The Haudenosaunee people have an oral history that is credible, reliable and consistent. This method of transmitting information has come under scrutiny by the Canadian courts and academia.
My Beloved People,
Thanksgiving Day is gone again and Christmas is upon us.
I spoke to a Longhouse woman recently. She said, “Just like Christmas, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day every day.” I know that to be true.
I was “churched.” I believe all the teachings of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
I was disappointed to hear Stephen Harper dismiss once again the need for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, stating that this issue is not a sociological phenomenon, but a crime.
This weekend I was a part of some extensive renovations at my father-in-law’s home. Sadly, there were no sledgehammers involved. But I did get to rip up some vinyl flooring that had overstayed it’s welcome and that was just as good.
There was a team assembled to help get the work done over three days.
In Part II of our seven-part series on Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, we ask and answer the following important question: can the Canadian government pass and enforce federal and provincial laws that apply Aboriginal title land?
The short and simple answer is “yes.
The passing of the anti-native tobacco Bill C-10 through the Senate last week was an ominous sign. Once again the Harper government is plowing ahead with no pretense of respect for Onkwehon:we people. The Canadian government is now only waiting for royal assent for the bill to pass into law.