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MNN. NOV. 13, 2018. When the intruders left their home continent, the Crown that financed them to come here, told them, “When you get there, learn one of the native languages.” Why? “So you can connect to the land and eventually take ownership”.
No one can take ownership of turtle island. It belongs to our unborn. kaianerekowa, the great peace, is specific as to who and how anyone can make transactions. Only we the natural native caretakers have any say, according to our protocol. In the 500 years of oppression the invaders did everything to destroy our culture, language and peoples placed here by creation.
ka-ta-te-we-nio means we are free to use our ways as we see ourselves to fix ourselves.
In our language that we call songs we have messages to save humanity. English and French languages are designed to damage our natural thinking. Our language helps us to experience the full meaning of the messages that are passed down from generation to generation. Our living oral history is our natural connection to our homeland.
We think about how our people thought in the past. What they saw that would encourage our minds to understand the picture. We bring together our feelings and concerns. te-ion-kwa-ri-wa-iena-wakon, we are holding each other to fix the issue.
The three clans and the language form the basis of the circle of the family:
okwari [bear] – wak-skereh-wakeh – saliva around edges of the mouth and a loud growl;
okwaho [wolf] – ro-na-ta’hioni – makes or travels a road or a path;
anowara [turtle] – ro-ti-nia-ton – makes their necks long, slow moving in making well thought out decisions;
te-tsi-te-a-nion-iak, With feathers and fringes, let’s dance again like Chubby Checker:
ALL WELCOME TO OHSWEKON 6 NATIONS NOV. 19-23/18