People – creates a model for

recovery and revitalization – harvest a fresh-water source for local use— with community members doing the work

The former Burtch corrections facility becomes a centre where 400 to 500 people work and live year-round. People who go there have a choice to make — stay and be helped by your own People, or surrender yourself to the Settler’s jurisdiction by leaving. The proposal seeks collaboration from the professional sectors that have long been faced with the terrible dilemma — turning our backs on our mothers, the young, and men and women in need of our help. I have a detailed proposal, power-point presentation, and support for the project. My presentation outlines in detail worldwide thinking for eco-village, recovery, learning, and using Indigenous Knowledge. No reason to reinvent the wheel. The ultimate win-win scenario.

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these can be purchased and driven to Standing Rock. Developing a working relationship with the regional hospitals is important. Communications devices like field radios (used by hunters) are much more durable than cell phones and have impressive range durability. Police scanners should be in every organizing area-all police radio codes

are available on line. Ham radios are inexpensive and can connect with the internet using batteries-they are very difficult to jam. It may be that the election of an individual who has a vested interest in Dakota Access will mean additional police, perhaps a contingent of the National Guard. Don't be surprised if the US federal agencies are

directed to investigate, arrest and detain at least some of the protectors. This is a noble and historic struggle with no clear conclusion other than there is now a legacy of people who have adopted the Native philosophy of water is life and we stand as one in defence of the rights of the unborn at personal risk if necessary.



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Cayugas draw line in sand for Haldimand planners By Jim Windle CAYUGA – Cayuga town planners ran into a room full of objections to the proposed abandoning of a plot of land, which lies between the Cayuga Courthouse and the River. Documents provided to the Haldimand planners by Wilf Davie and a delegation from the Men’s Fire, show that the land once gifted to the fledgling town of Cayuga by the Cayuga Nation, was for specific purposes only. The city planners want to build a new administrative headquarters there but to do so, they would have to abandon the land in question first to relieve itself of certain encumbrances. The problem is, this was land gifted for specific usage and if it is to be abandoned, people are saying it should go back to the original land holders, the Cayugas of the Haudenosaunee Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River. Last Thursday, a delegation from the Men’s Fire challenged Haldi-

Men's Fire member Wilf Davie addresses a community meeting held at the Cayuga Kinsman Hall explaining to residents and Haldimand planners alike that the land in question, located between the old Cayuga Courthouse and the Grand River, was gifted to the fledgling settler community by the Cayuga Nation who once occupied that region before being herded onto the reserve, was intended to be used for specific purposes. PHOTO BY TIM REYNOLDS mand council on several points, among which was the Haldimand Deed itself, which states the underlying land title is Six Nations Six Nations owned and should be returned to the Cayuga Nations once it concludes the purpose for which it

was gifted. Davie spoke to the meeting of around 80 residents and Six Nations delegation members at the Cayuga Kinsman Hall. He read from a letter, which he gave to the chairman of the meeting

representing Haldimand Council, saying, “This land was gifted to the town of Cayuga but now you want to abandoned it. I am here to tell you this piece of property will remain with us along with its contents intact as such.” The historical documents spell out that there were certain restrictions of use of the land “gift” to settler government and that Haldimand is either not being considered, or purposefully forgotten. “I’d like to remind this community and others that the municipality has a duty to consult,” he continued. “But who is to consulted with. The Crown must consult directly with the Haudenosaunee with intention to meeting its duty to consult and accommodate and to ensure that appropriate consultation and accommodation measures are carried out. The Crown cannot delegate or relegate its responsibilities towards Treaty Rights. Davie read from a government document regarding consultation to underpin his presen-

AFN addresses land claim review By TRT staff OTTAWA – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) acknowledged the Government of Canada’s five year review of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act tabled on November 25 in Parliament by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The AFN says the outcomes of this review marks a moment to reform the way that Canada deals with specific claims. “First Nations have consistently and continually advocated for reform to the way Canada deals with specific claims,” said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “This report comes at a time when we have a government

that has committed to a federal law and policy review that will be done with us on a nation-to-nation basis, consistent with their unqualified endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is clear that the path forward on a better approach to specific claims is one that fully involves First Nations at every stage of the policy and process.” In the report, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada states: “The best way forward is to establish an ongoing joint discussion on how to improve the manner in which specific claims are resolved, as stated by the Assembly of First Nation’ panel … it is time for the Government of Canada to

re-engage in a constructive dialogue regarding the specific claims process.” The report states that discussions will continue over the coming months to “finalize a joint work plan to examine these issues and to identify fair and practical measures to improve the operation of the specific claims process.” AFN Alberta Regional Chief Craig Makinaw, portfolio holder for the Chiefs Committee on Claims said: “I am pleased that the AFN and Canada have established a Joint Technical Working Group on Specific Claims to hammer out the issues and find solutions to the longstanding problems that have plagued the resolution of specific claims. We need to continue to advocate

on behalf of First Nations to ensure the results of the five year review align with First Nations recommendations and priorities. The recommendations for reform that will come from the Joint Technical Working Group will signal this government’s commitment to real action in reforming specific claims based on the direction of First Nations.” In 2015, the Assembly of First Nations launched an independent Expert Panel process, which included hosting public hearings, to develop recommendations for the five year review. The Expert Panel operated parallel to the federal process and issued its own recommendations in a report that is available of the AFN website.

tation. In the documents left for Haldimand’s consideration were 13 cases in court regarding duty to consult, but only pointed out a few for the live audience. There is an onus to Haudenosaunee communities to make their concerns known, according to the protocol, and that is just what Davie and the Men’s Fire are doing. Davie spoke of the violation of treaty rights, the duty to consult, particularly referring to federal court rulings that reprimand municipalities and provincial agencies for not following proper policies. He referred to institutional racism by assuming they can just go ahead without consultation required, and other points of law. “It is apparent to the Men’s Fire that the violation of treaty rights under land use and its fiduciary rights to the Haudenosaunee as well as the reminder of Two Row Wampum should occur,” said Davie. “We could have done this in other ways but we

wanted you to know that we know about these gifted properties that you want to abandon, we have the rightful title to the land in question,” said Davie. “The land was gifted to this town freely and if you don’t want it, give it back.” When he finished, there was applause from about 80 native and non-native Cayuga residents opposed to the plan for their own reasons. Most wanted to leave the property as it is. One resident reminded council of the wording of the official plan, which says it is up to the residents what to do with the land, not the mayor, or developers or council or city planners. “It says residents,” he said to more applause. Another resident stated he would not stand for Haldimand to relinquishing the right to that land at all. The minutes from that meeting will be taken back to Haldimand Council with a recommendation based, supposedly, on the wishes of “the people.”

