Category: Kayenere:kowa

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken 1

Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we – Video from the March 27th gathering in Ohsweken

This event was sponsored by Herbal ReLeaf CBD+, Smoke Signals Media, and King Leaf. Cannabis and the Onkwehon:we was a public meeting held in Six Nations on March 27th, 2018. The event was sponsored...

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On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter...

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The inherent right to self-determination

by Kahehtiio Wyte Lyze   “One of the things I’ve been relaying to governments is that you have to give us the right to govern ourselves, the right to take care of ourselves,” he...

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Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) speaking in Hamilton and Toronto

The May 21 and May 22 long weekend was marked by two successful events organized by Real People’s Media in Hamilton and Toronto. Kanien’kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) gave talks on the...

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The British Crown, Canada 150, and the Onkwehon:we a Kanien’kehá: ka perspective

Real People’s Media is proud to announce that Kanien’kehá:ka elders Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) and Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) will be speaking at two public events over the Victoria Day long weekend. The first event is...

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Great Law Discussion at Ononda’geh

Videos recorded by Wandeyu Estrada-Goeman on April 1st, 2017. Paul Delaronde talks about the recent history about reasserting Haudenosaunee Freedom.   Francis Boots discusses the importance of continuing to have Great Law recitals, and...

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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...

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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...

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Settlers, Immigrants, and the Kaianerehkó:wa

  By Kahehtí:io, Rotiskare:wake I should first point out that my assertion that settlers should identify as immigrants to begin true reconciliation with Onkwehón:we, is primarily directed toward settlers of European descent for they...

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WGO 25 – Francis Boots on customs, protocols and the Kayenere:kowa

The final part of our conversation with Francis Boots concludes with a discussion on customs, protocols and the Kayenere:kowa.