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Tyendinaga Mohawks have erected a tipi as part of their blockade, March 2, 2014.

Tyendinaga Mohawks have erected a tipi as part of their blockade, March 2, 2014.

Urgent need for money to cover legal fees for Tyendinaga Warriors!

On March 8, following a week of action demanding a national inquiry into the at least 825 missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada, warriors from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory blocked the CN mainline. This action, which fell on International Women’s Day, came the day after the release of a Parliamentary report which attempted to dismiss and deny the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and prevent any meaningful response or action. This is a continuation of colonization and its inherent violence against Indigenous communities, particularly Indigenous women. For more information on missing and murdered women in Canada, please visit: missingjustice.ca Read the rest of this entry

Mohawk Shawn Brant says he became violently ill after jailhouse meal

Tyendinaga Mohawk Shawn Brant (2007 photo).

Tyendinaga Mohawk Shawn Brant (2007 photo).

Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 11, 2014

Mohawk activist Shawn Brant has asked the Ontario Provincial Police not to erase cellblock video of his stay in custody Saturday after he claims to have fallen violently ill in his cell. Read the rest of this entry

Tyendinaga Mohawks begin actions for Missing/Murdered Women

Ontario Provincial Police at the site of Tyendinaga Mohawk protest, Feb 28, 2014.

Ontario Provincial Police at the site of Tyendinaga Mohawk protest, Feb 28, 2014.

By Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer, February 28, 2014 (via Red Power Media)

First Nations protesters on Friday vowed further demonstrations in the week ahead as they called for a federal inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Read the rest of this entry

Reserve despair hits home for outspoken Mohawk, Shawn Brant

By Mark Bonokoski ,Toronto Sun, Friday, January 25, 2013

Shawn Brant at Tyendinaga Mohawk territory.

Shawn Brant at Tyendinaga Mohawk territory.

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY, ONT. – When the barricades went up, and the Idle No More movement decided to start blocking railway lines, highways and border crossings, one of Canada’s more notorious Native dissidents was nowhere near any of the protests. Read the rest of this entry