Author Archives: Benjamin

Edge of the Rez Podcast Website and Design


Within the Haudenosaunee tradition the “wood’s edge (Tsi Karhakta)” is a place of transition. It is a point where the world of your making is met with the uncertainty of the realms beyond. It is also where travelers are met and defined. A place where strangers are made into family. This “edge of the rez podcast” will bring you into my small world – a place where the world of one Native American family will open up for you to share.

Corn Press, Mohawk Publisher


Welcome to Corn Press Publishing! We’re a team of doers who love to grow, build, create and explore the world around us. We invite you to join us in the quest to enrich life through hands-on activities and experiences.

Hot Soup, Soup of the Day Website and Design


HOT SOUP, salads & toasted sandwiches – seasonal ingredients, freshly prepared every day. Produce supplied by Mohawk Farmer

Two Row Times – A first nations media website


Two Row Times website is a fast growing venture, with many features that help reach a wide audience.

The Two Row Times is a free weekly news publication aimed at reaching the Ontario-wide Native market as well as Haudenosaunee communities in the United States. We used our pre-launch issue to introduce our project and our team. The first full issue of the Two Row Times launched with a print run of 20,000 copies on August 21st. 2013, and is now distributed on every reserve in Ontario and in neighboring non-Native communities.

Visit: TwoRowTimes.com

Cannabis Growers of Grand River Country


The Cannabis Growers of Grand River Country society is an association of cannabis businesses within the Grand River Country that are dedicated to building a non-colonial, free and fair craft cannabis economy. It was founded on the belief that every Mohawk National and such others of the Six Nations Confederacy (including but not limited to Canadians) retain the right to access high-quality, locally grown cannabis from a craft cannabis producer of their choosing, and that the best way to produce cannabis is to empower local entrepreneurs to create jobs and support their local economy.

Mohawk Farmer


Mohawk Farms is led by Benjamin Doolittle a fraternal member of the Sha’tekari:wate; one of nine sub-clans of the Mohawk (Kanien’kehá:ka) Confederacy.

Benjamin initially got his start in growing while working with his Great-Grandfather Daniel Butler. This experience is what solidified Benjamin’s desire to continue working in an agricultural capacity.

Mohawk Farmer

 

BTFDNews – A news media website and social campaign


Support one of Canada’s upcoming independent voices for social change and environmental justice.

BTFDNews’s lifespan will be directly tied to the amount of time and energy our writers spend, and from the ongoing community support of readers like you who recognize the value of independent media and believe in BTFDNews’s ability to serve the community with a focus on collaborative writing, open journalism and analysis that provides a unique view on local issues that matter to everyone.

As a volunteer-driven, non-profit publication, BTDNews does not use ads to generate funds and currently with limited financial input that covers only a fraction of the cost of production, we couldn’t be more grateful when those who are able choose to give a little more. In exchange for your contribution, we’ll include your name on our donor list. (unless you prefer to remain anonymous).

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Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford


The site was set up for the Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford as a point of contact for news, events and volunteer schedule.

Established in either 1142 or 1451, the Five Nations Iroquois confederacy consisted of the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. When the Tuscaroras joined in 1712 the union adapted the name Haudenosaunee, which translates to mean “People building a longhouse”.

In treaties and other colonial documents they were known as the “Six Nations.”  While each tribe controlled its own domestic affairs, the council at Onondaga controlled matters that referred to the nation as a whole. Similarly, despite the fact that all spoke the same language, each tribe had a distinct dialect of its own. Thus not only did the Iroquois provide a strong government and military base to protect their farmland, they also formed one of the nation’s earliest and strongest diplomacies.

The Geographic boundaries of Brantford, Six nations Domain are unbound and transcend the political boundaries of the Corporation of the City of Brantford and will continue to grow as we develop a demographic of our members.

Mission
Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford offers programs, services and events to enrich personal, peer and Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni good governance relationships.

Vision
Everyone in Brantford has the opportunity to engage and participate in their distinct and extrinsic community. Building a mechanism to help both communities determine who is Haudenosaunee & who is Raseron:ni.

Values
We believe that everyone has the opportunity to participate;
We believe in community development through partnerships and collaboration;
We believe volunteerism is the foundation of our organization;
We believe in creating a safe, fun environment for all;
We believe in transparency, confidentiality and respect for one another and our community.

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Grand River Country – A Documentary about national liberation


The site was made to be very minimal, with a focus on social sharing and information awareness. The social media campaign is lead by DP, and the film is in pre-production.

In response to the White Paper, the Chiefs issued a proclamation on November 10, 1969 an ‘Iroquois Declaration of Independence’ proclaiming Six Nations sovereignty, a claim immediately refuted by the Minister of DIAND. Chrétien argued the position of the Six Nations Confederacy was “invalid” and the sovereignty of Canada precluded any concept of a nation within a nation.

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Kanienkeha – An Endandered Mohawk Language Website


This is a language site that I built as a personal pet project that Helps me learn the Mohawk Language. There is a lot of features to the site and a lot of information to help the viewer become familiar with the endangered status of the Mohawk language. A forum helps build a community zone to test new words or share stories and internet media with other like-minded people.

The design was made to let the viewer have some fun elements that will eventually be slightly more animated. A dark background was used to lower the impact of the prolonged use of the site. With a mobile-first approach, the site will meet and size dimensions.

A social media was fully themed using the website’s graphics, and playful colors. @mohdictionary was chosen for the English familiarity.

Visit the site at these domains.

Visit our Social Media

If you want to donate to this awesome project.

Benjamin Doolittle Estate


This is the Benjamin Doolittle Estate website. It was built for posting public information about the Estate.

Visit Website: benjamindoolittle.com

Without Canada


The site was created by the WITHOUTCANADA Foundation and Trust as a building tool to induce discussion on the Constitutional Paradox and Superposition, a kind of legal purgatory (likened to the Schrödinger’s Cat in a box quantum theory). This is an attempt to remedy the Canadian “geo-political” entanglement and constitutional paradox.

Afishie


This website was made for Afishionado and Friends, a video stream series featuring World of Tanks, and other games available online.

Visit: afishie.com

Clan Mother Board


This site was a great learning experience, the project is still ongoing and will be updated with more traditional stories, and discussions on the great way of peace of the haudenosaunee.  We added a dynamic custom fields system to have a clan finder type automated chart. A very interesting project.

KillBill c10


KillBill c10 was created for local and global awareness of the Bill c10 introduced by the House of Commons, a bill that is seen as anti-peace to the relationship between crown and first nations