When was the last time you got to speak to a real life Mohawk? What if they said to forgive past colonial sins and lived their days in a way to prevent cultural extinction? This would be a conversation I would never skip out on.
Whether we believe it or not, Native Americans/First Nations tribespeople are still alive and breathing. They have so much wisdom and knowledge to offer us in the modern age. We must learn to listen.
I don’t fanboy over celebrities, but what an honor it is to speak to a member of a the Mohawk. Today we speak with Ryan DeCaire, a Mohawk Indian who grew up on a reservation but didn’t learn his Native language until early adulthood. With resilience he conquered the mountain and is now an imporant voice in his community.
In Today’s Episode:
- Who are the Mohawk
- Ryan’s philosophy through the eyes of Native culture
- The importance of working with the earth
- Tidbits on the Mohawk language
- And much more!
Where to find Ryan
You can contact Ryan directly through his email firstname.lastname@example.org
But you can also find him through videos on the internet and also through articles like this one via the University of Toronto.
For those of you who are interested in learning Mohawk, check out this website.
Ryan is an incredible human being and as a native has tons of new perspective to shine on our 21st century minds and eyes.
Thanks as always for listening and being present.