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Six Nations Food Bank usage has exploded during the past three years, with numbers increasing from about 50 people a week to about 300 visitors a week now, six times the average. The shocking statistics come from Chair Mary Monture, who said they’ve had to start giving out less food to meet the ever-growing demand from the community for food. “It’s very hard now,” Monture told the Two Row Times. “Our numbers keep increasing every week. It depends on the week and time of year.” And as the holidays approach, the food bank is in desperate need of donations. They operate based on donations and don’t have regular funding. “I’ve been sending out donation letters but it’s not enough to carry us through,” said Monture. “Ive applied to the Commu-

The Six Nations food bank needs donations to cover families in need on the territory as inflation keeps upping need among the people. In the last three years there has been a 6X increase in food bank dependency for local families.. TRT

nity Trust,” she said, and she’s keeping her fingers crossed. Food is going out as fast as it comes in, she said. Food drives have long been standard around the holidays but Monture says whenever they’re given food from a drive, about 75 per cent of the items are expired. “We don’t give expired food to people. What are they thinking? They (customers) could get sick.” Monetary donations are better because they

get excellent deals on bulk items from a wholesaler in Toronto. “Our money goes further. We get wholesale.” The food bank has spent $120,000 on food alone from January to September of this year. “We’re ordering more. We used to order other every week, now it’s every week.” And it’s not just people on fixed incomes using the food bank, either, she said. What used to be considered middle-income

earners are now using the food bank, too. “We’re getting increased numbers, but not increased donations.” On Thursdays, which are the food bank’s distribution days, they’re out of bottled water within an hour of opening. They used to hand out a dozen eggs on Thursdays; they’re now handing out half a dozen. Three bags of milk has turned into one bag of milk on food distribution day. Monture is unsure of what advice to give on how people can survive the ever increasing cost of food. “I can’t. Every situation is different. What works for me is not going to work for somebody else.” They’ve also lost out on a lot of income by waiving their $5 user fee during the pandemic. That means what could’ve been about $1,500 a week in income, based on 300 users a week, to buy food is now gone. They also used to hold various fundraisers, which had to be dropped during


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the pandemic, resulting in even greater losses of income and donations to buy food. “We survive on a very low budget,” said Monture. She said she’s not sure if they’re doing a turkey give-away this year. She doesn’t usually hear from the donor until the week of the giveaway. “It’s really hard to organize these things. We don’t know what we’re going to get from week to week.” More and more people are feeling the squeeze when it comes to their food budget, and Monture says they shouldn’t feel ashamed to use the food bank. “It takes a lot of courage to walk through those doors. It’s humbling to ask for help.” The Six Nations Food Bank is appealing for donations right now, as well as volunteers to help stock shelves. Anyone wishing to donate to the food bank can send money via e-transfer to sncfoodbank@gmail. com.

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Six Nations gets pandemic recovery funding for tourism DONNA DURIC


Six Nations is getting $500,000 in funding to help the sector with its pandemic recover efforts. The announcement was made at The Gathering Place on Friday, where Filomena Tassi, minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, said the money is part of a country-wide, $500 million tourism recovery fund. Matt Jamieson, director of Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Corp., said the money will go towards upgrades at Chiefswood Park, including eight glamping units, as well as

Jamieson said the funding will go to buy new glamping huts at Chiefswood Park and improvements to Mohawk Chapel. TRT

improvements to the historical Royal Chapel of the Mohawks on the outskirts of Brantford. “I am pleased to announce that the projects funded through this investment, have been well-received by our guests and community members. The splash pad and virtual reality experiences are complete and seeing increased engagement. We are very happy with how the pavilion is coming along and look forward to the added value this facility will bring to Chiefswood Park. The pavilion will be utilized as a seating area and business centre, as well as a space where we can offer cultural programming and activities year-round.” Tassi said the funding will help bring tourists back to Six Nations to learn about the community’s history. “The Government of Canada is committed to investing in Indigenous businesses, organizations and communities to achieve their goals, increase their participation in the economy and create prosperity,” said Tassi. “With investments through the Tourism


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Relief Fund and Canada Community Revitalization Fund, FedDev Ontario is providing Indigenous tourism owners with support to attract visitors, enhance public spaces, share knowledge and create jobs and economic growth in their communities.” Six Nations was one of 23 Indigenous communities getting $9.6 million to enhance tourism and economic development. The government said the investments will help Indigenous-led organizations grow and diversify and the unique experiences and improved public spaces will attract visitors, leading to new jobs and economic growth. Six Nations’ funding will also include developing and marketing virtual reality experiences at Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks and Chiefswood National Historic Site (the home of famed poetess Pauline Johnson), through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF). In addition, SNGREDC will renovate washroom

The Tourism Relief Fund announced dollars to help the Chapel of the Mohawks and the Chiefswood National Historic Site. TRT

and laundry facilities at Chiefswood Park and build a pavilion and meeting space; install a new splash pad; and construct eight glamping units with roof-top solar panels. “Indigenous businesses and their communities offer authentic experiences, community spaces and ancestral cultural teachings that are important to our society and our economy,” said Randy Boissonnault, minister of tourism and associate minister of finance. “Through the Tourism Relief Fund and

Canada Community Revitalization Fund, we are enhancing community infrastructure, public spaces and tourism attractions to drive growth and welcome visitors from Canada and around the world. Together with Indigenous partners, we are building an economy that works for everyone. Vance Badawey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services and Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, said tourism was a particularly hard-hit sec-

tor during the pandemic. “It is important that we continue to invest in Indigenous communities and tourism projects to ensure the strong economic growth and success of Indigenous tourism, as well as reinforcing the importance of gathering places to bring people together to share experiences, culture and history.” Other applicants are eligible for the tourism pandemic relief funding with an application deadline of March 31, 2023.

November 23rd, 2022


STEAM Academy celebrates P-TECH graduate STAFF REPORT


Six Nations Polytechnic and Mohawk College celebrated the first graduate of the P-TECH program during this Fall’s Convocation ceremonies. Jarrod Wardell is the first graduate of the P-TECH program, a partnership between Mohawk College, Six Nations Polytechnic, and IBM Canada, and the very first graduate from any P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program in Canada. Students in the P-TECH program begin their college studies while still in high school. Those that earn enough credits go on to complete the work for their college diploma in the year following their high school gradu-

Jarrod Wardell is the first graduate of a P-Tech program in Canada that bridges work between Six Nations Polytechnic and Mohawk College. SNP

ation. Jarrod completed six college credits and a successful summer internship at IBM (a core program requirement) while attending the SP STEAM Academy secondary school in Brantford. He then finished the Software Engineering Technician program requirements at Mohawk College during the height of the pandemic. Jarrod is an extremely strong

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By TRT Staff After missing the jolly old man for the past two years due to Covid, Six Nations celebrated the return of Santa this year, after he and his reindeer decided it was safe to tour the world again before the big day and start visiting again to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Christmas is now in full swing, after little ones told Santa their wish lists this year during an intimate breakfast with old St. Nick at the Community Hall on Saturday after a joyful parade through the com-

Six Nations Annual Santa Claus Parade was a huge success this year with more floats, more particpants, a community breakfast and several smiling faces. SNGR

munity on Saturday. The weather was perfect for the first Santa Claus parade in three years, with a crisp, sunshine-filled morning

greeting floats and community spectators along Chiefswood Road. The theme this year was, “A Country Christmas.”

