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In a move to up the stakes, a group of individuals have begun an occupation of the Arrowdale Golf Course in Brantford to oppose and obstruct the city's sale and development plans for the property. The City of Brantford sold the property for $14 million and said they plan to use the proceeds to build affordable housing elsewhere in the city. BRANTFORD PM42686517


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Six Nations reclaims former Arrowdale property in Brantford DONNA DURIC

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A group of Six Nations people reclaimed a parcel of land over the weekend in Brantford and plan to stay throughout the winter. On Saturday, Six Nations man Trevor Bomberry removed a lock on the gate of the former 42-acre Arrowdale Golf Course on Stanley Street, saying the City of Brantford had no right to sell the contested land, which is part of an ongoing Six Nations land claim. “I’m home,” said Bomberry in a Facebook video. “These are Onkwehonwe lands. Our lands are not for sale.” A contingent of city residents have also been vocally opposed to the sale and planned construction of the park. The City of Brantford sold the property for $14 million and said they plan to use the proceeds to build affordable housing elsewhere in the city. “I don’t know how they can sell something that doesn’t belong to them,” said Bomberry. The people have not received any legal notice to leave and Brantford Police have maintained their distance from the site, with a private security company keeping watch at the front

gate instead. Bomberry was alone when he took the action on Saturday and was later joined by others from Six Nations. City residents have offered support, as well. “We’re hunkering down for the winter time,” said Bomberry. In preparation for construction, the city has conducted a number of archaeological digs on the property. The digs came to a halt this past summer to allow Six Nations monitors to be on site. Bomberry said a number of items have been discovered during digs, including bones, arrowheads and pottery. Indigenous monitors have become common in Ontario where projects sit on unceded or contested Indigenous land. In the meantime, the City of Brantford is calling the occupation “unlawful” and said “alleged criminal acts” took place at the site over the weekend, “including trespassing, breaking and entering, and vandalism.” “The City condemns any actions or behaviours that cause irreparable harm to the health, safety, and economic vitality of the City, including the behaviours of those illegally occupying these lands, those who have encouraged this behaviour, and those who may be actively

Volunteers help set up a fire at the site of the former Arrowdale Golf Course in Brantford and say they are making preparations to peacefully occupy the premesis, which they say is part of an ongoing Six Nations land claim. DURIC

aiding and abetting criminal activity,” the city said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “The lands at 282 Stanley Street in Brantford have been

lawfully and peacefully owned and operated by the City of Brantford for approximately 100 years and remain in the sole and exclusive ownership of

the City. The decision to sell these lands to support the City’s plan to develop affordable housing was upheld by the Courts in Ontario.”

The property sits on land that is the subject of an ongoing court case Six Nations filed in 1994 for what it deems an, “illegal dispossession of Indian lands.” The case is expected to be heard for the first time in September 2022. “The broader matter of indigenous land claims is a complex issue and one that is not within the City of Brantford’s jurisdiction to resolve,” the city said in the statement. “These matters require significant input from the Federal and Provincial Governments and the Indigenous community and often involve an accounting for profits but not the return of land. Furthermore, to be clear, the City of Brantford has and continues to engage with Six Nations of the Grand River regarding these lands. Six Nations representatives have been and continue to be very involved in the archaeological plan for this site.” A tent and fire have been set up and visitors have been dropping off supplies and food since Saturday. Bomberry said he thought about operating a business on the property. “Six Nations (is) taking back what is inherently ours,” he said.

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HALDIMAND COUNTY The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment has charged a motorist with stunt driving over the weekend in Haldimand County.    On Monday, October 11, 2021, at 12:10 p.m., OPP stopped a vehicle on Argyle Street North in Caledonia that was travelling more than 40 km/ hour above the posted 50 km/hour speed limit. Police have charged Joshua SHOLER 26-yearsold of Caledonia, with Stunt Driving - 40km/h or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to Section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. The

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Community survey shows residents want options for internet service DONNA DURIC

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A survey conducted by Six Nations of the Grand River on internet service provider preference in the community shows an even split between those who want to support First Nations Cable and those who want to have Rogers when it comes to choosing an internet service provider. SNGR’s Senior Administrative Officer Darrin Jamieson presented the survey, completed by the Connectivity Broadband Task Force. That Task Force is chaired by Jamieson and was mandated by the Elected Council to gather data about what the community wants and needs for internet services, and to find out what market options are out there to improve connectivity on the territory. Currently, though Six Nations is in the middle of the most densely populated part of Canada and surrounded by urban spread — most areas on-reserve have unreliable or no internet and cellphone data coverage areas. That, according to Jamieson, was a huge stumbling block for Six Nations residents and stu-

The results are in - and Six Nations residents want to see multiple internet service providers cover the Territory, giving people a choice in what company suits their needs the best. The Broadband Task Force Chairperson Darrin Jamieson presented results from a community survey at Tuesday nights General Council meeting and says he is hopeful that fibre optic internet cable will be installed bringing highspeed internet services to Six Nations households by early next year. SNGR

A third-party company was hired to tabulate the results to maintain independence from the results, he said. Residents overwhelmingly said their provider of choice would be Rogers, at 39 percent, followed by First Nations Cable at 38.1 per cent. However, the survey

dents who were required to work and learn from home during the ongoing pandemic lockdowns of 2020-2021. In total 314 surveys were filled out, which, when compared to the on-reserve population of close to 15,000, is considered statistically significant, said Jamieson.

found that residents from different areas of the reserve had different preferences on who their service provider should be based on where they live. A local company, First Nations Cable, was the provider of choice for First Line residents, followed by Rogers and Xplorenet, both at 23.5

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percent. While residents from Third Line were 56 percent in favour of Rogers as an ISP and 23 percent preferring First Nations Cable. The survey found that 96% of residents wanted to see internet services provided as soon as possible and that 98% wanted to have a variety of choice for who they could select as their internet service provider. The survey also found that the major driver behind what influenced people to choose a service provider, however, was supporting local business, at 37 percent, followed by connection strength and quality at 35.7 percent. “Regardless of what services are coming onto the territory, residents have a choice to decide who they are going to remain with,” said Jamieson. “They can choose to switch providers if there is a better offering. I think that is a good thing. We are trying to provide choice to the community.” 75% of people said they chose Rogers because of its reliability. 11% said because of its customer service. 92% of people said they chose First Nations Cable because it’s a local business. As for why people chose Xplorenet, 40% of people said it was because

they were happy with what they already have. Jamieson reported that the results of the survey were shared with all service providers involved and says there has been a meeting with Rogers and First Nations Cable and also between Xplorenet and First Nations Cable to look at ways to work together. No specifics were available on the details of the arrangement but says options are being explored to find solutions that will bring reliable internet service options to Six Nations as quickly as possible. “They all took the results to heart and they’ve all come to the table to explore what those options might be,” said Jamieson. This was promising, according to Jamieson, who said Rogers previously committed to lay fibre optic internet cable around the community throughout the winter to see high speed connectivity across the reserve by early next year. The survey is part of a larger plan to have reliable, affordable Internet provided to the whole community by 2023. Jamieson said the results of the survey will be made available on SNGRs website in the coming days.


