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Akwesasne

The Siege of the Mohawks

By Peter Matthiessen; Peter Matthiessen is the author of "The Snow Leopard" and other books. Washington Post, September 14, 1980 A dangerous confrontation between armed Mohawk factions on a small and remote reservation on the St. Lawrence River has been all but ignored by the news media, apparently for want…
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Archaeological

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was North America's biggest city—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why. by ANNALEE NEWITZ - 12/13/2016, 7:30 AM Ars Technica A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where East St. Louis sprawls today in Southern Illinois. This majestic urban architecture towered over the swampy…
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Algonquin

Genocide, Racism and Canada Day: An Algonquin-Anishinaabekwe love letter

You are on Indian land. By Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe Living in Canada as I do, I encounter proud Canadians all the time, more so around the time of Canada Day celebrations.  The commonly held view put forward by these proud Canadians is that Canada is the country where they were…
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British Columbia

(re)occupied: #OccupyINAC and British Columbia’s 1975 Militant May

By Sarah Nickel When approximately thirty members of the Idle No More and Black Lives Matter movements entered the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto on April 13, 2016 to protest government inaction on the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat, the group, calling itself #OccupyINAC was drawing on long established…
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Article

The Mohawk Ten Commandments

GANIENKEH – 40 years ago on this day, Karoniaktajeh (aka Louis Hall) authored what he termed "The Mohawk Ten Commandments" in the Warrior Society's newsletter. Karoniaktajeh was an artist and teacher who designed the Unity flag, and he was also deeply involved with supporting the establishment of Ganienkeh, an "Independent North American…
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