• Kahentinetha Kahnawake

    Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake (formerly Horn) of the Bear Clan is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawà:ke territory. Initially working in the fashion industry, Kahentinetha went on to play a key role as speaker and writer in the indigenous resistance, which she has done consistently for the last six decades. During this time she witnessed and took part in numerous struggles, including the blockade of the Akwesasne border crossing in 1968. She has published several books including Mohawk Warrior Three, and has been in charge of running the Mohawk Nation News service since the Oka crisis of 1990. She is now caring for her twenty children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Kahentinetha means “she who is always at the forefront.”

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  • Joshua Kahn Russell

    Joshua Kahn Russell is the US Actions Coordinator for 350.org, a trainer with the Ruckus Society, and a co-editor of Organizing Cools the Planet.

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  • Nathan Kalman-Lamb

    Nathan Kalman-Lamb currently teaches in the School of Kinesiology at York University. He holds a Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought from York University and is a long-time sports enthusiast and former high school basketball coach.

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  • Marion Kane

    Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food writing for more than 30 years and has authored three cookbooks. She was food editor/columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, for 18 years and is now a freelance food sleuth, writer, broadcaster, and cook.

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  • Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall

    Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall (1918–1993) was a prolific Kanien’kehá:a painter and writer from Kahnawake, whose work continues to inspire generations of Indigenous people today. A man of all trades, Karoniaktajeh worked as a butcher, a carpenter, and a mason. Initially groomed for a life in the priesthood, Karoniaktajeh (on the edge of the sky) began his life as a devout Christian before later turning against what he saw as the fallacies of European religion, and deciding to reintegrate himself into the traditional Longhouse and help revive “the old ways.” Appointed as the Secretary of the Ganienkeh Council Fire, he became a prominent defender of Indigenous sovereignty, and was instrumental in the reconstitution of the Rotisken’rhakéhte (Mohawk Warrior Society). His distinctive artwork includes the iconic Unity Flag, which still symbolizes Indigenous pride across Turtle Island (North America). His legacy as a revivor and innovator of traditional Mohawk culture includes his works The Warrior’s Handbook (1979) and Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy (1980). Both these texts, which served during their time as a political and cultural call to arms for Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, were initially printed by hand and distributed in secret.

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  • Cynthia Kaufman

    Cynthia Kaufman is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, where she runs and teaches in a community organizer training program. She is the author of The Sea Is Rising and So Are We: A Climate Justice Handbook (Between the Lines and PM Press, 2021); Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World (Bloomsbury, 2020); Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (2nd ed. PM Press, 2016); and Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books, 2012). She has been active in a wide variety of social justice movements including Central American solidarity, union organizing, police accountability, and most recently tenants’ right and climate change. She publishes on social justice in Common Dreams.

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