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Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is an author, educator and activist, born in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal) in 1964 and raised in the community of Kahnawake. Alfred is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka professor at the University of Victoria (UVic).
Alfred grew up in Kahnawake and received a B.A. in History from Concordia University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He served in the US Marine Corps in the 1980s.
Alfred is the current director of the Indigenous Governance Program and was awarded a Canada Research Chair 2003–2007, in addition to a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in education.
- Heeding the Voices of our Ancestors : Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism, Oxford University Press (Canada), 1999.
- Peace, Power, Righteousness : an Indigenous manifesto, Oxford University Press (Canada), 1999.
- Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2005.
- Peace, Power, Righteousness : an Indigenous manifesto, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press (Canada), 2009.