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 Cultural Corner    August 28, 2014 

INDIAN MARRIAGE

In the old days, Indian marriage was not founded by a physical attraction between a man and a woman. It was always regulated exclusively on emotional maturity, and these changes were gradually introdu...

 
 Cultural Corner    August 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Address

Whenever people come together, words are said; good words of greetings and acknowledgment are said. First we acknowledge each other. We thank the Creator for allowing us to meet here today safely....

 
 Cultural Corner    August 14, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continue from last week Environmental Philosophy of the Haudenosaunee The Haudenosaunee have lived in peace and harmony with the natural world for thousands of years. We share a deep spiritual...

 
 Cultural Corner    August 7, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continued from last week. •Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on Burial Rules and Regulations Our Nations operate their repatriation programs under the auspices of the Haudenosaunee. The Grand...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 31, 2014

"Polishing the Silver Chain Covenant"

Continued from last week Exhibition of Medicine Masks The public exhibition of all medicine masks is forbidden. Medicine masks are not intended for everyone to see and such exhibition does not recogni...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 24, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continued from last week Haudenosaunee Policy on Medicine (False Face) Masks The Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee issued, in 1995, this policy regarding all Medicine Masks of the Haudenosaunee. Medi...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 17, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continued from last week Since 1974, the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee identified the following objects as being considered sacred and part of our national cultural patrimony. This is the...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 10, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continued from last week Past Burial Practices and Sites In ancient days, the dead were handled differently than today. When people died, their bodies were wrapped in hides and placed on wooden...

 
 Cultural Corner    July 3, 2014

Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain

Continued from last week. Violation of our Spiritual Rights Removing the remains from their eternal resting place is a great desecration to both the dead and the living. The disturbance, destruction,...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 26, 2014

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Continued from last week. Haudenosaunee Policies and Practices Today Haudenosaunee Cultural Properties Haudenosaunee culture shapes the behavior of its members in deep and persistent ways, sometimes...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 19, 2014

"Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain"

Con’t from last week Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794 The Treaty of Canandaigua is legally a part of the supreme law of the land as guaranteed by the United States Constitution. This treaty was...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 12, 2014

"Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain"

Con’t from last week. Silver Covenant Chain The Silver Covenant Chain is a unique Haudenosaunee-European political tool that changed the face of North America. Beyond the seemingly perpetual...

 
 Cultural Corner    June 5, 2014

Part 3 Foundations of Haudenosaunee Relationships

Con’t from last week: “Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain” It is important to share information about Haudenosaunee wampum belts. The belts are important symbols for the Haudenosaunee as the...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 29, 2014

Organization of the Grand Council

Under the shade of the Tree of Peace, seats were prepared for the Sachems or Chiefs to keep and watch the Council Fire and the Peacemaker instructed...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 22, 2014

How Do the Haudenosaunee Govern Themselves?

Continued from "Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain" How Do the Haudenosaunee Govern Themselves? It is important to understand that the Haudenosaunee...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 15, 2014

Land of the Haudenosaunee

The Haudenosaunee still occupy some of their original territory and these lands have never been taken from us, nor held in trust by the United...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 8, 2014

The Haudenosaunee

Continued from last week Reprinted with permission from Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain The Haudenosaunee are actually six separate nations of people who have agreed to live under the Great Law...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 1, 2014

OVERVIEW OF THE HAUDENOSAUNEE

Continued from last week. Reprinted with permission from Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain Haudenosaunee is the traditional name of the Iroquois. This includes what has also been called the Six...

 
 Cultural Corner    May 1, 2014

The Story of John Saiowisakeron Fire

Before there was an elected system of governance in Akwesasne, the community was governed by Community Life Chiefs. These Life Chiefs were known as the Rotinonkwiseres, which means “They Have Long...

 
 Cultural Corner    April 24, 2014

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Continued from last week Reprinted with permission from Polishing the Silver Covenant Chain Opening Since the arrival of the Europeans on North America, the Haudenosaunee have strived to have...

 
 Cultural Corner    April 17, 2014

Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen "Words Before All Else"

~The People~ Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our...

 
 Cultural Corner    April 10, 2014

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Reprinted from Legends of the Iroquois By Tehanetorens...

 
 Cultural Corner    April 3, 2014

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 Cultural Corner    March 27, 2014

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 Cultural Corner    March 20, 2014

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