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Starting Plants from Seeds Indoors

By Melinda Myers. Keep your green thumb in shape this winter while getting a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard-to-find plan...

 

Unique Gifts for Your Valentine

by Melinda Myers Chocolates and roses are synonymous with Valentine's Day. They are always a welcome gift but maybe this is the year you decide to...

 

Sharenhowane Declaration

As condoled leadership, there are specific responsibilities we are entrusted with in order to uphold the peace, they are as follows: Work for the unborn by ensuring that good decisions we make today...

 

Children Have Many of The Same Disorders as Adults

POTSDAM, NY – Feelings of depression, anxiety, or trouble focusing are not concerns faced by adults alone, children may also experience such...

 

Get a Jump Start on Managing Plant Pests This Winter

by Melinda Myers Just like us, insects spend their winters in different locations. Unlike us, they spend their winters in different stages of...

 

Think Snow – Gardens and Forests Need It

By Paul Hetzler In her poem “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves,” Emily Dickinson lauds the sublime beauty of snow – gossamer flakes that garnish a forest, wispy grains that infiltrate nooks and cranni...

 

Good Governance Akwesasne Leadership

Akwesasne is a unique community with many different perspectives and opportunities regarding governance, but one unified constant is that the leadership is beholden to the community. This means there...

 

The Need to Transform the Nation

By Doug George-Kanentiio. The two community meetings held this past December about the impending land claims settlement revealed not only wide dissatisfaction with the proposal but also the need for...

 

Add a Rosemary Topiary to This Year's Holiday Season

by Melinda Myers Add a fresh look and fragrance to your holidays with a potted Rosemary plant. This favorite herb of cooks, crafters, and gardeners...

 

People Gather to Review and Reject Land Settlement Plan

By Doug George-Kanentiio At a public gathering at the Mohawk Nation longhouse on December 3rd the latest version of the land claims settlement was reviewed and commented upon in accordance with the tr...

 

Outdoor Winter Container Gardens

By Melinda Myers   Add a bit of greenery to your front steps, window box or patio with a winter container garden. You'll find all the ingredients...

 

Palestine and the Mohawks: Peace May be Found

By Doug George-Kanentiio. I have been to Palestine-Israel twice-once in 1984 as part of a spiritual pilgrimage group and in 2012 accompanying my wife Joanne Shenandoah as she performed in Bethlehem....

 

Keeping Tropical Plants Healthy

by Melinda Myers   Tropical plants are filling our homes and workspaces, adding beauty, relieving stress, and boosting creativity, productivity, and...

 

Must-Have Gifts for Your Favorite Gardener

by Melinda Myers Every gardener, new or experienced, appreciates tools to help them better enjoy their hobby. Some may be looking for ergonomically de...

 

Ms. Ste. Marie Misled Us All

By Doug George-Kanentiio. On October 27 CBC’s investigative show “The Fifth Estate” exposed the performer Buffy Ste. Marie as an imposter. Her 60-year career as an indigenous singer was...

 

Gifts with Multiple Functions and Styles

by Melinda Myers The holidays are quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift for those on your list can be challenging. With many people...

 

Gift an Amaryllis for Colorful Winter Blooms

by Melinda Myers This holiday, give a gift that keeps giving and requires no dusting. Gift friends and family a beautiful amaryllis that is sure to...

 

My Dear Wounded Warrior

My dear wounded warrior, May our love heal thy nature As we tread gently upon our dear Mother Her embrace may always be changing Yet steady & infinite - never ending How thy relations, I love you...

 

Orange Day Burns Bright Across Canada

By Doug George-Kanentiio. The color orange represents the ongoing struggle by indigenous residential school survivors to identify the missing children, locate their burial sites, determine how they di...

 

Dedication Ceremony of the Holy Bible in Mohawk

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Bernice Lazore, Judy Cole and I, Rosemary Bonaparte had the opportunity to attend the dedication ceremony of the Holy...

 

Tree Sign Language: Early Fall Color Spells Trouble

By Paul Hetzler Each fall deciduous trees, ice-cream stands, and marinas close for the same reason: as daylight dwindles and cold creeps in, they become less profitable. When income dips down to...

 

Tomato Troubles

by Melinda Myers Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden. After weeding, watering, and...

 

The Golden Rule

By Paul Hetzler Unless you have bees up your nose on a regular basis, don’t blame late-season allergies on goldenrod. However, if you do find bees in your schnozz, seek medical (and perhaps...

 

Preventing and Managing Powdery Mildew in the Garden

by Melinda Myers Don't panic when you find a powdery white substance covering the leaves of some of your flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. This is a...

 

Plant Now for a Bountiful Fall Harvest

by Melinda Myers Boost your fall garden harvest with some midsummer plantings. Fill vacant spaces left in the vegetable garden after harvesting...

 

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