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Obituary: Kakwirakeron, Bear Clan: June 26, 1942 – October 31, 2017

On the early morning hours of October 31, 2017, Kakwirakeron, beloved husband of Verna (Cooper) Montour, began his journey back to the spirit world. He was surrounded by his loving family. Kakwirakeron was born Arthur B. Montour on June 26th, 1942 in Buffalo, NY. He was the eldest brother of…
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From Akwesasne Notes to the Oka Crisis: Francis Boots’ long journey through Indian country

In this episode, Francis Boots talks about how he went to his first protest and his life long journey through the hotspots of Indian country. Francis tell us about the founding and growth of Akwesasne Notes and takes us through his experiences at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, the BIA takeover and…
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Onkwehon:we Health and the Keto Lifestyle: an interview with Tehoia Tathe

Tehoia Tathe is an Oneida man living in Akwesasne. He is a power-lifter and recently has been experimenting with the Ketogenic lifestyle as a means of regaining his health and wellbeing. Tehoia Tathe speaks about how the Keto diet is relevant to Onkwehon:we people seeking to escape the shackles of…
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Mohawk Ritual and Education

By Ronald L. Grimes Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots), a traditional Mohawk spiritual leader from Akwesasne, discusses ritual, especially the Condolence Ceremony. He is then joined by Philip Otiohkwa Deering, a Mohawk educator and cultural interpreter from Khanawake, to talk about education and ritual. Subtopics are listed below. Introductions, 00:14 The Feast…
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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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