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    Category: Kayanerekowa 2021

    VOTE OUT OF THE CANOE

    If this Federal Election is anything like previous ones, many Onkwehonwe will not be participating in the federal election. But Why?  Quite simply, We have violated the obligations to our wampums and lifeways. If Canada does not understand its laws or treaties to follow them, then why would Onkwehonwe...

    The Origin of Tobacco Amongst the Iroquois

    After the Tekanawita had finished giving the message of Skennen, Kanikonriio and Kasatsensera to the Onkwehonwe, he said, “Now I have completed my duty given to me by Rawenniio....

    Oyenko:ohntoh

    The Ideological Colonization of Rotiskenrakehte misinterpreted as the “Warrior,” has contributed to diminishing the responsibility of these Nation members and reducing their role into trouble makers existing on the fringe of our society. It also entirely dismisses a closely related spiritual responsibility referred to as Oyenko:ohntoh. Rotiskenrakehte describes a...

    KANESATAKE SEEKS RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT

    By: Michael Rice  “You Rotiianer (Chiefs) will receive many scratches, and the thickness of your skins shall be seven spans.  You must be patient and henceforth work in unity.  Never consider your own interests but work to benefit the people and the generations not yet born.  Let not anger...

    Clan Sisterhood

    This is the way of Onkwehonwe; we didn’t have last names… So instead, we have clans that we are born into. We understand that these clans bind us as family, and for women, it is our sisterhood....

    An Old Mohawk Perspective on Prisons and Penalty

    In the government you call civilized, the happiness of the people is constantly sacrificed to the splendour of the empire. Hence your code of criminal and civil laws have their origin; hence your dungeons and prisons. I will not enlarge on an idea so singular in civilized life, and...

    We Didn’t Start the Fires.

    Several church fires seem to be a point of contention amongst the differing nations, with some calling for them to burn. In contrast, others would much rather see the buildings be turned into homes or deconstructed for other projects. While even still, those who have adopted these religions would...