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Twenty-two-year-old Chelazon Leroux is a Two-Spirit, Dene drag performer living in Saskatoon who will be a contestant on the third season of Canada’s Drag Race. They have been perfecting their unapologetically Indigenous drag since high school and also boasts a massive TikTok following of almost 500,000 where they portray Auntie; a not taking anything seriously, shit-talking, educating with humour personality. The perfect combination of all the aunties they knew growing up. Two Row Times caught up with Chelzaon/Auntie last week to talk about drag, Two-Spirit roles in community, social media and how to stay deadly. Jace: How would you describe your drag aesthetic? Chelazon: My aesthetic is unapologetically Indigenous. Every look I put together I try to incorporate my indigeneity in it somewhere. Whether that’s a pair of beaded earrings in an otherwise draggy look, or full-on regalia, I like to express my heritage in every way. I feel as though I’m honouring my people and my ancestors. Jace: Can you describe

Isn't she lovely? Chelazon Leroux, social media influencer and indigenous superstar also known as 'Auntie' to their followers, is the newest Indigenous drag race participant, and first Saskatchewan Indigenous person, in Canada's Drag Race. CL

what it means to be Two-Spirit and the role drag would have played historically in your community if it had existed at the time? Chelazon: This is a very loaded question — I think it is important to start with Two-Spirit. My own definition of the term is being the bridge between worlds. Whether someone identifies as male, female,

more masc, or more fem, Two-Spirit is always the in-between. Two-Spirit was first mentioned in Winnipeg at the Native American/First Nations Gay and Lesbian conference in the ‘90s and there was ceremony around it because there was not an English word to describe this traditional role in many tribes. Looking at the historical responsibilities of Two-Spirited people,

there were a lot of roles honestly; leaders, community advisors, elders — Two-Spirited people had that ability to be whatever they wanted. I can’t say for sure how our ancestors would have felt about drag because I don’t have a time machine but I believe that my people didn’t have the same perception of gender through the same colonial view most of us have now. I think there would be a lot

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less pushback then, or less stigma and fear around the terminology of what drag represents. I believe Creator created everyone for a reason and we don’t question it. You find your purpose, and we don’t question it. I like to think that historically there would not have been a challenge expressing ourselves through drag. The


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June 22nd, 2022

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TikTok 'Auntie' Chelazon Leroux heads to Canada's Drag Race Continued from page 1 beauty of Two-Spirit is its changing roles as society continues to grow. Jace: How did drag find you? Chelazon: My first understanding of drag was from my home community when I was 13. My community put on events like mental health awareness week which included events at the community hall like air bands and talent shows. One of those events was called "Mr. Beautiful and Mrs. Handsome." It was drag it just wasn’t called drag. Men wore dresses, women wore work clothes, it was comedy. It’s so funny because even today no one would see it as drag — I’m just doing it on another level. Then Ru Paul’s Drag Race entered my life when I got a little bit older and now we know drag is clearly defined as a visual and performance art. I started exploring makeup and wigs in high school and began performing on stage when I was bar age in Edmonton. Jace: What ways have you brought your Indigeneity into drag? Chelazon: My drag is an expression of my experiences and it isn't just a piece or two of my Indigenous identity — it is my identity presented in this package called drag. My shows include my experiences, visuals, outfits,

performances and sense of humour. Jace: Your Tiktok has almost 500k followers, can you describe Auntie? Chelazon: Auntie is basically a combination of all the aunties I knew growing up. Not taking anything seriously, talking a lot of shit, little bit of gossip. I like to educate with humour. I’ve posted tutorials, reviews, how to put your hair in a bun, a day in the life of a drag queen, my looks, how to make moose stew, more serious topics about social justice issues and a lot more. Auntie is a comedic character where my drag is my visual art, outfits and performances — both have that same sense of humour. It's interesting because while both are presented differently, it’s a lot less effort for me to do Auntie. Both exist at the same time — kind of separate but in the same universe. Jace: What is the goal behind your social media content? Chelazon: Two words; educate and entertain. And make money. Jace: Who do you create for? Chelazon: I create for my family; chosen family and the people who raised me and the communities that raised me. I do this for them because it is a reflection of the experiences they’ve given me and it

Leroux in full drag, shares with Two Row Times more about the journey to Canada's Drag Race, being Two-Spirit and how they have been supported by the women in their lives. CL

comes from a place of love. My drag is specifically a love letter to the Indigenous women who raised me; reflecting their love, compassion and beauty. These amazing aunties; their humour and their joy and resilience through hard times. Still being able to laugh and smile inspires me and my character a lot in and out of drag. Jace: What’s flatter, Saskatchewan or Yvie Oddly out of drag? Chelazon: Definitely Yvie. But there are some hills and slight curvatures in Saskatchewan. It is true though that if your dog runs away you can see it run for a couple of days before it disappears be-

yond the horizon. To be fair Alberta has some pretty flat parts too. Jace: What is your main social media platform? Chelazon: Tiktok is my main force in creating. It’s my living now and I do a lot on it. I have business partnerships with companies who want to promote their product and other opportunities like that have presented themselves. Jace: What do you like the most about the platform? Chelazon: TikTok gave us a space to be heard. Indigenous peoples. It gave us the power to tell our story without anyone else narrating it. You are the storyteller. You get to

tell your truth without the colonial backdrop. Not something we have ever had before. This type of content creation is another form of storytelling. It is in our blood to tell stories and TikTok is a modern tool for Indigenous storytelling. Jace: What tends to be the age range of your audience? Chelazon: I assume, but can’t say for sure that it's mainly women between the ages of 16 to 60. Women of all stages of life can relate to being an auntie, not having an auntie, or being an auntie to an auntie. It’s multi-generational. Jace: What do you do to make sure the image you portray online is your authentic self? Chelazon: If I can sit there and laugh at myself and my jokes then we’re good. We’re fine. That’s when I know there’s no ulterior motive besides me having fun. Jace: What quality does your drag persona have that you wish you had in your life? Chelazon: Being a bit more talkative. I would say when I have the whole look on it feels like conversation and laughs and hosting is part of the job. Outside of drag I reserve my energy a lot and try to stay as down low as I can and hold my energy and voice for when I feel like I need to use it.

Jace: I’ll save the “what would you say to your fouryear-old self” question for when the show premiers, but what would you say to any child who feels trapped inside a body they don’t belong in, queer, or different? Chelazon: The world will tell you that everything about you is incorrect but you know what’s right. You know what feels organic and correct to you. And there’s truth and power to it. If you love that part of yourself and are able to express it, the world is going to respond to it and will fall in love. Jace: What are you most excited about this season of Canada’s Drag Race? Chelazon: The amount of diversity. I know people are complaining that there are six contestants from Ontario and that it is Ontario’s Drag Race. But if you look at every artist on this show there’s such a diverse group of experiences. You have Indigenous, Metis, east coast, Toronto and more. And all the Toronto queens have their own backgrounds and experiences and they get to share that with the world too. Jace: Will Ru Paul be making an appearance? Chelazon: No comment. Jace: Closing line? Chelazon: Stay deadly and tune into Canada’s Drag Race on July 14 on Crave.





