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Cocaine residue, mushrooms found during cannabis dispensary raid STAFF REPORT



OHSWEKEN — Three Six Nations people are facing a number of charges after a raid of cannabis dispensary shop on Sour Springs Road Monday where police also discovered cocaine residue. Armed with a warrant, Six Nations Police entered the store that advertised Cannabis and THC for sale. The Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition co-Chair Hayley Doxtator posted to social media Monday afternoon, saying the dispensary was called Upper End Glass and Stash and is a member of the Coalition. Upon police arrival, one man was located at the

front door and another man was in the rear area of the store. Both were taken into custody. Police said cannabis items were on display at the store. During the raid, police discovered: large bulk of cannabis bud, edible products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a variety of gummies containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Vape products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Psilocybin chocolate bars (also known as mushrooms), Cocaine residue, $1,870 in cash and a replica “air soft” hand gun As a result of the investigation, Tyden Jeffery Hill, 22, of Brantford, and Kaleb Quwade Powless, 19, of Ohsweken, are facing various charges under

the controlled Drugs and Substance Act for possession and trafficking of psilocybin and possession of cocaine. They are charged for possession and distribution of illicit cannabis for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act. The female owner, Mona Darlene Racette, 64, of Ohsweken, is charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Psilocybin; the Cannabis Act for distributing illicit Cannabis, the Cannabis Act for Possession for the Purpose of Distribution, and the Cannabis Act for Possession for the Purpose of Selling. All three were released and are expected to answer to the charges in court on July 22, 2021.

Then the OMSK student and her mom Amanda were notified this past March that the second grader won second place in the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council project for Tiana’s fine colouring skills. She won a Packard Bell AirBook 8 laptop for her efforts. Over 80 First Nations

youth from eight different Indigenous schools entered the fire safety poster campaign, organized by the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC). Tiana’s teacher, Ms. Woods, entered the youngster’s artwork into the contest. The poster stressed fire safety in the kitchen.

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Tiana Anthony didn’t even know she had entered a contest when she coloured a fire safety poster as part of her regular school work packages that have been sent home.

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Seneca Nation cancels 2021 Salamanca powwow NAHNDA GARLOW



ALLEGANY TERRITORY — Organizers of the Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow announced they were cancelling the 2021 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The powwow was an annual event with a thirty year history prior to being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and again this year for the same reason. “We had been hopeful to invite our family and friends from across Indian Country back to the Allegany Territory this year, but we feel that it is in everyone’s best interests to instead focus on 2022,” said Seneca Nation Councillor Tina Abrams, co-chair of the powwow committee.

The yearly event honours the memory of all indigenous veterans and is named after Marvin “Joe” Curry, Seneca Snipe Clan, who was a Navy veteran serving in both the Korean War and Vietnam. In a statement the powwow committee acknowledged the importance of powwows coming back after the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic has had across indigenous communities. “The powwow is about community and coming together,” Abrams said. “For Native communities, the dancing, the drums, the songs and the culture bind us together. Being able to celebrate with one another and with our neighbors in the local community is especially meaningful. We’re looking forward to a long awaited reunion and celebration next year.” PM42686517




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Car crash on Mohawk Road By TRT Staff SIX NATIONS — Police are investigating after an early morning crash on Mohawk Road. Officers say a silver 2010 Dodge Charger was travelling north on Mohawk Road between First and Second Line Road, swerved and lost

control. The car jumped the laneway, hit a hydro pole and came to rest in the east ditch. Paramedics took the driver to Hamilton General Hospital with serious head injuries. The vehicle sustained severe damages. Any witnesses are asked to contact Six Nations Police.

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2021 will see the second drive-through graduation celebration for Six Nations students this summer as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on. Carey Vyse, an Indigenous Cultural Mentor for Pauline Johnson and Brantford Collegiate Institute, sought the support of Six Nations Elected Council on Monday to organize a drive-through graduation ceremony, to be held tentatively at Chiefswood Park. It will be the second year in a row Six Nations graduates will be honoured in a drive-through ceremony to keep in line with physical distancing measures due to the pandemic. Six Nations elementary students have been learning remotely all year, while secondary students have been at school on and off throughout the year depending on regional lockdown rules. “It’s been a very difficult year for students and for teachers,” said Coun. Melba Thomas. She suggested

Graduation ceremonies were held in a drive-through event for the Class of 2020. Six Nations will see SNGR FACEBOOK a second drive-through grad event for the Class of 2021.

elected council donate more than $5,000. “It’s probably going to cost a lot more. They’ve worked very hard.” Vyse is collecting tentative grad numbers right now and suggested Six Nations hold a parade and asked to book Chiefswood Park for the event. Last year’s event was held in the parking lot of The Gathering Centre, where at least one student suffered from the effects of heat exhaustion waiting in the mid-afternoon sun during the parade. Council suggested the event be held in the evening at the shaded park this time. Vyse and some col-

leagues will be gifting students with t-shirts with the slogan, “I graduated even through a pandemic.” She’s also asking notable people in the community to record a voice message as part of a video to play for the students. Residents at long-term care home Iroquois Lodge are also being asked to draw up signs with advice for the upcoming graduates. Elected Council spent $5,000 on decorations and gift cards for graduates last year. This year’s money will go towards the cost of the shirts. Vyse said the Grand Erie District School Board

forbids giving gift cards to students so that’s why they’re gifting them with t-shirts instead. “There’s some red tape there. We can’t give any type of gift card. We have to purchase something to give to the grads. Our big gift would be the t-shirts. If council could give the gift cards, that would be something we wouldn’t have to do.” Coun. Michelle Bomberry moved to support the effort, seconded by Coun. Audrey Powless-Bomberry. “We need to acknowledge our students especially since the trying times we’ve come through,” said Powless-Bomberry.

