Spirits in Unity Column 37 – Rapport – When In Rome – Introduction by Garry “Horsetalker” Meek

Spirits in Unity  Column 37 – Rapport – When In Rome – Introduction by Garry “Horsetalker” Meek

CFN – This Column of “Spirits in Unity” is being published by CFN for the community of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. Today’s column is a compilation of thoughts inspired by various writings, talks and presentations of Horse Masters Pat and Linda Parelli as well as personal experiences with horses. When In Rome, do as the […]

Tobacco smuggling study poorly researched, misleading: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Tobacco smuggling study poorly researched, misleading: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

  TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The results of a cross-border smuggling study conducted and released by the MacDonald Laurier Institute this week is misleading and unfortunately can not be considered objective or accurate due to its lack of fair and thorough research. The Border Integrity, Illicit Tobacco, and Canada’s Security 40-page study takes a broad […]

Spirits in Unity Column 36 – Rapport – Your Affection Quotient – Introduction by Garry “Horsetalker” Meek

Spirits in Unity Column 36 – Rapport – Your Affection Quotient – Introduction by Garry “Horsetalker” Meek

CFN – Today’s column is a compilation of thoughts inspired by various writings, talks and presentations of Horse Masters Pat and Linda Parelli as well as personal experiences with horses. For all those people who give horses loving homes, and for all those kids who are wishing for that special partner, may all your dreams […]

The Polyglot – Edition 2 with Dr. Allyson Eamer

The Polyglot – Edition 2 with Dr. Allyson Eamer

CFN – Did you know that the way in which you give directions reveals a lot about you? Identity and language have a long history of being studied together in anthropology, psychology and sociology, and it’s a good thing or I’d be out of a job. Consider for example the following request “Can you tell […]

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter – by Don Smith

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter – by Don Smith

CFN – Christ is Risen; He is risen indeed! That is the joyful proclamation of Christians around the world this morning. The forty days of Lent, with its sacrificing, penance and almsgiving, have given way to the greatest feast on the Christian calendar, Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus. During the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, […]

Health made Simple – with Doctor Razz – Edition 3

Health made Simple – with Doctor Razz – Edition 3

“The Truth about Orthotics”, What your Orthotist should know, but might not be telling you! CFN – Orthotic devices, footbeds, have a multitude of applications. To properly prescribe them the health care provider must have a clear understanding of the biomechanics of the lower limb. Analyzing Gait, and the perturbations away from normal gait, is […]

The Pulse of the Community: Port of Entry dividing Cornwall & Akwesasne – by Don Smith

The Pulse of the Community:  Port of Entry dividing Cornwall & Akwesasne – by Don Smith

CFN -Upon completion of the new low-level bridge connecting Cornwall Ontario with Cornwall Island,where should the new Canadian Port of Entry be located, asks Atahontsison. This young Akwesasne resident, with the support of community leaders such as District Chief Brian David (far right in above photo), is seeking to read the pulse of the community. […]

Ottawa based Angel Divinations for what ails you

Ottawa based Angel Divinations for what ails you

“Spirituality is connecting with the truth of who you are. It can contain religious teachings, but it is not contained by any one religious teaching or teacher. Spirituality crosses cultures, creeds, and countries. It has no borders, not even the atmosphere of our planet. It is not an escape from life, but rather fully embracing […]

Inalienable Rights and Freedoms – hot topic at Canadians for Language Fairness Brunch

Inalienable Rights and Freedoms – hot topic at Canadians for Language Fairness Brunch

Vars – Inalienable Rights and Freedoms were the topic of conversation at the 2nd Annual Canadians for Language Fairness St Patrick’s Day sell-out brunch at KC’s Country Inn in Vars as supporters came from as far away as: Collingwood, Marmora, Kingston and Belleville. Information and laughter flowed continuously for this fundraising event that lasted over […]

Canadians woefully uninformed about Constitution and Charter as “Constitution Day” approaches on March 29th

Canadians woefully uninformed about Constitution and Charter as “Constitution Day” approaches on March 29th

CFN –  With Constitution Day (March 29th) fast approaching, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has revealed a startling lack of basic knowledge among Canadians about Canada’s Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Among other findings: •Barely half of Canadians surveyed (53%) knew that Canada’s original constitution came into force on […]

UPDATED (Poll added) -Let’s talk about the border crossing: Chief Brian David & Idle No More Ahkwesáhsne – a CFN Exclusive!

UPDATED (Poll added) -Let’s talk about the border crossing:  Chief Brian David & Idle No More Ahkwesáhsne – a CFN Exclusive!

CFN – In 2009, a disagreement between Canada Border Services Agency and residents of Akwesasne (alternately spelled Ahkwesáhsne) resulted in the CBSA temporarily re-locating the Canadian Port of Entry to nearby Cornwall. The temporary situation became a long term pain for natives and non-natives and one which has negatively impacted the impression of travellers passing through Cornwall. […]

Open letter to Premier Pauline Marois on Bill 101’s impact on languages of Onkwehón:we / Indigenous People

Open letter to Premier Pauline Marois on Bill 101’s impact on languages of Onkwehón:we / Indigenous People

February 20, 2013 Re: Follow-up of letter of request for a meeting dated October 22, 2012 To: Premier Pauline Marois Dear Premier Marois: This letter is a follow-up to a letter dated last October 22, 2012, requesting a meeting with you and your Ministers regarding the impact of Bill 101 on Indigenous languages. While I […]