The New Credit Fellowship Centre took home the award for People's Choice with their float depicting a Country Christmas complete with a cabin on a snowy hilltop. NCFC

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Haldimand Pledge included restoration for ‘such others’ from ancient village of Onaquaga NAHNDA GARLOW


Of the 1843 people who settled at Grand River after the American Revolution, there were two people groups who arrived here in 1784 who identified as Aughugos: Oghguaga Joseph’s Party of 49 people and Oghquagos who numbered 113. Those two parties settled in two villages along the Grand — one just north of the village of Onondaga and another right at the Oxbow, beside the Mohawk Village that was near the Mohawk Chapel. This was also the site of the first Six Nations council house prior to it being moved to Ohsweken in the 1860s. One thing that is not talked about widely is the arrival of the Oghquagos. Who are they and why were they permitted to settle with the Six Nations along the Grand if they were not one of the Six? You may remember the reference to this ancient village in the Haldimand Pledge of 1779 where the Governor promised to compensate the residents of this particular village for the destruction of their homes and their losses by American rebels — though he then spelled it Aughugo. The village, known as Onoquaga, and referred to throughout history with over 50 different spelling variations — was the

southernmost village in the Six Nations territory. Onaquaga is located on the Susquehanna River at the bottom of what is now New York State just above the border to Pennsylvania. Because of its location, southeast of the Finger Lakes on the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers it was a central trading hub for the entire region and because that trading hub was controlled by Oneidas and Tuscaroras for over half a century it was a major stronghold for the Iroquois economy. Prior to it being an Iroquois community it is recorded as being a Susquehannock community. Prior to its destruction in 1779 during the Sullivan Campaign, American officers called it a ‘metropolis’ and noted it was one of the most beautiful villages they had ever seen. It had an estimated population of between 700-1000 people. An Oneida village was located around the island in the Susquehanna. Tuscarora villages were to the north and south along the river. A council house was situated on the west side of the river. Surrounding the central Oneida village were other satellite villages of Mohicans, Mohawks,

Nanticokes, Tuscaroras, Susquehannock and Delawares along with other smaller refugee hubs for white and black people. It was technologically constructed for trade and food production — surrounded by agricultural fields, orchards and gardens as far as the eye could see with at least one fishing weir in one

Scranton to Onaquaga and was a central village for indigenous people to conduct business in for over a century sending trade not only to the north but also east to west into territory occupied by other nations not affiliated with the Iroquois Confederacy. In the 1730s, Sir William Johnson set up a trading post there. And

Historical records show that Indigenous refugees who were fleeing encroachment and oppression by settlers often fled to Onaquaga and set up safe homes there. As did some escaped African slaves who also were fleeing north.

of the Tuscarora settlements that allowed for the obstruction of passing fish to make them easier to harvest. Missionary records show that in Onaquaga each home had a garden filled with corn, beans, watermelon, potatoes, cucumbers, muskmelon, cabbage, turnips, apple trees, parsnips and more. Farms were kept with cows, pigs, chicken and horses. It was located on an Old Warriors Trail from

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through the 1740s to the 1770s it was a place where missionaries came to minister and teach English. Several of the families there were Christians — including the family of Joseph Brant’s first wife, who was the daughter of one of the Chiefs of Onaquaga. They lived in a family longhouse in one of the Oneida villages there. Brant used Onaquaga and it’s neighbouring village Unadilla as the base for his operations with the Brit-

ish during the American Revolution. Historical records show that Indigenous refugees who were fleeing encroachment and oppression by settlers often fled to Onaquaga and set up safe homes there. As did some escaped African slaves who also were fleeing north. All of this boils down to something critical to note: Onaquaga was important. Very important. It was multi-national. It was a place of friendship and trade between people of different backgrounds and traditions. It was the final resting place for indigenous people of many different nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Delaware, Munsee, Tuscarora all have burial sites at Onaquaga. But Onaquaga is noted as separate from the Six Nations Confederacy in historical records. Perhaps due to its multi-national identity. The Onaquagan’s are not a recognized people under the HCCC and do not have a sitting chief or titles under their current roster. And unlike the Tuscaroras, they are not backbenched and represented by the Cayuga Chiefs according to the adoption of nation processes. And yet — they were noted as a distinct settling group who set up a village here at Grand River. Throughout history

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they are recognized as distinct peoples. Not Oneidas, not Tuscaroras — but separate in Haldimand’s files. Though Onaquaga may have been politically affiliated with the Oneidas, when loyalists came to settle at the Grand River they were not identified as Oneidas — or by their nation or clan identity — but identified by their matrilocal connection to the village of Onaquaga. In addition, Onaquaga’s losses were specifically articulated in the Haldimand Pledge of 1779. They were the very definition of ‘such others’ in the Proclamation. Politically important and counted among the Iroquois allies to the British in the Revolution, officially affiliated with the Oneidas while they were living in Onaquaga — and yet not a part of the Six Nations proper after the village was destroyed during the Sullivan Campaign in 1779 — razed to the ground by Rebels by fire. The orchards, storehouses, homes — turned to ash. And still in spite of their diversity, the Onaquaga were still important and connected enough to the loyalist war efforts among the Six Nations that they were granted the right to settle their families directly adjacent to the Mohawk Chapel and Council House. The descendants of the Onaquaga are some the inheritants to the Haldimand Proclamation — but who represents their interests today?

