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HCCC, HDI and 16 others being sued for injunction on Niagara Reinforcement Project Judge says HCCC told Hydro One they would discuss return to work if paid quarter of a million dollars NAHNDA GARLOW


BRANTFORD — The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, Haudenosaunee Development Institute and 16 named individuals were taken to court Monday afternoon, after being served with a statement of claim Friday seeking an interlocutory and permanent injunction to complete the Niagara Reinforcement Project. On Monday afternoon, about 40 people representing HCCC, HDI and persons named and unnamed attended Superior Court in Brantford to respond to the claims made against them — including threats from HCCC’s new Mohawk benchwarmer and faith keeper Colin Martin and demands for $40 million dollars in compensation to be paid to HCCC in order to negotiate A6N’s return to work. Neither the HCCC nor any of the named defendants were represented by a lawyer. Aaron Detlor, who now says he is HCCC’s Senior Advisor, spoke on behalf of those individuals but said he was not acting as their lawyer.

The named individuals — Todd Williams, Colin Martin, Rhonda Martin, Hayley Doxtator, Jill Styres, John Styres, Matt Myke, Jaqueline House, Joleen Bomberry, Ryan Burnham, Colleen Davis, Kyle Harris, Bobby Jo Johnson, Joleen Johnson and Gary Johnson — are Six Nations band members. One of the named defendants, Tom Keefer, is a non-Indigenous man from Toronto who is not a Six Nations band member. Two of the men heavily involved in the NRP work stoppage — “Sonny” Alan Maracle Jr. and “Gunn” Gerald Loft — were not named in the claim. According to the claim, Hydro One is seeking the named parties including Jane Doe, John Doe and persons unknown be ordered to stop a comprehensive list of actions; including any physical means to stop or deter work at the site, and threatening or intimidating anyone involved in the project — namely NRP LP, A6N, Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, AECON or Thirau. The request specifically asks for the court to order that the HCCC, HDI, 16 named individuals and

others also cannot encourage others to obstruct the project — either with physical obstruction or through the use of threats and intimidation. Hydro One is also seeking damages, costs and any other relief the court sees fit. Justice Elizabeth Sheard presided over the hearing and confirmed with Hydro One lawyers that Todd Williams was served electronically. Sheard addressed the 16 named individuals and said “Anyone who is named as a defendant, if you are in this court, if you would like me to take into account evidence from you of your position, the way to do that is to let me know. And if I don’t hear from you and I know that you’ve been served, then I have no alternative than to assume you don’t wish to participate in this process which is entirely within your rights to do. So Mr. Williams do you wish to participate in this process?” “No thank you,” said Williams. Out of the 16 individuals, just 7 responded to the court on their own behalf. Rhonda Martin, Jacqueline House, Joleen Johnson, and Colleen Davis all told

the courts they were not served, did not wished to be served and did not wish to be a part of the proceedings. Colin Martin and Gary Johnson also told told Justice Elizabeth Sheard they were not served and did not wish to participate in the proceedings. However, in his arguments Hydro One lawyer Christopher Bredt, confirmed Martin and Johnson were physically served. Justice Sheard heard some arguments from both Hydro One and HDI’s lawyers and then asked for a pause to see if HCCC could come to an agreement about presenting their side of the story. Sheard said that Hydro One claims and provided video evidence to the court that they have attempted to have meetings with HCCC but that meetings were either cancelled or not attended. Sheard also told the court that said part of Hydro One’s claim is that HCCC said they would only open discussions on the condition that Hydro pay 250,000 dollars to the HCCC. “It’s clear to me we are not talking about the usual land claim. We are not

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of utilities as a tactic to negotiate compensation and other benefits to members of the Confederacy.” Lawyers for Hydro One told the courts that the dispute between Six Nations and the HCCC is longstanding and connected to an ongoing blockade outside the community’s Central Administration building

since May 27. Hydro One’s Niagara Reinforcement Project is currently in partnership with Six Nations through the Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Corporation and Mississaugas of the Credit to see the completion of a Hydro line that was halted during the 2006 land reclamation in Caledonia.

For over a decade the project was dormant — but through talks with both communities an agreement was made to complete the line with financial benefits coming to Six Nations and Mississaugas and a completion date of September 1, 2019. Work on completing the line began in summer 2018 with A6N and Thirau. But

on January 17, 2019 — HCCC issued a cease and desist letter claiming they were excluded from those agreements and demanded a meeting with Hydro One. The claim says Todd Williams and Colin Martin attended the NRP work site and blocked access to the roads, demanding to meet with Hydro One officials. “At that time, HCCCs

representatives advised that if their demands were not met over that weekend, they would cause the outstanding work to be stopped immediately,” says the claim. From January 17 to 21, discussions took place between Hydro One, A6N and the HCCC where they advised that the only possible avenue for the Chiefs Council to be prop-

Notice of Study Commencement Rehabilitation of the Highway 403 Fairchild Creek Bridges, within the County of Brant Detailed Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study (G.W.P. 3067-11-00) THE PROJECT The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP to undertake the Detailed Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for the rehabilitation of the Fairchild Creek Bridges (eastbound and westbound lanes) on Highway 403 in the County of Brant. The bridge locations are shown on the map below.

The rehabilitation of these bridges involves repairs to the bridge deck and structure components to extend the service life of the highway infrastructure. Construction is anticipated to begin as early as Spring 2020, subject to the completion of this Detailed Design Study, environmental approvals, and availability of funding. THE PROCESS The Detailed Design Study will follow the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘C’ projects under MTO’s Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Group ‘C’ projects are considered approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, subject to compliance with the Class EA and the application of mitigation measures where necessary. CONSTRUCTION STAGING Traffic staging during construction will be confirmed as the study progresses, however, it is anticipated that Highway 403 will be fully closed at the bridge site between Garden Avenue and Trinity Road/Highway 52 for approximately two weekends per direction to minimize the duration of construction. During this time, traffic will be re-routed through local detours, as shown in the above key map. Motorists will be notified of construction activities through advance road signage prior to the start of work. COMMENTS The purpose of this notice is to inform you about the commencement of this project. Please provide any comments you have about this project to one of the Project Team members noted below by August 9, 2019. Ray Kellestine Project Manager Ministry of Transportation 659 Exeter Road, 3rd Floor London, ON N6E 1L3 tel: 519-873-4555 toll-free: 1-800-265-6072, ext. 519-873-4555 fax: 519-873-4236 e-mail:

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If you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this project, please contact one of the Project Team members listed above. Comments and information are being collected to assist the MTO in meeting the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

erly compensated would be for Hydro One to cancel its arrangement with both Six Nations and Mississaugas and instead sign an exclusive agreement with HDI, its own development corporation. According to the claim, “HCCC stated that if the NRP work were to move forward without their consent the HCCC would seek support from other Haudenosaunee allies, namely members from Oneida, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, and Akwesasne communities. Moreover, they suggested that if allies do show up at the work site, HCCC may not be able to control their behaviour and there is a risk of towers coming down.” Hydro One says workers were advised to leave for safety concerns. Attempts to have the cease and desist letter lifted by the HCCC were made by SNGRDC during a public meeting on February 19. On April 3, workers attempted to return to work again but were stopped by the named parties who were blocking the roadway. According to the claim, Colin Martin “appeared to be in control of the group of protesters” and told SNGRDC CEO Matt Jamieson he and the others were not going to permit A6N workers to return to work and that Jamieson needed to ask the HCCC Chiefs to go back. “The protesters then proceeded to vocally challenge Mr. Jamieson and other nearby Six Nations community members as to the authenticity of their lineage and authority,” says the claim. Another more recent attempt to return to the site was made by A6N and Hydro One on July 4. OPP were advised they were returning to the site to conduct a previously scheduled safety assessment. SNGRDC CEO Matt Jamieson attended the site that day and removed safety cones and wire blocking access to the roadway entering the site. According to the claim, Todd Williams and Colin Martin then confronted Jamieson, demanding to know why he was there, advising him that they were there to enforce the HCCC cease and desist order and said “things are going to get ugly” if A6N and Hydro One attempted to complete the site assessment.



