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SIX NATIONS — As of Wednesday, February 5, cabins that began construction in August of last year can now be seen from the roadside, elegantly placed and nearly fin-

Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) facilitated by Jessica Hunt, SNEDC public relations specialist. “Tourism held sessions with various community stakeholders and local Six Nations Schools to determine what it is they wanted to see from the revitalization of Chiefswood

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For interested community members, the SNGRDC included: “The cabins are available for nightly accommodations with a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights. Each cabin can house between 1-8 guests depending on the size. The cabins are an ideal accommodation option for families visiting our community especially for sporting events when you require multiple beds for the entire family or team. Camping will also be available. Six Nations Community members will receive up to a 25% discount on facility bookings, including overnight accommodations

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Park. The park was also an item highlighted in the Six Nations Community Plan which could be developed to offer more Tourism related events and/or activities. In 2017, the Chiefswood Park business plan was developed along with environmental assessments and archaeology assessments.” The cottages are just “Phase One” of the revitalization project that began in August 2019, which brought about the construction of the 15 cottage accommodations and the replacement of the boat launch and lower pavilion. “The cabins are available for occupancy as early as April 1, 2020.. This will be a soft launch with a full launch planned for September 2020 after landscaping has been completed and additional cultural programming has been developed.” The response from the SNGRDC also included that the cabins were supplied by True North Log Homes and were constructed on site by “an average of 10 Six Nations workers throughout the year-long project depending on workload.”

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Ah, sensationalism. You can look this word up online and the dictionary will say “(especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.” That is the literal definition of the word and the exact topic of this editorial. Sensationalism is when words are taken out of context to create drama, or swayed in such a way that it creates a story where there was none. It is when a writer takes a bare-boned story, a story that has one clear angle and one clear voice, and flips it so that it sounds so unbelievable that a reader is compelled to read it because the reader sees the title and thinks “oh my!” Let me use this as an example: A car accident occurs. There are five individuals involved, two in a van and three in a sedan. Those who witnessed the accident, seen first responders tend to four individuals, while the fifth was airlifted. A reporter arrives on scene shortly after the airlifted passenger departs. First responders tell the reporter that five were involved in the accident and then focus on the task at hand. The reporter notices

that only four passengers could be accounted for and a nearby witness tells the reporter that a passenger was airlifted. The reporter then publishes a story minutes later titled “Five involved in accident, air lifted passenger kept a secret.” The story then details the accident by writing that first responders did not notify the reporter of the airlifted passenger, and proceed to weave a mystery where there was none. According to journalism ethics, the reporter should have focused on the facts and labelled the story “five involved in accident, one passenger air lifted,” if the air lift was in fact found true and not hearsay — this can be done by simply asking a first responder. An ethical reporter would also follow up with the condition of the passengers. But the solid break down, to the core of sensationalism is this: money. News outlets that make their money off of viewers will sensationalize to get more views, its a simple fact. And these outlets aren’t doing this as a public service to give the public accurate information, which is what news outlets are legally bound to do, they do this to make their money. It is probably the most annoying rift attributed to journalism, even compared to public harassment. Let’s take a look at

Kobe Bryant. His wife found out about the deaths of her husband and daughter via a news outlet that just “had to have the scoop.” It’s impossible to say anything nice about that. The news outlet may have been accurate but it was not sensitive towards those involved and the subsequent harassment it received thereafter was a part of cause and effect. Imagine it — something devastating happens to you and you find out while scrolling Facebook. I guess thats the price of fame, but is it really? It seems more like a price being wagered by news outlets and then paid by the public or public figures without their consent. And the news outlet involved in this particular instance, could not be sued, only frowned upon and harassed by readers that empathized with those involved. So what happens when a news outlet isn’t accurate? It damages, it ruins, and it can break the people that the news outlet is supposed to serve. The news outlet can become infamous, be sued, harassed and subjected to constant ridicule. To the point where there is no trust between the news outlet and it’s people. This can put the news outlet into a situation where the people won’t talk to them at all.

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BRANTFORD — Growing day-by-day beside the Mohawk Institute is a pavilion that will be opened this coming March. The pavilion is a part of the five year and ongoing journey of an organization fuelled by local members that have been in the process of building a five acre memorial park dedicated to the children that attended the Mohawk Institute residential school. The Mohawk Village Memorial Park is a federally registered notfor-profit organization maintained by a volunteer board of directors — the pavilion is the first piece to be fully funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). After five years of applying for funding and at times being turned down, Secretary and Treasurer Dawn Hill said that the finalization of the park can’t come soon enough. “We’ll just keep plugging along,” said Hill. “We just said ‘we hope that at some point there’s still survivors left to even see

the park,’ you know, ‘cause most of us are getting older and some of our oldest members are in their 80s.” She said that the youngest members are in their 50s, which shows just how close the impacts of residential schools are, contrary to popular belief. “As for when it will be finished, it will be finished when we get funding,” she said. The board of directors currently includes Chair Roberta Hill, Directors Sherlene Bomberry, John Elliot, Shelley Clark, and Hill, who added that the organization is roughly comprised of 20 survivors, descendants and interested community members. “We got together years ago and we just decided ‘what could we do in a positive way,’ and it’s supposed to be a positive thing,” she said. “You know, the Mush Hole itself has a very dark history and we were there, my sister and I, and most of the people on our board, since the 40s right until it closed up, and we decided we should do a positive memorial park dedicated to those children.” The organization later

