To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey

To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey


For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada occupied a 10 square block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which became known as Little Caughnawaga. The men, skilled ironworkers, came to New York in search of work and brought their wives, children and often, extended family with them. Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back is the personal story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake, Quebec as she explores her roots and traces the connections of her family to the once legendary Mohawk community through the stories of the women who lived there.

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Educational Resource: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length:
57 minutes
Production Staff: Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk), Paul Rickard (Omuskego Cree) & George Hargrove
Production Company: Mushkeg Media
Public Broadcast Release: November 2009



Walt Pourier

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Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.