Haudenosaunee mark 100th anniversary of Deskaheh’s fight

A delegation of Haudenosaunee from both Canada and US., were in Geneva marking 100 years of resistance, an international bid started when Cayuga Royanni Deskaheh/ Levi General went to the UN in 1993. Today’s Deskaheh, Steve Jacobs, chief, of the Cayuga Bear Clan (left), Joe Deom and Kenneth Deer from Kahnawake and others are continuing the fight for sovereignty. (Supplied Photo )

DESKAHEH: 100 years of defending soverignty Haudenosaunee Confederacy delegation in Geneva By Lynda Powless Writer GENEVA SWITZERLAND – A delegation of Haudenosaunee marked 100 years of defending Haudenosaunee sovereignty and the man who led it, Deskaheh, in Geneva last week. A century ago, Cayuga Royanni Deskaheh/ Levi General travelled to the League of Nations in Geneva in 1923 to protest Canada’s subjugation of the Haudenosaunee people. Today, in 2023, Cayuga Royanni Deskaheh /Steve Jacobs and a Confederacy delegation travelled to Geneva not only to continue to draw attention to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s fight for sovereignty recognition but to participate in the 100th anniversary of Royanni Levi General’s trip. Fueled with support from Haudenosaunee Deskaheh/ Levi General made the long trip in 1923 only to find the United Nations wouldn’t grant…

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