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THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 16. If the conditions which shall arise at any future time call for an addition to or change of this law, the case shall be carefully considered and if a new beamseems...

 

Oh nikanahskò:ten sanáhskwaien?

Takò:s ní' wakenáhskwaien I have a pet cat Takò:s owí:ra ní' wakenáhskwaien I have a pet kitten Onón:kote ní' wakenáhskwaien I have a pet...

 

The Iroquois Constitution

Continued from last week. From Indian Time Vol. 27 #7 6. I, Dekanawidah, appoint the Mohawk Lords the heads and the leaders of the Five Nations Confederacy. The Mohawk Lords are the foundation of the...

 

Tekonnonhwará:tons Ka'nisténhsera Sawenhnísera Istá:!

Kí:ken Tsiatákhaton Awenhnísera This Sunday Teniethinonhwará:ton ne Ionkhi'nisténha We will greet our mothers Ka'nisténhsera akawenhnísera...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW – GAYANASHAGOWA

From Indian Time Vol.27 #6 1. I am Dekanawidah and with the Five Nations’ Confederate Lords, I plant the Tree of Great Peace. I plant it in your territory, Adodarhoh, and the Onondaga Nation, in...

 

Authority Over The Medicine Masks

Continued from last week. Each Haudenosaunee reservation has a medicine mask society that has authority over the use of masks for individual and community needs. Each society is charged with the...

 

ATFE Entákta Enionkhinenhawíhon

1. Ahkwesáhshne Place where the partridge live 2. Rontonhwentsianónhnha They care for the earth 3. ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts Their names are ATFE 4. Tehon...

 

FALSE FACE SOCIETIES

An injured or ill Iroquois Indian would sometimes ask the False Face Society to drive away the spirit of the illness or injury. The False Face Society wore masks carved from wood. After a new member...

 

ATFE Enionkhinenhawíhon

1. ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts Their names are ATFE 2. Shakotinenhá:wis ne Ahkwesahshró:non They give seeds to the people of Ahkwesasne 3. Ón:wa...

 

NATIVE AMERICAN CODE OF ETHICS

Author Unknown Reprint from Indian Time Vol. 26 #44 Submitted by Tom Porter Rise with our Elder Brother, the Sun. Pray often. The Creator will listen if you only speak. Be tolerant of those who are...

 

SWEETGRASS FOR THE GENERATIONS YET BORN

Re-printed from Vol. 20 # 35 September 2002 Barbara Gray (Kanatiiosh) HETF Environmental Researcher The smell of sweetgrass always brought a smile to my grandmother’s face. It also triggered in her...

 

Oh Ní:ioht Nátste

Kakwitè:ne nikahá:wi Spring time Tsi nikakwitehnéhtsheres During the spring Ensewenhniserésha'ne The days will get longer again Sénha...

 

Okwari:kowa

Repeated from vol. 26 # 21 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...

 

Tsi nikaio'tenhserò:ten's

Tekataheion'tátshnie I am a paramedic Khenonhkwa'tsherá:wis I am a pharmacist Kheia'taráhstha I am a photographer Katétsien'ts I am a physician Ke...

 

Teharonhiawako Meets "Hadoui"

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Teharonhiawako came to a spot that was open and found a being sitting there on a rock, looking into...

 

Tsi nikaio'tenhserò:ten's

Kató:rats I am a hunter Khetahstén:nis I am a hypnotist Kka'èn:ions I am an inspector Tekewennaténies I am an interpreter Tekohtáhrhos I am a...

 

The Story of Cornhusk Dolls

The dolls made from cornhusk have an interesting story that is told to the children. As in most stories there is a moral that goes with it. Long ago, the cornhusk dolls had faces. Their job was to...

 

Tsi nikaio'tenhserò:ten's

Kewennaráhstha I am a computer worker Ktsiénhaiens I am a councilor Khe'nikonhrá:wis I am a counselor of mental health Iokaión:seron...

 

The Formation of The Grand Council

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College 1ST WAMPUM I, Hiawatha and the Sachems have planted a tree of Peace, which we will call Tsioneratis...

 

Katsheronniáhshions

1. Kateniiontáhshions - I am taking my apron off 2. Kakia'tahnháhshions - I am taking my belt off 3. Kakia'karíhshions - I am taking my blouse off...

 

O Mother Earth

YEARS AGO THEY SAID: "Vast acres of land must be stripped for oil." THEY SAID: "Great forests of trees must be felled to make room for the growing...

 

Katsheronniánions Part 2

26. Teka'niá:nawenks - Mittens, I am putting on mittens 27. Tewaka'niá:nawen - Mittens, I am wearing mittens 28. Kaníhkia'ks - Necklace, I am...

 

Native American Code of Ethics

Author Unknown Reprint from 2008 Originally submitted by Tom Porter Rise with our Elder Brother, the Sun. Pray often. The Creator will listen if you only speak. Be tolerant of those who are lost on...

 

Kanoronhkhwáhtshera Awenhnísera

1. Tekonnonhwará:tons Kanoronhkhwáhtshera Awenhnísera - Happy Valentine's Day 2. Kaié:ri iawén:re ne Enníska - February 14th 3....

 

ROTINONHSHON:NI AKWESASNE SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with approval from the Native North American Travelling College. Continued from last week The Old Women’s Dance Karennaka:ion Tsionahthonwisenhneha The Old Women’s Dance, a sacred... Full story

 

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