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Supreme Court upholds decision for retrial in Styres death DONNA DURIC


“It’s not open season on trespassers,” said noted Hamilton criminal defense lawyer Dean Paquette, after the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a decision to order a retrial in the case of Peter Khill, a Binbrook man acquitted of second degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed Six Nations man Jonathan Styres. “You’re not simply allowed to kill someone because they’re taking your property or they’re on your property,” Paquette, who is not involved in the case, told the Two Row Times. “You have to present a justification on reasonable grounds as to why you feel justified in responding to that perceived threat as you do.” Last week’s supreme court decision has been met with relief and fury alike, with many arguing that Binbrook homeowner Peter Khill acted in self-defense, while others argued that a person should not be murdered for trespassing.

Styres, 29, was fatally shot on Feb. 4, 2016 around 3 a.m. on Khill’s property just outside of Hamilton, Ont. The Six Nations man was attempting to break into a truck on the property when Khill grabbed a gun from his closet, loaded it and “quietly” went outside and shot Styres, according to the judgement. The judgment said that Khill went outside, saw someone leaned over the passenger seat, yelled, “hey, hands up” and then fatally shot Styres. Khill approached Styres after shooting him and searched him for a gun but only found a pocket knife, the judgment noted. Khill said he acted in self-defense and believed Styres had a gun. A jury acquitted Khill of second-degree murder and the Crown appealed the decision. Paquette, who has participated in hundreds of homicide cases over his 40-year career, said unlike some jurisdictions in the United States, homeowners cannot kill trespassers with impunity. He pointed to section 34 of the Canadian Crim-

inal Code, which spells out the justification for self-defence against an unprovoked assault. Section 34 (1) states: ‘everyone who is unlawfully assaulted without having provoked the assault is justified in repelling force by force if the force he uses is not intended to cause death or grievous bodily harm and is no more than is necessary to enable him to defend himself.’ Section 2 says a person is justified in causing death while repelling an assault if he believes on reasonable grounds that he cannot preserve himself from death or grievous bodily harm. In this case, the jury was not properly instructed to consider Khill’s actions, which the Supreme Court judgment noted was a “serious error.” “Mr. Khill’s role in the incident should have been expressly drawn to the attention of the jury,” Justice Sheilah Martin said in her judgment. “The absence of any explanation concerning the legal significance of Mr. Khill’s role in the incident was a serious error.”

Paquette agrees. “Self-defense will still be left with the jury (in the new trial). But Khill’s own conduct during the incident wasn’t left with the jury to consider and is one of the factors to be considered whether or not self-defense was established,” he said. “So determining whether or not Khill’s conduct was reasonable under the circumstances, the court and the jury is required to consider all relevant circumstances of Khill...including a series of factors that are enumerated in section 34 (2) of the Criminal Code, one of which is Mr. Khill’s role in the incident.” The decision was met with relief by both the family and Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council, who issued a statement last week commending the Supreme Court decision. “Six Nations of the Grand River is pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision to order a new trial in the case of Peter Khill, who shot and killed Jonathan Styres, a young Haudenosaunee man and

a Six Nations Band Member,” Six Nations Council said in the statement. Khill was acquitted of second-degree murder in June 2018. The decision was appealed by the Crown, and the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the not-guilty verdict and ordered a new trial. “Our people deserve a justice system that functions well and serves all people with equity, a system in which we can place our trust,” council said. “This case has been dragging on for over five years, and our community continues to extend our support to the family members of Jonathan Styres, who are also members of Six Nations. (The) decision by the Supreme Court is an encouraging step towards a more comprehensive resolution of the case, so that the truth may be known and justice may be achieved. It is our hope that this new trial will be fair, focus on accountability, and pursue the truth.” Lindsay Hill, Styres’ partner and mother of their two daughters, said she is grateful for the deci-

sion to order a re-trial. “A new trial for Jon’s killer means new hope that Jon will get the justice he deserves. This news is bittersweet though. The last five and a half years have been an extremely difficult, emotional rollercoaster for my children and I. We think of Jon every day and we miss him every day. The Supreme Court’s decision brings to the forefront the problem with the acquittal, the jury system and highlights the complexities of ensuring that juries are fair and given the proper information to effectively assist them.” Hill said, “Indigenous people are all too familiar with the problems in the judicial system, in a time when it seems many in Canada are just starting to realize the systemic barriers that Indigenous people have faced, past and present. We await the court to set both the criminal and civil court dates.” Elected Council said it plans to follow the case closely as they “demand justice for Jonathan Styres and an equitable system worthy of our people’s trust.”

