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THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION THE GREAT BINDING LAW GAYANASHAGOWA

Continued from last week 55. A large bunch of shell strings, in the making of which the Five Nations Confederate Lords have equally contributed, shall symbolize the completeness of the union and...

 

Tsi Niionhiákwas Ó:nen Onhiá:ri

1. Tsi niionhiákwas ó:nen onhiá:ri Berry season 2. Ken'niiohontésha Strawberries 3. Kontatewenní:io ken'niiohontésha Wild strawberries 4....

 

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe 2021 Tribal Election

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe 2021 Tribal Election...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION

Continued from last week Clans and Consanguinity 42. Along the Five Nations and their posterity there shall be the following original clans: Great Name Bearer, Ancient Name Bearer, Great Bear,...

 

Oh Niwenhniserò:ten Átste Akenhnhà:ke Nikahá:wi

1. Iawenhniserataríhen It is a hot day 2. Kwáh io'taríhen It is very hot 3. Kióhton niwáhseno F Wastonhronónke It is 90 degrees Fahrenheit 4....

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION

Continued from last week 33. When a Confederate Lord dies, the surviving relatives shall immediately dispatch a messenger, a member of another clan, to the Lords in another locality. When the runner c...

 

Akitshé:nen Takò:s

1. Shitkanennà:ke Last Fall 2. Kenténha shikahá:wi October time 3. Kénk nón:we Out of nowhere 4. Tha'okè:tohte It appeared 5. Kí:ken takò:s...

 

THE IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION

Continued from last week 28. When a candidate Lord is to be installed he shall furnish four strings of shells (or wampum) one span length bound together at one end. Such will constitute the evidence...

 

Tekawennahsonterónnion

1. Kheionhwatèn:'a wa'ontéhen tsi wa'eiakié:nen'ne sò:'k wa'onte'rhò:roke My niece was ashamed for falling down, so she covered herself. 2....

 

Katshenen'ó:kon Tekhehsnié:nons

1. Rinón:tens ne è:rhar I feed my dog 2. È:rhar kákhwa í:waks It eats dog food 3. Wahihné:kanonte ne è:rhar I give my dog water 4....

 

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...

 

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