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BRANTFORD — Brantford-Brant will be represented by Larry Brock and the Conservatives after his election win on Monday night. Brock took the riding with 25,466 votes. Alison Macdonald came in second with 17,912 votes. The NDP candidate Adrienne Roberts was in third place with 12,481 votes and Cole Squire for the People’s Party of Canada was fourth with 5418 votes. The PPC party saw the biggest increase in participation with a 400% increase in votes compared to the 2019 federal election when the candidate was Dave Wrobel. The riding also saw Green Party candidate Karleigh Csordas with 1711 votes and two independent candidates taking just over 100 votes each. This election saw 63,283 voters come out to the polls out of 107,939 electors. LARRY BROCK FACEBOOK
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Cocaine for sale with children in home By TRT Staff OHSWEKEN — A 34 year old woman from Ohsweken is facing drug trafficking charges after police executed a drug search warrant at a Fourth Line home. On September 17, Six Nations Police say they discovered cocaine ready for sale, digital scales, drug packaging, currency and cellphones at the residence. Meanwhile, three children were located at the property along with an adult female during the
search. Ogwadeni:deo, Six Nations child protective service, was called in to assist and the children were taken by a family member. Police say two stolen ATV’s and a Hurst Jaws of Life that had been reported stolen by Six Nations Fire Department in 2018 were recovered. The woman is being held pending a formal bail hearing. She is facing drug trafficking charges, possession of stolen property and failing to comply with an undertaking.
Syphilis cases rising STAFF REPORT
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BRANTFORD — The Brant County Health Unit says they are seeing a steep spike in infectious syphilis cases this year. In a statement, health officials confirmed the number of cases in 2021, so far 15, has nearly tripled last years case count of 6 — and say the sexually transmitted disease is on the rise across the country in both men and women. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex and can also be passed from infected mother to infant during pregnancy or birth. Early symptoms can include genital sores, rash and headache. Syphilis is diagnosed through a sim-
ple blood test and is easily treated with penicillin or other antibiotics. If left untreated, syphilis can eventually affect the brain and nervous system. “Condoms provide very effective protection against sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, if used properly and consistently during sexual activity,” says the BCHU. “People infected with syphilis or other STIs may not have any symptoms or may attribute their symptoms to another medical condition. For this reason, regular STI screening is also an important part of stopping the spread of syphilis and other STIs. If you test positive, it is important for sexual partners to be notified to get tested and treated to prevent further spread of this disease. BCHU offers anonymous partner notification.”
Family dispute leads to impaired driving charge STAFF REPORT
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OHSWEKEN — A man who was involved in a family dispute and is believed to have crashed his care while driving intoxicated is now being investigated by police. On Wednesday, September 15, Six Nations Police say they responded to a grey car flipped over into the ditch on Fourth Line, connected to an earlier family dispute that officers were called to assist.
The vehicle hit a hydro pole and bystanders told police there was a male trapped inside the car. Officers confirmed it was the same person from the earlier family dispute who was driving and say that he had no obvious injuries. Emergency responders were called to remove the man from the car and attend to non-life threatening injuries he sustained in the crash. Police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information that can assist to contact them.
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Impaired driver had three children in car STAFF REPORT
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SIX NATIONS — A female has been charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving and abandoning a child after police say she was found driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle. On September 15, police responded to a call informing them of an impaired driver in a blue Chevrolet SUV that was travelling to a Seneca Road address. When police arrived at the Seneca Road address
they found a vehicle matching that description drive backwards onto the lawn, nearly hitting a tree. Police say the driver had slurred speech and glassy eyes, and they saw three children in the back of her vehicle. Officers demanded the driver exit the vehicle but she refused and attempted to drive away, almost hitting an officer with the vehicle. Officers were able to stop the car and arrested the female for dangerous driving. She was taken into police custody and released with a court appearance scheduled for a later date.
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Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Chief Mark Hill says he’s disappointed in the Ontario government choosing not to make the first Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30 a statutory holiday. In an open letter issued Thursday afternoon to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Chief Hill said the day should be a statutory holiday for all Ontarians to show a commitment toward truth and reconciliation. “Six Nations of the Grand River is most disappointed that the Government of Ontario has decided not to observe National Truth and Reconciliation Day by marking Sept. 30 as a statutory holiday,” he said. “While you and many other provincial officials have expressed your commitment to
strengthening relationships with First Nations communities, this upcoming (federal) holiday is an important symbol indicating a commitment to practical action.” This past spring, the federal government passed legislation to make Sept. 30 an official federal holiday, including time off for federal employees, and named it Truth and Reconciliation Day to honour the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people. The holiday was created after the horrific discovery of previously hidden children’s remains buried on numerous former residential school grounds across the country this past summer. “This year has been difficult on everyone, but particularly so for the Indigenous communities whose old wounds were
reopened upon the discovery of their lost children’s remains,” Hill said in the letter. “Canada’s history has been marred by the dark legacy of governmental theft of children. Forcefully removing children from their parents and communities to assimilate them to the government’s culture and values was, and remains, an abominable crime. It is not enough that leaders give a few remarks on occasion, only to let pass more formal opportunities to officially acknowledge where we’ve come from and where we need to go.” The holiday acknowledges the history of the residential school system and honours survivors and victims of the church and government-led institutions, which Hill called a “positive response on the part of federal au-
thorities to Call to Action number 80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” The national TRC took place from 2008 to 2015, which delved into the horrifying abuse that occurred at residential schools and the lasting legacy they left on Indigenous people and communities. From the commission, 94 Calls to Action were issued in a report aimed at addressing the harms and impacts of residential schools with concrete steps to improve settler-Indigenous relations. “Now it is time for Ontario to join British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and to lead other provinces, in full, official commemoration of this day,” said Chief Hill.
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Six Nations Hospice reveals name and timeline to community JACE KOBLUN
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The Six Nations of the Grand River Hospice is expected to be up and running by summer 2023, according to the team of nurses spearheading this community-driven initiative. “The announcement was part of Community Awareness Week. We wanted to share where our team was at with progress on the hospice and give the community another opportunity to provide input, “ said Lori Montour, Six Nations Long Term Care, Home and Community Care manager. “We handed out a questionnaire at the event, shared some designs of the future hospice, and shared where community members can send donations.” The name of the hospice will be “She Carries the Truth” and was made possible by a donation from Glenn Styres to honour his mother Vera Styres. Hospice care is for people who are nearing the end of life. The services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person who is terminally ill by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. To help
families, hospice care also provides counselling, respite care and practical support. Unlike other medical care, the focus of hospice care isn't to cure the underlying disease. The goal is to support the highest quality of life possible for whatever time remains. “It’s a homelike setting for people to come to at end of life and be cared for by trained staff. It creates a space for their end of life to be a good experience,” said Montour. Home and Community Care Nurse Verna Fruch said she and Montour have been on this road for the last 10 years. And Palliative Care Case Manager Caroline Taylor-Hill is on the team now too. "Palliative care is a specialty and at Six Nations we’ve had a palliative care program since 2003. We were fortunate to be involved with a research project through Lakehead University which was about improving end of life care on First Nation communities,” said Fruch. “We were one of four communities selected so we worked through that from 2010 to 2015 and we developed a lot of resources. Through that, we were able to set up a palliative care outreach team and we were mentored by a hospice in Brantford.” Fruch said the team and her developed a traditional bereavement series
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from that research. “Staff were educated and we had all our personal support workers trained in fundamentals of hospice palliative care,” she said. “We felt like all the stars were aligned and we were able to develop roles for palliative care managers like Caroline. Our long-term goal has always been a hospice.” Fruch said that besides looking after a patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs, they aim to provide comfort too.