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Covid outbreak at McKinnon Park in Caledonia DONNA DURIC


The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has declared a Covid-19 outbreak at McKinnon Park Secondary School in Caledonia, Ont. Two positive cases have been reported in the past 14 days. As outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance, an outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school. The initial positive case was identified on October 10, and a subsequent positive case was identified on Oct. 15. The epidemiological link was discovered Monday. For privacy reasons, the

identity of the Covid-19 cases will not be disclosed, the Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) said in a press release. The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit has provided further direction and next steps via email to these individuals, including confirmation of their isolation period and instructions for household members. If additional McKinnon Park students or staff are impacted, the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit will advise as soon as possible. The GEDSB has provided the health unit with class lists, transportation records and childcare information to support case management and contact tracing. McKinnon Park Secondary School remains open for those students and staff not required to self-isolate. School custodians continue to complete their disinfecting of the school

each night. The school’s outbreak will be closely monitored and reported on by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit. The Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 25,000 students in 58 elementary schools and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as secondary students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Meanwhile on Six Nations, there are currently 14 active cases of Covid-19 in the community, with 73 people in isolation awaiting test results. Three community members are currently hospitalized while they battle the virus. There have been 689 positive cases in the community to date and 13 deaths due to Covid-19.

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Task force and chief coroner investigating unmarked burial site OPP, Brantford Police and Six Nations Police look into unmarked grave JACE KOBLUN


An unmarked burial of a youth under the age of 14 was found last year near the grounds of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ont. The discovery is now being reviewed to determine if it may be associated with the Mohawk Institute. Chief Coroner Dirk Huyer is investigating the discovery and a police task force made up of OPP, Six Nations Police and Brantford Police have been made aware of it as well. The newly created task force charged with investigating the deaths of children at the Mohawk Institute has received its first case. Ontario’s coroners are physicians with specialized training in the principles of death investigation. According to the Ontario government, coroners provide high-quality death investigations and inquests to ensure that no death will be overlooked, concealed or ignored. The findings are then used to generate recommendations to help improve public safety and prevent deaths in similar circumstances. The Office of the Chief Coroner works closely with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service to ensure a co-ordinated

The discovery of historic human remains, believed to be those of a 14 year old, that were uncovered last summer in Brantford -- has now been handed over for an investigation as a possible student from the Mohawk Institute Residential School. The Survivors' Secretariat, which is the organization leading the inquiry into student deaths at the Mushhole, is now handling that investigation along with Ontario's Chief Coroner. WCC

and collaborative approach to death investigation in the public interest. “This is a child that has been found. A full and proper death investigation is required to determine who this child is and how they came to be buried in this location. This child deserves respect; they need a name and we need to remember they were a child and their family needs to know what happened,” said Roberta Hill, Survivor of the Mohawk Institute. Given the close proximity of the burial to the lands known to be used by the Mohawk Institute and the receipt of a new report suggesting the person was an adolescent at the time of their death, this matter

has been transferred to the task force looking into the deaths of children at the former residential school. The task force includes both police service membership and representatives from Ontario’s death investigation system. This decision was made in close consultation with Survivors and the Survivors’ Secretariat. The Survivors’ Secretariat is a Survivor-led initiative established in 2021. The Secretariat co-ordinates protocols and processes associated with death investigations and facilitates the gathering of community and Survivor statements as they work to document and share the truth about what happened

at the Mohawk Institute during its 136 years of operation. The police task force was created in 2021 to investigate the deaths of children who died while attending the Mohawk Institute; its work is overseen by the Survivors’ Secretariat. “The Office of the Chief Coroner is working with experts currently engaged with the burial site in Brantford and will apply a principled, respectful and thorough investigation to try to find answers regarding who this young person is, why and how they came to be at this site,” said Huyer. The Mohawk Institute Residential School was a Canadian Indian residential

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school in Brantford. The school was the first and longest-running residential school in Canada, with children from more than 20 First Nations at the facility over 136 years. It operated from 1831 to June 27, 1970. Before 1885, the Anglican Church of Canada operated a school and residential school in the same location. “We must honour and respect the spirit of this child so this move to a death and potential criminal investigation through the coroner’s office and the task force is very important,” said Dr. Beverly Jacobs, Indigenous human rights monitor at the secretariat. “The human rights violations that have occurred to residential school children must give rise to reparations and justice. This first investigation is just the beginning.” Part of the remains were discovered by a utilities company on Aug.5, 2020. The remains were sent for anthropological study at the University of Arizona, which used radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the remains. A recent report suggests the child was 11 to 14 years old at the time of death. Due to the discovery’s proximity to lands that were known to be used by the Mohawk Institute, the matter was turned over to the task force.

The task force was created during the summer and has been planning to map the land of the former Brantford residential school and to prepare to use ground-penetrating radar to search for more possible unmarked graves. Jacobs said at this time, it is unsure if the youth attended the former Mohawk Residential School or not. The following resources are available for those in need of emotional support: Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced helpline counsellors, many of whom are Indigenous, can find wellness supports available in your area. You can reach this helpline at: 1-855-242-3310 toll-free, 24/7. The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866925-4419) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience. The Indigenous Victim Services at Six Nations Line (1-866-964-5920). After hours and weekends: 1-866-445-2204. Help is available to people living in Brantford, Hamilton or the Six Nations community.

