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Brian Maracle

Mohawk Language Advocate and Teacher

Degrees:BJ ’82

A passionate advocate for native language revitalization.

After writing about Indigenous issues for the Globe and Mail and Indigenous media – as well as hosting long-time CBC Radio program Our Native Land – in the 1980s, Owennatekha Brian Maracle began learning Kanyen’keha (Mohawk) and subsequently co-founded Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa, a community-based adult language immersion program. A passionate advocate for native language revitalization and author of two acclaimed books, Maracle received the Six Nations Community Treasure Award in 2008.

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