“We want to provide comfort for a patient. Walk with them on their journey through to end of life. And now we will have a hospice for them to stay at,” she said. The proposed hospice will be the first First Nations hospice in Canada. The team says it is very important for First Nations people to be able to celebrate end of life how they would at home. “A lot of people pass in hospitals and usually only one or two visitors are
allowed. Even at surrounding hospices, there is limited room. Here we have large families and we all gather at end of life. It’s like a birth—everyone celebrates. Everyone wants to be there. That’s what can happen here,” said Montour. “We want to incorporate our customs, culture, and traditions. To allow space for families to be near. Those are things that are missing right now; our medicines and our caregivers. We want to be able to provide the care
ourselves.” Glenn Styres’ donation made it possible to move forward with plans for building the hospice, but there is still a lot of fundraising need for everything else involved. “As of this year we have both federal and provincial funding, but it’s very minimal and the equipment we need is very expensive,” said Montour. “We need to do a lot of fundraising between now and when the hospice opens. We gratefully accept any donations towards the needs of the hospice. The Six Nations Health Foundation is an established charity and is willing to accept donations on behalf of the hospice.” Anybody interested in donating to the hospice can send their donations to the Six Nations Health Foundation at 1745 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, Ont., N0A 1M0. “This is a community-driven project, not something that the three of us came up with,” said Montour. “It came from strategic planning, focus groups, research and the community telling us what they want. We’re doing our best trying to follow the framework and make sure everything that needs to get done gets done. We want to have something we can pass on to future generations here.”
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COVID case counts continue to rise STAFF REPORT
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OHSWEKEN — Another person on the Territory has died from COVID-19. The latest loss of life was reported on Tuesday. This brings the total to 13 community members who have died since the beginning of the pandemic. Currently there are 36 active cases with 24 diagnosed in the last week. There are now 218 people
in self-isolation. Five people are in hospital. In the last week, six out of the 24 confirmed cases added were in people who are fully vaccinated. Ohsweken Public Health says they will no longer be reporting the percentage of active cases positive for the Delta variant in the daily statistic updates as the variant is the most prominent strain in Ontario and those tests are causing lab delays in confirming cases.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on TV By TRT Staff
TORONTO — A primetime special in honour of residential school survivors will air on APTN and CBC/Radio-Canada on the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. Producers say the onehour, commercial-free
``National Day for Truth and Reconciliation'' broadcast will feature the stories and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples affected by the tragedies of the residential school system in Canada. The special will also include musical tributes and ceremonies in Indigenous communities.
Indigenous voters obstructed on Six Nations, federal election poll moved to Oakland STAFF REPORT
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SIX NATIONS — A polling station for Monday’s federal election for Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit residents was moved to Oakland on Monday after a group of individuals obstructed people from voting and insisted the federal polling station leave Six Nations. The group, who said they were supporters of the hereditary chiefs and were there to execute a call put out by some hereditary chiefs and clan mothers to remove the polling station. In an undated, unsigned letter that found its way across social media over the weekend, unnamed “chiefs and clan mothers” wrote that polling stations on the reserve was a violation of treaty rights and the nations human rights to exist as distinct peoples and are discouraging all Haudenosaunee people from participating in the vote.
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The statement said that Haudenosaunee people were who participate in the vote are jeopardizing their Haudenosaunee identity — and that abstaining from participating in the election allows people to “remain in our circle where all our laws, rights, ceremonies, language and identity still lie.” The letter does not reference which chiefs or clan mothers are making those statements. The letter came just a few days after advanced polls were open on the territory for Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation residents with no obstruction or demands to leave — and after the Six Nations elected leadership held a virtual event on social media for the candidates to speak directly to the community about their platforms. That event had significant community engagement with over 2300 people watching. Two of the four candidates, Cole Squire (PPC) and Alison MacDonald (Liberal), are Haudenosaunee from Six Nations.
Both candidates have stated that their Haudenosaunee identity is a driving factor in their decision to run and want to represent the community’s priorities if they are elected to represent the riding. The statement from some of the hereditary leaders did not mention either candidate. MacDonald wrote on social media about the voters at Six Nations - MCFN being discouraged by the Six Nations hereditary chiefs and their supporters by saying, “I respect anyone’s choice to abstain or spoil a ballot but please remember we need to respect those who want to vote with the same conviction.” Squire wrote, “Very disturbing seeing voter suppression on the Six Nations reserve. No more of this mob nonsense! If you don’t want to vote STAY HOME!” Six Nations Elected Chief Mark Hill posted to social media saying, “We all deserve to exercise peacefully what we believe in. I voted as one way to exercise my voice in this
country and I am still a proud Haudenosaunee/ Mohawk person from Six Nations of the Grand River.” The other two candidates in Monday’s election for the Brantford-Brant riding, Larry Brock (Conservative) and Adrienne Roberts (NDP) both have professional experience having worked with Six Nations. Brock was assistant Crown Attorney for the region and Roberts worked in education. Both have included specific initiatives in their platform for addressing socio-economic needs on the territory with Brock focusing on economic opportunities and Roberts drawing attention to needed investments in Six Nations education. Brock was the eventual winner in Monday’s federal election with 25,466 votes. MacDonald came in second with 17,912 votes. NDP Adrienne Roberts placed third in the race with 12,481 votes and Cole Squire placed fourth with 5,418 votes.
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Nothing but the audacity This week hereditary leaders put out a statement ahead of the federal election, discouraging Haudenosaunee people from voting, tying it to ‘staying inside the circle’. As a result of that statement, a group of individuals obstructed voters from casting their ballots at the Six Nations/Mississaugas of the Credit polling station located at the Gathering Place on the Grand. It is baffling that hereditary leaders would want to discourage people from voting. But it is insidious and abusive to read hereditary leaders making soft suggestion that voting in a federal or provincial election would make a person not Haudenosaunee anymore. This is precisely why hereditary leadership is problematic for Six Nations. Do the hereditary leaders of Six Nations still have the moral authority to act as leaders when they are provoking such a narrative among the people? What kind of leadership tries to fuel support by scaring people with the threat of unbelonging? Hereditary leaders, that you can’t vote out. Perhaps the concept of all people having an undisputed, equal voice on matters of importance
to the nation makes them nervous? Belonging is one of the core tenets of a persons mental health, perhaps even more so among indigenous people because of the cultural poverty and insecurity we all carry from colonization, residential school, 60s Scoop, etc. None of those things are our fault, but they hurt. And we all carry those wounds everywhere we go. It hurts that we don’t have access to our languages in our families. The loss of Indigenous Knowledge is like a grief that all indigenous people bear day in and day out. Hereditary leaders first acting as gatekeepers to Indigenous Knowledge and then suggesting that a person doesn’t belong or is no longer a Haudenosaunee is victim blaming and only serves to hurt the people. You don't loose Haudenosaunee value if you vote. That is religious, dogmatic and bigoted. It is a manufactured risk. Something that triggers on the cultural insecurity we all struggle with as intergenerational survivors. You don't become less Haudenosaunee from voting in the same way that you don't become less Haudenosaunee when you file income tax and
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get Child Tax benefits. It's a system of circumstance we deal with because of colonization. Hereditary leaders putting out messaging that abstaining from voting somehow secures your inclusion in the culture gives abstainers permission to glean a sense of superiority over others in the community. Hence — the group of people obstructing others from voting on Monday. At the same time, hereditary leaders saying that participating in the vote is a way for Haudenosaunee people to ‘remove themselves’ is a lie. It is gaslighting the people to first say — “if you vote you don’t belong” — and then to create a cloud of smoke and mirrors by putting the onus of a person’s exclusion on the shoulders of the people as if to say, ‘it’s not us saying you don’t belong, it’s you unbelonging yourself’. This kind of psychological warfare against the people is shameful. It builds a caste system of belong/not belong. Two tiers of Haudenosaunee. That is wrong because it hurts peoples hearts, mental health and spirits while simultaneously granting permission for those who abstain from voting to self-righteousness.
