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Kenneth Deer

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UN Indigenous Conference: Big Meeting, Small Outcome?

This column was first seen in Cultural Survival Quarterly Issue: 38-3The so-called UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to be held this year on September 22–23, is really a High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly. No one should be fooled by the title. It will have and...


What the Mohawks Might Say to the PM

Mohawks, who are one of the six Nations of the Haudenosaunee, have traditionally not voted in Quebec or Canadian elections believing that, as Mohawks, they are neither Quebecers or Canadians, and should not interfere in other peoples politics.Mohawks have been firm in this position for decades. But now, the...


Haudenosaunee Renew Two Row Wampum With Dutch

The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign landed in The Netherlands.In a ceremony under a Tree of Peace in the center of the Hague, Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons presented a replica of the Two Row Wampum to the Ambassador for Human Rights of the government of the Netherlands.Lyons said, Dutch...

Deer: Who is the barbarian here?

The Iroquois, or the Haudenosaunee as we call ourselves, have been around for many centuries and were a developed federation of nations when the British arrived in North America. Without going into a long historical explanation at this time, we have resisted colonization up until today and will into...