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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...

 

Niawen

Niawen: kowa to our friend, Mamie David for sewing us a tote bag to safely transport our proofreading pages. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, and we miss you! Niawen, Indian Time...

 

Niawen

The Iroquois Museum in Howes Cave announces that $3000.00 was raised in our online raffle. Although no Akwesasronon won any of the great prizes, we appreciate your support of the museum. Niawen,...

 

THANK YOU

THANK YOU I wish to commend Jennifer Francis for the over whelming love, support and strength during the passing of my brother Mike. Being alone, I couldn’t have gotten through it all without her....

 

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...

 

Thank you from Iakhihsohtha

These are some of the students from MCAs Kaienthohsera - Garden Initiative. The food and spices came from the gardens that they grew and harvested...

 

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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Letter to the Editor - The COVID Plague Must Vanish

The big question everyone’s asking, “Will this catastrophic attack upon the human race ever end.” The entire planet is being convulsed by the clever workings of an invisible enemy. A thing so sm...

 

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...

 

Thank you letter

The family of Joyce Gaspe would like to thank everyone for donations of food, tent, and other supplies. Niawen, to those that sang, drummed and sat with family by the fire during this time also. Your...

 

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...

 

From the Family of Kenneth Arquette

The family of Kenny would like thank friends, family and the community for all of the sympathy, donations and outpouring support shown to us. To Redrum MC, thank you for the brotherhood you showed...

 

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