On Monday, September 20, 2021, a federal election was held across the country. Polling stations were set up in villages, towns, cities and municipalities — and Indian reserves too — as we the people set about voting for the federal candidate of our choosing. Voting for and electing a new Prime Minister and others has been an individual's right ever since democracy itself came onto the political scene a few hundred years before the present time. This Right to vote is a sacred right and not just something someone made up along the way. There was a time in the not so recent past when native North American people were not allowed to play a part in the quadra-annual rite of electing a new government. Today in the third decade of the 21st century, any adult native north American can and should be allowed to take part in any election process that concerns the Indigenous person and his or her everyday life. On September 20, 2021 when the people of the Six Nations of the Grand River showed up to vote at a polling station set up within the Gathering Place, an unknown num-
ber of seemingly politically illiterate malcontents, informed voters that they, Six Nations residents, could not take part in the sacred rite of voting in the Canadian general election. This unfortunate and dastardly deed of denying native people their inherent right of self expression regarding the right to vote, drew the local tribal constabulary into the fray which seemed to infuriate the group of Iroquois Confederacy Chiefs Council supporters. Their claim was unsubstantiated. The group then entered the polling station and ordered the Election personnel off the territory. A short time later the tribal constabulary gave aid to the group of malcontents and escorted the people and the polling station from that part of the Six Nations territory. Somehow — calmer heads prevailed and the polling station and all the personnel were moved to another part of the Territory where any Six Nation member could go and vote unmolested by the born again Indian agents. Note: soon after the installation of the infamous Indian Act in the late 1800's the Indian Agent in charge of any reserve was granted the freedom to
decide who must do what, when he or she was told. This was the attitude of the Chiefs Council supporters as they had decided that Six Nations people were not going to get a chance to vote against the Liberal Party of Dustin Trudeau and his band of loyalists. Whenever situations like this occur here in the Mohawk Territory of the Grand River, the bad blood which exists between the Chiefs council supporters and the supporters of the Six Nations elected council comes to the forefront and deepens the rift between the two fields of thought here on the Big 6. In addition to widening the gulf between the two factions, there is another odd thing that does not occur; the Iroquois Confederacy Chiefs never say anything pro or con about the issue at hand. This leaves those of us who must deal with these situations wondering whether or not people such as those at the voting place incident really have consent from the chiefs; or were the male and female leaders simply seeking some level of personal illusions of grandeur by saying what they said.
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Ivermectin - whether formulated for humans or horses is not a treatment for COVID 19 By Julian Daniel Sunday Willett, PhD Candidate, Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University Hydroxychloroquine. Remdesivir. Ivermectin. Several medications have been touted as miracle drugs for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic, often without solid medical evidence supporting their use. Almost like fad diets, arguments for these controversial treatments have come and gone, with ivermectin most recently taking the stage. As a physician and COVID-19 genetics researcher, I am concerned. No substance we consume, whether one of these medications or a nutritional supplement, lacks risk. Self-medicating in an uncontrolled setting without consultation with medical professionals endangers people, especially when evidence suggests these medications do not help prevent or treat COVID-19. Ivermectin is used to
treat several types of parasitic infections. It works by interfering with a parasite's nervous system to paralyze and ultimately kill it. The research Ivermectin has been getting recent attention as test-tube studies have demonstrated that it can prevent the virus from continuing to grow. This has motivated clinical trials to determine if these results could apply in humans as well. While such results are promising, experiments in a test tube are a lot different from clinical trials, given that you can test drug dosages that would be unsafe or unattainable in humans to determine if an effect exists. Such phenomena are why we so often hear about experiments claiming new cancer cures with less progress in the treatment of our friends and family. What does the data show about ivermectin for treating COVID-19 in people? There are some
promising findings in critically ill patients, but more high-quality data needs to be collected, particularly for those with mild or silent COVID. That's currently in progress. The risks The high-quality aspect of the research is crucial because ivermectin is not without its risks. While ivermectin is generally well tolerated and safe at dosages recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), around three per cent people can experience itchy skin, general itchiness or dizziness. At these doses, individuals can, in rare circumstances, have seizures or a life-threatening immune reaction. If one takes the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), ivermectin can interact with this medication and increase the risk of bleeding. It is important to consult licensed health-care providers about medications and their potential harms because an increased risk of bleeding
can, in extreme cases, translate into bleeding in the brain, which can be life-threatening. Your family doctor or nurse practitioner has the training required to determine if a medication is appropriate and, if so, whether they should decrease your dose to keep you safe. Such a safety profile means that if ivermectin ultimately does prove to help treat COVID-19, your doctor could prescribe it, when appropriate, with a reasonable amount of confidence that its benefits will outweigh its potential harms. It is generally not being prescribed for COVID-19 outside of clinical trials now because evidence of it helping people is not yet there. Good intentions, but unsafe choices Recently, non-medical individuals have been taking this data inappropriately into their own hands and have self-prescribed and self-medicated with veterinary ivermectin, guided by social media
personalities and politicians. These well-intentioned victims have been overdosing themselves with the medication and have been increasingly appearing in emergency departments. This behaviour is dangerous because all medications (and nutritional supplements) have a higher risk of side-effects as you increase the dosage. The risk of seizure and life-threatening immune reactions are low at FDA-approved dosages of ivermectin. The chance is much higher when you significantly increase the dose, which is what would happen if you took amounts intended for mammals larger than you. It is not safe _ a sentiment echoed by the FDA. The benefit of the doubt COVID-19 is terrifying and has left many feeling powerless over a deadly infection. Vaccination is the best treatment for COVID-19 because it prevents you from getting the disease altogether in
most cases. For those who still contract the disease, most will have only a mild infection and not die. Many people question this safe and effective treatment based on the false and exaggerated claims by anti-vaccination activists and some politicians. It is hardly surprising and entirely understandable that our neighbours would seek to take their safety and lives into their own hands if they felt it was the best option. I am here to recommend that we all take a step back and reflect on how the pandemic has changed us. Reflect on the fear, vulnerability and frustration we have been cycling through these past 18 months. Today, please give health-care providers a chance and trust us. Wear your mask, get vaccinated if you have not already. Give us, your neighbours, the benefit of the doubt. We want to help you. Would you please help us?
are people occupied by extreme rage who are threatening to exert violence against whoever they deem as ``outsiders'' and ``traitors.'' For decades, vaccine hesitancy has been a subject of intense study in the field of scientific communication. The issue's recent radicalization makes insights about its root causes even more important. Factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy A distinction must be drawn between vaccine hesitancy and the current anti-vax movement, as the latter's agenda has been hijacked by far-right groups. Previous study has identified a variety of factors contributing to people's vaccination hesitancy, such as community trauma, scientific scepticism and political beliefs. Some Indigenous communities' concerns about COVID-19 vaccines, for instance, come from instances of
medical experimentation. Meanwhile, errors made during pro-vaccine communications may raise additional concerns about vaccination safety and efficacy. Consider the public uncertainty and outrage over the National Advisory Committee on Immunization's contradictory messages regarding AstraZeneca. Research on vaccine hesitancy around the world has demonstrated that a number of contributing factors to vaccine hesitation are directly linked to a persistent decline in public trust in institutions and government policy. In recent years, this trend, along with escalating political polarization, has shaped the anti-vaccine movement into its current form. Prior to the pandemic, researchers noted that social media platforms, like Facebook, facilitate anti-vaccine messages and conspiracy theories by enabling the diffusion
of misinformation like ``pesticides caused clinical symptoms of polio.'' Fast forwarding to 2020, major anti-vaccine groups on Facebook launched anti-vaccine misinformation campaigns weeks before the U.S. government launched its vaccine development program, sewing seeds of doubt and subsequently hampering the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the country. The radicalization of the anti-vaccine movement Since the start of mass COVID-19 vaccinations in early 2020, the public health sector has been closely monitoring an unusually high level of resistance among a small section of the population. Unlike prior vaccination hesitancy, the current anti-vax movement cannot be explained by a lack of information or illogical thinking, especially in light of the significant press coverage and public health initiatives over the last
several months. Scholars have resorted to the solution aversion model to account for the growing political division around vaccination. According to this model, individuals with divergent political ideologies perceive social issues differently because of their inherent aversion to specific solutions. In the case of vaccine passports, its implementation depends on stringent government regulations, which are deeply unpopular among many far-right individuals. Additionally, our fragmented media environment further fosters solution aversion by promoting motivated reasoning. With today's media audiences being trapped in algorithm-based digital echo chambers, it is increasingly typical for individuals to interact exclusively with like-minded media sources and other internet users, resulting in biased information absorption.
