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RED TO THE RESCUE

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist Each fall there is roughly the same amount of yellow foliage, since in most woody plants Mother Nature sees fit to cache yellow pigments beneath the...

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Iroquois: A Tragic Legacy

By Doug George-Kanentiio Perhaps it is not that the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hostile to Indigenous people but that in her legal career they had no presence, no bearing....

 

I saw a young woman get framed and arrested yesterday at 6pm on 10-1-2020 Kibbie Road, Bombay

October 2, 2020 I saw a young woman get framed and arrested yesterday at 6pm on 10-1-2020 Kibbie Road, Bombay. At about 6pm Thursday 10-1-2020, I was splitting and stacking firewood at my farm in...

 

GARDENING'S A GAS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Adequate nitrogen, plenty of organic matter, a dependable rototiller and other attributes coveted by gardeners are the same things that oil-spill remediation engineers need a...

 

Retaking Tsio-ton-hia-te-kowa

By Doug George-Kanentiio Vast areas of Mohawk lands were stolen from the nation over the past seven generations by the colonists. I listened to the words of our elders-now passed into the spirit...

 

FALL COLOR CONSPIRACY

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Certified Arborist Conspiracy hypotheses (or theories, as we like to call them, since “hypotheses” cannot be uttered without a lisp) seem to multiply unfettered these...

 

Origins of the Phrase: As Long as the Sun Shines

By Doug George-Kanentiio Recently I watched the film “Little Big Man” which remains one of my favorite movies given the outstanding performance by Chief Dan George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation...

 

MOTHER EARTH'S MESSAGE

By Tom Sakokwenonkwas Porter - Bear Clan I was on my way to a worldwide environmental conference in Toronto, Ontario , Canada. As I was driving on the thruway approaching Rochester, NY something stran...

 

Pine Whisperers

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist The term psithurism (sith-er-izm) doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s not meant to. The word, from the Greek psithuros (whisper), indica...

 

Animal House

Submitted by Paul Hetzler We humans take pride in our unique – some would say exalted – place in the animal kingdom. Language, a complex social structure, and an unparalleled ability to manipulate...

 

Gifts to The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police and to The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service

I know first-hand how stressful, unforgiving and what a heavy burden it is to be a law enforcement family in our community. After 25 years of being a...

 

KILL THE BUG ZAPPERS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler To paraphrase Marvin the Martian, a cartoon character whose attempts to conquer Earth were always foiled by Bugs Bunny, “Zap first and ask questions later.” The little al...

 

KindMind

Mother. Earth. Child. Matters Rooted relations tended with love light & goodness Generosity of the generations spawned beneath sun & moon Smiles healed their sadness Ancestors answered in a soothing...

 

Nature on the Move

Submitted by Paul Hetzler To a highly mobile species like humans, the fact that other animals relocate their families – or entire populations – isn’t a big surprise. We know historical...

 

The Children's Bible In a Nutshell

Submitted by Phyllis Point A child was asked to write a book report on the entire bible… In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness and some gas. The Bible...

 

Confederacy Takes in Many Nations: We Are Many Peoples

By Doug George-Kanentiio “I think no institutional achievement of mankind exceeds it (the Confederacy) in either wisdom or intelligence” John Collier, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1933-1945...

 

Tree Protection

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist As someone whose job it is to help preserve trees, I find it ironic that in nearly every case I am saving them from us. We injure their root systems,...

 

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Simply Great

Submitted by Paul Hetzler On the whole, Europeans did alright naming New World plants and animals. For example, they called a large brown bat species the big brown bat – kudos for accuracy. A few...

 

Wrestling at the Point and George Floyd

By Doug George-Kanentiio There is appropriate anger in the US over the killing of George Floyd in May, caused by a chokehold and compression on his neck by former Minneapolis police officer Derek...

 

MONITORING FOR EUROPEAN CHERRY FRUIT FLY – YOU CAN HELP

Submitted by: Rich Gast I love cherries! Especially sweet cherries. They're delicious fresh, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and...

 

SHADY BUSINESS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler One of the perks of having trees nearby is that social-distancing rules don’t apply – you can hug as many as you like without risk of contracting Covid-19. Another...

 

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Northern Snakehead

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Its immense reproductive capacity, ability to skulk about on dry land, and avid appetite for all manner of aquatic life (as well as a few terrestrial species) has earned...

 

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