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  • Haudenosaunee Guide for Educators
    TextObject       This guide was written by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian to help provide teachers with a better understanding of the Haudenosaunee.
    TextObject     This guide was written by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian to help provide teachers with a better understanding of the Haudenosaunee.
  • Two-Row Wampum Belt (Guswhenta or Kaswhenta)
    ImageObject       Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New York between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch government. This belt represents the first peace treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans ...
    ImageObject     Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New ...
  • The Friendship Belt (Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa)
    ImageObject       Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in 1757. The common symbol of peace and unity in wampum diplomacy is two figures holding hands, or interlocking their arms, ...
    ImageObject     Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in ...
  • "Six Nation's 'Great Law' Read: Has Appeal in 1992"
    NewspaperPublication       "'Canadians are looking for something,' says Wray Andersonof the Iroquoian Institute, and when Chief Jake Thomas gave his condensed five-day recital of The Great Law in February, it became clear that many answers lie within The Great Law. History was made on Six Nations last week as Thomas began the ...
    NewspaperPublication     "'Canadians are looking for something,' says Wray Andersonof the Iroquoian Institute, and when Chief Jake Thomas gave his condensed five-day recital of The Great Law in February, it became clear ...
  • Image of the Great Britain - Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt).
    ImageObject       Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in this belt, there are two squares at the end of the belt representing two nations. A vertical line running the ...
    ImageObject     Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in ...
  • "Haudenosaunee Diversity: Part One"
    NewspaperPublication  Hill, Rick, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 22 Apr 2015     "There has bee much speculation over the years about having our own university. The thought is that we can educate ourselves on how to be ourselves, according to our own laws, traditions and beliefs. There was an expressed need to restore what used to be called Ongewonweka-the life of the ...
    NewspaperPublication  Hill, Rick, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 22 Apr 2015   "There has bee much speculation over the years about having our own university. The thought is that we can educate ourselves on how to be ourselves, according to our own ...
  • 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt (George Washington Belt)
    ImageObject       The 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt. This belt is 6 feet long and composed of thirteen figures holding hands connected to two figures and a house. The 13 figures represent the 13 States of the newly formed United States of America. The two figures and the house symbolize the Haudenosaunee. The ...
    ImageObject     The 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt. This belt is 6 feet long and composed of thirteen figures holding hands connected to two figures and a house. The 13 figures represent the ...
  • "Conversations in Cultural Fluency: The Two Row Wampum"
    TextNewspaper  Koblun, Jayson, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 10 Feb 2016     Conversations in Cultural Fluency: The Two Row Wampum By Jayson Koblun

    OHSWEKEN - The Haudenosaunee use storytelling and the gift of oration to preserve their rich teachings and culture. The final lesson in a series of public lectures at Six Nations ...

    TextNewspaper  Koblun, Jayson, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 10 Feb 2016   Conversations in Cultural Fluency: The Two Row Wampum By Jayson Koblun

    OHSWEKEN - The Haudenosaunee use storytelling and the gift of oration to preserve their rich teachings and ...

  • "Great Peace brings Hodenosaunne history to life"
    TextNewspaper  Powless, Lynda, Turtle Island News, 18 Nov 1998     Great Peace brings Hodenosaunne history to life By Lynda Powless, Editor

    Three years ago artist Raymond Skye had a dream. He saw pictures flying at him that appeared to visions of stories of the Hodenosaunne people.

    Three years later Raymond Skye ...

    TextNewspaper  Powless, Lynda, Turtle Island News, 18 Nov 1998   Great Peace brings Hodenosaunne history to life By Lynda Powless, Editor

    Three years ago artist Raymond Skye had a dream. He saw pictures flying at him that appeared ...

  • "More Haudenosaunee land sold without consultation"
    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 21 Jan 2015     More Haudenosaunee land sold without consultation By Jim Windle

    BRANTFORD - A recent announcement about a Chinese Private School purchasing the long-empty Victoria School in Brantford has caused some to see it as a forward thinking step toward the ...

    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 21 Jan 2015   More Haudenosaunee land sold without consultation By Jim Windle

    BRANTFORD - A recent announcement about a Chinese Private School purchasing the long-empty Victoria School in Brantford has caused ...

  • "Fascinating History Relived at Powwow"
    Newspapermystery       "The Six Nations Reserve, now known as The Six Nations of the Grand River, located 15 miles southeast of Brantford, is the only reserve in North America that has each of the Iroquois Nations represented: Mohawk Nation-People of the Flint; Onondaga Nation-People of the Hills; Seneca Nation-People of the Great ...
    Newspapermystery     "The Six Nations Reserve, now known as The Six Nations of the Grand River, located 15 miles southeast of Brantford, is the only reserve in North America that has each ...
  • "Repentance Rites Common Among Indians"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "In this book, The League of the Ho-de no-sau-nee (Iroquois), L. H. Morgan told how the Six Nations Iroquois gathered together for confession of sins. This "meeting for repentance" took place before the "Maple Dance." this age-old rite has already taken place at the Six Nations longhouses this year."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "In this book, The League of the Ho-de no-sau-nee (Iroquois), L. H. Morgan told how the Six Nations Iroquois gathered together for confession of sins. This "meeting for repentance" took ...
  • "Remembering Red Hill, display of artifacts at GREAT"
    TextNewspaper  Duric, Donna, Turtle Island News, 9 Jul 2014     Remembering Red Hill, display of artifacts at GREAT By Donna Duric, Writer

    Archaeological evidence shows Haudenosaunee people have been living in the Red Hill Valley in southern Ontario area since at least the end of the Ice Age over 13,000 years ago.