Fixing the broken public sphere Admittedly, reconciling the divided public opinions on COVID-19 vaccination policies is not a simple task. As long as social media platforms continue to not bat an eye at misinformation out of concern for their click-through rates, and governments continue to ignore structural injustices driving political radicalization, it is unlikely that vaccine resistance will be reduced without increasing polarization. The anti-vax movement, like many other issues that have emerged during the pandemic, serves as a stark reminder that our society's public sphere is fundamentally broken. The long yet essential process of fixing it will require all of us, as responsible citizens and media users, to work collaboratively on restoring public conversation mechanisms.
The anti vax movement is being radicalized by far right political extremism By Sibo Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Professional Communication, Ryerson University
Vaccine passports have become a major point of contention in the 2021 federal election. Currently, more than 73 per cent of Canada's population have received at least one dose of vaccine, and the country's response to COVID-19 continues to be a top priority for voters. This is likely why current public health efforts have concentrated on expanding vaccine access and implementing communication strategies (like motivational interviewing) to increase vaccination rates. But, as seen through recent anti-vax protests, especially those targeting schools and hospitals, there is a worrisome convergence of the anti-vaccine movement and farright political extremism. And on the frontline of these anti-vax protests
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EVERY CHILD MATTERS
On Thursday, September 30thth, 2021, we honour residential school survivors. Reﬂecting on the past makes creating a better future possible!
The history of the very first Orange Shirt JACE KOBLUN
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Orange Shirt Day, also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is on September 30. It is a day where the children who were sent to residential schools in Canada are honoured and we learn more about the true history behind those schools. In Canada, the Indian residential school system was a network of boarding schools for Indigenous peoples. Attendance was mandatory from 1894 to 1947 and the last residential school closed in
1996. The network was funded by the Canadian government's Department of Indian Affairs and administered by Christian churches. “Two primary objectives of the residential schools' system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their home, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate into the dominant culture,” reads “An Overview of the Indian Residential School System” on anishnabek.ca. It is estimated that more than 150,000 Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis children attended Indian residential school. The Canadian government operated residential
schools in partnership with the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches, among others. Residential schools operated in all Canadian provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. Wearing an orange shirt on and around September 30 is one of the ways Canadians and residents of Turtle Island remember those students and their families. But why do we wear an orange shirt? The Orange Shirt Phyllis Webstad was given an orange shirt by her grandmother for her very first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential
school in British Columbia. The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to that shirt. When Phyllis got to school, her clothes were taken away, including her new orange shirt that was never returned. Phyllis told CBC news that the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school, saying, “How my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.” Phyllis wants to convey the message that every child matters — every day. She started Orange Shirt Day to educate people about residential schools and to fight bullying and
racism. At residential schools, children were forbidden from speaking their native languages. Many were physically and sexually abused, and some were made to work for white families. Until the 1950s, Indigenous children at residential schools in Canada died at between two and five times the rate of their peers elsewhere in the country. There are many ways you can get involved in Orange Shirt Day; wear an orange shirt on September 30, share Phyllis’ story at your workplace or with friends and family, support Indigenous authors by reading and buying their books about residen-
tial schools; continue to talk about the true history of the residential school system in Canada.
Orange Shirt Day is September 30. There is a yarn shortage for Orange shirts but the TRT gave away hundreds of shirts this year. STAFF
EVERY CHILD MATTERS Orange Shirt Day SEPTEMBER 30 Today and every day we grieve the children lost to residential schools, honour the survivors and fight alongside Indigenous peoples for justice.
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When Indigenous children attended residential schools, they were treated as though they didn’t matter. Almost 25 years after the last residential school closed down in Canada, the country is officially recognizing the horrors of residential schools as the first-ever National Truth and Reconciliation Day is marked this Sept. 30 – part of a changing tide that says, yes, their lives matter, too. For the first time in the country’s history, Canada is marking the horrific legacy of residential schools and their impacts on Indigenous people with the inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Day, which parliament deemed an official federal holiday in June, a month after the discovery of 150 children’s remains at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia horrified the nation, and the world. Truth and Reconciliation Day falls on the same day Indigenous communities have been marking the dark legacy of residential schools since 2018, known as Orange Shirt Day. The slogan for Orange Shirt Day – Every Child
Matters – is a declaration that no matter how much they were ignored and dismissed during Canada’s residential school era, the lives of Indigenous children matter. Orange Shirt Day and the slogan was inspired from the experience of residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad, whose brand-new, beautiful orange shirt was taken from her on her first day attending St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in 1973 near Williams Lake, B.C. “When my clothing, including my new orange shirt was taken, it didn’t matter how much I protested or told them (the nuns and priests) I wanted it back, they didn’t listen,” said Webstad during an online launch for the book Beyond the Orange Shirt on Monday. “This was the beginning of that feeling that I didn’t matter. We could be crying, we could be hungry, we could be sad, we could be lonely and our feelings did not matter. That’s where ‘Every Child Matters’ comes from. They were children. They mattered. And the ones who never made it home; they mattered. And in this day of reconciliation, every child matters.” Agness Jack, Webstad’s aunt, also attended a residential school starting at age six in 1956, and said she counted the days and
years until she could leave the residential school. Both Jack and Webstad are from the Shuswap territory in British Columbia. Six generations of Webstad’s family story are recollected in the new book. Her grandmother, all the children, and a number of grandchildren attended St. Joseph’s Residential School. “I would shut down my emotions, my feelings,” said Jack, of her experience. “I didn’t want to feel anything. I didn’t talk about the mission to my mom and dad, or to anyone else. When we sent letters home, they censored our letters.” “It was a very unloving, uncaring place,” Jack says. “My language, my culture, the person that I was born to be wasn’t important. I had to become someone else.” Six Nations of the Grand River is marking the day by giving employees the day off and honouring residential school survivors and those who never made it home. Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is holding a healing dance and walk at the corner of Hwy. 6 and Mississauga Road on Sept. 29 to honour residential school survivors and the over 5,000 children’s remains found in hidden graves at residential schools across the country since May.
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Delivering on TRC recommendations 6 to 12: Education How the Government of Canada has been responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action on education
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The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history, began in 2007. One of the elements of the agreement was the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) to facilitate reconciliation among former students, their families, communities and all Canadians. Between 2007 and 2015, the Government of Canada provided about $72 million to support the TRC's work. The TRC spent six years travelling to all parts of Canada and heard from more than 6,500 witnesses. The TRC also hosted seven national events across Canada to engage the Canadian public, educate people about the history and legacy of the residential schools system, and share and honour the experiences of former students and their families. In June 2015, the TRC held its closing event in Ottawa and presented the executive summary of the findings contained in its multi-volume final report, including 94 "calls to action" to further reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples. But how has the Government of Canada been delivering on these recommendations? Let’s take a look at what’s being done under Education (Calls to Action 6 to 12). Call to Action 6: Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada All children have the right to be protected from violence. The Criminal Code and provincial and territorial welfare laws protect children from all forms of violence, including abusive and harmful conduct. Section 43 of the Criminal Code provides a limited defence to parents, caregivers and teachers who use reasonable force toward a child. The issue of whether or not section 43 of the Criminal Code should be repealed raises differing and strongly held views across Canada. In 2004, the Supreme
Court of Canada found that section 43 was constitutional in a case called Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General). However, the court's decision, which included guidelines, significantly narrowed the application of section 43 to reasonable, corrective force that is minor or transitory and trifling in nature. The court also made clear that teachers cannot use corporal punishment under any circumstances. Since 1987, the Government of Canada has been supporting parenting education programs, such as the Nobody's perfect program, and develops publications that discourage physical discipline and provides caregivers with positive parenting skills. Call to Action 7: Develop joint strategy to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians Budget 2016 provided new investments in primary and secondary education on reserve, totalling $2.6 billion over five years. This includes funding to address immediate pressures and to keep pace with rising costs in the medium term, as well as provide for additional investments in literacy and numeracy programs and special needs education. Building on this investment, on April 1, 2019, Indigenous Services Canada began implementing a new approach to First Nations elementary and secondary education, which was co-developed with First Nations education leaders and experts from across the country. This approach includes new formula-based regional models for First Nations education that will ensure that students attending First Nations schools are supported by predictable and sustained base funding that is more directly comparable to what students enrolled in provincial systems receive. On top of this base funding, this new approach will provide additional funding to on-reserve schools for language and culture programming and full-time kindergarten for
children aged 4 and 5. Budget 2016 invested $969.4 million over five years for the construction, repair and maintenance of First Nations education facilities. With respect to post-secondary education, Budget 2016 provided $1.53 billion over five years to increase amounts of the Canada Student Grants and $329 million per year after that. Budget 2016 also announced that funding provided by the Post-Secondary Student Support Program will no longer impact eligibility for the Canada Student Loans Program's non-repayable grants and loans support. As a result, Indigenous students can access both student funding programs as long as they meet eligibility criteria. This measure will increase the amount of non-repayable Canada Student Grants and Canada Student Loans that Indigenous students may receive. Call to Action 8: Eliminate discrepancy in federal education funding for First Nations children being educated on reserves and those First Nations children being educated off reserves To help address the education attainment gap, the Government of Canada has made significant investments, totalling $2.6 billion over five years for primary and secondary education on reserve. This includes funding to address immediate needs and to keep pace with cost growth over the medium term, as well as investments in language and cultural programming and literacy and numeracy. The Government of Canada has worked closely with various First Nations partners to implement an inclusive and comprehensive engagement process on First Nations kindergarten to grade 12 education on reserve, including investing $3.6 million to support community-level discussions. The engagements were led by First Nations organizations and provided community members with the opportunity to share their views on how to improve First Nations student success.