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Ohsweken Public Health will be carrying out an investigation and contact tracing however it is believed there was a low-risk of exposure for students. In the interest of safety, the school will be closed from October 18-22 and online learning will carry on for all cohorts. “Ohsweken Public Health is working with the provincial case and contact management in order to reach impacted students and staff as quickly as possible. They will reach out directly by telephone to school staff or parents of students who need to self-isolate as they work through their contact tracing. They will provide further direction and next step to these individuals,” says the school.

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SIX NATIONS - A positive COVID case at the school population at one of Six Nations elementary schools has been identified. School senior officials announced the positive case on Sunday evening in a letter to parents, posted to social media. It did not disclose if the case is a student or staff member of I.L. Thomas Elementary. “Yesterday, Saturday, October 16, 2021, Ohsweken Public Health reported a case of COVID-19 in our school community. Understandably, for privacy reasons the identity of this individual will not be disclosed,” read a letter from the school’s principal and vice-principal.


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First cannabis production license issued on Six Nations DONNA DURIC


The Six Nations Cannabis Commission (SNCC) has issued its first license to a cannabis production facility on Six Nations. The license comes after almost three years of work from community members, community input and expert assistance in developing regulations for a safe cannabis industry on Six Nations. “The hard work and ingenuity of Six Nations entrepreneurs is the foundation of our community’s economy,” said SNCC Chief Commissioner Nahnda Garlow. “Licensed cannabis industry participants and business owners are asserting Indigenous economic sovereignty and investing in the future of our community by abiding by the health and safety regulations outlined in the Six Nations of the Grand River Cannabis Control Law (SNGRCCL) and

giving back a portion of all sales to a community contribution.” Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) elected council created the SNCC to develop and implement a comprehensive cannabis regulatory regime aimed at ensuring the health and safety of community members and that cannabis businesses operating on the territory are contributing to the economic well-being of all Six Nations people. Elected Council enacted the Cannabis Law on June 21, 2021 after a number of protests from community members who say band council does not have the jurisdiction to create or enforce laws on the territory. The Cannabis Commission stated it has governing authority, “pursuant to section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, and pursuant to the powers and ancillary powers set out in section 81 of the Indian Act, including the power to create offences

and to enforce compliance by penalties and other means.” The commission also stated that the law is consistent with the recognition of Indigenous political and legal institutions in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “Anyone who wishes to operate a cannabis business (production or retail sale) on Six Nations Territory must apply for and be issued a licence by SNCC, and comply with the ongoing licensing and health and safety requirements contained in the SNGRCCL and the SNGRCCL Regulations which can be found online at,” the commission said in a statement issued Monday. A separate coalition of community members with interests in the cannabis industry has created its own regulations and opened retail sales locations under those provisions instead of the SNCC.







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We are not divided we are diverse It has been written and recited many times that the Six Nations Confederacy is the world's oldest democracy. And it's mostly true. The colonial American Patriarch's referred to the Six Nations in letters to each other wondering how Indigenous Nations could put aside differences and form a political union while they couldn't. We can get into technicalities on how the social and government structure of the Six Nations isn't quite democracy because votes are not cast but I will digress. Semantics aside, the core idea within democracy that comes from Indigenous egalitarianism is that everyone matters. Their experiences matter, their ideas matter, their voice matters and their life matters. Their experiences may be different then ours but they still matter. Their ideas may run contrary to ours but they still matter. Their voice may say things we don't like but their voice still matters. Everyone is the same height. Each of these things are important aspects of freedom. Charles C. Mann wrote that Indigenous people cultivated over 60% of the modern world's produce. The Columbian Exchange introduced corn, potatoes, tomatoes, tobacco and chili peppers to the rest of earth. Before 1500, potatoes were not grown outside of South America. Tomatoes were brought to Europe from the Americas through Spain. Coffee, silver, rubber

went oversea and many more products, the list could just go on and on. But more important than all of these things is the Indigenous-exported message that you can't just control other people. What could be more American than Rock'n Roll music? What overwhelmed Bruce Springsteen so much that he just had to write Born In the U.S.A.? It's that unshakeable feeling that no one can tell you what to think, no one can tell you what to do. That's it! That's the right to self-determination. The freedom to be who you are born to be is a contribution to the world from Indigenous people. You are welcome. While the rest of the world was killing each other in countless wars, Indigenous people have been over here peacefully cultivating plants for the benefit of humanity over the course of at least 130,000 years. Corn itself took at least 35,000 years to be genetifcally modified with our cultivation techniques. Anyways, it takes lots of patience to create those physical things, just imagine how long it took for us to create democracy. This is our official opinion page, and is a safe space for community thoughts. We might not always agree with each other but that is a core value of being Ongwehonwe - hearing a person out and exploring the minds of all to come up with the best conclusions. That is a value worth protecting and for making safe spaces for everyones expression. Remember, we are not divided - we are diverse.


