England's rugby crossroads: Arundell's dilemma and women's Six Nations glory https://noah-news.com/gb/en/rugby-union/2023/12/08/englands-rugby-crossroads-arundells-dilemma-and-womens-six-nations-glory #EnglandRugby #HenryArundell #SixNations
Biden backs Indigenous lacrosse team for 2028 Olympics but it's an uphill fight : NPR
England's women's rugby team triumphs with Grand Slam win as football side faces Olympic heartache https://noah-news.com/gb/en/rugby-union/2023/12/08/englands-womens-rugby-team-triumphs-with-grand-slam-win-as-football-side-faces-olympic-heartache #SixNations #Women'sRugby #GrandSlam
Farrell out of 2024 Six Nations as England captain takes break from international rugby
#OwenFarrell #SixNations #Eurosport #Saracens #England #Rugby
Wed, November 22, 2023
"Thanksgiving is almost upon us, a time when many #Americans gather together to eat turkey and talk about what they’re most thankful for. Growing up in the #UnitedStates, almost everyone can recall the 'First Thanksgiving' story they were told in elementary school: how the local #Wampanoag #NativeAmericans sat down with the #pilgrims of #Plymouth Colony in 1621, in what is now present-day #Massachusetts, for a celebratory feast.
"However, this story is far from the truth - which is why many people opt out of celebrating the controversial holiday.
"For many #Indigenous communities throughout the US, Thanksgiving remains a National Day of Mourning - a reminder of the devastating #genocide and #displacement that occurred at the hands of European #colonisers following their arrival in the Americas.
"Every year since 1970, #IndigenousPeople and their allies have even gathered near #PlymouthRock to commemorate a National #DayOfMourning on the day of Thanksgiving. 'Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the erasure of Native cultures,' states the official website for the United American Indians of New England. 'Participants in National Day of Mourning honour Indigenous #ancestors and Native resilience. It is a day of #remembrance and #spiritual connection, as well as a #protest against the #racism and #oppression that Indigenous people continue to experience #worldwide.'
"This year, the 54th annual National Day of Mourning takes place on 23 November - the same day as Thanksgiving. While not everyone can support the event in person, there are still many ways people can raise awareness toward issues affecting Indigenous communities from wherever they are - by '#decolonising' their Thanksgiving dinner.
"#Decolonisation can be defined as the active resistance against #settlerColonialism and a shifting of power towards Indigenous sovereignty. Of course, it’s difficult to define decolonisation without putting it into practice, writes Eve Tuck and K Wayne Yang in their essay, #Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor. Rather, one of the most radical and necessary moves toward decolonisation requires imagining and enacting a future for Indigenous peoples - a future based on terms of their own making.
"Matt Hooley is an assistant professor in the department of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Dartmouth College, where he teaches about US colonial powers and Indigenous cultural production. 'Decolonisation is a beautiful and difficult political horizon that should guide our actions everyday, including during holidays like Thanksgiving,' he tells The Independent. 'Of course, Thanksgiving is a particularly relevant holiday to think about decolonisation because the way many people celebrate it involves connecting ‘the family’ to a colonial myth in which colonialism is inaccurately imagined as a peaceful event in the past.'
"By decolonising our Thanksgiving, we can celebrate the holiday with new traditions that honour a future in which Indigenous people are celebrated. This year, we can start by understanding the real history behind Thanksgiving as told by actual Indigenous communities.
"While Americans mainly dedicate one day a year to give thanks, Indigenous communities express gratitude every day with the #Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address - often called: 'The words that come before all else.' The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address is the central prayer and invocation for the #HaudenosauneeConfederacy, which comprises the #SixNations - #Mohawk, #Oneida, #Onondaga, #Cayuga, #Seneca, and #Tuscarora. When one recites the Thanksgiving Address, they’re giving thanks for all life and the natural world around them.
"According to Hooley, one of the most straightforward actions people can take to decolonise their Thanksgiving includes supporting Indigenous land acknowledgments and land back movements. #LandBack is an ongoing Indigenous-led movement which seeks to return ancestral lands to Indigenous people and the recognition of Indigenous #sovereignty. While the movement is nowhere near new, it received international attention in 2016 during protests against the #DakotaAccesSPipeline - which continues to disrupt land and #water sources belonging to the #StandingRockSioux Tribe.
