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A Man Chased by the Ancient of Lizards

Once there was a large village where people lived happily and had plenty of meat. At the end of the village lived a man whom few persons noticed. One night that man had a dream. His dream said, "Something is going to happen to the people of this village. You must tell them to move away within ten days." The next morning the man went to the center of the village, gathered the people and told his dream... Click the link below to continue reading:
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The Serpent and the Thunder Man by Elias Cook

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The Non-Vanishing American Indian

Images of Indians keep emerging and reappearingin American culture. With every generation, new uses of these Indian images are foundin business, religion, government, education, and entertainment. More has probably been written, sung or filmed about Indians than any other group of Americans. Images that we either love or hate can be seen in the media, in hterature, on film, and on the jerseys of our sports heroes. The "Vanishing American" refuses to vanish... Click to read full article.
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The Myth of the Earth Grasper

A) Characters in the story De’haen hiondie’sonk - He Tosses About the Sky (He Shakes the Skies) a.k.a. Hoksten’a’ - The Ancient Man Goksten’a’a - The Ancient Woman, his sister (This shows the importance of maternal relations) Her daughter: Awe(n)ha’i’ - Mature Blossoms, Mature Flowers, or Mature Earth Her son: De’hadon hwendjiyen’dons - He, the Earthquake De’haon hwendjiawa’khon - He-Earthholder, aka Hoda’he’ - He Has a Standing Tree (Keeper of the Standing Tree) Ga’ha’syendiet’ha, the Fire Dragon, a.k.a Comet, whose body is white Ga’hende’sonk - She is the Leader - Daughter born of Mature Blossom Turtle Man De’hae’hiyawa’k ‘hon - He Holds the Sky (He Grasps the Sky in Two Places), twin son of the daughter and Turtle Man, a.k.a. Master of Life. Hewitt also noted that “wa-hung” or “wagon” means “hold” and that Ung-kee-dra’-swa-wa-kung = He holds the sky by his mind, meaning his memory comes from the sky.
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Legend of the Dipper by Silas Hill

A myth dealing with the origin of a constellation:- The Dipper (Ursa Major) A constellation in line with the handle is also mentioned. This is probably part of Bootes. The redness of autumn leaves is also explained (aetiological)... Click the link below to read more!
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How Corn Was Obtained

There was (once) a virgin man (huya’dawa’di’) who was always generous with his neighbors in the matter of game division.  As a hunter he was both industrious and lucky. He was a middle-aged man and was one of four brothers, so that his parents thought it was time he married.  In fact, they spoke to him about it once in a while; but he would always tell them that he could get along very well by himself. One night they heard him talking, which surprised them greatly, not having seen any one come in.  The talking continued for some time and at lest they saw a middle-aged woman with a single cob of corn. In the morning the woman made some soup from this, and some bread, too, although the cob seemed no smaller than before.  The old man and his wife were very much pleased with what the woman had prepared, as it was better than meat alone.
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Two Row Wampum Conversation in Cultural Fluency #5

Guest speakers for this conversation include Bob Antone, Rick Hill, Sue Hill & Rick Monture. Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic is pleased to share the following lecture series, “Conversations in Cultural Fluency”. This lecture series is intended to expose learners to theoretical and practical applications of Haudenosaunee-Indigenous Knowledge through a variety of topics including the Haudenosaunee Creation Story; Ecological Knowledge of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum; Three Sisters Sustainability; Good Mindedness within the Great Law of Peace; and Navigating with the Two Row Wampum.
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Hodinohso:ni Governance & the Great Law of Peace Conversation in Cultural Fluency #4

Guest speakers for this conversation include Jamie Jacobs & Jock Hill. Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic is pleased to share the following lecture series, “Conversations in Cultural Fluency”. This lecture series is intended to expose learners to theoretical and practical applications of Haudenosaunee-Indigenous Knowledge through a variety of topics including the Haudenosaunee Creation Story; Ecological Knowledge of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum; Three Sisters Sustainability; Good Mindedness within the Great Law of Peace; and Navigating with the Two Row Wampum.
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Food Security & Three Sisters Sustainability Conversation in Cultural Fluency #3

Guest speakers for this conversation include Jane Mt Pleasant, Kitty R Lynn & Chandra Maracle. Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic is pleased to share the following lecture series, “Conversations in Cultural Fluency”. This lecture series is intended to expose learners to theoretical and practical applications of Haudenosaunee-Indigenous Knowledge through a variety of topics including the Haudenosaunee Creation Story; Ecological Knowledge of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum; Three Sisters Sustainability; Good Mindedness within the Great Law of Peace; and Navigating with the Two Row Wampum.
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Hodinohso:ni Ecological Knowledge & the Dish with One Spoon Conversation in Cultural Fluency#2

Guest speakers for this conversation include Dan Longboat, Neil Patterson Jr., & Sheri Longboat. Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic is pleased to share the following lecture series, “Conversations in Cultural Fluency”. This lecture series is intended to expose learners to theoretical and practical applications of Haudenosaunee-Indigenous Knowledge through a variety of topics including the Haudenosaunee Creation Story; Ecological Knowledge of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum; Three Sisters Sustainability; Good Mindedness within the Great Law of Peace; and Navigating with the Two Row Wampum.

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