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According to the claim Hydro One was seeking to restart construction of the line on July 8 and to be operational by September 1, 2019. Hydro One is citing irreparable harm and seeking damages in the claim in addition to immediate and permanent injunctive relief. Sheard heard arguments from both HDIs lawyers and Hydro One’s lawyers

and said she was reserving her decision until Tuesday evening, but said she was leaning toward issuing the injunction. Sheard said the case is not about one side opposing the line’s completion — but about who is getting compensated as a partner in the project. Sheard said the issue at hand over who receives compensation is

not time sensitive can be decided “in the fullness of time” whereas the deadline for the line’s completion is dependent on a provincial deadline of September 1. Sheard did not assign costs for the day’s court time and did not discuss damages with anyone. The case was adjourned to July 17.



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SIX NATIONS — On Saturday, July 6th the Six Nations Marketplace welcomed over 1,000 visitors despite the unpredictable weather. The Six Nations Marketplace reopened its doors after being closed for several months, and announced that it’s “back bigger and better than ever.” The Marketplace now houses over 95 small business under one roof. This includes shops of nearly every genre from bath and body, health and wellness, to apparel, jewelry and more. After having to cancel some activities out of safety concerns, visitors of all ages were still able to partake in prize bingo, raffle table, door prizes, photo booth, bouncy castles, candy toss, cake dance, petting zoo, and taste bbq and traditional foods. A magician, stilt walker, juggler and clown with

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The double rainbow By TRT Staff I was in a car, riding through the rain when I got the text. A friend of mine had passed away.

Not a deeply close friend, but the kind of friend that could light up a room with laughter because his sense of humour was witty and his character was personable. He had the type of personality that wanted to see eve-ryone enjoying themselves. He was also the kind of person that could bring someone out of their shell, to enjoy a conversation that could range from topics like how the universe began to why humans like tattoos.

He was the kind of friend that you couldn’t really picture not being happy, because he was so full of life himself — almost always cracking a joke or finding a way to see the humour in everything. His passing is not to be overshadowed by my own thoughts though.

There are moments as well, where you can question yourself and won-der if there was something you could have done. Or if there was some type of sign or gesture that foreshadowed the impending loss.

But with loss comes learning, and what can be done is educating our-selves on spotting the signs.

Indigenous reserves are plagued with statistics that can only be looked at as horrid, with the suicide rate being three times higher than non-indigenous. The highest rates are attached to indigenous youth and young adults aged 15 to 24 years old. However, for those that are going through any type of turmoil, all it takes is to recognize the onset. To reach out for help when it is needed, rather than believing they are a burden or that their feelings of inner struggle are normal.

It does bring to light a realization, or an epiphany, that many people living on reserves will encounter this type of loss in this life. Losing someone isn’t the same as hearing about losing someone.

But when you have known them, seen them, heard them — knowing that you won’t ever again in this life is as hard as it sounds. It’s probably more heartbreaking when you know that the individual had the opportunity to live for much longer.

We can take for granted the distance that we have from loss, as in we can look at others mourn and feel empathy for them during their grief, but not fully feel the weight of the emotions they bear when we do not know the person that was lost.

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As cliche as it may sound, while we neared our destination on that rainy day a double rainbow appeared in the sky.

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By Jim Windle w/notes BP175E Discriminatory Laws of Canada SIX NATIONS — In 1885, opposition to the Franchise Act which gave indigenous people of Canada the right to vote in Canada’s federal elections. Opposition Members during the House debate denying the vote to Indians were listed. In today’s Canada, many of these same prejudices still remain just below the surface. Attitudes and legislations designed to “help” the Indian only show in its colonial roots and the typical British arrogance of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Those in opposition listed several reasons why it would be “inappropriate” to allow the vote to Indians, but it was all for the wrong reasons. The British approached the question from its lofty position that There was only one correct way of governance and law, and that was that of the British Empire of the late 1800’s, early 20th century. Please note that the use of the term “Indian” is only used to reflect the sensibilities and prejudices of the day.

The entire debate in parliament was centred on the first point on the list - the belief that, “Indians were incapable of exercising the franchise to vote.” Never was it considered that maybe they didn’t want to vote in a foreign election, not that they were unable to understand it. It was also believed that Indians were not capable of civilization and would "eventually become extinct." They helped that process along whenever they could with well-conceived programs of genocide through the government and church sponsored Residential Schools; Indians were incapable of managing their own affairs, even though they had done so for several hundred years before the advent of the white man; Since there was no representation without taxation, legally they had to either start paying taxes or have no voice in matters that included them as a people. Indian property interests in reserve lands should not be equivalent to non-native property interests. Indians should not have the vote while under the discretionary care of the government. Indians were too much con-

trolled by government and therefore interference by Indian agents was possible; Extending the vote represented and encroachment on the rights of white men. Open hatred was on full display without even the appearance of fairness when it came to the rights and affairs of Indigenous people of Canada. During those debates in 1885, the wording of the proposed enfranchisement bill, were rife with racial epithets like, "the low and filthy Indians of the reserves," "barbarians," "ignorant and barbarous," "brutes," "dirty, filthy, lousy Indians," “savages" and more. The epithets continue, even though it’s more behind closed doors these days, but in many cases the spirit of those racially motivated laws and arrogant attitudes lurk just beneath the surface. It’s not all bad though. Under the Liberal leadership of Justin Trudeau, many important advances in practical reconciliation have been made, but there remains a long way to go. One of the most important steps ahead being Canada’s recent admission to genocide against Indigenous Nations.


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Charting an economic path forward for First Nations By Gregory C Mason, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Manitoba After reading the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls, I had two reactions. First, a deep sadness at how Canada, and I mean all of us, have failed these women and their families. The layer upon layer of pain from the detailed testimony is numbing and sobering. But then I felt frustration. After three major inquiries , the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and now MMIWG, progress toward restitution and resolution is glacially slow. Structural poverty is a common denominator for many of the problems highlighted in the various reports. Policies to improve the economic circumstances of Indigenous people in Canada should be a priority. Yet as an economist, it's puzzling to me that none of these three important inquiries offer much useful advice on how Indigenous communities and persons can gain wealth and income. The MMIWG report offers 231 ``calls for justice'' that would appear to form the basis for concrete action. But aside from recommendations on policing, many of them are anodyne

and offer little specific direction. Much of the report also frames any resolution as replacing the structures of colonialism with ``Indigenous values, philosophies, and knowledge systems.'' The use of colonial structures But many of Canada's most successful First Nations are adopting and adapting to colonial structures to raise incomes, increase wealth and forge economic ties with the rest of Canada and the world. For example, according to the 2016 census, Fort McKay in Alberta is one of the wealthiest First Nations communities in Canada with an annual average income of $78,916, well above the provincial average of $62,778. What is important is that 84 per cent of the community's income derives from employment in nation-owned and private business. It has also forged joint ventures with Suncor and other energy players. Similarly, Tsawwassen First Nation near Vancouver has successfully managed land development, attracting Ivanhoe Capital Corp. to create a large fashion mall and GWL Realty to develop an Amazon warehouse, as well as creating several leasehold condominiums. Modelled after the Nisga'a Treaty Agreement,