approached Band Council, who allowed their access to the five acres, while Ontario Hydro later donated funds to allow the board to put up the sign at the front. Hill said that the National Indian Brotherhood Fund and Imperial Oil declined funding altogether, but the board later carefully selected Cedar Springs to construct the pavilion once funding was secured. “They assured us that it should be done by the end of February,” she said, including that the overall cost of the park will be over 2 million once it is finished. By visiting “http:// www.mohawkvillagepark. com/" online and clicking “Memorial Park” you can take a virtual tour. Those looking to offer donations can also find information on the same site and an honorary opening of the pavilion with the OTF will take place in March. “It’s our form of reconciliation,” — Dawn Hill, treasurer and secretary of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park.

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Six Nations of the Grand River Awards Brunch By TRT Staff OHSWEKEN — Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) presented a variety of annual awards at the annual Awards Banquet, featuring the Wilma General Memorial Award, SNGR Community Treasures, Six Nations Education – High Average, Attendance & Ruby Sears Scholarships. SNGR Elected Council celebrated community members at the annual Awards Banquet this past Saturday morning over brunch catered by Clint Atkins. Chief Mark Hill announced the award winners of the Trinity VanEvery Special Award which was awarded to a Six Nations student for not missing any full days of school throughout her elementary school years from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Next on the program Chief Hill presented the Wilma General Award winner Seneca Henhawk, where each year a member of the Six

Nations community is recognized with this Memorial Award that best exemplifies criteria of a community-orientated role model. Following that the Chief announced the Ruby Sears Scholarship Awards which provides financial assistance to students attending any educational institution either as an under graduate or post graduate. Moving into the high school awards the Science Education and Employment Development (SEED) committee announced the Science and Technology Awards for Youth (STAY) which are awarded each year to Six Nations students in Grade 7 through Grade 12 who have achieved top marks in science and math. Next the high school attendance awards and high school high average awards. Followed by the Making Strides Award which is awarded to students from the Six Nations community achieving significant growth in a

non-credited high school program. Then the SNGR Ontario Works Recognition Awards were announced by Director Sandy Porter, serving the intent to help people in temporary financial need find sustainable employment and achieve self-reliance. Last but not least on the program announced the annual Com-

munity Treasures Award Winners Darren Thomas and Lois Jonathan. Each year members of the Six Nations community are selected by the Elected Chief and Council as Community Treasures for showing outstanding stewardship in and around the Six Nations community.

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SIX NATIONS/NEW CREDIT — A blue-grey sedan was reported to be parked in an unused laneway near the corner of First Line and New Credit Road on Thursday, February 6 in the morning. The driver side window was shattered and the hood was left open. On Friday, January 24, 2020, at approximately 7:27 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment received a report of stolen vehicle from a Norfolk County Road 28, Houghton, Norfolk County address. It was determined that in the early morning hours, unknowns attended the address and gained

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A new decade, a new way of thinking, and a new way of planning one of the biggest parties of your life! With a New Year and new decade comes the planning for 2020 weddings, and “what’s hot?” has taken a turn for a more personal touch. It’s 2020 after all, and with that comes progression and reflection. Bridal fever is burning up more for “what’s me?” and “where do I/we come from?” these days. There is no “in” theme but your own personal love story and that perfect mix between what’s typically traditional and what’s specifically individual to you. Think of it as a choose your own adventure. Fill in the blanks of the template of a typical wedding as opposed to painting by numbers! For example: choose sentimental colour schemes, serve a giant charcuterie board instead of a sweets table (after cutting the cake of course, for that touch of tradition), and extend it as far as having a self-serve refreshments bar for your guests to make themselves a custom drink, just the way they like it. What do YOU like? It is your love story, so treat your guests to a taste of who you are as a couple and individually. After all,

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wedding rings to all of the guests as part of the ceremony so as to charge them with the positive vibes and well wishes from friends and family. Rose quartz (the love stone) can also be given to your wedding party as a gift, or small bundles of sage as party favours for your guests! Next…think Green and Sustainable! Another mix of Oldbut-New-again notions is our consciousness of our environmental impact as humans, and our responsibility to protect the lands. While planning your 2020 wedding, be aware of your impending carbon footprint and how to make it as little as possible. Think zero waste, recycling, up-cycling, sourcing locally, etc. Making a choice to be more environmentally conscious is a lot easier than most people would think! Replace all plastics at your reception, use 100% recycled paper for invitations, place settings, menus, and organize mass transportation for your guests to carpool to your event! Think about the small but plentiful things, and how you could possibly make any adjust-

ments that would leave as little of an environmental impact as possible. Taking this concept outside of the box, up-cycling could also include resetting family stones or heirlooms for an engagement ring or wedding ring. Another popular concept this year is to make a donation to a charity of you and your partner’s choice in the name of your guests as opposed to giving party favors. On a smaller scale, use edible flowers as decoration on baked goods, in ice cubes, and even in confetti! Finally, mix Old, New, Me and You! One of the best things about traditions is being able to start your own. Pick out the typically traditional parts of a wedding that you and your partner like and focus on making them pop! Forget about all the other clichés – when you close your eyes and think about a wedding, what comes to mind first? Maybe you don’t immediately picture the flower girls or ring bearers, but you can see in perfect clarity a delicate veil trailing behind a bride. This year, barrettes or combs paired with a veil are making a

