Mohawk health has always been tied to the land. This week on Mohawk Ironworkers we explored health, home and heritage and what these mean to ironworkers. Additionally, how do the three H’s influence lives once you retire from ironworking? Hayden Hemlock, a retired Mohawk ironworker from a long line of ironworkers, discussed the importance of … Continue reading Mohawk Ironworkers talks about health
This week on Mohawk Ironworkers, we head to Six Nations, outside of Brantford, Ont., to visit the Hill brothers. These three siblings have logged more than 83 years of ironwork between them, but their efforts have affected their long-term health. The entire episode focuses on the physical demands that this highly-skilled trade places on your … Continue reading Mohawk Ironworkers — The Hill brothers keep it in the family
This week, Mohawk Ironworkers explores the connections between ironworkers and New York City. Thomas Jock II, from Akwesasne explains that workers must travel for the work. Most of the large projects are found along the eastern coast of the U.S. in cities like Albany, New York and Boston. “Booming out” to the job, workers may spend … Continue reading Mohawk Ironworkers build New York
I am just going to get this out of the way: I am terrified of falling. I am not afraid of heights so long as there is some logical way that I cannot fall—safety harness, railing, plexiglass—I am completely at ease. Amusement park rides? The higher the better. If, however, it is just me up … Continue reading Mohawk Ironworkers features Eiffel Al!
How does someone become an ironworker? It is not like it was decades ago; nowadays you need considerable formal training. Episode 4 of Mohawk Ironworkers gives us the inside scoop on how to become an ironworker. Elder and retired ironworker Paul Deer—and my personal favourite in this series—shares how things were done in the past. … Continue reading Mohawk Ironworkers: Training for Steel