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...

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 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...

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 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...

Who Endures? Iroquois Stories, Survival In Rough Times-By Doug George-Kanentiio-Akasasne Mohawk Bear Clan

By: Doug George-Kanentiio There once was a man who lived in fear about the future. He foresaw a time when there would be hunger and poverty when the climate would be one of long cold...

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...

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...

It’s American Music, but Where are the Natives?

by Doug-George Kanentiio The music of America was rightfully indigenous for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the immigrants from the east. Not only drums and flutes by the power of the human...

Confederacy Takes in Many Nations: We Are Many Peoples

by Doug George-Kanentiio "I think no institutional achievement of mankind exceeds it (the Confederacy) in either wisdom or intelligence" John Collier, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1933-1945. One of the great things the Rotinosionni Confederacy has done is...
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