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You can be fit during the pandemic, even with gyms closed. That was the message from Warrior Park Athletics, a new state-of-the-art gym facility on Cayuga Road founded by fitness enthusiast Mike Hill, during last weekend’s Community Wellness Series held via Zoom. “I hope this encourages people who are on the fence about fitness,” said Hill. “I get it. We’re in a pandemic. Undertaking (fitness), trying to balance a job and family – it gets hard. Fitness is a journey. Be kind to yourself.” The Wellness Series, organized by Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council Health Services staff, has brought community members together every other Saturday online with healthy messages and topics for the mind and body. “It’s been an epic journey,” said Erin, who expressed a bit of sadness that the next session will be the last in the series. “When we first started the wellness series we didn’t think it would take off how it has.

Warrior Park Athletics has worked with First Nations youth to promote fitness. The organization was WPA FACEBOOK host to the latest virtual event in the Six Nations Community Wellness series.

I just want to thank everybody in the community. I’m kinda sad that it’s close to being over.” Hill and his colleagues demonstrated various bodyweight exercises people can do at home during the pandemic, after first taking viewers on a tour of the beautiful facility on Cayuga Road. “I know that this pandemic has challenged us in a lot of ways,” he said. “We want to encourage (you) and if new to fitness, ignite you on your path.” Being fit is not just about looks.   “Fitness 100 percent is medicine,” said Hill. “It’s the ability to take a stress-

ful day and totally flip it around. It’s one of the most positive outlets I’ve had and it keeps me grounded.” Viewers were asked to post videos of themselves post-workout to the Warrior Parks Athletics Facebook page by May 7 for a chance to win some great fitness prizes from Hamilton Fitness Solutions. Hill recently honoured his late uncle, Ken Hill, with his first and middle initial – KR - emblazoned at the entrance of the facility. “My uncle taught me a lot of things over the years,” he said. “He was a man who cared a lot about his community and he did a lot for it, often behind the scenes. I

am forever indebted to him and absolutely love that he’s memorialized here.” The over 7,000 square foot modern building features a gym, areas for obstacle courses, an interactive kids’ playground, lighting effects, a boardroom, state-of-the-art kitchen, and second-story seating area to watch presentations on a large screen projector. The kitchen will serve as a space to teach clients about healthy meal preparation, cooking and nutrition, among many other plans when they’re able to re-open after pandemic restrictions are lifted. The facility also plans to

reward youth who achieve fitness goals. “With fitness comes gratification,” said Hill. “Whether that’s an aesthetic change or through an athletic measure. When it comes to incentive-based training at Warrior Park, we want to reward effort but also want to show kids that effort and outcome runs parallel with the real world.” Hill, his partner Taylor, and Head Coach Mike Mazurek took participants through various bodyweight exercises people can do at home while gyms are closed. Hill and Taylor started off showing how to perform burpees – often referred to as one of the most effective full-body exercises out there. One variation of the burpee is to jump up with both hands in the air, bend the knees, place both hands on the ground and kick the feet back in a push-up position, perform the pushup, and bring the knees back up and stand up again, repeating the full motion as often as one is able. “That’s a full body workout,” said Mazurek. He spoke briefly about nutrition, saying both exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. Mazurek provided some quick tips on

choosing healthful sources of protein, carbs and fat. He told viewers not to fear carbs and said bananas, buckwheat and sweet potatoes are great sources of carbs, which are necessary for fueling the body with energy during workouts. Fats are also necessary for things like brain development and he encouraged people to choose healthy fats from sources like fish, nuts and seeds. When it comes to exercise, Mazurek encouraged people to record their progress and check back later. He remembers running his first marathon where he just wanted to finish. He recorded his time and improved his running times over subsequent marathons, again, not competing against other runners, but himself. “It was me versus me. I’ve had a lot of success with that.” Mazurek suggested walking or running on a nearby trail or track as the weather turns nicer. Hill said he hoped the session encouraged people to embark on a fitness journey and he can’t wait to open the doors of Warrior Park Athletics again. “I’m really excited for when this place can open its doors.”



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Indigenous Voices Awards nominees Cree lawyer and author Michelle Good is among the 27 emerging writers shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Awards. Good is a finalist for best published fiction in English for her debut novel, ``Five Little Indians,'' from HarperCollins Publishers, which follows a group of residential school survivors trying to forge new lives in Vancouver. Her competition in the category includes Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler for ``Ghost Lake'' (Kegedonce Press), Jenn Ashton for ``People Like Frank'' (Tidewater Press), Michael Hutchinson for ``The Case of the Missing Auntie'' (Second Story Press) and Kat??a for ``Land-Water-Sky / Nde-T?-Yat'a'' (Fernwood Publishing). In its fourth year, the literary contest is recognizing Indigenous talent across nine categories spanning languages, genres and media. The Indigenous Voices Awards were established in 2017 with the support of a fundraising campaign launched in response to the online furor over an editorial in Write maga-