US Senator calls for action By Nahnda Garlow WASHINGTON — US Senator Al Franken is urging the Department of Justice to take action to protect the safety and First Amendment rights of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors following reports that law enforcement used water cannons for crowd control in sub-freezing temperatures. In a letter sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Franken said that he is extremely concerned after hearing reports of dangerous clashes between police and individuals protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project near Cannon Ball, ND, and said the use of water cannons for crowd control in sub-freezing temperatures is excessive, unnecessary, and extremely dangerous. "The reported use of

water cannons for crowd control in sub-freezing temperatures is excessive and unnecessary, and I urge you to take action to protect the First Amendment rights of protestors, and the physical safety of all involved parties," wrote Franken in his letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. "Native American populations have struggled for decades under the complex burden of historical trauma, and I have witnessed and admired how these communities have turned to their cultural foundations to build strength against that burden. These tactics against protestors exercising their Constitutional rights threaten to add another layer of trauma to these communities. I urge you to do everything in your power to prevent further escalation of violence."


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Health officials want limits on Grand chief advocates blockades pot accessible to young people The Canadian Press

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ment asking for age restricted sales and limits for THC levels in pot accessible to those under 25. The report cited health and lifestyle risk reduction in limiting potency to products available to young adults.

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A Manitoba indigenous chief says there's a desire for action — which could include blockades of Canadian pipelines and railways — in support of a protest against a North Dakota pipeline project. Grand Chief Terry Nelson of the Southern Chiefs Organization says chiefs and others attended a meeting Saturday at the Dakota Tipi First Nation near Portage la Prairie to discuss how to react if the U.S. government clears demonstrators from a camp occupied by the Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Nelson says one option includes blocking access to pumping stations along a pipeline operated by Enbridge, which has plans to acquire a stake in the U.S. pipeline project. After the meeting, Dakota Tipi members held a pipe ceremony on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie, Man., temporarily blocking a lane of traffic. The chairman of the

Standing Rock Sioux tribe says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close an area where demonstrators have been camping for months. Some of the protests have resulted in violent confrontations, including one earlier this week that left one woman with a serious arm injury. ``Everything is on the table. And no question the commitment is there. And it will snowball across the rest of the country,'' Nelson said in an interview after the meeting on Saturday. ``The people were very clear they don't want to sit back and allow these things to happen. There was a lot of anger expressed there today.'' The protesters in North Dakota believe the pipeline could harm drinking water and Native American cultural sites. Some Canadians have participated in the protests or have shown support through demonstrations in Canada. Nelson said there are a number of Enbridge pumping stations that protesters could target. He said if crews can't reach them,

the pipeline has to be shut down. Rail lines that carry bitumen could also be blocked, he said. ``If Enbridge is part of the killing of Dakota people down stateside, then they could become a target,'' Nelson said. ``These are Dakota people. Those are our relatives in Standing Rock.'' Enbridge said late last month that it is not yet an owner of the pipeline system which includes the Dakota Access project, but that it is monitoring the situation in North Dakota. It noted its planned investment for a minority equity ownership does not include construction or management of the project. Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has informed him that federal lands, including those where protesters have been camping, will be closed to public access Dec. 5 for ``safety concerns.'' Nelson said Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak was also at Saturday's meeting.

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Grassy Narrows left to Police chase wild child driver deal with poisoned water By Nahnda Garlow

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Ontario’s Liberal government insists it is ``totally committed'' to cleaning up mercury in a river near a northern First Nation, but says it will not do anything that could make the situation worse for residents of Grassy Narrows. The remote community near the Manitoba border has dealt with mercury poisoning since a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., dumped 9,000 kilograms of the substance into the Wabigoon and English River systems during the 1960s. Mercury concentrations haven't decreased in 30 years. It is still present in dangerous levels in sediment and in fish, causing ongoing devastating health and economic impacts in the community. Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday that the government would make sure the cleanup of mercury in the Wabigoon River was done ``to the satisfaction of the chief and the health of the people of Grassy Narrows.'' Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister then issued a statement on Thursday inviting Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne ``to put this historic commitment in writing'' and sign it alongside him in a ceremony so the community ``can know it is real.'' Fobister says until Wednesday, Ontario had committed only to further studies and to consider options for dealing with the mercury that contaminates rivers and lakes and destroyed a fishery that was the basis of the

local economy. But Wynne told the Ontario legislature on Thursday that her government won't take any steps to clean up the mercury that could stir up more of the chemical trapped in the sediment on the bottom of the waterways. Wynne repeated the government's long-held position that it would not ``act in contradiction of science'' as it deals with the contamination. ``We are committed to doing everything in our power to clean up Grassy Narrows, to take that mercury out of the ecosystem, to make sure that we do everything and that we are as diligent as we can be,'' Wynne said. ``But, as I have said many, many times, we will not make the situation worse.'' Ontario New Democrat environment critic Peter Tabuns said he too took Murray's comments Wednesday to mean the government was finally prepared to take action. ``The people of Grassy Narrows, desperate for help, heard the words of the minister. My colleagues and I heard the word of the minister,'' Tabuns said Thursday. ``Now that the minister has finally committed, when will the premier sign an agreement with the chief of Grassy Narrows and when will she begin the cleanup of Grassy Narrows once and for all?'' Outside the legislature, Murray said the government committed $300,000 to Grassy Narrows to work with John Rudd, the lead author of a study on the local mercury poisoning, and another

$300,000 for government scientists to start to implement Rudd's suggested work plan to deal with the problem. ``We anticipate there will be additional costs coming forward once the work plan is complete and the measures to remediate the conditions in the river have been decided upon,'' he said. ``That is not the government's decision. It will be led by the First Nations and the elders and they'll make decisions with us about which measures should be taken and in what order. Nothing has changed.'' Murray said he meets monthly with Ontario Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer and Fobister to oversee the implementation of the plan, and expected they would meet again Friday. Japanese researchers have found people who were not born when mercury was dumped into the English and Wabigoon River systems by the Dryden Chemical Company in the 1960s show symptoms of mercury poisoning. The researchers reported in September that more than 90 per cent of the people in Grassy Narrows and the Wabaseemoong (White Dog) First Nation show signs of mercury poisoning. ``We have borne 54 years of poison and inaction. We need a firm timeline and a realistic budget to get this cleanup done as soon as humanly possible,'' Fobister said Thursday. ``We will not rest until our fish are safe to eat again.''

