Tag: native american

Kawennatente Cook on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Kawennatente Cook grew up going to the Akwesasne Freedom School, and had been a teacher at the school for 14 years. She said she’s always felt like the school was a family, and she tries to continue that feeling now that she is a teacher herself.

Jayson Cook on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Jayson Cook grew up speaking Mohawk and had been teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School for 8 months. He described how learning his own language when he was young made him frustrated when it wasn’t as accepted outside of his home.

Ironworker Junior Barnes

Ironworker Junior Barnes on the Goldman Sachs Tower. Jersey City, NJ. Circa 2002. Photo courtesy of Ted Cook.

Building windmills in Chategueay

Cranes building windmills in Chategueay. Akwesasne’s Ted Cook was in charge of moving the cranes and says that moving each one took 27 tractor trailers. Chategueay, NY. 2009-2010. Photo courtesy of Ted Cook.