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The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua

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by Peter Jemison

I want to talk about our original treaties. Not only did we make treaties with the United States, we also made treaties with other foreign countries. The first one was made with the Dutch. We used a wampum belt with two parallel lines on a field of white. Wampum belts help us to commemorate and remember our treaties.

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Mother Earth has Rights

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by Kathy Kern

In 2003, I saw a documentary, The Corporation, that explored the concept of “personhood” granted to US corporations by the Supreme Court through the 14th amendment. That decision essentially meant that corporations had the same legal rights as actual human beings.

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