Six Nations former Elected Chief awarded honorary doctorate STAFF REPORT


Ava Hill, former Elected Chief and Councillor from Six Nations, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by Brock University. Dr. Hill served for 15 years on the Six Nations Elected Council, including two terms as Elected Chief. She is a member of the Mohawk Wolf Clan and is a co-chair of a Working Group that is creating a Declaration on Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples Through Sports. She was also appointed as a Board Director for Commonwealth Sport Canada and is a member of the Canadian Advisory Board for Right to Play. The honorary distinction is given to an outstanding individual who has contributed notably to their field of discipline and is recognized by their peers as a person of great moral standing. Dr. Hill gave the convocation speech at Brock’s virtual Fall Convocation on Friday, October 15. “I was completely received and at a loss for words when I received the call to inform that I would be receiving this prestigious honour,” said Dr. Hill. “As an indigenous woman and leader I feel very privileged to receive this honorary doctorate during a time when more and more people are becoming aware of a dark part of the history of this

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country, which is when so many indigenous children were forced into residential schools.” “After many years working as a secretary and an administrative assistant and an executive assistant to many different male leaders I decided to jump from the frying pan into the fire and run for the position of firstan elected councillor and then as the elected chief in my community at Six Nations,” said Dr. Hill. “As a woman leader my job wasn't always easy. I had to work twice as hard to prove that I could do the same or even better than my male counterparts. I have had to endure sexist remarks, racism, put downs, misogyny and threats. And have been made to feel that I could not do the job… I always remembered what I was

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City of Vernon transfers back copyright to legendary Ogopogo CANADIAN PRESS


VERNON, B.C. — The legal rights to the legendary creature in a British Columbia lake have been transferred to an alliance of Indigenous nations who say the Ogopogo has always been part of their spiritual teachings. Council members in the Okanagan city of Vernon voted unanimously to transfer the Ogopogo copyright it has held for 65 years to the eight-member Okanagan Nation Alliance. Ogopogo means spirit of the lake in the alliance's Syilx language. ``It just makes sense,'' Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming said in an interview.

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``The story comes from the Okanagan Syilx people and it makes sense for them to hold the copyright and not the City of Vernon.'' For $1, council voted to assign and transfer to the Okanagan Nation Alliance all copyright, title, interest and property including trademark rights arising from the commercial and non-commercial use of the Ogopogo name. Cumming said the city never used the name for economic gain, but twice

granted permission for its use in children's books. Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis was not available for comment, but Okanagan Nation Alliance administrator Pauline Terbasket, who signed the copyright documents, said the transfer was ``important'' for the nation. The councils representing Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band meet monthly to discuss issues between the two governments, the mayor said.

``There's lots to talk about, and we're forming a stronger and stronger institutional relationship and items like this make good sense at this time,'' said Cumming. Indigenous legend says the Ogopogo inhabits Okanagan Lake, which at 135 kilometres long and depths of more than 230 metres, touches the cities of Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. Tourism Kelowna says on its website that stories

about a lake creature date back thousands of years to area Indigenous Peoples who spoke of N'ha-a-itk, the spirit of the lake. ``Stories of N'ha-a-itk changed over the years as European settlers transformed the stories they heard into a creature, which later became known as Ogopogo and the purported sightings over the years continue to strengthen its legend,'' says the website. Tourism Kelowna says photos and sightings of Ogopogo have so far been

inconclusive. A statue of a green, serpent-like figure resembling what may be an Ogopogo is located in downtown Kelowna near the lake shore. ``Some say its head looks like a horse, while others say it's reptilian or goatlike,'' says the website. Vernon council agenda minutes say the city obtained the Ogopogo copyright in 1956 from local resident Arthur Gilbert Seabrook, who first registered the copyright in 1953.

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Tk'emlups leaders' open letter set steps for PM to prove commitment CANADIAN PRESS


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Senior members of a British Columbia First Nation have issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that offers seven immediate steps he could take to show he is serious about reconciliation. The letter from family heads of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Nation comes a day after Trudeau visited their territory in Kamloops for the first time since more than 200 unmarked graves were found in May at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. In the open letter published in the Globe and Mail, the 13 family heads, including former Tk'emlups chief Manny Jules, say they

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believe Trudeau wouldn't have visited ``were it not for the grim reality of these unmarked graves.'' They say they ``want to believe the sincerity'' of the prime minister's comments about the importance of reconciliation but urge him to commit to ``seven real acts'' to add action to his words. Those include repatriating any remains of former students found on the grounds of the Kamloops residential school, creating a permanent memorial at the site and building a healing and education centre.

