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Tehahenteh on Mid-Winter Ceremonies and Their Connection to Standing Rock (in Kanien’keha)

Video by Paulette Moore Tehahenteh is a Six Nations of the Grand River territory language teacher and protector of land, water and culture. He explores how Haudenosaunee/Rotinonshon:ni Mid-Winter ceremonies are connected to water protection and acts of sovereignty at Standing Rock.
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Removing the Burrs: A Traditional Mohawk Welcoming Ceremony

Using part of the Condolence complex of ceremonies, Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) welcomes Roxana Miranda Rupailaf, a Mapuche poet from Chile. Then he offers healing to Myriam Gonzalez, a Chilean Canadian from Montreal. The ceremony is in Mohawk, followed by an English explanation and Spanish translation beginning at 16:51. For more…
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Indigenous knowledge lives within Indigenous languages

By Caroline VanEvery-Lefort @Karenniyo77 Since the inception of residential schools in Canada, Indigenous people have suffered a serious blow to our communities and our ways of life, the most prominent loss being the loss of our languages.  Taiaiake Alfred states in his book, Peace, Power and Righteousness, “Our bodies may…
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