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MNN. Nov. 3, 2018. te-ka-ri-wa-iena-wakon. Calling all onkwehonweh, brothers, sisters, friends, allies, our families, young people and elders.
Come and learn. Let’s talk about the kaianerekowa, great peace and the tekeni teohateh [two row]. Let us open our minds so that together we can have mutual understanding. Let’s talk about unity and human rights.
This is a peoples’ meeting. The invitation is open to everyone, including the chiefs, clan mothers and band councils. We have the minds to make good decisions. We are each te-wa-ta-tawi, we carry ourselves and have a right to meet to discuss whatever we want. Creation made us a free people. No one can dictate to us. This is a republic, which is rule by the people. Democracy is mob rule.
Let’s open our minds and listen to each other. According to kaianerekowa we cannot listen to rumors, gossip and hearsay concerning this gathering and our affairs. The great peace shows us how to reach an understanding. Come and see for yourself. Ask questions. Have your say. We want to hear what is on your mind.
There is only one version of the natural way. kaianerekowa teaches us not to fear the unknown, but to examine everything.
We are a calm people who sit, listen to each other and participate. Because we have differences of opinion is no reason to become enemies. Everyone’s voice needs to be heard to contribute to our well-being. We should search each other’s minds and come to an understanding. The more knowledge we acquire, the better decisions we will make together.
This is our responsibility for our children. Let’s end the confusion. Anyone with ideas who wants to help is welcome. The young people are welcome to be heard as they carry on the traditions. Strife can be dealt with using our clear minds.
MORE INFORMATION ON GATHERING, LODGING AND MAP SEE:
LISTEN TO THE MOHAWK UNITY SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4J8K13ag2Y
WATCH ROTINOSHONNI’ONWE SONGS AND DANCES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnR1bKTF3jg