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VANCOUVER — Opponents of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern British Columbia say they believe protests across the country are sparking a growing awareness of Indigenous rights that will lead to long-term change. Protesters blocked train traffic in east Vancouver on Monday afternoon to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The protest came hours after nearly 60 people were arrested for obstructing busy ports in the city and in nearby Delta. Demonstrators also gathered on the B.C. legislature steps in Victoria, at the office of the Crown-Indigenous relations minister in Toronto, the federal ore Information? justice building in Ottawa, Society is aa commuter national, charitable train line in orking to prevent drowning and Montreal and outside an njury through its training programs, event drowning with the prevention natural ublic education, resources minister management services, and in St. John's, N.L. . Jen Wickham, a spokesablishes aquatic safety standards woman for one of theand on aquatic safety issues for aquatic five clans that make up and operators, governments, public Wet'suwet'en Nation, he judicial the system. said she believes non-Inare 1,500,000 digenous CanadiansCanadians participate in the becoming more aware of 00 National Lifeguards. First Nations rights. ``I think that people and territory has a Branch that are starting to wake up es to the local population. You can factinformation that we have cal branchto forthe more on the right to our territory,'' ety’s initiatives. she said. ``They're upset and they're taking to the ociety Manitoba streets. They're occupying ovencher Blvd.they're stopping offices, MB R2H traffic 0G9 and they're stopping trains. They're say-2124 ing, loud and clear, 'This is 4-8546 not OK.' ‘' The RCMP began lifesaving.mb.ca enforcing a court injunction last week against ng.mb.ca people camped near a pipeline work site in Houston. Mounties said 14 people were arrested and expected to appear in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday. Wickham said members are defending their territory from construction of the pipeline, which is part of a $40 billion liquefied natural gas export project. ``We are the rightful

title owners of our territory and we will continue to assert our sovereignty,'' she said. ``It's not a question of protesting. It's a question of their homes. They're defending their homes.’' Protesters began disruptions at ports in Vancouver and nearby Delta on Friday. The ports obtained court injunctions and arrests were made Monday morning, when Delta police said emergency health services were called for one protester out of an abundance of caution. ``Everyone involved was treated respectfully and with dignity,'' said Cris Leykauf, a Delta police spokeswoman. Demonstrators regrouped and impeded a major rail thoroughfare that feeds into the port. Spokeswoman Natalie Knight said about 150 people were there on Monday afternoon. ``We want to send a clear signal in at least two different directions. We want to signal to ourselves that we are strong, that we are not afraid of the colonial legal courts, and that we stand with the Wet'suwet'en,'' she said.

The Vancouver Port Authority and police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new protest. Knight also said she has seen public opinion shift toward support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. The situation reminds her of pivotal moments in history, such as the 1990 Oka crisis, a 78-day standoff involving a group of Mohawk people that led to the federal government taking a closer look at its relationship with Indigenous Peoples, she said. In the years that followed, residential schools were closed and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was launched, Knight said. ``The ripple effects of these kinds of actions for Indigenous sovereignty are much bigger than we can predict or see in this current moment.’' In St. John's, N.L., dozens of protesters gathered outside Memorial University, where Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan was set to speak. ``Natural resource development in this country, at a time when we've committed to net

zero, when a majority of Canadians have voted with clear concern about climate change, there are going to be protests and people feel very strongly about it,'' O'Regan said. ``I was more than happy to hear their concerns and I'm sure I'll be hearing a number of others as I go across the country.’' About 30 people waited for six hours in the lobby of the federal justice building in Ottawa until a trio of department officials came down to hear their concerns. The officials said Justice Minister David Lametti was travelling and unavailable, but protesters said they wouldn't leave until they spoke to someone in a position of authority. Emma Buchanan, who attended the protest, said the national show of support for the Wet'suwet'en was a sign that people are

waking up to the need to support Indigenous people. ``Indigenous issues are Canadian issues and they are for everybody to care about,'' she said. On the B.C. legislature steps, protester Kolin Sutherland-Wilson said he feels a responsibility to stand up for Wet'suwet'en members. ``In this day and age, it is immoral, it is unjust and it is inhumane for Canada to continue to criminalize and vilify Indigenous law,'' he said. All 20 elected band councils along the pipeline route, including the Wet'suwet'en council, have signed benefits agreements with Coastal GasLink. However, the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say the council established by the Indian Act only has authority

over reserve lands. The hereditary chiefs assert title to a vast 22,000-square-kilometre area because they have never signed a treaty ceding their traditional territories.
 Premier John Horgan has said the pipeline is of vital economic and social importance to northern B.C. He said the courts have decided the pipeline can proceed and the rule of law must prevail. B.C.'s Indigenous relations minister did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. This article is written with files from Dirk Meissner in Victoria, Rob Drinkwater in Edmonton, Stephanie Levitz in Ottawa and Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John's, N.L.

