Op-eds

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.

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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.

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Dear editors,
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.

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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:
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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