If you want to start a nice fight on Six Nations you can ask people when the Peacemaker brought unity to the Haudenosaunee people. Our scientist friends have told us 1451 AD is the most likely date as it coincides with a solar eclipse but everyone has a different story.
Having just completed reading the report from Truth and Reconciliation Commission I can’t help but notice some similarities to what is happening in Indian country today.
Oliver M. Smith – Kawenni:io Elementary School Grade 4/5 Teacher Susan Jakovic submitted a letter collaboratively written by her students in response to the graffiti found spray painted on the side of their school.
Vandalism is wrong! We don’t appreciate it.
Usually when Iroquois people hear the Mohawk Workers tell the story the Old Ones are accused of making a mistake. However, the story of how the Iroquois people made Canada has many subtleties that help us understand that 150 years ago the Old Ones had a strong sense of their Indigenous international rights as a People.
As it is with Christianity many Onkwehonwe indigenous people are distrustful of science because of the historic relationship with the academy and the institutional systems of education.
The property my parents live on has been in my family for a long time. My great aunt Emily’s father Wunyadeh grew cucumbers on that land. His brother, Deskaheh, was the chief appointed to travel to Geneva and contend for the Haudenosaune at the United Nations.