On January 21, 2019, a new co-developed policy and improved funding approach to better support the needs of First Nations students on-reserve was announced. Call to Action 9: Publish annual reports comparing funding for the education of First Nations children on and off reserves Indigenous Services Canada is continuing to produce reports on education funding. The most recent public report is from the 2016 to 2017 school year. Call to Action 10: Draft new Aboriginal education legislation with the full participation and informed consent of Aboriginal peoples Based on the policy proposal for transforming the Government of Canada's support for First Nations elementary and secondary education that was co-developed with First Nations, Indigenous Services Canada has established a new policy framework for First Nations elementary
and secondary education. Call to Action 11: Provide adequate funding to end the backlog of First Nations students seeking a post-secondary education Budget 2016 provided $1.53 billion over five years to increase amounts of the Canada Student Grants and $329 million per year after that. It also announced that any funding provided by the Post-Secondary Student Support Program will no longer be treated as a student resource, meaning those funds will no longer impact eligibility for the Canada Student Loans Program's non-repayable grants and loans support. As a result, Indigenous students will continue to be able to access both programs, as long as they meet eligibility criteria. This measure will increase the amount of non-repayable Canada Student Grants and Canada Student Loans that Indigenous students may receive. Call to Action 12: Develop culturally appro-
priate early childhood education programs for Aboriginal families. In September 2018, a new distinctions-based Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care framework co-developed with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council was announced. This transformative framework reflects the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and families across Canada. It is a guide for all actors in the early learning and child care sphere to work towards achieving the shared vision that Indigenous children have the opportunity to experience high-quality, culturally strong early learning and child care. The framework complements the Multilateral Framework on Early Learning and Child Care released in June 2017 by federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for early learning and child care.
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Three new Indigenous MPs secure ridings for NDP and Conservative parties CANADIAN PRESS
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There are likely to be three new Indigenous members of Parliament in the House of Commons following a federal election that had a record number of First Nations, Metis and Inuit candidates. Blake Desjarlais, who is Metis, was leading in Edmonton Griesbach, which has been held by Conservative MP Kerry Diotte since the riding was created in 2015. Mail-in ballots were still being tallied on Tuesday, however. Adam Chambers, also Metis, took the seat of Simcoe-North in Ontario for the Conservatives. Lori Idlout kept Nunavut orange and will replace NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, who decided not
to run again. Eight of at least 77 candidates were incumbents and all successfully held on to their seats, so if Desjarlais wins, there will be 11 Indigenous MPs in the 338-seat Parliament _ up by one from the 2019 election. A PhD candidate in political science said Monday's results can be seen as a win for Indigenous people, but there is still a gap between the number of candidates running compared with how many get into office. ``I worry if there is continuing to be no (better) results, that (enthusiasm) will fizzle out,'' said Philip Charbonneau of Western University in London, Ont. Charbonneau said he was surprised Saskatchewan didn't elect a single Indigenous MP when about a dozen were running.
The northern riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River has one of the highest numbers of First Nations electors, says the Assembly of First Nations. There were three Indigenous candidates in the riding, including heavily favoured Buckley Belanger who left his position as an NDP member of the Saskatchewan legislature to run for the Liberals, but the seat ultimately stayed with Conservative incumbent Gary Vidal. Charbonneau said voter apathy and historically low voter turnout on reserves could have played a role. ``Maybe because nobody really seemed to want (this election), that also played out in Indigenous communities and they also decided not to show up at the polls again.''
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B.C. Protest undermines ceremony The Canadian Press VICTORIA _ Family of a Vancouver Island Indigenous woman killed during a police wellness check in New Brunswick says the effort to seek justice has been overshadowed by a weekend attack on Victoria's police chief. Chantel Moore's family and the chief say it's time to focus on Moore again. A video statement issued Sunday by Moore's family and police Chief Del Manak follows the assault on Manak one day earlier. A woman poured liquid on the chief as he was an invited guest at a memorial for Moore outside the British Columbia legislature. Manak was not hurt and police say the suspect, who was not invited to the ceremony, was arrested, along with four others
who interfered as police responded. Hjalmer Wenstob, who speaks for Moore's family, says her mother is ``disheartened'' to see how the event to demand justice for Moore was undermined. Wenstob says the family opposes violence and apologized to Manak in accordance with Nuu-chah-nulth traditions. Meanwhile, Manak says it's time to refocus on work being done by Moore's family to prevent similar deaths. Moore was killed in June 2020 in Edmonston, N.B., during a police wellness check. The assault on Manak happened moments after he was recognized during a traditional blanketing ceremony Saturday to honour Moore and begin the healing process with police.
Wenstob says media reports focused only on the assault and the actions of a few people, rather than highlighting the work to find justice for Moore. ``Our family was disheartened further to see Chantal's name used to forward others' agendas and not in the direction of a better future,'' Wenstob says in the statement. ``The event was planned and organized as a peaceful event. We cannot stand idly by and see the good work that has been done taken advantage of to create further division.'' Moore's family has made eight demands ranging from body cameras for all police officers to a better system of handling wellness checks, and acknowledgment and action to address racism and discrimination.
or program decision is not sufficient to address the widespread impacts of colonization and racism on First Nations people, each decision that we have to make is an opportunity to mitigate these higher risk levels.'' Third doses are being offered to staff because they are working in remote and rural locations, where it is harder to replace staff and maintain safe workforce levels. The Sagkeeng First Nation dealt with an outbreak at a personal care home last month that resulted in 37 cases among residents and staff. The majority of them had been fully vaccinated. Anderson said three people were hospitalized and two died. Anderson said there was a similar outbreak during the pandemic's second wave in a First Nations care home, but the recent Sagkeeng outbreak is the only one there has been to that degree since the vaccine rollout started. The province said plans are being made to include all personal care home residents in Manitoba and it expects third doses will be available for them sometime next month. Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead with the province's
COVID-19 vaccine rollout, said the group hasn't seen evidence that protection for the group is going down. But data from other countries suggests there may be a decrease in protection for some older seniors with health conditions and who have had two doses close together. ``Third doses can be very beneficial to try and push that immune system just a little bit further and get their protection up more similar to what other people experience after two doses,'' Reimer said. Third doses are already available to people who are immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment. Third doses are also available for those who have received one or two shots of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada. Reimer clarified that people who are travelling outside the country, but have received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, do not qualify for a third dose. Boosters are not recommended for the general population at this time. There were 42 news cases reported in Manitoba on Monday for a total of 598 active infections.