Federal government may ban pesticides harmful to bees By Nahnda Garlow

OTTAWA — Ottawa is taking steps to ban a neonicotinoid insecticide. The pesticide has come under scrutiny by

ecologists and farmers for its devastating affects on bee populations in Canada. Government officials are proposing to phase out all neo-nics over the

next five years, saying use in high volumes in agriculture is not sustainable. A 90 day public consultation period is set to begin in the coming days.

TORONTO — OPP engaged in a chase on Highway 400 near Vaughan Saturday night trying to stop an 11 year old boy driving a car. Cops said reports came through Saturday

night about a vehicle being “all over the road” at speeds up to 120km on the 400 just north of Toronto. Police said the car initially stopped for police, but took off again after being pulled over. The child told police

he “wanted to see what it was like to drive a car” after playing the popular video game, Grand Theft Auto. The child was held by police and eventually returned to his parents.

food and housing. In a report to the federal government, the group Campaign 2000, says fewer families will be eligible for the benefit by 2021 as family incomes rise.

The group says the federal government must make changes next year to build the country’s fiscal capacity and address the growing divide between the rich and the rest.

that implied members of a First Nation band are a conquered people. McNeil made the apology Thursday during a meeting between chiefs and the provincial cabinet at the Nova Scotia

Archives. Membertou Chief Terrance Paul said the chiefs have accepted the apology and we are very fortunate to have a government that is willing to listen to the Mi’kmaq.

Child tax benefits inadequate By Nahnda Garlow OTTAWA — Anti-poverty workers are concerned the new child tax benefit isn’t adequate to help Canadian families combat the rising cost of

Nova Scotia apologizes to Mi’kmaq By Nahnda Garlow MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Mi'kmaq chiefs in Nova Scotia accepted an apology from Premier Stephen McNeil for a controversial government legal brief

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FUN FOR ALL AGES AND ‘2 DAYS OF PLAY’ ENGAGE — At the heart of Engage is a pure desire — connect with your children, enjoy what they are good at and value their accomplishments. For Two Row Times publisher Jonathan Garlow the matter is about more than just watching his children play video games. “My mom went to Shingwauk Residential School, and she was prohibited from playing as a child,” said Garlow. “She never talked about it much, but when she retired, she bought herself a computer with the residential school settlement money and she started playing a video game online,” said Garlow. “It's a little bit of an odd choice for a sixty-year old to start playing, but I think that somehow it was healing for her, to reclaim her childhood in a way,” he explained.

Last year there were hundreds of gamers of all ages who attended the popular Day of Play. PHOTO BY DAVE LAFORCE

“So, for me, this event was healing. To see our people coming together and playing and engaging with one another without pretence.” Garlow said this year each game is selected for popularity and fun value, not function, to facilitate a safe space for gamers to meet each other an alternative to playing online

with strangers. “Last year a little guy came up to me, and he found me, like he must have known that I put on the event and I almost felt moved to tears when he came up to me and he just showed me his finished Lego car, so I got a couple pictures of it. That's what I mean by healing event,” he said.

Garlow says in his lifetime, it has been through the love of games that he has seen a redemption of quality of life — something that the dark legacy of residential school tried to remove. Last year’s event had a strong turn-out with 200 players at the day long celebration. This year a second day has been add-

the Saturday afternoon. Garlow said, “We wanted to give an opportunity for people to get dressed up and have a really good time embracing the whole ‘geek culture’ element of a day like this. It just adds to the fun. And you have a chance to win some great prizes if you do. So its a win-win.” Garlow said there is also opportunity for high school students to gather needed volunteering hours for their high school diploma through the two day event. To register as a volunteer you can call 519-900-5535 or email tworowtimes@ The 2Days of Play event will be this Friday and Saturday at Thru The RedDoor Studios on Six Nations; 1579 Fourth Line in Ohsweken. Doors open Friday at 5pm and on Saturday at 10am.

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Lack of services perpetuates indigenous mental health crisis: frontline workers The Canadian Press

Indigenous leaders say rampant child sexual abuse on many reserves across the country is an underlying contributor to mental health crises _ particularly among young people _ but a lack of funding and co-ordinated programs is leaving residents without desperately needed counselling services, which could help break the chain of despair and hopelessness enveloping entire communities. In Ontario, for instance, mental health services on reserves are ``at best probably minimal and at worst non-existent,'' said Sol Mamakwa, health adviser for Nishnawbe Aski Nation, an organization representing 49 aboriginal communities within a vast area of the province's north. ``Even within the NAN territory, with the different regions, the different health authorities, there

is no mental health or addiction strategy that exists in the communities,'' said Mamakwa, describing the hodgepodge of services that do exist as reactive rather than preventive. ``We are basically going from crisis to crisis to crisis. And sometimes I refer to it as a perpetual crisis.'' A case in point is Attawapiskat, a First Nations community of about 2,000 on James Bay, where in early April a state of emergency was declared after 11 young people attempted suicide in little over a week. That followed 28 others the previous month, capping a seven-month period during which almost 100 youth tried to end their lives, an epidemic initially sparked by the self-inflicted death of a 13-year-old girl. The Ontario government sent in an emergency response team made up of nurses, psychosocial workers and other staff

to help deal with the crisis. After their departure in early June, Health Services North _ the hospital in Sudbury, Ont. _ provided additional nurse and crisis worker positions to bolster existing resources. But because there is no permanent housing, different workers rotate into the reserve every six days. Although any extra mental health workers are a welcome boon for remote communities like Attawapiskat, shifting short-term personnel and high staff turnover often make it impossible to build a therapeutic relationship with a resident suffering from depression, substance abuse or sexual trauma, which mental health experts say can take a long time to even begin to resolve. Dr. Michael Kirlew, a family physician in Sioux Lookout, Ont., who flies in to Wapekeka First Nation for a few days each month, said although a trained

mental health counsellor may travel to a particular community and see patients at the local nursing station for a few days, that worker may not return for another month or two. ``So suppose somebody goes into crisis in between? Are (community health) nurses going to have the necessary skill sets in mental health to deal with certain things?'' he said, adding that access to psychological interventions is often forthcoming only in response to a crisis, such as an attempted suicide. ``So if the child's found hanging from a tree, they can access a service,'' he said. ``But if a child came two days before and said 'I'm thinking about doing something, can I access some mental health counselling?' ... there is no formal provision that allows for that to happen.'' Indigenous leaders say the dearth of mental health

