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  • Tasewatken'sé:ra ne Akhwesáhshne Karáhston Tsi iontkehrontáhkhwa tanon Karáhston Ronatenaiéhston

    Jul 11, 2024

    1. Tasewatken'sé:ra ne Akhwesáhshne Karáhston Tsi iontkehrontáhkhwa tanon Karáhston Ronatenaiéhston Entákta, Ohiarihkó:wa ia :ia'k enhká:ra'ne Come to the Akwesasne Art Market and Art Show on Saturday, July 6 2. Tenhontenonhwará:ton ne Kanien'kéha karáhston tánon tsi niionkwariho :ten enthónhka'we ne Ahkwesáhshne tehontstikáhwha'as It's a celebration of Mohawk art and culture presented by Akwesasne Travel 3. Ahkwesáhshne nón:we Tsi kanakerahtsheratákie ionten'nikonhroriatáh...

  • Wa'akhiienawá'se Ne Katshenen'ó:kon

    Jul 3, 2024

    1. Wa'onkwaién:ta'ne ne iontetsièn:tshne ne katshenen'ó:kon We had a clinic for pets 2. Ohiaríha wísk tánon ià:ia'k wa'ká:ra'ne June 5th and 6th was the date 3. Tsi Ron'shwathà:ke At the fire station 4. Tsieià:ta akokstén:ha, Jean iontákia'ts One elder, Jean is her name 5. Tanon ne ronwahwente n:'a, Ron ronwá:ia'ts And her nephew, Ron is his name 6. Wahotiió'ten katshé:nen iontétsien'ts Lauren Kleine wa'kenikwatá:ko akiaterihwahténkia'te They worked with a veterinarian named Lauren Kleine...

  • Eniawenhniseratarihénhake

    Jun 20, 2024

    1. Eniawenhniseratarihénhake It will be a hot day 2. Akwáh enwa'taríha'te It will be very hot 3. Eniorahkwatarihénhake It will be hot sun 4. Enkarahkó:ten It will be sunny 5. Enkarahkó:ta'ne It is going to be sunny 6. Eniotonríhake It will be humid 7. Enwa'tariha'tánion It will be a heat wave 8. Entewakwatá:ko ne kanonhsanóhstha We will put in our air conditioners 9. Enkiotáhrhoke ne kaweraráhtha We will put on the fan 10. Tsi iorahkwawéhrhon entewákien We will sit in the shade 11. Ohné:kano...

  • Clanology

    Jun 20, 2024

    Continued from last week. Rotikwaho - Wolf Clan The people of the Wolf Clan are usually aggressive. They tend to respond almost instantly to things in their life. They are a very honest and straight forward people. In this regard most Wolf Clan people are not generally thought to possess diplomatic characteristics. The Wolf Clan will say what is on their mind without much hesitation or regard to the feelings of anyone. If you would like to have an argument just for the sake of arguing, no matter what subject, just go see the people of the Wolf...

  • Oh Nenhsiere Enhshnenna'taién:to

    Jun 13, 2024

    1. Enhsathnenna'tahserón:ni You will prepare the potatoes 2. Enwá:ton ken'nikahnenna'tá:sa'as enhshnenna'taienhnthóhseron You can plant small potatoes whole 3. Ahshén:nen tenhshnenna'tohwihánion enhsaten'niko n:raren ská:ti nonkwá:ti eniohnión:warentake You will cut the pieces in half make sure one side has a sprout 4. Káksakon enhséta'a tohkára nón:ta sanónhskon tsi niio'taríhen You will put the cut pieces on a tray at room temperature for a few days 5. Tsi nón:we nikakwe'...

  • Wakonwéskwani Akiénhntho

    Jun 6, 2024

    1. Wahaki'tarakahrháthohse He plowed the garden for me 2. Wathakwa'kenhrawénriese He tilled the garden for me 3. Kathehtahserón:ni I am preparing the garden 4. Kakenhrahserón:ni I am preparing the soil 5. Kathahonniánions I am making rows 6. Atshó:kten kátstha I am using a hoe 7. Kkarontónnions I am making holes 8. Tsioháha enkiénhntho ne o'niónkseri I will plant 1 row of onions 9. Tó: niioháhake enhsiéntho ne ohnennà:ta? How many rows of potatoes will you plant? 10. Áhsen niioháhake enki...

