According to the priests who taught at Akwesasne, our ancestors were uncivilized savages and pagans. Perhaps that was not a bad thing at all.
In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.
The magnitude of this epidemic is yet to be fully realized but what it does is to further expose the naked reality of entrenched racism in the U.S. and this most rotten core of the national experience.
The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will shape the future of the nation.
Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.
Let us begin by acknowledging the fact that band councils are not First Nations while beginning the process of restoring our peoples to true national status.
Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.
Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka.
Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.
Among the traditional Mohawks there is a special appreciation for the strawberry plant -- called Niihontesha.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.
I know one thing: we must not cede our rights to be heard and to demand justice.
An end to infighting is in sight if we can stand and see it beginning with the demanding what is ours.
The Iroquois invented maple syrup and the technology which went into taking sap and making it into that most delicious of sweeteners.
Marijuana was given to the human people to do exactly what it does best: heal.
One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking the nation's highest court to rule on a controversial sovereign immunity issue.
The federal government shutdown negatively impacts the ability of the United States to fulfill their trust obligations to all Indian nations across the country.
During these communal rituals we sing, dance and share the bounties of harvest and the hunt.
Elizabeth Warren is welcome anytime on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne.
Marijuana in Canada presents a serious matter for Natives and particularly for the Mohawks of Akwesasne.
The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.
The Mohawk Nation has long had a rational and methodical way to acknowledge citizenship but that's changing.
The stories of how we’re born are so important and give so much guidance to a child’s life.
There are many star stories in the rich oral traditions of the Iroquois.
Canadians are being royally hosed with the proposed Sixties Scoop 'settlement' which once again exploits Natives and enriches lawyers.
Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.
Colonial contact brought foreign food and disease to tribal nations but a digital generation is reconnecting with tradition.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.
Who was Harry Anslinger and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne?
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and more than $100,000 in fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.
Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.
A member of Congress who generated controversy by going after tribal businesses is wading into hot-button territory with a new bill aimed at abrogating tribal sovereign immunity.
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.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.
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.
Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will continue to provide law enforcement services on its ancestral territory thanks to a bill signed into law in New York state.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is enforcing its exclusion policy against people accused of engaging in criminal activity on the reservation in New York.
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.
Leaving the reservation can be handled two ways in Native communities.
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.
The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.
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.
'I went from second or third grade till my high school graduation not once standing for the national anthem.'
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.
Rick Gerlach and Ryan Hunter bring Native history to life with interpretations of items once used on a daily basis by indigenous people of the Great Plains.
In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.
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
For the Confederacy, with a deep respect for the wisdom of women in politics, the choice is clearly for Hillary Clinton.
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.
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.
Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.