June 22nd, 2022


Reconciliation a long way to go, says elder DONNA DURIC


Cities across the country celebrated National Indigenous People’s Day yesterday but despite all the pomp and ceremony, at least one Six Nations elder says there is still a long way to go to achieve reconciliation between Indigenous people and settlers in Canada. “Being here today is a great idea but I don’t think…that there can ever really be reconciliation,” says Norma Jacobs, a Six Nations elder who was a keynote speaker at the National Indigenous Day Celebration at Hamilton City Hall. The event drew about 100 people from the city’s urban Indigenous community, as well as surrounding communities, along with city staff, citizens and Mayor Fred Eisenberger. Beginning with a land acknowledgement, the event featured youth, elder and two-spirit voices, along with singing and drumming. Jacobs, who just released a book called, O Da Gaho De:s - Reflecting on our Journeys, said colonization did damage Indigenous communities and that it’s been a “long” and “tough” journey trying

Norma Jacobs speaks to a gathering of people celebrating National Indigenous People's Day in Hamilton. DURIC

to overcome that. “Every day is a struggle for our people,’ said Jacobs, but she’s also thankful. “Every day I wake up and give thanks that I have life. I just think about that time when they landed on our shores. We offered food, we offered safety, we offered shelter but where did it get us? No one respects us. We lost our language, our values; they’ve all been interrupted and violated.” She said the only way forward with reconciliation is if, “we revitalize our values, to look at our values, and what does it mean to share, to give someone something with-

out expecting something back. What does it mean to look after your elders? What does it mean to care for your children and to give them a place to live? Home is where everything starts, with parents who care.” She said Indigenous people need allies and people who will listen. “We need someone to stand with us and say, ‘your story is true. How can we help you?’ I don’t like that we’re not appreciated for our knowledge. I don’t want to feel lesser for our knowledge because I have a lot to give. I have a lot of gifts from the Creator. I want to be


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June 22nd, 2022

Grand River Live Presents: Drag Queen Bingo Bingo featuring Crystal Quartz STAFF REPORT


For what might be one of the first times on Six Nations, Grand River Live is set to host Drag Queen Bingo next week at the Gathering Place by the Grand. “Join us for a night of fun as we welcome Crystal Quartz to the Gathering Place by the Grand for a night of Drag Queen Bingo with drag performances throughout the evening,” states the event posting on The June 30 event is listed as a 19-plus show, full of dirty humour and “if you are easily offended, this isn’t the show for you.” Jon Dobbie aka Crystal Quartz is set to host the evening. Crystal Quartz has more than 200,000 followers on TikTok and saw the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns as an






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makeup at the age of 15 at the cosmetology program in College Heights Secondary School, “Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts promptly at 7 p.m. Please arrive before 7 p.m. to get your bingo sheets and to be seated,” said the event listing.


June 22nd, 2022

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June marks National Indigenous History Month, and the Toronto Zoo joins in recognizing the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis People across Turtle Island. In commemoration of National Indigenous His-

tory Month, the Toronto Zoo is extending complimentary admission to all Indigenous Peoples. The Zoo says for entry proceed directly to the Zoo’s admission gates as no online ticket purchase is required. “As we honour National Indigenous History Month here at your Toronto Zoo, we acknowledge the land we are on is the traditional territory of many nations including the



Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples,” states the Toronto Zoo website. “We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.”




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Newcomers to Canada are supportive of Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation By Andrew Parkin, Anna Triandafyllido and Seyda Ece Aytac Public education about Canada's treatment of Indigenous Peoples is an important component of the process of reconciliation. Knowing the history can better help citizens understand current challenges and equip them with the tools to work respectfully with Indigenous Peoples to build a better future, in keeping with the section on ``education for reconciliation'' in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report. Much of this public education occurs in schools, through the media and even via discussions among friends and within families. But new immigrants to Canada might miss some of this socialization (depending on their age of arrival) because they'll have less exposure to Canadian schools and media in their formative years. This could affect their attitudes to Indigenous Peoples and support for the process of reconciliation itself. Given that one in five Canadians is an immigrant, this would pose a significant political risk. Alternatively, it's possible that, despite less exposure to Canadian schools and media, immigrants might be more supportive of Indigenous Peoples because they could be

more aware of the legacies of colonialism worldwide, more open to learn about their new country or more conscious of their responsibility as newcomers to learn Canadian history. Supportive of Indigenous Peoples The question of how immigrants perceive Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and vice versa, is therefore relevant but rarely explored. But data from the Confederation of Tomorrow 2021 survey, conducted by the Environics Institute and including sufficiently large samples of both immigrants and Indigenous Peoples, allows us to examine these issues. Specifically, we can explore perceptions of immigrants towards Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation, and look at responses to three questions: - How familiar do you feel you are with the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada? - In your opinion, have governments in Canada gone too far or have they not gone far enough in trying to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples? - Do you believe that individual Canadians do, or do not, have a role to play in efforts to bring about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people? The survey results generally show that, despite less familiarity

or certainty about these issues among immigrants compared to those born in Canada, they are more likely to support Indigenous Peoples. Gap in knowledge The survey shows a big gap between how familiar Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous people — both immigrants to Canada and non-immigrants — are with the history of Indian Residential schools. The findings suggest first-generation immigrants are less likely than non-Indigenous Canadians to say they're ``very familiar'' with this history, and are more likely to express no opinion. These results indicate that first-generation immigrants don't know as much as other Canadians about the history of Indian Schools in Canada. It is notable, however, that second-generation Canadians are more likely than third-generation Canadians to feel ``very familiar'' with the history of Indian Residential Schools. This lesser familiarity among first-generation immigrants, however, does not translate into lower support for efforts to advance reconciliation. Government response This support is evident when they were asked about whether governments have gone too far, or not far enough, to advance reconciliation. The most striking difference _ not surprisingly _

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is that Indigenous Peoples are much more likely than non-Indigenous Canadians to say that governments have failed to go far enough to advance reconciliation. But first-generation immigrants are just as likely to hold this view than second- or third-generation Canadians. First-generation immigrants are also less likely to say that governments have gone too far in their efforts to promote reconciliation _ a result that's significant when controlling for education (which is an important step since first-generation immigrants are more likely to be university-educated than the rest of the population). First-generation immigrants are also less likely to take a definitive position either way, and are more likely to say ``neither'' or ``cannot say.'' The role of Canadians Similarly, Indigenous Peoples are unsurprisingly the most likely to say that individual Canadians have a role to play in reconciliation. But first-generation immigrants are just as likely as second- or third-generation Canadians to hold this view (although first-generation immigrants are also more likely to have no opinion on this question). These results are encouraging because they suggest that even if

immigrants aren't socialized in Canada at a young age, that's not an obstacle to building understanding and support for reconciliation. Indigenous support for immigration Interestingly, the survey also allows us to explore the other side of the relationship between immigrants and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, namely support among Indigenous Peoples for immigration. This is a potentially contentious issue. On the one hand, diverse sources of immigration in the post-Second World War period have already disrupted the narrative of Canada as a nation of two founding peoples (British and French). That in turn suggests a view of Canada that is not only multicultural but multi-national, and inclusive of Indigenous Peoples and nations. In this sense, the interests of immigrants and Indigenous Peoples could be aligned. But at the same time, the ongoing arrival of newcomers can be seen as a continuation of the settler/colonization process. Thoughts on immigration We can explore this issue by referring to a question in the survey asking Canadians whether they agree or disagree that ``overall, there is too much immigration to Canada.'' The results show that

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there are significant differences in attitudes about immigration between the general population and Indigenous Peoples. Thirty per cent of Indigenous peoples ``strongly agree'' with the statement, the highest proportion among all groups. However, this general difference about immigration levels is driven in large part by the difference in views between Indigenous Peoples and first-generation immigrants. While Indigenous Peoples, compared to first-generation immigrants, are more likely to strongly agree than strongly disagree that there is too much immigration to Canada, there are no statistically significant differences between Indigenous Peoples and second- or third-generation Canadians. This suggests that the key factor influencing attitudes towards immigration might not be Indigenous identity, but being born in Canada. Nonetheless, this finding is important because it's a reminder to proponents of more immigration that they should be open to and engage with Indigenous Peoples' perspectives on this issue. Immigration, as a policy objective, should be pursued with an eye on how it might be perceived by those who were displaced by the earlier arrival of settlers.

