How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues ©by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 032420

How the Mohawks Responded to Historical Plagues ©by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 032420

When I was growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory there were social habits which reflected an historical response to the devastating communicable diseases which came close to wiping out our ancestors. Beginning in the early 17th century illnesses such as smallpox and influenza struck the Iroquois hard. As with the Native nations along the Atlantic […]

Failures of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Process by Doug George-Kanentiio 042419

Failures of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Process by Doug George-Kanentiio 042419

Akwesasne Mohawk Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that $60,000,000 effort designed to address the “cultural genocide” we, the former ‘inmates’ of the residential schools experienced is a failure.  Since it began operations in 2008 the Commission has crossed Canada, heard the testimony of 6,500 people and published two volumes of its findings. It has made […]

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk 022819

The Cannabis Controversy Among the Mohawks by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk  022819

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How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Native People as of October 17th, 2018 by Doug George-Kanentiio

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Native People as of October 17th, 2018 by Doug George-Kanentiio

On October 17th Canada will enter a new phase in its history when the personal possession of marijuana becomes legal. . The enactment of Bill C-45 means an individual over 21 may have in their public possession up to 30 grams (1 ounce) of marijuana which can also be made into food such as cookies. […]

Ten of the Greatest Lies in American-Indigenous History by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk

Ten of the Greatest Lies in American-Indigenous History  by Doug George-Kanentiio Akwesasne Mohawk

CFN – What constitutes a lie?  There is the obvious verbal and written distortions of the truth but what is not said may also be deemed a lie. Take this as an example: . Mr. Thompson goes to the A-1 Used Car Dealer. He is told that the vehicle he is interested in is in […]

Iroquois Battle Iroquois at the Battle of Chippawa by Doug George-Kanentiio WAR of 1812

Iroquois Battle Iroquois at the Battle of Chippawa  by Doug George-Kanentiio WAR of 1812

CFN – Iroquois on both sides of the Canada-US border were drawn into the War of 1812; for those mostly Mohawks who fought alongside the Canadian and British forces it was a matter of survival for they had good reason to suspect the expansionist Americans while their relatives to the south (mostly Seneca) elected to […]