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Cannabis Commission to hand out first retail license Nov. 1 DONNA DURIC

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The Six Nations Cannabis Commission is set to issue its first retail licensing permit on Nov. 1, with licensed cannabis stores tentatively set to open on November 15. It will be the first time a retail license has been issued since Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council created the Commission in the spring of 2019 to develop the Six Nations Cannabis Control Law, it’s regulations and build the policies to regulate the cannabis industry on Six Nations Territory. The Commission’s new Executive Director, lawyer

Verna George, introduced herself at a general council meeting Tuesday night where she shared that both production and retail licenses are close to being issued. “I was so excited about this opportunity,” said George, who is from Six Nations but lives on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. “I’m very happy to give back to my community, in this project. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the community.” The Commission is currently processing six cannabis production facility licenses. One production license has already been issued. The facility was constructed to meet, and even exceed, Health Canada standards, said

George. “Our industry regulatory consultants [CannDelta] were incredibly impressed with this facility,” said George. “The applicant invested significant time and resources.” CannDelta said, “It is a shining star in the community’s record to self-regulate.” Part of the commission’s mandate is to inspect production facilities to ensure they meet the standards for safety and quality outlined in the Six Nations Cannabis Control Law, which came into effect on June 21. The other production license applicants are in different stages of construction. Two are close to being ready for inspections.

Five retail license applications are currently being processed. The retail licensing process is much less involved than the process for issuing licenses for cannabis producers, “so expect those to move along quickly,” said George. Two of the five retail locations have nearly completed construction. The maximum number of licenses a single retail applicant can hold is set at 5. George said the Commission is also looking to hire a communications staffer soon. George said anyone with questions can email her at info@sncannabis. com or executivedirector@sncannabis.com.

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imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content and is returning October 19 to 24 with in-person and virtual events. The festival will celebrate in the Harvest with more than 145 works from artists representing 51 Indigenous nations giving voice to more than 26 Indigenous languages. Executive Director of imagineNATIVE Naomi Johnson said she is eager to see the return of live events. “We, like everyone else, are eager to see a return to a physical and live event, but our main priority is and has always been the health and well being of the artists, festival-goers, our staff and community,” said Johnson “We hope that those who have supported imagineNATIVE will return to this online presentation to engage and enjoy in Indigenous creative works with our digital offering at the Festival in October.” Building off the success of last year’s virtual Festival, imagineNATIVE will offer six days of online programming including the presentation of film,

The world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content, imagiNATIVE, is returning October 19 to 24. IMAGINATIVE

digital + interactive works, audio, exhibitions, special events, and more. The highly anticipated Industry Days professional development series will also return October 20 to 23, with a series of panels, workshops, networking and social activities specifically focused on advancing the careers, artistry, and networks of Indigenous screen content creators. The decision to mount a digital presentation resulted from a series of discussions that included imagineNATIVE leadership, the board of directors, and other stakeholders. The 2020 online festival

allowed for a broader outreach with over 29,576 viewing across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and select European countries. “2020 was a year of unprecedented firsts and we were touched by the vibrant and engaged community who supported us during the first digital Festival,” said Johnson. "We recognize that we are in a privileged position in having the opportunity to build off our online space – to create a place for us to gather and present these artistic works. We could not have come to this decision without the support

of those mentioned, as well as our public funders, sponsors, partners, and individual donors.” Some highlights of the event are expecting to include: - The Opening Night Gala Night Raiders by Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis), a nationally broadcasted in-person screening and Q&A at TIFF Bell Lightbox - The Ontario premiere of Portraits From A Fire by Trevor Mack (Tŝilhqot'in (Chilcotin), the first-ever full-length Tsilhqot'in film - The world premiere of Akornatsinniittut Kiinappalik (Among Us - The Masked Man) by Greenland's Marc Fussing Rosbach (Inuk) - The Canadian premiere of Mo'ui Faingata'a (Brutal Lives), the first-ever English/Tongan language drama The International premiere of Warrior Spirit by Landon Dyksterhouse (Navajo), about the first Native American UFC champion Nicco Montano The Closing Night Gala Iwianch, el Diablo Venado (Iwianch, the Devil Deer) by José Cardoso (Achuar/ Shuar) as a virtual screening For more event information visit, festival.imaginenative.org.

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Understanding the early life origins of suicide: Vulnerability may begin even before birth By Massimiliano Orri, Assistant Professor, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University and Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention, McGill University Suicide is a tragic event. Unfortunately, every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide. Beyond the premature loss of an individual's life, more that 100 people may be affected by each suicide, including family, friends and community members. People considering their own death have often gone through long periods of intense suffering and internal struggles. They may have endured mental illness and experienced a range of adverse life events. Helping people suffering from a mental disorder and/or going through a difficult time is therefore of the utmost importance to preventing suicide. However, evidence from research conducted in the past two decades has highlighted that suicide is not only the result of such contributing factors around the time of death. Instead, vulnerability to suicide may build up throughout the course of life. It may start with events occurring very early in life, in the perinatal

period and infancy, that have long-lasting influences on suicide in adulthood. The developmental origins of health and diseases In the 1990s, British epidemiologist David Barker noticed that children born with low birth weight (less than 2.5 kilograms) or preterm (before 37 weeks) were more likely to develop chronic conditions such as cardiovascular or metabolic diseases as adults. These observations served as the foundation of the developmental origins of health and diseases (or DOHaD) hypothesis. The DOHaD hypothesis suggests that exposure to environmental influences during the critical period of fetal development could have significant consequences on an individual's short- and long-term health. This knowledge promoted early-life interventions such as prenatal and infant nutrition to improve long-term outcomes. It also supported guidelines to promote quality care before, between and during pregnancies. As such, the DOHaD hypothesis has increased scientific interest in understanding how early-life events influence the risk of other health problems, including suicide. Early-life origins of suicide As researchers with the LIFESPAN research project, our goal is to better understand whether early-life factors influence the risk of suicide later in

life, and how. If early life factors are associated with suicide, suicide prevention strategies need to be implemented early in life. Within the LIFESPAN project, we recently conducted a meta-analysis looking at 42 articles from 21 longitudinal cohort studies from Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It examined associations of 14 early-life factors in the prenatal and perinatal periods _ including low birth weight, obstetric complications, impoverished socio-economic conditions of the family at childbirth and young parental age _ with later suicide. Out of the 14 factors investigated, seven were associated with suicide in adulthood, providing support for the DOHaD hypothesis. The strongest early-life influences on later suicide were parental characteristics such as low parental education, low family socio-economic conditions and young maternal age, as well as restricted fetal growth, including low birth weight. For example, researchers found that children born with a lower birth weight or who were premature were more likely to die by suicide than children born with normal birth weight. They also found that children of teenage parents were more likely to die by suicide than children of older parents, and that children born to parents with lower levels of education were more likely to die by

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suicide than children born to parents with higher levels of education. It is important to note that these are epidemiological findings that should not be directly applied to the single individual, but rather they should be applied to the population. We cannot consider a prematurely born baby as being at risk of suicide, but in a given population, babies born prematurely are, on average, at higher risk of dying by suicide than children born at term. How early-life risk factors increase suicide risk An important followup question is to understand why factors occurring very early in life may influence behaviour happening decades later. A first theory implicates social mechanisms. Socio-economic factors (such as poverty or lower education levels) are key determinants of health and tend to be transmitted from one generation to another. Children born to a family with low financial resources may have restricted access to quality education, health care and life opportunities. This may increase their chances of being confronted with financial and social problems in adulthood, which may in turn increase suicide risk. In other words, social and economic problems that increase suicide risk in adulthood may be, in part, the continuation of the socioeconomic conditions

of the family into which a child was born. This is also true for non-monetary indicators of socio-economic position, such as parental education. Parents who are young and less educated may not have the material and emotional resources to provide their children with the best start in life. Providing resources to young parents from low socio-economic conditions may therefore be an opportunity to improve their child's health in adulthood, and consequently decreasing suicide risk. A second theory implicates brain development. The DOHaD hypothesis states that when the fetus is exposed to adversity, it reacts with adaptations to survive a harsh environment in utero. These adaptations may result in impairments in brain development, which are in turn associated with decreased cognitive skills that may further reduce a person's capacity to deal with stressful events later in life. The capacity to cope with life stress, also known as resilience, is a key protective factor for suicide and mental health problems in general. Reducing risk factors that may determine low birth weight or fetal suffering, such as poor nutrition, infections, exposure to chemicals or hormonal perturbations, is important for the health of the offspring. However, interventions to boost resilience among children who have experienced