Tsawwassen First Nation has evolved from communal land ownership to allowing band members to hold land privately and creating opportunities for nonband members to gain an interest in its lands through purchasing leasehold condominiums. By adopting and adapting colonial land law, many First Nations will create opportunities for wealth creation and enhanced incomes for their members. At the other end of the economic development scale are Birdtail Sioux and Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba, with 2016 annual average incomes of $8,802 and $11,135 respectively. Members of these communities derive much as much 45 per cent of their annual incomes from government transfers, with the other half from employment in non-Indigenous businesses off reserve. Fleeing poverty? An important issue is whether missing and murdered women and girls are predominantly from such poorer communities. Did these women flee poverty-induced dysfunction in their communities to seek a better life, only to become isolated in the city without kin or institutions that offer Indigenous values, philosophies and knowledge systems? Unfortunately MMIWG did not complete such

an analysis, which was certainly possible within its $92 million budget. Such empirical evidence would have buttressed the case for a set of robust policies for raising the economic well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Here are three specific policies that governments should consider: 1) Create all of Canada as treaty land. Much of British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Ontario, as well as all of Quebec, Nunavut and much of the Atlantic, are unceded territories, meaning land not covered by any treaty. Although treaty violations by Canadian governments and non-Indigenous persons have been all too common, an opportunity exists to reset the clock to the era prior to the War of 1812, when the intent of treaties was to create mutually beneficial and respectful relationship between all Indigenous peoples and settlers. Such an initiative would create an important amendment to Canada's constitutional framework. 2) Update the treaty annuity to create a basic income for all registered ``Indian'' people. (The term Indian refers solely to registered Indigenous people as defined by the Indian Act.) Set at $5 a person 150 years ago and based on land values in Ontario at the time, such an annuity

today could be worth in excess of $5,000 annually. Paid to the approximately 800,000 registered Indigenous people in Canada, this would represent a $4 billion annual expenditure, or about 25 per cent of the total $12.9 billion spent on Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services. If this were administered as the Canada Child Benefit, it would be progressively clawed back from higher-income recipients. Sharing the clawback with First Nations taxation authorities for registered Indigenous people living on reserve would create additional financial resources to support self-determination for the communities. 3) Accelerate the additions-to-reserve program, especially the creation of urban reserves. Between 1969 and 2017, the federal government approved 1,689 additions to reserves and of these, 119 were urban reserves, mostly in smaller communities or on the periphery of larger cities, and less commonly inside a major metropolis. Roseau River First Nation, Canada's second-poorest reserve as measured by the 2016 Census, is one of seven First Nations that have formed a consortium to acquire Kapyong Barracks, 110 acres in the heart of Winnipeg. Many of Canada's most

successful First Nations, Tsawwassen, Tk'emlups te Secwepemc, Musqueam and Tsuut'ina, lie entirely within or immediately adjacent to an urban area. Many of the remote and impoverished First Nations communities have few economic prospects to support their growing populations. Creating an economic stake in urban Canada represents an important wealth- and income-creation strategy for Indigenous peoples. Challenges remain These policies all pose challenges. Does transforming all of Canada into treaty land mean including Inuit as well as Metis? It also means that non-Indigenous Canadians must understand they too are bound by the treaties, something that few living within the existing treaties fully comprehend. Updating the treaty annuity puts serious money on the table. Should just registered Indigenous people receive it, or should it extend to non-registered Indigenous, Inuit and Metis? How does one define a registered Indigenous person as well as determine and enforce eligibility for the payments? ___ This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, study says CANADIAN PRESS


OTTAWA — About one in every two Indigenous children in Canada lives in poverty, says a study released Tuesday that also finds little evidence that the situation has improved over the last decade. Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde said in a statement that the findings in the study underscore the need to invest in First

Nations children, families and communities. Bellegarde planned to drop the report in the laps of the country's premiers, who gathered in Saskatchewan for an annual meeting. ``Canada is not tracking First Nations poverty on-reserve so we did,'' Bellegarde said. ``Our children face the worst social and economic conditions in the country. They deserve an opportunity to succeed.'' Published by the Upstream Institute, and written by researchers at the AFN and the Canadian

Centre for Policy Alternatives, the study found that 47 per cent of First Nations children on and off reserve live in poverty. That figure rises to 53 per cent when looking at First Nations children living on reserves, or roughly three times the national rate of 17.6 per cent reported in the 2016 census. Official poverty statistics don't examine the situations on reserves except during census counts. Not tracking these figures, the study says, may muddle the statistics



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nationwide _ particularly when the Liberals have linked historic reductions in child poverty to their policies since coming to office in 2015. Compounding the issue is that the Liberals' newly adopted national poverty line, which is used to track the effectiveness of the government's poverty-reduction plan, isn't calculated on reserves — an issue the AFN has raised with the government. So the researchers did the calculations themselves with help from the statistics office. Poring over data from the 2006 and 2016 census counts, the researchers found that poverty rates barely budged downward for most Indigenous communities. At the same time, the number of children on reserves stayed stagnant over that time at about 120,000, so it's not a matter of growing populations outstripping social programs and economic growth. The 2016 census reported 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada,

who had an average age nearly a decade younger and a higher fertility rate than the non-Indigenous population. Daniel Wilson, one of the authors of the report, said that young, growing cohort will face new challenges as they age unless the poverty situation changes now. ``What we're looking at is 10 to 15 years from now, people entering the workforce with all of the disadvantages that poverty brings _ in terms of health, in terms of mental clarity and acuity, in terms of opportunity, especially,'' said Wilson, a non-status Mi'kmaq and special adviser to the AFN. ``They'll be carrying all of those disadvantages ... and will have that much more to overcome as a significant part of the emerging labour force.'' There were, however, some exceptions. On-reserve child-poverty rates in Quebec, for instance, were the lowest in the country in 2016, largely as a result of agreements with First Nations governments to share revenues

from natural resources. Several cities have also seen drops in Indigenous child-poverty rates, including Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Affordable-housing advocates said Tuesday morning that they wanted federal parties to commit to closing gaps in the Liberals' decade-long national housing strategy, specifically for urban and rural Indigenous people, for whom the child-poverty rate is 41 per cent, according to the study. In a report last month, the parliamentary budget office said that federal funding for off-reserve Indigenous households over the next 10 years amounted to half of what had been provided in the previous decade. ``Clearly this is a gap that needs to be filled by the parties in their election platforms and whomever forms the next government,'' said Jeff Morrison, executive director of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association.

grown more than 100 square kilometres since Friday to a current size of 719 square kilometres. It's currently burning just eight kilometres south of the remote Indigenous community. Meantime, fire crews are trying to limit the spread of the blaze, and officials were expecting light winds to blow the fire east away from the community on Saturday. Half of Keewaywin's

roughly 450 residents were flown out to Timmins, Ont., on Friday, according to former chief Joe Meekis. The other half were sent to Sioux Lookout, where local officials say the town is at capacity. Sioux Lookout manager of corporate services Brian MacKinnon says all evacuees are being held at a hotel, and a local restaurant is providing all of the meals.

