Musician, Flute, guitar, voice, Speaker
Jonathan is a Mohawk from Tyendinaga First Nation, where he resides with his wife Linda and four children, Tammy, David Akweks, Jesse Owera and Noelle Otsishera. Jonathan has been a musician all of his adult life and he currently travels full-time throughout the world with his First Nations band “Broken Walls”, playing Mohawk wind flute, guitar, native drum and doing lead vocals. Their mission is to bring healing and dignity to Indigenous People and to help educate non-Native people about the First People of the land.
Jonathan also speaks at various events with the heart of a father in delivering a message of hope and encouragement. He stresses the value of each individual‛s unique gifts for the betterment of society as a whole, as well as the acceptance of self.
His debut solo CD “Christmas on Turtle Island” is an instrumental journey on the Mohawk Wind flute. For this album, he was awarded “Instrumental Album of the Year” and “Flute Album of the Year” from the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.
Jonathan recently released a Mohawk album entitled “Karonyakdadeh” and he is about to release a new album with his band, Broken Walls.