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Taiaiake Alfred

Photo: Gerald Taiaiake Alfred 2011

Taiaiake was born at Tiohtiake (Montreal) in 1964 and raised on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. He was educated by Jesuits, served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantryman, and later earned degrees in history and political science at Concordia University and Cornell University. His writings include books, newspaper columns, essays and humour, and he has been published in a wide variety of print and online journals and magazines. Taiaiake is currently a professor at the University of Victoria, and lives in the territory of the Wsanec Nation with his wife and three sons.

Phone number:
(250) 721-6439


Wasáse: Indigenous pathways of action and freedom. University of Toronto Press, 2005
Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto. Oxford University Press, 1999
Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors. Oxford University Press, 1995


Canada Research Chair, 2003-2007
National Aboriginal Achievement Award, 2006
Native American Journalists Association for Best Columns, 2001
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