"This year, sit down with family and friends to discuss an action plan and highlight the concrete steps you plan on taking to support Indigenous communities. 'Another, even simpler way would be to begin participating in what’s called a ‘Voluntary Land Tax,’ whereby non-Indigenous people contribute a recurring tax to the tribal communities whose land you occupy,' said Hooley.
"Food is perhaps the most important part of the Thanksgiving holiday, with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes taking center stage. However, there are many ways we can make sure our dinner tables honour Indigenous futurisms too. Donald A Grinde, Jr is a professor emeritus in the department of Africana and American Studies at the University at Buffalo. Grinde - who is a member of the #YamasseeNation - tells The Independent that crops such as #corn, #beans, #squash, #tomatoes, and #potatoes are central to #IndigenousHistory and future.
"'A good thing is to be thankful for the abundance in the fall and note that Native people created over 60 percent of modern #agricultural #crops,' he said. 'People can be thankful for the crops that Native people created, #medicines created, and traditions about #democracy, #WomensRights and #environmental rights.'
"Rather than buying food from major corporations this year, Hooly also recommended people consciously source their Thanksgiving dinner from Indigenous producers. 'Industrial agriculture is one of the most devastating contributors to the destruction of land and water everywhere, including on Indigenous land,' he said. 'Instead of buying food grown or made by colonial corporations, people could buy their food from Indigenous producers, or even simply make a greater effort to buy locally grown food or not to buy meat harvested from industrial farms.'
"Thanksgiving is just a day away. While it’s important that we’re actively working toward highlighting Indigenous communities on this special holiday, decolonisation efforts are something that should be done year-round.
"'People can also learn about political priorities of the Indigenous communities near them and support those priorities by speaking to their representatives, participating in a protest, or by making sure that their local school and library boards are including Indigenous texts in local community education,' Hooley said."
Dupont 'in sevens training from January', say France Rugby as star set to miss Six Nations
#AntoineDupont #SixNations #Eurosport #Toulouse #France #Rugby
Dupont set to miss Six Nations with France in favour of Paris Olympics
#SixNations #Eurosport #Rugby
The new elected chief of Six Nations of the Grand River, Sherri-Lyn Hill, says her first priority is strengthening the community from within.
"This involves fostering better communication, nurturing our culture and ensuring that the needs of every member are met," Hill told reporters in the council chambers Wednesday.
@schlupf Moin, laut meinen Kenntnisstand hat #morethansports.tv die Rechte für die #SixNations noch ein weiteres Jahr. sprich die sollten wieder kostenlos streambar sein mit dt. Kommentar. Der Sender überträgt auch jede Woche einzelne Spiel der englischen Liga (#Premiership) und dann ein Großteil des #HeinekenCup (besten Teams der #URC, der frz. #Top14 und der englischen Liga).
Ansonsten lassen sich die SixNation Spiele auch immer gut mit Zug erreichen oder mit der Fähre Amsterdam-Newcastle ;)
@RugbyNerd Hey, meine Familie und ich sind jetzt auch total angefixt und würden ungern die nächsten 4 Jahre auf #Rugby verzichten wollen. Hast du 'nen Tipp, wie man zwischendrin in Deutschland die #SixNations möglichst günstig und stressfrei auf den Fernseher bekommt? Ideal wäre auch eine Option für #SuperRugbyPacific und Spiele der #AllBlacks, weil wir alle 'nen leichten Crush für Damian McKenzie entwickelt haben...
I usually root for #Wales (#Cymru), #Scotland, #France (#LesBleus) in the #SixNations. Even made it to the then #MilleniumStadium in #Cardiff to watch Manu #Samoa beat Wales a few years ago, very good game and met some Wales fans before the match (I was the one near the bottom rows holding a large Samoa flag 🇹🇼). Then I headed to #Paris for #FRAvSAM match (our loss, especially the own goal).
It's nice to see #Ireland become so good, again.
