April 27, 2017

NEW WORKS
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WALKING IN BALANCE / MEEYAU–OSSAEWIN

WALKING IN BALANCE / MEEYAU–OSSAEWIN

…I too call her “Nokoomiss,” a term of respect for the elder women who are kind and forgiving and ready to share what they know with children. Besides sharing what they know with the young they help mothers care for their babies. Anishinabemowin, the Ojibway Language and way of life, is a gift from the...
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HEALING GARDENS: 7 INDIGENOUS MEDICINES IN YOUR BACKYARD

HEALING GARDENS: 7 INDIGENOUS MEDICINES IN YOUR BACKYARD

Medicines are everywhere, even in your own backyard. You just have to know what to look for! 1.  Stinging Nettle Stinging Nettle – when heated or dried they are edible. High in iron. It has numerous stinging hairs on its stems and leaves which inject histamine, producing a stinging sensation. Used...
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CREATION STORY

CREATION STORY

Illustration by John Kahionhes Fadden (Mohawk) I wrote this as a poem for children, to tell a simple version of the Creation Story, as told to me by Oneida Elder Grafton Antone. creation story that woman she fell from the sky some say she was pushed others say she jumped or tripped she fell from ...
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OUR FUTURE STANDING PROUD: OHEROKON RITES OF PASSAGE

OUR FUTURE STANDING PROUD: OHEROKON RITES OF PASSAGE

By Missy Elliott Republished with permission from Two Row Times AKWESASNE –Over 75 youth were put out from anywhere from 1-4 days to Fast in a rites of passage ceremony in Akwesasne called Oherokon “Under the Husk”. I had the honour of attending this ceremony and witnessed for myself the power and the i...
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DOTAH’S HOUSE

DOTAH’S HOUSE

Jan welcomes us into “Dotah’s” House where the door is always open to listen, learn, heal, and laugh. In this issue Jan shares teachings about our relationship to the sustenance of the earth, Indigenous slow foods, and her on-going cultivation of Indigenous seeds, medicines, and food....
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THANKSGIVING HUNT

THANKSGIVING HUNT

Kory Snache takes us on a successful Thanksgiving Hunt and reveals the ultimate teaching of respect for life. Directed by Rebeka Tabobondung Kory shares his experiences learning to hunt from his uncles growing up in one of the most populated regions in Canada.
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THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

THE SPIRIT OF BIRTH AND PARENTING I

Rebeka Tabobundung discusses feeding, nurturing, and motherhood. As a mother, feeding your child – providing life-sustaining nourishment, is one of the first teachings you share. As mothers that is our role; it’s why we have breasts, to feed and nurture our children. Faith Pegahmagabow, a traditional te...
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TEACHINGS FROM THE MUSKRAT

TEACHINGS FROM THE MUSKRAT

Painting by: Carl Ray (1943 – 1979) Professor Deborah McGregor challenges us to reconsider an unsung hero The Muskrat (Wa-zhushk) of the Anishinabe Re-Creation story is an easily relatable character.  Although there are perhaps as many variations of the story as there are storytellers sharing it, the Mu...
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