Karl Dockstader is a citizen of the very longstanding Oneida Nation and a person who is very grateful to live in the traditional hunting territory of his people. He was born in the territory of the also very longstanding Seneca people, in what has been called for a very short time in history Buffalo, New York, of the recently formed “United States of America” (uh-Mur-ick-uh). Karl now resides only a day’s walk from Buffalo in what is now called Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the even more newly formed “Canada” (Can-uh-duh).
He is passionate about researching the history, philosophy, art, music, botany, ecology, medicine, governance and other ways of the Haudenosaunee people. Part of understanding the legacy of the People of the Longhouse is Karl’s effort to explore how to keep these practices active by living them, applying them and discussing them with his podcasting bestie Sean on One Dish, One Mic.