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OTTAWA — The federal government is working on exemptions to its newly released mandatory vaccine policy for people in remote Indigenous communities, many of which are only accessible by airplane. The new policy calls for travellers over the age of 12 to provide proof they've received two doses of a Health Canada-approved vaccine at least 14 days before boarding a plane or train. There are 182 communities that have been assessed by Transport Canada or the provinces and territories as ``remote.'' The vast majority are so isolated the only way in and out is by plane, and essential services like medical visits are not accessible by any other

means of transportation. People in Neskantaga First Nation — about 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. — can only get in or out of the community by airplane in the summer, and occasionally ice roads in the winter. ``We rely on air service for pretty much everything. It's just like the highways to us,'' said Gary Quisess, a councillor on the First Nation. People fly in and out of the community for food, medical appointments and even to commute to their jobs, he said, and they have no other options. The community of 400 people, which has been under a boil-water advisory since 1995, recently lifted travel restrictions and now relies heavily on tests to protect against COVID-19. The rates of vaccination in Neskantaga are high, about 98 per cent for adults, but the policy would still have serious

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impacts for those who are still unvaccinated unless exemptions are made. ``I think there should be some room for people that don't get vaccinated,'' he said. ``Where is it going to fall if a person can't get medical help?'' Quisess said the government has not reached out to their band office directly about the new vaccine mandate. Government officials have been meeting with Indigenous organizations and representatives from provincial and territorial

governments to provide possible exemptions or accommodations for remote Indigenous communities, according to a statement from the office of federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. Alghabra's office did not immediately respond to questions about which groups have been consulted, but said accommodations could include asking for a negative molecular COVID-19 test, rather than proof of full vaccination. Quisess said that would be a relief for Neskantaga

where frequent tests are already being done. ``Right now, I think there are some concerns with this new policy,'' he said. ``But on the other side, it's a good way to try to stop the virus from spreading.'' Different communities are handling the virus differently though, he said, and the accommodations may not suit them all. Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in northern Alberta said he supports vaccine passports for travel in and out of his remote community, as long as there is a fair plan to help people who can't get a vaccine for medical reasons. Athabasca Chipewyan is home to about 1,200 people, and more than 80 per cent of those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine have received them, the chief said. As for people in his community who simply

don't want to get their shot, ``they're going to have to think twice about that,'' Adam said. Indigenous Services Canada doesn't provide vaccine rates for First Nations. As of Oct. 5, 786,893 doses have been administered on First Nations, of which 348,757 were second doses. Missinippi Airways, a private air carrier that provides flights to remote communities in Northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nunavut, has also not been consulted by the government about the changes, but said medical-evacuation flights will not be affected. The new vaccine mandate for travellers is set to begin at the end of the month. The government said there would be a grace period of one month, in which unvaccinated passengers can provide a negative test instead.


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JACE KOBLUN

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First Nations Farm & Business Financing

220 North St., Box 100 Stirling Ont. K0K 3E0 1-800-363-0329 www.indianag.on.ca

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FIRST NATIONS AGRICULTURE PROGRAM- TEACHING OPPORTUNITY AT IAPO The First Nations Agriculture for Seven Generations Program was created by IAPO in partnership with AgScape to support increased First Nation participation in the farming and Agriculture Sector. The goal of the project is to engage First Nation Youth’s interest in farming and agri-business possibilities and opportunities.

Position: Seven Generations Lead Working under the supervision of the Program and Communications Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering lessons and presentations on agriculture and food related topics as part of the First Nation Agriculture for Seven Generations Program. This is a Part-time Contract position for delivery of class lessons throughout school year.

Responsibilities IAPO will work with the Seven Generations Lead to deliver virtual Ontario curriculum-linked lessons to First Nations secondary school students in north eastern and south western Ontario, with the goal of returning to in-class delivery once the challenges of the pandemic subside. The Seven Generations Lead will have a variety of opportunities to participate in agriculture education events. Seven Generations Lead will also work with IAPO staff to develop a local network of schools and events in which to deliver lessons and presentations using IAPO materials.

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Preference will be given to First Nations educators in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers Bachelor of Education, recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers (IAPO will accept applicants who may be in their final year of their degree and are wanting to gain experience) Applications will also be considered from those with alternate teaching experience Knowledge and experience working with First Nation youth Knowledge and experience in agriculture, farming and food production Must have access to a vehicle Possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills Have the ability to take initiative and self-manage Communicate effectively through a variety of oral and written forms

How to apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Program and Communications Coordinator: kayla@indianag.on.ca.

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. But how has the Government of Canada been delivering on these recommendations? Let’s take a look at what’s being done under National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (Call to Actions 77 to 78) as we continue this series on the TRC Calls to Action. Call to Action 77: Work with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to identify and collect copies of all records relevant to the history and legacy of the residential school system The Government of Canada’s website states

that The Government of Canada is not the lead on a response for Call to Action 77. The following is a review of the Government of Canada’s response on Call to Action 77 from ReconciliAction YEG, a project aimed at providing a connection between legal topics and social media. Since this Call to Action is directed at archives, the focus is on provinces and municipalities to take action. The difficulty of creating a complete and accurate record of the residential school system stems from several factors. The residential school system involved over 135 schools and several different government departments and church organizations, lasted over a century and had traumatic consequences on the survivors. Despite these challenges, it is absolutely essential that Canadians develop a clear understanding of the residential school system and documentation is an important element of that understanding. As of 2018, the Chief Archivist of NCTR, Ray-

mond Frogner reported that provinces, municipalities and communities were co-operating with the NCTR by providing records. However, some religious orders have refused to turn over residential school records to the NCTR, including schools like St. Anne’s in Ontario, where abuse was especially rampant and egregious. As of December 2020, the St. Anne’s Residential School records have not been released, despite court orders to do so. Due to the lack of accountability shown by these religious groups, we are assigning a D grade to this Call to Action. It is time for transparency and accountability for the role each party played in the residential school system. Call to Action 78: Commit to making a funding contribution of $10 million over seven years to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, plus more to assist communities to research and produce histories of their own residential school experience and their involvement in truth,

CITY OF BRANTFORD

THREE GRAND RIVER CROSSINGS MUNICIPAL CLASS EA

NOTICE OF CLASS EA SCHEDULE CHANGE AND VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE #3 The Study

Virtual Public Information Centre #3

In March 2020, the City of Brantford initiated a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for three crossings over the Grand River, including the Lorne Bridge, Brant’s Crossing Bridge and the TH&B Crossing Bridge. The study is intended to identify the short and long-term plans for the three Grand River Crossings. The last Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC #2) was held between March and April 2021. PIC #2 presented the recommended solutions for each crossing, which included the following recommendations:

PIC #3 will review design alternatives for the recommended solutions and we welcome interested parties to review and provide comments to the Project Team. PIC slides will be posted to the project webpage on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Lorne Bridge: Rehabilitate Brant’s Crossing Bridge: Replace and Raise TH&B Crossing Bridge: Rehabilitate and Remove at End of Useful Life A copy of the presentation material and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet are available on the City’s webpage for this project. Class EA Schedule Change Due to the anticipated costs associated with implementing the recommendation solutions, the City will finalize the study in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process for Schedule ‘C’ activities, under the Environmental Assessment Act.

