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Preview: Mohawks Tell Stories Through Dance and Song

The Town of DeKalb 2006 Performance series begins Friday night (7 pm) at the Old Meetinghouse Museum in East DeKalb. The first performance for the season will be traditional music and dance by a group of Mohawk musicians. Sarah Hern, curator at the Ronathanhonni Cultural Center at Akwesasne on Cornwall Island, spoke with Todd Moe about the group's performance.  Go to full article
Howard Lyons
Howard Lyons

People: Singer, Guitarist Howard Lyons

Howard Lyons is a three-time NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) nominee and has won several awards as a singer, songwriter and composer. His style is described as "like Paul Simon, with an upbeat lively guitar and crystal-clear vocals." He will perform a benefit concert for Make a Wish Foundation at the annual Red Neck Games in Malone Saturday. Lyons grew up in Syracuse listening to Buck Owens, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He now lives on a farm in Vermont. Howard Lyons has produced two albums and is working on a third. He told Todd Moe that his music has deep roots in the Iroquois and Mohawk culture.  Go to full article
photo Paul Rosado
photo Paul Rosado

Poetry: Maurice Kenny and Feeding Bears

Native American writer Maurice Kenny, a resident of Saranac Lake, teaches writing at SUNY Potsdam and has been a leading figure in the renaissance of Native American poetry since the 1970s. He is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as collections of essays and short stories. Kenny is an internationally renowned writer of poetry, fiction, and plays. And he is generously sharing Feeding Bears, a full-length volume of new poems on our website. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Larger land claim map at the link below
Larger land claim map at the link below

County Governments Oppose Mohawk Land Deal

Legislators in Frankln County voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a land claims settlement between the state and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. County officials say a ten million dollars payment meant to offset the loss of taxes isn't big enough. As Chris Knight reports, the arguements made by legislators mirror those heard earlier this month when St. Lawrence County Legislators voted to oppose the settlement.  Go to full article

Tobacco Tax Delay Irks Non-native Merchants

Convenience store owners are angered by Governor Pataki's decision to delay a new law that would have forced Native American tribes to pay taxes on some cigarettes they sell. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Tribe Wants Clean Air Zone

The first Native American tribe in the Midwest to seek a special air pollution protection for its reservation has run into some roadblocks. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

Preview: The History In A Song

Todd Moe talks with Native American writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac, who speaks tonight at St. Lawrence University (Griffiths Arts Center, Room 123, 7:30 pm). His talk will examine the controversial 1759 raid by Robert Rogers on the Abenaki natives, at their village on the St. Francis River in Quebec. The event is also the subject of Bruchac's new historical novel, The Winter People.  Go to full article

An Alternative School Where The First Language Comes First

For more than 20 years, students on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation have had a choice. Lots of kids go to a regular English language elementary school. But some students attend a traditional private school, where instruction is in Mohawk. Brian Mann met with students from the Akwesasne Freedom School this week and has our story.  Go to full article

Judge Orders Interest Paid on Cayuga Land Claim

A federal judge has ordered New York state to pay the Cayuga Nation in central New York over two million dollars in interest for lands the state acquired illegally two centuries ago. The decision could set a precedent for other native land claims cases in New York. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Oneida Nation Begins Native American Talent Search

David Sommerstein talks with Jerry Reed of the Oneida Nation. The Oneida Nation is sponsoring a talent search for Native American actors, writers, and comedians.  Go to full article

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