zine proposing a Canadian literary prize for cultural appropriation. This year, a total of $39,000 will be split among the winners on National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Vying for the prize for published poetry in English are jaye simpson for ``It Was Never Going to Be Okay'' (Nightwood Editions,`` Norma Dunning for ''Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity`` (Bookland Press), Shalan Joudry for ''Waking Ground`` (Gaspereau Press) and Tyler Pennock for ''Bones`` (Brick Books). The finalists for English-language published creative non-fiction and life writing are Bevann Fox for ``Genocidal Love: A Life After Residential School'' (University of Regina Press), Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane for ``Powwow: A Celebration through Song and Dance'' (Orca Book Publishers) and Michelle Porter for ``Approaching Fire''(Breakwater Books). The nominees for published graphic novels, comics and illustrated

books are Lisa Boivin for ``I Will See You Again'' (HighWater Press); Brianna Jonnie with Nahanni Shingoose and illustrator Neal Shannacappo for ``If I Go Missing'' (James Lorimer); and Tasha Spillett and illustrator Natasha Donovan for ``From the Roots Up: Surviving the City Vol. 2'' (HighWater Press). The sole title shortlisted for published work in an Indigenous language is ``The Shaman's Apprentice: Inuktitut'' (Inhabit Media) by Zacharias Kunuk and illustrated by Megan Kyak-Monteith. Jurors also nominated up-and-coming Indigenous talent in French-language published poetry and prose and unpublished English-language poetry and prose. All finalists and applicants are eligible to receive mentorship from established Indigenous writers as part of a program supported by Penguin Random House Canada. The short list was announced Sunday at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal.


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Six Nations mourns COVID 19 death OHSWEKEN - The COVID-19 Pandemic has claimed another life on Six Nations of the Grand River. SNGR Elected Council says they were notified on April 29 that one person infected with the virus had passed. This marks the 11th death since the beginning of the pandemic. “Six Nations Elected Council would like to express their sincere condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragic loss,” said SNGR in a statement. “The Six Nations Elected Council sends their thoughts, prayers, and good medicine to those who have lost someone to COVID-19, and to those who have been struggling

during this pandemic.” “Please continue to do your part to protect our people by staying home where possible, avoiding private gatherings, wearing a mask, washing/ sanitizing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated. Our community is resilient, and we will get through this pandemic together,” said the statement. Currently there are 28 active cases of COVID-19 on Six Nations with 1 person in hospital. Over half of those cases, 57%, have been identified as a variant of concern. No new cases were reported in the last 24 hours — with a total of 124 people are in self-isolation.


Three flee police then crash on Seneca Road STAFF REPORT



SIX NATIONS — On Saturday, May 1 at 11:21 PM, while police were on general patrol, a grey 2006 Buick Sedan vehicle was observed to have completely disobeyed a posted stop sign at the intersection of 5th Line Road and Seneca Road. Police activated their emergency equipment

and the vehicle stopped for police directly in front of the intersection of 4th Line Road and Seneca Road. As police were notifying the Communications Centre of the traffic stop, the vehicle fled through the intersection, continuing southbound on Seneca Road. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused and continued travelling at a high rate of speed, southbound on Seneca Road.

The suspect vehicle approached 3rd Line Road and completely failed to stop at the 4-way intersection. Police observed sparks fly from the vehicle from a distance, as it appeared to have lost control. Upon arriving at the collision scene, police observed that the vehicle had entered the ditch. The vehicle also made contact with a hydro pole, which caused the transformer to begin sparking. Police approached the

vehicle which received major front-end damage. All three people involved in the crash were conscious and still inside the vehicle upon emergency services arriving. A male driver and two occupants were transported to hospital. Hydro One attended and repaired the damage. The investigation is continuing with several charges pending. No names have been released.

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This past weekend, four children who consumed candy-flavoured cannabis edibles were rushed to hospital. Three of the children were suffering what health officials called a violent reaction to the edibles — falling in and out of consciousness and vomiting uncontrollably. Prior to cannabis being legalized, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported that accidental acute cannabis toxicity in children represented 40% of substance related hospitalizations in youth aged 10-24. In another situation earlier this year, a child in Quinte West consumed a large amount of edible cannabis products and was taken to hospital in life-threatening distress. Dr. Vanier, Chief Medical Doctor of Paediatrics at Quinte Health spoke about the risks of edible cannabis and told the Ottawa Citizen that while children do accidentally swallow medication or painkillers, they are more prone to a worse overdose on cannabis edibles that look and taste like candy because they are more likely to consume a large quantity of it. It’s a worldwide case in point about the risks of cannabis edibles, especially those that are coming from the illegal cannabis market. Earlier this week, Six Nations Police shut down an illegal cannabis dispensary that was selling illegal cannabis edibles on the territory that were packaged to look like Chips Ahoy cookies, Fuzzy Peach Slices, Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers, Trix breakfast cereal and Skittles. Illegal edible cannabis products such as these being readily available for sale in our community present an inherent risk

to youth and children on Six Nations, not just because they don’t come in child-proof containers or are packaged to look like familiar candies — but also because there is no oversight limiting the concentrations of THC in those products. In this most recent arrest, Six Nations Police seized psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms and traces of cocaine on site. This is not okay. Six Nations people should have economic opportunities in cannabis - but let’s create a system that ensures only safe products are being made available to adult recreational users. Protect Haudenosaunee symbols, languages and imagery from being misused on cannabis packaging. Ensure that all cannabis businesses are owned 100% by Six Nations band members who financially contribute equally to the community-at-large, and where there is consistent giving. Let’s create a system where what happens with community contributions are collected in a process that all community members have a say in — so that organizations in need of financial assistance are not beholden to cannabis barons who may or may not be feeling benevolent or vindictive. As a community, we grieve and protest when industry rushes into projects without properly consulting all stakeholders. Creating a safe and regulated cannabis economy at Six Nations must put the health and safety of all people front and centre — over and above the race to make money.


