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Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88
National
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88 (December 4, 2017)
Chief Irving Powless Jr., Daha‘tgatdohs, Beaver Clan Chief, established an enduring legacy for his exceptional kindness and command of traditional law.

GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy
National | Politics
GOP lawmakers side with Indian Country amid President Trump's 'Pocahontas' controversy (November 28, 2017)
Key Republican lawmakers are siding with Indian Country as controversy over President Donald Trump and his 'Pocahontas' comment continues to generate headlines.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)
That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Thanksgiving represents an indigenous gift to the world
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Thanksgiving represents an indigenous gift to the world (November 15, 2017)
When the North American families come together we hope they will acknowledge the roots of the Thanksgiving tradition, a truly indigenous gift to the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement (October 9, 2017)
We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indian Country Today failed because it was a business (September 11, 2017)
The problems with Indian Country Today can be traced to its decision to leave Lakota territory and move to offices in central New York and then to an office in Manhattan.

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George (August 29, 2017)
Some would say Angus 'Shine' George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Sports
Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life (June 20, 2017)
From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on (May 30, 2017)
A. Paul Ortega, the Apache musician and traditional healer, died on May 17 at his home in Mescalero Territory in New Mexico.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone
Opinion | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: Indigenous peoples converge on United Nations for key milestone (May 2, 2017)
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was the culmination of decades of work by indigenous peoples to secure a permanent presence before the United Nations.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's name Columbus for what he truly was
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's name Columbus for what he truly was (April 26, 2017)
A culture of lies began with Christopher Colon and only after his death was his surname gentrified to Columbus.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump (March 28, 2017)
Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (March 6, 2017)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegivers
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegivers (January 24, 2017)
Skennenrahowi, the Great Peacemaker, established a society in which the human spirit was liberated from the constraints of fear and oppression.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (January 6, 2017)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois prophecies warn of grave dangers
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois prophecies warn of grave dangers (December 2, 2016)
While humans have a tortuous history when it comes to their own specific relations the current situation has expanded to place other species, and the planet itself, under great duress.

Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: For those standing with Standing Rock (November 23, 2016)
Our Iroquois people have decades of experience living through political and social crisis whether in stand offs with the police or organizing protests on a national and local scale.

Doug George-Kanentiio: The war on Natives and our Earth begins
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: The war on Natives and our Earth begins (November 9, 2016)
Power has been given to Trump and to a Republican controlled Congress which will now make an all out assault on Natives, on women's rights, on blacks, Latinos, on the earth itself.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors
Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (October 19, 2016)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.

Doug George-Kanentiio: We all must do our part for Standing Rock
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: We all must do our part for Standing Rock (October 7, 2016)
Whenever a people take to protest and succeed in winning their fight by forcing the power elite to concede there are many consequences.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Prophecy and the people at Standing Rock
Environment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Prophecy and the people at Standing Rock (September 15, 2016)
There is hope, there is light as long as they hold on to the principles of peace and unity.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics
Opinion | Sports
Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics (August 16, 2016)
The game must be restored along with the essential participation of its inventors -- the ancestors of the Iroquois Nationals.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people are well versed in the illegal immigration experience (August 4, 2016)
The Republican Party wants to do what we Iroquois could not: forcibly arrest, detain and expel an estimated 11.4 million people who have entered the U.S. in violation of immigration laws.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred (July 25, 2016)
The Republican convention in which Donald Trump was nominated as the party's candidate for president was remarkable for its anger, its animosity and outright hatred directed towards Hillary Clinton

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S.
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S. (June 13, 2016)
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the Iroquois
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Hillary Clinton is the clear choice for the Iroquois (June 8, 2016)
For the Confederacy, with a deep respect for the wisdom of women in politics, the choice is clearly for Hillary Clinton.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (May 23, 2016)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Restoring some balance to Native nations (April 18, 2016)
The US and the Native nations must be returned to the status and condition at which time the treaties were signed and enacted, by each nation, into law.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks must reclaim powerful names (March 15, 2016)
When we abandon our aboriginal names we lose much of our power.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Town repays Oneida Nation with racism (February 11, 2016)
The town of Whitesboro, New York, was founded when a white man named Hugh White was given land by the Oneidas as an act of generosity.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people (January 20, 2016)
Native people are the least represented and the most stereotyped of all: if any group has any grounds to raise their voices in protest we do.

Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies (January 12, 2016)
For many generations western societies have had a difficult time with the issue of proper gender roles

Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade
Business | Canada | National
Interview: Doug George-Kanentiio on Native cross-border trade (December 7, 2015)
Mohawk journalist Doug George-Kanentiio discusses how implementation of the Jay Treaty can improve economic conditions for First Nations in Canada and tribes in the United States.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Respect treaty right to cross borders (November 10, 2015)
Canada has refused to acknowledge that Native nations have the right to cross the border unimpeded.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people play key role in politics
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people play key role in politics (October 9, 2015)
Many Native people believe the federal elections mean little or nothing to them, that no matter the promises and gilded speeches, meaningful changes are impossible.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all
Opinion | Sports
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all (October 1, 2015)
The recently concluded World Indoor Lacrosse Championship has brought honor and pride to the Onondaga Nation and they deserved all of the allocates they received.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games
Canada | National | Sports | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games (September 28, 2015)
The Iroquois Nationals are secure in their position as the second best box lacrosse team in the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games
National | Sports | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games (September 24, 2015)
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship held its opening ceremony before a sell out crowd of 7,000 plus at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games
Opinion | Sports | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games (September 22, 2015)
When the Onondaga Nation elected to host the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship it went all in.

Doug George-Kanentiio: The Native roots of Syrian refugee crisis
Opinion | World
Doug George-Kanentiio: The Native roots of Syrian refugee crisis (September 9, 2015)
Any Native person who knows their history can see the similarities between the massive influx of refugees into Europe from Africa and Syria.

Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse
Canada | Opinion | Sports
Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse (August 12, 2015)
Lacrosse is a game invented by the Iroquois many generations before contact with the Europeans as an alternative to war and conflict among communities and nations and as a contest which promotes peace and physical healing.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people (June 17, 2015)
The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Victory with Mohawk land claim in Canada
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Victory with Mohawk land claim in Canada (June 8, 2015)
I recall my uncle, the late Angus George-Sohahiio, talking about the lost area of Dundee and how he believed the Mohawk people had that area of Akwesasne stolen from them.

Doug George-Kanentiio: World population sits out of balance
Environment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: World population sits out of balance (May 6, 2015)
Iroquois culture was founded upon certain principles which emphasized our responsibility to the natural world.Iroquois traditions teach us that humans are in no way superior to any other organism; we do not have dominion of the earth.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Death rituals among the Mohawk people
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Death rituals among the Mohawk people (April 16, 2015)
As Iroquois (Onkweh) we are taught our souls are not of this earth but originated in another dimension to which we return when our time on this land is completed.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest (March 2, 2015)
The Native sharpshooter was able to disrupt field movements and cut the chain of command among the European trained armies with their bright uniformed and glittering metal rank adornments.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk man stands up for his people
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk man stands up for his people (February 17, 2015)
Kanaharonton-Alvin Jock is a Mohawk businessman, known throughout Akwesasne for this towing service and car parts.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Bering Strait migration theory a big lie
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Bering Strait migration theory a big lie (February 4, 2015)
Imagine you are part of a small group of nomadic hunters, compelled for some unknown reason to leave your territory and drift to the northeast.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to Iroquois
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to Iroquois (January 9, 2015)
Mario Cuomo was once the Secretary of State for New York during a particularly dangerous time in our history.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions (December 31, 2014)
Given that the Oneida Nation has been an advocate for the removal of offensive mascots, the decision to call its proposed casino after Frank L. Baum is as shocking and it is contradictory.

Doug George-Kanentiio: NAMMYs promote Native musical talent
Arts & Entertainment | National
Doug George-Kanentiio: NAMMYs promote Native musical talent (November 18, 2014)
The fifteenth Native American Music Awards, held at the Seneca Allegany Casino in New York, once again honored the best in Native music.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Deskaheh was hero to the Iroquois
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Deskaheh was hero to the Iroquois (November 12, 2014)
Traditional Iroquois place a high value on community service, humility and generosity.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois on both sides for War of 1812
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois on both sides for War of 1812 (August 26, 2014)
Iroquois on both sides of the Canada-US border were drawn into the War of 1812.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk Nation endures 800-plus years
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk Nation endures 800-plus years (July 21, 2014)
The Mohawk Nation Council is a democratically based governing entity established over 800 years ago and is the founding member of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Bad land claim settlement for Mohawk
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Bad land claim settlement for Mohawk (June 3, 2014)
That the Tribal Council would assume it has the authority, never given, to represent all Mohawks on this most vital and delicate of issues is nothing short of pure arrogance without basis in history or fact.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Tecumseh never parted with the land
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Tecumseh never parted with the land (May 28, 2014)
His name was Tecumseh, the Shooting Star, the Panther, born of the Tewa:kenha Nation, the Shawnees, ancient allies of the Rotinosionni, the Iroquois.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Governor carries on divisive tactics
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Governor carries on divisive tactics (April 17, 2014)
It may be said that former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was one of the worst when it came to the state's relations with the Haudenosaunee.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk names grace state of New York
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk names grace state of New York (April 2, 2014)
As we travel about our ancestral lands in what is now New York State it is good to see how many places have Kanienke (Mohawk) names.

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