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Rest in Power: Dacajeweiah, “Splitting the Sky”

It is with a heavy heart that Onkwehón:we Rising relates to you the news that John Dacajeweiah Hill, aka “Splitting the Sky”, rotiskenhrakete of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation has passed on from this world to be with Our ancestors. Dacajeweiah, which means “Splitting the Sky” in the colonizer’s tongue, like the overwhelming majority of colonial subjects, experienced great hardship and suffering under the boot of the North American settler-colonial capitalist system, especially in his youth. However following his experiences gained in the imperialist iron houses he fought for the freedom of Onkwehón:we for the rest of his adult life. He was a giant who walked among us. Truly his passing is one weightier than Mount Tai. Continue reading Rest in Power: Dacajeweiah, “Splitting the Sky”