Tip of the iceberg: The true state of drinking water advisories in First Nations By Kerry Black, University of Calgary Indigenous Services Canada has announced it won't end long-term advisories until 2023 at the earliest. In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to ending all long-term drinking water advisories by March 2021. When that deadline passed, the government recommitted to ending long-term advisories without a target date. This announcement comes as no surprise to many First Nations outraged by the lack of progress on ending drinking water advisories in their communities, and the growing divide and gap that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Examples of First Nations across Canada enduring persistent drinking water issues are endless. Neskantaga First Nation in Northern Ontario has been on a long-term boil water advisory since 1995. Semiahmoo First Nation recently had a 16-year boil water advisory lifted, after connecting to the nearby Metro Vancouver water line through the city of Surrey, B.C. The community is only a five-minute drive from the city of White Rock. Internationally, the right to water is recognized by the United Nations. It entitles everyone, without discrimination, access to safe, sufficient, physically accessible and affordable water. In Canada, while our water quality is ranked among the best in the world, First Nations across the country struggle to access a safe supply. That's why the govern-

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ment's announcement wasn't surprising to those of us who have been following this issue for years. The true crisis is much greater than what is conveyed in the media, and there's a lack of awareness about how water is managed in First Nation communities. Small systems not under federal jurisdiction While the federal government is responsible for funding and overseeing water management in First Nations, this does not typically include small systems and individual wells and cisterns. And provincial governments and municipalities have no jurisdiction over water management on reserve. In addition, the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act was enacted despite criticism from First Nations. First Nations face disproportionately higher numbers of drinking water advisories, and are subjected to these advisories for longer periods of time than non-Indigenous people. This is due to inadequate and chronic under-funding, regulatory voids and a lack of resources to support water management. The number of water-borne diseases in First Nations communities is 26 times higher than the national average, and people living on reserve are 90 times more likely to have no access to running water compared to non-Indigenous people in Canada. At any given moment, there are more than 100 drinking water advisories in place for First Nations across Canada, according to the federal government, the First Nations Health

Authority and Saskatoon Tribal Council. But this figure doesn't come close to revealing the real crisis. It is merely the tip of the iceberg. The pervasiveness of the drinking water crisis is slowly stifling and oppressing First Nations across Canada. Still no access It's been 10 years since the federal government's National Assessment on Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities highlighted the state of water for First Nations people. The government report estimated that 13.5 per cent of First Nations had trucked-in water, 13 per cent had individual wells and 1.5 per cent had no water service at all. Since the Liberal government announced in 2015 its intention to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories, attention has been placed on federally funded drinking water systems, which are larger community systems. But many communities, like those in the Prairies or more remote locations, have hundreds of advisories in place for individual wells or cisterns that fail to meet Canadian Drinking Water guidelines. These systems are not well-funded or closely monitored. In many of these First Nations, water has elevated levels of heavy metals, including iron and manganese, and contaminants like E. coli. Residents don't trust the drinking water and there is a preference to rely on bottled water as a reliable drinking water source. Even Nations near urban centres, like Tsuut'ina Nation just out-

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side of Calgary, struggle to trust the water from their wells. Taking matters into their own hands According to Mario Swampy, council member with Samson Cree Nation, residents are dealing with more than 100 drinking water advisories affecting their individual systems. His estimation illustrates how this water crisis is far more serious than national media would suggest. This has lead to Samson Cree Nation taking matters into its own hands by creating a community-based committee called Nipiy. It brings together community members, leadership, consultants, academics and non-profits to collaboratively work on water management. Samson Cree Nation, in an attempt to close the existing gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities on safe drinking water, is struggling to adequately address its ongoing boil water advisories that aren't captured in the federal government's commitment. In December 2020, the government earmarked an additional $1.5 billion to address water management. The recent federal budget committed additional investments to close the infrastructure gap that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. While these investments help, they will not be enough to undo the damage caused by decades of underfunding. First Nations organizations like the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority are moving towards autonomy and control over their water. But more is needed.

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Rutherford Falls, the truth served up with a lot of laughs JIM WINDLE



It seems almost like boom time for American Indian actors these days, and it couldn’t happen at a better time. The yearlong battle against the COVID-19 virus has taken a big bite out of a lot of major movies on the slate for film producers. It may be just a coincidence but one of the positive things to come out of the restricted travel

Rutherford Falls stars many Indigenous writers and actors and will keep you laughing and maybe even learning a little about rez FILE life.

and personal contact measures just may be the new category of the mini-series. That has called for smaller casts and crew, but a lot of dependence

on post-production and computer generation.   More to the point, there are many more Indigenous actors finding work these days in many new

