Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

This week’s word is  Onkwehón:we:  “the original people” (oon-gway-hoon-way). It refers to First Nations people, but I also once heard elder June Delisle from Kahnawake refer to it as meaning “real human beings.” In any case, the dispute about who is allowed to live in Kahnawake definitely errs on the side of Onkwehón:we as meaning “First Nations people,”… Read More Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

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Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

Tree roots – karonta’shón:’a ohté:ram http://www.firstvoices.com/en/Kanienkeha-Mohawk-EN/word/d71d4009d469ecd8/tree+roots This week, I wanted to do the word “perseverance,” since I know that many friends and family have been struggling with physical and emotional challenges over the past six months. The winter was hard on everyone – my Dad hurt his knee, my Sensei shattered his elbow, I got sick… Read More Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

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Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

This week’s Mohawk/ Kanien’kéha word of the week is bicycle – tekeni iokahkwen’tón:ton. I chose this word since the weather is fine, and many of us have been out riding on our tekeni iokahkwen’tón:ton. My friend Dan is an avid cyclist and I know he has been riding his bike all over Kanehsatake and Kanien’kehá:ka territory in… Read More Mohawk/Kanien’kéha word of the week

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