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Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON -Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn’t forget them as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes across the country have been reaching out to the Republican administration since it took office last month, saying they’re ready to help it achieve its campaign promises. Among them are five large tribes in Oklahoma as well as a tribe in Massachusetts seeking reservation lands for a $1 billion resort casino. The National Congress of…

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Airy potatoe chip bag sparks anger in Brantford man charged with mischief

BRANTFORD, ONT-Brantford city police have charged a 24-year-old man with mischief after he wandered into an Erie Avenue convenience store Thursday morning and became angry over too much air in a potato chip bag. Police said the man entered the store Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 7:20 a.m.  and while in the store in the 200 block of Erie Avenue he became upset because he believed there was too much air in the potato chip bags and felt  the…

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  • Judge sides with ’60s Scoop survivors; damages to be decided

    Judge sides with ’60s Scoop survivors; damages to be decided

    By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of on-reserve children who were placed with non-native families from losing their indigenous heritage during the ’60s Scoop, an Ontario judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling in the long-running and bitterly fought class action paves the …Read More »
  • Fentanyl laced drug takes life of one man, hospitalizes second

    By Lynda Powless Editor Six Nations Police are still investigating whether cocaine laced with fentanyl is behind the death of one man and hospitalization of a second. Emergency responders were called to a Fourth Line Road home last Wednesday, (February 8th), at 12:00 p.m after home owners discovered a guest, …Read More »
  • COO Hydro meeting

    Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill will be attending an Ontario Chiefs committee meeting on hydro sales in Toronto. The meeting will be held February 22 and 23. COO have not posted what the chief’s committee will be discussing.Read More »
  • GPS helps police find stolen cars

    Six Nations Police located three stolen vehicles after an owner used his GPS to track down his stolen vehicle. Police said they received information that a vehicle reported stolen was located at a 2nd Line road address in Ohsweken Jan 25 from the owner of one of the vehicles who …Read More »
  • Crowd of all ages out looking for jobs at job fair

    Crowd of all ages out looking for jobs at job fair

    By Lynda Powless Editor Dakota Hoskin wants to work in banking. Kaylee Hill at 18 says she wants to a border security officer. Cody Looking Horse says he wants to become a doctor. And Seneca John, 18, from Akwesasne walked out of GREAT’S job fair at the Six Nations community hall …Read More »

Editorial

It’s time for War on Drugs

It is time for Six Nations to declare a war on drugs. This past week one…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Sixties Scoop Court Decision: “Children of the Sixties Scoop Deserve Justice”

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Special Section: A Community in Transition

Is Six Nations ready for the re-building of a traditional government: -1924: The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs’ Council were forcibly ousted as the recognized governing body on Six Nations by the RCMP at gunpoint. It came after a group of community members, often referred to as “de-horners” complained about the hereditary nature of the HCCC. Those de-horners went on to become the first elected band council at Six Nations under the authority of the Indian Act. -March 5, 1959: Council House Coup D’etat: Confederacy chiefs and clanmothers, backed by community supporters,…

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Access to Clean Drinking Water a Basic Human Right

OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2017 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued…

B.C.’s Arthur Manuel passes, we “lost a warrior”

Huge delays in wait time at Brantford General Hospital