services has harmed many reserves, among them Saskatchewan's Lac La Ronge and surrounding communities, where six girls last month chose the oblivion of death over a life apparently marked by despair and hopeless resignation. The youngest was just 10 years old. It's not known what was specifically behind these suicides and hundreds of other attempts among young people over the last year. But among the explanations extended _ poverty, overcrowded housing, dismal job prospects, widespread alcohol and drug abuse, and family violence _ another potential reason simmers silently below the surface of everyday life on many reserves: child sexual abuse. ``I think in our communities, sexual abuse is extremely prevalent, whether children are abused by people that they know or

by people they've come in contact with in positions of power,'' said Dr. Alika Lafontaine of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. ``Our communities have been exposed to sexual abuse at a rate that almost approaches 100 per cent in certain areas, said Lafontaine. ''So I think that definitely plays a part in it.`` A months-long investigation by The Canadian Press found child sexual abuse is an open secret within many aboriginal communities across the country, a legacy connected to generations of native children being sent to government-mandated, church-run residential schools, where many were physically and sexually molested by clergy and other staff. Many of the abused became abusers themselves, imitating what had become CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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Men switched at birth: inquiry Documentary filmmaker wins award By Nahnda Garlow WINNIPEG — A pediatric doctor and a health administrator are looking into how four indigenous men from northern Manitoba were switched at birth 40 years ago.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott promised the review after two sets of men came forward following DNA tests. The tests showed they had been sent home from Norway House Indian Hospital with the wrong

mothers. Health Canada says the department is committed to supporting the individuals and families affected by these traumatic events

Province to test self-driving cars By Nahnda Garlow TORONTO — Ontario will be testing self driving vehicles on public roads in the province in a pilot project to test the automated vehicles. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said different levels of automation will be tested — giving Ontario the opportunity to be a leader in automated transportation technology.

By Nahnda Garlow TORONTO — Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has won a Toronto critics prize. Obomsawin won the Clyde Gilmour Award, along with a $50,000 prize the filmmaker can bestow to a person of her choice. The director famously documented the land defence at Kahnesatake near Oka in 1990.

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Escalating state action around DAPL as N.D. governor issues evacuation order By Nahnda Garlow STANDING ROCK SIOUX TERRITORY — A spokesman for North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple says the governor has no intention of blocking food and supplies from coming into a camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. Dalrymple on Monday issued a ``mandatory evacuation'' for the camp ``to safeguard against harsh winter conditions.'' Dalrymple spokesman Jeff Zent says the evacuation order has been ``misconstrued'' by some as giving authorities the ability to block food and supplies from coming in or out of the encampment. Zent says that is ``not the governor's intent.’' However the evacuation order, posted Monday, calls for the potential prosecution for andy emergency services and other NGO’s providing services on those lands under the order for its duration. Additionally, the FAA has ordered restricted airspace over the area of the main Oceti Sakowin camp — blocking documentation of potential clashes with police via drone cameras by anyone other than law enforce-

ment officials. Previous drone images captured viral images and video showing officers dousing singled out water protectors with water cannons in freezing temperatures during an attack earlier this month. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault said, “this state executive order is a menacing action meant to cause fear, and is a blatant attempt by the state and local officials to usurp and circumvent federal authority. The USACE has clearly stated that it does not intend to forcibly remove campers from federal property.” The Governor cited harsh weather conditions and a threat to human life as motive for issuing the evacuation order. Archambault said, “If the true concern is for public safety than the Governor should clear the blockade and the county law enforcement should cease all use of flash grenades, high-pressure water cannons in freezing temperatures, dog kennels for temporary human jails, and any harmful weaponry against human beings. This is a clear stretch of state emergency management authority and a further

attempt to abuse and humiliate the water protectors. The State has since clarified that they won't be deploying law enforcement to forcibly remove campers, but we are wary that this executive order will enable further human rights violations." The Chairman called on the Army Corps to affirm their previous statement regarding no forcible removal. On December 5th the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they were closing all public lands north of the Cannonball River, where the main resistance camp, Oceti Sakowin, is located. The letter states that the lands will be closed to public access for safety concerns, and that they will allow for a ‘free speech zone’ south of the Cannonball River on Army Corps lands. Archambault said, “Our Tribe is deeply disappointed in this decision by the United States, but our resolve to protect our water is stronger than ever. The best way to protect people during the winter, and reduce the risk of conflict between water protectors and militarized police, is to deny the easement for the Oahe crossing, and deny it now.”

ter Protectors have filed a civil rights class action seeking an emergency restraining order from the US District Court of North Dakota requesting that the Court put an end to the potentially deadly tactics used by law enforcement against them. The request urges the Court to grant interim relief consisting of an order prohibiting Defendant law enforcement agencies from using excessive force in responding to the pipeline protests

and prayer ceremonies and asks specifically for a prohibition on the use of SIM, explosive grenades, chemical agents, and water cannons or hoses, as means of crowd dispersal. The civil rights complaint seeks justice against the constitutional violations perpetuated against the mostly Native American water protectors, including claims of retaliation and police brutality by law enforcement.

Karmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback performed at a Standing Rock concert here with Taboo of Black Eyed Peas. Omeasoo wrote on Facebook: "Rocking a crowd with this much talent on stage is a strong reminder that we are proud natives from all over using talent to make waves and create awareness props to everyone on stage and in the audience!!! Being the only Canadian rocking this event last weekend was surreal ... thank you to all the organizers for extending the invite!!" SUBMITTED PHOTO

#NODAPL Water Protectors file class action suit By TRT Staff

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TERRITORY — On November 20, 2016 Native Americans and their allies walked on to a public bridge and prayed. That action was met with brute force by law enforcement resulting in over 300 reported injuries that same night. Now, they are taking Morton County to court. In a statement issued by the Oceti Sakowin Camp, officials announced Wa-

It also seeks to sue Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, and City of Mandan Chief of Police Jason Ziegler for maintaining policies, customs, and practices that led to grave violations of Plaintiffs’ rights secured by the U.S. Constitution. “This Court must decide whether the poorly trained defendant law enforcement agencies used SIM, freezing water, chemical agents, and explosive grenades to harm the Water Protec-

tors and chill or deter them from their lawful exercise of the rights to free speech, association, and religion in violation of the First Amendment,” says a statement from the Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp. “During the 1960’s civil rights era in the United States, African American activists were killed by police while exercising their constitutional rights. People were injured, traumatized and killed for standing up for

what is clearly the right side of justice. Native Americans, long brutalized and repressed by colonizing terrorists, are taking their stand in the fight for justice and environmental sanity. The State is again responding with terror and violence in the face of a changing moral and social society,” said the statement.


