Doug George-Kanentiio on David Thompson & The Williamstown Fair August 8, 2013

Doug George-Kanentiio on David Thompson & The Williamstown Fair August 8, 2013

CFN – As Mohawks we are taught from infancy to honour our elders, abide by the traditional teachings and accept our ancient values as given to us across the generations. One of the most profound instructions, which should be the foundation for all of our laws, is to do no harm to the rights of […]

Pollutants Threaten Iconic Canadian Bird – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner

Pollutants Threaten Iconic Canadian Bird – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – For all Canadian Cottage goers and summer water seekers the sight and sounds of the Common Loon lift the spirit and add that special something to a retreat spent away from the ‘day to day’ in our down-time spent near the water. The soul stirring call of Canada’s Iconic Loon is experiencing challenges […]

Container gardening for the “land challenged” by Jacqueline Milner

Container gardening for the “land challenged” by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Many people would like to grow some food however they suppose their apartment or small living space will not allow such a project.  Believe it or not, all of us can grow a wee bit of food as long as we have access to some sun and water to feed and nourish our […]

Summer In Full Bloom by Jacqueline Milner “Branches” Exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON

Summer In Full Bloom by Jacqueline Milner  “Branches” Exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON

CFN – Summer is in full bloom and I cannot think of better way to share the splendor and beauty that surrounds us each and every day than through images captured in my backyard this morning.  I just wish I could attach a file which would allow me to share the sweet smell of the milkweed blooms, the wind […]

Mohawks in the War of 1812 May-June 1813 Conflicts Save Canada by Doug George-Kanentiio

Mohawks in the War of 1812  May-June 1813 Conflicts Save Canada  by Doug George-Kanentiio

CFN – As the War of 1812 dragged on through the spring of 1813 many Iroquois were uncertain as to which side they should fight. The British forces had suffered defeats when the colonial capital at York (now Toronto) was captured and burned on April 27 followed by the loss of Ft. George to the American forces […]

Easy Vegetables and Greens for Health by Jacqueline Milner

Easy Vegetables and Greens for Health by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Have you planted any vegetables this year? My planting journey began back in February with an experiment in growing some slips from a sweet potato in water.  I started with three potatoes, commercially bought at the store and came to find out from an experienced gardener that store bought potatoes may present challenges […]

Did Killing the Illegal Cigarette Trade and Temporary Border Crossing Hurt Local Trade in Cornwall Ontario? POLL

Did Killing the Illegal Cigarette Trade and Temporary Border Crossing Hurt Local Trade in Cornwall Ontario? POLL

CFN – Cornwall City Councilor went stumping for some local businesses that are upset that the temporary customs set up here in Cornwall are causing long delays that are impacting local business. He’s right.   They are.   Mostly they are inconveniencing the residents of Akwesasne and their businesses as well.  After all where the tolls are […]

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

CFN – We have a couple of wonderful food events happening this coming week-end in the Cornwall, Ontario area.  We trust all our readers from across the on-line world will take the time to read about these community events as these happenings bring community together to share information about growing and finding wild food sources right […]

Seaway International Bridge Peaceful Protest for Friday May 17th, 2013 – 9:30 AM Akwesasne Cornwall

Seaway International Bridge Peaceful Protest for Friday May 17th, 2013  – 9:30 AM  Akwesasne Cornwall

Cornwall, ON- On Friday, May 17th, 2013 at approximately 09:30 a.m., a peaceful protest will be taking place on the International Bridge. The Cornwall Community Police Service respects the right of all citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Due to the protest activities, the normal flow of traffic leaving and coming into Cornwall […]

Late Breaking News from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

CFN – Submitted Media Advisory What: TED Fellow and American Inventor Sonaar Luthra will be speaking in Cornwall tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm as a special guest of the River Institute and the US Embassy Where: The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences ( 2 St. Lawrence Drive on the St. […]

Insects…an intricate part of the circle of life by Jacqueline Milner.

There are so many life forms that surround us, especially this time of the year.  Crawling, flying, hanging insects are eveywhere, above and below ground.  These tiny creatures are intricately connected to each and everyone of us and I’m certain help to maintain a healthy balance of our world in ways that we have yet […]

Community Day at the 20th Annual River Symposium, Cornwall, Ontario.

CFN – Submitted Article – Interested in Birding, Fishing, Farming or Forests?  The St. Lawrence River Institute is hosting a Community Day, May 16th,  at St. Lawrence College Aultsville Hall, Cornwall, Ontario, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE and the public and students are welcome and encouraged to attend various workshops throughout […]

Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project funded by Ontario Government

Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project funded by Ontario Government

$476,115 Two-Year Project will regulate tobacco at Akwesasne CFN – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne announced today that it received a $476,115 two-year grant from the Government of Ontario to support the development of an Akwesasne Tobacco Law and Regulatory Framework. The “Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project” is one of two First Nation projects in the […]

Easy yard work in chewable chunks with the right tools…Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner.

Easy yard work in chewable chunks with the right tools…Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner.

The warmer weather has finally arrived.  Wonderful!  I’m certain many of us were out getting dirty, cleaning up our yards, and perhaps readying our garden plots for some flowers and vegetables.  Many of us tend to try and get all the tasks done in one day and end up discouraged and very sore the following […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Goodbye Friend – Sad End to a Tree

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner – Goodbye Friend – Sad End to a Tree

CFN – Sadness enveloped my heart as I witnessed a once vibrant life had been snuffed out. Many years ago I first noticed this lovely specimen.  It had taken up residence next to the post box which I travelled to on a regular basis; I couldn’t help but notice its regal stature.  The tree, a Manitoba Maple, […]

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