Category: Indigenous Tobacco


WGO 5 – A conversation with students at WLU

Kanenhariyo, Jonathan and Tom were invited to speak at panel discussion held by the Ontario Public Interest Research Group at Wilfred Laurier University. They discuss the questions of allyship and what solidarity means. Note,...


WGO 4 – The student visit

In February, a group of students from the Canadian Roots exchange visited Kanenhariyo’s house and heard presentations from Kanenhariyo, Jonathan Garlow, and Tom Keefer on questions of allyship and solidarity. Audio was recorded on...


WGO 3 – The Onkwehon:we relationship to tobacco with Tekarontake

Kanenhariyo, Tom Keefer and special guest Tekarontake of Kahnawake gather together in the basement to discuss the history of the Onkwehon:we relationship to tobacco. Tekarontake talks about ancient trading practices, the significance of tobacco to...


WGO 2 – The trials and tribulations of the Canadian judicial system

Over at the Red Door studios, Kanenhariyo explains his predicament and a discussion ensues on questions of sovereignty and relationships between the Onkwehon:we and Canadian people.


WGO 1.5 – Kanenhariyo’s first day in court

Kanenhariyo has just returned from his first day in court, and he’s feeling kind of bummed out about the experience. He and Tom catch up on what’s going on.


WGO 1 – Kanenhariyo introduces the problem and asks for some help

Kanenhariyo (aka Seth Lefort) is a Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) man of the Tehana’karieneh family who is currently facing a $629,000 fine and six months in jail for transporting tobacco between Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Six...


The Sting and the Overreach

by John Kane August 21, 2013 Last week, a 43-count federal indictment was filed in the Western District of Missouri. It named 18 defendants and while only a handful of were Native, this indictment and the...

Ka’nikonriyo Podcast

The Ka’nikonriyo (Good Mind) Podcast is hosted by Kelly MacNaughton and Tom Keefer. Each week the podcast covers issues and concerns of Onkwehon:we people and their allies, with a focus on current events and...