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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has expanded its eligibility criteria for people wanting a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province says it has added residents and staff in First Nations personal care homes. Dr. Marcia Anderson, who is the public health lead with the First Nations pandemic response team, said the decision will affect about 200 residents and about 400 staff in 10 personal care homes. First Nations people in Manitoba have been disproportionately affected by the virus. The most recent numbers from the response team show First Nations people make up 31 per cent of the province's total cases since the pandemic began, even though they only account for 13 per cent of the population. ``This will help to protect our most vulnerable people and contribute to the maintenance of safe staffing levels as we enter the fourth wave,'' Anderson said Monday. ``While a single policy
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SNMHA cancels oncoming 2021-2022 season STAFF REPORT
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SIX NATIONS — On September 14, an update submitted by Alisha Anderson read that the Six Nations Minor Hockey Association has decided to cancel the oncoming season with the health and safety of the community in mind. “With the 2021/22 Hockey Season approaching Six Nations Minor Hockey Executive is saddened to announce that they will be cancelling the 2021/22 hockey season. The community and youth were at the forefront of our decision to keep everyone as safe as possible during these unprecedented times,” reads the statement. “SNMHA was hopeful of being able to proceed with a season however, with the announcement of the mandated OMHA Vaccina-
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TIMMINS — Following the Facebook page Hockey Indigenous or finding hockey indigenous.com on Google will bring you to what a Cree man has been focusing some of his time on: to uplift and help the youth and people in his community of Kashechewan First Nation. Stephane Friday, 27, is the co-founder of Hockey Indigenous, the non-profit organization aiming to
Six Nations Minor Hockey Executive is saddened to announce that they will be cancelling the 2021/22 hockey season.
tion Policy amongst other barricades and restrictions that arose, this will not allow us to effectively have a season. Our orga-
nization does not have the capacity to maintain or adhere to the restrictions that have been put in place within our commu-
nity. SNMHA is also hopeful of being able to have a regular season next year and would like to encour-
age those interested in coaching or have certifications expiring to complete these certifications that are offered on the OMHA
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empower and promote Indigenous youth across Canada. He also works as a research assistant at the Omushkegowuk Nation Rebuilding Initiative department. He has been actively involved in the community since his teenage years and he started working with them as a youth president at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre as a teenager. He volunteered as a youth deputy chief for Kashechewan First Nation Youth Council, hosting various programs, gath-
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erings and activities for youth. The council, comprised of seven members, started in July 2016, a month after Friday took part in the NAN Youth Delegation. He was also a general manager of Kashechewan Minor Hockey and Kashechewan high school boys’ and girls’ teams. He is now a band councillor representative and also worked as a comprehensive community planning co-ordinator. Reflecting on his time on council, he says he didn’t realize how
website. Our association will be actively engaged in offering development/ skills camps for the youth of the community when we are able to do so to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle for the youth of the community.” Meanwhile, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association provided an update last week reading in part: “We’re committed to a return to hockey this fall. All along we have maintained that the safety of our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, families and spectators will be our first priority in our return to the game. In comparison, the OMHA will be mandating that all eligible participants involved in minor hockey are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for the upcoming season. All eligible participants are required to be fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021. busy he was at the time. In 2020, Friday incorporated Hockey Indigenous as a non-profit organization. Before that, he ran it as a social media blog. Seeing how much it’s grown and helped promote youth deems the side project a success. His site provides a comprehensive anthology of sports updates that highlight the achievements of Indigenous youth in hockey.
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Funding opportunity opens for grassroots sport groups STAFF REPORT
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CHICAGO — Out of a team of thirty, Six Nations Sandy Porter (pictured second from left) was one of two second place junior boys in the ALD World Long Drive Championships. Nineteen year old Porter had a 344 yard drive, with a nick name of “Bossy,” he landed in the pro XLD Division as an amateur at the Cog Hill Golf Course. STAFF
CWOSSA promises championships this year STAFF REPORT
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As students returned back to school for the first time in months, the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association Executive Council shared the return of championships and qualifiers for the 2021-2022 school year last month. The statement from Deanna Wehrle, CWOSSA President and Brian Henry, CWOSSA Executive Director on Behalf of the CWOSSA Executive regarding the return explained that they are confident in the safety measure that will be taken
to facilitate competitions this school year. “CWOSSA is confident that we can provide safe events and will organize and run our championships within the guidelines of the pending OPHEA considerations and OFSAA protocols for safe play ensuring all participants and volunteers are kept safe throughout events. Public Health protocols for each local district will also be followed,” reads the statement. “CWOSSA will work alongside local districts to determine participation and commitment to play and run events and qualifiers accordingly. Education through sport and the involvement
in extracurricular activities is an important aspect of high school and we are pleased to be able to work alongside our colleagues to support the return of sport. We are grateful for your support and understanding as we have navigated these difficult times. We are hopeful for a great start to the 2021-2022 school year including the return to sport in high schools.” It follows the Ministry of Education’s release of the Guide to Reopening Schools, which allows for sports in schools starting this September and the OFSAA announcement indicating their return of championships.
Brigette Lacquette now a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks STAFF REPORT
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The first Indigenous woman to play for Canada’s Olympic Women’s Hockey Team was announced by the Chicago Blackhawks in July that Brigette would be among select members of the organization's hockey operations and youth hockey departments to announce the club's draft picks at the podium during this weekend's National Hockey League Draft, as a pro-scout. The Mallard, Manitoba
and Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan native became the first First Nations Woman to play on Canada's Olympic hockey team in 2018 in PyeongChang and helped her coun-
try win a silver medal. Lacquette made her IIHF Women's World Championship debut in 2015, winning the first of two back-to-back silver medals with Canada. Additionally, Lacquette was named the 2017 Team Manitoba Top Female Athlete. An alum of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Lacquette has played on Canada's National Senior Women's Hockey team since 2015, while also accumulating extensive experience as a player evaluator through years of coaching.
An opportunity for Indigenous youth for grassroots efforts within their community has opened to achieve funding success. The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) supports Indigenous youth-led groups or youth-adult partnerships working in Ontario to support youth ages 12-25. The YOF provides grants and capacity-building to grassroots groups and collaboratives to improve the wellbeing of youth and families with a focus on Indigenous and Black communities. The YOF invests in newly formed groups or those with history working together to test or scale their work in community. Five grant application process are open as follows:
Youth Innovations Test Grant: Youth Innovations Test grants support youthled grassroots groups and youth-adult partnerships to research important issues, explore different approaches, and test new ideas. Youth Innovations Scale Grant: Youth Innovations Scale grants support youth-led and youth-adult partnerships to expand their reach or enhance their impact on young people. Family Innovations Test Grant: Family Innovations Test grants support parent-, guardian- or caregiver-led grassroots groups to research important issues, explore different approaches, or test new ideas. Family Innovations Scale Grant: Family Innovations Scale grants support parent, guardian, or caregiver-led grassroots groups to expand
their reach and enhance their impact on parents, guardians and caregivers of proven community projects. System Innovations Grant: In this stream we support collaboratives that are strengthening the quality and responsiveness of systems, so they work better for youth facing systemic barriers The first step of the application process is the Expressions of Interest, which is now open for online applications due by September 29, 2021 5 PM ET. Certain applicants can also connect to one-onone supports from YOF staff, and book a coaching call with the Organizational Mentors section. The mentors provide administrative support, project mentoring, and financial accountability to the Youth Opportunities Fund grassroots group.