  • Nahè:'a Tsi Niwenhniserò:tens

    May 30, 2024

    1. Nahè:'a tsi niwenhniserò:tens Recent Weather 2. Enníska tsi náhe wa'kiaonhwentsíshonhkwe Last February there was an earthquake 3. Sewenhníta tsi náhe wa'tewaterahkwá:seren Last month, we had an eclipse 4. Sewennì:ta tsi náhe iothó:rehkwe Last month it was very cold 5. Ki:ken wenhni'tarakie on'tariha'tánion This month it was very hot 6. Tsiahià:ksera tsi náhe wa'onon'ón:ti ne Ahkwesáhshne Last week, it did hail in Ahkwesáhshne 7. Ón:wa wa'okennoréhseron Now, it is very rainy 8. Kaniatar...

  • Ionkhinatahrenná:wi

    May 23, 2024

    1. Akwáh ken'nihá:ti onkwehón:we Quite a few Native people 2. Enionkhinatahré:nahse They will visit us 3. Tonanawanda nithoné:non They came from Tonawanda 4. Onondaga nithoné:non They came from Onondaga 5. Tanon Tuscaora nithoné:non And they came from Tuscarora 6. Albany o:ni nontahón:ne People also came from Albany 7. Washington D.C. o:ni nontahón:ne People also came from Washington, DC 8. Ronterihwatsterístha ne Onhwentsia'kehkha They take care of the environment 9. Ohserón:...

  • Wahonten'nikonhró:ri

    May 16, 2024

    1. Ki:ken onkiahiakseró:kten teioweienhnhara'ón:ne It was a busy weekend 2. É:so wahonten'nikonhró:ri There were many celebrations 3. Akhwátsire wa'thatí:ta'ne wa'onkenatahré:nahse My family stopped to visit me 4. Kanisténhsera akawenhnísera Mother's Day 5. Wa'akwakia'tarò:roke We gathered 6. Wa'kiathinonhwará:ton ne ka'nisténhsera We greeted the mothers 7. Karíhton wa'onkhikhónnion ne ohrhon'kè:ne The police cooked for us 8. Karíhton ò:ni wa'onkhikhwahéhrhahse The police serve us 9. Sahat...

  • Tenwaterahkwá:seren

    Apr 4, 2024

    1. Onerahtókha kaié:ri enhská:ra'ne 3:24 iotohétston nénkie tsi kanenhstá:ton ne Ahkwesáhshne On April 8, 2024 at 3:24 pm in Ahkwesáhshne 2. Tenkiaterahkwá:seren 2 orbs (sun and moon) will be on top of each other 3. Teiotonhontsiatasè:ton ne kiokiehnékha karáhkwa The earth goes around the sun 4. Teiorahkwatasehákie ne ahshonthenhnéhkha karáhkwa ne onhwén:tsia The moon goes around the earth 5. Enkarahkwa'hó:roke ne kiokiehnékha karáhkwa The sun will be hidden 6. Ne :'e tsi ne ahsonthenhnéhkha...

  • Wáhta Nikahá:wi

    Mar 28, 2024

    1. Tewarontahrá:raks ne wáhta okwire'shòn:'a nè:'e tsi wahón:nise shiwatákie tsi eh niionkwarihò:ten We tap maple trees because it is a traditional cultural practice 2. Wahón:nise, ionkhihsothokon'kénha í:iah tehotikhwaién:tahkwe shontahseróhetste, nè:'e ionkionhnhéhkwen Long ago, our ancestors had no food after a long winter 3. Iotohsera'tsha'nihtòn:ne tsi wahontóhetste ne onkwehón:we Our ancestors passed through an extremely severe winter 4. É:so niionkwè:take wahontonhkária'ke...

  • Tsi Kanakerahtsherakè:ron Wa'titewatatawíhon

    Mar 21, 2024

    1. Tsi kanakerahtsherakè:ron wa'titewatatawíhon Nations did trade 2. Kákhwa tánon kanénha wa'kiakwatawíhon We did trade food and seeds 3. Entewakwé:ni entewatátenonte We all are able to feed ourselves 4. Tsiahià:ksera iotohétston Last week 5. Entákta, Enniskó:wa kióhton wahská:ra'ne On Saturday, March 9th 6. Wa'akwatkenní:sa'a kanonhséshne We did meet at the longhouse 7. Ón:kwe ronatenèn:raien The Ón:kwe group 8. MCA Ionónhsonte Ata'karitéhtshera tánon Onhwentsia'kéhkha Shakotitsièn:tha Ronte...

  • Otsi'ten'okòn:'a Enhshón:newe

    Mar 14, 2024

    1. Kí:ken iohia'kseratákie kióhton iawén:re enhská:ra'ne entewatáhsawen ne kakwite :ne nikahá:wi This week, it will be spring again on March 19 2. Otsi'ten'okòn:'a enhshón:newe ne kén:'en The birds will return here 3. Otsi'ten'okòn:'a tontakón:ne The birds did come back 4. Otsi'ten'okòn:'a kontirennotákie onkwathón:te'ne I heard the birds singing 5. Okwira'kéhshon tsik nón:we ó:ni otsi'ten'okòn:'a kontirennó:ton Everywhere birds are singing in the trees 6. Terí:teri kontirennotákie Blueja...

