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 Cultural Corner    January 28, 2016 

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 Cultural Corner    January 21, 2016

Peach Stone Game "Kaientowa:nen"

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College The seventh and final day of Sha’tekohsehkwen is the “Peach Stone Game” (kaientowa:nen) this is also called the “betting game.” This is...

 
 Cultural Corner    January 14, 2016

Kaien'kwaroketskwas

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College The sacrifice you will use to solidify this Ceremony (Stirring Ashes) is a White Dog. The dog must be pure white. There can’t be any black...

 
 Cultural Corner    January 7, 2016

Shatekohsehrhon (Midwinter Ceremonies) to begin January 14, 2016

At the End of season ceremony after the Faithkeepers put through the Standing Quiver Dance, the Faithkeepers released the men (hunters) to go out and...

 
 Cultural Corner    December 10, 2015

History of the Clans

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week… The following day another elderly lady from one of the families gave thanks to the Creator, and then went down to the...

 
 Cultural Corner    December 3, 2015

History of the Clans

Many thousands of years ago the population of the humans on the earth was very small. As years passed it increased consid­erably. Along with this increase many problems began to occur. Many new...

 
 Cultural Corner    November 25, 2015

IROQUOIS LEGEND: JOAGAH, TONEOAHYEN, GAHGAH (SENECA)

Submitted by the NNATC That year, all the planted fields around the village were bad. Although harvest time was drawing near, the squash were still the size of hazel nuts, and the bean pods were...

 
 Cultural Corner    November 19, 2015

A VISIT BY OUR GRANDFATHERS, THE THUNDERERS

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College I will tell you this story as it really happened, just the way I remember it. I truly believe that it was our Grandfathers who came to visit us...

 
 Cultural Corner    November 5, 2015

Okwari:kowa

Submitted by NNATC This is a Mohawk story that was told to children. A long, long time ago there was a village on the bend of a river. On one sunny...

 
 Cultural Corner    October 15, 2015

Iroquois Dice Game

Submitted by NNATC Six or eight dice are used, one side being marked the other side white or plain. You throw the dice on a blanket covered table....

 
 Cultural Corner    October 8, 2015

Ka'khowanen (Harvest Ceremony)

The Kaieri Niioriwake, Rotiianeshon and Kanistensera came together to set the date for Kakhowanen starting on Friday, October 16 and ending on Sunday, October 18, 2014. The leadership came to one...

 
 Cultural Corner    October 1, 2015

PINE TEA

Submitted by NNATC 1 branch (approx. 12” long) 1 gallon of water Chop up entire branch and add to water. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15-20 minutes, cool and strain. Drink 4 cups a day until...

 
 Cultural Corner    September 24, 2015

Traditional Medicines

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College For thousands of years the knowledge of traditional medicines was relative to our environment and people (Rotinonhshon:ni) and have been vitally...

 
 Cultural Corner    September 17, 2015

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Harriet LaFrance Mohawk Name: Karihwaieri:ton (She fulfilled her obligation.) Snipe Clan Mohawk Elder Former Mohawk Teacher Singer in the Mohawk Choir of the St. Regis Church The way my mother told...

 
 Cultural Corner    September 10, 2015

The Origin Of Man

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College When Teharonhiawako created all the waters, plants, trees and animals of the world, he decided that he should create a being in his likeness from...

 
 Cultural Corner    September 3, 2015

RABBIT AND PUSSY-WILLOW A SENECA JUST-SO STORY

Tonawanda Reservation March 30, 1937 Long time ago, when animals were still in their natural form as the Good Spirit had created them, our friend the common Rabbit, often called “Cotton-tail”...

 
 Cultural Corner    August 27, 2015

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 Cultural Corner    August 20, 2015

WEDDINGS AND CLANS

A young man of the Bear Clan and a young woman of the Wolf Clan plan to get married. This is proper, and their children will become good candidates to become Faithkeepers, Clan Mothers, or Rotiianehso...

 
 Cultural Corner    August 13, 2015

Ojibway Legend: The Spirit of the Corn

A long time ago, there lived a group of Ojibway people who had a bountiful harvest of corn. So plentiful was this crop that the people became boastful. Their pride and arrogance made them wasteful....

 
 Cultural Corner    July 16, 2015

The Little People

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College In the olden times when my people lived more or less with nature's own way, when they were able...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 9, 2015

Giving of a Name

Amongst the Rotinonhsen:ni nations each of the clans have specific names that belong to each clan. A Bear Clan person must have a Bear Clan name. It is not proper for a Bear Clan person to have a...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 2, 2015

Story About the Plant "Golden Rod" Otsinekwar

Submitted by Native North American Travelling College Along time ago, there was an old lady who lived in a village. This old lady was very helpful to...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 25, 2015

THE THUNDERERS

Many summers in the past, a family was working in their garden when they noticed the dark clouds in the sky. When the big rain came, their daughter ran towards the Longhouse with her family. Before sh...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 18, 2015

ROTIHSKARE:WAKE THE BEAR CLAN & MEDICINE

Continued from last week… The next morning when the old woman got up the old man again was very sick. Again the old man told the Bear Clan woman where to go to find the proper medicinal plant and...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 11, 2015

ROTIHSKARE:WAKE THE BEAR CLAN & MEDICINE

Many years ago, before the arrival of the European people here in North America, the Creator came to visit his people. One day the Creator decided to check on his people to see if they were still...

 

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