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Ottawa police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Annie Pootoogook

By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-The Ottawa police are now treating the death of award-winning Inuit artist as suspicious. The body of Ottawa resident Annie Pootoogook, 46, was discovered last week in the Rideau River, off a park about two kilometres away from Parliament Hill. Police said at the time that they did not suspect foul play, but the major crimes unit has now taken over the investigation. “There were certain elements of the situation that were suspicious,” Staff…

Six Nations News Cont…

  • Six Nations Band Council questions Councillor’s use of letterhead

    Six Nations Band Council questions Councillor’s use of letterhead

    By Carla Howell and Lynda Powless, Writers For the second time in as many weeks Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller has come under fire by her fellow councillors… this time for  writing a letter supporting a local business. District Four Councillor Helen Miller found herself on the hot seat last …Read More »
  • Six Nations agencies working to prevent mass shootings here

    Six Nations agencies working to prevent mass shootings here

    By Carla Howell and Lynda Powless Writers The names haunt us. -Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal: On Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lepine shot more than two dozen people, killing 14 women before killing himself. -Dawson College, Laval, Que: On Sept. 13, 2006, 18-year-old Anastasia De Sousa was killed and 20 others …Read More »
  • A cold winter and provincial increase could mean heat increases

    A cold winter and provincial increase could mean heat increases

    By Carla Howell Writer Six Nations Elected Council reviewed the annual report for Six Nations Natural Gas (SNNG) on Sept. 13 . Six Nations Natural Gas manager Nick Petruzzella  and board chairman Steve Williams were present to discuss the statistics present in the report. Petruzzella described a loss of revenue …Read More »
  • Carolyn King receives Toronto heritage award

    Carolyn King receives Toronto heritage award

    Mississaugas of New Credit former Chief Carolyn King has received Heritage Toronto’s Special Achievement Award. The special recognition is given to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the preservation and celebration of Toronto’s heritage. Heritage Toronto is pleased to name Carolyn King as the recipient of the 2016 Special …Read More »
  • Six Nations Elected Council Briefs

    Farmer Association Agricultural Day fees waved A recommendation was accepted by Council to waive fees at the Six Nations Community Hall for Six Nations Farmer Association Agricultural Day, taking place on Oct. 7. District 2 Councillor Carl Hill said the fees include renting the kitchen and hall. He also schools …Read More »

Editorial

From Standing Rock Sioux to you…

By David Archambault II who is the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Near Cannon…

In Wynne’s Ontario you chose lights… or food

Letters: Reader says Ontario could take land

Editorial Cartoons

Weekly Cartoon

Weekly Cartoon

Weekly Cartoon

Special Reports

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,…

Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council… a government being pushed to the edge

Press Releases

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF ISADORE DAY: ‘BUDGET CAN’T BE BALANCED IGNORING FIRST NATION PRIORITIES’

NEWS RELEASE Sept. 12, 2016 ONTARIO THRONE SPEECH COMMUNICATES LITTLE TO FIRST NATION PRIORITIES, SAYS ONTARIO…

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks 9th Anniversary of UN Declaration

AKWESASNE COURT LAW COMES INTO FORCE