Especially for those that have aged out of the Junior system. Plans for the ALL West is to have a four-team division that will play their games out of Langley Events Centre. The LEC currently hosts numerous events, tournaments, and multiple sports in addition to the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. The LEC was also the home of the Vancouver Stealth, now Warriors, who continue to practice at the facility of the NLL. The four teams in the ALL West Division will also use the facility for training camp and practices. The ALL plays under the same game rules as the NLL, providing high-level competition and exposure that will provide management and executives from the professional NLL ranks the opportunity to monitor individual progress through game webcasting and statistics. With direct access to the National Lacrosse League, players that participate will be provided with the opportunity for high-level coaching, advancement and to improve their skills playing against similar competition while
preparing to transition to the pro level. For emerging coaches and officials, it is an opportunity to be a part of a league playing under NLL rules to continue their development and be evaluated. The ALL West will have its inaugural draft November 20, and players 18 years of age and older are eligible to play. Potential players can now register online through the ALL website arenalacrosseleague.ca. Training camps will open the week following the draft, with the opening games of the regular season set for the weekend of December 11-12. A minimum 12-game regular season will conclude with Championship Weekend for the West set for March 26 and 27. Currently in it’s fifth year of operation, the ALL has provided over 100 players to the NLL. The ALL East Division in Ontario currently features the Oshawa Outlaws, Paris Riverwolves, Peterborough Timbermen, Six Nations Snipers, St. Catharines Shockwave, Toronto Monarchs and Whitby Steelhawks.
New west coast winter lacrosse division could attract players from Coquitlam STAFF REPORT
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A new west coast division of the Ontario-based Arena Lacrosse League could create new opportunities for junior and senior players from the Coquitlam Adanacs and Port Coquitlam Saints organizations by developing their skills to help land a pro contract in the National Lacrosse League. On September 9, the Arena Lacrosse League was excited to announce the partnership with Langley Events Centre that will bring the “ALL” to British Columbia. The ALL, which is currently preparing for its fifth season in Ontario, is the official pathway league to the National Lacrosse League, providing high-level development for players, coaches, and officials with professional aspirations. The ALL West Division will begin play this December. It’s considered a big opportunity for lacrosse players that reside in Western Canada as they chase their dreams of one day playing pro through the pandemic.
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Friends and Neighbours Lecture series to resume as virtual events the Path Forward, Talaga shared the message of the emergency of Indigenous suicide in Canada as part of the 2018 Massey Lectures. Her previous book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, shared the heart-breaking story of First Nations youth killed in Thunder Bay. The Oct. 6 lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Members of the public are invited to register for Talaga’s lecture, which will be held over Zoom. As well as Talaga’s presentation, the event will include a Q&A session
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BRANTFORD — Registration is now open for Tanya Talaga’s Oct. 6 online lecture, “Truth before Reconciliation,” presented by the Friends and Neighbours Group in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University. Originally planned as an in-person event scheduled for March 2020 at Brantford’s Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Talaga’s lecture has been moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event launches a new season of Friends and Neighbours Group lectures, with details about future lectures to be shared during the coming weeks. “We are pleased to get these lectures back on track,” says Friends and Neighbours Group cochair Rob Knechtel. “They were so well received by the community and are now of even greater significance with the growing awareness across Canada with the recent revelations of unmarked graves
at several former residential school sites.” A visionary for Canada’s reconciliation journey, Talaga is one of the most sought-after keynote
speakers in the country, sharing messages of truth, hope and Indigenous inclusion. Based on her bestselling book All Our Relations: Finding
jobs and contributed an estimated $1.86 billion in direct gross domestic product before the arrival of COVID-19. That fell to just $580 million and about 11,000 workers at the height of virus-induced shutdowns and recovered this year to just under 19,000 employees and $858 million in direct GDP. The report says the pandemic has had a ``deep and serious impact'' on most Indigenous tourism operators and the conference board estimates at least one-third of the businesses that took part in its recent surveys could still be at risk of closure by 2022. More than 60 per cent of the roughly 650 Indig-
enous tourism operators that participated in the 2020 and 2021 surveys reported concerns that COVID-19 would affect their business into next year or longer. Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, said the findings are important even though the devastating effects of the pandemic were expected. ``Research like this is important to gauge the health of our industry with concrete data, even if it shows our greatest fears playing out, including over one billion dollars worth of sales lost,'' Henry said in the release issued by the association and conference board.
Pandemic recovery for Indigenous tourism will be slow, says report The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is making a bleak prediction about its members' ability to rapidly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The association says even with the very best travel conditions, Indigenous tourism operations are not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2028. A report from the association and the Conference Board of Canada shows modest recovery over the last year, but it still projects an overall 54 per cent decline since the pandemic hit last March. It says Indigenous tourism created about 39,000
and attendees will learn more about the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence Campaign, which is raising funds to restore the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford into an interpretive heritage site to educate about Canada's residential school history. Talaga’s lecture is free to attend, but donations to the Save the Evidence campaign are encouraged. The Friends and Neighbours Group includes community members from the Brantford, Brant and Six Nations communities who work to support the Save the Evidence
campaign. The goal of the Friends and Neighbours Group lecture series is to educate the public and promote a community dialogue about the former Mohawk Institute Residential School and the need for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. For more information, please contact Friends and Neighbours co-chair David Neumann, 519-7597885, denuma@rogers. com or the Friends and Neighbours Group, friendsandneighbours@aol. com. You can also find the Friends and Neighbours of Save the Evidence group on Facebook.
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'The end of years of struggles': Decades old water advisory finally lifted The Canadian Press SHOAL LAKE — Angelina McLeod spent most of her life in Shoal Lake 40 First Nation watching her uncles and her father, Alfred Redsky, a former chief, fight for clean drinking water and a better way of life. The moment came Wednesday when, for the first time in nearly 25 years, the water flowing through the community's taps was deemed safe to drink. ``It was like I was there seeing it for them,'' McLeod said in a phone interview. McLeod's father died in 2013. She kept up his fight as a documentarian and eventual councillor for the Anishinaabe community on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary. On Wednesday, the First Nation celebrated the opening of its long-anticipated water treatment plant with a special event, which included a tour of
the facility. A long-term boil-water advisory for the community, which was issued in 1998 and was one of the longest in Canada, was also lifted. ``It's the end of years of struggles trying to get the basic necessities of life, clean drinking water,'' said McLeod. Shoal Lake 40 was cut off from the outside world more than a century ago during the construction of an aqueduct that supplies Winnipeg with its drinking water. The community's land became a man-made island, only accessible by a ferry in the summer and a dangerous ice road in the winter. McLeod's mother died when a canoe she was in capsized as she was trying to get back home on the island. McLeod, 43, said her family's home didn't have running water and many households had to rely on bottled water. It wasn't until she left the commu-
nity that she realized it wasn't normal. She said being isolated on the island without clean drinking water took a toll on her mental health. ``When I started learning about the outside world, when I was growing up, I started feeling less than who I was,'' McLeod recalled. She said some members also began to experience health problems due to what they believe was the water. The community advocated for years for an all-season transportation link and, in 2019, what became known as ``Freedom Road'' was completed. Construction on the water treatment plant began soon after. Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller was in the community Wednesday for the celebration. ``The people of Shoal Lake 40 have fought hard for this day,'' Miller said
on Twitter. Miller and Chief Vernon Redsky were the first to test the water when they toasted at the opening, McLeod added. ``They said it tasted good,'' she said with a laugh. Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spoke on the election campaign trail Tuesday about the advisory being lifted. He said his government is still committed to ending long-term boil water advisories, a promise the
Liberals first made during the 2015 election campaign. ``Indigenous people who have lived on that land for generations and millennia can't drink the water. We're fixing that,'' Trudeau said. Numbers from Indigenous Services Canada from Aug. 28 show there were 51 long-term drinking water advisories in 32 communities. Some 109 advisories had been lifted since November 2015. The community also
celebrated the opening of the brand new Harvey Redsky Memorial School, a kindergarten to Grade 8 school, named after a beloved band member and former custodian in the community. McLeod spearheaded the project. She said she also has her sights set on building its first high school, and with the new water treatment plant finally in place, she believes it's just the beginning. ``Everybody has hope for the future.''
