A Mohawk Perspective on Elections and Democracy
A report on indigenous philosophies regarding democracy and elections
Just after the Quebec elections, CUTV visited the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake, just south of the island of Montreal, to explore Indigenous perspectives on democracy. CUTV's Emma Kroeker spoke with Lynn Delisle, a Mohawk elder, who explained some of the core Mohawk values around consensus, democracy, the clan system, peace, and colonialism. What Delisle illustrates is a rich democratic tradition which is far different that the settler-colonial systems which exist in the rest of Quebec and Canada.