A virtual live meeting for PIC #3 will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by a two-week question submission period, closing Thursday November 4, 2021. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document will be posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. All content, including this notice and instructions on how to submit questions and how to register to attend the virtual presentation will be posted on the project webpage:

brantford.ca/ThreeGrandRiverCrossings

Future project updates will also be posted to the above webpage. If you wish to submit comments or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact:

Gagan Batra

City Project Manager City of Brantford 58 Dalhousie Street Brantford, ON N3T 2J2 519.759.4150 ext. 5426 Email: gbatra@brantford.ca

Jack Turner, P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager GM BluePlan Engineering Limited 650 Woodlawn Road West, Block C, Unit 2, Guelph, ON N1K 1B8 519.824.8150 ext. 1237 jack.turner@gmblueplan.ca

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.


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Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day CANADIAN PRESS

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples' Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples. The day will be observed Oct. 11, along with Columbus Day, which is established by Congress. While Native Americans have campaigned for years for local and national days in recognition of the country's indigenous peoples, Biden's announcement appeared to catch many by surprise. ``This was completely unexpected. Even though we've been talking about it and wanting it for so long,'' said Hillary Kempenich, an artist and member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. In 2019, she and other tribal members successfully campaigned for her town of Grand Forks, N.D., to replace Columbus Day with a day recognizing Native peoples. ``I'm kind of overwhelmed with joy,'' said Kempenich. She was waiting Friday afternoon for her eighth-grade daughter, who grew up challenging teachers' depictions of Columbus, to come home from school so Kempenich could share the news. ``For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures,'' Biden wrote in the Indigenous Peoples' Day proclamation. ``Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples' resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.'' In a separate proclamation on Columbus Day, Biden praised the role of Italian Americans in U.S. society, but also referenced the violence and harm Columbus and other explorers of the age brought about on the Americas. Making landfall in what

is now the Bahamas on Oct. 12, 1492, Columbus, an Italian, was the first of a wave of European explorers who decimated Native populations in the Americas in quests for gold and other wealth, including people to enslave. ``Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities,'' Biden wrote. ``It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury these shameful episodes of our

Biden signed Indigenous Peoples Day into effect. FILE

past _ that we face them honestly, we bring them to the light, and we do all we can to address them.'' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden ``felt strongly'' about recognizing Indig-

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enous Peoples Day. Asked if Biden might seek to end marking Columbus Day as a federal holiday, she replied, ``I don't have any predictions at this point.'' John Echohawk, executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, said the president's decision to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day was an important step. ``Big changes happen from each small step, and we hope this administration intends to continue making positive steps towards shaping a brighter future for all citizens,'' Echohawak said.

Biden's acknowledgment of the suffering of Native Americans also marked a break from President Donald Trump's ardent defense of ``intrepid heroes'' like Columbus in his 2020 proclamation of the holiday. ``Sadly, in recent years, radical activists have sought to undermine Christopher Columbus' legacy,'' Trump said at the time. ``These extremists seek to replace discussion of his vast contributions with talk of failings, his discoveries with atrocities, and his achievements with transgressions.''

Biden made the announcement on the same day the White House was disclosing its plans to restore territory to two sprawling national monuments in Utah that Trump had stripped of protections. One, Bears Ears, is on land that Native American tribes consider sacred. Biden's campaign against Trump saw tribal activists mobilize to get out votes for the Democrat, in activism that tribal members credited with helping Biden win some Western states.

Notice of Public Information Centre #1 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Cainsville Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Servicing Plan The County of Brant invites you to engage with us as we evaluate ways to provide water, wastewater and stormwater servicing in Cainsville to the 2051 planning horizon. The study will be completed as a Schedule ‘C’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Municipal Engineers Association, June 2000, as amended in 2015). The study will also be guided by the County of Brant Official Plan and the Boundary Adjustment Agreement with the City of Brantford. The study will consider and evaluate alternatives to provide water and wastewater servicing and stormwater management to the entire Cainsville community as shown in the map. This includes expanding services to currently unserviced areas within the settlement boundary. It will identify the preferred drinking water supply, storage and distribution alternative, the preferred wastewater treatment and sanitary sewage collection alternative and the preferred stormwater management alternatives to prepare for long term growth through to the 2051 horizon. All information for this project will be posted on the County’s website at www.engagebrant.ca. A recorded presentation will be posted ahead of the meeting date so that interested community members can view the information and submit questions ahead of the virtual public meeting.

Public consultation is this project. We’re comments. A virtual public present the study objectives, alternative solutions, the next steps in the process. public meeting via Zoom to County of Brant staff.

Wednesday, October 28, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sign up to attend at www.engagebrant.ca

important for the success of interested in receiving your meeting is planned to the list of preliminary evaluation criteria and the Sign up to attend the virtual discuss the project with

For further information relating to this project or to be added to the project mailing list, please contact either of the following members of the study team: Ms. Rika Law, P.Eng., PMP Mr. Mark Maxwell, P.Eng. R.V. Anderson Associates Limited Corporation of the County of Brant 2001, Sheppard Ave E, Suite 300 26 Park Ave, Burford, ON, N0E 1A0 Toronto, ON, M2J 4Z8 Tel: 519-449-2451 Ext. 2232 Tel: 416-497-8600 Ext. 1209 Fax: 519.449.2454 E-mail: rlaw@rvanderson.com E-mail: mark.maxwell@brant.ca Comments and information regarding this Municipal Class Environmental Assessment are being collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Notices and updates will be posted on the County of Brant’s website, www.engagebrant.ca.


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Glenn Styres among 16 new members to be inducted into the CMHF By TRT Staff with notes from the CMHF Website TORONTO — Following a successful nomination process conducted through the Spring and Summer, the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced at the end of last month that 16 individuals will be honoured as new members. Ten will be inducted in the Competitors, Motorsport Builders, Team Members and Significant Contributors category, with six more to be honoured in the Media category. Among the 10, styles

Glenn Styres.

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is named amongst John Bondar, Patrick Carpentier, Bertrand Godin, Brian Graham, John Graham, Colin Hine, Kandy Mitton, Howie Scannell and Bill Zardo Sr. Not only the owner of the Ohsweken Speedway

and beginning to race himself in 2000, Styres managed to amass nearly 30 career victories in various series and primarily races of 360 and 410 Sprint Cars. Sprint cars can weigh 1,400 pounds and have engines between 700 and 900 horsepower. In all, more than 40 individuals and organizations – representing varied racing disciplines and regions across Canada – were nominated for consideration. Once the period for nominations closed, the CMHF Independent Selection Committees reviewed and scored the nominations, and recom-

mended the individuals to be inducted to the Board of Directors. The CMHF Induction Gala is scheduled to take place during the Canadian International Autoshow (CIAS), in February 2022, in Toronto. The 15-member inductee class of 2020 will also be recognized at that ceremony, as the CIAS didn’t take place in February 2021 due to the pandemic. Additional details regarding the new inductees and the Induction Gala are set to be announced in the near future.

Ending the stigma: Carey Price enters player assistance program STAFF REPORT

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MONTREAL — In the days after the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Carey Price is now among those athletes receiving love and support as he enters a player assistance program. The NHL announced that the Montreal Canadiens goaltender is entering the NHL and NHLPA's player assistance program and the goaltender entered the program voluntarily, without further comment. He had been away from the team with what the team said was non-COVID related. The program itself is explained as “assisting players and their families with mental health, substance abuse and other matters.”