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SN’s January Rogers joins Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle as a mentor to emerging writers JACE KOBLUN


January Rogers has been selected to be one of several mentors in the 2022 Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle. The Audible Indigenous Writers’ Circle is a sixmonth mentorship and workshop program for emerging First Nations, Inuit and Métis writers in Canada looking to elevate their stories. The 2022 program launched this summer and our writer Jace caught up with Rogers last week to chat about her work, storytelling, and what motivated her to want to mentor new and emerging writers. Rogers is a multiaward-winning Mohawk/ Tuscarora poet, media producer, performance and sound artist. She lives on her home territory of Six Nations of the Grand River where she operates Ojistoh Publishing and Productions. She has seven published poetry titles and is currently developing a comedy web series titled NDNs on the Airwaves. Rogers is mentoring Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Bren McKay, and Raymond Sewell. TRT: What excites you about helping someone learn more about who they are as a writer? JR: I get excited about helping others on their path to becoming a writer because the writers who are a part of this circle are career-writers. This isn’t just for hobbyists or someone who writes poetry on a Sunday. I get excited because that’s the point in my career where I am at. Making a living through your creativity is so fulfilling. Nothing really like it. I get excited because I know others are looking to embark on entering into the circle of making a living off their own intellect. TRT: What are you favourite types of storytelling; poetry, short story, fiction? JR: It’s all storytelling to me and I think that’s what I like the most about it. We find storytelling in comedy, media arts, podcasts. I like the versatility of storytelling itself. We’re coming

to the understanding that storytelling starts everything else off in playwriting. In scriptwriting. There’s great storytelling in poetry. Prose. I like the fact that storytelling has become a huge umbrella where all of these other genres can live, thrive, and find a place. TRT: How did you know you were going to be a producer/storyteller? JR: I just started doing it. I thought, ‘I’m going to take the skills I have as a writer and manage my own career.’ I was able to do that very early on. I have a good balance of being able to co-ordinate and keep things organize, while also being creative. It takes two very different skillsets to produce and create. TRT: In what ways does Six Nations and the places you call home influence the way you tell stories? JR: Knowing that I have a whole community of people to answer to with my storytelling has almost been more exaggerated since I moved back home.

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Being home has accelerated and expanded the ways in which I create literary work. But it also makes me promote the responsibility even more in my writing. TRT: What do you expect from the people you mentor? JR: I hope that I don’t see anything cliche. If I see

cliche writing I’m going to call them on it. I hope to see very honest and authentic writing. Hope to see personal writing. Doesn’t have to tell me all about them and their lives but work that comes from a place of lived experience from them. That translates really well. Don’t tell me someone

else’s story, tell me your story in only the way you can tell them. TRT: What are some ways you critique your own work, that you also critique your mentees in? JR: I promote lean writing. Being a poet, lean writing is taking out extraneous words, ideas, repetition, phrases, stay with it, keep writing and moving toward what you need to say. Putting your opinions on a page is risky. And risk is fun. TRT: What are some areas in your own storytelling you could grow in? JR: Well, I’m kind of expanding right now. I’ve written a play and I haven’t written a play in many years. I built my career on being a poet and spoken word poet and lately media or performance poetry. But now I’m working in playwriting and I’m thrilled to realize I still have the skill. TRT: What are some ways you’re a great mentor? JR: Because after a

session with the mentees I feel invigorated. It’s like teaching a class. You should walk away from teaching a class feeling energized and inspired and that’s how I feel after a session. TRT: What are some ways you’re a hard mentor? JR: My need for them to be a bit more organized. I’m super organized so if I send off an email to them, I really expect a response within a day or two. And if I don’t get it, I’ll hound them. TRT: What are some ways you encourage students to dig deep, speak authentically and head toward sensitive or personal topics? JR: I think in part it’s about giving permission for them to do that. Enthusiasm goes a long way. It’s infectious. When I see someone writing from a real and personal space, I give stars on my edits. I tell them I love this. Or that it resonates. Art is about energy and its impact. I let them know that the honest stuff translates.

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Six Nations operating in deficit halfway through the year DONNA DURIC


Six Nations of the Grand River is operating at a roughly $1 million deficit by the second quarter of the fiscal year, the finance committee heard on Monday. That’s well below its expected operating deficit of over $3 million, however, explained Jennifer Court, director of financial reporting and analysis. Six Nations Health Services has the largest

operating budget around $17 million. The band budgeted $53.8 million for its operation. This year’s operating deficits are coming from various departments, including Health Services, Public Works, Lands and Resources, Fire Services, Parks and Recreation, and computer services at Central Administration, with a total operating deficit of $1,083,156. Other departmental surpluses are made up for 2022 departmental deficits. Health Services, Fire,

Public Works and Housing all had operating deficits last year, but central administration had an $8.2 million surplus. The trends are similar for this year’s operations halfway through the year, for the period ending Sept. 30, with many of the same departments operating in a deficit so far, with central administration already showing a $2 million surplus. Six Nations closed out 2022 with an operating surplus of $1.7 million.

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Residents protest Bill 23 at MPP Will Bouma’s office Concerned locals speak out against flawed bill JACE KOBLUN


Despite challenging weather conditions, concerned residents and community group members protested Bill 23 at MPP Will Bouma’s constituency office on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Protestors came to express their concerns with the provincial government’s seemingly risky proposals. A November 17 press release says residents spoke out about the province’s proposal to

Joan Faux, one of the rally organizers. FILE

open up the Greenbelt for development. As well as troubling changes to the Planning Act that could put drinking water at risk, result in the unnecessary loss of wetlands, farmland and greenspace and significantly weaken conservation authorities. Some of the protestors were from community grassroots groups including Brant for Nature, Better Brant, Langford Conservancy, Brant Land Trust, Greenbelt West Coalition and the Brant Tree Coalition. “We have significant concerns about the ongoing actions by the provincial government that pander to a handful of developers while acting completely against the public’s best interest,” said Joan Faux, one of the rally organizers. “The potential loss of precious farmland and wetlands, carving into the Greenbelt for development and decimating the Grand River Conservation Authority and all Conservation Authorities across the province, is needlessly

Protesters demonstrated outside MPP Will Bouma's office in Brantford to show their frustration with development in the Greenbelt and removal of lands under protection within it.

putting our children’s future at risk.” According to the release, the rally is part of a collective effort of community groups across the province who share concerns about these recent provincial government actions. “Rather than focusing on creating more sought after mid- and high-density ‘missing middle’

housing within urban boundaries that [are] already designated for development, Premier Doug Ford prefers to break his promise not to touch the Greenbelt, and pave over our precious farmland and wetlands leading to outdated, unsustainable expensive sprawl instead,” said Faux. “We need to protect our drinking water, our farmland and

natural habitat as much as possible. We need more walkable communities, more affordable and more variety of housing types, enhanced public transit.” Faux added that all of this is being put at risk by the current changes proposed by the Ford government. Pop-up rallies were also held at Conservative MPP Offices in Fergus and Elmira the same day, attended by dozens of people who voiced similar concerns and anger about the provincial plans and the dismal environmental record of the provincial government. Municipalities across Ontario have been ex-

pressing serious concerns about the provincial actions as well, with the Regions of York, Niagara and Waterloo, Prince Edward County and the cities of Waterloo, Collingwood, and Burlington each approving motions against Bill 23. “The ecological systems that literally support our communities and our quality of life need to be protected,” said Mary-Lou Knechtel of the Brant Land Trust. “Residents of Brantford and Brant County are letting us know they are very upset by these plans and proposals that put ecological systems at risk, announced in a way that gives us very little time to react.” Rally participants marched along Nelson Street and Clarence Street to the cheers and tooting horns of people supporting the many signs with messages such as, “Stop Bill 23,” “Protect Farmland,” “Protect Conservation Authorities,” and “Keep the Greenbelt Promise.” More pop-up rallies and other initiatives are being planned to help ensure the people of Ontario are made aware of the serious issues and that our future is at stake.