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KITCHENER — On Saturday, February 8, the Doon Campus Rec Centre of Conestoga College was full of those interested in partaking in the 10th Annual Traditional Powwow — the largest indigenous cultural event in the region. Hosted by the Wabanaki Confederacy and cohosted by the Eagle

Flight Singers, hundreds of dancers and visitors filled the dance arena to the songs of over five drum groups and singing groups, including a visiting group from northern Quebec. In another gymnasium, vendors and artisans also attracted crowds of visitors to taste strawberry juice and purchase beadwork. The event was brought to the people by the BeDah-Bin Gamik Aboriginal Services at the college.

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I became a dungeon master in perhaps the best way possible — by accident. I wasn’t elected like a class president and hoisted to the ceiling by my peers on a gaming chair as confetti shot off into the air. I was simply, the one with the rulebook and the many variations of dice. Let’s start at the very beginning, though. I wanted to start a new hobby of sorts and in my head I wanted to try something unconventional. This brought me to the most widespread role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), brought to publication first in 1974. There are so many chances that regular civilian folk have consumed D&D in some form of media. The iconic fantasy role-playing game is also having a moment right

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now. It was confirmed that 2017 was D&D’s biggest sales year in history, thanks in large part to streaming. So a few googles in and a “All Things DnD” Facebook group add later, the internet was telling me that I

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pizza, munch on snacks and design characters. We sat ourselves in my office, clustered around a single table with the sets of polyhedral dice to roll in the middle. But the first thing I learned about D&D in a matter of moments, which disappointed one of the players that I invited to Sunday nights session, is that you only need a copy of the rules, some pencils and paper, a set of dice, and your imagination. There is no game board. Literally everything is played out while listening to the dungeon master and visualizing it in your head. To even make you character do something takes imagination. This is because you can literally do anything. D&D is set in such a free moving world. Want to start a fight? You can start one. Want to fly? You can, as long as you have the right mediums. Of course, there is the game director who mediates the massive rulebook known as the dungeon master —

whom I actually enjoyed to serve as. Basically, the gist of the game is to create a player following the rules and giving said player certain qualities and a unique personality to go on a campaign with other players of a party. You then choose a bunch of items that follow your race and everything else and boom, you’re ready to start questing. The other thing about this game is that hours feel like minutes. And I, on the other hand, as the DM had to scramble to read as much of the rule book as possible, then begin with scene setting. What began to unfold once I started to read the DM script was precious. Under my description, we were all transported to the world of Neverwinter, the fictional lands in the starter kit of D&D, and man, it was fun. It was like reading a book but not reading a book. It was like life but not like life. The game I had dubbed

nerdy, was better than both — and I wasn’t even a character. I got to see how my players actions caused reactions and consequences, and I watched their wit take over in situations where I had none. One of my players, the elven wizard, could speak goblin and manipulated a goblin to tell us secrets. ‘Can he do that?’ I thought in my head as I scoured the quest book. ‘Yes he can,’ it replied as it gave me a ton of information to tell him through the goblin that was unbeknownst to me throughout the whole quest. It was exciting as much as it was funny. In the end, we were only supposed to play for a few hours, but that quickly turned into five and all of us left satisfied with our campaign and spoils. It was the anti-thesis to the quote that says “one day as a kid, you went inside and never came back out to play,” because a bunch of us college students came inside to play.

that everyone has a story to tell, each culture has a unique beauty and that the experiences and values of our past inform who we are today. In this textile mosaic, each person can experience a sense of belonging and find a place in the overall design – there is “A Place for All”. Together they record human history in textile, illustrating the beauty, complexity and sheer size of the human story. Quilt of Belonging is a richly hued portrait of the human family. It is a 120 ft long collaborative textile art project. The 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of every nation of the world. The Quilt represents all First Peoples living in Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis; from Abenaki to Yellowknives Dene First Nation including community members of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Those involved in its creation include: Lorna

Thomas-Hill, Wolf Clan, Cayuga First Nation, and her son Samuel Thomas, Barbara Little Bear, Mohawk, Towanna Miller, Seneca, Kahnawake Reserve in Quebec, Marilyn Cornelius, Oneida, with the help of her two nieces, The Six Nations Women’s Singing Society, Onondaga, and Julia Stiles Vernon, Tuscarora. “It embraces the same philosophies that we have as Mohawk people that there is an inclusiveness. What better way to symbolize the fact that we are all here together in one place? There’s an old Mohawk philosophy of “One Bowl and One Spoon” and it really fits into what the Quilt symbolizes. The fact that everyone is here together and connected. A quilt is about connected patterns and squares in order to bring unity,” – Russell Roundpoint, Akwesasne Mohawk Territory This monumental artwork is Canada’s most

comprehensive textile art project. It is the work of volunteers from Victoria to Newfoundland to the Arctic Circle. From across Canada, participants were invited to contribute their talents and ideas, reflected through the prism of their cultural backgrounds. Over 3 million visitors have seen the Quilt and the artwork is also used in a variety of projects and education programs creating an impact nationally and around the world. Visit: www.quiltofbelonging.ca Educational resources available for teachers and a 48-minute documentary available through the website. This exhibition has been made possible in part by Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage. All support community members receive free admission to the museum including: Six Nations of the Grand River, Tyendinaga and Wahta

