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Jake Swamp

Jake Swamp

Here’s a great photo of Jake Swamp of the Haudensaunee People.

We were in Morocco on a peace tour with the Native American International Cultural Exchange. It was an amazing experience, and we are so inspired by the work that Jake has done with the Tree of Peace Society. Here’s some info:

The Tree of Peace Society is a non-profit cultural and environmental organization founded in 1984 by Tekaronianeken, Jake Swamp, Wolf Clan sub-chief of the Kahniakehaka (People of the Flint), Mohawk Nation. For more than thirty years Chief Swamp has been a Mohawk sub-Chief and representative on the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee , Iroquois Confederacy : Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora. He has presented the wide range of his experience in indigenous, environmental and social issues in talks and programs both locally and internationally.

Chief Swamp founded the Tree of Peace Society, a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization and the Tree of Peace┬áLearning┬áCenter for Peace, Cultural and Environmental Studies, in an effort to address current topics in environmental and cultural education. The ‘Society’ builds cross-cultural understanding between Native and non-Native people, promotes environmental and social ethics, and works tirelessly to preserve the culture and languages of the Haudenosaunee.

Check out their website at http://www.treeofpeacesociety.info/

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