Taiaiake Alfred

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Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is an author, educator and activist, born in Montreal in 1964 and raised in the community of Kahnawake.Alfred is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehá:ka professor.

Alfred grew up in Kahnawake and received a B.A. in History from Concordia University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.[1] He served in the US Marine Corps in the 1980s.[1]

Alfred was the founding director of the Indigenous Governance Program (serving from 1999 until 2015) and was awarded a Canada Research Chair 2003–2007, in addition to a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in education.[1]


  • Heeding the Voices of our Ancestors : Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism, Oxford University Press (Canada), 1995.
  • 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.


  1. ^ a b c Faculty Page Archived 2013-01-17 at the Wayback Machine of the Indigenous Governance Program, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria

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