Quilt of Belonging soon to bring harmony to the WCC

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BRANTFORD — The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) is excited to welcome “Quilt of Belonging” to the community through an opening reception and artist talk to be held on Saturday, February 29th, at 2 p.m.. Esther Bryan will be presenting an intimate artist talk and guided tour as the “Quilt of Belonging” exhibition will be open for public display from that Saturday until May 9 of this year. A companion book to the Quilt is also available at the Woodland Cultural Centre. The “Quilt of Belonging” is considered a collaborative work of art whose mission is to recognize Canada’s diversity, celebrate our common humanity and promote harmony and compassion among

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people. “Quilt of Belonging” started in the fall of 1998 by artist, pianist, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, volunteer Esther Bryan. Born in Dijon, France, she married Gary Bryan in 1971 and raised two daughters and a son and is currently a proud grandparent. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montreal) and has been working as both artist

and pianist for the past 40 years. She has been awarded many honours including the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal in 2016 recognizing her work for the Quilt of Belonging project. In 1995 she went on a life-changing journey to Slovakia with her parents to find the family and home her father had left behind 43 years earlier. The dream of making this artwork was born as she recognized


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Waititi dedicates his Oscar to indigenous kids STAFF REPORT

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Taika Waititi has become one of the first Maori to win an Oscar. The 44-year-old Māori filmmaker took home the award for best adapted screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday for his Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit." Waititi wrote, directed and starred in the film. "I dedicate this to all the indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and dance and write stories," Waititi said in his acceptance speech. "We are the original storytellers and we can make it here as well.” Waititi is believed to be the first Māori filmmaker to take home the best adapted screenplay award. The Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people, of New Zealand. They came to what is called New Zealand today

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more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Now, the Māori make up 14% of the New Zealand population and their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.  Russell Crowe, who won an Oscar for best actor in 2001 for his role in "Gladiator," is also of Māori descent. Waititi paid homage to his roots at the Academy Awards ceremony by signing off with the famous Māori phrase "kia ora,"

which translates to "thank you" in this context. "Jojo Rabbit" tells the story of a 10-year-old member of the Hitler Youth who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the family's home. The film, which stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Scarlett Johansson, was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, Waititi was previously nominated for an Oscar for his 2004 short film "Two Cars, One Night."

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Calls for visual artists submissions, including a $5k commission STAFF REPORT

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SIX NATIONS — A call has been made for visual artists in the Haldimand and Norfolk County, and Six Nations. “Great Art for Great Lakes” (GAGL) 2020 will commission artists, makers, and community engagers to lead a participatory art project thematically focusing on Lake Erie and the Grand River. The GAGL 2020 is a community-engagement art initiative sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and in partnership with Haldimand County and Six Nations of the Grand River to strengthen our relationship with Lake Erie through participatory art. The Call for Submissions for artist projects opens today with a deadline of March 9th at Midnight. Each artist selected will receive $5000 towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork to be installed publicly within their community. A total of 5 artist projects will be selected. An artist information session will be held at the Port Rowan Art Gallery with Creative Director Christopher McLeod and GAGL 2019 artist Suzanne Earls. McLeod said: "We are once again excited to be able to provide local artists with an opportunity to share their unique insights and skills as we connect and reflect upon the condition of Lake Erie. Through this social engagement

project, the process of art making becomes a unique instrument for the sharing of knowledge, discussion, and empowerment.” The Great Lakes Project is an initiative dedicated to making the Great Lakes a powerful symbol of “greatness” for the 40 million residents of the Great Lakes basin. The initiative was born out of a 2015 roundtable convened by Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Each artist selected will receive $5000 towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork to be installed publicly within their community. An Artist Information Workshop will take place on February 27th - 7pm at the Port Rowan Art Gallery,1027 Bay Street, Port Rowan. Artistic Director Christopher McLeod and 2019 artist Suzanne Earls will discuss last year's projects and be available to answer any questions. How to submit: 1) With your community as the subject line (Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations), email us at chris.mcleod@waterlution.org 2) Share with us your vision for a participatory visual arts project in your community. What will we learn? How will you deliver the workshops? And your vision for the final artwork. 3) Jpeg samples of your work, or a link to your website. 4) Be sure to include your name and contact information. 5) Deadline for submissions is March 9th at midnight!

For details, and to see what artists did in 2019, go to www.greatnessglp.com/ GAGL/ Project supported by the Trillium Foundation. The artist information session will be held at Port Rowan Art Gallery on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Port Rowan Art Gallery, 1027 Bay St, Port Rowan, ON. Registration is free and open to the public In Kahnawa:ke, submissions have also been called for, for the Mercier Bridge Art Contest The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is pleased to announced the call for submissions for artwork to be displayed along the Federal section of the Mercier Bridge. The project is being sponsored by The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated as a follow-up to the similar and very successful initiative that took place in 2017. The MCK was a partner in that project and will also assist in this new contest. Interested artists should submit photos of their works to artcontest@mck. ca or drop off the actual artwork at the MCK main reception desk no later than Friday, March 27th at 4pm. Submissions must be hand-drawn, sketched or painted, with the use of vivid colors. Digital Art created from digital technology as part of the creative process may also be accepted. It is important to note that submissions outside of those media (such as sculptures, beadwork, etc.) will not be accepted.