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November 23rd, 2022

Six Nations Housing receives $1.5 million STAFF REPORT


Six Nations Housing is going to build a five-unit townhome complex thanks to a recent $1.5 million funding windfall. The money came from both the Six Nations Economic Development Trust and Indigenous Services Canada. The new units will be constructed on Harold Road, off Fourth Line Road, in Ohsweken. The units will be constructed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Hamilton, and Habitat Heartland, with construction expected to begin this month and be completed in the summer of 2023. The total cost of the development is $1,566,304.60, of which Six Nations Economic Development Trust contributed $1.06 million, with $500,000 of additional funding coming from

Housing’s 2020/2021 Indigenous Services Canada Enhanced funding allocation. The initial cost of the project significantly decreased due to Habitat’s involvement. Six Nations of the Grand River said in a press release that the partnership has the potential to benefit the Six Nations community in future projects, as well. “It pleases me greatly to see our community agencies working together for the betterment of Six Nations,” said Elected Chief Mark Hill. “The generosity of the Economic Development Trust and the involvement of Habitat for Humanity strengthens our ability to provide safe, affordable housing so our people can continue to live in their home community. I want to say nia:wen to everyone involved in this effort and I look forward to the completion of this project next year and many more beyond it.”

Docuseries looks at the war story of Tom Longboat STAFF REPORT


SIX NATIONS — A new docuseries on the History Channel takes a deep look at the military service of Six Nations veteran Tom Longboat — the historic Onondaga runner who won the Boston Marathon. Though Longboat was a sports celebrity in his day, less is known to the public about his military service during WWI. Developed and produced by Lark Productions, Our War takes viewers on a real-life genealogical investigation that reveals the past through a younger generation. In the episode featuring Tom Longboat Longboat — the show follows his great grandson, Jagger Miller, on a journey to discover more about the military service of his great grandfather. The Six Nations Elected Council heard an update from the production company in December 2021 of their plans to








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film the docuseries on the territory at the Woodland Cultural Centre. At the SNGR request a community showing was scheduled and was held at the Gathering Place on the Grand on November 6. Longboat made history as the first Indigenous person to win the Boston

Marathon in 1907, setting a new record for the course. He won various other races and competed in the Olympics before he headed off to war. Longboat was a dispatch runner in the war, running messages back and forth between units. The docuseries "OUR

WAR” features Longboat’s story in episode 2 and was directed by Michael Bourquin, an award winning filmmaker from the Iskut First Nation, and is now available for streaming on StackTV.



Children’s pain-killer shortage hits Six Nations STAFF REPORT


OHSWEKEN — The nation-wide shortage of children’s acetaminophen and cough and cold products has also hit the people of Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Mankay Lee, pharmacist at Ohsweken Pharmasave, says while there is a limited supply locally on Six Nations of the Grand River being held back for prescription use, there

are options for parents looking for the medication over the counter for their children. Lee says there are certain compounding pharmacies in the area that can make a children’s liquid acetaminophen suspension for parents — like Medicine Shoppe in Caledonia. For parents of older children who maybe able to swallow a pill, you can also administer regular strength Tylenol — but be sure only to do so under the guidance of a pharmacist who will calculate the

correct dosage range for you. Doing that is simple — you can call any pharmacy, give the weight and age of your child and ask what the proper dosage is and they will give proper instructions. Younger children can take the dose crushed up and mixed into some applesauce or diluted in apple juice or water. Lee says parents need to consult with a pharmacist and be sure they are using the correct type of medication and not pills that are extra strength or a cold and flu combination

pill. He says that Tylenol brands like Cold and Sinus or even Rapid Release pills are different and that when using regular strength Tylenol in a pinch parents have to be really specific about the kind and dosage given. For now, Health Canada has approved an emergency importation of foreign labelled Tylenol for children that is expected to hit store shelves soon, hopefully ending a six month shortage across all of Canada and the United States.

November 23rd, 2022

RSV spreading across the province: how to treat kids at home STAFF REPORT


Amid an unprecedented surge in viral illnesses in children across the province, forcing some children’s hospitals to postpone some surgeries and treatments, Ontario’s Health Minister Sylvia Jones made an attempt to reassure parents last week that their children would receive timely health care. "I want to give the people of Ontario reassurance that if your child is sick in Elementary & Secondary Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary & Secondary School School Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo the province of Ontario you are going to get the Ph: (905)768-7203 3201 Second Ph: (905)768-7203 3201 Second Line Line health care you deserve Email: Email: Hagersville, N0A 1H0 Hagersville, ON N0AON1H0 and you need, in a timely manner," Jones said at a news conference in Toronto. “Though there are October 2022 October 2022 some early positive signs RE: Job Posting for English/ESL Teacher, F/T that the pressure could be RE: Job Posting for English/ESL Teacher, F/T easing somewhat. 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For babies its important to help clear out the nose of congestion so they can drink and swallow properly. Using a baby saline spray for the nose along with a snot sucking device like the Nosefrida will help as well to clear the airways of mucous that could otherwise choke a child. This will also reduce the amount of congestion travelling down into the throat and into the chest. Keeping little ones hydrated through this infection is also important. Adequate hydration can help fight a fever and can also thin the mucous so it’s easier to cough out. Langevin says not to worry too much about solid foods when kids have a reduced appetite during their illness but absolutely keep offering drinks frequently. Normally fevers can be treated safely at home with children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If you need some and none is available in your area you can contact a compounding pharmacy in the area and the pharmacist can make some for you. In the local area, Hagersville Pharmasave can compound children’s acetaminophen. When is it an emergency? When a child is having obvious signs of breathing difficulty, it’s time to go to the hospital. This can be seen when a child is working really hard to breathe and when they are breathing in, the skin between their ribs and in the dip of the centre of the neck pulls inward. Take your child to the emergency room is they are having trouble breathing or their lips look blue. In any baby younger than three months, a fever should always go to the emergency room - or if they are unable to drink. According to the Canadian Paediatric Society, any child older than 6 months needs to see a doctor if they have had a fever for more than 72 hours, a loss of appetite or vomitting or coughing to the point of choking or throwing up.