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Applications for a contract position for Constable with the Six Nations Police are now being called for. All applicants must fill out a standard application form available at the Six Nations Police Station. CRITERIA for applicants are as follows: Minimum Requirements to be considered for a career in First Nations Policing with the Six Nations Police Service, you must: -
Be 19 years of age or over and able to provide an official birth certificate or proof of age; Be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position having regard to your own safety and the safety of members of the public Have successfully completed at least 4 years of Secondary School education or its equivalent (official transcripts and diplomas will be required) Be of good moral character and habits, meaning that you are an individual other people would consider being trustworthy and having integrity, with no criminal record; certified by a physician to be fit for duty as a front line Six Nations Police Constable and able to pass physical tests which are required in the recruiting process Possess a valid driver’s license with no more than 6 accumulated demerit points, permitting you to drive an automobile in Ontario with full driving privileges Be able to pass a security clearance as well as background investigation, credit card and reference checks
If you have any criminal convictions under a Federal Statute you must obtain a pardon. Special Requirements – for the Six Nations Police Service, in order to address the unique and at times urgent needs of the Six Nations of the Grand River Community and Haudenosaunee culture, additional requirements include: -
Extensive knowledge of the unique social dynamics of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory A sound understanding of Haudenosaunee culture, customs, traditions and social political issues of the Six Nations of the Grand River Six Nations of the Grand River Band Membership/Citizenship and residency is considered a preferred asset and Membership or extensive working experience with any Indigenous Nation will also be considered an asset
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Closing Date: Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 Applications in complete form are to be mailed or hand delivered to: Six Nations Police P.O. Box 758 2112 4th Line Road Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0 Attention: Policing Administrator For further information, please contact the Policing Administrator at 519-445-4191. COVID-19 Restrictions will be exercised.
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Myles Standish dorm name problem BOSTON — A Native American tribe is calling on Boston University to change the name of a dorm that honors Myles Standish, the military leader of the Pilgrims. The Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag says Myles Standish Hall should be renamed Wituwamat Memorial Hall after a leading Native American figure massacred with other tribal members by Plymouth Colony settlers in 1623. ``Long celebrated by many as a New England folk hero, Myles Standish is remembered by this lands' first peoples for the extreme acts of violence he committed against their ancestors,'' says a
recently launched online petition seeking the name change. According to the tribe's history, Standish and his men killed Wituwamat and other members of the Neponset Band of the Massachusett Tribe because Standish suspected Wituwamat of plotting against the fledgling English colony. Wituwamat was beheaded and his head displayed atop Plymouth Colony's meetinghouse as a warning. The online petition also argues that Standish has no connection to the university or the stately Back Bay neighborhood where the dorm is located. Instead, the dorm takes its name from the build-
ing's origin as the Myles Standish Hotel. Built in 1925, the elegant brick hotel was located steps from the Charles River and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. It was purchased by the university in 1949 and converted into dorms. University spokespeople didn't respond to an email seeking comment Tuesday. Travis Franks, a postdoctoral associate at the university, argues in a Tuesday op-ed for WBUR that changing the dorm's name is the next logical step for BU, which has committed to making its campus a ``diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.''
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY For Grand River Post Secondary Education Office The Grand River Post Secondary Education Office provides financial as well as other support services to Six Nations post secondary students in order that they may accomplish their goal of graduation from a college diploma or university degree program.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Administration Assistant
DETAILS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time employment 37.5 hours weekly. JOB SUMMARY: The Grand River Post Secondary Education Office (GRPSEO) is a very busy office environment that necessitates multi-tasking by all staff and for duties to be carried out in a professional manner consistent with a team approach. The Senior Administration Assistant with the GRPSEO reports to and is directly responsible to the Director of Post Secondary Student Services for: •
The organizational accomplishment of identified Board Ends policies; and
Operating within established Board and Operational policies and procedures to accomplish these Ends.
To do this the Senior Administration Assistant will not fail to: •
Be knowledgeable about all Board, Operational policies, and procedures of the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office.
Provide, establish and implement administrative support to the Director of Post Secondary Student Services.
Establish and implement administrative support to student services of the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office.
Provide, establish and implement administrative support to the Director of Post Secondary Student Services with respect to the operations of the Grand River Post Secondary Board.
Provide, establish and implement administrative support to the Post Secondary Funding Advisors.
Document and report all special project activities as required by the Director of Post Secondary Student Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: University Degree or College Diploma education with concentration in a relevant field such as office administration, public/community service work and evidence through work history of prior achievement in a related field. Prior successful experience in a multi-task work environment requiring professional level of time, information and project management skills is preferred.
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Ability to organize tasks and manage time effectively with a high level of attention to detail. Ability to work efficiently with various software applications. This includes working knowledge and experience of Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office programs, Internet/social media and a proven ability to ensure accuracy of work dealing with data entry, editing. Proven ability to ensure accuracy of work dealing with research, analysis, communication and data. Demonstrated ability to: communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in written and verbal forms. Be dependable, flexible, and take initiative when necessary. (i.e.: work flex hours as required). Submission of a satisfactory police check. Must be bondable.
SALARY: To be determined dependent upon qualifications. CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2021 Applicants must submit their resume with (3) recent reference letters by: e-mail to Justine Henhawk-Bomberry, Director of Post Secondary Student Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop box located at the front entrance of the office located at 2160 Fourth Line Road, Ohsweken or by mail to the: Attention: Director of Post Secondary Student Services GRAND RIVER POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OFFICE P.O. BOX 339, OHSWEKEN, ON N0A 1M0
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Fundraiser Rescheduled Sept. 25 For the Jamieson, Porter, Miller Families To help cover Legal Fees for ongoing costs due to the Triple Homicide on Nov. 4/18 Food, Loonie Table, 50/50 Draw. Huge yard sale - Something for everyone. Donations & help of any kind deeply appreciated. Sat. Sept. 11/21 – 10-? 1756 Cayuga Road
I write the Final Obituary of Our Father Jesse James Green Sr. Our Father that fought his last war with cancer died on September 17th, 2021. Our Father was 91 years old. He was born January 11th, 1930. Our Father was a full blooded North American Indian, 100% Redman. Our Father was a United States Army Ranger, Sergeant First Class, Screaming Eagles Para Troopers, 82 Airborne, and Korean Combat Veteran. Our Father met Our Mother, Cheryl M. Staats. Loved, and married her. He loved her until she died July 19th, 2019, he was right at her bedside. Together they had 4 children; Colleen, Collette, Connie, and Jesse Jr. Our Father and Mother had 12 grandchildren; 7 Grandsons - Todd, Tommy, Bradley, Cordero, Chazz, Garret, and Beau, 5 Granddaughters - Destiny, Darile, Sandi, Brandi, and Kristi. Great grandchildren 16 - Todd, Elizabeth, James, Tylee, Luxxen, Teahyah, Tamika, Josh, Makayla, Nicole, Kadence, Brad, Chase, Synese, Kinsley, and Lynessa. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home. www.rhbanderson.com
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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Attention to detail is very important this week, Aries. Be sure not to lose your focus as things you do will be highly scrutinized by others. Ask a third party to check your work. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Give others room to breathe and respect how they’re feeling in certain situations, Taurus. Just because you feel comfortable doesn’t mean others will as well. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, reminisce about those people with whom you had strong connections. If you lost touch, this can be a great time to rekindle relationships and move forward. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Feel out the crowd and make adjustments to the way you interact with others based on the vibe you’re getting, Cancer. If people are outgoing and boisterous, follow suit.
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LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Maintain a positive outlook in regard everything you encounter this week, Leo. A positive perspective can make all the difference when a lot is on your plate.
VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, a quest to discover something new about yourself could prove fruitful. Take an introspective approach to the next few days and be ready to learn something new. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 This could be an extremely creative week for you, Libra. Afford time for artsy pursuits and you may be surprised at what you can create. You may discover a new passion. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you’re not typically one who excels with last-minute details. Therefore, start planning on an upcoming event and make sure you have all of your ducks in a row.
SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Listen to your emotions, Sagittarius. While you tend to deal with situations by acting rationally, this time around you may have to go with your gut and your heart.
CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 This is a week to sit back and slow down. Channel summer vibes even if it’s not quite summer any longer, Capricorn. If you didn’t have a chance to get away, do so this week. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Your nurturing instincts are on alert, Aquarius. This is an excellent time to tell someone you care about that you’re always available for him or her. Reach out soon.
PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Good times are ahead, Pisces. Keep an open mind and embrace any opportunity to do something good for others.
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