Mohawk Warrior Society

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"Mohawk Warrior Flag" designed by Karoniaktajeh (Louis Hall), used between 1974 and 2016[1]

The Mohawk Warrior Society (Mohawk: Rotisken’rakéhte), also known as the Kahnawake Warrior Society, is a Mohawk group which seeks to assert Mohawk authority over their traditional lands, including the use of tactics such as roadblocks, evictions, and occupations.[2] The society was founded in 1971 in Kahnawake, Québec, Canada.[3]

The society first gained notoriety in 1973 when they, along with American Indian Movement activists, held a standoff with the Quebec Provincial Police at Kahnawake, and another in Oka, Québec in 1990.[2]


  1. ^ Haudenosaunee - Kahnawake Branch of the Mohawk Nation, Six Nations Iriquois Confederacy
  2. ^ a b UTA Edco. Upping the Anti #2. UTA Publications. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-0-9682704-7-9.
  3. ^ Bruce Elliott Johansen; Barbara Alice Mann (1 January 2000). Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy). Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 330–. ISBN 978-0-313-30880-2.