Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday January 9, 2012 as she talks with guest John Kane, Mohawk, host of "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" which airs on WWKB 1520AM in Buffalo, New York and WQRS FM98.3 in Salamanca, New York. He takes pride in tackling the tough issues that face Native people and refuses to participate in speeches that dumb down Native culture and beliefs. John also writes the Native Pride blog which can be found at www.letstalknativepride.blogspot.com. His radio shows and appearances are posted on the blog as well as in articles, quotes and links. John also has a page on the WWKB website at www.kb1520.com and "Let's Talk Native with John Kane" group page on facebook.
John Karhiio Kane is a Mohawk from Kahnawake. His wife of 30 years is Oneida and they have three Oneida children, all of whom are married with children of their own (6 grandchildren in all). He lives On the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation and has a direct connection to the people and territories of the Six Nations. John has been involved in Native issues and specifically defending Native sovereignty most of his adult life. He was part of the First Nations Dialogue Team in the late 90's and worked extensively with the League of First Nations in battles with New York State over taxation.
He has been a frequent guest and guest host on First Voices Indigenous Radio which broadcasts from WBAI in New York City and a guest on The Nightwolf Show on WPFW in Washington D.C.. John is now 2 years into his own radio show, "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" which airs on WWKB 1520AM in Buffalo, New York and WQRS FM98.3 in Salamanca, New York. His voice on Native issues has brought invitations to appear on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, a public radio program that airs from NY's Capitol in Albany and airs in 20 markets throughout the state. Ms. Arbetter has featured John on her television news segments (The Capitol Report) that air during local news throughout the state as well. John is a frequent guest on WGRZ Buffalo Channel 2's 2 Sides with Kristy Mazurek; called on as a voice on Native issues. John and "Let's Talk Native..." have been featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine and the ARTVOICE and have been mentioned in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. John participated in the UN's International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples program on August 9, 2012, in a program titled, "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices".