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 Nations of the Grand River Territory.
Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) people have used tobacco as both medicine and a trade good for millenia and have every right to transport it across their own territories without interference.
Kanenhariyo has launched a podcast called “What’s going on?” to tell his story and to explore the issue of the Canadian criminalization of Onkwehon:we tobacco production.
Listen to or watch the podcast in order to learn more about Kanenhariyo’s legal situation, the movement to call upon Canada to respect and honor the Two Row Wampum and the Silver Covenant Chain, and to find out what’s going on with Onkwehon:we people today. You can support the efforts of the podcast by making a contribution at www.patreon.com/WhatsGoingOn. The website for the WGO podcast can be found at www.wgopodcast.com.
In this episode of the podcast, Kanenhariyo introduces the problem he is facing and asks Two Row Times founders Jonathan Garlow and Tom Keefer for some assistance.