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June 22nd, 2022


Column Thunderwoman Speaks Through the centuries the system has not changed



The fledging country of Canada is barrelling down on all First Nation Indigenous who oppose their manmade laws of order and good government. Canadians continue to rewrite their true history especially with regard to Indian Residential Schools. These are the facts. Children were forcibly removed from their parents, families and communities. The Indian Act covered the removal of children with the full force of legislation with punitive consequences for parents or communities who hid Indian children. Mainstream writers continue to write that the finding of burial sites alongside these schools does not mean that the Indian Residential schools inflicted any harm. Main-

stream writers rely on sketchy historical numbers citing tuberculosis as the main culprit responsible for child deaths. What the mainstream writers have overlooked, is that Dr. Peter Bryce did report on these harms when he was the chief medical officer for the department of Indian Affairs. Mainstream writers, predominantly white middle-aged men write that the number of deaths reported or the findings of cemeteries adjacent to Indian Residential schools are not to be analyzed as historic findings of harms. In 1907, Dr. Peter Bryce could not get federal actions to remedy the unsanitary situations in Indian Residential schools. Mainstream writers draw on the statistics that were recorded. They do not posit that there may have not been recordings due to the high number of deaths. Once Dr. Bryce wrote his report, the Department of Indian Affairs ignored the data because they had no desire to educate or assist the original people of this land. Dr.

Bryce was attacked and his cries went unheard. Is this any different than the reality faced by First Nations today? First Nations lead in shortened lifespans, diabetes, suicides, incarceration and generally poorer health than mainstream. The system has not changed. Currently Canada is embarking on a strategy to pay minimal costs for inflicted harms to appease the First Nation peoples. Canada’s “Indian budget” boasts high numbers that often total in the billions because they cover a fiveyear period. What Canada does not post is the breakdown of these billions and the actual amounts that reach First Nations. Canadians are tired of hearing about the “Indian” problem. Canadians are very much like their settler ancestors, always moving “forward” tearing down ecosystems while repeating their “greater good” mantra. The greater good seems to be race specific. The greater good denies allegations of harm, racism, disparity, inequity, and discrimination.

In the western education system, prevalence is given to a mythical bold and noble explorer story over the actual story that the First Nations or Indians were already inhabiting Canada and North America. There is no credibility to the fact that the early settlers relied on the Indians to survive. There is no understanding that the First Nations shared the land and resources because they believed the newcomers understood the delicate harmony that must be kept in balance. If the Indian is seen as a human being, or an enlightened race, then the narrative of manifest destiny and the doctrine of discovery become the empty words of a few greedy men and their rulers. The world and its accompanying madness has been built on these misconceptions. Greedy governments and their partners in crime, the churches have long been seeking to remake Indians into assimilated thinkers. Systemic control relies on Indian thinking regulated to staying within colonial

boxes. This is colonization. Indians must think of themselves as individuals and place their centuries old teachings into garbage bins. This is the new First Nation reality. Canada does not talk about the failed section 37 talks that were placed in the Canadian Constitution to ensure that the international Treaties had constitutional standing and federal application. The federal government ghosted the historic Treaty and pre-confederation Treaty people by allowing the Supreme Court to step in and make self-government rulings. This undermining and bad faith have continued in the sectoral attacks being made against historic Treaty people. Canada has divided its Indian Affairs department to appear to be more accepting but in reality, Canada has thrown all Indigenous together under one big bus. How will Canadians know the reality of First Nations without actual authentic First Nations writing or speaking their truth? First Nations do not

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speak their truth to power. First Nations have power by speaking truth. Truth is not only heard by federal ears; it is heard throughout the cosmos and that is where real power is vested. The spirituality and the connection to the land are guiding principles which guide the thinking of true First Nations. The peace and harmony of the land are held in partnership with the First Nation peoples. There is no separation. It is this thought that continuously plagues federal entities. First Nations who are land or water protectors cannot be swayed by jobs, titles, national recognition/awards or money. First Nation land defenders and activists are the front lines for First Nations to protect themselves and to protect their partnership with the land and waters. This is why the First Nations got sick in the original Indian residential schools. These children were torn from their healthy time-honoured lifestyles and prayerful existence. Can Canada make First Nations well again?

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June 22nd, 2022

PTSD can affect anyone but it is a treatable condition STAFF REPORT


Traumatic events and experiences can affect individuals for a long time. Though it's often associated with combat veterans, post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects people from all walks of life. Because no one is immune to PTSD, it can benefit anyone to learn more about this potentially debilitating yet treatable condition. What is PTSD? The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD as "a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event." Some examples of events that can lead to PTSD include war or combat, a terrorist attack, rape, or incidents in which people have been threatened with death, sexual violence, or serious injury. Intergenerational trauma is also a large contributing factor of PTSD.

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PTSD also can occur after witnessing traumatic events, including natural disasters or serious accidents. Is PTSD new? PTSD has been around as long as there have been traumatic events, though its name is more recent. The APA notes that PTSD has been known by various names in the past, including "shell shock"

and "combat fatigue." These names are no longer used in part because they give the impression that post-traumatic stress is exclusive to combat veterans. That's a misperception, as the Sidran Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps people understand and recover from PTSD, notes PTSD will affect one in 13 people in the United

States and nine per cent of Canadians at some point in their lives. Who can get PTSD? The APA notes that exposure to an upsetting traumatic event is necessary before a diagnosis of PTSD can be made; however, that exposure can be indirect. For example, police officers who are repeatedly exposed to details of heinous

crimes can develop PTSD even though they are not victims of those crimes and did not witness them. But the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that individuals are more likely to develop PTSD if they are directly exposed to a trauma or injured. What are some symptoms of PTSD? The APA places symptoms of PTSD into four categories: 1. Intrusion: Symptoms in this category include intrusive thoughts, such as repeated, involuntary memories; distressing dreams; or flashbacks of the traumatic event. 2. Avoidance: People with PTSD may avoid reminders of the traumatic event. These reminders can include places, activities, objects, and even people. Individuals also may resist talking about the event and how they feel about it. 3. Alterations in cognition and mood: PTSD can result in an inability to remember details of the traumatic event.

Individuals also may develop negative thoughts and feelings that lead to ongoing and distorted beliefs about themselves and others. Individuals may blame themselves for the event or experience ongoing fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame. A sense of detachment or estrangement from others also may occur. 4. Alterations in arousal or reactivity: Symptoms in this category may include being irritable and having angry outbursts; reckless, and potentially self-destructive behaviour; being overly watchful of surroundings; being easily startled, or experiencing difficulty sleeping or concentrating. PTSD affects people from all walks of life. Individuals who are having difficulty processing a traumatic event they were directly or indirectly involved with are urged to contact their physicians immediately. More information about PTSD is available at


June 22nd, 2022



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June 22nd, 2022

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June 22nd, 2022


Haudenosaunee artist has designs at The Bay DONNA DURIC


There are so many layers to the story of Haudenosaunee artist Britt Ellis and how her designs ended up at The Bay it’s hard to know where to begin. From being the first Haudenosaunee artist to have a collection at the retail giant, to how it came to fruition, her story is certainly as inspiring as it is serendipitous. It was fall 2020. The world was in the thick of the pandemic and most business was being conducted online. Indigenous Fashion Week still went ahead that year - also online. Ellis attended the sessions, and so did The Bay. Shortly afterward, she was approached by The Bay who told her to submit a proposal. Her work was chosen. She has since designed an entire line of home decor being sold exclusively at The Bay, all of it inspired by her Indigenous identity in one way or another. Ellis, who lives in Toronto and is a member of Six Nations, worked for 18 months on her designs before this spring’s release of the home decor line. “I’ve always been arts in some way or another,” said the 35-year-old Onondaga artist. She started bead work in college and it has since become her favourite medium. “Beads was like the thing I felt an immediate connection,” she said. “It’s something deep and intrinsic - the lessons that beadwork teaches. It feels like it was always supposed to be part of my life. It’s always felt like a form of communication. It’s so specific to the nations, to the individual who’s creating the pieces.” Ellis, who is also a tattoo artist, said her pieces have been selling really well at The Bay. She designed bedding, pillows and towels, among other items. The bedding has been very popular, she said. “It’s been selling really well.” Ellis has 100 per cent artistic ownership of the designs.

