Native American elder on his fight to retain ownership of his homeland

Kanasaraken, a leader of the Bear Clan in upstate New York, says his people have “fought for generations to just hang onto the land, just to hang onto our status as a free and independent people.”
2:15 | 09/25/20

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You're standing on their corn and territory history he lands. Never sold. Never called Kirk. That's about reserve snack. Recession. For some reason this eroded. My New York State. United States. Ontario on that side come back on that side and Canada. My real name. Is gone off Sarawak. Them bear clan. Obama got a new look at all golf personable person of the Flint Canada goal off. There's no movie and that language. Guy mannered boyish. What is his night show. Guy Dion a hundred jury on there's when you take one step bishop Joey on one step. What you're taking. An important though steps into a role that's got you on Saturday goal lock step past that we've follow. Two maintained impeached. Constitutional. Peaks. We have a whole governing system. Which are based on the clans. A lot of people coming in just the troublemaker. Okay but may I look at myself first. An individual. Trying to roll bar his prisoner. Surviving in this world. And making sure that Meyer right. Staying intact. That's all. That's who I believe it or. Jay that Byrd agrees we're me right on shirts and. Our people have fox. For generation. Just. To hang onto the land. Just to hang on till our status. As a free and independent people regardless how small we are.

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