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SNOW JOBS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Where agriculture is concerned, dairy is king (or is dairy queen?) in northern NY State. Looking out the window now in late February, though, it looks like we should be...

 

One Mother

My heart is heavy... yet incredibly hopeful I listen to my children’s voices in full expression Each and every day beauty and majesty of being alive With my loved ones My dear family, my relations...

 

OH, RATS!

Submitted by Paul Hetzler It must be hard to foster a decent public image if your family was responsible for spreading the plagues across Europe, Asia and North Africa that killed between 75 and 200 m...

 

BOUNCEBACK - RECLAIM YOUR HEALTH

Submitted by Angele D'Alessio, Mental Health Promoter Feeling low? Stressed? Anxious? The BounceBack program can help! Find out how below....

 

GROUNDHOGS, AGAIN

Submitted by Paul Hetzler I watched the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” featuring Bill Murray quite a few times. Or at least it felt that way. Just as February 2 was on a nonstop loop in the movie, Grou...

 

BEINGS IN BETWEEN

False freedoms Noble slaves Hypocrisies Lobbies Fabled democracy If them, then not the other Look one way, turn thy shoulder Can’t rely on Big Brother nor pointing fingers Yet we’re led by masked...

 

Indigenous Musicians Merit Centre Stage: We Will Not Remain Silent

By Doug George-Kanentiio Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World premiered on PBS two years ago, on January 19/2019. This remarkable, and long overdue show featured Indigenous musicians who have had...

 

THANK YOU

THANK YOU A special thank you to Emily Tarbell and Barbara Lazore for the sweet treats. Niawen for thinking of us, we appreciate it. Indian Time Staff...

 

Why Do We Need Chiefs?

By Doug George-Kanentiio It is well established, and universally acknowledged, that the Rotinonshonni (Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois) created a unique system of governance based upon natural law...

 

NAME CALLING

Submitted by Paul Hetzler If you’re looking for signs of wildlife this winter, forget about paw prints. One of our native mammals faithfully plows its “roads” after each snowfall, and you can...

 

WOODEN YOU KNOW

Submitted by Paul Hetzler As a card-carrying, registered tree hugger, I have long touted the benefits of trees such as carbon storage, energy savings and improved mental health. And beyond the...

 

Mohawk-Iroquois Leaders in History

©by Doug George-Kanentiio Over the course of our history, we have had many leaders during peace and war. Most of us know of Captain Joseph Brant, Cornplanter, Hendricks, Red Jacket, Handsome Lake,...

 

NIAWEN:KOWA FROM INDIAN TIME

The year 2020 has been a challenging year.... but through it all, every one of you have kept us going. We’d like to thank every subscriber, reader, our contributors, our leadership on every side...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Greetings to everyone from Corrales, New Mexico where we continue to "shelter at home," social distance, wear our masks and wash...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to say Niawen: Kowa to our leadership who have found so many ways to keep us safe and healthy during 2020. From quickly establishing the EOC’s that provided guidance and...

 

REINING-IN THE ARCTIC HEAT

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Reindeer have been soaring since long before Christmas came into being. For some reason, the fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria), a lovely red-and-white polka-dotted...

 

THANK YOU LETTER

I would like to take a moment to say, “THANK YOU” to my amazing family for everything and for all the help during my extended time spent at the University Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. A...

 

THANK YOU

I would like to take this time to thank you all for the get-well wishes, cards and words of support. A special thank you to Val, Guzzy, Gertrude for all your hard work and all who helped selling the...

 

Dear fellow members of the Salmon River Teachers' Association:

It is the inherent nature of organizations and communities to conduct business and address issues within their own walls, without bringing those concerns to a larger audience, except as a last resort...

 

PINING FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler The morning of December 25 this year will be a lot less cheery unless the World Health Organization gives Santa a free pass on COVID-19 restrictions so he can hand out...

 

TREES, KNEES, AND OTHER DEEP-FREEZE CREAKS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler When temperatures dip well below zero Fahrenheit, especially if they fall precipitously, things go bump in the night. Frozen lakes and ponds emit ominous groans, snaps and...

 

MISCREANTS OR MESSENGERS?

Submitted by Paul Hetzler If you get bad news about one of your trees, kindly don’t shoot the messenger. Even if – especially if – they vandalize that very tree. It could save your life to heed...

 

Humble Notions

Areas of concern, Attention & awareness of the matters at hand brought to our knowing constantly. Thru various medias of consumption and addiction. Thot altering... ear worms of our hearing, sight &...

 

Grace & Gratitude

Rusty willows whisp thru early breezes As they greet the golden glow of the morning sun Blanketed by peachy-pink and pale-yellow skies Beneath illuminated rainbows Thy heart radiates gratitude Warmth...

 

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