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Onkwehon:we protocols for international relations

AKWESASNE – Kanasaraken speaks to Real Peoples Media about how the Mohawk people have traditionally handled relations with representatives from other countries and how they go about picking representatives to communicate with those other nations. Topics covered include the protocols involved in picking and sending delegations, the recent history of…
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Kanasaraken on the Condolence Ceremony

AKWESASNE – Kanasaraken speaks with John Kane and Matt Hill from the Let's Talk Native studio in Cattaraugus about the condolence ceremony developed by Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. The condolence ceremony was essential in helping the Onkwehon:we of those times overcome the trauma and conflict resulting from constant warring and…
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Ganienkeh and the escape from Band Council control

AKWESASNE – Kanasaraken (aka Loran Thompson) speaks about the problems affecting his community in Akwesasne, and the problems that traditional Onkwehon:we people are facing at the hands of the colonial Band/Tribal Councils. In discussing possible ways forward, Kanasaraken stresses the need to participate "where my culture and my law is in effect…
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The Onkwehon:we connection with Ecuador

By Tom Keefer AKWESASNE – Mohawk elder Kanasaraken (aka Loran Thompson) recently spoke to Real Peoples Media about his visit to Ecuador to see the devastation in the Amazonian rainforest caused by Chevron. Kanasaraken has been part of developing relationships between the Deyodyohkwahnhasta movement and peoples movements in Ecuador. In this…
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You are on Indian Land

A FILM BY MORT RANSEN, 1969, 36 MIN 48 S The film shows the confrontation between police and a 1969 demonstration by Mohawks of the St. Regis Reserve on the bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking traffic on the bridge, which is on the Reserve, the…
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Native-made cigarettes are bringing wealth and disapproval to reserves

Tom Blackwell, National Post Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 Tucked away at the end of a narrow driveway, the factory is easy to miss, an anonymous blue metal box ringed by a towering green fence. Inside, however, a handful of workers are producing the controversial new lifeblood of Kahnawake Mohawk territory…
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