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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
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.

The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal
Business | Health | Law
The Conversation: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe stirs controversy with patent deal (November 27, 2017)
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.

Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity
Business | Health | National | Politics
Sen. McCaskill unveils unprecedented bill to abrogate tribal sovereign immunity (October 5, 2017)
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.

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.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute
Business | Law
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe acquires drug patents in attempt to end legal dispute (September 8, 2017)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is entering the pharmaceutical industry in hopes of ending a legal challenge over a popular dry-eye drug.

Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts
National
Blackfeet Nation secures $100K federal grant to enhance border security efforts (September 7, 2017)
The Blackfeet Nation has secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to assist with border protection efforts.

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.

Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August
Canada | National | Politics
Tribes team up to address northern border issues at conference in August (July 26, 2017)
Two tribes whose territories span the United States border with Canada have joined forces for a unique summit.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land
Law | National | Politics
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe welcomes recognition of authority on ancestral land (July 25, 2017)
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.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation
Law
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe orders 20 non-citizens to leave reservation (June 21, 2017)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is enforcing its exclusion policy against people accused of engaging in criminal activity on the reservation in New York.

Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands
Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal communities still face threats to their homelands (April 24, 2017)
For indigenous communities like the Iroquois the phrase ‘Defend the Land’ has a literal connotation that extends past a basketball court.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts
Education
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe focuses on language and cultural efforts (April 5, 2017)
The tribe awarded $300,000 in grants for language, cultural and environmental programs on the reservation in New York.

Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life
Opinion
Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life (March 13, 2017)
Leaving the reservation can be handled two ways in Native communities.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application
Law | Trust
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files another land-into-trust application (March 8, 2017)
The tribe has submitted applications for more than 218 acres in a land claim area in New York.

Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders
Canada | Opinion
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (February 27, 2017)
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam
Environment | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe restores river with removal of aging dam (December 15, 2016)
The Hogansburg Dam is the first dam to come down in New York state and the first to be decommissioned by a tribe.

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.

Ray Cook: My Mohawk family never stood for the national anthem
Opinion
Ray Cook: My Mohawk family never stood for the national anthem (November 1, 2016)
'I went from second or third grade till my high school graduation not once standing for the national anthem.'

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.

Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Artists bring Great Plains history to life (September 13, 2016)
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.

Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people (August 4, 2016)
In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.

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: 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.

Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal
National
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (June 3, 2016)
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.

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.

Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game'
Arts & Entertainment | Sports
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (April 22, 2016)
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.

Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society (April 4, 2016)
The Native business people, all over, feel extremely hard pressed to provide for their families, living under the threat of asset forfeiture and imprisonment.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (March 15, 2016)
Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.

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.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day
Education | National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe supports move to Indigenous People's Day (February 4, 2016)
Students at Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh, New York, came up with the idea after learning more about Christopher Columbus and his impacts on indigenous peoples.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employees
National
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe raises minimum wage for all employees (January 6, 2016)
The tribe's minimum wage of $11.03 per hour is higher than the state's new minimum wage.

Charles Kader: How Little Italy became another Indian Country
Opinion
Charles Kader: How Little Italy became another Indian Country (December 11, 2015)
Everywhere that my family members lived became part of Indian Country to me and I never saw that distance from the reservation as being that far or really that long ago.

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.

Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border
Canada | Law | National
Mohawk women lose claim to freely cross US-Canadian border (October 30, 2015)
A judge in Canada rejected aboriginal rights to cross the border and held that national security rules are advanced in the bests interests of the Mohawk people.

Charles Kader: Mohawk journalists make their mark in media
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk journalists make their mark in media (October 15, 2015)
I feel blessed, or at least energized, by the knowledge that the next generation of Native media producers is steadily coming along.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe ready for launch of new television station
Arts & Entertainment | Technology
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe ready for launch of new television station (September 29, 2015)
Akwesasne TV will offer a mix of news, entertainment and cultural programming.

Charles Kader: Native people still divided by imaginary lines
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Native people still divided by imaginary lines (September 25, 2015)
Rarely have two adjoining countries shared so much in common historically as have the U.S. and Canada.

Ray Cook: Pope Francis brings crowd control to United States
Opinion
Ray Cook: Pope Francis brings crowd control to United States (September 25, 2015)
I am not concerned with how or why the Catholic Church creates their saints.

Ray Cook: Remembering the sacrifices of Mohawk iron workers
Opinion
Ray Cook: Remembering the sacrifices of Mohawk iron workers (September 21, 2015)
On an ugly day, Mohawks joined many of their brethren and many other men and women with heart and courage.

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.

Charles Kader: Boy Scouts continue to play with our tribal cultures
Opinion
Charles Kader: Boy Scouts continue to play with our tribal cultures (August 25, 2015)
Weeding out the turkey feathers and shabby Halloween costumes should not be left to their existing Native allies, but could be resolved by the process of organizational renewal itself.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe extends police service to ancestral land
Law | Politics
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe extends police service to ancestral land (August 17, 2015)
A new law resolves a jurisdictional void in a 2,000-acre area known as the Hogansburg Triangle.

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.

Native entrepreneur from Canada funded tribal marijuana grows
Business | Canada | Law | National
Native entrepreneur from Canada funded tribal marijuana grows (July 10, 2015)
Jerry Montour 'financed' the operations at the Alturas Rancheria and the XL Rancheria in California, according to a Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent.

Charles Kader: Mohawk man looked for signs of escaped prisoners
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk man looked for signs of escaped prisoners (July 7, 2015)
The escaped killers from Dannemora were in their third week on the lam when the Akwesasne Bear Clan member Kanaretiio (aka Roger Jock) began to hear a murmuring.

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.

Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Perspective on Mohawk marriage law
Canada | Opinion
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Perspective on Mohawk marriage law (June 3, 2015)
Years of multi-generational traumas caused by oppression, racism, attempted assimilation, residential schools, Oka Crisis have made it difficult for many in the community to trust non-natives.

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to hold election for chief and sub-chief
Law | Politics
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to hold election for chief and sub-chief (May 21, 2015)
The election board hasn't been able to release a list of candidates because criminal background checks are taking 'longer than anticipated.'

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.

Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border war
Canada | Opinion
Charles Kader: Mohawk people living through a new border war (April 14, 2015)
To date, there has never been a framework to enjoin Mohawks directly to play a part in the security of the region.

New Yorker: Hope for Native languages amid loss of speakers
Education | National | World
New Yorker: Hope for Native languages amid loss of speakers (March 23, 2015)
About twenty-five thousand North Americans identify themselves as Mohawk, but only about fifteen per cent speak the language well enough to conduct their daily lives in it.

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.

NCPR:  St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues land claim negotiations
Law
NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe continues land claim negotiations (February 25, 2015)
Land matters to the Mohawks and it has for a long time.

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill (February 18, 2015)
When 9/11 happened, the national media was quick to point to Akwesasne as the route terrorists used to enter the country, and for weeks this information was shared around the world erroneously.

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.

Al Jazeera: Mohawk people spend lives on both sides of border
Canada | National
Al Jazeera: Mohawk people spend lives on both sides of border (January 12, 2015)
Miss the roadside signs welcoming you to Akwesasne and it can be hard to know you've arrived - possibly in another country.

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.

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