Why I did not go to meet the Pope: a Mohawk Perspective

By Doug George-Kanentiio | Columnist  Our group, the Akwesasronon Shonatatakeronon, were not involved in the planning of the visit by Pope Francis. I was concerned that our concerns would be ignored or filtered through others...

Column: ‘When the Serpents Devour Themselves’

By Doug George-Kanentiio | Columnist Six years ago I wrote a column in response to the plans by an oil pipeline company to build across the sacred territory of the Lakota people at Standing Rock....

Haudenosaunee Iroquois: We Don’t Want an Apology; We Want Justice

By Doug George-Kanentiio Native American children sitting outside the steps of the Mohawk Institute. (Photo submitted by Doug George Kanentiio). There is a reason why the Six Nations-Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were not invited to Rome to meet...

Natives Have the Highest Rate of Death by Cops

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by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk          I, along with millions of others, watched the trial of Derek Chauvin, 45, charged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the killing of George Floyd, 46, on May 25, 2020. Numerous...

Bering Strait “Theory” A Myth

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Bering Strait “Theory” A Myth ©by Doug George-Kanentiio   Imagine you are part of a small group of nomadic hunters, compelled for some unknown reason to leave your territory and drift to the northeast. Your journey may take...

My Friend Was Killed Running from a Canadian Residential School by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne...

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My Friend Was Killed Running from a Canadian Residential School by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk   On a clear September evening at 5:14 pm in the west end of Toronto my friend, 13 year old Joey Commanda,...

Why Wear Orange?

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  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...