Amos Key Jr.

Tae ho węhs was born into the Onkwehonweh Civilization, and is a member of Mohawk Nation, gifted into the Turtle Clan of his Mother and conferred to the Sacred Circle of Faith Keepers of the Longhouse, at Six Nations of Grand River Territory. He is an educator and staunch advocate for: First Peoples’ human, civil and linguistic rights; social justice; the decolonization of Indigenous Education and the emancipation of Indigenous Peoples.

Amos is Director of First Nations Languages at Woodland Centre, where he co-founded the Gawenni:yo Cayuga/Mohawk Immersion School System. He was central to the creation of the digital archive of Onkwehonweh Ceremony and Rituals, the publication of a Cayuga Dictionary. and the ongoing restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. Amos was recently appointed a Professor at University of Toronto’s Centre for Indigenous Studies.

Board Position: 
Board Member
Board Year: 
2017-2018