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...

No Signs of Natives in Utica: Why Not?

By Doug George-Kanentiio 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 Station and the Conklin...

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...

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...

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...

The Roots of Rez Life

by Doug George-Kanentiio Mohawk Akwasasne The Laws of Burgos was enacted by Spain on December 27th, 1512 in response to the massive slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Native people in the Caribbean by the...

Iroquois Prophecy and People at Standing Rock

By: Doug George Kanentiio The power and influence of prophecy among the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) has been a central part of our culture since the birth of the league of peace long before the...

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),...

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...
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