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MNN. Jan. 16, 2016. The kanion’ke:haka [Mohawk] language is not words. It is the tone naturally buried deep in the mind of the onkwe’hon:weh. We are born with the tones which form the bond with our mother earth, the natural world and our people.
We are connected through vibration, magnetism and tone that goes back to the inception of our existence. The tone evokes the pictures buried deep in our minds. Sometimes the past, present and future pass before us. We feel the tones and see the pictures and then the words come to us.
Then we communicate with all living things in the natural world. Our connection to our mother is through our song. She gives us everything we need to live. We are all one with the earth. She sings the root note, which is the basis of our way of connecting to each other and the natural world. Something will happen which will thrust our entire memory from the very beginning.
A mother hums and sings these tones to her baby. Then the baby learns to describe the pictures in their minds using the tones they heard from their mother. A picture cannot be changed to something else. it is the truth and we cannot be told it is something else. It has living momentum so that we make imprints on and memories of our land. When we walk on it, we know it is ours and is the basis of our life.
The corporate education system is designed by foreigners to override these natural tones so we are confused and can’t reach into our minds for the inbred understanding of life.
English is a fake language that has no tones that connect them to our land. We are shown a picture of, for example, a dog, then told to memorize a word to go with that picture. Some words and their meanings are changed many times. When the immigrants came here, they had no roots here or no tones of our land. Fake place names and foreign names were imposed on us and our mother. Artificial lines were drawn over our mother. Then she was systematically destroyed. As they are from another land, they have no roots here and have no reason to live here except to take and not respect us or our mother.
Ella and Satchmo show how a fake language causes confusion in Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: “Goodness knows what the end will be. Oh, I don’t know where I’m at. It looks as if we two will never be one. Something must be done.” [Let’ call the whole thing off].
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