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Local authors unveil new books at joint book launch By Jayson Koblun

SIX NATIONS – While not professing to be an expert in studying the Great Law, local author and business owner Elizabeth ‘Betts’ Doxtater launched her new book at a joint book launch last week with her friend and fellow author Sara General, who launched a book of her own titled Sprit and Intent. Doxtater’s book titled Art of Peace is a personal, honest and heartfelt reflection on what the Great Law means to her and how it continues to actively play a role in her life journey; General’s book is a collection of her own short stories and other writings. While unrelated at a glance, the two books share some of the same core values. “It wasn’t intentional at all, but my book and Sara’s both talk about the same character a few times,” said Doxtater. “It kind of worked out really well and that’s part of why we decided to launch the books together.” The books were launched at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford on Friday, November 25 where friends, family and colleagues heard a synopsis of each book and had the chance to meet the authors and have their books signed. “I don’t want people to think that I think I’m an expert in the Great Law now,” she said. “I’m not an elder, I’m not a historian, this is just me sharing what I’ve learned learned for myself and what has worked for me.” Doxtater said she was in a very bad car accident roughly 10 years ago and while she was healing she really drew near to the teachings. “I was always told that everything you need is found within the Great Law,” she said. “It’s something that I always knew

Elizabeth "Betts" Doxtater (right) and Sara General 9left) each unveiled their new books at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford last week. Doxtater's book is titled Art of Peace and General's book is titled Spirit and Intent and is a collection of short stories and other writings. SUBMITTED PHOTO and had been implanted in my brain since I was very young, but it didn’t really mean anything. So I thought, well, if it’s really true, then let’s try and figure out how to use it.” She draws the connection to a bottle of Tylenol: “It’s like buying a bottle of

Tylenol, we all know what it does, but if we don’t read the bottle and find out how to effectively use it, by taking one every two hours, it’s useless.” Doxtater begins her book with an apology of sorts to the ancestors. “I feel the need to apol-

ogize for not having my Native language,” the introduction reads. She knows she has had the resources and some time to study the language in order to attain a reasonable level of fluency and she has not used those resources efficiently and she wishes she could say the opposite. “Those of us who are non-speakers may share the same appreciation for the dilemma that we face as we try to learn the teachings in a foreign language, English.” She titled her book Art of Peace because it is art, based on the teachings of peace, and her book deals with topics like; decolonizing; mixing the old and the new; identifying trauma; words of thanksgiving; and more.

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Doxtater, the owner of “Everything Cornhusk”, a corn husk doll and art store in Ohsweken, also retells a version of the Great Law and the story of the Peacemaker using the medium of cornhusk in her book. The book showcases an installation of more than 100 cornhusk dolls representing the 50 Haudenosaunee chiefs and clan mothers, along with the historical figures; the Peacemaker; Tsikonhsase; Thatataho; and Ayonwatha. “I did my best,” she said. “And you don’t have to agree with it — or even read it — it’s just that this book was important for me to write, for myself, and for some of the people who have shown interest in my thoughts and what I was researching.”

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Sewing up inspiration on Chiefswood Road By Jayson Koblun OHSWEKEN – Judy Taylor remembers learning how to sew by making doll clothes out of newspaper cuttings from her grandmother and has since turned her passion into a thriving business. “I love the sense of accomplishment,” said Judy. “I taught myself how to read a pattern, create my own designs and use a sewing machine when I was 11 years old.” Judy grew up in Six Nations, right around the corner from where her business Sew Fashionable is located on Chiefswood Rd. in Ohsweken. Some of the services she offers are; alterations — including bridal; fabrics; native fabrics; custom designs — including ribbon shirts and ribbon dresses; repairs; notions and supplies; and tuxedo rentals. The tuxedo rentals are supplied by Collins Formal Wear based in London, Ont.

“I love what I do and I’m good at it,” she said. “I’ve been sewing all my life yet it’s still fun to be challenged by fitting people properly. You have to have a visual image of what your client looks like as you’re working, you can’t always go by measurements alone — everybody is different.” Judy has been in the sewing business since 1994, although Sew Fashionable was originally in the Six Nations Tourism building, she really appreciates her new location closer to the village. “I’ve been here for about one year and it’s been a really nice change,” said Judy. “I’m a lot more central now and my desk looks right out into the main street — I get to see everything that goes on while I’m working, it’s great. “Since moving I’ve been getting a lot more customers who are looking for alterations, small fixes and things like that,”

she said as she ripped out a busted zipper from an old jacket. “It keeps me busy.” Even when she’s not working Judy still loves to sew. She belongs to a quilters group — the Brant Heritage Quilters Guild — and really enjoys the time she spends with her friends from the guild, but mostly loves to spend time with her family. “My family comes first,” she said. “I used to stay at the store until nine or ten at night and I finally saw that that was just crazy. I love spending time with my family and grandkids. The holidays and just being with my family are some of my favourite things.” Judy said she is very grateful to her customers — the loyal regulars and all her new clients as well — who continue to come back to her for her good work. “I really take pride in my work,” she said. “If something isn’t good

