John Ahniwanika Schertow is an internationally recognized editor and publisher, a self-taught web developer and an award winning journalist of Kanienkehaka and mixed-European descent. For the past nine years, Ahni has served as the driving force behind Intercontinental Cry, an online magazine which he also founded.
As a poet and freelance journalist, Ahni has been featured in the Guardian, Toward Freedom, the Dominion, Madre, Earth First, Swerve Magazine and several other publications. In 2011, Ahni won a Project Censored Award for his coverage of a coordinated military attack on Samburu Pastoralists in north central Kenya.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Ahni provides a wide range of support to individuals and organizations around the world. He is frequently approached for his opinion and extensive knowledge of Indigenous struggles. Ahni is a regular guest on CKUW's weekly radio program Warning Shots; a correspondent for the Public Good Project; and the Coordinator of the IC Translation Project.
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