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THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week Culturally The cultural significance of the Four...

 

Enkatateweiennén:ta'ne Ne Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi

1. Enkatateweiennén:ta'ne ne Rotón:ni nikahá:wi I will get ready for Christmas 2. Átste kanonhsaktónkie enkhahseraniiontónnion I will hang...

 

Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons 2

36. Enkekhwà:ren I will have a feast 37. Enkekhón:ni tsi nahò:ten wetewaienthó:ko I will cook what we harvested 38. Enkenennio'kwananá:wenhte ne...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict Continued from last week Air Pollution Lead, for example, was used for decades...

 

Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons 1

1. Okaristiiáhne Thursday 2. Kentenhkó:wa tewáhsen wísk enhská:ra'ne November 25th will be the date 3. Ratinatónhkhwa teiontenonhwaratónhkhwa...

 

THE FOUR WINDS

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Task Force By Les Benedict The Four Winds carry with them another life essential, water. Water in the...

 

Kahnhratarí:nes Kari'wanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwas

55. Tesen'tsionhstánions kenh? Are you sneezing? 56. Hen, tewaki'tsionhstánions Yes, I am sneezing 57. Í:iah, í:iah tha'tewaki'tsionhstánions...

 

Environmental Philosophies of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force

Reprinted from WORDS THAT COME BEFORE ALL ELSE by Les Benedict The Four Winds: We are all thankful to the powers we know as the Four Winds. We hear th...

 

Kahnhratarí:nes Kari'wanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwas

28. Sawistóhskon kénh? Do you have chills? 29. Hen, wakewistóhskon Yes, I have chills 30. Í:iah, í:iah tewakewistóhskon No, I do not have...

 

THE PEACEMAKER'S SYMBOLS

The founding father of the Iroquois Confederacy was not only a genius in understanding the enduring power of symbols, he is credited by the elders...

 

Kahnhratarí:nes Kari'wanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwas

1. Ká:'k ken niká:ien sáhnhraien? Do you have any of these symptoms? 2. Hen, wakáhnhraien Yes I have symptoms 3. Í:iah, i:iah tewakáhnhraien...

 

THE STORY of THE GREAT BEAR, THE BIG DIPPER

From the Legends of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) This is a story that old Iroquois told to their children during the winter moons...

 

Kahnhratarí:nes

1. Ká:'k ken niká:ien sáhnhraien? Do you have any of the following symptoms? 2. Sen'tonhkwáhrhos kénh? Do you have a fever? 3. Sen'tonhkwáhrhos...

 

MOHAWK FUNERAL RITUAL

Submitted by Doug - Kanentiio George The longhouse is divided into two sections: those who are grieving (family, friends, clan) sit to the north while those who are responding (the other clans) are...

 

Tsi Ionteweienhstáhkhwa Ensewatorià:neron

1. Sewatahónhsatat! You all, listen! 2. Tesewá:ta'n! You all, stand up! 3. Tesewatkahrhaté:ni! You all, turn around! 4. Tesewá:ta'n ákta...

 

THE DISCOVERY OF FIRE, A TRADITION

From the Legends of the Iroquois, by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) In olden times when a Mohawk boy had reached the age of 14 winters (years), it was customary for him to make a journey, accompanied by...

 

THE FIERCE BEAST

From the legends of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) This story was told to me by De-ha-we-is-he-ie (David Hill), a Mohawk of Six Nations country, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. In ancient days...

 

Tsi Ionteweienhstáhkhwa Tehatitharónnions - 2

36. Oh nahò:ten iesá:iats? What is your name? 37. Karihwénhawe iónkiats My name is Karihwénhawe 38. Oh nahò:ten tesahshenná:sere? What is your...

 

SA-GO-IA-NA-WA-SAI OUR GRANDFATHER

From the Legends of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) After Sat-kon-se-ri-io, the Good Spirit, had created the creatures of the earth, he...

 

Tsi Ionteweienhstáhkhwa

1. Sateweièn:ton ne iontkéhta's! Put away your backpack! 2. Hao' ki' enkateweièn:ton ne akwá:wen iontkéhta's OK, I will put away my backpack 3. ...

 

THUNDER BOY

This legend happened long ago on an island in the St. Lawrence River. The island is called by the Akwesasne Mohawks, Jo-ka-ta-ren-re, and lies opposite St. Regis Point on the St. Regis Reservation....

 

Tsi Ionteweienhstáhkhwa Iontstha'shón:'a

1. Iontkehtáhkhwa Backpack 2. Ahsonhtà:ke tsi iehiatónhkwa Board to write on 3. Tsi iehiatonhseraniiontáhkhwa Bulletin Board 4. Tkarohrókstha /...

 

THE SEVEN DANCERS

By Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden) Many winters in the past, the Mohawk Nation (People of the Flint) were camped on the lake Keniatiio (pronounced Kahnyah-D...

 

Tsi Iontoweienstahkhwaniónhkhwa Sontehnhotonkwanión:ko!

Seskehkó:wa September Sontehnhotón:ko It opened again Ne tsi iontoweienstáhkhwa The school Sontehnhotonkwanión:ko Many opened again Tsi...

 

SONG OF THE HERMIT THRUSH

Long ago the birds had no songs. Only man could sing and every morning man would greet the rising sun with a song. The birds, as they were flying by, would often stop and listen to the beautiful...

 

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