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2002 - Chief Jake Swamp looks on while his grandson, Frank, hammers an ash log to loosen strips for basketmaking.
2002 - Chief Jake Swamp looks on while his grandson, Frank, hammers an ash log to loosen strips for basketmaking.

Remembering Mohawk peacemaker Jake Swamp

Jake Swamp, Mohawk chief and spiritual leader - planter of peace trees -- died unexpectedly a week ago. He was a public face of traditional Mohawks, opening ceremonies with a prayer in the Mohawk language, and traveling the world to teach about the teachings and issues of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee.

Swamp founded the Tree of Peace Society almost 30 years ago to recover and pass along Mohawk and other tribal culture and philosophy.

We remembered Jake Swamp this morning, with a 2002 archive story set at the society's center in western St. Lawrence County. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Cornwall Island bridge remains closed as Mohawks protest

The bridge between Canada and the US that crosses Mohawk territory near Massena is closed again this morning. Akwesasne Mohawks are protesting Canada's plan to arm officers at the border crossing there. Canadian customs officers abandoned their posts late Sunday night after informal talks between the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the Canadian Border Services Agency yielded no results. Martha Foley has more.

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