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HISTORY OF THE CLANS

Originally submitted by NNATC Many thousands of years ago the population of the humans on the earth was very small. As years passed it increased considerably. Along with this increase many problems be...

 

Khia'tewenhniserá:ke Owenna'shón:'a (Ohrhonkè:ne- 3)

61. Oh nahsákiere shiiohrhón'ke? What did you do this morning? 62. Iontehnhonhrakon'onhstáhkhwa wa'kéhrho kehnhonró:kon I did spread deodorant un...

 

TRADITIONAL NATIVE CORN & FOOD

Reprinted from Kakhwakon Cookbook Recipes, sponsored by Mohawk Indian Housing Corporation A BRIEF HISTORY OF CORN Ancient corn was began by Native Americans who developed the founding species. Two...

 

Khia'tewenhniserá:ke Owenna'shón:'a (Ohrhonkè:ne- 2)

31. Átste tsi ieientáhkhwa thó niaonsá:ke I went in the bathroom again 32. Wa'tkatkahrahnháhsi I did take off my glasses 33. Tsi...

 

THANKSGIVING ADDRESS – OHENTON KARIHWATEHKWEN

We direct our attention to the Life Forces on Mother Earth: to the waters, which quenches our thirst and provide for the well-being and the strength of plant life; to the animals, who provide us with...

 

Khia'tewenhniserá:ke Owenna'shón:'a (Ohrhonkè:ne- 1)

1. Oh nahsákiere shiiohrón'ke? What did you do this morning? 2. Onkwathón:te'ne ne teiohenrehtáhkhwa I did hear my alarm 3. Wà:kie I did wake up...

 

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 SECTION II: WHY THE FOUR WINDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE...

 

Satateweiennentà:'on ken ne Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi? -2

41. Onen'tó:kon kenh senonotsherá:iens? Have you put the presents under the tree? 42. Hén, onen'tó:kon wa'kenonotsherá:ien. Yes, I did put the...

 

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 SECTION II: WHY THE FOUR WINDS ARE HAVING TROUBLE...

 

Satateweiennentà:'on ken ne Rotón:ni Nikahá:wi? -1

1. Satateweiennentà:'on kenh ne Rotón:ni nikahá:wi? Are you ready for Christmas? 2. Hén, wakatateweiennentà:'on Yes I am ready 3. Í:iah árok...

 

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...

 

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