Mohawk Warrior Society

The Mohawk Warrior Society is one of the most successful militant organizations in North America. Their predecessors were key to the defeat of the French in Quebec and the United States in the War of 1812. Today, the Warriors are best known for their role in the 1990 Oka standoff against the Canadian army. In the new book, The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival, the movement for the first time tells its own history.

We are joined by the editors of this unique anthology of resistance, Philippe Blouin, Matt Peterson, Malek Rasamny and Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake and also by Kwetiio and Karennatha who, along with Kahentinetha, are members of the group Kanien’kehà:ka Kanistansera, the Mohawk Mothers.

Episode: 034 Mohawk Warrior Society
Date: 18 June 2023 | Length: 70:23

Briefing Notes

Karoniaktajeh Louis Hall. The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival. (PM Press 2023)
The Mohawk Mothers defend unmarked gravesites (APTN)
The Native and the Refugee. (Electronic Intifada 2015)
Jon Elmer on Mohawk blockades (Al Jazeera June 2010)
Jon Elmer on the Mohawk Warrior Society and the Canadian military (Inter Press 2007)
see also The Brief Podcast 023: 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance with Gord Hill

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