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and upcoming educational mini-series’ examining the real, unvarnished bloody path through American and Canadian history, from a Native People’s perspective. TV watching has become the most important pass-time for those under the COVID restrictions, and at the same time, much more accurate historical documentaries and drama’s are being watched by mainstream America and Canada. But there is also a lot of opportunities for Ameri-

can Indian actors, writers and producers launching comedies that can use typical Native comedic irony to teach and preserve the culture and humour, in today’s world situations. We have already written about the power of the historical mini-series, Exterminate All the Brutes, and the hit comedy, Resident Alien. To that, we add another comedy that draws upon the Indigenous humour of Native writers and the creative input of Native actors, directors, producers and behind the camera technicians.  The new comedy series, Rutherford Falls, showcases many such talented artists including stand-up comedian, Jana Schmieding, who plays an urban raised and educated young career woman wrestling between a lucrative career in local politics and her growing awareness of her Nativeness. According to the advance media release on the series: The series centres on two friends: Nathan Rutherford, played by Helms, is trying to protect an inconveniently-located statue of the town's founding father, "Big Larry" Rutherford. His childhood friend Reagan Wells, played by Jana Schmieding, struggles to keep a cultural centre dedicated to the area's indigenous people afloat.” "I feel like Native people in the media, especially, always get these calls from people who are like, 'we're shooting this film in an hour and there is a Native American in it, can

you read it and tell me it's OK?’,” says writer/ producer Sierra Teller Ornelas. “You never get a call from two incredibly funny kind people who are like, 'Hey, we have half an idea — do you want to come and create something with us?'" Ornelas has also written for Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Selfie and Happy Endings. She's is now, co-creator of the new comedy series Rutherford Falls, along with Mike Schur and Ed Helms. In addition to her career as an accomplished television writer, writer and producer Sierra Teller Ornelas is a sixth-generation Navajo weaver. The series also features veteran Indigenous actor, Michael Greyeyes, (Nêhiyaw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan) who plays the C.E.O. of the Minishonka’s casino, who envisions big things for both the town of Rutherford Falls, and the success of their Nation. When an old document is produced which shows a joint agreement between old Mr. Rutherford and the  Greyeyes’ Native Nation, he uses it as a tool to help enrich his Nation. It really is funny, in a Native sort of way, which is not that dissimilar to typical Canadian humour at large, so everyone can get in on the laughs, but packed into the humour is a great deal of real history making it a fun show that will teach something the viewer maybe didn’t know. In that, Rutherford Falls excels. 

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NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #2 Downtown Streetscaping Class Environmental Assessment

The Study


The City of Brantford has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for streetscaping the Downtown to improve walkability, accessibility, and underground infrastructure to allow for development, enhance the infrastructure for all transportation modes, and increase pedestrian capacity. The goal of the streetscaping improvements is to create a Downtown that is attractive, vibrant and safe for users and provides the infrastructure needed to accommodate expected growth.

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Virtual Live PIC. First question and comment period will be open for two weeks

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The Process

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Consolidated list of questions and answers will be posted on project webpage

The EA is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “C” projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. This study will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions to the problem, evaluate alternative design concepts for the solution, and recommend a preferred design concept after assessing potential environmental impacts and identifying mitigation measures associated with the preferred design.

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Virtual Public Information Centre Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is hosting the Public Information Centre (PIC) virtually. The virtual PIC will present alternative solutions that will be evaluated based on the technical studies that have been completed to date. A live question and answer period will follow the presentation, and we welcome interested parties to register.

Map 1 – Full study area

All content and instructions on how to submit questions or comments and how to register to attend the virtual PIC will be available at LetsTalkBrantford.ca/Downtown.

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May 5th, 2021


Ontario schools will offer online learning option until 2022 By TRT Staff TORONTO — Students in Ontario can opt to take all their classes online when the new school year begins in September, but the province's education minister could not say Tuesday if a return to physical classrooms to finish the current academic year will be possible. Stephen Lecce said the announcement will help parents and students prepare for the 20212022 school year, and give boards time to plan for all contingencies. As for the current school year, Lecce would only say that the advice of the province's top doctor on classroom closures has not changed. ``The chief medical officer of health continues to analyze the data and providing advice to government,'' he said. ``The premier's commitment is to not take a risk with your child, is to not compound the problem.'' Ontario closed its

schools to in-person learning indefinitely in midApril as COVID-19 cases began to surge amid the third wave of the pandemic. Students are learning online as the province remains under a stay-athome order. While the province's vaccine rollout has begun to ramp up in recent weeks, and case rates appear to be slowly decreasing, the province said the online option will be available for the entire 2021-2022 school year for those who want it. Lecce acknowledged that some parents may have concerns about sending a child back for in-person class this fall. ``That is a personal choice, and I don't think government is best positioned to make it for parents,'' he said. ``What was important is that we provided that choice for this upcoming school year, and we provided more time to parents to make that choice.'' The government said it

will also keep measures like cohorting in place as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Ontario said in total it will increase funding to school boards by $561 million next year to help address continued pandemic-related costs. The province will spend a total of $25.6 billion on the education system in 2021-2022 — an increase of 2.2 per cent over the previous year. School boards will be allowed to access their reserves, as they did last year, to help address pandemic costs. The province will also extend $1.6 billion in COVID-19 supports to boards, including millions to upgrade ventilation, support learning recovery, and allow for flexible staffing. The government said it will also continue funding for the purchase of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing and replacement of devices.



