Andrew Delisle, Sr., Mohawk,1933-
He was a Mohawk Chief at Kahnawake. He dedicated over 40 years of his life and heart to native rights and issues and was first elected to the Kahnawake Band Council in the early 1960s. He was a founding member of the National Indian Council which began in 1963 and contributed to its metamorphosis into the National Indian Brotherhood and later into the Assembly of First Nations. In 1969, he was awarded the Order of Canada, the first Native person to achieve this honour. In the 1970s, he was an active part of the James Bay Agreement negotiations. In the summer of 1990, he was part of the negotiation team that worked to end the standoff between the Mohawk people and other governments at Oka. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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