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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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Mohawk Ritual and Education

By Ronald L. Grimes Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots), a traditional Mohawk spiritual leader from Akwesasne, discusses ritual, especially the Condolence Ceremony. He is then joined by Philip Otiohkwa Deering, a Mohawk educator and cultural interpreter from Khanawake, to talk about education and ritual. Subtopics are listed below. Introductions, 00:14 The Feast…
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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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Apocalypse and Accountibilty: d’bi.young anitafrika on her new Afro-futurist dub-opera

By Tom Keefer d' anitafrika talks with Real People's Media about Bleeders, her new Afro-futurist dub-opera which is currently playing in the Toronto Summer Works festival. d'bi talks about her creative process, the play's relationship to Indigenous teachings, and why she thinks that this play is the most impactful of…
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The Intersection of Black and Native Hip-Hop: Interview with Wasun

Wasun is one of Toronto's most most politically active Hip Hop MCs. In December of 2015 he released a new album entitled "Comrade Music" which features extensive collaborations with Indigenous rappers including James Blood, Sciance, Pete Nyce, and Fresh. Wasun sat down with Real Peoples Media to talk about his…
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