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Six Nations PeeWee LL#2 forward Boden Hill scores game winner NEIL BECKER

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OHSWEKEN--- It’s clear that Six Nations PeeWee L#2 forward Boden Hill has a burning love for hockey. Whether it was eagerly stepping on the ice, shooting the puck or fist pumping after scoring, Hill always does it wearing his trade mark smile. “It’s good. It makes you feel good,” Hill said about scoring, which he did twice during a Saturday, February 8th 3-2 home win against the Simcoe Warriors #2 team. Displaying positive sportsmanship Hill complimented them by saying, “They were a fast team, who passed a lot.” Getting that early douse of momentum, Six Nations got the Gaylord Powless Arena fans rocking when only 14 seconds into regulation they got on the board as forward Aason Hill took a pass before skating in and scoring the opening goal. Meanwhile, Six Nations netminder Tsohad-

Six Nations Pee Wee LL#2 goalie Tsohadioe Swamp makes one of several big saves during weekend action at the G.P.A. against PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER Simcoe.

ioe Swamp, proved to be money as she didn’t allow many rebounds in shutting out Simcoe in the opening period. Both teams had golden first period scoring opportunities including one by Boden Hill which with only 43 seconds remaining, saw him skate coast to coast, but couldn’t quite cash in with Six Nations second goal. Grabbing center stage in the second was Swamp who continued her standout play in making countless big saves in what was a scoreless second. “Our goaltending was amazing,” Hill said. “We were fast on our skates.” Boden Hill showcased

his offensive prowess when 42 seconds into the third he scored on a long shot from outside the blue line. Moments after the goal which made it 2-0, Hill enthusiastically pumped his arms in celebration which is what minor hockey is all about. “I got two goals,” Hill excitedly said after the game. When asked about his goal celebration this forward said he picked up the move from “My brother.” Simcoe would respond with a goal to slice the deficit in half before Hill finished things off with his second goal as the Six Nations PeeWee LL#2 extended their winning streak to two.

Six Nations Pee Wee LL#2 coach Josh Isaacs was full of praise for his teams performance following PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER what was their second win in a row.

There was no quit in the Six Nations Pee Wee LL#2 squad who through the entire game worked hard PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER and gave a determined effort.

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Hawks take commanding first round playoff lead against Port Dover NEIL BECKER

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HAGERSVILLE - Make no mistake, the Hagersville Hawks have high playoff expectations. After finishing the regular season by winning two of their last three games there was plenty of optimism as the Hawks prepared for their first round series against the Port Dover Sailors. “We were confident going into playoffs, and are expecting to go far

this year,” Hawks veteran forward Tycie Cowan said. In leading by example, Cowan proved clutch when on Friday, February 8th, he thrilled the Hagersville Arena fans with a three- goal performance in a series opening 7-4 win. Less than 24 hours later, the scene shifted to Port Dover where Cowan once again got on the board as he scored a goal and had two points as the Hawks emerged with a 4-2 win in taking a 2-0 first round best of seven lead against Port Dover. “I really liked how ev-

eryone stepped their game up to playoff hockey and played some hard Hawks hockey,” Cowan said. “In my opinion nothing is difficult if you outwork your opponent.” Even though second place Hagersville finished 32 points ahead in the standings, they knew it wasn’t going to be a cake walk against the Sailors. In the opener, Port Dover shocked the Hagersville fans by jumping out to a 1-0 lead before the Hawks offence took over with three straight second period goals starting with Cowan

Coming through in the clutch was Hagersville Hawks assistant captain Tycie Cowan who skates in and scored one of his three goals in leading the offensive charge during Game 1 playoff action. PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER

Hagersville Hawks assistant captain Tycie Cowan battles for the puck during what was a first -round PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER playoff opening weekend win at home against the Port Dover Sailors.

and followed by two power play markers from Brendan Judson and 2:05 later Ralph Taggart. Port Dover might have been down, but they weren’t about to quit as they answered back with consecutive goals nine seconds apart to make it a brand- new game at 3-3 after 40 minutes of regulation. Arguably the turning point came late in the second when Cowan came through on a penalty shot to restore Hagersville’s lead. “They’re big, physical and they have some grit,

but we figured them out,” Cowan said. In starting to roll, Hagersville struck for three third period goals beginning with consecutive markers from Connor Stirling and Cowan with his third for a comfortable 6-3 advantage. Port Dover would make it a two -goal game before Hawks’ Patrick Sanelli rounded out the scoring in what was a Game 1 victory. “As a veteran, I know what to expect and there’s a lot on my shoulders and honestly, I live for the big moments,” Cowan said. “That’s my kind of games. The crash and bang and

important ones.” On Sunday Port Dover for the second straight game scored first in taking a 1-0 lead into the second before Hagersville’s offence got on track with consecutive goals in just under a seven- minute span from Matt Weston as both teams were deadlocked at 2-2 going to the third. Once more proving to be a game breaker, Cowan came through with the eventual game winner before Taggart scored the eventual insurance marker as the Hawks are in full control with a 2-0 series lead.