Whispers freighted with odour swinging into the air,
Russet needles as censers swing to an altar, where
The angels’ songs are less divine
Than duo sung twixt breeze and pine.
- From “The Happy Hunting Grounds” by Six Nations Mohawk poet E. Pauline Johnson, early 20th century
#IndigenousPoet #Mohawk @indigenousauthors #EcoPoetry #Poetry #SixNations #Indigedon #IndigenousMastodon
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Indigenous Roots of Robbie Robertson’s Rock & Roll Revolution
Music called Americana was created by a Jewish-Canadian-Cayuga-Mohawk
Robbie Robertson's First Nation / #SixNations heritage (#Cayuga, #Mohawk). Known for his songwriting and work with #TheBand, guitarist. Favorite movie "The Last Waltz", I went especially to the theater when it premiered to see it. He created more #indigenous inspired music later in his career. #RIP #RobbieRobertson #Indigenous
Peyote Healing - Robbie Robertson
Nia:wen kowa for posting this about Kanienʼkehá꞉ka – (The people of the flint). You beat me to the punch. https://kolektiva.social/@decolonialatlas/110690268632792411
I was born and raised in "The Land Where the Partridge Drums" and remember this well. The taking of the bridge and blockade by Mohawk people will always be remembered. OutOfExile_IDR–Invisible Disability Rights gives thanks and honor. Niawen!!
Read more about the history of this event in detail from three different perspectives linked below.
Warrior Publications: https://warriorpublications.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/oka-crisis-1990/
Book cover image courtesy of–
"This Land is Our Land: The Mohawk Revolt at Oka" Check out the book free, here:
Canadian Encyclopedia: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oka-crisis
Les Bleues étaient menées 33-0 à la mi-temps... cruel, bcp de regrets...
🌹🙌 The Red Roses have done it! 🙌🌹
FT: 🏴 England 38-33 France 🇫🇷
England seal a fifth successive Six Nations title and the Grand Slam with victory at Twickenham 👏
#SixNations domination complete ✅
Federal worker strike closes schools on Six Nations
Federal worker strike closes schools on Six Nations
Today in 1796, Molly Brant (Konwatsi'tsiaienni) died in Kingston. During the American Revolution, she served as an intermediary between the British & Iroquois. She is commemorated each April 16 in the Anglican Church calendar.
No portrait exists, so I generated this image.
#NewDetails about the #HaudenosauneeDevelopmentInstitute multi-million dollar operation — including #undisclosed success fees, limited #PublicParticipation & #ConflictOfInterest emerged after new court documents were filed Monday in the #MensFire effort to stop #HDIs application to intervene in #SixNations #LandClaim .
Six Nations squad captures provincial hockey title
The Six Nations Blackhawks captured the gold medal at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association Tier 2 tournament, which concluded April 2 in Barrie.
This is believed to be the first time in more than a decade that a Six Nations squad won an OMHA championship.
Zwischenzeitlich hatte ich nicht mehr damit gerechnet, aber #DieEierköpfe haben letzte Woche Folge 100 ihres #Rugby #Podcast veröffentlicht. Neben (berechtigten) Selbstabfeiern werden die #SixNations ausführlich nachbesprochen.
Also auf den nächsten 100 ohne mehrmonatige Pausen :D
20:40 Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester
16:30 Bristol Bears vs Harlequins (WH vom 12.03.)
18:25 London Irish vs Northampton Saints
Am Sonntag dann Wiederholung der beiden Livespiele (Facons vs Glouster und Irish vs Saints).
Daneben starten am Wochenende die Women's Six Nations, welche in Dtl. aber nur über VPN zu schauen sind.
Ireland clinch grand slam after victory over 14-man England https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/18/ireland-england-six-nations-rugby-union-match-report #rugby #sixnations
It's not over yet. The future #6Nations stars are doing their thing tomorrow afternoon with Ireland U20s chasing the grand slam too
🏴 🇫🇷 :irish_rugby: 🇮🇹 🏴 🏴
Tell your friends, we'd love to see a bigger crowd for #RWC2023
Find your local server: http://mastodon-near.me
It's got to be weird that one of the country's national anthems is also the national anthem of 3¼ of the countries in the tournament.