Officials limit the spread of a forest fire near Keewaywin First Nation CANADIAN PRESS


KEEWAYWIN FIRST NATION — Provincial officials say the forest fire heading towards Keewaywin First Nation in northwestern Ontario continues to grow. The province's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says the fire, dubbed Red Lake 23, has


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'Everybody's baby:' Police, family reflect on disappearance of Tamra Keepness CANADIAN PRESS


REGINA — Retired police corporal Jim Pratt remembers standing on a road on the outskirts of Regina as a team of searchers walked through a yellow canola field. They were looking for a missing Indigenous girl, five-year-old Tamra Keepness. Elders had told police they had visions of the child near rocks, water and trees. Pratt says a car with two older white women pulled up beside him, and one peeped out a window. ``Did you find our baby yet?'' she asked. No. And fifteen years later, Tamra still hasn't been found. Pratt gets emotional thinking about that day, that unsolved case and the girl so many worried about. ``Race was thrown to the side,'' Pratt says. ``That little girl became everybody's baby.'' Tamra and her toothy

smile were well-known across Canada in 2004, and the search for the missing girl grew to one of the largest in Regina's history. She was last seen about 10:30 p.m. on July 5 of that year as she was going to bed in her home in Regina's core, where she lived with her mother, stepfather, twin sister and four other siblings. She was noticed missing the next day about noon. ``No matter what we did, no matter how many people we talked to, no matter where we searched, we were no closer at the end of that than we were the day that she was reported missing,'' says Marlo Pritchard, a staff sergeant in charge of the major crimes unit at the time. Now chief of police in Weyburn, Sask., Pritchard recalls the force was consumed with an urgency to find the little girl. About 2,000 tips came in and, like a grenade going off with fragments flying everywhere, each

one needed to be looked at as a potential lead. It's frustrating no one was able to find her, he says. ``It pulls at your heart. It hurts.'' Retired officer Ron Weir, who was called in to set up the search and rescue operation just as he was heading out on holidays, remembers working 20-hour days on the case. Police were ``behind the eight ball,'' he says, because hours had passed between the time Tamra vanished and they began searching. He brought in volunteers to help. ``These people were out there daily with us for months and taking time off their work,'' he says. Police and hundreds of volunteers scoured neighbourhoods, combed through yards and garages and, assuming the worst, looked in trash bins and a local landfill. The search also expanded to Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation and Pasqua First Nation based on tips from the

public and visions from elders. Regina police did not respond to a request for an update on the case. But this week they released a short video saying investigators continue to search for answers. The old brown-andwhite house from where Tamra vanished still stands on Ottawa Street. Some residents say the neighbourhood has its issues: property crime, women working street corners at night and people in dark clothing walking around looking inside vehicles. Posters of a missing Indigenous woman, Jenaya Wapemoose, who hasn't been seen since March, are taped to lampposts along the block. Tamra's cousin, Honey Watetch moved in across the street a few months ago. Having Tamra's old house so close is hard, Watetch says, and she doesn't like to talk about it. Troy Keepness also visited the neighbourhood this week.

Tamra's father says he feels like crying and harbours guilt over losing custody of his children in the years leading up to Tamra's disappearance. The last time he saw Tamra — the brave, giggly, energetic girl who looked most like him, Keepness says she told him she wanted to be home with him. He's numbed the pain over the years with alcohol and drugs, he adds, and has also had interactions with police. ``I feel awful about how I've been living to deal with issues around my life.'' Keepness has 10 other children who are mostly now grown, he says. He's proud of his kids. One son recently graduated high school. Tamra's twin is now in university. He knows Tamra would be doing well now too, he says, and hopes to one day find her — or at least find out what happened to her. It's something he has prayed about. ``I prayed whoever has her would keep her safe

and not hurt her,'' he says. ``And if she's already an angel, then I said 'hello.''' Pratt still advises police on the case, and says he also thinks about Tamra all the time. ``Some day we'll see her in the spirit world or some day she'll walk down the street in real life and say, 'I'm here,'' Pratt says. ``That's how I have to look at it. ``We're not going to give up hope.''

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Ottawa won't rush into sale of Trans Mountain to Indigenous groups: minister CANADIAN PRESS


CALGARY — Canada’s natural resources minister says the government is willing to consider bids from Indigenous groups for a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline. But Amarjeet Sohi also says Ottawa wouldn't jump at the first offer on the table. ``We have seen from Indigenous communities that they are interested in having an equity ... in this project,'' Sohi said Thursday at a business luncheon in Calgary. ``It is a very important conversation to have because Indigenous communities should be benefiting from economic resource development. This will be an opportu-

nity for us to work with them and explore that option.'' An Indigenous-led group called Project Reconciliation has announced it could be ready as early as next week to make a $6.9-billion bid for majority ownership of the pipeline. The group says almost 340 Indigenous communities across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan could choose to share ownership in an expanded pipeline shipping crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to the west coast and from there to overseas markets. Sohi said the government is a long way from beginning to look at serious offers for the pipeline. It plans to hold discussions in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Kamloops, B.C., later this

month with Indigenous groups. ``We want to make sure there's a capacity for all Indigenous communities to engage on this,'' Sohi said after the luncheon. ``This is a project that's going to take a couple of years to complete and conversations will continue to proceed.'' Sohi also said he expects there will be another court challenge of the government's approval last month of Trans Mountain for a second time. The proposal to twin an existing pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C., was first approved by cabinet in 2016, but resistance to it by the British Columbia government, environmentalists and some Indigenous groups grew. The federal govern-

ment purchased the existing line last year from Texas-based Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion when the company threatened to walk away because of the uncertainty. The Federal Court of Appeal rescinded the federal approval some months later. It said the impact on marine life needed to be considered and there had not been sufficient consultation with Indigenous people. ``We can demonstrate we have heard concerns from the Indigenous communities and that we actually responded to the concerns of the communities,'' Sohi said Thursday. ``I'm very confident that the direction we followed from the Federal Court of Appeal and the way we have implemented that (puts us) in a very strong position.''

Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute CANADIAN PRESS


CALGARY —Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group. Truman Soop, a coach for two Indigenous teams in the Stampede Showdown tournament, said the kids were devastated when they were told they might not be able to take part. ``I had parents call me and say, 'my son bought brand new shoes _ he was excited to go and he's crying to me all night,''' said Soop, who coaches with the Kainai Basketball Association. ``They broke a lot of these kids' hearts.'' He said the Calgary Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) did not want to referee any games involving Kainai players because of a conflict ear-

lier in the year involving a high school team from the community. ``If they have an incident with one person or one team, they should deal with that one person and one team, instead of banning an entire native community,'' Soop said. ``To me, it's a racist decision to ban an entire native community based on one person's encounter.'' The teams do not get any funding, Soop said, and the children spent months fundraising to be able to play in the tournament, which starts on Friday. ``All these kids live and breathe basketball,'' Soop said. ``And they still can't grasp why they couldn't play. They now have the mentality: Is there something wrong with being from Kainai? Is there something wrong with being native?'' The CBOA said in a statement Wednesday that it is refusing to referee any Kainai teams due to secu-

