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Why I Did Not Go to Quebec City

By Doug George-Kanentiio Our group, the Akwesasronon Shonataten:ron, were not involved in the planning of the visit by Pope Francis. I was concerned that our concerns would be ignored or filtered...

 

Mind Control

By Paul Hetzler If you believe we’re the master of our actions, think again. Better yet, have a fungus, bacterium, or protozoan tell you what to think. Jedi mind tricks are nothing compared to what...

 

Saving Face

By Paul Hetzler Apparently, if you suck face for too long, you can become part of that visage, fused forever. And by “you” I mean all the Demodex folliculorum skin mites that read this essay. It...

 

Hot Weather Garden Woes

by Melinda Myers Poor flowering and misshapen or a lack of fruit on tomatoes, peppers and squash may be due to the weather, not your gardening skills....

 

Extend Your Cilantro Harvest and Enjoyment

by Melinda Myers Cilantro is a favorite ingredient in guacamole, tacos, rice dishes and of course salsa. But as summer temperatures climb, the...

 

The US and the Rise of the Anti-Life Movement

By Doug George-Kanentiio. The US is now being consumed by a powerful anti-life movement, one which cloaks itself as “pro-life” even as it qualifies the natural rights of women and the...

 

Phlox Adds Color and Pollinator Appeal to the Garden All Season Long

by Melinda Myers Fill your gardens with color from spring through summer and even into fall with a variety of pollinator-friendly phlox. The beauty,...

 

Akwesasronon Shonataten:ron and Our Ancestral Lands

By Doug George-Kanentiio. One of the intents of the Canadian and US governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands. Taking of...

 

Increase Flowers with a Bit of Deadheading

by Melinda Myers Keep your garden looking its best with a bit of deadheading. Removing faded flowers can promote repeat bloom on some plants,...

 

Daycare Forests

By Paul Hetzler Although the Grimm Brothers’ tale of Hansel and Gretel surviving alone in the woods after being abandoned by their parents is based on a grim reality – the famine of 1315 -1317...

 

The Giant Joro Spider

By Paul Hetzler First your car catches fire, and then your house. Worse yet, your date kills you and devours your flesh without so much as an apology. Yeah, spiders are creepy (I’ll explain)....

 

Restoring the Good Mind

Alison Kiawenniserathe Benedict, Peaceful-Living.ca A good mind forms the foundation of our culture and way of life. The history of the Peacemaker is about the restoration of the good mind and how a...

 

Managing Garden Pests with Pollinators in Mind

by Melinda Myers Every garden season is filled with beautiful and tasty surprises along with a few challenges. One challenge gardener's face each...

 

Composting Directly in the Garden

By Melinda Myers Don't toss those imperfect lettuce leaves, onion tops and strawberry tops into the trash. Instead, convert them into compost right...

 

When the Serpents Devour Themselves

By Doug George-Kanentiio Six years ago, I wrote a column in response to the plans by an oil pipeline company to build across the sacred territory of the Lakota people at Standing Rock. I cited a...

 

Perennial Gardens for Beauty All Season

by Melinda Myers Create long lasting beauty and pollinator appeal in your landscape with the help of perennials. With a little bit of planning, you ca...

 

Nature's Dental Plan

By Paul Hetzler The vast majority of people have no dental coverage, or at best have a less-than-stellar plan which only pays if you use their...

 

The seeds of racism and hate hurt us all

By Leslie Logan, Seneca. Two weekends ago in Buffalo’s Black-populated Masten district, a heavily armed, 18-year-old White male, dressed in fatigues, tactical gear, and Kevlar, shot 50 rounds of...

 

Increase Your Perennial Garden's Beauty this Spring

by Melinda Myers Give your perennials a boost this spring with a topdressing of compost, aged manure, or other organic matter. It's a great way to...

 

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

by Melinda Myers Keep garden-fresh tomatoes close at hand this season. Grow one or more in containers on your patio, balcony, or front steps. Any...

 

New Kateri Artwork for the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Karla Kozach, artist who won Artwork Contest to design new Kateri artwork for the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at Fonda, New York...

 

Enlist Nature's Help for Managing Garden Pests

by Melinda Myers Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature's...

 

Kateri Tekakwitha

Submitted by Victor Martin A first class relic of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is to be presented to the Saint Regis Mission at the 4pm mass on April 23"....

 

The Thunder Roads of Akwesasne

By Norman Gray Jr. Iohahi:io Communication Class. Have you heard thunder, but see no clouds or lightning? The thunder is from the roads we drive on....

 

Plant and Protect Trees in Honor of Arbor Day

by Melinda Myers Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and c...

 

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