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...

Strawberry-the food of the Skyworld

  By Doug George-Kanentiio Akwasasne Mohawk Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant-called Niihontesha. It is a unique plant as its seeds are outside of the skin of the berry...

United Nations Marks 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Doug George-Kanentiio - Akwasasne Mohawk Bear Clan For two days, April 27-28, my wife, Joanne Shenandoah, and I attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City. There were a number...

The Peacemaker as An Astronomer: Celebrating the Next Eclipse

By Doug George-Kanentiio - Akwasasne Mohawk Bear Clan Consider this: the Peacemaker had to have had formal training as anastronomer and mathematician. How else could he have managed to time the birth of the Confederacy...

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 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...

Trump Calls Soldiers Losers and Suckers

Every Political Candidate Must Condemn His Insults to the Military By Doug George Kanentiio Akwasane Mohawk My brother is S/Sgt Daniel William George, a retired US Marine from the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. He served with...

No Signs of Natives in Utica: Why Not?

By Doug George-Kanentiio- Akwasasne Mohawk Bear Clan A casual exploration of the city of Utica and its immediate suburbs reveals glimpses of its history; from the former State Asylum to the Grace Church, the Union...

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 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...
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