ABOVE THE fold of October 4th’s Globe and Mail there was featured a piece by the fine journalist Steven Chase, “Military intelligence unit keeps watch on native groups.” A more candid and accurate phrasing (Chase, not a writer given to mealy-mouthing, is not responsible for the headline) would be “Canada is spying on indigenous people.”
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Tagged 9/11, Assembly of First Nations, ATIP, Caledonia, Canada, CIA, CSIS, Globe and Mail, Harper Government, Homeland Security, Indigenous Peoples, News, Politics, Steven Chase, terrorism
The history of the Haudenosaunee (the people who are building a longhouse) is one of unceasing challenges, from without but often also from within. It was no foregone conclusion that the eventual five constituting nations of the “Iroquois League” would accede to the Peacemaker’s vision of unity. Suspicion and hostility posed an enormous impediment to the cause of peace. The impediment obtains to this day.
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Tagged Caledonia, Chris Friel, Haldimand Tract, Handsome Lake, Haudenosaunee, Indian Act, Indigenous Peoples, Iroquois League, Joseph Brant, Onkwehonwe, Six Nations