Britt Ellis is bringing authentic, Haudenosaunee designed home goods into the mainstream marketplace in a new partnership with The Bay. Her line of home decor items is on sale now at all Hudson's Bay stores across Canada. HBC

“I was concerned, top of my mind, that the The Bay didn’t have ownership. I really wanted Haudenosaunee people to see ourselves in the items.” The items are available in about 20 locations across the country, including smaller locations in more rural areas so they would be more accessible to Indigenous customers who might not live close to major cities. There are four duvet sets, four sheet sets, eight variations of tea towels, two variations of table runners, place mats, and napkins, as well as beach towels, a rug, outdoor pillows, baskets, a throw blanket and indoor throw pillows. “I really wanted to use this opportunity to bring visibility to our community. The important thing to me was folks seeing our stories amplified and celebrated.” She incorporated traditional imagery in the designs (among them, birds and butterflies) and the colours are earth tones. “The colour pallettes that I chose were all earth and medicine colours.” The throw pillows have been the best sellers so far. One of the designs is a moon phase medallion. “They’re all printed

on velvet as a nod to our pieces.” Another pillow features a gold finch, and a lumbar pillow features tobacco. The line launched in April, which was delayed due to COVID. “With COVID, the rollout wasn’t as big as I thought it would be. It’s been received so well. Some of the stores have huge beadwork pieces printed on the decals on the walls. It’s been incredible to see beadwork so visible in a space like The Bay.” And the packaging has a story, as well. Her pieces are wrapped in luxurious, high end packaging, but it’s all packaged in a way Ellis was determined would be environmentally-friendly. The packaging uses re-purposed scraps of leather and the bags are reusable. “All of that was really important to me, in terms of sustainability.” She hoped to create as little waste as possible. “I reuse the bags the lines came in for all kinds of things.” It’s all still a little hard to believe for Ellis. “There’s something really humbling and incredible waking up in my room and seeing my work around me. I’ve never seen us represented this way.” The irony of her work

being sold at The Bay is not lost on her. The Bay is one of Canada’s oldest companies, with a history rooted in exploitation and colonialism. “This was a good opportunity to show some nuance and try to hold them accountable - put their money where their mouth is,” she said. “They’re aware of their past. The fact of the matter is they did found their business through the work of Indigenous people.” Which makes her line all the more significant - not only is it ensuring Haudenosaunee representation on a national scale, but it’s also reconciliation, in a unique sense, with one of the biggest corporations in the country. The materials are all produced in Canada and the items are assembled at a company in India that has a proven track record of good working condi-

tions - something else Ellis said was important to her. “Everyone is being paid a fair wage,” she said. She was asked to design pieces that incorporated beads but because she knew the items would have to be made by machines at some point, she declined, saying she only believes beadwork should be done by hand. Perhaps the most poignant part of her success, and story, is that it’s also a living tribute to her dad, who passed away in 2020 right before the pandemic. Her work and success has been a healing journey for her. “I miss my dad a lot,” she said. “He would’ve been really proud of this. It was a very important way of keeping him with me. It’s all for my dad. I hope I was able to do a good job. “It’s communication for Indigenous people. It’s communication for my story.”

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Couple arrested By TRT Staff OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Police say a man and woman living on Fourth Line are once again facing drug trafficking charges — for the fourth time in six years. Mary Louella Longboat, 65; and Vernon Scott Hill, 68 were arrested as part of a drug warrant search of a home on Fourth Line on June 17. That search turned out a quantity of cocaine and oxycodone, along with cash and drug paraphernalia. Police said in a statement that both are currently facing charges of Trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine & Oxycodone and Proceeds of Crime over $5,000. This is not the first time the couple were arrested and faced drug trafficking on Six Nations. In March 2016, Six Nations Police announced the two were arrested and charged during a search warrant at their residence at 2882 Fourth Line Road. Again, in October 2018, at the same residence

the two were arrested along with Joseph William Powless and Chelsea Jade Hess and charged with trafficking cocaine and cannabis. At that time 4 children were located at the residence when police conducted the search warrant and Six Nations Child Protection Services were called in to assist with the children. Longboat was held for a bail hearing in that instance and the other three were released with a promise to appear in court. One month later, in November 2018, Six Nations Police again conducted a search warrant at 2882 Fourth Line and uncovered $12,000 in cocaine. Hill and Longboat were arrested and charged with drug trafficking along with Albert Lester Smoke. Longboat was held for a formal bail hearing. TRT reached out to Six Nations Police to confirm if Hill was being held in custody or if he was released. No answer was received by press time. A third individual at the June 17 incident, Dwayne Ryan Greene, 37 of Ohsweken, is also charged.

June 22nd, 2022

Court denies request for new trial for Myke STAFF REPORT


GREEN BAY, WI — In a written decision released on June 13, Justice John P. Zakowski has denied the request of Hayehe:s Matthew Joseph Myke for a new trial. Myke was found guilty in January 2020 of Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least 3 Violations of 1st or 2nd Degree Sexual Assault). The charges were laid in Green Bay, Wisconsin in Brown County and the trial and sentencing were conducted there as well. Myke was found guilty and was given a 20 year sentence in September 2020 by Justice Zakowski —10 years in state prison along with an additional 10 years in extended supervision. Following sentencing, Myke filed with the courts an appeal to seek a new trial. In his claim, Myke said his lawyers did not explain that he should testify at trial and did not call on his

Myke will remain in prison after his request for a new trial was denied by a Wisconsin judge. WISC. OFFENDERS REGISTRY

alibi — Andrew Thomas. His lawyer said that Myke repeatedly refused to testify and that Thomas did not show up to the case, Myke telling his attorney that Thomas was “busy”. In his written decision, Zakowski writes, “The court finds the most significant reason there were not witnesses developed for trial testimony is because of lack of information from the defendant himself. Other than Thomas, who apparently would have been able to address only one of the incidents, the defendant has still not identified other potential witnesses, the content of their testimony, and how

the testimony would be relevant in making any difference in the outcome of the trial. The court finds no deficient performance.” Myke claimed he was unable to present a defence in the case because the court ruled text messages from his ex-wife in 2013 and 2014 to be inadmissable. The courts did not find merit in that claim. Justice Zakowski denied the motion for a new trial, writing, “The court does not find counsels representation to be deficient. Even if found deficient, the court does not believe there is a reasonable probability of a different result at trial.” Myke was appointed a faithkeeper at Sour Springs Longhouse on Six Nations. Court documents show that it was Myke’s traditional role as a faithkeeper in the longhouse tradition that introduced the man to the victim. Eyewitnesses at trial say Myke apologized to the victim, saying he never meant for things to go as far as they did, just prior

to the judge reading his sentence. As part of the sentencing hearing, 30 people from Six Nations, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Fort Erie’s Haudenosaunee communities wrote letters to the judge — asking for Myke to not be sent to prison. Several of the supporters stated that Myke did not deserve to serve time in prison for child rape because he is a faithkeeper, can speak the Cayuga language and conduct ceremonies. At least one of those supporters wrote to the courts to withdraw their letter, stating that they were unaware of the nature of the charges against Myke. Myke will continue to serve his 10 year sentence in custody at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He will be listed as a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.