Carey Price is taking a break for health reasons. It is not related to substance abuse or other addictions but placing too much pressure on himself. ESPN

Last Friday, Price’s wife, Angela Price provided the following message to her Instagram page: “Part of the privilege of being in the position our family is in, is that we also get a public platform to show how there is and can be a path to light for anyone who is struggling. No matter what is on the line, we hope we can community the important of putting

your mental health first not just by saying it, but by showing up and doing the work to get better. Carey’s showing up for himself and our family and making the absolute best decision possible for us. I will continue to show up for him and our kids and seek out the support the I may need on any given day. And it’s incredi-bly important to us to show our kids that

asking for helps, and letting yourself be supported by there is not just okay, but encouraged - anytime, and under any circumstance.” But amidst much speculation, according to a radio segment on 98.5FM, a former Canadiens goalie coach explained that Price is not suffering from addiction to illegal or prescription drugs, alcohol or gambling, but from a mental health issue related to putting too much pressure on himself. It was noted that Price will be in the program for a minimum of 30 days but is expected to rejoin his teammates on the ice before the end of 2021. He is of Nuxalk and Southern Carrier Indigenous heritage, and his mother Lynda was the first woman elected to the board of directors for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

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Iroquois Nationals roster unveiled for WLS Sixes event STAFF REPORT

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On October 8, the Iroquois Nationals revealed their roster for the World Lacrosse Sport Sixes event on October 23-24 in Sparks, Maryland. Six athletes are set to represent from Six Nations including Brendan Bomberry, Tehoka Nanticoke, Marshall Powless, Alex Kedoh Hill, Vernon Hill and Waren Hill in the roster, along with Lyle Thompson, Jeremy Thompson, Ty Thompson, Kyle Jackson, Jake Fox, Ron John, Mike Lazore, Shonwanonkon Thompson, Larson Sundown, Koleton. Marquis, Trey Deere, Ty Armstrong, Jakob Patterson, Leroy Halftown, Oakley Thomas, Kason Tarbell, Jack Vanvalkenburgh representing Haudenosaunee nations across the board. The choice to provide the event using the “sixes” style of game play is explained on the World Lacrosse website: “To support and encourage the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. To appeal to the next generation of sport participants and fans (up the

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tempo, higher scoring, less specialization), to provide greater access to lacrosse by eliminating barriers to entry (cost, team size, field size), to create greater competitive balance internationally, and fits with the 21st Century framework for the Olympic Games (reduce the cost and complexity of staging the games, hard cap’ on athlete quota).” It was announced during the first day of the World Lacrosse General Assembly on October 10, that along with receiving full recognition status from the International Olympic Committee and the successful launch of the World Lacrosse Sixes discipline and brand. The organization will include the following priorities in the newly approved Strategic Plan: Use 2022 and 2023 events to showcase the best of lacrosse and elevate the sport, grow the number of member countries to 85 while continuing to strengthen existing National and Continental Federations, develop new and diversify existing revenue streams, strengthen relationships with the Olympic family and continue to improve World Lacrosse effectiveness and governance.

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U.S. Lacrosse Fundraising Campaign reaches Six Nations STAFF REPORT

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an online fundraising campaign by the HEADstrong Foundation that is encouraging student-athletes to “toss their razors and grow their mustaches” to raise funds to support families overcome by cancer. The campaign organizers are looking to ignite the philanthropic spirit of the lacrosse community and

raise more $500,000 to strengthen their commitment to supporting families to help go the distance in their fight against cancer. This initiative was brought to the Six Nations Minor Lacrosse by Matt Miller, who is an alumni of the Six Nations Arrows and a current field lacrosse player in support of Limestone College Men’s Lacrosse Team. “Please consider helping The Limestone College Men’s Lacrosse team help raise funds and awareness for families overcome by

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ness. Even just donating $1 goes a long way,” wrote Miller to Facebook.

Brigette Lacquette among PWHPA players on All Star Team games STAFF REPORT

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MINNESOTA — Last week, the PWHPA announced a new series of games which will include a rotating line up of players that will face off against various National Teams in the lead up to the 2022 Olympics. They’ll be known as the Secret All-Star Team as the women deodorant and antiperspirant brand continues its support of the organization and will have a separate, baby blue jersey. The rosters for each series will be picked by the General Managers and

coaches of the hubs. This includes Anishnaabe defenceman Brigette Lacquette, who will also be suiting up with the PWHPA All Stars as they’ll face off Team USA in the series of scrimmages. The first set of games were announced as the PWHPA All Stars will faces off against Team USA on Oct. 14, 15, and 17 in Minnesota, which is where the US National Team is training. The games will not be streamed because USA Hockey has closed all of the teams scrimmages, but the organization plans to live tweet the games and stream other games.

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Growing the Edwadekon:ni Bag to a Weekly Market

CAYUGA — In face of what is being called a referee shortage in the U.S., multiple leagues across the nation have made call outs for hockey officials. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shortage has been brought about by droves of officials retiring or quitting and not having replacements ready to tighten their laces. Unfortunately, the shortage has also reached into Quebec. The critical shortage is being most heavily felt in Outaouais, with an estimated 25 per cent of

officials leaving, and 85 per cent of those departures by referees with 5 to 10 years of experience. But, with the promise of “new official” clinic this season slated for the end of October or early November, the OMHA will provide new recruits for the Haldimand sector in Ontario. It has been noted that a new Referee must be 14 by December 31, 2021, but the call out lists that they are in need of all ages of Referees, young and senior and every age in between. If interested, possible recruits are urged to contact Eric Robertson at hra.assigner@gmail.com or 905-516-3026 for more information.

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grow out their facial hair. They are then prompted to create their own fundraising pages, as Miller has done, on laxmadness. com. Players and teams can then rally and share their progress and compete in weekly competitions by November 1. By November 28, it is hoped that many in need will receive the funds necessary to navigate their fight against the disease, and the foundation will crown a “champion” that raises the most funds.

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Among several U.S. based players that have been affected by the disease, Ollivier Sanon, who this years campaign is dedicated to, is apart of the driving force to help. On March 12, 2021, Sanon’s life was lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). He was an aspiring lacrosse player at St. Anthony's High School in Long Island, NY prior to his diagnosis. Players and teams interested in participating are asked to “toss their razors” between October 19 - November 28, to

Drive-through style, drop off your $10.00 and grab your pre packaged bag. No calling in. While supplies last. For more information please call 519-445-2809

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SNOW REMOVAL TENDERS SNGREC – Six Nations Housing requires responsible individuals or snow removal companies to clear laneways and parking lots for the 2021-2022 winter season. The official property list, qualifications and specifications will be emailed to those interested in bidding. Please call 519-445-2235 for more information. Deadline to submit quote is Monday October 25, 2021 at 3 PM.


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Glenn Gould Prize winner Alanis Obomsawin strikes tone of hope STAFF REPORT

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TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin shared hope for the future of Indigenous Peoples as she accepted the Glenn Gould Prize on Monday for her lifetime contribution to the arts. Nearly one year after the 89-year-old documentary filmmaker was named by an international jury of her peers, she appeared at an in-person ceremony for the $100,000 honour. ``I feel so much love everywhere, so much respect,'' she said in a speech that focused on progress towards a greater understanding of Indigenous lives. ``Contrary to 20 years ago, even up to 10 years ago, whenever there was a showing of injustice ... it was a bother for most Canadians. Now I see, we're in 2021, people are caring. They want to hear.

Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, was recognized for her dedication to chronicling the lives and concerns of First Nations people for more than half a century. ``Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance,'' brought viewers closer to the 1990 Oka Crisis. FILE

They want to see justice to our people.'' ``I am so comforted by the attitude and the change that Canadians, in general, feel towards our people. This is a very, very different time,'' she added in the speech that was streamed online from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. ``It's more profound than hope, what I feel.''

Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, was recognized for her dedication to chronicling the lives and concerns of First Nations people for more than half a century. Her work includes landmark documentaries that shed light on various Indigenous issues. Two of her most notable films put stories on the record in vivid detail.

``Incident at Restigouche'' captured the police raids on the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation in 1981, while ``Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance,'' brought viewers closer to the 1990 Oka Crisis. Established in 1987, the Glenn Gould Prize is awarded every other year and named after the acclaimed Canadian piano virtuoso who died in 1982

at age 50. Past recipients include late U.S. opera singer Jessye Norman, U.S. composer Philip Glass, Canadian theatre icon Robert Lepage and late Canadian poet/songwriter Leonard Cohen. Laurie Anderson, the Grammy-winning musician and U.S. visual artist, was the chairwoman of this year's international jury, which included Indian pianist Surojeet Chatterji, U.K. author Neil Gaiman, French designer Philippe Starck and Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany. Throughout her speech, Obomsawin drew connections to future generations, saying ``there's nothing more precious or special than children'' and that she's always felt changes in the educational system were one important pathway to reaching them. ``Children are not born racist; they learn those feelings from adults,'' she said. ``I always knew the children had to hear another

story.... I really, really believed that somehow if I could get to the classroom, maybe I could influence something else. And it did happen.'' As part of the prize, Obomsawin was able to select a young artist to receive the $15,000 City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protege Prize. She chose Ojibwe filmmaker Victoria Anderson-Gardner, whose project ``Becoming Nakuset,'' won best short film and the audience award at the 2020 ImagineNative film festival. Obomsawin closed her speech by addressing Indigenous youth and their future. ``You look in the mirror and you began to believe what people say you are. That's all over. We're going someplace where we've never been before,'' she said. ``All our beautiful people. They never knew how beautiful they were and I want to keep reminding them until I go.''

Delivering on TRC recommendations 84 to 86: media and reconciliation STAFF REPORT

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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. But how has the Government of Canada been delivering on these recommendations? Let’s take a look at what’s being done under museums and archives (Calls to Action

67 to 70) as we continue this series on the TRC Calls to Action. Call to Action 84: Restore and increase funding to the CBC/Radio-Canada, to enable Canada's national public broadcaster to support reconciliation, and be reflective of the diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples, including, but not limited to: Increasing Aboriginal programming, including Aboriginal-language speakers; increasing equitable access for Aboriginal peoples to jobs, leadership positions, and professional development opportunities within the organization; continuing to provide dedicated news coverage and online pub-

TRC recommends that Canada include Indigenous languages in media and reflect diverse culture. PHOTO BY X

lic information resources on issues of concern to Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians, including the history and legacy of residential schools and the reconciliation process. Call to Action 85: Call upon the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network to support reconciliation, including but not limited to:

Continuing to provide leadership in programming and organizational culture that reflects the diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples; Continuing to develop media initiatives that inform and educate the Canadian public, and connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.

Call to Action 86: Call upon Canadian journalism programs and media schools to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal– Crown relations The Government of Canada is not the lead on a response for Call to Action 86. According to Indigenous Watchdog, an online platform tracking each Call to Action and who is accountable for each outcome, Call to Action 86 is still in progress. Multiple initiatives are underway at most Schools

of Journalism. On June 11, 2019, the Canadian Association of Journalists response to the MMIWG Final report accepts specific actions addressed to members of the Media. On Sept. 3, 2020, an updated edition of “Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers” with updates addressing Idle No More and Indigenous genocide was announced. Book indicates media has improved its depiction of Indigenous people but still fails to understand the indigenous worldview – especially the Indigenous relationship to the land that does not recognize the concept of individual property.


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Indigenous Peoples Day marked with celebrations, protests By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word. The federal holiday created decades ago to recognize Christopher Columbus' sighting in 1492 of what came to be known as the Americas increasingly has been rebranded as Indigenous Peoples Day. For Michaela Pavlat, cultural interpreter at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, the day is one of celebration, reflection and recognition that Indigenous communities are fighting for land rights, for the U.S. government to uphold treaties, and for visibility and understanding. ``As long as you're on Native land and stolen

land, it's Indigenous Peoples Day,'' said Pavlat, who is Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians (Anishinaabe). ``We have a lot of movement and a lot of issues we're facing in our communities, and you can have that conversation every day.'' EVENTS THIS YEAR More than a dozen protesters linked arms and sat along the White House fence line Monday to call on the Biden administration to do more to combat climate change and ban fossil fuels. Others cheered and chanted in support from across the street as police blocked off the area with yellow tape and arrested the seated protesters. The Andrew Jackson statue at the center of Lafayette Park was defaced with the words ``Expect Us'' _ part of a rallying cry used by Indigenous people who have been fighting against fossil fuel pipelines. Jackson, a slave-owning president, forced Cherokees and

many other Native Americans on deadly marches out of their southern homelands. ``Indigenous people have been on the front lines of protecting the land, the people, and it's time for the government and these huge systems to do more,'' said Angel Charley, of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, who was among the protesters. Indigenous groups also planned protests in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the Boston Marathon, race organizers honored 1936 and '39 winner Ellison ``Tarzan'' Brown and three-time runner-up Patti Catalano Dillon, a member of the Mi'kmaq tribe. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a member of Laguna Pueblo, said she ran for missing and slain Indigenous people and their families, the victims of the boarding school era and the ``promise that our voices are being heard and will have a part in an equitable and just future

in this new era.'' Others gathered for prayers, dances and other commemorations in cities across the U.S. On social media, people posted educational resources that included maps of Indigenous land, ways to support Indigenous communities, and recommendations for television shows and films that prominently feature Indigenous people, like ``Reservation Dogs.'' WHAT'S NEW? President Joe Biden last week issued the first presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day, the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus Columbus Day in recognition of the Italian explorer's brutal treatment of people who already occupied what came to be known as the Americas. About 20 states observe Indigenous Peoples Day by law, through proclamation or other action, along with cities and universities across the country. Oregon recognized In-

digenous Peoples Day on Monday, months after its Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill in support of the change from Columbus Day. In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers joined the leaders from tribes in the state and issued a formal apology for Wisconsin's role in Native American boarding schools era. NOT JUST A CELEBRATION The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian on Monday hosted a virtual conversation about mixed Black and Indigenous identity and how the struggles of one side sometimes get overshadowed by the other. Joy SpearChief-Morris pointed to the Civil Rights movement and the Red Power movement, which included the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco more than 50 years ago. ``Both groups support-

ed each other, but we don't really talk about the Red Power movement,'' said SpearChief-Morris, who is African American and Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe) from Canada. The panelists noted that Afro-Indigenous identity goes back generations. ``Everything that we do is to bring about Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty on this land and to dismantle white supremacy and settler colonialism,'' said Amber Starks, who is African American and a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. ``And I'd like to add racial capitalism'' Kyle Mays, an assistant professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who is Black and Saginaw Anishinaabe, acknowledged the work isn't easy. While Indigenous Peoples Day is ``cool,'' he said, ``I don't want a day for celebration. I want justice.''

