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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

ROTINONHSHON:NI AKWESASNE SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with approval from the Native North American Travelling College. Continued from last week Delaware Skin or Stick Dance Kanehwaien The...

 

ROTINONHSHON:NI AKWESASNE SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with approval form the Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week Round Dance Tsiohthwatase:tha The round dance is a...

 

ROTINONHSHON:NI AKWESASNE SOCIAL DANCES

(Reprinted with approval from the Native North American Travelling College) Continued from last week Standing Quiver' or Stomp Dance Watahtshero:ton...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

(Reprinted with approval from the Native North American Travelling College) Continued from last week SINGING SOCIETY RONTERENNOHTHA In almost every Iroquois community there are groups of men, women an...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with approval from the North American Travelling College Continued from last week OHSTAWA'KO:WA TURTLE RATTLE There are two types of turtle...

 

Cultural Corner

OHSTAWA' – RATTLE The regular horn rattle is used to complement the water drum. There is a modern evolution of the rattle used today. The first ratt...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with permission by the Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week Kana'tsio:wi The Water Drum The Creator has given...

 

AKWESASNE MOHAWK SOCIAL DANCES

Reprinted with permission by the Native North American Travelling College HOW TO HAVE A SOCIAL DANCE 1. You need a speaker to do the Opening Thanksgiving Address, or Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen 2. You...

 

GREAT LAW OF PEACE/ KAIENERAKOWA

Continued from last week Election Members of the Grand Council Wampum 54. When a (Chief Statesmanship) title becomes vacant through death or other cause, the Royaneh women of the clan in which the...

 

GREAT LAW OF PEACE/KAIENERAKOWA

Their hearts shall be full of peace and goodwill and their minds filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy. With endless patience they shall carry out their duty and...

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Continued from last week APPORTIONMENT OF CHIEF STATESMEN (The number of Chief Statesmen was set by the Peacemaker, not apportioned by population. No direct taxes existed. Slavery was illegal. The...

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Continued from last week Over 200 years ago an Onondaga Chief advised Benjamin Franklin and other colonial representatives saying, “Our wise forefather established Union and Amity…this made us...

 

"THE BIRTH OF FRONTIER DEMOCRACY FROM AN EAGLE'S EYE VIEW: THE GREAT LAW OF PEACE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITES STATES OF AMERICA"

BY GREGORY SCHAAF, PH.D. From the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the opportunity to create and to establish a new government...

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING CON'T

1900’s to Modern Times The 20th century demonstrates the continuing evolution of clothing styles here at Akwesasne and other native communities in the region. We must differentiate, of course,...

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING CON'T

1770’S The trend of hybrid native/colonial clothing continued through the 18th century. Increasing interaction with European traders meant more transfusion of culture going both ways. Glass and...

 

ROTINONSHONNI CLOTHING

By Darren Bonaparte and Michael Galban From Indian Time supplement The Rontinonshonni-People of the Longhouse 1500s & 1600s Before European contact, Mohawk clothi8ng was made of animal hides like...

 

GRAND COUNCIL OF THE ROTINONSHONNI

Grand Council meetings of the Iroquois Confederacy are held for serious matters, which affect all of the member nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. Before an issue can be...

 

Beading and Basketry

Taken from Indian Time’s The Rontinonshonni supplement Reprinted with permission from Iroquois Indian Museum For more than 4000 years, beads and beadwork have served the people of the Rotinonshonni...

 

IROQUOIS SOCIETY

In Iroquois Society, men and women had definite roles to play. The society stated that men were the hunters and protectors, while women gave birth and nurtured their children. They also tilled the fie...

 

ANCIENT CLAN SYSTEM

The clans are taken from the animal, bird or fish life. The clans are inherited from the mothers. This type of transmission of the clans is called a matrilineal system. Spiritual, social, economic,...

 

KASTO'WAH OF OUR NATION

ROTINONSHONNI MEN'S CLOTHING In describing Rotinonshonni clothing, let me begin with the headwear. Many people mistakenly think that all Native...

 

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