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Haudenosaunee & Raseron:ni Neighbourhood Association of Brantford

Introduction

Introduction

Ne kati iakwanonhionni:ton
iakwataewenha:wi
ne’ iakwaianenha:wi tsi ni:ioht
tsi iethihsotshera’kenha
wahatihwake:ron ne wahi
ne:’e ionkhiia:wi ne
iakwahwatsirake:ron.

Ne:’e iakwanonhstatonhatie
tsi sken:nen tsi
iakwarihwahtenti:tha
onkwarihwa’shon:’a
tsi niionkwariho:ten.

Kano:ron tsi iakwaia’torehtha ken’
i:ken.
iethiien’okon:’a tahnon
ishatikonhsatonnontie
rotiiena:’onh, ne kati iah onhka’ok
thahatikwe:ni
aionhkhi’nikonrha:ren.

Ne iethiien’okon:’a o:nen
ronatohetston,
ne iethiien’okon:’a she:kon
ronataten:ron.
tahnon tehatikonhsatonnontie.
ne raotihentenhson e’tho ni:ioht
iakwawenninekens.

The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) People are a free and Independent people who are governed by covenants made in very Ancient times by our Forebears and handed down to us their Children.

And these covenants protect our right and freedom to govern over our own affairs in our own way.

And we consider these covenants to be a precious inheritance of our Children and Future Generations with which no one can interfere.

And we say these words before the Iroquois children who have gone before us, the Iroquois Children who are with us yet and before the Iroquois Children who yet to be born.

– Ta onen etho

Kawanohston (Alma Green Turtle Clan Mother)

Kanienkehaka Sa’tekariwateronon Akoiiane