No one from the Prime Minister's Office was immediately available to comment on the letter. The open letter also calls for control over taxation, rights and resources across Tk'emlups territories, recognition of that control by the courts, and the lowering of the Canadian flag to half-mast every Sept. 30 ``in memory of the lost cultures, languages, childhoods and lives taken by residential schools.'' Trudeau apologized several times Monday for not attending events in Kamloops to mark the National

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Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. He was on vacation in Tofino. Tk'emlups Chief Rosanne Casimir told Trudeau on Monday that to truly honour the Sept. 30 date and the families whose children did not come home, flags should be flown at halfmast on that day. The prime minister agreed, saying flags will always be lowered and a flag designed by the National Council for Truth and Reconciliation will be flown. ``There will be an opportunity for all Canadians, non-Indigenous Canadians

to reflect on the country we live in.'' A similar petition seeking rights and title was presented by Tk'emlups ancestors to prime minister Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, the letter says. That petition was not only rejected, ``but the federal government supported the genocide of our people through the creation of residential schools, took away our voting rights, prevented our legal challenges relating to the title of our land, reduced the size of our reserves and formally removed our fiscal powers

to ensure our sustainability,'' it says. The letter says Canada will never achieve reconciliation ``through words, apologies and mere signals of virtue,'' and adds that hard work lies ahead, pointing to a closing sentence in the 111-year-old petition to Laurier that they say remains true today. ``So long as what we consider justice is withheld from us, so long will dissatisfaction and unrest exist among us and we will continue to struggle to better ourselves.''

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SASKATOON — In 2020, it was Canadian Olympian Brigette Lacquette, who asked hockey tournament organizers of the Thunderstick Tournament to include a women’s division that year. Lacquette, who became the first First Nations player to suit up for the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team in 2018, participated in the national tournament last year with a men’s team in 2019. Her input will come to fruition next year as it was announced on October 15, that the tournament will be taking in women’s division teams. This year, the tournament saw 50 teams, with a mens division team representing from Six Nations.

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October 20th, 2021

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New Women’s Indoor Box Lacrosse Working Group Established by World Lacrosse STAFF REPORT


COLORADO SPRINGS —World Lacrosse announced in September through a press release of the creation and seating of the Women’s Indoor/Box Lacrosse Working Group. The purpose of the Working Group is to investigate and develop a pathway for the development of Women’s Indoor/ Box Lacrosse around the world at both the junior (U19/20) and senior levels in order to provide an opportunity for women to compete in the discipline and bring gender equality to WL events. The initial membership of the World Lacrosse Women’s Indoor/Box Lacrosse Working Group is: Chair: Michelle Bowyer, Athletes Commission Rep-



SIX NATIONS — On October 1, The Arena Lacrosse League released its 2022 schedule for the ALL Eastern Division, including locations such as the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA). It has been posted that Saturday, December 18 will be the official start date as the Toronto Monarchs will head to Oshawa to face the Outlaws with a 1pm start time. The opening game will be followed by a 4pm game with the visiting Peterborough Timbermen taking on the defending regular

Women's Indoor Lacrosse could be on the way for World Lacrosse.

resentative: Dana Dobbie (Canada) Athletes: Amber Hill (Haudenosaunee Nation), Tale Solfjeld (Norway) SHE-BOX Organizers: Brian Witmer and Frantisek Klima and WL Staff/Management Lead:

Lindsay Impett (Director of Events). The World Lacrosse Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of the Working Group, which will report to the Board through the


Women in Sport Commission and act as an advisory body. The Women in Sport Commission is chaired by World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern. The Working Group will undertake an initial survey

of the WL membership to establish who is playing or has aspirations to play the discipline. Following the initial survey work it is expected the Working Group will request additional members so that all regions who are playing, or wish to play, are represented in the next steps of developing a pathway. The Working Group is intentionally not, at this early stage, geographically representative, but rather intended to bring together a diversity of people involved with playing (or having played) or educating in the field of women’s indoor/box from Europe and North America to share experiences, excitement and hope. The Chair of the Working Group is Michelle Bowyer, one of the most accomplished players in the history of Canadian Lacrosse. Beginning her play-

ing career in box lacrosse, Bowyer won league, provincial and Canadian national championships while playing for Burnaby’s Kirby’s Klipettes from 1976-81. In 1981, Bowyer made the transition to field lacrosse and one year later was invited to compete for Team Canada in the first Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship in Nottingham, England. She served as captain for Team Canada in three World Championships (1982, 1986 and 1989) before beginning a career in coaching. She was assistant coach for Team Canada at the World Championship in 1993 before being named head coach for the 1997 World Championship. Bowyer was recently inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame.

ILA to host ALL games in the month of December season champs Whitby Steelhawks, both games will be played at Children's Arena. The following day the landscape will change to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena with a doubleheader that will see the St. Catharines ShockWave host the Paris RiverWolves at 1pm and the Six Nations Snipers hosting the Toronto Monarchs at 4pm. "We're excited to get back on the floor playing the sport that we love. It been a long time between games and we know the players are anxious to compete for another ALL championship," stated Vice-President Lance Winn in an ALL Press Release.

Players are excited to be heading back to the arena, after league announcements that the season will begin on December 18. FILE



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"We will have an influx of new players looking to find there way and we have an experienced group of knowledgeable and dedicated coaches that will develop and utilize their skills sets." Following opening weekend the ALL will take a 13 day Holiday break, returning Sunday January 2nd. This will bring a rare triple-game feat, with all 3 games being held at the ILA. By April, the ALL Eastern teams will again play a 14 game regular season with the playoffs set for April, and the Final Four being held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville the weekend of April 8-9.