Cecil Sault wins bid for son Cameron Sault’s Mustangs game worn jersey NEIL BECKER

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HAMILTON--- Cecil Sault was all smiles as son Cameron Sault autographed and presented him with his game worn Hamilton Mustangs jersey. Determined not to be outbid, Cecil Sault who al-

ready has a collection of his son’s hockey jerseys from throughout the years, paid $200.00 during what was on Friday, February 7 at Dave Andreychuk/ Mountain arena, Jersey Auction night. During what was a magical experience, hockey fans got to not only make bids for their favorite players game worn Mustangs

Getting physical is Hamilton Steelhawks’ veteran Cameron Sault who fights for the puck during Friday night home action against PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER Dundas.

jerseys, but they also got to see their beloved Hamilton Steelhawks, who were wearing the Mustangs jerseys clinch first place with a 4-1 win against the Dundas Real McCoys. Those Mustangs jerseys along with the Thunder Bay Bombers uniform worn by Dundas, was in acknowledgement of the 1986 hit movie Youngeblood. Meanwhile all proceeds from the jersey auction were going towards supporting First Responders. “I have most of his jerseys and I’m so proud of him,” Cecil Sault said. “He’s played in the states and has had such a good career. He is a great role model.” In terms of what Cecil plans on doing with his son’s game worn jersey, he simply smiled before replying, “I’m going to hang it up. It’s a special memento.” Riding high on a sixgame winning streak, the Steelhawks got an early

jump with consecutive goals a little more than two minutes apart from Paul Zanette as they celebrated a 2-0 lead. The Steelhawks, who came into action two points up on Dundas for first, surrendered a late goal as it was still anyone’s game at 2-1 heading to the second. “We have a skilled team who can move the puck,” Steelhawks Cameron Sault said. “Our defence is so strong. The boys were really pumped up.” Hamilton, who had 30 shots on goals after two periods, added to their lead as Brandon Maclean scored just past the twominute mark of the second followed by a late marker from Kris Newbury as they went on celebrate their seventh straight win and first place overall. “It’s a great feeling and the boys are pumped,” Cameron Sault said. Once again, it looks like the Steelhawks will meet Whitby in

Hamilton Steelhawks forward Cameron Sault proudly autographed and gave his game worn Hamilton Mustangs jersey to his PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER father Cecil Sault.

the playoffs. “More than likely it will be Whitby. Hopefully we can get redemption from last year,” Sault added in reference to last year’s heartbreaking playoff defeat. Hamilton has two more

regular season games remaining with the last one coming on Sunday, February 16th at 2 p.m. at the Brantford Civic Centre against the Brantford Blast. Afterwards the steaks get higher with post season hockey.


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B.C.I. Mustangs Tenisha Hill has birthday to remember NEIL BECKER

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BRANTFORD — B.C.I. Mustangs Sr. Girls volleyball player Tenisha Hill had a birthday to remember. Showcasing her athletic skills Hill had some clutch hits, and critical serves in helping her team on Thursday, February 6th sweep away St. John’s by 25-12, 25-13 and 25-19 scores at home during semi-finals action. “I’m really excited to go to the finals,” Hill, who is in Grade 11 said. “I think this team has the most potential. The goal is to win OFSSA. That would mean a lot. This is a great birthday present.” Also playing a huge role in the Mustangs semi-final sweep was Nikina BearLowen who on countless opportunities came through with her lethal serve and clutch points. “It feels really good to win but we have to keep fighting and win the next series,” Bear-Lowen, who

B.C.I. Mustangs Nikina Bear-Lowen gets ready to unleash a hard serve during semi-finals senior girls volleyball action against St. Johns.. PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER

is also a Grade 11 student said. “I like playing at the senior level. It’s competitive and they’re good even matchups.” In terms of her strengths as a player Blear-Lowen, who is a rookie to the senior team

responded, “Serving, blocking and communicating.” In the semi-finals Game 1 opener, Bear-Lowen displayed that lethal serve when with her team leading 2-1, she unleashed her powerful serve in garnishing three straight points. After jumping out to a 5-2 lead, the Mustangs offence couldn’t be stopped as they grabbed eight of the next 12 points in taking control at 13-6 on the scoreboard. “I believe in our team,” Hill said. When asked about what she likes best about high school volleyball she replied, “I like building friendships. Getting to know everyone.” Riding momentum from that early lead, the Mustangs couldn’t be slowed down as they stretched their lead to 20-9 before cruising to that Game 1 win. Once again there was no slowing down the Mustangs offence as they started the second game by taking nine of the first twelve points for a 9-3 lead. Continuing to display dominant serving, teamwork and determination

There was no quit to the B.C.I. Mustangs who showed that burning determination in sweeping away PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER St. Johns in semi finals senior girl’s volleyball action.

