Six Nations is organizing a Zombie Walk fundraiser on October 4th to help Jada’s family pay for medical costs as they battle leukemia and as they battle the system.
In June of 1990 I embarked on the world of work with my diploma in hand and four rambunctious kids at home. Little did I realize where both of those worlds would lead! 24 years later as I embark on a new journey, I reflect back on the many twists and turns along the way and I am grateful for having been a part of the story.
When facing a mastectomy, doctors typically give patients two options: undergo breast reconstruction, or live without breasts at all. The choice is very personal. Every woman has to weigh the risks and benefits of her choice. I decided that for me breast reconstruction was the way to go.
One day not too long ago I grabbed my kids from school early to get a yummy treat and sit outside in the fall sunshine. As we sat on a park bench drinking lattes and people watching a tall white guy appeared with a very long, blonde, curly mullet.
The Miles To Go Cancer Support Group would like to thank all the people that donated food, money, prizes and/or time and to all the people that collected pledges to make our 8th Annual “Night of Caring & Sharing” a huge success.
I’m not one to just totally believe everything that I read especially when it comes to Haudenosaunee history. Especially on the internets. (And yes I used the Bush-ism on purpose.
I am writing my personal thoughts from the Cayuga Nation, in upstate New York. I was introduced to the homelands September 2007 at a Cayuga Nation picnic. Since then I have explored the land our forefathers walked upon and at times feel overwhelmed.
The People of the Six Nations will know that self-determination happens before self-government. Here’s how I see some changes that should happen to break the impasse at Six Nations:
Dear Indigenous Peoples Movement,
We need to talk about a serious issue threatening our livelihood and our collective inherit and treaty rights known as corporate sponsorship and the “Red-washing” agenda facing our artistic and education institutions.
I would like to keep everyone informed of the health care plan developed for, and with, Teiehkwa. The following are reasons for my decision in this life matter.
This week’s launch of the organization Canadians For a New Partnership (CFNP) – a high profile group bringing together Canadian politicians, business people, and Indigenous leaders just made history.
One of the most empowering things I was taught about when I was on my healing journey was something that professionals call Lateral Violence. This is a chronic set of learned behaviors that people fall into when they feel stuck in an oppressive situation where they feel like they don’t have a voice.
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. The decision is the first time that an Aboriginal group has proved Aboriginal title over a significant land base in Canada.
There are so many genres of activism my head spins at the amount of rallies and protests that I have either been apart of, or have been invited to.
I have never been one for either the protests, or the marches.
Previously I’ve shared stories of the extreme bullying I endured in childhood while growing up down the bush. Sadly, my story is familiar to many people. In fact after I shared my story a lot of people emailed and said that similar situations keep them away from returning to the rez to this day.
For 200 years in ancient rome, Christianity was a rogue religion, punishable by death. Early followers of Christ spent so much time dying for their faith they were not prepared for the mass influx of converts when the Roman Empire adopted it as the official state religion in 325 A.D.
Thunderbird clan For Two Row Times Taking the Indian out of the Indian. Such is the kind of thing that the Children’s Aid Society did to thousands of native children when we were taken away from our birth families. Many were told to be quiet, told they were no good, told that they were worthless.
A few weeks ago the Two Row Times participated in the 18th Annual Grand River Employment and Training Golf Tournament and it was a blast. Our team finished one over par after 18 holes of best ball play at the beautiful Greens at Renton.
As I reflect on the passing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, I recall information shared with me by one Vern Harper. Vern is my only source of information, as I never had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Carter.
Indigenous economics supported by the Canadian power elite is the large-scale sale of natural resources and the re-sale of petroleum and tobacco products produced by mainstream businesses.
Indigenous decision-makers enter into agreements in the fossil fuel industry and for timber and so-called renewable resources.