June 22nd, 2022


Chisasibi to search for graves at residential school sites in Quebec The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The Cree Nation of Chisasibi said Tuesday it will search for unmarked graves at the sites of five residential schools that operated on Fort George Island, in northern Quebec. The nation said it decided to ``seek its lost children'' with the use of ground-penetrating radar after extensive consultation with the community, including elders and residential school students and survivors. ``A majority of people said: 'We need to know, let's seek the truth. We know there were questionable activities,''' Chief Daisy House said in an interview. The five sites are linked to Catholic and Anglican residential schools that were among the largest and longest-operating in the province, closing in 1981 and 1975 respectively. House said the Fort George schools were the first in the province of

Quebec, dating back to the 1930s, and included First Nations children from the local Cree community and children from other nations in Quebec and Ontario. The Cree Nation of Chisasibi is among several First Nations that have decided to search residential school sites in their territories following news in May 2021 that the remains of as many as 215 children were found using ground-penetrating radar around the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. ``Everything stems from the announcement from Kamloops,'' House said, adding that ultimately, the community left it to residential school survivors to decide after discussions as a community. Work will begin this summer, with experts assessing the island, based on aerial photos from federal and provincial archives and using elders' historical knowledge of where those ``questionable activities'' took place

outside the schools, House said. The ground search will be difficult given the terrain. The community was relocated from Fort George Island to the mainland in 1979-1980 due to a hydroelectric project. Some buildings were moved while others were demolished and burned, including the residential school buildings. There are two graveyards that are intact as well as the shell of the former Anglican church. There are also cabins on the island, and the community has an annual gathering there. ``There's a lot of buried debris and a lot of overgrowth as well, so it's a very unique situation because of the circumstances of the relocation,'' House said. ``It's not like in other nations, where they have fields.'' Experts suggest at least two to three years of research will need to be done, and some areas will have to be clear cut before the radar can be deployed.












June 22nd, 2022

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Six Nations Arrows cinch two home-game wins STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS —Visiting the Canada Game Park, the Six Nations Junior A Arrows met up with the St. Catharines Athletics, for another match away from home on Wednesday, June 21. Daylin John-Hill opened the scoring, while the Athletics put three away by the end of the first period 1-3. In the second period, Tyler Davis put up a second goal for the Arrows, with two answers from the Athletics. Daylin John-Hill came through for his first, and Tyler Dave came with his second. Oneniotekowa Maracle put up a single, followed by and answer from the Athletics and another for the Arrows from Thunder Hill. This put the game at a 6-6 tie. But come the third period, the Arrows lost steam and the Athletics put up a shut out for a final of 6-10. The Arrows then welcomed the Toronto Beaches to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Sunday, June 19. Off the bat, the Arrows put up the first two goals, with an answer from Daylin John-Hill before a final goal for the Beaches came. This sat the game at 1-3 for the Beaches. The second period opened with a goal for the Beaches, and a single from Tyler Davis. The period saw two more for the Beaches, sitting the game at 2-6 for the Beaches. In the third, scoring opened again for the Beaches, with a response from Ross Hill, Damon Decaire, Oneniotekowa Maracle, with two answers from the Beaches.


Ross Hill put up another and Matt Hamil cinched another, with a final goal from Tyler Davis by the end. This closed the game with a close 9-8 for the Arrows. On Monday, June 20, the Arrows met up with the Brampton Excelsiors at home within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Scoring opened for the Excelsiors, with returns by Thunder Hill and Matt Hamil for the Arrows. An answer from the Excelsiors gave way for two more from Mason Hill and Ross Hill. Louis Alfred and Oneniotekowa Maracle closed the period 6-2 for the Arrows. The second period saw the first goal go to the Excelsiors, but Oneniotekowa Maracle put two fast ones away,

followed by another by Mitchell VanEvery and another by Tyler Davis. Both Oneniotekowa Maracle and Mitchell VanEvery put two more away to close out the period at 12-3 for the Arrows. Come the third period, Kean Pare, Recoil Davis and Mitchell VanEvery put singles away to cancel out the two put up by the Excelsiors. This finalized the game at 15-5 for a home-game win. The Arrows next away game will fall on June 23, at 8:00 p.m., versus the Kitchener-Waterloo Junior Lacrosse at the Kinsmen Arena. While the Arrows won’t have another home game until June 26, at 7:00 p.m., within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to pair them up against the Mimico Mountaineers.

Two wins and one loss, the Six Nations Junior A Arrows continue to develop as they sit in ninth place for Junior A standings. By the end of last week, they had closed two home-game wins at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. TRT



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June 22nd, 2022


Six Nations Rebels close out regular season STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS — As of Monday, June 20, the Rebels finalized their regular season with three games since last Thursday, June 16. That evening the Rebels visited the neighbouring St. Catharines Athletics at the Canada Games Park for a cinched win in over-time. The Athletics opened the first period with the first goal, but answers came from the Rebels by Anahi-

lis Doxtatar, Rowisonkies Barnes, and Blaze Becker. This closed the period 3-1 for the Re-bels. In the second period, the Rebels opened with a fast goal by Damon Doxtatar, answered by a single from the Athletics. Damon Doxtatar (2) then put up two goals, with a single from the Ath-letics. This made the score 6-3 for the Athletics. Come the third, the Athletics picked up the pace with four straight goals, taking the lead.But Lan-don General put one away to tie the game. Going into an Still sitting in sixth place, the Six Nations Junior B Rebels completed their regular season games last Saturday.


over-time period, forgoing sudden death, the Rebels put up two goals from Shake Swamp and Landon General combined. The Athletics put up one and were given a penalty shot that was unsuccessful. This closed the game 9-8 for the Rebels. Back at home on Friday, June 17, the Rebels welcomed the Welland Generals to battle at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for a close game. The first period gave way for a goal from Rowisonkies Barnes, with an answer from the Gener-als. Then

Damonie Thomas, Ryan Hess and Trey Jimmerson quickly put three away. Two an-swers came from the Generals with a goal by Blaze Becker in between, taking the lead 5-3. The second period saw scoring from Izaiah Whitlow, Anahilis Doxtatar (2), and Eric Hodo Martin to put four buries, with a double from the Generals. Cole Powless closed the period 10-5 with a final goal. By the third, the Generals put up two more, but Anahilis Doxtatar, Anahilis Doxtatar, and Ryan Hess

each put singles away. This closed the game at 13-7 for the Rebels for their second con-secutive win. Visiting the Forest Glade Arena on the following day, Saturday, June 17, the Rebels took on the Windsor Clippers for an evening showing. The Clippers took the lead with four fast goals, with a single by Anahilis Doxtatar. Anahilis Doxta-tar put up two more that period as the Clippers put up two more, with Rowisonkies Barnes clos-ing the period with a single. This gave a harsh first period at


4-6 for the Clippers. The second period saw a shut out from the Clippers, and a second shut out in the third. Blocking the Rebels from responding closed the game at 4-12 for the Clippers. The Rebels will look for their standings for next steps, as they sit in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Brenden Anderson playing in CHL Memorial Cup Championship By TRT Staff with notes from hamiltonbulldogs. com HAMILTON — Hockey come up Brenden Anderson, a Mohawk of Six Nations, helped the Hamilton Bulldogs secure their spot as representatives of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup Championship in Saint John, New Brunswick this year. The Memorial Cup pits the winners of the Western Hockey League (WHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) together, along with a fourth host-team squad. Taking place from June 20-29, the Memorial Cup is hosted by the Saint John Seadogs this year, joined in competition by the Bulldogs, Edmonton Oil Kings and Shawinigan Cataractes.