November 23rd, 2022




Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrades Municipal Class Environmental Assessment The Study

How to Review the Project File

The City of Brantford has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the upgrades to the Empey Street Wastewater Pumping Station (WWPS). The need for increasing the capacity of the Empey Street WWPS was identified in the recent City of Brantford Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Servicing Plan Update and is required to meet planned growth.

The Project File documenting the MCEA planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on November 24, 2022 and ending on December 24, 2022. To facilitate public review of this document, the Project File report is available on the project page at Details on where to direct any comments or concerns can also be found in the full Notice of Completion located on the project page.

The Study evaluated various alternatives for the WWPS. The preferred solution is to upgrade the existing Empey Street WWPS on site. The project will also incorporate new emergency storage tank and other upgrades to the existing WWPS necessary to meet future service area demands. All works will be constructed on the Empey WWPS property and within the existing road right of ways.

The Process

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the Study.

The Study has been completed in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Engineers Association “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment,” (October 2000, as amended in 2015) planning process which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

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November 23rd, 2022

know the score.

ALL games set for live broadcast

ALL games will be live broadcast starting December 18.

By TRT Staff with notes from With the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) season set to begin in just over three weeks, with games scheduled at the Iroquois Lacrosse Games starting on December 18, preparation for broadcasting has begun for the league. On Tuesday, the ALL and the World Sports Broadcasting Newtwork (WSBN) announced an agreement that will see the majority of the ALL East Division games broadcast live during the upcoming 2022-23 season.

"This is a huge step forward for the ALL as we enter our sixth season in the East," stated ALL President Paul St. John within an ALL press release. "WSBN will provide us the opportunity to be broadcast live worldwide, to showcase our brand into many homes that we would never have dreamed of." Part of the agreement will include the creation of the Arena Lacrosse League Channel and a weekly ALL Show. "We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to showcasing the Arena Lacrosse League and its talent to

Bridgette Lacquette to be highlighted in Tim Hortons campaign


the world,” said WSBN marketing manager Sean Warren. “This will provide WSBN with lacrosse content, adding another top level sport to our portfolio.” WSBN TV can be found online at, YouTube, social media, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV by downloading the BoxCast app. The league is currently working with all venues to ensure all five venues are capable. Games will be also made available on the ALL Channel, in time for the ALL East’s season opener in Brampton December 16, along with

most of the ALL East’s 56 regular season games and playoffs. “Our goal will be to also bring the ALL West games into the mix via the ALL Channel; we anticipate this being announced in the near future,” St. John said. "We look forward to providing our players another platform to showcase their talents as they develop their game with a goal of reaching the pros.” Along with being a partner of the National Lacrosse League, with live broadcasting, more exposure for athletes will come in the winter months.

SIX NATIONS — More scheduled Six Nations Minor Rep’ hockey games took place over this past weekend at the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre (SNSCMC). On Sunday, November 20, the U11’s took on the Norwich Knighthawks and came away with a loss 0-7. Next, the U15’s were scheduled to meet up with the Delhi Rockets but the game was put on hold. This week, a schedule of ‘rep games will take place on November 27 away from home, but more ‘rep games will return to the SNSCMC on Sunday, December 4, between 2 p.m., to 4:30 p.m.. STAFF

Hockey olympian Brigette Laquette will be featured in a new Tim Hortons campaign. TRT



A Tim Hortons campaign showcasing diverse hockey trailblazers will feature the first First Nations woman to play on Canada’s Women’s Olympic team, hockey player Brigette Lacquette. Lacquette, Anishnaabe, who is now a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks, will be shown as a part of the coffee chain's "Let's Up Our Game" campaign, which is aimed at amplifying stories of diversity in hockey The campaign is set to focus on the barriers and prejudice overcome by seven diverse hockey trailblazers across the country. Other players featured in the campaign include women's team stars Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse, and men's para ice hockey captain Tyler McGregor. Lacquette's hometown is Mallard, Man., and she said the nearest hockey association was a 50-minute drive away. She moved away from her community and family to pursue her

hockey career initially to play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs from 2011 until 2015, and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 2016. She became the first to play at the olympic level just two years later. It was noted that a commercial featuring Lacquette will be made available this week on the Tim Hortons YouTube page, with other athlete videos including Sarah Nurse, Tyler McGregor and Mark Dements already featured. In 1964, the first Tim Hortons restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario opened its doors and Canadians have been ordering Tim Hortons iconic Original Blend coffee, Double-Double™ coffees, Donuts and ‘Timbits’ in the years since. Over the last 55 years, Tim Hortons has captured the hearts and taste buds of Canadians and has become synonymous with serving Canada's favourite coffee. Tim Hortons is Canada's largest restaurant chain operating in the quick service industry with nearly 4,000 restaurants across the country.

November 23rd, 2022



Nathan Lickers of Six Nations wins medals in figure skating

Jacelyn Lazore pens a history of lacrosse with ancestral views

AUSTRIA — On November 13, it was highlighted that Canada won two medals at the 2022 Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria, a stop on the ISU Challenger Series figure skating circuit which concluded that Sunday. One of the medals was none other than a bronze in ice dancing for Nathan Lickers of Six Nations and Lily Hensen of London, Ontario. The duo achieved a first career international podium with their first international senior division event with a score of 155.30. Back in October of this year, the duo had achieved silver medals at the third Ontario Sectionals Series Competition. SUBMITTED

VIRGINIA — On November 16, Jacelyn Lazore, a field lacrosse player of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, provided a written piece for publication on the Virginia Tech website. As a Virginia Tech field lacrosse player, she spoke to her experiences in lacrosse as a female athlete for Native American Heritage Month. The piece titled “Written in Stone, The History of Lacrosse,” openly covers ancestral views on lacrosse that garnered backlash for her playing the sport, but the appreciation she holds for her ‘vastly open-minded’ family. “At this level, I think it’s important for anyone associated with this game to know the impact my people had on it. The sport wouldn’t exist without us,” she wrote. “As a Native woman, our history is often told from a point of view that is not our own. Now that I have this platform playing college lacrosse in the ACC at Virginia Tech, I greatly look forward to continuing to educate people about the deep-rooted history of lacrosse and the truth about my Native American ancestry that means so much to me.” Lazore was also one attacker that played with the Haudenosaunee Nationals this year, pictured as number 19 above. Her piece has since been published online with USA Lacrosse Magazine. FILE