  • Taonsakaté:ni Ne Átste

    Mar 7, 2024

    Taonsakaté:ni ne átste It ought to change outside again Ensewenhniserésha’ne The days will get long again Ohrhonkéhrtsi á:re tontakarahkwíneken’ne The sun is up early in the morning again Sénha karì:wes á:re ienskaráhkwen’ne The sunset is later in the day again Ensewenhniserehsónhake The days will be long again Sénha karì:wes á:re tenkió:karahwe It will get dark later again Enwá:ton sénha karì:wes átste enwé:seke nó:nen entewaio’tenhserén:ta’ne tánon entewateweienstá:ko We can spend more time outside after work and school Nó:nen iorákote,...

  • Akohserà:ke Wahonten'nikonhró:ri

    Feb 22, 2024

    9 Ahkwesáhshne Akohserà:ke Wahonten'nikonhró:ri 2024 Ahkwesáhshne Winter Carnival 2. Khia'teiohserá:ke Every year 3. Iakhihsóhtha Our grandparents 4. Wahonterihwahténkia'te They put on the event 5. Wa'onkhiia'tohserón:ko We had a spa day 6. Wa'akoko'tsión:ni She fixed her hair 7. Wa'akoratsken'tón:ni She braided her hair 8. Wa'akokonhsahserón:ni She did her makeup 9. Wahshakotiia'tará:ko ne Ronontí:io tánon Iakonontí:io They selected the King and Queen 10. Wahonwaia'tar...

  • Kanoronhkhwáhtshera Nikawennò:tens

    Feb 15, 2024

    1. Tekonnonhwará:tons Kanoronhkhwáhtshera Awenhnísera Happy Valentines Day! 2. Enníska Kaié:ri iawén:re shískare February 14th 3. Kanoronhkhwáhtshera nikawennò:tens Love words 4. Konnorónhkwa I love you 5. Rinorónhkwa I love him 6. Khenorónhkwa I love her 7. Khenorónhkwa ne akhwá:tsire I love them, my family 8. Akítshé:nen wakenorónhkwa My pet loves me 9. Katatenorónhkwa I love myself 10. Kwanorónhkhwa kwátere We love you, grandchild 11. Kenorónhkwahkwe I used to love it 12. Ón:wa wenhniser...

  • Teiaonhwentsishónhkhwa

    Feb 8, 2024

    1. Okaristiiáhne, Enníska niwenni'tò:ten énska shískare, áhsen niwáhsen tsiá:ta nikahseriiè:take iotohétston ne tsiá:ta ohrhon'kè:ne On Thursday, February 1 at 7:37 am 2. Wa'kiaonhwentsíshonhkwe The earth did shake 3. Ahkwesáhshne, othore :ke nonkwá:ti Kanón:no tánon énkie e :neken nonkwá:ti ne Tsiaontarí:kon In Akwesasne, northern New York, and southwestern Quebec 4. Ronakiohkowá:nen wahónttoke Many people noticed it 5. Wahsáttoke kénh tsi wa'kiaonhwentsíshonhkwe? Did you notice the earthq...

  • Wakenonhwaktaníhahkwe

    Feb 1, 2024

    3. Onkwen'tskwe'nanón:wake My chest hurt 22. Wentó:re tsi wa'katón:rie I had a difficult time breathing 23. Onkhnia'sanón:wake My throat hurt 24. Ón:tohkwe It was inflamed 25. Onkwatewennahtón:ni I lost my voice 26. Onkwatenià:ko My lymph nodes were swollen 27. Onktsi'niónhkerote My nose was running 28. Wa'tewakenión:kweke My nose was stuffed up 29. Wa'tewaki'tsionhstánion I was sneezing a lot 30. Wa'tekhwishénhiie I was exhausted 31. Onkí:ta'we I did sleep 32. Kwáh í:ken onkenonhwá:kt...

  • Wakenonhwaktaníhahkwe

    Jan 25, 2024

    1. Tsiahià:ksera tsi náhe, wakenonhwaktaníhahkwe Last week, I was sick 2. Onkenonhwákten I did become sick 3. Wá:kiehr waki'tonhkwáhrhos I woke up with a fever 4. Onkwa'tarihenserá:nohste I had chills 5. Onkia'tíshon I was shivering 6. Wa'tewakenawiro'ókhon My teeth were chattering 7. Wakhskien'tanón:wakskwe I had aching joints 8. Wakeronhkwe'nanón:wakskwe My back hurt 9. Onkia'tanonhwákhon My body hurt all over 10. Onkwahontanón:wake I had an earache 11. Wa'tekahonhtá:kahre I had ringing in my...