October 20th, 2021

Jordan Nolan returns By TRT Staff The two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings and a veteran of eight NHL seasons, Jordan Nolan, has returned to the Kings in a front office capacity. Nolan has returned with the Kingsb as a community relations consultant and ambassador. Nolan will be active in a number of the team’s initiatives and programs. The NHL vet will also hold an important role in the club’s ‘We Are All Kings’ initiative, and special programming that will reflect the values the Kings hold at their core: inclusivity, while ensuring every hockey player and fan feels welcome in the Kings family. Nolan played in 292 games with the Kings and suited up for the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues. He played a total of 375 regular-season games in the NHL. The Garden River First Nation resident joined

the Kings organization in 2009 when he was selected in the seventh round of the NHL Entry Draft. He made his league debut during the 2011-12 season and was a member of the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup championship teams. Prior to his selection in the entry draft, Nolan played for three Ontario Hockey League teams between 2005 and 2010. The forward played one year with the Erie Otters, two years with the Windsor Spitfires and two seasons with the Soo Greyhounds. Nolan also teamed up with his father and brother to create 3|NOLANS, a hockey school that not only teaches on-ice skills, but how to become positive role models and leaders within their communities. And as a consultant with the Kings, Nolan will also serve in the club's Community and Hockey Development department.


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Obituaries It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Sherwin Donald Maracle in his 83rd year on Sunday October 17th. After a brave battle at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, he passed away surrounded by his family.

Loving husband of Judy for over 57 years. He will be dearly missed by his daughters Shirley Herkimer and Debra (Kevin) Buzek. Cherished Papa to Michael and Joshua. Dear brother to Verona (Jim) Wable, Brenda (William) Bradley, Ken Maracle, Vivian (Robert) Bradley and Marilyn (John) Hill. Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Mary, brothers Peter, Stephen and sister Eilleen. Brother in-law to Eric (Loretta) Piercey, Marie (Vern) Very, Gerald (Dorothy) Piercey, Mary (Bill) Batstone, Glenda (Gil) Whyatt, Robert (Pat) Piercey, Ford (Liz) Piercey and Kim Piercey. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Juravinski Hospital, with heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dath and the nurses on Ward F4 for their kindness and compassion. As per Sherwin's wishes, a cremation has been taken place. A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date due to COVID restrictions.


Upcoming lacrosse documentary featuring Indigenous greats reaches London Film Festival STAFF REPORT


Honest Engine Film's upcoming documentary "The Rules of Lacrosse: And the Men Who Break Them!” Is set to be shown at various film festivals in the near future. With Brant Davis, a producer from Kahnawa:ke Mohawk Territory, who worked on films such as The Last of the Mohicans, TNT: Tecumseh, and The War That America Made. Brant recently established his own production company, Real Mohawk Entertainment. DIRT MC-

COMBER: LAST OF THE MOHICANS is his first film as a producer. This film covers much of men's lacrosse, from its rich, Indigenous history to the present forms including both the box and field game styles. This documentary explores several themes from forming and maintaining professional teams and their players, college and NCAA play, the wooden stick controversy, and the growing of the game internationally from its North American roots. In a section of the film entitled "Honour and Recognize Those Who Have Played Before You,"Gretzky names the best box

player he has ever seen play, Garylord Powless, from the Six Nations Reserve. Other members of the Powless family are also featured, along with other famous players and teams. The film provides both a serious and humorous look at men's lacrosse. Sometimes in these extremely competitive games, rules do get broken. We hope to show the good, the bad, and the not too ugly sides of one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The Directors Statement from provided by film Director Joanne

Storkan reads: “I fell into the world of lacrosse while doing research for a screenplay I was writing entitled STIX, which is a coming-of-age story similar to THE KARATE KID, only with a lacrosse back-drop.” After showing in the Syracuse International Film Festival, and the San Diego International Film Festival, the film has made its way to London, Ontario for the Forest City Film Festival, to be shown Wednesday, October 20th, at 10:00 am, at the Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 6H64.

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Application Deadline for Summer semester Apply on-line! Fall Marks/Progress Reports due for all continuing students. Levels 3 & 4 (Master or Ph.D. students) provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Winter course registration/timetable and detailed tuition fees due.

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Application Deadline for Fall or Fall/Winter semester(s) Apply on-line! Winter Marks/Progress Reports due for all continuing students. Levels 3 & 4 (Master or Ph.D. students) provide Letter of Good Academic Standing. Summer course registration/timetable and detailed tuition fees due.

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.

11:59 pm May 1st to 9 am July 1st - The On-line Application on the GRPSEO Website is not available. Aug 1st

Official transcripts are due from students funded for any of the three previous application periods (Summer/Fall/Winter). For all APPROVED FALL applications - Any documentation that was requested by the Funding Advisor to be submitted to GRPSEO by August 1, (as outlined in the “Check List of Required Documentation” form provided to the applicant), and not received by this deadline date will result in CANCELLATION of the approved application and loss of funding.