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Six Nations Curt Styres named to TLL Leadership Circle


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The Tewaaraton Lacrosse League (TLL) announced that Styres joined as a member of the Leadership Circle of Excellence. The Leadership Circle of Excellence is set to bring together a high-calibre group of individuals who each bring their own unique talents, special skills, experiences, and expertise that, when combined, offer unparalleled insights to help support the ultimate success of the league. The mandate of the Leadership Circle is to provide advice, insight, and ambassadorship. “On behalf of the TLL it is a pleasure to welcome Curt to our Leadership Circle of Excellence” said founding member Lewis Staats. “He has a passion for lacrosse that is steeped in the traditions of the game which I believe has helped him achieve ultimate success as an owner and GM of teams that have won both the NLL and MLL championships under his stewardship. We look forward to Curt providing his insights and ideas to our ownership groups as well as providing leadership advice on the continued success of the league.” Styres joins Garrett Ball, Claudia Jimerson, Ted Nolan, and Rob Francis as part of this crucial component to the TLL. “Styres brings a number of things to the TLL table, whether it be his wisdom, vision, ownership experience, or business savvy. He is currently the owner and general manager of the National


A swirl of emotions reached players on the Canadian women’s hockey team as they packed their bags in Halifax and headed home before their respective tournament proceedings. All systems appeared go for the women’s world championship May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, Nove Scotia, until premier Iain Rankin pulled the plug over concerns about COVID-19. Nine other teams would have arrived to join Canada in a 14-day quarantine before the tournament. Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer Robert Strang had given his approval for the tournament a day earlier, which sharpened the sting for the Canadian women. In a span of two days, they’d gone from anticipating the announcement of the finalized roster to grabbing luggage and going home. The 2021 women’s world hockey championship is hoped to now be held from Aug. 20-31 at a site in Canada that has yet to be determined, the IIHF announced Friday. “The players, the teams, Hockey Canada, and the IIHF have been placed in a difficult position due to the sudden cancellation. But this is not an excuse to operate this tournament as a half-measure,” IIHF President René Fasel said in a statement announcing the new dates. “We needed a range of dates that can work for the teams and also would allow

The women's world championship hockey tournament was postponed until August which was very devastating news for the playFILE ers.

for comprehensive broadcast coverage as well as a chance for spectators to be able to attend the games.” The announcement of new dates comes after the tournament was cancelled for a second consecutive year on short notice. Players around the world took to social media and other platforms to protest the cancellation. Although Brigette Lacquette has shared commentary on the topic, Jamie Lee Rattray, Metis, was forward with her thoughts: “After being home for a couple days and processing the news that came Wednesday afternoon, I still sit here feeling a little bit numb. Over the last two year women’s hockey has had to be flexible, we’ve had to continuously be resilient through leagues folding, World Championships cancelled and very little competition. Even still, everyone in this community has gotten up every single day and continued to try and push this sport forward.

Fourteen months ago when the World Championship was cancelled, every athlete involved started working for the next opportunity to compete. At the time, no one knew when that might be, but we still got up everyday and went to work. We worked out in garages, living rooms, backyards. We found a way. We practiced alone. Small groups. No games for 14 months. Still, we found a way. So why can’t someone find a way for us?” Her sentiment echoed many in the sphere, as she finished her statement reminding of the resiliency of the sport and the women that play it. The IIHF announced that it had no Plan B in place due to the costs and logistics required to pull off a tournament shortly after the cancellation — including securing hotel rooms and ice time. There is still work to be done securing a new venue for the event, with Edmonton and Ottawa among the cities rumoured to be interested in hosting.


Lacrosse League’s Halifax Thunderbirds, as well as co-owner of Gait Lacrosse alongside his business partner Paul Gait,” reads the TLL website. Before landing and building a lacrosse base in Halifax thanks to a deal that moved his franchise to the east coast of Canada, Styres was the vision and leader behind the Rochester Knighthawks successes from 2008 to 2018. In 2008, Styres took over ownership of the Knighthawks and American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans, where he overhauled both franchises to success. The Knighthawks became the cream of the NLL crop, winning three-straight Champions Cup titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Before the magical run, Styres was already turning heads, earning league-wide accolades. In 2011 he earned the NLL General Manager of the Year & Executive of the Year and was once again named General Manager of the Year in 2018. In 2009, he added Major League Lacrosse’s Toronto Nationals to his ever-growing portfolio. That investment paid off instantly, as the Nationals won the MLL championship in its first year of existence. Styres took sole ownership of the team in 2010, moved the team to Hamilton, and had them back in the MLL championship game again in 2011. In 2004, Styres built the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA), a 3,000-seat arena on Six Nations, to


give local kids a place to improve their skills. Having the ability to play lacrosse year-round has led to Six Nations having one of the strongest youth lacrosse programs across Canada. He also renovated a portion of the space in the arena to accommodate the Mohawk immersion school at Six Nations when their former school building was condemned. The school provides classrooms for kindergarten through Grade 12, in an effort to preserve the culture and language at Six Nations. Just as the ILA was completing its construction, he partnered with the Six Nations Arrows Lacrosse Association, who operate the Six Nations Arrows. With Styres’ assistance, the Arrows Express became four-time Ontario champions and won the Minto Cup, the Canadian National junior A lacrosse title, in 2007. Styres and his brother Glenn built Ohsweken Speedway, a 3/8-mile dirt track that they turned into the fastest growing speedway in Canada. Since then, Ohsweken Speedway has hosted a World of Outlaws racing event. The event began in 2007, and represented the first time the World of Outlaws had brought their show to Canada in over 25 years, attracting some of the biggest names in auto racing to Ohsweken Speedway, including NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart. The TLL is a major junior lacrosse league set to debut in 2021.