B.C.I. went on to take 18 of the first 26 points for a commanding 18-8 lead which was stretched to 2310 and an eventual Game 2 win to put them one game away from the Brant County Senior Girls volleyball finals. “Very exciting,” was how Bear-Lowen described how she felt going into that third game. Primed to sweep away St. Johns in three straight, the Mustangs found

themselves facing an uphill battle as they fell behind by 6-0, 11-6 and 16-12 scores before they began their comeback. Showing no quit, B.C.I. rebounded with seven straight points in going ahead 19-16 and never looking back. A short time later, the Mustangs extended that margin to 20-18 when Bear-Lowen once again proved clutch by serving for four straight points as they

went on to complete the semi-finals sweep and once again cement their position in the Brant County Sr. Girls Volleyball finals. The next test for B.C.I. will be Paris who serve as a real stiff challenge. After celebrating a semi-finals win, the Mustangs had another surprise for Hill as they broke out a box of cupcakes and sang happy birthday to Hill. “It was a really good birthday,” she said.

Six Nations Elite capture 2020 Rez Hoops Tourney gold

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OHSWEKEN - Winning the 2020 Rez Hoops girls high school division championship is something that Six Nations Elite player Kaelin Sutor will always remember. “This is amazing. I’m so surprised and excited for us,” Sutor said moments after her team on Sunday, February 9th entertained the Dajoh: Youth and Elders Centre fans with a thrilling 41-32 gold medal win against Team Flight. “I

It was quite the accomplishment for Six Nations who in the Grade 7/8 division made it to the championships before falling short PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER against the Lil Kings.

just love these girls. I’m a really competitive person and I just love this.” During championship

play the two teams found themselves deadlocked at 18-18 at halftime before the Six Nations Elite’s

The Six Nations Elite are all smiles as they display the 2020 Rez Hoops girls high school division PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER championship trophy.

offence caught fire as they went on to become the only Six Nations team to win Rez Hoops gold. “We did well moving the ball and communicating,” Sutor said. Meanwhile also capturing Rez Hoops gold were the Lil Kings who posted a 46-27 championship win over Six Nations in the Grade 7/8 division and finally Hamilton who pulled out a 53-42 gold medal win over Niagara in the boys’ high school division. “It’s about friendship and commodity,” tournament organizer Kevin Sandy said. “It’ all about meeting people having fun and teamwork. I run this for the kids. I want to see kids have that opportunity.” During this weekend long tournament, fans were treated to some strong on court talent including the Six Nations Elite who only lost one game. “We gelled together nicely,” Six Nations coach Fred Doolittle said. “I knew with 1:30 left that we had it. The girls were strong on defence and their shots were drop-

There was no slowing down the Six Nations Elite from using their speed and driving to the net. On the weekend, the Elite lost only one game on their way to capturing gold. PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER

ping.” The definite turning point came in the third quarter when after sinking two foul shots in going ahead 20-18, they took charge and never looked back. Finding themselves in a zone, Six Nations sunk eleven of the next 14 points in surging ahead at 31-21. “I know John (coach of Team Flight) has a great program and we knew how good their team is,” Doolittle said. Continuing to pressure, Six Nations couldn’t miss as they increased their lead in the fourth to 41-27 before shortly afterwards celebrating a Rez Hoops

girls high school division championship. Earlier on Championship Sunday, fans were treated to watching Six Nations battle for gold in the Grade 7/8 division. Though they would come up short, there was still lots of exciting talent on display including Noah McQueen who paced he offence with six points. “They beat us twice,” McQueen said about the Lil Kings squad. In terms of what he likes best about the tournament, he responded, “Playing with friends, scoring and working hard.”


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Kawenni:io goes undefeated in Boys Intermediate Basketball School Tourney NEIL BECKER

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OHSWEKEN - Kawenni:io athlete Chase Longboat spoke from the heart about what competing in the Boys Intermediate school basketball tournament meant to him. Proudly wearing his first- place medal Longboat, who is a Grade 7 student replied, “Going undefeated feels alright. I’m not in it though for the medal. I’m here to have fun, compete with other teams and make new friends. That’s what

makes it so much fun.” Striving to make some school history, Kawenni:io entertained the Dajoh Youth and Elders Center fans when on Tuesday, February 11th they capped off an undefeated run by coming back from an early deficit to post a 21-16 Intermediate boys basketball school tournament win against Emily C. General. “It was lots of fun,” Longboat said. “Most of us play on actual teams. They (Emily C. General) did really good and it was fun playing them.” Both teams had quality chances but it was Emily Emily C. General athlete Cruz General gets ready to perfect that lay-up during Boys Intermediate basketball tournament action against PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER Kawenni:io.

The Kawenni:io boys intermediate basketball team bask in the glory of making school history by winning school tournament PHOTO BY NEIL BECKER gold.

C. General who jumped out to an early 8-4 lead before Kawenni:io turned things around with six straight points in going-ahead by a 10-8 score. “I think they all had a good time. I’ve been coaching them since they were in grade 4,” Kawenni:io co-coach Joanne

Longboat said. “They were dedicated and their efforts really paid off.” With gold on the line, Emily C. General started the second on fire as they had all sorts of chances including a handful from Cruz General who with six and a half minutes remaining connected on a

lay-up which cut Kawennio:io’s lead down to 13-12. The comeback however didn’t materialize as both teams were furiously exchanging chances which at the end saw Kawennio:io hit six of the next 10 baskets which put them in the driver’s seat for

completing that mission of winning gold. “I am just so happy for them,” coach Longboat said. “They all worked hard and had fun.” Having fun and working hard is what the Six Nations school boys Intermediate basketball tournament is all about.


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