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Gilbert Stuart's work may be most valuable portrait of North American leader ever produced

Gilbert Stuart's work may be most valuable portrait of North American leader ever produced
Gilbert Stuart's work may be most valuable portrait of North American leader ever produced

LONDON-ENG-A portrait of Six Nations of the Grand River Mohawk leader Joseph Brant has sold at auction for $7.5 million

It may be the most valuable portrait of a Canadian/US historical figure that’s ever been produced. And the stunning $7.5-million sale at a British auction earlier this month of an 18th-century depiction of legendary Mohawk leader Joseph Brant is a testament to the role Brant played in Canadian and U.S. history, as well as the sterling reputation of the artist — American painter Gilbert Stuart — who created the striking 1786 image of the man known to his fellow Iroquoians as Thayendanegea.

The painting, which had been expected to fetch about $2 million at Sotheby’s July 8 auction of historic art, was finally acquired by an unidentified American collector after bidding among five contenders had soared to nearly four times that amount.

A Sotheby’s spokesperson declined to say whether any Canadian collectors or museums were among those vying for the artwork.

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Border crossing parade celebrates 87th year of marking Jay Treaty

Brian Isaacs of Tyendinaga and Batchewana First Nation Band Chief Dean Sayers shake hands before heading across the international border. (Photos by Donna Duric)
Brian Isaacs of Tyendinaga and Batchewana First Nation Band Chief Dean Sayers shake hands before heading across the international border. (Photos by Donna Duric)

NIAGARA FALLS - For 51 years, Brian Isaacs has been doning his regalia and again last Saturday he joined a crowd of Haudenosaunee and others marching, rain or shine, across the Rainbow Bridge marking the Jay treaty and indigenous border crossing rights.

The annual Border Crossing Celebration in Niagara Falls is organized annually by the Indian Defense of America.

Isaacs, of Tyendinaga, is currently the longest-participating member of the annual event, now in its 87th year, that seeks to re-affirm native people’s rights to free and unencumbered passage between Canada and the United States.

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Protesters shut down Enbridge work along the Grand

Impromptu meeting at Kanonhstaton, hydro towers temporary solution to new security fence that will border most of the property. (TIN photos)
Danielle Boissineau, of Garden River First Nation, stands in front of the work site where the pipeline maintenance work was stopped. (Photo by Donna Duric)

Enbridge has agreed to stop integrity work on Line 9 near Cambridge after protesters descended on the site last week demanding the company consults with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council.

But the company had already begun outreach.

Consultation outreach had began between Enbridge and the HCCC last week before the Six Nations Men’s Fire, supported by about 10 non-native allies, shut down the maintenance work on the controversial oil pipeline between Brantford and Cambridge, Ont., along the Grand River last Thursday.

The protesters said Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation.

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Ganohkwasra facing funding shortages, high staff turnover

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services needs more money.

“We always have a need for increased funding,” Sandy Montour, director of Ganohkwasra, told band council’s Committee of the Whole Monday morning.

They are constantly facing a high turnover of staff because workers are not getting paid what they deserve, she said.

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Stabbing at Pistol Petes

Stabbing at Pistol Petes

A 45-year-old Six Nations security guard was injured in a stabbing after an altercation at a smoke shop on the territory around 5:30 p.m. this evening. The male security guard was stabbed in the neck after an altercation at Pistol Pete's Smoke Shop on Fourth Line Road and was taken by ambulance to Hamilton hospital. His injuries did not appear life-threatening, police said. Police are looking for a non-native man in a grey extended cab pick-up truck headed from Fourth Line to Hwy. 6 towards Hamilton. Turtle Island News has learned that the man was doing donuts in the parking lot with his vehicle and when he was approached by security, an altercation occurred. The guard was not stabbed at Pistol Pete's. He was stabbed off the territory after following the vehicle, according to Six Nations Police. The OPP are now investigating the matter.
 

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Opinion

Lynda Powless, Editor

What next Samsung ... digging up graveyards?

Last week work came to a stop at a field in the middle of no wheresville Haldimand County, on lands within the Nanfan Treaty area and where Samsung/CCL Grand Renewable Energy Park are building a solar farm. Work stopped because somewhere in the corporate communications network that is Samsung/CCL- its consulting company Stantec and construction company Bondfield, someone said it was okay to bulldoze through a potentially 10,000 year old village site, or at least a site that is rich with archeological artifacts.

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