NLL pre-season and updated transaction results By TRT Staff with notes from As of November 21, the National Lacrosse League saw its round of pre-season games between Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. Within the five games, the Georgia Swarm defeated the Albany Firewolves 12-10, the Saskatchewan Rush defeated the Toronto Rock 16-14, the New York Riptide defeated Panther City 13-10, the Philadelphia Wings lost to eh Buffalo Bandits 13-9, and the Las Vegas Desert Dogs defeated the reigning champion the Colorado Mammoth 12-9. As for transactional movement on the rosters, on November 15: The Buffalo Bandits signed Ian McKay to a one year agreement and placed him on the Active Roster. The Georgia Swarm placed Jeff Henrick on the Physically Unable to Perform list from the Active Roster. The Georgia Swarm placed Miles Thompson

on the Injured Reserve List from the Active Roster. The Georgia Swarm placed Stephan Leblanc on the Retired List from the Active Roster. The Georgia Swarm placed Jordan Hall on the Retired List from the Active Roster. The Georgia Swarm placed Joel White on the Retired List from the Active Roster. The Halifax Thunderbirds placed Rhys Duch on the Active Roster from the Injured Reserve List. The Las Vegas Desert Dogs signed Ty Thompson to a two year agreement. The Las Vegas Desert Dogs released Hudson Bearden, Stryker Roloff, Austin Paddy and Alec Simons from the Active Roster. The New York Riptide released Andrew Horsley and Zachary Sunderland from the Active Roster. The Philadelphia Wings released Patrick Crosby, Jack Farrell, Jeff Geddis, Ben French and Collin Mailman from the Active Roster. The Rochester Knighthawks released Alex Woodall, Daire New-

brough, Ryan McCrory, Logan Swanton and Trent Boyd from the Active Roster. The San Diego Seals released Alex Schoen from the Active Roster. The Vancouver Warriors released Anthony Courcelle, Trent Kellner, and Keegan Bell from the Active Roster. The Vancouver Warriors released Erik Mass from the Hold Out List. The Vancouver Warriors placed Drew Kask on the Hold Out List from the Active Roster. The Vancouver Warriors signed Jacob Motiuk to a one year agreement and placed him on the Active Roster. On November 16: The Colorado Mammoth released Nick Musso. The Panther City Lacrosse Club released Ryan Fournier, Darius Miller and Clay Scanlan from the Active Roster. The Philadelphia Wings signed Trevor Baptiste to a two year agreement. The San Diego Seals released Taggert Eymer and Brayden Brown from the Active

Roster. On November 17: The Calgary Roughnecks released Kaden Doughty and Connor Nichols from the Active Roster. The Halifax Thunderbirds released Cory Becker, Wes Whitlow, Daylen Hill, Keegan White, Aaron Skye, Tyler Brown and Jakob Patterson from the Active Roster. On November 21: The Albany FireWolves released Aiden Guld, Mitchell Gustavsen and Jackson Brown from the Active Roster. The Albany FireWolves placed Travis Longboat on the Injured Reserve List- Season Ending from the Active Roster. The Buffalo Bandits signed Dhane Smith to a one year agreement. The Buffalo Bandits signed Joel Mathews to a one year agreement and have placed him on the Active Roster from the Physically Unable to Perform List. The Calgary Roughnecks traded Nate Wade to Panther City Lacrosse Club in exchange for their fifth round selection in

the 2024 Entry Draft. The Georgia Swarm released Dustin Hill from the Active Roster. The Panther City Lacrosse Club released Emerson Clark from the Hold Out List. The Panther City Lacrosse Club traded Jeremy Thompson to the Georgia Swarm in exchange for a conditional third round selection in the 2023 Entry Draft. The Rochester Knighthawks signed Jordan Trottier to a one agreement. The Rochester Knighthawks signed Cory Becker to a one year agreement. The Vancouver Warriors released Brody Harris. The Vancouver Warriors placed Tyrell Hamer-Jackson on the Injured Reserve List from the Active Roster. The Vancouver Warriors placed Chase Cosgrove on the Hold Out List from the Active Roster. On November 22: The Colorado Mammoth released Keegan Khan from the Active Roster. The Halifax Thunderbirds placed Dawson Theede on the Physically Un-

able to Perform List from the Hold Out List. The Halifax Thunderbirds released Keaton Brown and Ryhs Duch from the Active Roster. The New York Riptide placed Dylan Molloy on the Hold Out List from the Active Roster. The Panther City Lacrosse Club released Kaleb Martin from the Active Roster. The Panther City Lacrosse Club placed Caleb Kueber on the Physically Unable to Perform List from the Active Roster. The Philadelphia Wings released Dylan Rice and Sean Quinn from the Active Roster. The Saskatchewan Rush released Ethan Forgrave from the Active Roster. The Saskatchewan Rush placed Cam Badour on the Hold Out List from the Active Roster. The Vancouver Warriors released Matteo Tack from the Hold Out List. The Vancouver Warriors released Owen Prybylski from the Draft List. The Vancouver Warriors placed John Gagliardi on the Active Roster from the Injured Reserve List.



November 23rd, 2022

Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association holds 2022 banquet Rory Thomas Daylen General Addison Kuepfer Melia Martin



SIX NATIONS — The Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association (SNMLA) held its annual banquet for the 2022 season at the Gathering Place by the Grand on Sunday, November 20. This marks the first banquet held since the Covid-19 pandemic. Seating a full house for both renditions of the banquet, Six Nations lacrosse families were able to eat, laugh and watch their athletes be recognized for their achievements in the sport. Among the notable awards, the ‘Vern Dog #99 “Leader of the Pack” Memorial Award was presented to Kaleym ‘Whales’ Racette. According to the award, Racette “has gained respect and trust form the rest of the team. He has demonstrated the ability to connect with and mentor other teammates and has used these

Best Offensive Player Kenneth Longboat/Jagger Bomberry/ Jaxon Hess

Minor Hockey awards were distributed at the Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association's annual banquet on Sunday. TRT

skills to help lead the team towards their goals.” SNMLA Year End Awards Highest Scorer Nash Hill Deegan Montour Ryker Hurd Kreedyn Monture Sonny Silversmith Maddox Schindler

Kobe Sanden Mason McNaughton Whales Racette Noah McQueen/ Memphis McNaughton Crosby Anderson Rayleigh Kicknosway Lauryn Hill Best Defence Bowden Courtney

Dominic Johns/ Charlie Doxtater Ranontahkwa Martin Bryce Robertson Oren Courtney Rylan Attwood Daris Johns Leroy Hill-Whitlow Taylor Harding Carson Jamieson Team Award

