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Kenora falls to Brantford after surprising comeback
By Neil Becker
Sports Writer

Dundas, ON – The Brantford Blast rallied from three goals down to secure a 5-4 win over the Kenora Thistles. Brantford never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Blast was down 4-1 after a goal by Kenora's Sean McAslan at 14:08 in the first period. Brantford knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Joel Prpic at 17:12 in the first period. The Blast netted the game winner at 2:42 in the second period on a goal by Prpic. Prpic had a great game for Brantford, netting two goals. The Blast struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 16 penalty minutes for seven opposing power plays. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
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Torrey Van Every has four goal afternoon in pacing Slash to pre-season victory
By Neil Becker
Sports Writer

It was only exhibition but the Six Nations Slash were still showing no mercy on Tuscarora Tomahawks goalie and good friend Ryan Mcnaughton. Showing to be in midseason form, the Slash, who last year finished fourth in the Can Am overall standings before getting eliminated in playoff competition by the Newtown Golden Eagles, showcased what was an overpowering offence in a convincing 16- 6 win. “We ran well and for this time of year had great ball movement,” Slash coach Derek Graham said. “Our conditioning was alright but can always get better.” Six Nations players found themselves frustrated facing former Slash goalie Mc- Naughton a.k.a. ‘Gumby,’ but eventually would earn bragging rights by scoring a handful of highlight goals during his half game tenure. “Right now we’re looking to improve from week to week,” Graham said. “Come playoffs we want to match up with Newtown and Onondaga.”
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Corvairs lose but still in complete control of series vs. Waterloo
By Neil Becker

Waterloo might be down but they recently proved to the Caledonia Corvairs that they are anything but out in what has thus far been an exciting Sutherland Cup semi finals series. Trying to build off the momentum of a Game 3 Jordan Peacock overtime goal and complete an impressive sweep, a confident Caledonia squad recently went into Waterloo where they took an early lead on a goal from Spencer Gourlay but couldn’t hold onto it as they dropped a 3-1 decision. “We just didn’t come hungry enough and not everyone was on the same page,” Corvairs Director of Hockey Operations/ General Manager Brian Rizzetto said. We have to turn it up a notch and we will.”
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Local News Headlines
Gane Yohs Health Centre is warning Six Nations that there have been confirmed cases of measles in Hamilton and Halton areas. In a letter signed by Nurse in Charge, Debra Jonathan, Six Nations is warned that people at risk are those not immune (not vaccinated or have not had the disease) or those that are vulnerable. Vulnerable populations include infants under one year of age, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are vulnerable and can get very ill with measles.“We are urging community members to check your immunization records to make sure you and your children have an up to date immunization history,” the release said. Ontario’s publically funded immunization schedule recommends: -children 1-17 years of age should have 2 doses of measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) -young adults (18- 25) years, post secondary students, persons who received killed measles vaccine (1967-1970), health care workers and those who plan to travel international are recommended to have 2 doses of measels vaccine (MMR) -adults born in 1970 or later should received 1 dose of MMR vaccine -anyone born prior to 1970 is assumed to have naturally acquired immunity.
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Mohawk Institute a historic site
Six Nations Band Council has designated the former Mohawk Institute a Six Nations Historic Place.A group of residential school survivors came to band council’s general meeting last week to witness the historic designation.“ They (the local survivors’ group) wanted us to designate the property a Six Nations Historic Site,” said Elected Chief Ava Hill. “We’re designating it a site so that it will help them to also go and get other people to designate as a site. It’s the first time, I think, we’ve ever been asked to designate a building a historic site.”The designation will allow Six Nations to take steps with Heritage Canada to get the former residential school on Mohawk Street in Brantford designated a National Historic Site, and allow funding to be sought for the building. Six Nations already has three national historic sites. The former Confederacy Council building, Chiefswood mansion and Royal Chapel of the Mohawks. All three are preconfederation buildings.
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New Six Nations water/sewer policy
Six Nations band council has revised and extended the late fee payment policy for water and sewer disconnections and reconnections. Council has advised Public Works to switch to a new late payment period that extends to 90 days before disconnecting customers. Previously, customers were charged a fee of $50 after being 37 days late in bill payments. The new policy charges customers a disconnection fee of $75 on the 90th day and a reconnection fee of $75, as well.
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What can you do for the Earth?
With Earth Day just a few days away never before have human cultures faced the kind of extinction usually reserved for plants and animals and, in this case, particularly indigenous cultures. As Indigenous languages disappear along with them goes the culture of the Haudenosaunee. Pressure is bearing down on indigenous communities by corporations who realize the last stand of forests, minerals, gas and oil can be found in the last tracts of wilderness to be found, guess where. Of course in our communities. Lands that shelter endangered species and serve as a buffer to global climate change. The last stands of rain forests or Carolinian forests grow in indigenous lands along with animals and plants that thrive there. On this Earth Day we ask that you take the time to note that indigenous survival is crucial to the survival of the earth, and to the ecological health of the planet. Native peoples maintain knowledge about nature and its interaction that still astonishes Western-trained experts. The understanding of medicinal plants alone has aided billions of people and made pharmaceutical companies billions.
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Liberal Statement on the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation

UN Visit to Canada

The UN Special Rapporteur will be visiting Canada 12 - 20 October. Native Canadians and their organisations are invited to write to him.


