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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

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,...