Most Sportsmanlike Dylan Powless Kershaw Hill Darian Hill Aiden Longboat Bo Hill Marshall Henry Cam McNaughton Hayden Bomberry Howenadae Powless / Ry Bomberry Jasper Pitiwanikwat Joe Squire Bodee Henry Billy Whitlow Chloe Jefferson Sophia Gatti Most Dedicated Entire team John Hill Kierce Williams Keidrick Miller Ryker Keeler Dreyton Simon Hiyo Squire Eldred Martin

Kathos Whitlow Jayson Green Tristan Garlow Jack Biro Kagan General/ Domenis Young Amanita Lickers Hailey Thomas-Bacon Most Valuable Player Kobe Powless/ Leelyn Smith Ryan Staats Raylon Hill Keidrick Miller Jesse Maracle Dallas Henry Nala Hil Bentley Crawford Ryder Johnson/Jordin Martin Jakobi Clause-General Kayden Hearn/ Darian Doolittle Isaiah Mcdonald Vincent Sandy Abigail Nomee-Maracle Kianna Thompson Most Improved Brady McNaughton

Youth arrested and charged with attempted murder

Roads were closed at Seneca Road and Fourth Line while police investigated a cab driver who was shot in the leg. TRT



A 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after police found a cab driver who had been shot last Friday night. On Nov. 18, Six Nations Police and paramedics were called to the scene of a male taxi driver slumped over the seat of a cab on Seneca Road, south

of Fourth Line Road, at around 8:11 p.m. The cab was partially in the ditch when police arrived. Police found the driver had been shot in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was stated as being in critical, but stable, condition. Police found a male suspect nearby and arrested him for aggravated assault. The 17-year-old, who can’t be named under the Youth Justice Act, is facing charges of attempt-

ed murder, robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, three counts of fail to comply with a release order, and several firearms related offences. He was taken into custody. Six Nations Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking anyone with information to call 519-445-2811 or provide an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


November 23rd, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Full time/ Permanent $40,297.50 to December 1, 2022 Adul t Day/Respi t e Nurse $56,821.50 November 23, 2022 Grand Erie District School Board B.O.D. $75,183 to $88,714 December 2, 2022 November 23, 2022 Board Certified Behaviour Analyst De dwa da dehs nye>s – Full Time TBD December 4, 2022 November 23, 2022 RAAM Counsellor and Outreach Aboriginal Health Center November 23, 2022 Marketing and Communications Manager Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time TBD December 15, 2022 Registered Dietitian De dwa da dehs nye>s – Full Time TBD December 17, 2022 November 23, 2022 Aboriginal Health Center November 23, 2022 Unit Coordinator – Skil ed Trades Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time TBD December 18, 2022 November 23, 2022 Assistant Registrar Six Nations Polytechnic Full Time TBD December 18, 2022 Six Nations Polytechnic Part Time TBD Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Lab Technician and Developer Woodland Cultural Center Part Time $18.00/ Hour Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Weekend Visitor Services Full Time TBD Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Kanien’kehá:ka Teacher Assistant for Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary Classroom Positions November 23, 2022 English/ESL Teacher Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Full Time TBD Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Construction Staff Six Nations of the Grand River Full Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Development Corporation Permanent $20.00/ Hour November 23, 2022 Cook Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Casual $16.90/ Hour Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 IT Technician Ohsweken Speedway Full Time/ Permanent $45,000 to $75,000 Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Kitchen Help Sade:konih TOJ TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Cashier Styres Gas Bar Part Time TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Weekend Visitor Services Woodland Cultural Center Part Time $15.00/ Hour Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Housing Outreach Worker Brantford Native Housing Full Time TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Tire Technician Hil s Tire Full Time TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Chiefswood Park Food Truck Cook Six Nations of the Grand River Full Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed Devel o pment Corporati o n Seasonal $20.00/ Hour December 7, 2022 Woodland Cultural Centre Full Time TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Project Administrative Assistant Kayanase Full Time TBD Until Fil ed December 7, 2022 Operations Manager Forestry Labourer Kayanase Summer Student TBD Until Fil ed Kayanase Summer Student TBD Until Fil ed November 23, 2022 Ground Maintenance Worker Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Part Time TBD Until Fil ed November 24, 2022 Gas Bar Attendant Six Nations of the Grand River Full Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed November 24, 2022 Park Attendant Development Corporation Permanent $20.00/Hour November 24, 2022 Bingo Hall Cook Six Nations of the Grand River Full Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed Development Corporation Permanent $20.00/Hour November 24, 2022 Bingo Sales Representative Six Nations of the Grand River Full Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed November 25, 2022 Development Corporation Permanent $20.00/Hour Education Curriculum Developer Woodland Cultural Center Contract TBD Until Fil ed November 25, 2022 Building Attendant Staff Six Nations of the Grand River Part Time/ $18.00 to Until Fil ed November 25, 2022 Development Corporation Permanent $20.00/Hour Supply Cook Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Contract/ $16.90/Hour Until Fil ed November 30, 2022 Casual December 1, 2022 Supply Teachers Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo On-Call TBD Until Fil ed December 1, 2022 English/TSL Teacher Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Full Time TBD Until Fil ed December 1, 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 December 1, 2022 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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Celebration of Life Event Family and Friends are invited to come join us for a

Celebration of Life

in Honour of Gene (JUB) Hill January 23, 1944 to May 14, 2022

Location: - Yogi's Barn, 2318 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON November 27, 2022 at 1 :00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

He peacefully passed away at his home on May 14, 2022 at the age of 78 years young.

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Loving father to Richard (Deceased), Dawn (Marv Jr.) and Paula (Zen)

Loving Pubba to Tamara, Jordan, Nicholas, Natalia and Katrina Best Great Pubba to Catherine, Allison, Benjamin and Julianna



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In Memoriam

Open House

BOMBERRY: Karen Lynn August 12, 1964 - November 8, 202

In Loving Memory of Robin General November 23, 2017

60th Wedding Anniversary Open House

In life we loved you deeply In death we love you still The moment that you died Our hearts were torn in two Remembering you is easy We do it every day, but Missing you is heartache That never goes away We hold you tightly, deep Within our hearts. And there you will remain Until the joyous day arrives When we will meet again Loved and dearly missed By Rick, Courtney and Rocky

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Karen. With her hubby, Lynn, by her side, Karen embarked on her journey home to be reunited with her beloved daughter Melissa (Orpha) and parents ‘Lizzie’ and ‘Shelby’. Survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Lynn Travis, children Nicole (Haoyadihoh) and Shelby; grandchildren Lance, Shailee, Taylor, Carlynn, Tylea and Brantley, and great-grandson Chauncey; Siblings Dorie (Bill), Johnny, Dave, Laura and Anthony (Connie), auntie Sandra and Brenda, and uncle Junior (Kathy); and her loving Bomberry family, Geri (Alex), Kerry (Reva), Robin (Robyn) Clint (Kathy), Dayle (Julie), Neale (Kelly), Luann (Brian), Connie, Candy (Jay) Glyniss (Andy), Doyle (Casey). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends around the world. Resting at the homestead, 3327 5th line, Ohsweken after 6pm on November 9th where Funeral Service and Burial to follow on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11am. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.