May 5th, 2021

Suspended then Reinstated: Syracuse attackman Chase Scanlan By TRT Staff SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Chase Scanlan, an alumni of various Six Nations lacrosse franchises, was served an indefinite suspension from Syracuse University’s Mens Field Lacrosse Team as a result of what Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety labeled “a domestic incident a day before he was suspended by the team, according to law enforcement sources and people familiar with the case.” But Scanlan was reinstated to the program last Monday, according to a Syracuse Athletics spokesperson. Syracuse lacrosse players, teammates, were prepared to walk out of practice if Scanlan had arrived to participate, according to various sources. Although Scanlan was not charged with a crime by DPS, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick informed Syracuse.com that his office and City of Syracuse Police had joined the investiga-

Chase Scanlan was suspended but then reinstated to the Syracuse Mens Field Lacrosse FILE Team.

tion, and will be meeting with the an unnamed woman involved. The call involving Scanlan was “characterized in Syracuse University Department of Public Safety crime logs as a domestic incident that took place at 11:34 p.m. ET, April 17 on SU’s South Campus”. That was the night of SU’s 21-9 loss to North Carolina. Scanlan was previously suspended indefinitely from the lacrosse program, according to a report from Inside Lacrosse, as a result of the incident after the

Orange's 21-9 loss against North Carolina. Men’s lacrosse coach John Desko lifted the suspension on Monday and said it had been instituted for “violating team rules and expectations.” Syracuse.com reported that Scanlan has denied any wrongdoing through his high school coach. Scanlan leads Syracuse with 24 goals on the season despite missing the last game. He is third on the team in points with 33. He is also fourth on the team in shooting percentage, second in shots on goal percentage among players who have attempted more than one shot, and fourth in ground balls. Syracuse is currently 6-4 after a 13-11 win over Virginia this past Saturday. There are two games remaining on the season after the Orange added a game against Robert Morris on May 7th. The Orange lost 18-11 to the Irish in the Dome earlier this season. Orange lost to Notre Dame on Saturday 22-8.


STEM mentorship to high school STAFF REPORT



The head of an agency that gives technical advice to First Nations throughout Ontario hopes a new mentorship program will open young Indigenous people's eyes to their own potential. Melanie Debassige, executive director of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, said many First Nations youth are unaware of the career opportunities in the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The non-profit corporation hopes to have 30 Indigenous high school students enrol in the mentorship program this summer. ``It goes hand-in-hand with our vision to create technical self-reliance in First Nations communities, but also it's part of our mandate to create the technical leaders of tomorrow,'' said Debassige, a member of the Anishinabek Nation. ``Our communities right now, they need water

operators, they need engineers.'' Debassige said that working in the trades would also be financially beneficial for Indigenous youth, with many tradespeople such as millwrights, electricians, and plumbers making close to six-figure salaries. ``This is going to affect the economy in First Nations, and so then you're going to see money not going out, but money being spent within the community,'' said Debassige. ``So the dollar, if it gets flipped over one, two, three times, that's going to help the First Nations' economy. So I look at this more from a community development perspective.'' For now, students and their mentors will meet online, with in-person interactions including hands-on learning planned for this autumn, when COVID-19 restrictions will hopefully be eased. Janet Galant, an infrastructure specialist with the corporation, consults with First Nations across Ontario on project management. When she learned

the agency was going to offer mentorships to Indigenous high school students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, she jumped at the chance to help. ``I think it's important to show the students that there's all these opportunities working in the communities or even outside of it, specifically in STEM,'' said Galant, a member of Saugeen First Nation who grew up in London, Ont. ``We need more Indigenous youths to move in this direction.'' Galant, who studied architectural technology, said that throughout her career, she's been in formal and informal mentorship relationships and it's always helped her professional development. ``I learned to appreciate what you can learn from other people, whether it's in the capacity of the work you're doing or life skills,'' said Galant. The mentorship program will be open to Indigenous people in grades 7-12, either on reserves or in urban centres.

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May 26 5th, 2021


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Congratulations To ALL the Winners of the Black Angus Beef Draw


The Six Nations Farmers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the, Black Angus Beef Draw, held on Friday April 30, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m., live on air at the CKRZ Radio Station. The Draw was done by phone from the SNFA’s Office, located at Blue # 2887 4th Line Road. The WINNERS are as follows: • Connie McGregor (Top Left Corner) • Less Sky (Top Right Corner) • Barry Miller(Bottom Left Corner) • Adam Sky(Bottom Right Corner) Thanks to Frank Montour, pictured beside the happy winners; the farmer who raised the beef for this noteworthy occasion. The winners received an estimated 180 lbs of beef for their 1/4 winnings. Thank you to: CKRZ 100.3 FM (Al Sault) for allowing our draw to take place on-air, Anna Powless and Marshall Lank who drew the winning tickets, to ALL the ticket sellers and most importantly, to all the individuals who supported this initiative, making this draw a success !

Thank You Nia:wen kowa to all who signed virtually the Six Nations Peoples Water Petition. There were 70 signatories, including support from water security allies. The names of signatories were shared with the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council & the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (via HDI). Much appreciation to Wellington Water Watchers for their generous support of this community campaign (See video: search engine entry, “Why we must say no to Nestlé, Wellington Water Watchers”.) Skennen – Grand River Water Security Coalition, E-mail: grwsc@outlook.com; Text: (519) 750-3987.