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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:

STUDENTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE BY SPECIFIED DEADLINE. LATE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. Please, check the local newspapers, our website at FaceBook or give us a call at (519) 445-2219 for more information.


October 20th, 2021




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Indigenous created works featured in Forest City Film Festival, on now London-based film festival showcases 18 films by indigenous artists, telling indigenous stories JACE KOBLUN


This year’s Forest City Film Festival is showcasing 18 films that are either produced by Indigenous creators or are focused on Indigenous stories. Eight of the Indigenous-produced films are being shown on October 23 and showings are open to everybody. The festival started last week and runs until October 30. “There were 18 films this year that have connections to Indigenous producers,” said Zahra Habib, media co-ordinator for the festival. “The eight showing on October 23 are produced by Indigenous creators but are not in the festival’s film competition. There are 10 other films competing that are also either Indigenous-produced or are focused on Indigenous stories and include Indigenous people.” Habib said the festival is a one-of-a-kind festival in southwestern Ontario, with showings taking place in London. “It’s a mix of film screenings tied to this region, either produced here

The Forest City Film Festival features 18 indigenous created/content peices including 'Ego of a Nation', a short fllm of spoken work by Janet Rogers, directed by Wes Day. FFF

or by people from here,” she said. “We’ve taken things to a new level in terms of networking and giving access to behindthe-scenes talks with people who are known and respected in the industry.” The festival is for movie lovers and also people who want to build a career in this industry.

“You have front-row seats to the industry and those that can help you succeed in it,” said Habib. For those interested in the event but hesitant of COVID-19 protocols, the festival is offering live-streaming options as well. All of the screenings and events can be viewed online during, or after the

event On Demand. Habib said she is hoping festival attendees are inspired by what they see, and is thankful there is an emphasis on Indigenous-created content this year. “This is a festival that celebrates storytelling. That’s what film is—telling stories,” she said. “You

One of the works featured in the festival, 'Becoming Nakuset', looks at the reclamation of indigneous identity by a girl who was adopted into a Jewish family. FFF

have to include Indigenous content. Film has had a colonial lens for so long and the representation of Indigenous people in film is often negative, putting more harm than good on many Indigenous communities. “To have Indigenous filmmakers take the stage and use this festival as a platform to tell their stories is an honour for the festival and a step in the right direction. It’s about time Indigenous people and marginalized people tell their stories themselves without having their story told for them.” The films being shown on October 23 are: Mohawk Midnight Runners: A Mohawk man starts a midnight running club to honour the life of a friend he lost to suicide. Grant carries on the memory by streaking all over the reserve. Ego of a Nation: An experimental short film using creative imagery inspired by the poem “Ego of a Nation” by spoken word poet Janet Rogers. Becoming Nakuset:

As a small child, Nakuset was taken from her home and adopted into a Jewish family; she reclaimed her Indigenous identity, with help from her Bubby. Soup For My Brother: In a touching and heartfelt film, Jimmy prepares the Haudenosaunee Traditional corn soup in memory of his brother. Gik:Skwod (How I Lost My Indian Name): Walter Murch’s editing concept is used to tell the story of how director Terry Jones lost his Native American “Indian” name. Savage: In this award-winning film, a beautiful song and a zombie breakdance is a wonderfully surprising unexpected mix of genres. Beans: A Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence must become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. Mooz Miikan: This film “is intended as a love letter to my father and means to process my sorrow.”



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Happy 46th Wedding Anniversary Betty and Francis Thomas October 18, 1975 Love from all the family

Join Us For A Benefit Event Saturday October 23, 2021 12pm - ? 33 Moccasin Trail Menu: Fish Dinner $15.00 Ham Dinner $12.00 Cabbage Roll Dinner $12.00 Corn Soup $5.00 Ham & Scone $5.00 Venison Chili $5.00 Sconedogs $3.00 Plus a loonie table! Proceeds to support Frankie Silversmith Funeral expenses. Donations graciously accepted. Pre orders for noon pickup taken until Friday. 226.802.6394 Rain or Shine event.

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FREE Training The Achievement Centre is offering an online course that takes a look at Indigenous contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (Isteam) This self-paced introductory course can help adults gain knowledge & skills that will enhance their ability make connections to further learning and/or employment opportunities. Begins: November 1, 2021 For more information, or to register, please email:, or text: 519-757-5989.


NOTICE TO CRAFTERS – SIX NATIONS ARTS & CRAFTS SALE – JC HILL SCHOOL Please note that due to COVID protocol/requirements; there will be no craft sale again this year. Hopefully we will be able to carry on business as usual for Nov 2022. For those vendors wanting their pre-paid vendor fee returned – email or text 519-732-6128.