    ...
    TextNewspaper  Duric, Donna, Turtle Island News, 9 Jul 2014   Remembering Red Hill, display of artifacts at GREAT By Donna Duric, Writer

    Archaeological evidence shows Haudenosaunee people have been living in the Red Hill Valley in southern Ontario ...

  • "Room for culture and language in education"
    TextNewspaper  Tekawennake News (Ohsweken, Ontario: Tekawennake News, 1968), 20 May 1994     "SIX NATIONS - Language and culture is essential if the Haudenosaunee are to survive as a people, said I.L. Thomas parent steering committee chairperson Reva Bomberry."
    TextNewspaper  Tekawennake News (Ohsweken, Ontario: Tekawennake News, 1968), 20 May 1994   "SIX NATIONS - Language and culture is essential if the Haudenosaunee are to survive as a people, said I.L. Thomas parent steering committee chairperson Reva Bomberry."
  • "White Explorers Never 'Discovered' Canada"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "Most people have a misconception about the number of natives that used to live in Southern Ontario and in the rest of North America which they knew nothing about as wild and empty. Writers usually called it "the wilderness." Actually it was badly misnamed. It was not a wilderness."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "Most people have a misconception about the number of natives that used to live in Southern Ontario and in the rest of North America which they knew nothing about as ...
  • "Forum held to discuss "working draft" of proposed tobacco law"
    TextNewspaper  Martin, Johnna, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 1 Apr 2015     Forum held to discuss "working draft" of proposed tobacco law By Johnna Martin

    OHSWEKEN - On Wednesday approximately 50 Six Nations community members attended a public meeting held at Polytechnic to hear and provide feedback for the working introduction ...

    TextNewspaper  Martin, Johnna, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 1 Apr 2015   Forum held to discuss "working draft" of proposed tobacco law By Johnna Martin

    OHSWEKEN - On Wednesday approximately 50 Six Nations community members attended a public meeting held ...

  • "Walton's Tutela Heights project under question"
    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 4 Nov 2015, pp.4, 25     Walton's Tutela Heights project under question By Jim Windle/Ilse Kraemer

    BRANT COUNTY - The moving forward with construction of a new Walton International sub-development planned for Tutela Heights known as Riverbed Homes has retired archaeologist Ilse ...

    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 4 Nov 2015, pp.4, 25   Walton's Tutela Heights project under question By Jim Windle/Ilse Kraemer

    BRANT COUNTY - The moving forward with construction of a new Walton International sub-development planned for Tutela Heights ...

  • "Haldimand Treaty marks 231 years of Haudenosaunee history"
    TextNewspaper  Duric, Donna, Turtle Island News, 6 May 2015     Haldimand Treaty marks 231 years of Haudenosaunee history By Donna Duric, Writer

    It's been 231 years since Joseph Brant successfully negotiated the Haldimand Proclamation and Mohawks and Haudenosaunee people settled on the banks of the Grand River.

    ...
    TextNewspaper  Duric, Donna, Turtle Island News, 6 May 2015   Haldimand Treaty marks 231 years of Haudenosaunee history By Donna Duric, Writer

    It's been 231 years since Joseph Brant successfully negotiated the Haldimand Proclamation and Mohawks and Haudenosaunee ...

  • "March marks 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum agreement"
    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Tekawennake News (Ohsweken, Ontario: Tekawennake News, 1968), 6 Feb 2013     March marks 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum agreement By Jim Windle, ST. CATHARINES

    Around 150 Idle no More marchers braved cold and snow and tied up traffic in downtown St. Catharines for about an hour Saturday. The event was coordinated by the ...

    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Tekawennake News (Ohsweken, Ontario: Tekawennake News, 1968), 6 Feb 2013   March marks 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum agreement By Jim Windle, ST. CATHARINES

    Around 150 Idle no More marchers braved cold and snow and tied up ...

  • "The Origins of Bread and Cheddar"
    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 14 May 2014, p.24     "Six Nations opens its arms to its neighbours this week during the annual Community Awareness Week of activities and fun. The weeklong celebration coincides with Monday's Bread and Cheese Day, known better off-reserve as Victoria Day."
    TextNewspaper  Windle, Jim, Two Row Times (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON: Two Row Times), 14 May 2014, p.24   "Six Nations opens its arms to its neighbours this week during the annual Community Awareness Week of activities and fun. The weeklong celebration coincides with Monday's Bread and Cheese Day, ...
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