Brenden Anderson.

The championship started with the Bulldogs facing the host, the Seadogs opening night on Monday evening. Giving the Seadogs the first goal for their home crowd spelled for a loss, 5-3. The Bulldogs will play


again on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m., EDT, against the Cataractes, and agin on Friday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m., EDT, against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Back in October of 2021, the Hamilton Bulldogs were pleased to announce

the acquisition of the rights to forward Anderson from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for a conditional 10th round selection in 2022. Anderson, a product of Ohsweken, began the season with the Brantford

99ers of the OJHL re-cording 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points in 6 games. The 6’5”, 210lbs power-forward was origi-nally selected by Kitchener in the 11th round, 215th overall, in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection Draft.

Anderson was second in scoring with 14 goals, 16 assists in 27 games for Brantford before sign-ing with Hamilton. By January of this year, he had one goal in eight games with the Bulldogs.



Womens Major Series Lacrosse to continue in July By TRT Staff

HAMILTON — This month, the rebranded Women’s Major Series Lacrosse, formerly the Ontario Women’s Box Lacrosse Association, kicked off its season with a marathon of 12 games. The games were held within the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena over a weekend and determined the league standings for the eight representing teams. On Saturday, June 4, each team got to touch the floor before 3:00 p.m., seeing the Whitby Rush and Niagara turtle Islanders face off. The Islanders came away with a win of 8-2. The next game saw the Toronto Stars paired with the London Thrashers, with a final of 4-3

for the Stars. Next came the Akwesasne Outlaws versus the Grand River Attack, with the Attack coming away with the win 4-1. Later, the Hamilton Bengals faced the returning 2019 champions, the Arthur Aces, with the Aces taking away the victory 7-1. By the evening, the Stars were matched with the Islanders and the Islanders came away on top 6-0. Next came the Rush versus the Thrashers, with the Rush taking the lead 5-3. Next came the Outlaws, who took a loss 10-1 to the Bengals. The last game of the day paired the Attack against the Aces, with the Aces coming away with the win 5-3. The following day, Sunday, June 5, four games lined up for the teams

to have one more battle before the standings. The Attack faced the Islanders first, coming away with the win 4-1. Next paired the Outlaws against the Rush with a tie 4-4. Then came the Stars against the Aces, with the Aces taking the top spot 12-1. To finish the day, the Bengals defeated the Thrashers 8-5. With all 12 games accounted for, the WMSL released standings that put the Aces in the top seed, with the Attack, Islanders and Bengals tied for second place with two wins and one loss each. In the following spots sit the Rush, Stars, Outlaws and Thrashers. The next regular season league days will fall on July 16 and 23.

June 22nd, 2022

Local youth fundraising to participate in national baseball combine By TRT Staff with notes from ONTARIO — Kaleb Thomas, 18, of Six Nations has been selected to participate in the prestigious New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series National Combine in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Thomas currently attends the Brantford Collegiate Institute, and started his career with Brantford Minor Ball. He plays currently with the Mississauga Tigers HPP. “Attending this event allows me to play with and against some of the best baseball players in the World. It helps to motivate me to keep working hard and improving my skills everyday,” reads a statement from Thomas on the Donor Box website.

Kaleb Thomas.


For the combine, those invited to play are not charged a fee to participate, but must raise funds for a selected charity of their choice. The players have a chance to earn their place and trip-fare just by helping raise money for the chosen charity. Supporting the Future Stars Series Foundation, up to 20% of all net proceeds will be donated to the players' charity, and Thomas

chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So far, as of June 21, Thomas has just under $300.00 US, with the goal of $1000.00 US. “The New Balance Future Stars Series is not just about discovering and developing the MLB Heroes of tomorrow; it's about discovering and developing the leaders of tomorrow by creating real opportunities where they don't exist today: opportunities for education, opportunities to give back to their community ...opportunities for a future. We are incredibly grateful that Kaleb Thomas is a part of this chapter in our mission to change the game!” Reads the excerpt from the Future Stars Series. Those interested can follow the link to donate, or share: https://donorbox. org/kalebthomasfss#info.

Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards open By TRT Staff OAKVILLE—The Six Nations Senior Paperweight Warriors came home with medals after the Rob MacDougall Paperweight Tournament that took place last weekend. Representing from June 18-19, 16 paperweight division teams played in Oakville hosted by the Oakville Hawks Minor Lacrosse Association. PHOTO SUBMITTED

June 27, 2022 is PTSD Awareness Day On June 27, we talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a complex disorder caused by experiencing or witnessing trauma.

Especially vulnerable are persons working in professions deemed essential, who have been working throughout the COVID pandemic.

WHERE: Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie St. Brantford

The trauma necessary to cause PTSD can originate from many events such as an accident, combat, a natural disaster, or an assault.

You can help this campaign by educating yourself and others about the illness, and sharing help with those who might need it.


There are other ways PTSD symptoms can arise, however.

Come and join us on Monday, June 27, 2022 for a flag-raising ceremony to mark this important day.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m.

519-752-2998, ext. 112 or email

ONTARIO—Nomination registration has opened for the 2022 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards, which are annually awarded to exemplary coaches across Ontario. The awards seek to celebrate coaches for the integral role they play with their team or teams, sport and community, and selected coaches are recognized during National Coaches Week September 17-25, 2022. Winning coaches will also be awarded a $500 prize reimbursement to be used on purchases for their team, club or organization, from local Ontario and Canadian businesses, proudly provided by Hydro One Inc. Nominations will close on July 6th @ 11:59 p.m., EST, and all information can be found on the Coaches Ontario website under ‘Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards 2022.’


June 22nd, 2022




SIX NATIONS COUNCIL Clinical Lead Health Promotions, Health Services Contract Speech Language Pathologist Child and Youth Health, Health Services Full Time Social Worker Iroquois Lodge, Health Services Full Time Administrative Assistant Iroquois Lodge, Health Services Full Time Administrative Assistant Paramedic Services, Health Services Full Time Technical Coordinator Child and Youth, Health Services Contract Restorative Justice Worker Justice, Central Administration Contract Yerihwahrón:kas (they hear the matters) Administration, Central Administration Full Time Social Worker Diabetes Wellness Program Allied Health, Health Services Full Time Teacher’s Assistant Stoneridge Day Care Child Care Services, Social Services Full Time Registered Early Childhood Educator Clarence St Day Care, Child Care Services, Social Services Casual Senior Manager of Corporate Service OGD Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Family Engagement Team Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Personal Support Worker Iroquois Lodge, Health Services Full Time Registered Practical Nurse Iroquois Lodge, Health Services Full Time Maintenance Worker Administration, Social Services Part Time Clinical Lead Home and Community Care, Health Services Full Time Clinical Services Worker Clinical Services, Social Services Full Time Cultural Advisor Ogwanohgwatrea, Health Services Contract Band Representative Child and Family Services, Social Services Full Time Admission/Concession Worker Parks and Recreation Part Time Archaeological Community Monitor Archaeology, Lands and Resources Contract Community Paramedic Paramedic Services, Health Services Full Time Technical Coordinator Assistant Paramedic Services, Health Services Part Time School Social Worker Kanikonriio Child and Youth Programs, Social Services Full Time Assistant Caretaker Maintenance Mechanic Parks and Recreation Part Time Knowledge Translation Coordinator Ogwanohgtrea, Health Services Contract Special Needs Resource Consultant Child Care Services, Social Services Contract (Maternity) Youth Life Promotion Advisor Kanikonrii Child and Youth Programs, Social Services Full Time Maintenance Worker Stoneridge Day Care, Child Care Services, Social Services Full Time Intensive Gedeo Clinician Community Crisis Response, Health Services Full Time Mental Wellness Mental Health and Addictions, Health Services Contract Assistant Water Plant Operator Water/Sewer, Public Works Full Time Receptionist/Filing Clerk Ogwadeni:deo Contract Case Aid (4 positions) Ogwadeni:deo Casual Maintenance Ogwadeni:deo Casual Case Aid (2 positions) Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Children’s Worker Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Privacy Information Officer/Records Clerk Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Human Resources Administrative Assistant Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Financial Accountant-Analyst Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Administrative Assistant Ogwadeni:deo Contract Intake/Screener Ogwadeni:deo Full Time Family Worker (2 positions) Ogwadeni:deo Full Time SIX NATIONS AND NEW CREDIT Executive Director Survivors Secretariat Full Time Receptionist/Secretary Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services Full Time Human Resource Administrator Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time/ Contract Financial Assistant – Lifelong Learning Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent Job descriptions are available at GREAT Weekdays...Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:30pm 16 Sunrise Court, Ohsweken