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Another armed Indigenous vigilante group appears in Mexico The Canadian Press TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Another armed Indigenous vigilante group has appeared in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. In a video posted on social media Thursday, a group of about 30 masked men are seen holding mainly hunting rifles and shotguns in the woods. The group said it is made up of members of the Tzeltal and Tojolabal communities from the rural township of Altamirano. The group's spokesman said he would not reveal the name of the self-styled ``self defense'' group, ``out

of respect'' for the rebels of the Zapatista movement who hold territory near by. The masked spokesman read a statement condemning the rich, politicians, thieves and ``the exploitation of our resources.'' In July, a couple of hundred armed men descended on another Chiapas mountain township, Pantelho, and burned vehicles and at least a dozen homes, vandalized the town hall and abducted 21 people, causing hundreds of residents to flee. That vigilante group, called ``El Machete,'' formed armed brigades,

pledging to fight the incursion of drug cartels in the largely Indigenous mountain communities of Chiapas. Those vigilantes, who appear to include members of the Tzotzil group, also called themselves a ``self-defense force,'' a phenomenon seen for years in some western Mexican states. After El Machete announced its presence earlier this month, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would not accept the presence of the so-called self-defense forces, which have often themselves been allied with criminal gangs.

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

LOCATION: Ohsweken

B.C. reaches $65M funding deal VANCOUVER — The B.C. government has signed an agreement with a First Nation to provide $65 million in funding to support land restoration and cultural programs, four months after a court ruled the province had breached the nation's rights. Indigenous Relations Minister Murray Rankin says the initial agreement will provide $35 million for Blueberry River First Nations to undertake land restoration activities and create jobs for band

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: -

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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: October 15, 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: justineb@grpseo.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

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.

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it allowed development such as forestry and natural gas extraction without Blueberry River's approval. Rankin says the government wants a better relationship with Indigenous people and agreements like the one signed with Blueberry River will help achieve that goal. Chief Marvin Yahey of Blueberry River First Nations says he's pleased the province took the court ruling seriously and has committed to working with the band.

Applications for a contract position for Constable with the Six Nations Police are now being called for.

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The Senior Administration Assistant with the GRPSEO reports to and is directly responsible to the Director of Post Secondary Student Services for:

members and business opportunities for companies operating in the region. The other $30 million will go toward helping the First Nation protect its cultural way of life and expanding its land management resources, as well as restoring the health of wildlife through management programs. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in June that the provincial government had breached the nation's rights under Treaty 8, signed more than 120 years ago, because

SIX NATIONS POLICE Constable - Contract Position

DETAILS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time employment 37.5 hours weekly.

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.

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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:

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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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Six Nations Band member preferred

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Previous policing related experience Law and security courses, etc.

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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Quebec health care scrutinized The Canadian Press JOLIETTE, Que. — Members of an Atikamekw community northeast of Montreal are slowly regaining their trust in Quebec's health-care system, a year after Joyce Echaquan died in a hospital northeast of Montreal, according to Chief Paul-Emile Ottawa. ``Confidence is slowly returning,'' Ottawa, the chief of the Atikamekw Council of Manawan, told reporters Thursday at a joint press conference with the regional health authority that manages the hospital where Echaquan died in September 2020. He said he's ``very happy and particularly proud'' of the steps taken by the regional health board to improve its relationship with the Atikamekw community. ``We're taking our first steps, but never has such collaboration existed in the past,'' Ottawa said. ``There are changes that have taken place, but there are definitely still things to improve. So, we're working very hard to ensure that

our goals of reconciliation are met.'' Earlier this week, coroner Gehane Kamel said Echaquan, an Atikamekw mother of seven, would likely still be alive if she were a white woman and that systemic racism ``undeniably'' contributed to her death. Kamel's report found that her demise was accidental, but avoidable. The coroner concluded Echaquan's initial diagnosis was based on prejudice and she wasn't properly monitored before finally being transferred to intensive care. Echaquan died of a pulmonary edema that was linked to a rare heart condition. Maryse Poupart, who was named CEO of the regional health authority in March, said she welcomed the coroner's recommendations for her agency, adding that all eight recommendations had either been implemented or were part of existing plans. Kamel also recommended that the Quebec government acknowledge the existence of systemic

racism and root it out of institutions. Quebec Premier Francois Legault has denied that systemic racism exists in Quebec. When asked if she acknowledged the existence of systemic racism, Poupart said she appreciated things have to change at the health board, but she said she wouldn't enter into a debate on semantics. The health agency has hired several staff members to help improve relations with Atikamekw patients and a woman from Manawan has been appointed to the authority's board, Poupart said. Thirty per cent of employees have completed a sensitivity training session, she said, adding that a more in-depth training program will be implemented later this fall. A designated staff member to receive complaints from members of Indigenous communities will soon be hired, Poupart said. Steps are also being taken to improve staff-patient ratios, another issue that was raised in the coroner's report.

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Six Nations Development Corporation – Chiefswood Park

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Original Traders Energy

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Haudenosaunee Development Institute

Full-time

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Junior Community Mentor

Health Promotions, Health Services

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Mental Wellness Counselor (2 Positions)

Mental Health and Addictions, Health Services

Contract

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Financial Analyst

Finance, Central Administration

Full-time

TBD

Aboriginal Alternate Dispute Resolution (AADR) Coordinator

Administration, Social Services

Full-time

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PSW (Multiple Positions)

Iroquois Lodge, Health Services

Part-time

TBD

October 6, 2021 Chiefswood Park Attendant

Band Representative (3 Positions)

Child & Family Services, Social Services

Contract – 1 Year

TBD

October 6, 2021

Resource Consultant Assistant

Child Care Services, Social Services

Contract (Maternity) TBD

Family Support Worker

Child & Family Services, Social Services

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Counselling Unit Administrative Assistant

Child & Family Services, Social Services

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Behaviour Unit Administrative Assistant

Child & Family Services, Social Services

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Clinical Services Worker

Child & Family Services, Social Services

Full-time

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October 6, 2021 Operations Manager Development Coordinator

Vital Statistics Officer

Lands & Membership

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Environmental Technician Trainee Lands & Membership

Contract

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Cultural and Language Instructor Child Care Services, Social Services

Full-time

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Marketing Coordinator

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October 1, 2021

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October 3,2021

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Part-time

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Hot Food Deli

Townline Variety

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Indspire

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Native Women’s Centre

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October 18, 2021

Brantford Native Housing

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Personal Support Services, Health Services

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October 13, 2021 Group Visits & Cultural Interpreter

Woodland Cultural Centre

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Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Services, Health Services

Contract – 1 Year

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October 13, 2021 Etiya’takenhas Shelter Relief Counsellor

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

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TBD

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Health Transformation Policy Analyst

Administration, Health Services

Contract

TBD

October 13, 2021 Electoral Officer

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Contract

TBD

Until filled

Alternative Care Resource Team (2 positions)

Ogwadeni:deo, Social Services

Full-time

TBD

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Group studies scourge of missing, murdered Native Hawaiians CANADIAN PRESS