In Memoriam

Memorial Shirley Mae Carpenter nee: Bomberry November 20, 2018 In loving memory of our dear sister, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and auntie. It’s been “4” years now since you’ve been gone. How time flies! Your memory lives on in your Family. We love you Forever!

Craft Fair ADS CLASSIFIED Christmas Craft Fair CAN NOW BE Saturday November 26, 2022 PLACED AT: @ 10AM - 4PM Six Nations Community Hall 1953 4th Line, Ohsweken ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO GAWENI:YO SCHOOL

Come Celebrate with Pastor Dan & Judy Montour Please wish Pastor Dan a “Happy 80th Birthday” Open House Celebration held at 2424 5th Line, Ohsweken (Brown House). Saturday, November 26th 2022 at 1pm-5pm. If you are unwell please call to say “Happy Anniversary” 519-8611870, rather than visiting in person.


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Have you seen personalized wooden signs at craft shows and wondered how to make one? The Achievement Centre is offering free sessions on how to make and sell handmade signs for profit. Tuesday & Wednesday December 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2022 1pm - 3pm 2160 Fourth line For more information or to register, text: 519-757-5989 or email:

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Drive Thru Only $12 Friday November 25th, 2022. 4PM - 7PM 1246 Onondaga Rd, St. Luke’s Church Pre Order @ 519-445-4204

Thank you to Miles To Go… Giving Back to the Community We met our goal! All 25 totes for Miles to Go were filled with items such as dayplanners, water bottles, soft tooth brushes/toothpaste, gloves, hand lotion, lip balm etc- items to assist community members requiring/attending cancer treatment. The totes will be dispersed by Miles to Go Cancer Support Group. Along with the totes, we held a live draw on Friday November 11th for our 50/50 draw. Winner of the $750 cash prize was Crystal A.P. Hill- congratulations to Crystal! Thank you to the community for selling/purchasing tickets as well as donations. Much gratitude to Little Buffalo Store & Gas Bar, the Ferguson Family, S.N. Social Services, S.N. Child & Family Services, Cathy Jamieson, Shelby White, Balanced Thoughts Counselling, Debbie & Naomi Laforme as well as Village Cafe. Thank you once again in helping us meet our goal/taking care of our community- Kim Silversmith, Brandy & Lindsey Doolittle, & Dena Silversmith.


DECEMBER November 19TH, 23rd,2018 2022

CLUES ACROSS 1. India’s “City of Lakes” 7. Large marine mammals 13. Used to carry belongings when traveling 14. Rechristens 16. Equally 17. Heavy plant-eating mammals 19. Millihenry 20. Japanese immigrant to N. America 22. Deep, red-brown sea bream 23. Norse gods 25. Peppermint and pekoe are two 26. Auguste __, founder of positivism 28. Self-immolation by fire ritual 29. High-resolution microscope (abbr.) 30. Wide metal vessel used in cooking 31. V-shaped open trough 33. People of southern Benin 34. People of southern Ghana 36. It’s a significant creed 38. Period between eclipses 40. Furies 41. Emerged 43. Philippine Island 44. Where wrestlers battle 45. Unhappy 47. Central European river 48. Language 51. Semitransparent gemstone 53. Forming in a bottom layer 55. Distinct region 56. Broad blades 58. Leavened bread 59. Influential cosmetics exec 60. Exclamation of surprise 61. Era free of war 64. One who helps professors 65. Idealistic 67. Ornamental plants 69. Grouped

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 You have an energy to release this week, Aries. But you are not sure if the world is ready for you. Don’t expect the same reaction from everyone when you interact.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Something in your life that seems ordinary on the surface can turn into something that is rather special. Taurus. Keep your eyes peeled for every possibility.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, all of the fanfare you are about to receive can make it seem like you are the most popular person on the planet. Revel in the attention while you have it. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Sometimes the less traveled path can take you to some pretty special places, Cancer. Don’t be so quick to rule out opportunities that are right in front of you.

32. More critical 35. Sends packing in a boxing match CLUES DOWN 37. Taxi 1. Beloved hound 38. Decorative Russian tea urn 2. Equal to 100 grams 39. North American Great 3. S-shaped moldings Plains natives 4. Hawaiian cliff 42. Seize 5. Everyone has one 43. A passage with access only 6. Subatomic particle at one end 7. Ghost 46. Cut a rug 8. Adult female bird 47. Devil rays 9. Greek temple pillars 49. Bubble up 10. Emits coherent radiation 50. Veranda 11. Measures the width of 52. Outcast printed matter 54. Car mechanics group 12. Musical interval 55. Realm 13. Tantalizes 57. A place to get off your feet 15. Places of worship 59. Popular music awards 18. An unskilled actor who show overacts 21. One who volunteers to help 62. Consumed 63. A way to make cooler 24. Precaution 66. Thus 26. Beverage holder 68. Indicates it’s been regis27. Very long period of time 30. Bullfighting maneuvers tered 70. Kids love this street

Answers for November 23rd, 2022 Crossword Puzzle


LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Start evaluating personal habits that may be holding you back, Leo. Upon closer examination, you may discover that there are some things you can easily change for the better.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, much to your relief, your hard work could start paying off very soon. It has been a long time coming, so enjoy any rewards that come from your efforts. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Consider a partnership that falls into your lap, Libra. It may provide you with some new social and business connections. There’s a lot of opportunity coming down the pike.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it is alright to desire some quiet, but too much excitement is surrounding you lately for things to settle down just yet. Ride this wave a little longer. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 A week full of possibilities and positivity lies ahead for you, Sagittarius. The only question is, “what are you going to do with it?” Bring a friend for the ride. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, no matter how much work you have on your plate, rest assured that you have all of the resources available to get things done successfully.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 The stars are interested in showering you with plenty of love right now, Aquarius. This could be one of the most enjoyable weeks you’ve had in quite a while. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Romance could bloom this week if you are interested, Pisces. You also may be able to solidify an existing relationship. Container Sales and Modifications Service Since 2007

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