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Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals (August 12, 2019)

Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks celebrate the most wonderful of skyworld gifts
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks celebrate the most wonderful of skyworld gifts (July 8, 2019)

Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes (May 29, 2019)

It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Law firms smell big pay day for Indian school abuse
Doug George-Kanentiio: Law firms smell big pay day for Indian school abuse (May 3, 2019)

I know one thing: we must not cede our rights to be heard and to demand justice.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Colonial governments make money off of stolen land
Doug George-Kanentiio: Colonial governments make money off of stolen land (April 16, 2019)

An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Creator gave the maple tree to the people
Doug George-Kanentiio: How the Creator gave the maple tree to the people (March 29, 2019)

The Iroquois invented maple syrup and the technology which went into taking sap and making it into that most delicious of sweeteners.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Natives are fighting Natives over marijuana
Doug George-Kanentiio: Natives are fighting Natives over marijuana (February 28, 2019)

Marijuana was given to the human people to do exactly what it does best: heal.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Native patriots at Alcatraz paved the way for all of us
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native patriots at Alcatraz paved the way for all of us (January 30, 2019)

One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe appeals loss in patent case to Supreme Court (January 16, 2019)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the nation's highest court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe fully funded for now with no end in sight to shutdown
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe fully funded for now with no end in sight to shutdown (January 11, 2019)

The federal government shutdown negatively impacts the ability of the United States to fulfill their trust obligations to all Indian nations across the country.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's come together and express our thanks
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's come together and express our thanks (November 19, 2018)

During these communal rituals we sing, dance and share the bounties of harvest and the hunt.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise
Doug George-Kanentiio: Elizabeth Warren deserves our praise (October 17, 2018)

Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people and marijuana in Canada
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people and marijuana in Canada (October 10, 2018)

Marijuana in Canada presents a serious matter for Natives and particularly for the Mohawks of Akwesasne.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed (September 13, 2018)

The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Foreign governments trample on Mohawk sovereignty
Doug George-Kanentiio: Foreign governments trample on Mohawk sovereignty (August 3, 2018)

The Mohawk Nation has long had a rational and methodical way to acknowledge citizenship but that's changing.


Katsi Cook: Women know that life itself speaks to us
Katsi Cook: Women know that life itself speaks to us (July 25, 2018)

The stories of how we’re born are so important and give so much guidance to a child’s life.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people always give thanks to the stars
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people always give thanks to the stars (May 25, 2018)

There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop 'settlement' victimizes Natives all over again
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop 'settlement' victimizes Natives all over again (May 14, 2018)

Canadians are being royally hosed with the proposed Sixties Scoop 'settlement' which once again exploits Natives and enriches lawyers.


University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.


High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms
High Country News: Native food sovereignty moves to digital platforms (May 2, 2018)

Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot (April 23, 2018)

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana (January 17, 2018)

Who was Harry Anslinger and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne?


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe takes action against three tobacco businesses
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe takes action against three tobacco businesses (January 10, 2018)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and more than $100,000 in fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)

Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.


The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal
The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal (November 27, 2017)

Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.


Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity
Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)

A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business (September 11, 2017)

The problems with Indian Country Today can be traced to its decision to leave Lakota territory and move to offices in central New York and then to an office in Manhattan.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute (September 8, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.


Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)

The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.


Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George
Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George (August 29, 2017)

Some would say Angus 'Shine' George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.


Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)

Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land (July 25, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will continue to provide law enforcement services on its ancestral territory thanks to a bill signed into law in New York state.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation (June 21, 2017)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is enforcing its exclusion policy against people accused of engaging in criminal activity on the reservation in New York.


Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)

For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (April 5, 2017)

The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.


Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life
Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life (March 13, 2017)

Leaving the reservation can be handled two ways in Native communities.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)

The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.


Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (February 27, 2017)

Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam (December 15, 2016)

The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.


Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock
Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock (November 23, 2016)

Our Iroquois people have decades of experience living through political and social crisis whether in stand offs with the police or organizing protests on a national and local scale.


Ray Cook: My Mohawk family never stood for the national anthem
Ray Cook: My Mohawk family never stood for the national anthem (November 1, 2016)

'I went from second or third grade till my high school graduation not once standing for the national anthem.'


Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (October 19, 2016)

For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.


Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life
Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life (September 13, 2016)

Rick Gerlach and Ryan Hunter bring Native history to life with interpretations of items once used on a daily basis by indigenous people of the Great Plains.


Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people (August 4, 2016)

In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred (July 25, 2016)

The Republican convention in which Donald Trump was nominated as the party's candidate for president was remarkable for its anger, its animosity and outright hatred directed towards Hillary Clinton


Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the Iroquois
Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the Iroquois (June 8, 2016)

For the Confederacy, with a deep respect for the wisdom of women in politics, the choice is clearly for Hillary Clinton.


Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (June 3, 2016)

Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (May 23, 2016)

He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.


Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game'
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (April 22, 2016)

Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.


Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society
Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society (April 4, 2016)

The Native business people, all over, feel extremely hard pressed to provide for their families, living under the threat of asset forfeiture and imprisonment.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (March 15, 2016)

Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names (March 15, 2016)

When we abandon our aboriginal names we lose much of our power.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day (February 4, 2016)

Students at Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh, New York, came up with the idea after learning more about Christopher Columbus and his impacts on indigenous peoples.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employees
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employees (January 6, 2016)

The tribe's minimum wage of $11.03 per hour is higher than the state's new minimum wage.


Charles Kader: How Little Italy became another Indian Country
Charles Kader: How Little Italy became another Indian Country (December 11, 2015)

Everywhere that my family members lived became part of Indian Country to me and I never saw that distance from the reservation as being that far or really that long ago.


Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (December 7, 2015)

Mohawk journalist Doug George-Kanentiio discusses how implementation of the Jay Treaty can improve economic conditions for First Nations in Canada and tribes in the United States.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders
Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders (November 10, 2015)

Canada has refused to acknowledge that Native nations have the right to cross the border unimpeded.


Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border (October 30, 2015)

A judge in Canada rejected aboriginal rights to cross the border and held that national security rules are advanced in the bests interests of the Mohawk people.