The Haudenosaunee Ceremony of Midwinter

By: Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwasasne Mohawk One of the most important gatherings among the People of the Longhouse is the annual ritual of thanksgiving, renewal, and repentance called Midwinter. Among the People of the Flint (the Mohawks),...

The Chief Irv Powless: Legend and Friend

  By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk I met the late Onondaga rotiane, Irv Powless, forty years ago when I enrolled as a student at Syracuse University in 1977. In my class were a number of Onondagas...

The Maple: Chief of all Trees

By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk When the Creator, Sonkweiiateson in Mohawk, planted the trees of the world, a decision was made to make Wahta-the Maple-the chief of all trees. Not only did the Maple carry the...

The Doctrine of Discovery and the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

A talk by Douglas M. George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica DOUGLAS M. GEORGE-KANENTIIO was born and raised on the shores of the Kaniatarowanenneh (St. Lawrence) River on...

Iroquois Governance in 2018

By: Doug George Kanentiio, Akwesasne-Mohawk There are presently three types of administrative agencies on Iroquois reservations within New York state: elected, of which there are two, and traditional, which number four and two others which...

Why Native Americans Should Welcome Southern Kin

By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk   Our Native American ancestors have a wonderful tradition of welcoming those in need to our lands. I am from the Mohawk Nation which is part of the Iroquois Confederacy and...

Trump Shows Ignorance About Code Talkers and Their Nations

By: Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk On November 27 US President Donald Trump demonstrated his ignorance and insensitivity towards Native people when he welcomed the Navajo Code Talkers to the White House in Washington, DC.Meant to...

The Life of a Great Mohawk

By Doug George-Kanentiio Some would say he was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, an expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his native language...

What Would the Peacemaker Do?

By Doug George Kanentiio- Akwesasne Mohawk Bear Clan Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as...
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