The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

There is little question that what the white man found when he washed up on our shores was a free and fearless people. But rather…

The Unwritten Rules of the Cuomo Cabal

Three years ago a couple of "Let's Talk Native..." regulars and I made the trip to Albany to try to get some straight answers to…

Stirring the Ashes

One of the biggest challenges for any people is broad participation in the issues that affect everyone. And when you stop and think about it,…

“Sovereignty is not our Defense. It’s what we Defend!”

On my "Let's Talk Native..." radio show on Sunday, March 9, I announced my new campaign. No, I am not running for office. My campaign…

Start Spreading the News

Over the past 11 years that WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City has been airing “First Voices Indigenous Radio” (FVIR), the show's host and executive…

John Kane Named Interim Host of “First Voices Indigenous Radio” at WBAI-FM in New York City

(WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2014) – John Kane, Mohawk activist and national commentator on Native issues, has been named Interim Host of the long-running weekly…

Kahwatsire: Empowering New Narratives and Restoring Realities Call for Papers 10th Annual Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference

Haudenosaunee, Onkwehonwe, and allied scholarship will once again center this year’s 10th anniversary Storytellers Conference with the Kanienkeha (Mohawk) concept of kahwatsire: “all of our…

30 Years and $33 Million

It's not a prison sentence. It just feels like one. And I’m sure it feels the same to many others. It’s the cost for gaining…

John Kane Addresses “Inherent Sovereignty” at Federal Recognition Conference at Arizona State University

(WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20, 2014) – John Kane, Mohawk activist and national commentator on Native issues, was a featured speaker Thursday, Jan. 16, at “Who…

Back to Our Path is not a Trip Backward

Many of us are familiar with our expression Ohnkwe Ohnwe. It is what we use to describe ourselves as the original people of Turtle Island.…