rity concerns. The association hasn't revealed what led to those concerns, but said it involves more than one person. ``As it could not be guaranteed that no individuals from the earlier incident would not be at this weekend's Stampede Shootout, we initially felt it was prudent not to be involved,'' the statement said. ``CBOA has since worked out a compromise with the tournament organizers that addressed our concerns, and the event is now proceeding as originally planned, with all teams participating as intended.'' Stampede Showdown tournament organizers were not available for comment. But Soop said the organizers decided Tuesday to hire different referees for Kainai games so the players, who are between eight and 15 years old, would not be banned. ``They're kids so they forgive and forget,'' he

said. ``They're all happy and they're excited to go, and plus it's the Calgary Stampede, so they all want to go on the rides.'' But, he said, the fight with the referee association isn't over. ``We have been trying to reach them and we've been trying to talk to them, but they won't give us the time of day,'' Soop said. ``We are not going to stop until we get an explanation, until we get an apology and until this ban is lifted.'' He said the teams will be playing in other tournaments and they don't want to have the same problem. ``All these kids want to do is play basketball,'' Soop said. ``These kids did nothing wrong for this to be taken out on them.'' He said more than 50 children from the community will play in this year's tournament. Four teams are from the Kainai Basketball Association, while a fifth is from Blood Tribe Recreation.

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GRAND ERIE ALUMNI EARNS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School Alumni, Kody Doxtater, is a 2019 recipient of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship. While a student at Pauline Johnson, Kody volunteered as a firefighter and was an AEMCA certified Primary Care Paramedic. This experience had a big impact on the direction he chose to take at the post-secondary level. Kody earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University. He also earned an Honours Specialization in First Nations Studies, an Honours in Health Sciences and completed the one year Onkwawen:na Kentsyohkwa program. Kody also has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Victoria with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples’ Health. Kody is currently working on a PhD in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University where the goal of his research is to repatriate the traditional role of tobacco as a medicine back into indigenous communities. He hopes to gain the credentials, experience and knowledge to make a significant improvement in Indigenous health and health policy in Canada.


This year, we have seen the Indigenous Student Leadership Initiative expand into all 14 of our secondary schools and are exploring ways to connect with Grade 7 and 8 students next year. The Lacrosse and Traditional Games Project at Tollgate Technological Skills Centre was a huge success. With community connections now established, the staff are making plans to expand the Indigenous Education program at Tollgate. Cultural mentorship programs were implemented at Hagersville Secondary School, McKinnon Park Secondary School, and the Nations & Newstart Community-based Learning Centre. Classroom support for Indigenous learners grew with the introduction of the Multilingual Indigenous Language Learners program in secondary schools and the work of the Indigenous Instructional Coach in our elementary school classrooms. The Indigenous Education Team responded to a record number of requests this year for teacher support, classroom presentations, appropriate resources, and general advice on culturallyresponsive approaches that are authentic and relevant. Grand Erie also held its first ever secondary teachers professional development day and confirmed a policy to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, ensuring students never have to choose between writing an exam and participating in important cultural events. The 2018-19 school year ended on a high with the Sharing Our Voices event featuring students from across Grand Erie as well as Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, who came together to share their vision for our future. It’s exciting to see Grand Erie’s growth in Indigenous Education. Summer provides us with a time to reflect on the successes of the past year and plan for the year ahead. It’s also a time to rest and enjoy time with family and friends. I hope everyone makes the most of this summer and has a safe and fun time!

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship supports the goal of Kody’s research by providing: membership in a community of other scholars, mentors, and fellows, all of whom are leaders and change-makers in their respective disciplines and sectors; leadership training from mentors and fellows; $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses; and, up to $20,000 per year for three years for research and travel allowance. Kody aspires to one day be the director of a new agency dedicated to the development and implementation of an indigenous-specific and culturally-appropriate tobacco strategy. He believes that through the thoughtful interpretation and translation of indigenous cultures into living, breathing, modern day policies that reflect the needs of the communities, the tobacco plant (oyen’kwa’on:we) can be reintroduced into the lives of indigenous people as the agent of health and well-being that it was meant to be. He asserts education is needed about the vital role tobacco once held. He also hopes greater understanding will reduce the consumption of commercial tobacco. Kody offers his advice to students coming after him: “School is tough, but if we are ever going to make any significant strides forward to a place where we are not worried about losing our language, culture and identity we must understand, embrace and work through the hardships that school presents to us. It’s only through our determination and our sacrifice that we can expect to make any real significant change. I am proud to be alive at this time in our history, and you should be proud as well. We have an opportunity through hard work and determination to secure what our ancestors intended for us, that we will always be a nation.” Kody Denim Simon Doxtator is a member of the Mohawk Nation, turtle clan. He grew up on Six Nations of the Grand River with his parents Elizabeth ‘Betts’ Doxtater and Charles Young. He attended Oliver M. Smith Elementary and Kaweni:io Elementary before moving on to Pauline Johnson Collegiate. Kody credits his parents as being the greatest influence on his life. He shares that his mother taught him to always stand up for what’s right. His father is very kind and patient, strong qualities for a man to model for his sons and qualities Kody hopes to embody and model to his own son.

SONG FOR THE WATER Grand Erie is involved in a wonderful project called Song for the Water. Suzie Miller, Indigenous Instructional Coach, has been working with renowned musicians Logan Staats and Rob Lamothe on a collaboration with local elementary students to write a song sharing their thoughts and feelings about the water and how it sustains us. Students from Thompson Creek Elementary School (Dunnville), J.L. Michener School (Cayuga), Lloyd S. King Elementary School (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation), and Emily C. General Elementary School (Six Nations of the Grand River) were chosen to participate in this project. “Logan and Rob shared their musical talents and their amazing song-writing abilities with the students.” Said Miller. “Together, they worked with the students creating the lyrics and music of a community message about the importance of water in our lives and how we need to take care of our water and Mother Earth.

SHARING OUR VOICES GALA AT THE SANDERSON CENTRE Grand Erie District School Board’s Indigenous Education team, in partnership with the Grand Erie Elementary Teachers Federation, celebrated the diverse cultures, traditions and contributions of Indigenous communities during its annual Walking Together – Sharing Our Voices gala at the Sanderson Centre on June 20. Walking Together connects the learning that has taken place in elementary schools across Grand Erie in 2018-19 around the Two Row Wampum. It also honours the on-going partnerships between Grand Erie and elementary schools from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. “The children of this generation are going to be leaders in the most significant changes we see when it comes to Truth and Reconciliation,” said Sabrina Sawyer, Grand Erie’s Indigenous Education Lead. “These are the voices we need to hear, support and celebrate if we are going to move forward together.” Walking Together showcased a variety of student performances from schools across Grand Erie. It also featured a joint performance between Oneida Public School and Oliver M. Smith Elementary School from Six Nations of the Grand River. To further support Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), Grand Erie amended it’s 2018-19 School Year Calendar for secondary students to re-designate June 21 as an instructional day instead of a traditional exam day. The decision ensures Indigenous students are not required to choose between writing an exam and participating in important cultural events. “National Indigenous Peoples Day is significant for both our students and our Board,” said Brenda Blancher, Director of Education. “At Grand Erie, we are fiercely committed to the ideals of equity and inclusion. This can be seen through our Multi-Year Plan, Success for Every Student. The decision to not hold exams on June 21 demonstrates our long-term focus on Truth and Reconciliation as well as our Board’s sincere efforts to create relationships with our Indigenous communities built on mutual understanding and respect.”

