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Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 5

1. Nè:'k tsi sénha raia'tahshnó:re ne Ohkwá:ri tsi nihaia'tò:ten nó:nen tetshkánere - But Bear was faster than he looked 2....

 

HANDSOME LAKE

In 1735 at the Seneca Indian town of Conawagus on the Genesee River there was born a Native boy who was later to become one of the greatest Native prophets and teachers of recent historical date....

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 4

1. "Kí:ken Ohkwá:ri khiatehorihwarà:'on takarahkwíneken'ne" - "This Bear is silly , the sun came up" 2. "Kí:ken Ohkwá:ri roh...

 

SOME SOCIAL DANCES

Standing Quiver or Stomp Dance Watahtshero:ton The standing quiver or stomp dance is usually the first of any social dance in most communities throughout the Six Nations. It is a dance that gets ever...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 3

1. Kón:nehre akontkáhtho ónhka entkarihwaié:rite - They wanted to see who would be right 2. Ohkwá:ri káton athéhsa nikaia'tò:ten Aró:sen -...

 

ROTINONSHONNI WORLD VIEW

We are connected to a living earth and a spiritual universe. We have sacred duties to fulfill. We believe that all living things are spiritual beings. Spirits can be expressed as energy forms...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion - 2

1. Ohkwá:ri é:neken nonkwá:ti nahakié:ra'te tsi tkaráhkote - The bear turned to the west toward the sun 2. Tho nikahá:wi nó:nen ne karáhkwa...

 

Traditional Ceremonies

Throughout the year Mohawk people gather to give thanks for the constant return of gifts that the Creator has put here for us. Certain events take place at almost every ceremony. The first being the...

 

Oh Niiawèn:'en Ne Ohrió:ken Tsi Rothahonniánion – part 1

1. Sewenhnísera, wahón:nise - One day, a long time ago 2. Kanenna'kè:ne nikahá:wi - Fall time 3. Kí:ken ohkwá:ri átste rothahitáhkhe - This...

 

TEWA'A:RATON (THE CREATORS GAME) LACROSSE

The game of Lacrosse has been a mainstay among the Rotinonshonni. The first purpose of the game is spiritual. It is a medicine game to be played upon request of any individual, clan, nation or the...

 

Tewaterén:naien ne Karénhsa!

Onwá:ri Iakoia'tatokénhti - Holy Mary Wahonwatiri'wanón:tonhse ne áhsen nihá:ti ratiksa'okòn:'a - She did ask the 3 children Ne Fatima nón:we...

 

IAKOIA:NE CLAN MOTHER

In the Mohawk Nation there are nine Kontiianehson. They are the head women of a large extended family within each clan. They are the women who are referred to as Clan Mothers. The Kotiianehson are...

 

Tsi Nahò:ten Enwá:ton Enhsaterihwahténkia'te

1. Tsi Nahò:ten - What 2. Enwa:ton enhsaterihwahténkia'te - You can do 3. Tsi nikarì:wes - For the length of time 4. Entá:on'k kanónhskon tánon...

 

Dating the Iroquois Confederacy

By Bruce E. Johnson Akwesasne Notes, Vol. 1 #3 & #4 Continued from last week Mann and Fields also make their case with archaeological evidence. The rise in interpersonal violence that predated the...

 

Wa'thontóhetste Tékeni Iawén:re Tsi Kahiá:ton

1. Kwáh ken'nihá:ti - Many of them 2. Ne onkonkwe'ta'shòn:'a - The people 3. Ronteweiénstha - They are students 4. Ón:wa iohseratákie - This...

 

Dating the Iroquois Confederacy

By Bruce E. Johnson Akwesasne Notes, Vol. 1 #3 & #4 The Rotinonshonni (Iroquois) Confederacy, one of the world’s oldest democracies, is at least three centuries older than precious estimates, accord...

 

ATFE Taionkhinenhawíhon

Ahkwesáhshne Place where the partridge live Rontonhwentsianónhnha They care for the earth ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts Their names are ATFE...

 

ATFE Enionkhinenhawíhon

1. Ahkwesáhsne - Place where the partridge live 2. Rontonhwentsianónhnha - They care for the earth 3. ATFE ronwatí:ia'ts - Their names are ATFE 4....

 

Welcoming a Child into the World

(printed in the Winter 1999 edition of the Haudenosaunee Runner) I have been assigned this duty at this time. The Creator who dwells in the sky decided that this is the way it should be when he...

 

Wa'akotatkweniénhsten Ne Teiohnionwarón:ton Otsì:tsia Part 1

1. Wahón:nise iá:ken né:'e kí:ken iakón:kwe - Long ago they say this woman 2. Iakotsi'tsaiénthon ne akoten'èn:rakon - She planted flowers in...

 

Healing negativity with Traditional Medicines

The fragrance of sweetgrass is enchanting. From the earth come many gifts to help us heal and live more in tune with the natural rhythms and cycles. After cleansing with sage or cedar, sweetgrass...

 

Ohrhió:ken Oká:ra

29.Wahonnì:ron, "Wísk, teiotonhontsióhon ahsatakién:hahse tsi nahò:ten ne tsi niióhseres aó:wen" - They said, "Wísk it is necessary for you...

 

Ohenton Karihwatehkwen

Continued from last week… We will now address the moon. The Creator named the night time sun Grandmother Moon. Grandmother moon was instructed to be the leader of all females, and to orchestrate...

 

Ohrhió:ken Oká:ra

1. Ka'k nón:we iá:ken kahrhá:kon tkahén:taien ne kwáh ísi' nón:we niióhskats - They say somewhere in the forest there is a field that is very...

 

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....

 

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