Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is an author, educator and activist, born in Montreal in 1964 and raised in the community of Kahnawake.Alfred is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehá:ka professor.
Alfred grew up in
Kahnawake and received a B.A. in History from Concordia University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He served in the US Marine Corps in the 1980s. 
Alfred was the founding director of the Indigenous Governance Program (serving from 1999 until 2015) and was awarded a
Canada Research Chair 2003–2007, in addition to a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in education.
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Heeding the Voices of our Ancestors : Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism, Oxford University Press (Canada), 1999.
Peace, Power, Righteousness : an Indigenous manifesto, Oxford University Press (Canada), 1999.
Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2005. Peace, Power, Righteousness : an Indigenous manifesto, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press (Canada), 2009.
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