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Fishing Derby Fundraiser on the Grand River

Mudcat Milling & Forestry Services is a local forestry company owned and operated in Six Nations. As avid outdoorsmen we are always looking for a way to help preserve our fishing and hunting territory for future generations. We came across this program put on by Kayanase called the Kayanase Youth Connect for Species at Risk. Kayanase Youth Connect For Species At Risk, is an Aboriginal funded program that works to protect and recover wildlife and other species at risk. Currently, they are working to restore and protect the wildlife and water banks along the Grand River that is of immediate concern. They will be planting and installing live stakes (willow and dogwood shrubs, for example) to help to reduce some of the impacts of flooding, erosion on the shoreline, as well as improving the habitat. Kayanase Youth Connect for Species At Risk, along with Mudcat Milling & Forestry Services, will be hosting a summer-long (catch and release) fishing derby, to bring awareness to this initiative, and bring in any volunteers who are interested in helping to restore our water, enrich the river, increase the health of our fish, and create a stronger access to traditional medicine. This event is not just for our community, but those in our surrounding communities as well. The Kayanase Youth Connect Fishing Derby begins on Victoria Day week-

end, May22nd at 6:00am, and ends on Labour Day weekend, September 6th at 12:00pm. To Register, please go to Grand Passage Outlet at 1935 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken. Cost to enter is $20.00 per person which covers your first fish to be submitted. Any fish entered beyond that will be an additional $10.00 and can be submitted via email. Every fish entered will be 1 ballet towards our GRAND PRIZE! Our grand prize will be a 2-person, full day chartered fishing trip on Lake Erie with Bassmaster Canadian Pro, Joe Ford. More prizes to be announced on our Facebook Event page “Kayanase Youth Connect- Fishing Derby”. We would like to thank our sponsors, Grand Passage Outlet, Joe Ford Fishing, and the Two Row Times! Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer, please email mudcatmilling@gmail.com or visit our Event page on Facebook- “Kayanase Youth Connect- Fishing Derby”. If you are interested in the Kayanase Youth Connect for Species at Risk, please email info@ kayanase.ca All money raised will go towards the Kayanase Youth Connect for Species at Risk. So dust off those rods and bring the kids, registration opens may 15th! Join our event on Facebook for more information along with the derby rules and regulations.

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After a courageous fight with uterine cancer and COVID-19, our matriarch, Aileen “Kanennakene” Joseph, in her 80th year (Oct 5, 1941 - April 29, 2021) started her journey back home to the sky world. Devoted wife of 60 years to James Joseph. Beloved mother of Sheri, Mike, Gary (Tammy) and Sheena. Special Grandma to Gavin James, Alexa Aileen, Brayden, Brody, Whitney, Graycee, Jordi, Shane (Katie) and Amanda. Great Grandma to 9 great grandchildren. Sister of Carl Farmer and Pauline Donovan. She will be dearly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as all of her MMIWG family. Predeceased by parents, Norman and Annie (Laforce) Farmer; children, Jimmy, Shelley and Ivan “Jiminy”; sisters, Nancy Burning, Patricia, Gloria and son-in-law Roger “Buck” Henhawk.

Since 2004, Aileen became a fierce advocate for her late daughter, Shelley, who is one of the thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She first became involved in the Sisters in Spirit initiative at the Native Women’s Association of Canada when former President and adopted daughter, Beverley Jacobs, invited her to Ottawa. She initiated the many walks, rallies and vigils at her home community at Six Nations. Aileen connected with so many family members who called her “a second mom” of MMIWG across Turtle Island. Aileen’s strength, love, compassion, and kindness will always be honoured and remembered. She leaves us with her wise words: “Strong walls may shake, but they don’t fall down. And always remember LOVE STARTS WITH US”! A private family service will take place at Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., Hagersville on Tuesday May 4, 2021 with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juravinski Cancer Centre, Miles To Go Cancer Support and Ganohkwasra. www.rhbanderson.com

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Answers for May 5th, 2021 Crossword Puzzle


LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 It is time to get on the same page as others close to you, Leo. This could involve making some minor adjustments to your way of thinking, but it will be well worth it.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Important lessons on balance are learned this week, Virgo. They involve how much of yourself you are sharing with others. You may need to slightly scale back the helping hand. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, if you feel like you’re not getting the attention you deserve at work, you may need to plead your case to a new audience. See if you can move up the chain of command. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Your mind and energy levels are on an even keel this week, Scorpio. You have the perfect combination to get big projects done. Tackle as much as you can. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, it is alright to be a bit more selfish than usual for the next few days. You probably have tasks that have been put off for some time. Now is the time to get them done.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Your desire to get things done is only hindered by the free time you have. This might be an opportunity to take a personal day and catch up on your home life, Capricorn.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Give yourself some self-healing time, Aquarius. You have been juggling a lot of different things lately, which may have crowded your mind. Sort it all out.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Leave worries at your doorstep, Pisces. This is a week when the sun is always shining and everything seems to fall in place.

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May 5th, 2021

Update as of:

Six Nations COVID-19 Update

5/4/21 13:20 Total Cases

Six Nations COVID-19 Response Level: Black

% of Active Cases Screened positive Active Cases for a VOC



Variants of Concern Update

Previously diagnosed COVID-19 case specimens that have under-gone further testing to determine if that person is infected with a variant of concern

# screened positive for a VOC (lineage not yet determined)

Lineage B.1.1.7 (UK)



Total Resolved

Total Deaths

513 474 11

Currently Hospitalized

Total self-isolation

New positive case




Vaccination Update as of 2021-04-28

This does not include individuals who have been vaccinated off-reserve. Number booked in for future clinics have scheduled an appointment through the call centre but have not yet received their vaccination.

# partially vaccinated (received 1 dose)

# fully vaccinated (received 2 doses)

% of On-reserve SN Band Members partially vaccinated




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