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HONOLULU — At first, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha'a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive. He would punish her for breaking ambiguous, undefined ``rules,'' only to later say he was sorry and shower her with flowers and lavish presents. After a while, he led the Honolulu high school senior — a 17-year-old minor — into Hawaii's commercial sex industry. ``I shouldn't be here with everything that was going on. I should be dead. And the majority of the people who are in my situation are missing or dead,'' said Maha'a, who is Native Hawaiian. Maha'a got out of that world years ago and is now a married mother of four. But it's on her mind as she joins a new task force studying the issue of missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women and girls. She reminds herself of her plight every day so she can fight for others similarly trapped and vulnerable. The panel, created by the state House earlier this year, aims to gather data and identify the reasons behind the problem. As of now, few figures exist, but those that do suggest Native Hawaiians are disproportionately represented among the state's sex trafficking victims. Its work comes amid renewed calls for people to pay more attention to missing and killed Indigenous women and girls and other people of color after the recent disappearance of Gabby Petito, a white woman, triggered widespread national media coverage and extensive searches by law enforcement. Petito's body was later found in Wyoming. Several states formed similar panels after a groundbreaking report by the Urban Indian Health Institute found that of more than 5,700 cases of missing and slain Indigenous girls in dozens of U.S. cities in 2016, only 116 were logged in a Justice Department database. Wyoming's task force

determined 710 Indigenous people disappeared there between 2011 and September 2020 and that Indigenous people made up 21% of homicide victims even though they are only 3% of the population. In Minnesota, a task force led to the creation of a dedicated office to provide ongoing attention and leadership on the issue. The Urban Indian Health Institute's report didn't include data on the state of Hawaii because the organization is funded by the Indian Health Service, a U.S. agency that serves Native Americans and Alaska Natives but not Native Hawaiians. The Seattle institute

didn't have the resources to extend the study to the islands, Director Abigail Echo-Hawk said. It's not the first time Native Hawaiians have been sidelined in the broader national conversation. The federal government's efforts to tackle the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women often focus on Native Americans and Alaska Natives — in part because it has authority over major crimes on most tribal lands, and Native Hawaiians don't have such lands in the same sense as many other U.S. Indigenous communities. An Interior Department spokesman said it instead

works to support and collaborate with state programs in the islands. Yet Hawaii faces many of the same challenges as other states, including a lack of data on missing and murdered Indigenous women. The precise number of nationwide cases is unknown because many have gone unreported or have not been well-documented or tracked. Public and private agencies don't always collect statistics on race. And some data groups Native Hawaiians with other Pacific Islanders, making it impossible to identify the degree to which Hawaii's Indigenous people are affected. About

20% of the state's population is Native Hawaiian. Its task force is being led by representatives from the Hawaii State Commission on the State of Women and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a semi-autonomous state agency directed by Native Hawaiians. The panel also includes members from state agencies, county police departments and private organizations. Khara Jabola-Carolus, executive director of the commission and co-chairperson of the task force, suspects its work will show Hawaii's large tourism industry and military presence fuel sex trafficking. Money to be made from these sectors

gives people an incentive to take girls and women from their families, she said. ``It's not like someone is kidnapped off the street. It's that person is enticed and convinced to cut off their family if they're a child, or a teenager,'' Jabola-Carolus said. Advocates for Native American and Alaska Native women and girls say sex trafficking affects them as well, particularly in areas with high populations of transitory male workers. The panel is expected to produce reports for the Legislature by the end of 2022 and 2023.

Notice of Plan Addendum and Public Information Centre Paris Master Service Plan Update

Why is an addendum needed for the Zone 3 Elevated Tank? Through the Paris Master Servicing Plan Update (MSPU), initiated in 2018 and finalized in 2020, a water system needs analysis was completed to identify water infrastructure required to accommodate full buildout of the County’s Paris Settlement Area. The MSPU identified the need for additional storage to support future growth within Zone 3 and noted that the timing, sizing, and location of the elevated tank would be subject to further review. Timing of the elevated tank implementation has been accelerated in order to accommodate increased fire flow needs for the south Paris employment lands. The purpose of the addendum is to confirm the size and preferred location of the Zone 3 elevated tank, with the intent of strengthening overall capacity and resiliency of the Zone 3 system and supporting the needs of existing and future users. The Process The Paris MSPU Addendum will be completed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process to fulfill Schedule ‘B’ project requirements. The Class EA process includes public and review agency consultation, evaluation of alternatives, an impact assessment of recommended alternatives, and identification of measures to mitigate potential adverse effects. We want to hear from you! Public consultation and feedback are important components of this project. The County invites residents, agencies and interested stakeholders to participate in this planning process and learn more about the Zone 3 Elevated Tank MSPU Addendum through the virtual Public Information Centre (PIC). PIC boards and recorded PIC video will be available for viewing at the County’s consultation and engagement platform, EngageBrant www.engagebrant.ca starting on Monday October 18, 2021. A comment sheet will also be available at www.engagebrant.ca – we appreciate your input by Monday November 1, 2021. This notice has been posted on the County’s website www.brant.ca, EngageBrant www.engagebrant.ca, Facebook and Twitter @BrantCommunity, in local newspapers and mailed to the project stakeholder list, including those asking to be placed on the project mailing list. Future project updates will be posted on the County’s website and EngageBrant. If you wish to submit comments or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact: Clint Brown County Project Manager The Corporation of the County of Brant 26 Park Ave., P.O. Box 160 Burford, ON N0E 1A0 Phone: 519-449-2451 x.2211 Email: Clint.Brown@brant.ca

Julien Bell, P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager GM BluePlan Engineering Limited 330 Trillium Drive, Unit D Kitchener, ON N2E 3J2 Phone: 519-748-1440 Email: Julien.Bell@gmblueplan.ca

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the study. The study is being conducted according to the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. Questions regarding the collection of information should be referred to Clint Brown at the County of Brant.


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CLUES ACROSS 1. Flat-topped hill 5. Move upward 11. Admiration 14. It’s useful for serving food 15. Kidnap 18. One of the Greek Muses 19. A type of media 21. Sunscreen rating 23. Former Michigan coach Brady 24. German town devastated in WW2 28. Gasteyer and Ortiz are two 29. Leave 30. Forearm bone 32. Very fast airplane 33. Helps little firms 35. Defunct economic organization 36. Science-based students organization (abbr.) 39. Feels ill 41. Indicates position 42. Beverage containers 44. Assists 46. Science accreditation organization (abbr.) 47. Purpose 49. Group of elected officials 52. Hebrew prophet 56. They help you drink 58. Lawmaker 60. Charitable 62. Doctrines 63. Footwear CLUES DOWN 1. Where wrestlers work 2. Dueling sword 3. Practice fight

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 There may be a lot of visitors in your life lately, Aries. You might need to play host at work or at home. Keep the mood light and enjoy this chance to reconnect. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this week you may be feeling a little on edge and you won’t be able to pinpoint why. Put yourself into quiet situations where you can unwind and decompress.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may need a break from the pressures of your life, especially if you’ve felt tired or strained lately. Too much focus on responsibilities can do that.

4. Genus of clams 5. Fear of heights 6. What some tell their dog 7. The Golden State 8. When you expect to get there 9. Pointed ends 10. Extinct flightless bird 12. Feeds 13. Nape of neck 16. Descendant 17. Small boats found in Turkey 20. To avoid the risk of 22. Athlete with no contract (abbr.) 25. 13th letter of the Greek alphabet 26. Brew 27. Feeling of anxiety 29. Young girls group 31. Perform on stage

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CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 You have quite the gift of gab when you feel comfortable with someone, Cancer. Just be sure to come up for air and let the other party get a word in edgewise .

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, pay attention to psychic impressions this week as things that seem random may actually be telling you something. Don’t hesitate to lean on others for their interpretations.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may get a call from someone this week that catches you off guard. The conversation may prove inspiring and open doors to new opportunities.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you may be quick to dismiss insights that come your way via a hunch or a feeling. You tend to value logic, but go with your gut on this. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you have a plan and it includes new friends, a new attitude and a new location. It may take you a little while to achieve all of this, but remain patient and focused. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you love to experiment with new ideas and discover new people. You will be excited to find yourself in a burgeoning romance. Enjoy the ride. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, double-check all of the numbers in your budget because you want to be sure you are accounting for every penny. This isn’t a time to estimate.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Confusing signs could be coming from friends or coworkers, Aquarius. Don’t be afraid to seek some clarity. Others will appreciate your honesty. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Communication is the name of the game this week, Pisces. It may come in the form of a speech, email or even a handwritten letter.

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