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...

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...

Why Native Americans Should Welcome Southern Kin

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By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk   Our Native American ancestors have a wonderful tradition of welcoming those in need to our lands. I am from the Mohawk Nation which is part of the Iroquois Confederacy and...

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...

The Chief Irv Powless: Legend and Friend

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  By Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk I met the late Onondaga rotiane, Irv Powless, forty years ago when I enrolled as a student at Syracuse University in 1977. In my class were a number of Onondagas...

The Doctrine of Discovery and the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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A talk by Douglas M. George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Utica DOUGLAS M. GEORGE-KANENTIIO was born and raised on the shores of the Kaniatarowanenneh (St. Lawrence) River on...

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...

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...

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...

What Would the Peacemaker Do?

By Doug George Kanentiio- Akwesasne Mohawk Bear Clan Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as...