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 By Sesi King    Culture    April 19, 2018

Life and Times of Venita Loran

Venita "Shaiawennatonti" Loran was born March 4, 1931. Her father was Monroe Williams and her mother was Mary Oakes. Venita's siblings are Gloria Crou...

 By Sesi King    Culture    April 12, 2018

Life and Times with Elizabeth Oakes

Elizabeth King Oakes "Konwarihonienni" was born on September 14, 1939. Arisawe's parents were Paul King and Theresa Curry and paternal Grandparents we...

 By Sesi King    Culture    August 14, 2014

New York State Fair, Syracuse ...Indian Village/Indian Day with Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth Thompson, now 79, has been involved with the NY State Fair for about 32 years. For many years he had driven his mother Katie Thompson (basket...

 By Sesi King    Culture    July 31, 2014

"In four years, he saw the world"...Elder Tom White

Tom White is a very interesting man who lives midway between Kanatakon and Tekashonkarorens, a place nicknamed as "Bulldogs Hill". He is the son of...

 By Sesi King    Culture    January 31, 2013

Dick Peters

Richard Tahakie Peters was born on September 1, 1925. His place of birth, he claims was disputed between Ontario and Quebec due to the nonexistence...

 By Sesi King    Culture    January 17, 2013

Leona Cook

Leona Cook is our elder for this week’s Indian Time spotlight. She is such a fantastic young lady of 82 years. Leona was born in 1930 in the family...


Allen David Edward Jock Sr.

Allen David Edward Jock Sr. was born March 15, 1941 in Smith Falls, Ontario. He is the son of Elizabeth and Jacques Jock. He has one sister Eileen...


Peter Sunday

Peter Sunday was born at home, a little house with no rooms just an upstairs and downstairs, in Snye in 1938. His parents were Joseph Basil Sunday and...


Akwesasro:non Celebrate Their Golden Anniversary

Recently, Joellene and Roy Adams celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. September 15th 2012 marks 50 years of wedded bliss for the Adams’....

 By Sesi King    Culture    August 23, 2012

Elaine Ransom Cook

Our lady this week is Elaine Joyce Cook, Kanatatsenri.....born July 11, 1938.  Elaine’s parents were Thomas Benedict and Annie Oakes. The memory...

 By Sesi King    Culture    August 16, 2012

Words From The Wise

Julia David (Tekonwakwenni) was born and raised on Cornwall Island.  She was born on September 28, 1928 and grew up with one brother and three...

 By Sesi King    Culture    July 19, 2012

Shirley Jacobs Story

Shirley Jacobs, was born October 14, 1934, was born in a house in Kanatakon, raised on Cornwall Island, and later returned to Kanatakon. Most of...


Happy 100th Birthday to Christine Fadden on July 3rd from Indian Time and the community.

Christine Chubb (“Chris”) was born on July 3, 1912. She was born in the farmhouse of her maternal grandparents, Louis & Katherine Dauime Back,...


A Tribute to Our Mother on her 100th birthday

Beatrice Wahienhaweh Jacobs was born to Sarah Barnhart Phillips and John Deer on June 23, 1912. She married Louis D. Jacobs on June 26, 1929 in St....



Yes! Cecelia Sylvester celebrated her ninety-three years on May 12, 2012 with an outdoor BBQ at her home, East End of Cornwall Island, with family...


A (very disgusted) Elder Submission

Photo’s submitted by Peter Sunday who has been cleaning up garbage in the ditches near his home. There are ten bags of garbage, which are not just...


A Residential School Story

This column was previously called ‘Elders Highlight’. We found many of our elders were too shy to contribute or maybe they didn’t like the...


Beatrice Lazore

There is a young lady, Beatrice Lazore, soon to be 80 years old on March 13th.  She was born on St. Regis Island in 1932 and this week will share... Full story


Dr. Solomon Cook

It was an interesting visit with a very gifted man this past week.  Solomon Cook was born January 8, 1920 at the home of his parents, Kahawihson... Full story

 By Sesi King    Culture    January 27, 2012

Mary J. Francis

This week’s elder visit was with Mary J. Francis, a long time resident of Kana:takon.  Mary is well known and respected by so many people and we... Full story

 By Sesi King    Culture    January 19, 2012

Louise Cook

Katsitsientha Ella Louise (David) Cook provided such a welcoming visit at her home this week and shared many pieces of her life.  It is always a... Full story


Judy Swamp

When talking with elders, one never knows what to expect. They could talk about their families that are big and small or life growing up on a farm...


May Cole

This week’s Elder Highlight will shine on elder May Cole. She has five brothers and sisters (Buster, Charlene, Bobby, Betty, and Helen) and raised...

 By Sesi King    Culture    August 25, 2011

Freeman Lazore

This week’s elder friend is Freeman Lazore who was born in the Fall of 1912 and is a resident of Raquette Point, Ahkwesahsne.  Freeman is mostly a...

 By Sesi King    Culture    August 18, 2011

Charlotte Francis

Our featured elder this week lives in the village of Kana:takon.  She is Charlotte Francis who was born on November 2, 1926 on Yellow Island where...


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