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Livestream from Occupied INAC Office

Livestream from Occupied INAC Office

TORONTO – A group of 30-40 Indigenous activists and allies from Black Lives Matter - have occupied the office of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) at 25 St. Clair in Toronto. The group is demanding that the Canadian Government take urgent action in wake of a string of youth suicides in Indigenous nations. The occupation is currently being livestreamed and it can be viewed below. 

Onondaga Chief Arnie General 1932-2016

Onondaga Chief Arnie General 1932-2016

OSHWEKEN – Arnold Joeseph General, Dehatgahtos, the Chief of the Onondaga Beaver Clan died peacefully at the St.Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday April 10, 2016 in his 84th year. Arnold was the loving Hanih of Kim (Tim), Tammy, Brian (Susan), and Amy (Donavan). Cherished Papa to 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Myrna, and Jill (Phil). Special friend to Welby, Shana, Mary (Jim), and Crystal LaForme (Beaver Clan Mother). Survived by many nieces and nephews, Arnie was a Dedicated Lacrosse Fan and an avid spokesman for his community and all people. 

A Condor Lands on Eagle Hill

A Condor Lands on Eagle Hill

TYENDINAGA – On Friday March 11th, 2016, His Excellency Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada, arrived in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to build greater relations between the Onkwehon:we and the Venezuelan people. Tyendinaga is the home of Deganawida, the Peacemaker who brought the Kayenere:kowa or Great Peace to the Haudenosaunee people. The ambassador paid a visit to Eagle Hill, the birthplace of the Peacemaker, and the place where the thinking behind the Kayenere:kowa emerged.

The Inca Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor

The Inca Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor

We have been waiting five hundred years. The Inca prophecies say that now, in this age, when the eagle of the North and the condor of the South fly together, the Earth will awaken. The eagles of the North cannot be free without the condors of the South. Now it's happening. Now is the time.

Straightening the Tree of Peace

Straightening the Tree of Peace

LAFAYETTE – A gathering to discuss the duties, rights and responsibilities of the title holders and the people in relation to the Gayanenhsa'gonah was held on March 19th, 2016. Speakers including Kanasaraken, Ateronhiatakon and Tekarontake were invited to speak to the people about how the Gayanenhsa'gonah could be restored. The presentations were filmed by Wandeyu Estrada-Goeman.  

Canadian Colonization and Indigenous Self-Determination

Canadian Colonization and Indigenous Self-Determination

TORONTO – Arthur Manuel is a Secwepemc-Ktunaca activist. He discusses colonization in Canada and how this systemically impoverished Indigenous Peoples for generations. If Canada is going to renew its relationship with Indigenous Peoples it must recognize the colonial relationship it has with Indigenous Peoples. Canada must recognize that this colonial relationship gives Indigenous Peoples the right to self-determination. This will become clearer when Canada celebrates 150 years of its settler colonial relationship with Britain in 2017.

Defining Warrior Societies

Defining Warrior Societies

In this video presentation Sakej Ward defines a Warrior's responsibility. He indicates that these responsibilities include being to look after his people and the land and preparing for the next seven generations. Sakej states that warriors have a sacred responsibility to manage the land and ensure that nature is taken care of. When there is a threat that will impact everything around you somebody needs to stand up, and it is the responsibility of these warriors to take action.

"They Call Us Mohawks"

"They Call Us Mohawks"

GANIENKEH – This video takes you behind the scenes in the Mohawk community of Ganienkeh. Ganienkeh was established as an "Independent Indian Republic" in the 1970s and operates according to cooperative economic principles and according to the Kayenere:kowa. The people of Ganienkeh are unapologetic about following their own ways, and they are a living example that it is possible for Onkwehon:we people to take back their lands and live upon them on their own terms.