John Kane on First Person Radio 11/27/2013



Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 for a not to be missed conversation with Mohawk radio host John Kane. We will have a far ranging discussion on some of the issues John has looked deeply into. He has a unique perspective on treaties, sovereignty, and the very identity of who we are as Native people. We'll talk about Native American heritage month, begun in the last century and likely seen today by the general public as no different from other months proclaimed in the U.S. calendar. And, we are on the eve of one of America's most cherished holidays. We'll talk about that.


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. Part of the First Nations Dialogue Team in the late 90s, he worked worked extensively with the League of First Nations in battles with New York State over taxation. John, an expert commentator on Native American issues, is host of a two-hour weekly radio show, "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" – now in its fourth year – which airs on ESPN 1520AM in Buffalo, New York and WQRS FM98.3 in Salamanca. He appears frequently on regional TV and radio programs, including “The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter,” YNN - Your News Now,”  and WGRZ Buffalo Channel 2's “2 Sides with Kristy Mazurek.”  He has appeared on Al Jazeera International, which has more than 260 million viewers in 130 countries. John is a frequent guest/guest host of “First Voices Indigenous Radio,” WBAI-FM (Pacifica) in New York City and a monthly guest on “The Martha Fast Horse Show,” KQRS-FM, KXXR-FM and WGVX-FM, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a weekly columnist to The Two Row Times, a weekly newspaper that covers news and issues from Six Nations. John also writes the Native Pride blog, which can be found at His blog has readers in 20 countries. John has a page on the  ESPN website at and a "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" group page on Facebook.

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November 27, 2013

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