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Karl Hill (Cayuga)

Administrative Assistant

(607) 255-6587

Karl Hill is a Sub Chief/Faithkeeper of the Cayuga Nation Heron Clan.  He joined the traditional Cayuga Nation Council in 2006.  Since joining the council, he has been asked to represent the confederacy in Geneva, Switzerland in the United Nations work regarding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  In 2007, when the UN adopted the declaration by vote, Karl was one of the Haudenosaunee delegates on hand at the UN plenary floor.  Similarly, he has worked on the Organization of American States (OAS) Declaration of the Rights on Indigenous Peoples. In addition to his UN work, he has worked for the confederacy as the head of the Haudenosaunee Documentation Committee.  There, Karl interacts with US Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security regarding the upgrade of Haudenosaunee identification documents.  In 2009, he helped design the card and secure system using Haudenosaunee symbols and incorporating the global security standards listed in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 9303.  In 1991, Karl graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Psychology.  After college, he moved to New York City and worked as a paralegal in the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.  He also has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Byrant & Stratton. His other travels include residences in Los Angeles, CA and Waterloo, NY.  Karl enjoys working out and hiking.