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Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk)

Kanerahtiio Roger Jock (Bear Clan) is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) leader from the Akwesasne Reserve who carries a vision of return for his people to their ancestral lands in the Mohawk Valley of New York. Kanerahtiio has taught cultural awareness all over the U.S. for over 40 years as part of the White Roots of Peace Movement. He worked as an ironworker and foreman for several decades and is a leader in land and sovereign rights in the Akwesasne region.