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Indigenous mental health continued from page 18 normalized behaviour within the schools and bringing it home to their families, perpetuating a cycle of incest that now reverberates through the generations. Mamakwa of NAN calls child sexual abuse ``the big elephant in the room'' that most people are loathe to speak about because of the stigma and shame that surrounds the issue. ``Some of the communities I work with, I know there's stuff happening there, and people want to sometimes not deal with it,'' he said. ``They want to just sweep it under the rug.'' That conspiracy of silence can complicate access to any therapeutic options that do exist, especially in remote, closeknit communities, said Renee Linklater, manager of aboriginal community engagement at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. ``People are worried about that because they're worried about confidentiality,'' said Linklater. ``If they go to the health office, it might be

their aunt or their uncle who's the family wellness worker.'' And when it comes to the highly taboo topic of sexual abuse, victims often stay quiet about their molesters for fear of retribution, said Linklater, an Anishinaabe from southwestern Ontario's Six Nations of the Grand River. ``We haven't really come to that time where it's OK to openly challenge. Someone discloses abuse within a family and they might be railroaded out of their family circle for bringing up something like that _ and even out of their community.'' Federal NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose northern Ontario riding includes a number of remote reserves, said one of the difficulties in dealing with child sexual abuse and its possible connection to the mental health crisis is a lack of tools for frontline workers. ``In the northern regions that I represent, we don't have proper police services in many of the communities, so how are the police going to be able to investigate these

issues? ``So if a child is being abused, who do they go to? We have such spotty counselling services, so if this is happening, the young people are carrying this trauma themselves.'' Lafontaine said solving the indigenous mental health crisis, including breaking the cycle of intergenerational sexual abuse, isn't just about governments pouring in more money _ although certainly more resources are required. Reserves also need help creating a planning mechanism they can plug into to start addressing the myriad problems many are facing, he said, from inadequate housing and a lack of clean drinking water to alcohol and drug addiction and sexual abuse of children. Having such a strategy would allow communities to get out of crisis mode and the paralysis of action it creates, Lafontaine said. ``When you're in the midst of a crisis, there's no way for you to plan for a future.''



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Corvairs lunch bucket brigade still on top By Jim Windle CALEDONIA – Unlike in some Pro-fit Caledonia Corvairs teams of recent seasons where winning was almost a given, this year’s team is finding it a harder go, with more of a “lunch-bucket crew” with no real stars but a lot of heart. “We are not the high-flying team we had last year,” says coach Mike Bullard. “We have to work hard for what we get.” Case in point was Thursday night’s 6-5 OT win over the Ancaster Avalanche, Saturday night’s 2-1 win over the Welland Canadians at the Haldimand Centre Arena, and Sunday’s 6-3 come-frombehind win Sunday in Welland. Coach Mike Bullard and GM Brian Rizzetto have had a very busy summer and training camp as they looked over a brand new generation of Corvairs for the 2016 to 2017 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, Jr. B’s, after loosing most of last year’s Sutherland Cup team to overage or defection.

Although the overall talent he has to work with this year is a few points weaker, Bullard has a way of pulling together four lines all capable of turning on the light at any moment. “I believe you have to have depth, attacking in waves,” says Bullard. “You can only do that with four balanced lines.” As with most teams, there are still cards left for players as the season goes on. But what they have today is a much different group of guys than what they have had in the past number of years. Kudos to Bullard and his bench staff who have crafted a pretty darn good team into a very good team as they ride the crest of the Golden Horseshoe Division with a 243-1 record after Sunday’s clash with the Welland Canadians in Welland. After a scoreless first period, the Canadians watched a 3-1 lead evaporate into a 6-3 Welland loss when the Pro-Fit Corvairs rallied scoring a string of five unanswered third period goals. Coming through for Caledonia with goals were

Zach Core, Evan Bidenti, Christian Papineau, Guy Polillo, Marino Moro, and Adam Craievich. The St.Catharines Falcons have been winning as well and remains four points behind in second place, however, the Corvairs have played two more games. Thursday night it took two overtime periods to defeat the Av’s at the Morgan Firestone Arena. Ancaster took a quick 2-0 lead by the five-minute mark of the opening period with goals scored by Av’s Owen Burnell and Zach Bramwell. That lead was erased by Brandon Lindberg with a powerplay goal followed by Ryan Punkari’s shorthanded ty-

ing tally at 18:40. With a minute left in the period, Dustin Burr returned the lead to Ancaster. Bramwell scored his second of the night for Ancaster, short handed and unassisted, before Zachary Core took advantage of an Ancaster penalty to score a second powerplay goals to end the second frame with Ancaster ahead by one. Nicholas Breault’s early third period goal restored the Av’s two-goal advantage. Once again the Corvairs took the mater in hand and the lunch bucket gang went to work to undermine the Ancaster lead. Trent Mallette, formerly of the Jr. A Soo Greyhounds, evened the score for the Corvairs.

Nothing was defined after the first OT period but at 4:37 of the second OT, Adam Craievich ended the evening from Joshua DeFarias and Brandon Lindberg for the two points. Caledonia’s goaltending duties were shared between starter Mackenzie Savard and Daniel Chenard who finished the game and took the win. “Everyone is stepping up,” says Bullard. Saturday night was a nasty affair as the Corvairs and Welland Canadians quickly got under each other’s skin. Niagara Falls drew 59 minutes on 21 infractions while the Corvairs were guilty on 23 infractions for 74 minutes assessed. Several fights and other aggressive penalties punctuated the second and third periods. On ice bouts included Av’s Owen Green versus Corvairs’ Christian Papineau while Holden Hrysko and Kurtis Henry paired off a few minutes later. The bad blood poured over into the third period and Alexander Gonyou and Av’s Jake Gilmour had a dance with both

being assessed inciting an opponent penalties. Two minutes later, Erik Nelson piled up a checking from behind major penalty plus a minor and a game misconduct for crosschecking, plus five for fighting and another game misconduct for fighting. As far as the hockey game is concerned, there was no scoring in the first with Bailey Fletcher breaking the goose-egg for Caledonia at 2:23 of the third. Ryan Mooney tied the game two minutes later but Caledonia’s Adam Craievich fired home the game winner on a powerplay from Linsberg and Bindenti at 13:09. This week’s only Corvairs game is a December 1st road trip to Thorold to face the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks have changed their logo from a less than complimentary caricature of an “Indian” to a much more acceptable profile of a profile of a hawk’s head wearing the coloured feathers of the Chicago Blackhawks.


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Hagersville Hawks lose some altitude By Jim Windle

HAGERSVILLE – The Hagersville Hawks are losing altitude in the Jr. C standings after a not so successful week on the ice. The double loss slides the Hawks to fifth place in their division, four points behind Dundas, who a game in hand over Hagersville. Sunday afternoon, in Port Dover, the Hawks fell behind 3-1 after the first period. The teams traded two goals each in the second for Dover’s 5-3 lead. There was no scoring in the third period. Hawks scoring was attributed to Hayden Smith, Matt Weston and Tanner Brennecke. The week began against the Dundas Blues. Try as they might, the Hagersville Hawks could not get that tying goal they needed to send Thursday nights Jr.