Salary Closing Date Position Summer Student – Administration – Cl TBD June 22, 2022 erical Support $68,000 to $73,000 June 22, 2022 Minute Taker $55,000 to $65,000 June 22, 2022 Cultural Facilitator $23.00/ Hour June 22, 2022 Maawdoo Maajaamin Child Care $23.25/ Hour June 22, 2022 TBD June 22, 2022 Maintenance Assistant TBD June 22, 2022 School Bus Drivers $70,000 to $90,000 June 22, 2022 School Bus Monitor $65,000 to $73,000 June 22, 2022 Commissioner TBD June 22, 2022 Individual Developmental Worker (IDW) TBD June 22, 2022 TBD June 22, 2022 Human Resources/Administration Clerk TBD June 22, 2022 Child Care Assistant (1-3) Positions $21.00/Hour June 29, 2022 Heritage and Cultural Coordinator/Library Worker TBD June 29, 2022 Field Coordinator $19.00/Hour June 29, 2022 IT Manager $75,000 to $80,000 June 29, 2022 SharePoint Developer Up to $60,000 June 29, 2022 Information Services Technical Specialist TBD June 29, 2022 Project Assistant – University Up to $55,000 June 29, 2022 Community Wellness Worker $16.00/Hour June 29, 2022 Summer Student – Administration – TBD June 29, 2022 Clerical Support $40.86/Hour June 29, 2022 Chief Financial Officer $30.00 to $33.00/Hour June 29, 2022 RECE – Maawdoo Maajaamin Child Care $58,000 to $62,500 June 29, 2022 TBD July 6, 2022 Family Support Worker TBD July 6, 2022 $27.00/Hour July 6, 2022 Supervisor – Maawdoo Maajaamin Child Care $45,000 July 6, 2022 Cultural Interpreter TBD July 6, 2022 Electoral Officer – Purchase of Service Contract TBD July 6, 2022 Fundraising Assistant TBD July 6, 2022 Development Administrative Assistant TBD July 6, 2022 Cultural Support Worker TBD July 13, 2022 Executive Assistant to the President/CEO TBD July 13, 2022 Loans Manager TBD July 13, 2022 Accounts Payable Officer TBD July 13, 2022 TBD July 13, 2022 Supply Cook TBD July 13, 2022 TBD July 13, 2022 Supervisor – ECC TBD July 13, 2022 TBD July 13, 2022 Financial Assistant – Lifelong Learning TBD July 13, 2022 Human Resources/Administration Clerk TBD July 13, 2022 Project Administrative Assistant

TBD TBD TBD $43,969.50 to $62,329.50

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Contract Full Time/ Permanent

Salary Closing Date $16.00/Hour

June 9, 2022

$16.89 to $23.49 June 9, 2022 $32,953.50 to June 9, 2022 $45,805.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time $40,297.50 to June 9, 2022 $56,821.50 Woodland Cultural Center GREAT Student $15.00/Hour June 10, 2022 Sharp Bus Lines Limited Part Time TBD June 12, 2022 Sharp Bus Line Limited Part Time TBD June 12, 2022 Six Nations Cannabis Commission Contract TBD June 12, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time $40,297.50 to June 16, 2022 $56,821.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation GREAT Student/ Contract $16.00/Hour June 16, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation GREAT Student/ Contract $16.00/Hour June 16, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Contract $18.00/ Hour June 16, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $32,953.50 to June 16, 2022 $46,805.50 Indspire Full Time $80,888 to $101,111 June 17, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time/ Contract TBD June 22, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time/ Permanent TBD June 23, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Contract/ Full Time TBD June 23, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Contract $22.54 to $31.96/ Hour June 23, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation GREAT Student/ $16.00/ Hour June 23, 2022 Contract Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $100,000 to $115,000 June 23, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $40,297.50 to June 23, 2022 $56,821.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $47,641.50 to June 23, 2022 $67,837.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $51,313.50 to June 23, 2022 $73,345.50 Woodland Cultural Center Full Time TBD June 24, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Contract TBD June 27, 2022 Woodland Cultural Center Full Time/ Contract $15.00/Hour June 27, 2022 Woodland Cultural Center Part Time TBD June 27, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time/ Contract TBD June 28, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time $70,000 to $80,000 June 29, 2022 Two Rivers Community Development Center Full Time $85,000 to $95,000 June 30, 2022 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $40,297.50 to June 30, 2022 $56,821.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Casual/ Contract $16.90 to June 30, 2022 $23.49/Hour Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $51,313.50 to June 30, 2022 $73,345.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full Time/ Permanent $43,969.50 to June 30, 2022 $62,329.50 Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Contract/ GREAT Student $16.00/ Hour June 30, 2022 Woodland Cultural Centre Full Time TBD July 3, 2022 Woodland Cultural Center Full Time TBD July 3, 2022 Fund Development Associate Seasonal Lawn Maintenance Ohsweken Speedway Contract/ Full Time $16.00/ Hour July 07, 2022 Cashiers Styres Gas Bar Part Time TBD July 07, 2022 The GREAT Job Board is brought to you by Employment Ontario and Service Canada. Only local positions are posted in the paper. For more positions in the surrounding area, visit our job board at! To apply for funding, book your intake appointment with an ETC by calling 519-445-2222 (Toll-Free long distance at 1-888 218-8230 or email us at Phone: 519.445.2222 Fax: 519.445.4777 Toll Free: 1.888.218.8230

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Thank you to everyone who supported my benefit fundraiser A special thank you to my sister Dena for planning and cooking for this event. Thank you to my daughters Lindsey and Brandy and son in laws Phil and Brad. To Aunt Carol and cousins Vi, Sue, Val, Suzie and Tammy a sincere thank you for their unconditional support for such great team work in ensuring everything was completed in a timely manner. Also thank you to my nieces and nephews for their support in food prep, set up and assistance in taking down canopies etc. Special thanks to my sister Dena and brother in law Frank for hosting the event. Thank you to all that donated to the loonie table, fireworks and attended the event Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes. I apologize if I have missed anyone who has helped with the benefit. Thanks again to everyone in the community for their support, it is very much appreciated. Take care Kim Silversmith

Yard Sale Multi-Family YARD SALE – Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 995 Mohawk Road. (Rain date – Sunday, June 26, 2022) Wide variety of household items - including some furniture, toys, clothing. Come check it out.

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In Memoriam In Loving Memory of Leonard Memory of Leonard Lickers Who went to sing his bluegrass in heaven June 27th, 2014. The day before his birthday June 28th.