There will be two workshops offered to the community to make it a whole community collaboration. Dates will be announced soon. Please follow Song for the Water on Facebook and Instagram for information and updates. The whole process has been recorded and documented with the possibility of creating a documentary for submission to film festivals. There will also be a video and a community concert this fall. Check the following links for more information on our guest artists.

For more information about Grand Erie’s Indigenous Education Program, including services and events, visit the Indigenous Education link on our website at www.granderie. ca or follow us on Twitter at @IndigenousEdGE.

Six Nations Band Council Chief, Ava Hill (left) and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Chief, Stacey Laforme (right)

Logan Staats (left), Rob Lamothe (right)


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Esganye Songs collection to be released CHEZNEY MARTIN


Sheldon Sundown has been composing Esganye songs, which are traditional Haudenosaunee women’s songs, for over 25 years. Last winter Sundown went to Tribal Spirit Music to co-produce a CD dedicated to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Titled Not forgotten, the CD has within an encompassing collection of Esganye songs and a six panel package explaining the purpose and intent of the work. “At a very young age I was already attended funerals of the missing and murdered,” wrote Sundown within the package. “I realized as I got older

Last winter Sundown went to Tribal Spirit Music to co-produce a CD dedicated to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and PHOTO SUBMITTED Girls (MMIWG).

that because of what I saw growing up, it led me to believe that that was my future too.” Sundown explained that he walked a negative path and felt like when he had nowhere to turn he found his culture. Dancing and

singing became a part of his healing and hopes that his songs will offer the same to those that listen to them. “So my message to all our women is to love who you are and believe in yourself. We are such beau-

tiful people and we deserve to live long, prosperous lives.” The first Esganye dance that was performed is said to have been danced by the original woman or Sky Woman in the Story of Creation for the Haudenosaunee. The dance is also called the Women’s Shuffle Dance, as when it was first danced, Sky Woman is said to have used her feet to spread earth with her feet to create Turtle Island. The songs are sung primarily by men in gratitude for the women, while only women are allowed to dance to the songs. Sundown also offered thanks to other voices that can be heard on the CD. The profits of the CD will be directed to groups working to bring awareness to MMIWG.

Inspirational movies at OSTTC showing

SIX NATIONS — The Ogwehoweh Skills Trades Training Centre will be showing two inspirational movies about indigenous youth and triumph within the GREAT Theatre at 16 Sunrise Court within two weeks. Indian Horse will be shown on Wednesday, July 24 and The Grizzlies will be shown on Wednesday, July 31, both at the FILE PHOTOS same time from 7-9 p.m..

Mi’kmaq Blackbird singer meets Paul McCartney




A high school student from an Eskasoni high school, who went viral for her Mi’kmaq rendition of Blackbird, met Sir Paul McCartney backstage at his Vancouver concert over the weekend. Sixteen-year-old Emma Stevens and her music teacher were given a chance to speak oneon-one with the music legend, who was playing a show at BC Place Stadium. McCartney also gave Stevens a shout out, where he praised her version of the classic hit. “It’s a beautiful version,” McCartney told the crowd of fans. “I met her before the show. I said, ‘Listen, your version is so beautiful I’m going to be nervous singing my version.’” The video, which was produced by Allison Bernard Memorial High School music teacher Carter Chiasson, shows Emma singing Blackbird in Mi’kmaq alongside her classmates.

Sixteen-year-old Emma Stevens went viral for her Mi’kmaq rendition of Blackbird and met Sir Paul PHOTO FILE McCartney.

The song itself was filmed and recorded for International Year of Indigenous Languages, a United Nations observance. According to her teacher, whose brother Adam had “emailed the right person and said the right things,” was the person that earned the twosome an invitation. Before long the duo had plane tickets booked, concert tickets arranged, and plans to meet Paul McCartney backstage before the show. They waited in a room with

roughly 50 other people that were mostly family members of McCartney’s band, and were then taken into a room where they spent a few minutes talking privately with Paul McCartney. The pair presented Paul with a Mi’kmaq medallion that was made by Cape Breton artist Vivian Googoo and gifted to them by Assembly of First Nations regional chief Morley Googoo. On it is the image of a blackbird. The song is usually believed to be about a blackbird whose wings are

broken, but it was more symbolically written with a deeper meaning. Before his acoustic guitar set during the same U.S., tour, McCartney explained that "bird" is British slang for a girl, making "blackbird" a synonym for "black girl”. The song was inspired by the racial tensions that exploded in the US on spring 1968 as a way to support the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement. Stevens version of the song has nearly one million views on YouTube.



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Top 5 podcasts led by indigenous women Keep It—and is hosted by Cherokee nation journalist Rebecca Nagle.



Indigenous creativity spreads further than beads and ribbons. Amid a renaissance of Indigenous people in creative and political positions across Turtle Island, many of them have took to picking up the microphone to broadcast their own stories in podcast form. With the potential to reach large audiences, podcasts are an incredibly accessible 21st-century version of the oral storytelling that has been and continues to be the backbone of oral tradition the main component in preserving traditional beliefs and values. Ahead are five of the top podcasts hosted by indigenous women that put their voices and minds to work. 5. All My Relations:

Photographer Matika Wilbur, Swinomish and Tulalip, and academic Adrienne Keene, Cherokee

2. Unreserved:

CBC Journalist Rosanna Deerchild journeys to Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, to get into the deeper stories, from cultural tours of Black and Indigenous communities on the East Coast, to attending the Indigenous Comic Con in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1. Secret Life of Canada:

With the potential to reach large audiences, podcasts are an incredibly accessible 21st-century version of the oral storytelling that has been and continues to be the backbone of oral tradition the main component in preserving traditional beliefs and values. Below are PHOTO FILE five of the top podcasts hosted by indigenous women that put their voices and minds to work.

Nation, discuss what it means to be Indigenous in 2019, from the point of view of two Indigenous feminists. Recording from the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, they invite a roster of super-smart and relatable experts to join them on topics like native mascots, Indigenous food and feeding the spirit, sexuality, and whether DNA test results should be linked to identi-

ty. One of their highlights was a podcast episode that lined breast feeding to food sovereignty. 4. Missing and Murdered:

Investigative journalist Connie Walker recounts stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The podcast has picked up many awards, including

the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, a Canadian Screen Award, the inaugural award for best serialized story at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, and was named one of the Best Podcasts of 2018 by Apple Canada. 3. This Land: A 1999 murder case of a

Muskogee Creek Nation man in Oklahoma is the entry point for an investigation into a Supreme Court battle over whether nearly half the land of Oklahoma is tribal territory. This podcast about tribal land, broken promises and murder, is on the Crooked Media platform—which also hosts political podcast Pod Save America, as well as pop culture-focused

Co-hosts Falen Johnson from Six Nations and Leah Simone Bowen bring their storytelling skills to aspects of Canadian history that definitely weren’t covered in old classroom textbooks. They present a wealth of research in an engaging manner — using music evoking the time period they’re in and dramatic readings of historical letters. They started to record in a blanket fort in Bowen’s living room until the CBC picked them up in August, and the duo are now in a proper studio.

