Hon. Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell (Mohawk)

Michael Kanetakeron Mitchell is a Wolf-clan member from the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. For over thirty years Grand Chief Mitchell has served in a political capacity in his community, one of the most volatile and progressive communities in Canada. During his tenure as Grand Chief he gave his people not only pride in their culture, but the confidence to begin to act and think as a self-governing nation by opting out of the Indian Act in elections, membership, and education. His vision is to help restore the independence of the Mohawk people of Akwesasne through a combination of an aggressive economical campaign and the development of a strong government based on the best of both the Haudenosaunee traditional government and the governments of the world at large.