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...

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...

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...

The Haudenosaunee Ceremony of Midwinter

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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),...

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...

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...

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...

Trump Shows Ignorance About Code Talkers and Their Nations

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By: Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk On November 27 US President Donald Trump demonstrated his ignorance and insensitivity towards Native people when he welcomed the Navajo Code Talkers to the White House in Washington, DC.Meant to...

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...

Iroquois Governance in 2018

By: Doug George Kanentiio, Akwesasne-Mohawk There are presently three types of administrative agencies on Iroquois reservations within New York state: elected, of which there are two, and traditional, which number four and two others which...