Two indigenous women honoured in Vancouver STAFF REPORT


It was a night of celebration in Vancouver as 15 women in film and television were recognized for their outstanding careers. This included the late award-winning filmmaker and documentarist Barb Cranmer, who was awarded the Impact Award. Cranmer from Alert Bay, B.C., was fighting brain cancer. The multi award-winning filmmaker from the ‘Namgis First Nation was surrounded by family when she passed away on May 17. Cranmer’s traditional name was “Lakwalogwa,” which means hollering at her people to feast. She was an athlete at a young age, and enjoyed working on a fishing boat with her dad – starting out

as a cook and then drum operator. For the last 18 years she was instrumental in helping organize Seafest, a music festival in Alert Bay that attracted performers from around the world. She was an elected councillor for her community and helped increase economic development and tourism. Her sister, Andrea, said that eagles flew around the hospital in her last moments. Also honoured was Doreen Manuel who received the Woman of the Year award for her work as an industry leader. When Secwepemc, Ktunaxa First Nations filmmaker Manuel found out that she was this year’s Woman of the Year for the Women in Film’s Spotlight Awards she received it humbly. She is a graduate of the Aboriginal Film and Tele-

vision Diploma Program (AFTP) at Capilano University; and Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from UBC. She comes from a long line of Indigenous oral historians and factual storytellers, and has extensive experience in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centres. She has experience directing for television and as the Canadian Correspondent for the Native Heartbeat and Northwest Indian News, both USA Native American TV news magazine programs, and was IIDF program coordinator for 13 years. Her award and others from the Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) organization were handed out last Tuesday at the 20th annual Spotlight Awards Gala.

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Six Nations girls force tie STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS — Last Wednesday, the Six Nations Intermediate Girls Box Lacrosse Team hosted the Simcoe TimberWolves as practice before entering a home-tournament the following weekend. Both teams hustled in the first and second periods but only the Timberwolves were able to connect as they racked up two goals. The final period seemed to be the stretch that the Warriors could make, as

the Timberwolves began to suffer from a short bench. This allowed to punishing goals within a minute of one another; including an unassisted bury by Hailee Johnson, and a single by Hayley Grosbeck from Danny Hill and Koral VanEvery. Before the period could end however, a Timberwolves player suffered from an injury that needed ambulance escort from the arena. This brought the officials to call the game at a tie and let the clock run out with a score of 2-2.

NLL to implement cultural competency course ahead of next season STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS — the Six Nations Intermediate Girls Warriors took a tie against the Simcoe Timberwolves last Wednesday as they PHOTO BY prepped for their upcoming tournament at home.


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Michael Linklater, who plays in the Canadian Elite Basketball League with the Saskatchewan Rattlers, has been announced as the new face of the Nike N7 sneaker and athletic wear collection. The Cree athlete from the Thunderchild First Nation started playing basketball at age 11. But his basketball career really kicked off at Mount Royal Collegiate. Thereafter he helped the University of Saskatchewan Huskies claim their first and only national championship and is ranked the number one three-onthree basketball player in Canada, 13th in the world. This year he was drafted to the Canadian Elite Basketball League's

The National Lacrosse League has announced expansion of its diversity and inclusion programming to strengthen its focus on cultural competency, and honouring indigenous people and their impact on the sport of lacrosse. “As a league we are continuing to push awareness of our great history that the Indigenous People have given us through our sport,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “It is our job as the preeminent lacrosse league to not only recognize efforts of inclusion, but champion them. We are proud to partner with US Lacrosse and Right To Play on these

initiatives as we hope for a more diverse and inclusive future for the sport.” This offseason, every team including players, coaches, front office staff, and league staff will be required to complete the cultural competency training course offered on US Lacrosse’s website as part of a league wide effort to focus on diversity and inclusion. This will also expand into helping to prevent situations of racism and exclusion within the league. After months of extensive research, US Lacrosse developed the free program to lead efforts in making lacrosse a more inclusive, accessible and embracing sport – one that anyone can play, and everyone feels welcome and respected.

Cree basketball player Michael Linklater, who plays in the Canadian Elite Basketball League with the Saskatchewan Rattlers, has been announced as the new face of the Nike N7 sneaker and athPHOTO FILE letic wear collection.

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enous people were not originally as sedentary as modern living has become. Linklater also said that the design elements on each item have a cultural significance and make a powerful statement using inspiration from Indigenous art. Nike N7 started in 2009 with a goal to provide sport and physical activity programming to kids in

First Nation communities in North America. The N7 fund gives communities the chance to apply for funding for sports initiatives. According to Nike, the N7 Fund has awarded more than $6.6 million in grants to 252 communities and organizations, reaching more than 437,000 Indigenous youth. Tinker Hatfield, who is well known for designing many of the Nike Air Jordan models, came on board for this year's N7 summer collection. Hatfield designed two pairs, the Nike Zoom Heritage N7 and Nike Air Zoom Down Rock N7, a shoe that Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas, also helped create. The collection is available at Nike stores across Canada.

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Rebels enter second playoff series STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS — On Sunday, July 7, the Arrows finished their match with the Mimico Mountaineers 8-6 within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. However, the following Monday, the Arrows came away with a loss to the Orangeville Northmen with almost the same score but reversed 7-8. They are now looking to face the St. Catharines Athletics in the first playoff series round within St. Catharines on Wednesday night. They will then host the Athletics at home on Thursday, July 11 at the ILA at 8 p.m., with game 3 returning to St. Catharines on Sunday. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN

For the first game of their series with the Windsor Clippers, the Six Nations Rebels gave a close but safe showing on Friday, July, 5. The first period gave way to two goals for the Clippers, but they were easily cancelled out as they played catch up with Wesley Whitlow and Mason Hill with singles, and Chayton King with a double. This opened the second period 4-2, but the Clippers were keen on catching up as they buried three times throughout the 15 minutes. But the Rebels returned with two, one from Marshall Powless and another from

SIX NATIONS -- The first game of their series with the Windsor Clippers allowed the Six Nations Rebels to give a close but safe showing on Friday, July, 5, coming out on top with a score of 12-7. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN

Dayton Hill, both shorthanded. This opened the period with a close score of 6-5 for the Rebels. But after two goals were given back by the Clippers to end the period, the Rebels were able to

return six. Jesse Longboat, Tycie Cowan and Daris Anderson each gave singles, while Marshall Powless offered up a three with a hat-trick to polish the period off. This ended the game 12-7 for the Rebels.

Their second game took place on Tuesday, July 9, but didn’t finalize in time for publication. Game 3 of the series is set for Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m., at the ILA.

Six Nations Girls Warriors win gold

Chiefs Maul Kodiaks

SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Intermediate Girls Warriors won gold this past weekend over the Orillia Kings in the final championship game 3-1. In the first period MacKenzie Bomberry buried from Hayley Grosbeck, while Natalie Hill scored in the second from Sierra PHOTO BY DAVE LAFORCE Squire and Mia Martin earned the third goal in the final period from Autumn Clause.

SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Chiefs earned another victory on Tuesday, July 9 as they mauled the Cobourg Kodiaks 7-12 within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Goals came from Randy Staats (2), Kason Tarbell, Ethan O’Connor, Cody Jamieson (4), Chris Cloutier (3), and Shayne Jackson. Their next home game will take place on Tuesday, July 16 within the ILA versus Brooklin at 8 p.m. PHOTO BY CHEZNEY MARTIN.