Administering Colonial Science:
Nutrition Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools, 1942–1952


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AFN Statement and 8 items of consensus

At Your FingertipIndigenous people want to be consulted about projects in their ancestral lands
United Nations Declaration
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Please speak out!
Within weeks, the United Nations General Assembly must make a decision on the long awaited and urgently needed UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Either the international community will move ahead with final adoption as has been urged by Indigenous peoples and their supporters worldwide, or adoption of the Declaration will once again be delayed due to the demands of a small, yet vocal group of states. Please take this opportunity to support the Declaration. More than 14,000 individuals and organizations have already signed a global petition hosted by Amnesty International Canada in support of the Declaration. If you haven't already done so, please add your name and encourage many others to do so. The petition, in English, Spanish, French and Russian is online at:
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The War of 1812
Honduran activist shares stories during Six Nations visit
By Lynda Powless and Chase Jarrett,
Human Rights committee members of PSAC Local 00128 teachers (left to right) (Six
Nations local) Joe Restoule-General, Terrylynn Brant (chief stewart of the local
00128), and Mike Freeman (local president). Brant organized the visit of the world
reknowned human rights activist.
Human Rights committee members of PSAC Local 00128 teachers (left to right) (Six Nations local) Joe Restoule-General, Terrylynn Brant (chief stewart of the local 00128), and Mike Freeman (local president). Brant organized the visit of the world reknowned human rights activist.
She’s known as one of the peace women. Women from around the globe who work for peace. But Bertha Oliva, nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, hasn’t had a moment of personal peace for 33 years. It doesn’t take long for anyone who meets the Honduran activist to spot the pain of loss she carries. Her husband Professor Tomás Nativí was kidnapped from their home one night in 1981. He joined the growing ranks of the disappeared, murdered and tortured in Hondouras that now number in the thousands. Bertha de Nativí, 33 years later is the General Coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of Missing Prisoners in Honduras. The organization was founded by Bertha, and women like her, who are searching for their loved ones.
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By Donna Duric
Elected Chief Ava Hill
Elected Chief Ava Hill
Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill has warned Liberal senators there could be a “threat of violence” if the Conservative government pushes through anti-tobacco legislation Bill C-10. Hill and a number of Iroquois Caucus elected chiefs and delegates met with the senators in Ottawa last week to air their concerns with Bill C-10, the Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act. The legislation aims to amend the Criminal Code to add a penalty for trafficking in “contraband” tobacco. Hill and elected leaders from Tyendinaga and Kahnawake met with a number of senators on Wednesday and Thursday last week, as well as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal MP Wayne Easter.
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Six Nations community members are accusing the Assembly of First nations of reaping the benefits meant for residential school survivors. About 50 people attended a meeting last Thursday hosted by the Assembly of First Nations representative larry Whiteduck to learn about personal education credits offered out of the $40 million remaining in the residential school settlement trust fund. But the red tape, quick deadlines and lack of information will see any unclaimed monies go to the AFN Survivor, Laurel Curley, says they need to fight back against the disbursement of the remaining $40 million.
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By Lynda Powless, Editor
Brantford city council is investigating how legal documents outlining a settlement of the Brantford-Six Nations injunction case were leaked to an area newspaper that may also be facing a libel suit. Brantford city lawyer Kimberly Farrington said she has “never spoken with that newspaper or its writer,” and is not responsible for any information contained in the article. “I provided no information about this. This was privileged legal information and we are investigating how this leak occurred.” In addition a libel suit may be pending against the Brant County newspaper, Two Row Times, its owners and writer Jim Windle that claimed a Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chief’s Council (HCCC) proposed settlement of the Brantford injunction “was troublesome,” lacked transparency and questioned who authorized the settlement.
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By Donna Duric
The Six Nations Farmers Association (SNFA) is preparing to plant at the Burtch lands again. The group says it has permission from band council to farm the land but they have yet to sign a lease with the Confederacy Council, which asked the SNFA to sign a lease last year. They refused. Art Porter, chief administrative officer of the SNFA, said they're hoping to start planting as quickly as possible. They've already ordered seeds and expensed $98,000 to plant soybeans on about 282 acres at the former Burtch Correctional facility lands in Mount Pleasant. Mohawk Chief Allen Mac- Naughton had negotiated for the return of Burtch lands to the Confederacy in exchange for barricades coming down during the 2006 land reclamation in Caledonia.
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National Press Releases
Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on Passing of The Hon. Jim Flaherty
Assembly of First Nations Expresses Concern Over Government of Canada's Legal Challenges on Specific Claims Tribunal Decisions
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Harper Government Invests in Aboriginal People Living in Urban Centres
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