When God was making husbands, as far as I can see he made a special soulmate especially for me. He made a perfect gentleman, compassionate and kind with more love and affection that you could ever wish to find. He gave my darling husband a heart of solid gold. He gave me wonderful memories only my heart can hold. He was someone I could talk to that no one can replace. He was someone I could laugh with till tears ran down my face. Next time we will meet in heaven will be at heaven’s door. When I see you standing there I won’t cry any more. I will put my arms around you and kiss your smiling face, then the pieces of my broken heart will fall back in place. Forever loved and remembered always. Wife Norma and Family

JUNE 2022 - BRIGHTENING The SPIRIT BREAKING The SILENCE Of SUICIDE COMMITTEE Community organization. Community driven. Focus is on recovery pathways to healing from the loss and grief that encompasses trauma and tragedy of suicide, but, anyone feeling lonely and sad from losing a loved one is welcome. In past years we have offered supportive sharing circles, leatherworks, t-shirt quilting, pottery making, painting classes, journaling, and a 8-week recovery pathway that deals with unresolved emotions. This year, we are excited to offer a ... Language Camp combining Cayuga & Mohawk language learning through various games and fun activities. Here is a brief overview ... July 25th - Supper & Introductions 6-8 pm; July 26th - 28th from 10 am- 2 pm ... activities-lunch - activities! Camp is Free! Registration open for 10 families ... last date to register is July 15th. Please call (519) 445-4204 to register.

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McKendrick: Peter

DECAIRE: Betty Lou

P e a c e f u l l y surrounded by his family at Iroquois Lodge, Ohsweken on Friday June 17, 2022 at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of 65 years to Audrey. Loving father of Jeffrey (Veronica), Gary (Lorelei), Brian, Robert (Elayne), Gus (Kathy), and Karen (Albert). Dear Papa to 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Nadine, Judy, and Bud. He will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Earl & Mildred; stepmother, Mabel; siblings, Sonny, Belva (Ron), and Stoney; brothers-in-law, Harvey (Ruth) and Wray; sister-in-law, Shirley and nephew, Dan. Rusty had over 50 years of service with the Ironworkers Local 736, Hamilton and was a volunteer and dispatcher with the Six Nations Fire Department. Resting at home after 5 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. Monday then to Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th. Line, Ohsweken for visitation from 5-9 p.m. Monday. Evening Service 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service will be held in the Styres chapel on Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 1 p.m. Interment Ohsweken Baptist Cemetery. The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Iroquois Lodge.

On June 16, 2022 Peter James McKendrick (aged 29) left this life in the same way he entered it; at Brantford General Hospital, surrounded by those who loved him. The only son of Wanda Smith and the late Keith McKendrick, Pete is survived by his sons Dayton and Roman. Beloved little brother of Nicole (Andy) Carpenter; Brittany Wunsch, and Megan McKendrick. Cherished grandson of Peter and Gloria Greentree and the late Loretta and Keith (Pat) McKendrick Sr. P.J. will be remembered for his charm, strength, and his love of music by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Resting at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th. Line, Ohsweken for visitation on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday June 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. Interment Salvation Army Cemetery with a lunch gathering to follow at the Pentecostal Church, 1527 4th. Line, Ohsweken. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you take a moment to enjoy and appreciate the sun on your face and good music in your ears.

Peacefully surrounded by family at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at the age of 64 years. Loving daughter of the late John & Janet Turkey, and Albert Haviland. Wife of the late Sam DeCaire. Dearest mother of Tanya (Ben), and Peggy. Cherished nana to Kelly, Jason, Corey, and Gary. Sister of Mary (Steve), Bertha (Dave), Peggy (Allen), David (Sherry), John (Carol), Darryl (Karen), and Daniel. Special friend of Eric Spurgeon. Also will be missed by adopted daughter Mags Abel, and many nieces and nephews. The family will honour her life with visitation at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken on Thursday June 23, 2022 from 2-5 pm. Cremation to follow.

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Medina Bap*st Church – 400 Chiefswood Rd Monday July 4th – Friday July 8th (10:00am-11:30am) Bible Stories, CraHs, Bible Memoriza*on, Prizes Welcoming Children 4-12 Years of Age

Saturday July 9th Church Picnic

Come and enjoy the excellent food that Hill’s Snack Bar is famous for!

12:00pm – 3:00pm All Children that aQend DVBS will be able to invite their families!


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CLUES ACROSS 1. Half-conscious states 8. Unnatural 13. Deep regret 14. Rogue 15. Took without permission 19. An alternative 20. After B 21. Partner to “flowed” 22. The best day of the week (abbr.) 23. Helps you hear 24. Egyptian river 25. Lake __, one of the Great 26. Make free from bacteria 30. Indigenous peoples of central Canada 31. Sanctuaries in Greek temples 32. Most unclothed 33. NJ senator Booker 34. Tibetan lake 35. Desecrate something sacred 38. John __, English educator l467-l5l9 39. Obtains in return for labor 40. Views 44. Rugged cliff 45. Not quiet 46. Body part 47. Newt 48. German city 49. A way to save money 50. NBC’s Roker 51. Dire Straits frontman 55. Actress Lathan 57. Most meager 58. Poems 59. Companions CLUES DOWN 1. Draws over





ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Friendships are worth their weight in gold, Aries. That is good news considering you could make an important friend this week — but only if you put yourself out there. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 You just may be at your best this week, Taurus. Others will take notice of this immediately. Work finally begins to pay off, and it’s a good time to begin a project. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 There is something waiting for you in the great outdoors, Gemini. You have to gather the gumption to go out there and find it. You will have plenty of opportunities this week.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, something impressive takes hold of your attention,and then you can’t get it out of your mind. This could be the inspiration you need to start something new.

2. Recur 3. Current unit 4. Neither 5. Certified Radio Operator (abbr.) 6. Power of perception 7. Peace 8. Supplemented with difficulty 9. The last section or part of anything 10. Dorm worker 11. Bones 12. Most unnatural 16. Spanish island 17. The skill to do something 18. Where golf games begin 22. Untethered 25. Print errors 27. The sport of engaging in contests of speed

Answers for June 22nd, 2022 Crossword Puzzle

28. Ones to look up to 29. Stringed instrument 30. Gives whippings 32. Type of tie 34. Make more concentrated 35. Die 36. Part of a winter hat 37. Young men’s club 38. Bathrooms need it 40. U.S. president 41. American novelist 42. Take into custody 43. Hurts 45. Type of gibbon 48. American actor Lukas 51. Partner to cheese 52. Some are covert 53. Political action committee 54. To and __ 56. Atomic #28


LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 A particular person may play a key role in your life today, particularly as he or she interacts with forces at work. There is a chance for this relationship to grow, Leo. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 You have made a decision to get your life in order, Virgo. This week marks the first steps toward that goal. Accept help when it is given for an additional leg up. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Let your artistic side out to play, Libra. It’s not something others play witness to that often, but you can be quite imaginative when you set your mind to it. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, family matters may not be cut and dried, but that doesn’t mean they have to be challenging. Enjoy things that are not run-of-themill, especially with the family. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 An exchange that takes place this week could have long-lasting after effects, Sagittarius. You won’t know the particular event in advance, so enjoy the anticipation. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Sometimes change only requires transforming the way you look at things, Capricorn. Try to see your daily life in a new light and maybe you’ll be more satisfied with it. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Get in touch with your desires and goals this week, Aquarius. Your plan and focus may have changed and you might need to realign your approach in this new direction. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Let go of some of the patterns in your life that simply aren’t working, Pisces. You’ll free up plenty of time for new pursuits.

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June 22nd, 2022

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples day Hydro One pledges to advance reconciliation with Indigenous communities with respect, collaboration, and meaningful engagement so that we can build a brighter future for all.

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