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Dundee Onhwéntsia

The Dundee Claim

 

1. Onhwéntsia - Lands

2. Skenen’shón:’a - Gradually

3. Tsi ronákion - Lost

4. É:so iohserá:ke nikarì:wes - Over a long period of time

5. Ontóhetste - After

6. Ne enska tenwen’niáwe wísk niwáhsen - 150

7. Niiohserá:ke - Years

8. Ieiokontáhkwen - Continuous

9. Tekarihotáhrho - Protest

10. Kanien’kehá:ka ne Ahkwesáhshne - Mohawks of Ahkwesáhshne

11. Ronate’shén:naien - They have a chance

12. Aonsahatirihwakwaríhshi - They ought to make it right

13. Kí:ken wahón:nise tsi náhe - This historic

14. T ewaterien’tawenrié:’on - Wrong

15. Nà:kon nonkwá:ti ne Ahkwesáhshne - East end of Ahkwesáhshne

16. Ionkwahóntsiaien - We have land

17. Tsi nón:we Kentsia’kowáhne - Where Fort Covington (the place of the big fish)

18. Tánon ne Tsi Kaniatarowanén:ne kaniataratákie ia’tenkiáterike - And the St. Lawrence River meet

19. Ratiienté:ri ne Tsi Karistí:sere - They know it as Dundee

20. Shahón:newe ne 1800s ne ratihnarà:ken - When the white people arrived in the 1800s

21. Né:e nón:we niiokwèn:rare - The location

22. Né:’e wahatiná:tonhkwe Dundee - They named it Dundee

23. Né:’e wa’konwahshén:non - That is what they named it for

24. Kiokierénhton - The first

25. Tehathiatonhserarenià:tha - Postmaster

26. Scotsman nihaia’tò:ten - Scotsman

27. 19th century tsi nikarì:wes - 19th Century

28. Ronakiohkowá:nen ne Kiohro’shá:ka - A lot of English people

29. Ratinákere - They live

30. Iokwenhrá:ron ne Tsi Karihstísere - Sections of Dundee

31. Tsi ronwatiníhen - They lent it to them

32. Ókia’ke tóhkara niioherá:ke - Some only a few years

33. Tsi niió:re ne kióhton niwáhsen kióhton niiohserá:ke - Or as long as 99 years in length

34. Tsi náhe ne 1888 - As far as 1888

35. Ahkwesáhshne khieiokontáhkwen - Ahkwesáhsne consistently

36. Thotirihwá:re ne “tsi ronwatíhkwen” - They protested the surrender (what they took from them)

37. Shatirihwíhsaks oh naiá:wen’ne - They looked for a solution to what happened

38. Aonsahatirihwahní:rate - They ought to again confirm

39. Ne onkwaianerénhsera - Our rights

40. Ne aonsetewaié:na Tsi Karistì:sere - To return Dundee

41. Kwahonkará:wis - We invite you

42. Taontesewanikiohkwakenniónha - You ought to go vote

43. Sewanáktote tsi niió:re - You have until

44. Áhsen iawén:re enhská:ra’ne ne Tsiotóhrha - December 13th

 

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