Category: Akwesasne


VIDEO: Covid Pandemic worsens border crossing situation for Akwesasne Mohawks

Having an international bridge run through Kawehnoke (a.k.a Cornwall Island), subjects Akwesasronon living on Kawehnoke to restrictions, interrogation, abuse and racism anytime they leave the island. When it comes to identification, both the US and Canadian Customs accept the INAC cards as a form of ID, from Onkwehonwe travelling through their borders; but the Haudenosaunee passport a.k.a the “Red Card” is still a hit or miss when travelling through CBSA.

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Stacey Boots talks about his family’s land

Stacey Boots, a Mohawk man from Akwesasne, speaks about his family’s land upon which an unwanted pipeline and border crossing post sit.


WGO 24 – Francis Boots on the recent recitals of the Kayenerekowa

Francis Boots discusses the recent recitals of the Kayenere:kowa in Onondaga, Oneida, and Akwesasne. He offers some insights on the political questions relating to the Kayenere:kowa and making things good for all the people.


WGO 23 – Francis Boots on Gawio and Kayenere:kowa

Francis Boots speaks about the political structures of contemporary Onkwehon:we life.