  • Sha'tekohséhne Teniakwatenonhwará:ton

    Jan 11, 2024

    1. Kí:ken enkiahia'kseró:kten This coming weekend 2. Rotinontsistowá:nens tenhonhkwatá:se tsi kanenhstá:ton The bigheads will go around the reserve 3. Enionkhihretsiá:ron They will encourage us 4. Aetewahá:wihte ne ionkwaio'tenhsera We all ought to push our work aside 5. Enionkhihró:ri They will tell us 6. Entewatáhsawen sha'tekohshéhne Midwinter ceremonies will start 7. Kanonhséshne At the longhouse 8. Tenhatinonhsakháhsi They will split the house 9. Rotiskaré:wake, rotineniothr...

  • Tonsakaniéhtahkwe

    Dec 14, 2023

    1. Sawentanawénhne It was mild again 2. Tonsakaniéhtahkwe The snow melted again 3. Tonsakawí:sahkwe The ice melted again 4. Tonsakáwerahkwe The wind picked up 5. Tsioniehtanawenhákie The snow was melting along again 6. Iowistanawenhákie It is melting along 7. Tsík nón:we kahnekónnion There is water all over 8. Iohonwa'takè:ron There are puddles 9. Í:iah kanéka tetsioteniehtáhere There is no snow anywhere 10. Ohontóhskon kí:ken átste Everything is green outside 11. Iokennorénhne It rained 12. S...

  • Tonkiérenhte Ón:keren'ne

    Dec 7, 2023

    1. Kí:ken iohia'kseratákie tonkié:renhte ón:keren'ne This week we had our first snowfall 2. Tonkié:renhte wa'okén:rore First it rained 3. Sók wa'onen'ón:ti Then it did sleet 4. Tsi niwahshòn:tes ón:keren'ne Overnight it did snow 5. Ostón:ha wa'onkwaniehtaién:ta'ne We received a little snow on the ground 6. Ioniehtaná:nawen The snow is wet 7. Ioniehtákste The snow is heavy 8. Kaniehtí:io The snow is nice 9. Wahtkahthohtsherí:io It is a nice view 10. Akwé:kon ioteniehtáhere Everything is cov...

  • Iotohétston Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons Karihwanóntha tánon Tekarihwa'serákwas

    Nov 30, 2023

    1. Wa'tehsatenonhwará:ton kénh tsi niieienthókwa'as? Did you celebrate harvest (Thanksgiving) day? 2. Hén, wa'kekhwa :ren Yes, I put up the feast 3. Í:iah tekekhwà:ren No, I did not have a feast. 4. Í:se kénh akwé:kon wahsekhón:ni? Did you do all the cooking? 5. Hén, í:'i akwé:kon wa'kekhón:ni Yes, I did all the cooking 6. Í:iah, í:iah akwé:kon tewakekhón:ni. Riièn:'a wahakhón:ni. No, I did not cook everything. My son cooked. 7. Óh nahò:ten wà:serihte? What did you cook? 8. Wa'tekhnennà:ta...

  • Tsi Nikahá:wi Tetewatenonhwará:tons

    Nov 22, 2023

    1. Okaristiiáhne Kentenhkó:wa tewáhsen áhsen enhská:ra'ne Thursday November 23rd will be the date 2. Ratinatónhkhwa teiontenonhwaratónhkhwa awenhnísera They call it thanksgiving day 3. Ón:wa iahia'kserá:te This week 4. Enkekhwá:ren I will have a feast 5. Enkatenna'tsherahninòn:ra I will go grocery shopping 6. Enkatenna'tarontónnion I will make a lot of pies 7. Enkenennio'kwananá:wenhte ne skawiró:wane o'wà:ron I will thaw out the turkey meat 8. Skawiró:wane enkena'taráta'a I will stuff the tu...

  • Kató:rats

    Nov 16, 2023

    1. Kató:rats I am hunting 2. Ne ska'niónhsa rá:tsin A male moose 3. Ne oskennón:ton rá:tsin A male deer 4. Tehonà:karonte He has horns attached 5. Wakatoráthe I went hunting 6. Ne sónhatsi Wild ducks 7. Ne káhonk Wild geese 8. Ohrhon'kéhstsi Early morning 9. Shontakarahkwineken'ne Sunrise 10. Ohská:wakon In the woods 11. Okwirákta Near the tree 12. Kanawákta Near the swamp 13. Okwirákta í:kete I am standing near the tree 14. Kheianíhsaks I am looking for their tracks 15. Kheia'tì:saks I am looki...

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