C game against the Dundas Blues, into OT. It was a strong comeback attempt but fell just short as the Hawks dropped to one point ahead of the sixth place Niagara Riverhawks. It all started out on the wrong foot for the Hagersville Hawks Thursday

night in Dundas as Matt Weston scored two early powerplay goals. But the Hawks answered in the second half of the period to even the score at 2-2 heading into the second period. Ryan Nurse and Ray Thompson scored the Hagersville goals.

The Blues added two more in he second period leaving Hagersville a 4-2 deficit with 20 minutes left in regulation time thanks to Dundas goal scorers Chris Cudek and Cam McConnell. Matt Killip breathed some life into the Hawks with an early third period goal to make it a one-goal game at 4-3. Brandon Waterhouse restored the two goal edge, and with 45 seconds left, Derek Friesen drew close again but the clock became the enemy as the Blues held on for the 5-4 final. The Hawks will face the Dunnville Jr. Mudcats in Dunnville Friday, Dec. 2nd, before returning home Saturday Dec. 3rd to take on the Port Dover Sailors in what could be a very important showdown for the standings as the Sailors and Hawks battle for position.

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Thorold changes offensive logo By Jim Windle

THOROLD – The mayor of Thorold, Ont. and council ordered the Jr. B Thorold Blackhawks to change its logo before the 2016 to 2017 season began at the end of last season. All old logos have been removed from any arena in Thorold and has been banned from all city owned rinks. In 2013, Thorold resident Mitch Baird created a Facebook page addressing the Blackhawks crest’s offensive nature. After three years of debate, Thorold mayor Ted Luciani has given the team a deadline of June 1, 2017 to change the team’s crest. That order also extends to the Thorold Amateur Athletic Association, which also makes use of the logo. Luciani ordered that the logo will not be allowed inside Thorold’s arenas in any form. “The City of Thorold, as represented by Council, shares the belief that the logo is discriminatory in nature,” Luciani wrote.

The Thorold Blackhawks new logo is a far cry from the offensive caricature they and the entire Thorold Minor Hockey Association has used for several years. The change over was ordered by mayor Ted Luciani who states that "the logo is discriminatory in nature, The city also believes that its continued use is a form of harassment." “The city also believes that its continued use is a form of harassment.” The city has taken steps to remove the logo from inside the arenas, a decision which “recognized the seriousness of the issue and was intended to demonstrate leadership in working toward a resolution between all parties.”

Brantford Blast robbed in Stoney Creek By Jim Windle

BRANTFORD – The Gateway Centre in Stoney Creek was the scene of the crime as the Stoney Creek Generals stole a 6-4 win from the Brantford Blast, Saturday Nov. 26. After Shane Terry opened the scoring at 13:31 from Derek Medeiros gave the Blast a 1-0 first period lead. The Generals came back to tie the game at 2-2 after 40 minutes of play with Terry scoring his second of the game from Cam Sault and Andrew Marcoux. A fight filled third period produced 35 minutes against Brantford on 12 infractions and 46 minutes in the box against the Generals in 14 infractions, all most-

Brantford Blast of the Allan Cup Hockey League (ACH) is getting significant input lately from Shane Terry with three goals and an assist and is averaging a point a game in eight starts. ly in the ill-tempered third period. The Blast had better luck against the Thor-

old Athletics at the Brantford Civic Centre. Thorold popped in two quick first period goals

42 seconds apart to take an early 2-0 lead but Brantford’s Dave Russell, Chris Rebernik and

Andrew Marcoux overtook the As later in the period to take a 3-2 lead. The As and Blast ex-

changed second period goals with Shane Terry scoring on a powerplay for Brantford and Brad Jackson making his mark for Thorold. Charlie Stephens took advantage of a second period bench penalty for delay of game called at the end of the second period netting the a powerplay goal 45 seconds into the final frame. That would stand for the 5-3 win. This coming Friday, Dec 2nd, the Blast will be in Dundas to face the McCoys in their only game of the week. The Blast is now in a distant third with 13 points behind Stoney Creek by four points and first place Whitby with 23 points.

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ALL building a new lacrosse league By TRT Staff ALL – The Arena Lacrosse League is a future indoor lacrosse league for professional players. Nicknamed the A.L.L., teams will also host youth teams and leagues encouraging players of all ages to play indoor box lacrosse. To raise funds for the Arena Lacrosse League, the A.L.L. Store will sell products that were originally made for the postponed 2015 Showcase Tour. Purchases will assist in reaching the ALL’s operating funding goal. The Head Office team consists of past pro lacrosse players and they are currently located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Their staff has past experience with starting a pro lacrosse league from the ground up with the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLax). Visit their Facebook and Twitter pages under the Arena Lacrosse League

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Six Nations Midgets crush Burford Coyotes By Jim Windle

OHSWEKEN – The Six Nations Midgets worked to a 6-2 win over the visiting Burford Coyotes at the Gaylord Powless Arena Sunday afternoon. Cecil Montour opened the scoring, Kessler Skye provided the assist six minutes into the game. Another close in play made it 2-0 with Gavin Skye getting the goal from Montour. The Coyotes came back to even the score at 2-2. Six Nations’ Davin Whitlow took the lead back with a low shot to the stick side of Burford goalie Cody Spencer, off the inside of the post. From there it was all Six Nations as Johnny Miller went high with a wrister to make it 4-2, young Darren White who was brought up from he Bantams for the game, concluding with Davin Whitlow’s second of the game, scored on the backhand.

Six Nations Midget Davin Whitlow #17 celebrates one of his two goals against the Burford Coyotes Sunday at the Gaylord Powess Arena. Six Nations won it 6-2 with a solid effort. PHOTO BY JIM WINDLE




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Porter: Ronald Richard Suddenly on Saturday November 26th at the age of 24 years. Beloved partner of Judy Devine & father of Samuel & Christopher. Beloved son of Heather Thomas (late Tony Hill) and Ronald Porter Sr. (Chris). Loved brother of Paul, Chris, Brennan, the late Tyler, Braydon, Jarred & Anthony Jr. Loving uncle of Walter. Beloved grandson of Jeffery & Velma Thomas, Joyce Porter (the late Chuck Martin), Arthur Porter (Debbie). Son-inlaw of Kathy Muldoon & brother-in-law of Jayden Muldoon. Traditional friend of Sheri Thomas. Special nephew of Trevor Thomas & several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Resting at his mother’s home, 1796 Tuscarora Rd. after 5 p.m. on Monday, November, 28th, 2016. Funeral and burial at Onondaga Longhouse on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Will be having lunch at the Longhouse after funeral. Porter Family wishes to meet at Six Nations Tourism after the funeral.



