The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks

By Doug George-Kanentiio I have written previously about the current issues involving the use of cannabis and its attendant controversy began with the racial fanaticism of Harry J. Anslinger, the director of the US office of...

Legal Briefs

By Judge Joan Skhane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: Trial level courts in New York State handle trials and decisions...

Meatless March: Do you accept the challenge?

By Matt DeCristo A few years back, my friends and I decided to test our dietary fortitude and flex our willpower by committing to Meatless March. You may have heard about the challenge, and it’s pretty...

Colorism

By Cassandra Harris-Lockwood We are constantly bombarded with messages in our world. Some we become aware of slowly and sometimes not at all. Just because we’re not consciously aware of these things does not mean...

A Fresh Perspective: Tipping

By Matt DeCristo Here’s a Tip – let’s stop tipping… “Reservoir Dogs” is one of my all-time favorite movies. If you haven’t watched it, the opening scene depicts a group of criminals at a breakfast table...

STDs on the Rise

By Phoenix Staff Today’s world is a highly sexualized culture. The music, the imagery the messaging and social media and sexting all drive adolescents to become sexually active. Unwanted pregnancies are often referred to as...

Doula Digest: Licensed Professional Midwifes

By Namoi Starsiak On Jan. 18th, 2019 the state of Alabama issued licenses for five Certified Professional Midwifes to practice. The last time that state issued a license to a CPM was in 1976. New York...

Musings about Grief, Loss, & Life

By Dave Roberts “All parents must carry within them biographies of their children, unwritten but available at a moment’s notice.” - Disaster Falls: a family story by Stephane Gerson I wrote and gave the eulogy at...

Troublemaking: A Mohawk Tradition and the Heroes of Alcatraz

By Doug George-Kanentiio One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand. It was no mere chance that Skennenrahowi,...

FTG Board Member Denise Price A Standout Behind the Scenes

By Lori Workman My sister, Denise Prince, is someone who likes to do things in the background. Certainly not the spot light! She takes care of everyone but the elders and kids are her thing.  She...
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