Sage's School of Education Welcomes Mohawk Chief Tom Porter

March 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The event originally scheduled for Feb. 1 was rescheduled due to weather. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Bush Memorial Hall on Sage's Troy campus.

Troy, NY – The Sage School of Education is pleased to welcome Tom Porter, the spokesman and chief spiritual leader of the Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke.

Porter is also referred to as Sakokweniokwas – “The One Who Wins.” A member of the Bear Clan, Porter was raised as part of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Since the 1960’s, he has been a nationally recognized figure in Indian Country for his efforts to preserve Native teachings and traditions. He is an educator and advocate for people and has built schools and rehabilitation centers in his own community.

Porter will read from his most recent book, And Grandma Said, a chronological account of the major events in history and ceremony, which have been orally passed down through the generations. From the story of creation to the beginning of the clan system, And Grandma Said includes sacred rituals, spiritual beliefs and teachings that have never been written down and officially recorded until now.

The Sage Community is invited to attend a keynote address and book signing with the author.

Tom Porter: Mohawk Chief, Author, Elder Spokesman
The Sage School of Education Spring Speaker Series
Tuesday, March 15
7:30 p.m.
Bush Memorial Hall, Troy campus

Please call (518) 244-2326 for more information.