John David Hess was born on October 25, 1936, and died, peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on November 1, 2016, at the age of 80 years old. Into God’s hands we let him go...... but lovingly hold his memories in our hearts. John’s family would like to thank all those in the community and beyond who went out of their way to be kind to him. Many people gave him rides; and, that includes several Ministers, Reverend Dan Manning, Reverend Susan Beaver, Pastor Moody and Pastor Kenny Hess. John mentioned these Ministers by name to his sister Sylvia. Also, special thanks to his neighbours at 25 Pine Crescent who looked our for him; especially Mary Longboat and Howard Martin. A special thank you to Pastor Ralph Garlow for mentoring John in the past years. There will be a service for John at the Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church, 7853 Indian Line, Hagersville, Ontario, Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2: p.m. Refreshments will be served after.



BETTY PORTER September 18, 1926 - November 27, 2016 Betty Merle Porter, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in the compassionate care of the Iroquois Lodge in Ohsweken. She was born to the late Clifford and Audrey Parker of Fulton on September 18, 1926 and was married to the late Roger Porter of Ohsweken for 61 years prior to his passing on February 22, 2014. Betty is survived by her brother, D’Arcy, and her four children Wanda (Harold) Jamieson, Pamela (Jim) Lennips, Brian and Denise. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren Matthew (Annie), Aaron, Emily (Pierce), Catherine (Mackenzie), Jamie, Julia and Lauryn. Her last years were blessed by the arrivals of her great grandchildren Kieran, Lua, Nolan and Luther.

Betty was a stalwart presence at the Ohsweken Baptist Church over many, many years with duties that included clerk, piano player, choir member and tireless volunteer for whatever needed doing. Her faith-based character carried over to her family life where she sacrificed a promising career in business choosing instead to devote herself full time to raising her children (a hard job) and organizing Roger (a harder job). In her later years, she could be regularly seen peering under the steering wheel of her car as she drove to cheer on all the Six Nations lacrosse teams in between meals at her favourite local restaurants. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her recent illnesses including the “ever on call” Dr. Jason Zacks and the personal support workers and entire staff at Iroquois Lodge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES The family will celebrate her life with visitations at the Styres Funeral Home, 1789 4th Line Road, Ohsweken on Wednesday, November 30th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. A visitation will also be held at the Ohsweken Baptist Church, 1862 4th Line Road, Ohsweken on Thursday, December 1st at 11:00 AM to be followed by a funeral service commencing at 1:30 PM.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of Roger Lee Smith We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in silence And make no outward show About what it meant to lose you For those who loved you know Remembering you is easy We do it every day It’s the heart ache of losing you That will never go away.

Always in our hearts! Love Caron, Rocki, Jamie, Jim and Maddy



November NOVEMBER30th, 30TH,2016 2016

CLUES ACROSS 1. No (Scottish) 4. Heroic tales 9. A way to tend 14. Not or 15. Where rockers play 16. Dutch name for Ypres 17. Ingested 18. A resident of California 20. Unfounded rumor 22. Oats 23. Type of women’s coat 24. Life forms 28. Every 29. Alternating current 30. Withered 31. “Gymnopedies” composer 33. Plate glasses 37. Muscial artist __ DeBarge 38. Before 39. Arrange in steps of size 41. Electron cloud model 42. Morning 43. Leonard __, famed Swiss mathematician 44. Capital city of Buenos Aires province 46. Snouts 49. Of I 50. Swiss river 51. Perplexes 55. Made angry 58. Precious stone 59. Type of envelope 60. One who believes in reason and knowledge 64. Monitors brain activity (abbr.) 65. Get _ ___ of 66. Actress Zellweger 67. Spinal muscular atrophy (abbr.) 68. “Inferno” author 69. Puts together in time 70. Silvery-white metal CLUES DOWN 1. Civil Rights group 2. Early Slavic society 3. Mammals that lack incisors and canines 4. Blasphemy 5. Israeli city

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, exchange heartfelt words with someone who could benefit from a pick-me-up. This might change this person’s entire perspective and greatly improve his or her week. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have the right to speak up if someone demands more of you this week than you can possibly deliver. This person might just need to be reminded you can’t do it all. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, patience has gotten you very far, but you may have to make your moment happen in the coming week. Seek the support of friends when making your next move. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Things that may seem obvious on the surface actually have much more depth than you’d first imagined, Cancer. You may need to explore a little bit more. 6. Put this in your hair 7. Black tropical American cuckoo 8. Month in the Islamic calendar 9. Begets 10. Court game 11. Painkiller 12. New Zealand parrot 13. Suffix 19. Egg cells 21. Another name for Thor 24. About pontiff 25. The academic world 26. Raise 27. Civil rights city in Alabama 31. Encompasses 32. Helmet 34. Nostrils 35. Lovable Spielberg alien

Answers for Nov. 30 , 2016 Crossword Puzzle

36. Divides 40. Ruthenium 41. Preceding all others in time 45. Past participle of lie 47. Fastener 48. Overindulged 52. Ancient lyric poem 53. Ardent supporter 54. Iranian village and Islamic pilgrim attire 56. A fragrant resin obtained from tropical trees 57. Semitic fertility god 59. Millisecond 60. Cool! 61. “Take on Me” singers 62. ESPN sportscaster Bob 63. Accommodating place


LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you find yourself facing some resistance, you may need to use a different tactic. What you have been doing isn’t working as you’d have hoped, but it can be fixed. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, do not lose your cool when met with an emotionally charged situation. Instead, pull back and assess the situation from afar. This could shed light on a new way to proceed. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, facing one of your biggest obstacles this week will not be an easy task. However, with a support team behind you, you can overcome this obstacle.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may match wits with someone who shares your stubbornness. But this is a battle that will come out with no winner. Embrace compromise instead.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 An interesting turn of events shifts your focus from one of your goals to another, Sagittarius. This may be a time of great change, so expect the unexpected at every turn. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you feel stretched to your limits, start delegating some of your work to others. It isn’t a sign of giving up, but rather an indication of your ability to manage. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Conversations with a spouse or loved one can expand your way of thinking, Aquarius. This fresh perspective may be just what you need to see goals through to completion.


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PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things within the realm of your relationships may be in flux, but you must take control and figure out how to proceed.

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