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Why Wear Orange?

  by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk Mohawk Institute Survivor No. 4-8-2-738 People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange. This began in 2013 when Phyllis Jack-Webstad of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem...

The Mohawk People Have Spoken

         by Doug George-Kanentiio On July 1 the Akwesasne community demonstrated in the most powerful way its desire to address the terrible effects residential schools have had on the people and to support those who survived...

Palestinians are Natives

  by Doug George-Kanentiio Under the provisions of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), of which Israel is a signatory, the Palestinian people are native and have a right to live...

US Rep. Debra Haaland, a Pathfinder for all Natives

©by Doug George-Kanentiio One of the great privileges in being married to Joanne Shenandoah is the opportunity to travel across the world and throughout North America to assist in her performances and to meet the...

Indigenous Musicians Merit Centre Stage: We Will Not Remain Silent

by Doug George-Kanentiio Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World premiered on PBS two years ago, on January 19/2019. This remarkable, and long overdue, show featured Indigenous musicians who have had significant impact on contemporary and...

Mohawk Numbers One to Ten and the Creation Story by Doug George-Kanentiio

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Featured: Doug George-Kanentiio Creation stories are essential to understanding all human societies since these narratives define place, origin, spirituality, psychology, social-gender relations and in some instances politics. It summarizes what a people value and how they perceive the universe...

Trump Calls Soldiers Losers and Suckers

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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...