Oronhyatekha - Peter Martin - Notable First Nations People
Oronhyatekha was from the Six Nations of the Grand River near Brantford, Ontario. He was a Mohawk physician, scholar, and a unique figure in the history of British colonialism. He was the first known Indigenous scholar at Oxford University; a successful CEO of a multinational financial institution; a native statesman; an athlete of international standing; and an outspoken champion of the rights of women, children, and minorities. He was only the 2nd Indigenous M.D. in Canadian history.
"There are a thousand Peter Martins (his baptized name) but there is only one Oronhyatekha.”