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Ratification vote brings controversial land and $25M into Mohawk control

After 17 years of negotiation, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council announced Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, that the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte had ratified the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Agreement. This Agreement will restore 299.43 acres of land to the administration and control of the Mohawks of

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Local man seeks to change the name of Indian Road in Kingston

When Daniel Shipp saw that a street sign in his Strathcona Park neighbourhood had been stolen overnight, he guessed the act of vandalism might have more meaning than met the eye. The sign on Indian Road has been a concern for Shipp and some of his community members for years,

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Indigenous water walk protests poor water

Ten people, Indigenous and their allies, walked from Kingston to Parliament Hill with a copper pail in hand as part of an annual water walk. “Mr. Trudeau said he’d give all of our people fresh water, clean water on our territories,” said Kingston resident, Lisa Cadue, who organized the walk.

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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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KFPL encouraging enrollment in University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is encouraging lifelong learners to enroll in the University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course. To support this learning opportunity, the library is also running a conversational program over Zoom immediately following each week’s lesson. When we know better, we can do better, KFPL said in

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LDSB’s first Indigenous Student Trustee says student voice is number one

Three months into an usual school year, Quanah Traviss has a lot on his plate. The Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) year five student is adjusting to the octomester system, is missing his high school band, and looking ahead to graduation. He has also taken on the unique challenge

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Locals stage sunrise demonstration against Trans Mountain Pipeline

A group of activists gathered early on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to stage a demonstration against the Trans Mountain Pipeline. About 15 people met at the Pollution statue along the King Street West waterfront at 6:30 a.m. to hang banners, distribute flyers and hold a small vigil. Their demonstration coincided

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Kingston residents march in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers

A march in solidarity with fishers of the Mi’kmaw nation in Nova Scotia took place on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, starting at McBurney Park at 11:30 a.m. Approximately a dozen people came out in the wind and rain to sing, drum and to walk from the park, down Princess Street

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Mayor responds to petition to remove Macdonald statue

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he is aware of an online petition launched this Thursday, Jun. 10, 2020, calling for the removal of a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. “My view is that I have seen the petition, but I am also

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