gkisedtanamoogk's Biography

gkisedtanamoogk is a member of the Mashpee Tribal Community, in the Wampanoag Federation. A widely known and respected First Nations elder in both Canada and the US, he has a passionate interest in cross-cultural development and relationship building, and has accepted a number of ceremonial responsibilities as he lives out this interest. He is a member of several regional and national Indigenous assemblies, including Nkeketonseonqikom, the Longhouse of the Otter, and is married with three Children.

Educated by life, and at Cape Cod Community College, Boston University, and Oklahoma Law School, he has been a Bundle Keeper of the Mashpee Wampanoag since 1976.

His interests pertain to the social, political, legal and spiritual Life of Wabanaki Nations. He is currently one of five commissioners on the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, an adjunct instructor and lecturer with the Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs on the Orono campus of the University of Maine, and of the Bangor Theological Seminary. He engages in many activities of advocacy and interest to Indigenous Peoples including cross-border issues, the Wabanaki Confederacy, and building cross-cultural relationships.