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THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 20th WAMPUM The following will be the procedure used by the legislative...

 

The Great Law

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week 17th WAMPUM Whenever the Sachems gather to hold Council, the Onondaga...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College ...continued from last week...

 

THE GREAT LAW

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Functions of The Council 7th WAMPUM The...

 

The Establishment Of The Kaianerekowa (Great law)

The Peacemaker asked the Mohawk Chiefs to call a council. Messengers were sent out among the Mohawk people and the meeting began with the Peacemaker stating, “I, with agreement from Hiawatha, wish...

 

Hiawatha Meets The Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from Vol. 37 # 16 (April 25, 2019 edition) As the Peacemaker addressed Hiawatha, he...

 

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...

 

Hiawatha Meets The Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Hiawatha had lost his family of seven daughters. It was truly a great loss, and he was very...

 

Words of Condolence

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The seventh morning, he continued his journey and turned south again. Late that evening, he came...

 

The Story of Lacrosse

Story courtesy of Emily Tarbell As we start a new lacrosse season, we print this story as a reminder to the players, coaches and fans. Our Grandfathers told us many stories that would relate to...

 

Hiawatha and Atotarhoh

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week His grief was so deep that he resolved to leave the Onondaga Nation...

 

Hiawatha and Atotarhoh

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College At the same time the Peacemaker was delivering the message of Peace and Brotherhood to the Mohawk...

 

The Peacemaker Offers The Law Of Peace To The Flint Nation

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College When the hunters returned to the Village of the Mohawk Nation, they told of the Messenger who was...

 

The Peacemaker Meets Tekarihoken

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College As the Peacemaker continued on his journey towards the Flint (Mohawk Nation), he came upon the lodg...

 

The Messenger of Peace

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Peacemaker crossed Lake Ontario and approached the land of the Hotinonshonni. He looked for...

 

The Birth of the Peacemaker

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College It happened at a place called “Kanienkeh” a long time ago. A boy was born in a Huron Village...

 

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...

 

Origin of the Four Sacred Ceremonies

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College …continued from last week Ceremonies of Midwinter, the time when all things are new again, will...

 

Origin of the Four Sacred Ceremonies

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Before the time of the Peacemaker and Hiawatha, and at a time when the Onkwehonwe were without...

 

The Origin of Man

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College When Teharonhiawako created all the waters, plants, trees and animals of the world, he decided...

 

THE CREATION STORY

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College Continued from last week When the time came for them to be born, she gave birth to twin sons. The...

 

THE CREATION STORY

Reprinted with permission from Traditional Teachings by the Native North American Travelling College The Story comes from the earliest time in our Language - a time when our language, symbols,...

 

Ohenton Karihwatehkwen

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....

 

Oseedah, the Rabbit Gambler

Continued from last week “Come home with me,” he said. “I have plenty of live mice in my house and I have two fine wives to prepare them for you.” So Sayno went to Oseedah’s house and sat...

 

Oseedah, the Rabbit Gambler

There is something about Oseedah that makes one wonder where his courage went, nephew. Wah! he has no courage at all, yet, my nephew, he has long ears and a short tail. Ho ho! It may be that you...

 

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