John Kane on FIRST PERSON RADIO 2/15/17

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock, Roy Taylor  and John Kane (Mohawk) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 for a lively discussion of politics and updates on what is happening with the pipeline and the water protectors. John hosts two weekly radio shows. "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" – now in its seventh year – streams online at through the Unity Stream Network and is carried by Net Roots Radio, CKWE radio in Tyendinega, Ontario and the TuneIn app. “Let's Talk with John Kane” - in its third year, is a live two hour caller talk back show. It airs on WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City. John’s reporting on Native issues has earned him numerous invitations to appear on “The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter,” an influential public affairs program that broadcasts from the New York State Capitol in Albany and airs in 20 markets throughout the state. Arbetter has also featured John on her television news segments, “The Capitol Report,” which air during local news throughout New York. John is called upon as an expert commentator on Native issues throughout Western New York. He also has appeared on “Time Warner Cable News,” Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour cable network in Albany and Buffalo, New York. 
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. He continues that work at the State and Federal levels with frequent trips to Albany and Washington.
John provided commentary about the obstacles faced by North American Native peoples on “From Washington,” the global live broadcast from Washington, D.C., of Al-Jazeera International, which has more than 260 million viewers in 130 countries. In November 2013, John and his radio show were featured in an Al-Jazeera Arabic special report that was broadcast to 50 million viewers in the Arab world. 
John has been selected each year since 2013 as one of just a few out-of-state radio hosts to be included in KFAI-FM’s special 24 hour-long day of Indigenous programming, “Turtle Island: Voices Rising” in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
John’s strong support of the Hawaiian independence movement has earned him a voice on Hawaiian radio. John has been featured on “Living Sovereign,” hosted by Puanani Rogers and is a regular guest on "Songs of Sovereignty" with Kaiulani Mahuka on KKCR-FM, community radio in Hanalei/Kilauea on the Island of Kauai.
John writes the Native Pride blog, and hosts two Facebook Group Pages: "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" and "Let's Talk with John Kane on WBAI.". His writing has been featured in the Native Nations Institute’s (University of Arizona) “Indigenous Governance Database” and on the Censored News Blog.


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