CHESAPEAKE — Current Bayhawks attackman Lyle Thompson leads the Major League Lacrosse in scoring with 25 points and 18 goals. Thomspons was named to his first Major League Lacrosse All-Star game announced by the league on Tuesday.The Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle is running out of superlatives to use when discussing the phenomenal performance of attackman Lyle Thompson. Thompson has been nothing short of spectacular, as the two-time Tewaaraton Award winner has scored his 18 goals in every way imaginable – off wicked sidearm crank shots, lightning-quick behind-the-back deliveries, flip finishes from the doorstep and acrobatic diving moves into the crease. Submitted Photo.



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Job descriptions are available at GREAT Weekdays... Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 4:30 pm 16 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken

Phone: 519.445.2222 • Fax: 519-445-4777 Toll Free: 1.888.218.8230

SOWDEN: Dean Wade Suddenly at home on Friday July 5, 2019 in his 24th year entered safely into the arms of Jesus. Beloved son of Les & Lori (Styres) Sowden. Loving brother of Yvonne (Marvin). Special uncle of Kiara. Dear grandson of Dusty & the late Leslie Sowden, and the late Muriel (Sault) Styres. Special friend to Katie. Also will be remembered by numerous aunts, uncles , cousins, and friends. Dean was an avid chuckwagon competitor with his father, he was recently accepted to Fanshawe College, and was a dedicated employee at Winger Cabinets. Dean especially loved spending time with family, and his special niece Kiara. He was a family member of the Caged Dragon Marshal Arts. Resting at Hyde & Mott Chapel of R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main St. S., Hagersville after 2 pm. Monday. Evening Service 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1pm. “Finally brethren, Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report— if there is any virtue and if there is any praise—think on these things.” —Philippians 4:8

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Coming Events

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SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019 8AM TO 12PM


“THE GATHERING PLACE BY THE GRAND OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 14th, 10am-2pm 2593 Chiefswood Rd Refreshments | Win 50$ to Grand River Spa”

Yard Sales

$7 $4

Hill’s Snack Bar Come and enjoy the excellent food that Hill’s Snack Bar is famous for!

ALL DAY BREAKFAST Offering Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms


July28TH, 10th, 2018 2019 NOVEMBER

905-765-1331 3345 6th Line Road, Six Nations

Multi-Family Garage Sale Downsizing Furniture, Household goods, and much more! Saturday July 13th from 8am - 4pm 3129 6th Line Rain or Shine! Multi-Family Yard Sale Furniture, household items, Tupperware, books, neon signs, clothing, jewelry, treasures, golf clubs, and much more! Saturday July 20th from 8 am to 2 pm Rain or Shine! 12 Stone Ridge Circle Drinks will also be for sale.

Huge Country Rd Family Yard Sale. Saturday and Sunday July 20-21st 8am-2pm Located on Windham Rd 10 between Hwy 24 (Picard Peanuts) and Windham East Quarterline. Simcoe ON Confirmed Houses participating and growing. #1833, 1698,1476 & 1438. Furniture, tools, kids clothing and Toys, household items, electronics, collectibles etc. Also reps from Scentsy, Thirty One, Essential Oils, Rural Inspirations DIY wood signs and designs. Credit Cards accepted Debit Machine on site. for more information or to join our Multi Family Yard sale please call 519-429-8341

Graduation Announcement - Heather L. Watts Heather L. Watts recently earned a Master of Education degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education during their May 2019 Commencement exercises. This degree follows previous degrees from Columbia University Teachers College (M.A.) in 2013, and Syracuse University (B.Sc.) in 2012. Heather graduated from Assumption College School in 2008 and will continue her studies in education at the University of Toronto in pursuit of a doctoral degree in Social Justice Education.

A special thank you to Indspire, Dreamcatcher Fund and the Florence Hill Trust for the financial support of her studies while at Harvard. Congratulations Heather! We love you and we are so very proud of you! Mom, Dad, Felix, Nico & The Family

Hall Rentals

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 90 21 Oak St Brantford 519-752-0331

We are accepting


Buck and Doe - Birthdays - Holiday Parties Anniversaries Weddings - Family Reunions - Showers - Celebration of Life or ANY special event. Branch 90 has been serving the Brant County area since 1927 and will be happy to ensure your visit to us is a memorable one! We also have entertainment every Friday night and Karaoke Saturday evening.


July 10th, 2019 DECEMBER 19TH, 2018

CLUES ACROSS 1. Doctors’ group 4. One millionth of a gram 7. Contrary to 8. Oohed and __ 10. Popular sandwiches 12. Construction site machine 13. Variety act 14. Fall back 16. An electrically charged atom 17. Mountain lakes 19. Japanese classical theater 20. Pesky insect 21. Natural wonders 25. Design file extension 26. Genus of grasses 27. Container for shipping 29. Theron film “__ Flux” 30. Get older 31. Chinese surname 32. Edith Bunker actress 39. Natives to Myanmar 41. Soda comes in it 42. Counting frames 43. Where some get their mail (abbr.) 44. Having ten 45. Assn. of oil-producing countries 46. A type of cigar 48. World’s longest river 49. Single-celled animal 50. Decay 51. General’s assistant (abbr.) 52. Pigpen CLUES DOWN 1. __ and Costello 2. Islamic teacher 3. Clothing 4. Disfigure

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your ingenuity is ramped up and you can roll up your sleeves and get down to business this week. Avoid distractions by focusing on the details and not taking on too much. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, arm yourself with information because you need to support your ideas with clear ways to get things done effectively. Only with information can you move forward. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Time heals all wounds, Gemini. You may need some time to recover from some emotional wounds. Just be patient and you’ll get back on track.

5. Irons 6. NW Italian seaport 8. Play a role 9. A reduction 11. Short poem set to music 14. Pain unit 15. Get in form 18. Junior’s father 19. To the __ degree 20. Wild or sweet cherry 22. Content 23. Earn a perfect score 24. Korean surname 27. Herb __, San Francisco columnist 28. Ottoman military

Answers for July 10th, 2019 Crossword Puzzle

commander 29. Satisfaction 31. Kids’ TV channel (abbr.) 32. Poke quickly 33. Pouch 34. City of Angels 35. Dark olive black 36. Nocturnal hoofed mammals 37. Wild cat 38. Fine detail 39. Prevents harm to creatures 40. A city in Louisiana 44. Everyone has their own 47. Basics


CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, teamwork may seem like the way to go to get an important job done. Do not hesitate to share your ideas and solicit others’ thoughts as well. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it is time to sort through your life, and that can begin with sorting through your belongings. Start to get rid of anything that you haven’t used in the last year and move on.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, honesty is the best policy, but you may need to approach a delicate situation with some discretion. Try to get your point across without coming across as abrasive. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you may need to do a little damage control between two people who are close to you. It can be challenging not taking sides when both are pressing for you to support them.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, overcome your fear of rocking the boat. Others need to hear your opinion, and your honesty will be appreciated and inspire loyalty. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, emphasize the importance of accountability to team members. Use yourself as an example, insisting that you will be held accountable just like everyone else.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you are ready to put yourself out there in the name of love, a dynamic person could sweep you off your feet. A special date could have you contemplating a future together. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Drama in your life may lead to some hectic times ahead, Aquarius. If you approach things with a calm head, then you can sail through the week relatively unscathed.

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The Bear’s Inn

3304 Sixth Line Rd. Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0 Phone: (905) 765-7884 Fax: (905) 765-3154

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1979 4th Line Road, Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0 P.O. Box 187, Six Nations of the Grand River Tel: (519) 445-4133 • E-Mail:

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a power struggle won’t prove the headache you’re anticipating it to be. Stay patient and listen to what others have to say.

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