Event Notice

Notice In keeping with the true spirit and intent of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784. All of our relations and allies are welcome to join us as we Celebrate our 237th Anniversary on Sunday Oct. 24th 2021 @ Kanata Village 440 Mohawk Street From 3-6 pm Music provided by Burl Laforme

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HILL: Joanie Richelle April 14, 1976 - October 11, 2021

VANEVERY: Joshua Alan Cole

Rowe: Robin Dale “Robbie”

It’s with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Joshua Alan Cole VanEvery in his 24th year on October 10, 2021. Beloved son of Tina Hill and the late Steve VanEvery; father of Cole and Delia; special friend of Shasta. Loving brother of Dalton, Marcy, Tony (Punkin), Kari (Logan), Lanny (Rachel), Dennis (Sherisa), Chuck (Christina), and Crystal. Josh will also be greatly missed by uncle Lyle (Tracy) and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his grandmother Josephine Hill, Uncle Steve, and brother Cole. Resting at Tina’s home, 234 Bateman Line after 5pm. Thursday where funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5 pm. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.

Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday October 17, 2021 at the age of 63 years. Beloved husband of Teresa. Loving father of Randy, Teresa, Mike, Sarah (Brad), Shauna, and D.J. Dear Papa to Justyn, Mya, Susan, Leanne, Allysa, Riley, Jenny, Kaiden, Mikey, and several great grandchildren. Son of the late Mel Rowe, and Ruby LaForme. Brother of Wayne (Sal), Kenny (dec.) (Rosemary), Wesley (dec.) (Nicole), Kerry (Nancy), and Stig (Allison). Brother-in-law of Terry (Elaine). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. The family will honour his life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd. 60 Main Street South Hagersville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

With broken hearts and immense sadness we announce the sudden passing into the spirit world of our beautiful Joanie Richelle Hill. She leaves behind her one and only daughter Kassandra; parents Sandra & Steve; sisters Becky (Ryan), Chuckie (Bubba), and brother Jason (Celestey). Dear auntie Honie to Kalvin, Maddie, Cash, Job, Noah, Elijah, Ezrah, Oren, Bowden, Jason, Bella, and Chloe. Treasured niece of uncles John, Roger, Len, Gerald (Raida), Jamie (Myrna), Bill (Cherry), and the late John Mike. Granddaughter to the late Jim & Mary Hill, and Shirley (Chuck) Hill. She also leaves behind several cousins. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this week may start off with a little confusion. However, within a few days you can sort through much of the haze and make sense of things. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Everything is not what it seems, Taurus. That doesn’t mean you have to be on guard. Some surprise await you and you will welcome them with open arms.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, it is easy to get swept up in nostalgia this week. Memories of the past will bring a smile to your face, but you recognize that you need to take steps forward as well.

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Answers for October 20th, 2021 Crossword Puzzle

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CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, even if it feels like your mind is playing tricks on you, you have to sort through what is false and what is true to get to the real heart of the matter. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Be careful where you spend your money, Leo. It can be easy to overspend if you’re not careful about keeping receipts and monitoring your money.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you typically function at your peak when you think through all sides of a story before acting. But when something pops up at work, you may have to think on your feet. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a craving for fantasy could be strong, especially if a lot of things in your life have been difficult lately. It can be tempting to slip into a dream world.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Be mindful of activities you attend to and which people you keep in your inner circle, Scorpio. Time and who you spend it with are important. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 There’s a lot of energy swirling around you, Sagittarius. In face, you may need to find an outlet for it. Direct this sudden influx of energy into creative projects. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Start making some travel plans, Capricorn. A change of scenery is likely just what you need at this point in time to give you a fresh perspective.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, this may not have been the easiest year to develop new relationships. However, you will manage to walk away this week with one or two new acquaintances. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, instead of branching out into the unknown, try sticking with what you know for the time being. Enjoy this time in your comfort zone.

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Six Nations COVID-19 Update

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Status of Cases (Update as of 2021-10-18 21:34PM) Active Cases

Total in Self-isolation

Currently Hospitalized




How many cases have we had in the last 7 days? Date

Positive Results

Note: There was an error in the reporting of number of resolved which resulted in a lower active cases number reported yesterday.

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Core-Monitoring Indicators- Virus Transmission Indicators: "High risk" Indicators for virus spread have increased and are in the high risk category.

# of Cases Last 7 days

Effective reproductive number

% Positivity (7 day moving average)




How is level of risk measured? Each week we conduct a risk assessment to track our core monitoring indicators in Six Nations. Indicators are based on virus transmission, community health system capacity (Public Health, EMS, Assessment testing centre), our surrounding area health care system, and community compliance to the public health measures (isolation adherence, reports of gatherings, quarantine adherence). These measures we use as part of determining our alert level. For more information see the COVID-19 response framework.

How do we compare to our surrounding areas? Six Nations

Brant County

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HNHU Cases per 100,000

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What variants of concerns are in Six Nations? # of cases that have screened positive for a variant (Lineage unknown)



Total # of cases positive Alpha variant

Total # of cases positive for Beta variant

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Total # of cases who had a VOC

What trends are occurring in Six Nations? How many daily new cases have we had?

How many total cases have we had? Cumulative cases

40 Positive Results





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