From that island came North America and the world of the First Peoples of this land.
Turtle Island News brings you the stories of these the people every week.
An international, award winning aboriginal weekly newspaper, Turtle Island News brings you news, features and events from aboriginal communities across the country.
The only NATIONAL native weekly newspaper in the country, we have been awarded the Native American Journalists' Association (NAJA) "Best Weekly Newspaper in Norh America" award.
Our editor, Lynda Powless, who has received many awards in mainstream journalism working for some of the largest newspapers and broadcasting companies in Canada, was honoured in 1997 to be the recipient of NAJA's Wassaja Award, for service to native journalism, the most prestigious award available in native journalism.
She is also the publisher of Turtle Island News. She says she decided to launch the weekly newspaper almost five years ago after recognizing a need in aboriginal communities for people to be informed of what was going on in their communities.
Since Turtle Island News has been launched she has broken new ground in native journalism, calling on aboriginal politicians to be accountable for their actions while telling the stories of our elders, artists, our prophecies as they unfold and stories of aboriginal athletes, volunteers and newsmakers.
Turtle Island News is wholly aboriginal owned and located at the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations, one of the most progressive aboriginal communities in Canada and home to the Haudenosaunee/Iroquoian peoples.
Six Nations is the only community where you will find all of the Six Nations peoples. It is home to the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora.
It is the home of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee/Iroquois Confederacy and the customs and language of its people.
Nia:weh for visiting our website. We hope you have enjoyed reading about the First Peoples of North America, their triumphs, their sorrows and their political struggles as we bring you their stories in Turtle Island News, Canada’s fastest growing aboriginal newspaper.