Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for a stimulating conversation with John Kane, who recently visited Hawaii. In 2014, John’s advocacy and support of the Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian people) and the fight against federal recognition in the Hawaiian Kingdom has earned him a voice on Hawaiian radio. In July and August 2014, John was featured on “Living Sovereign,” a live talk show hosted by Puanani Rogers on KKCR-FM, community radio in Hanalei/Kilauea on the Island of Kaua’i. His radio shows on the continent have featured leading Hawaiian voices, such as Dr. Keanu Sai and Dr. ‘Umi Perkins, among a number of other Hawaiians who are lending their strong voices in opposition to the U.S. federal government’s proposal to impose federal recognition.
John Karhiio Kane is a Mohawk from Kahnawake. He lives on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation and has a direct connection to the people and territories of the Six Nations. John has been involved for most of his adult life in Native issues and, specifically, defending Native sovereignty. He was part of the First Nations Dialogue Team in the late 90s and worked extensively with the League of First Nations in battles with New York State over taxation.
John hosts two weekly radio shows: "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" – now entering its fifth year – airs for two hours on ESPN Sports Radio WWKB-AM 1520 in Buffalo, New York and “First Voices Indigenous Radio” airs for one hour on WBAI-FM (Pacifica) in New York City.