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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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