Ontario judge riles an Indian community, as Rez Fox fleeces a revered civic leader

OHSWEKEN, ON — An Ontario Superior court judge has rejected the argument of one of the Six Nations’ most prolific businessmen and civic leaders.  Ken Hill, co-owner of Grand River Enterprises, the manufacturer of Seneca brand cigarettes, asserts that Haudenosaunee laws trump Ontario family law when it comes to Indigenous families. Hill is fighting a claim by ex-partner, Brittany Beaver to pay $33,183 per month in child support … Continue reading Ontario judge riles an Indian community, as Rez Fox fleeces a revered civic leader

Bronfman sisters planning a major philanthropic effort on Aboriginal entrepreneurship

It has been widely rumored that Clare and Sara Bronfman, heiresses to the Seagrams’ liquor fortune and daughters of the late philanthropist Edgar Bronfman, are planning “a major philanthropic campaign on Aboriginal entrepreneurship and business development,” says a source with knowledge of the sisters’ thinking. The source tells The Chronicle that the Bronfman sisters have been personally moved by the national conversation on Aboriginal issues created by Gord … Continue reading Bronfman sisters planning a major philanthropic effort on Aboriginal entrepreneurship

Development dealings to determine Seneca presidency

The presidency of the Seneca Nation of Indians is typically decided at a caucus of candidates within the Seneca Party, a dominant political force within the Nation that controls the Tribal Council and the gaming corporation’s Board of Directors. The six term former President Barry Snyder, who currently serves as Chairman of the gaming corporation, largely controls the party. Snyder has been widely criticized for … Continue reading Development dealings to determine Seneca presidency

Buffalo must take full view of Grover Cleveland

BY TERRENCE ROBINSON The impact of the people of Buffalo on the nation and the world is a topic that is discussed from time to time among the women of the city, as they are known for their sagacious discernment. Even periods of time and places seemingly far remote do not escape memory or thoughtful rumination of our politically astute female pundits. A pleasant conversation … Continue reading Buffalo must take full view of Grover Cleveland

Will Obama Administration recognize Haudenosaunee right of return?

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy established the oldest still existent constitutional democracy in the world. It was founded in 1142 at Onondaga Lake, what would be the capitol of the polity for over 650 years. The alliance of 50 chiefs — appointed by clan families of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk Nations — whose ancestral lands are in central New York, came to dominate a broad swath of … Continue reading Will Obama Administration recognize Haudenosaunee right of return?