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Retirement, Jason Kenney and the news: 3 ways politics touched us this week

By Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-The week in federal politics began with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paddling a canoe _ first to mark new approvals for an urban park in Scarborough, Ont., and later in Ottawa on National Aboriginal Day, sporting his father’s buckskin jacket. It ended, however, with a dramatic warning of rough waters ahead as the United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Brexit headlines notwithstanding, the calm of a Canadian summer was…

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  • Fun, friendship and understanding at Pen Pal gathering

    Fun, friendship and understanding at Pen Pal gathering

    By Donna Duric Writer It was a heartwarming day of peace, friendship and understanding as over 2,400 native and non-native students from Six Nations and surrounding areas celebrated the 10th anniversary of a trailblazing pen pal program started by one teacher at Emily C. General with a vision: a vision …Read More »
  • Council contingent heading to Kahnawake for Iroquois Caucus

    Six Nations Councillors Wray Maracle, Carl Hill, and Terry General are heading to Kahnawake this week, along with Elected Chief Ava Hill, to attend the quarterly Iroquois Caucus meeting. The meetings are held to discuss issues of common interest among “Iroquois” communities and nations in Ontario and Quebec. The Kahnawake …Read More »
  • Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary students book signing hits Toronto

    Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary students book signing hits Toronto

    Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News TORONTO- Students from Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Elementary School at the Six Nations of the Grand river were at a downtown bookstore here June 14 to launch their book From the Sky: Stories of Women Who Inspire Us. Their book coincides with the 60th anniversary of …Read More »
  • Suicide awareness group seeking to institute grief recovery program

    By Donna Duric Writer A local suicide awareness and healing group is looking to implement a well-known grief recovery program and add cultural elements to tailor it for First Nations communities. Dorothy Russell-Patterson, a member of Brightening the Spirit-Breaking the Silence, has asked Six Nations Elected Council for a letter …Read More »
  • Political will there to lift First Nations funding cap, needs time: chief

    By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA -Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to immediately lift the two-per-cent cap on annual funding increases for First Nations on-reserve programming, but newly released documents show that has not happened yet. The Liberal government has committed a historic $8.4 billion for indigenous communities over …Read More »


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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,…

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

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