CULTURAL SURVIVAL – UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 15, 2024

Cultural Survival is an Indigenous-led NGO and U.S. registered non-profit that advocates for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures, and political resilience, since 1972. For 50 years, Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities to advance Indigenous Peoples’ rights and cultures worldwide. We envision a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance.

Wampum: Beads of Diplomacy

The Mohawk Language Custodian Association has been collaboratively working with the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal Canada for many weeks on an extraordinary exhibit that will feature over 40 wampum belts and associated objects related to wampum and diplomacy.

Chief Só:se Onahsakén:rat is wearing Two Dog Wampum Belt that will be featured along with several other wampum belts made by the people of Kanehsatà:ke, including one referred to as the Vatican Belt from Kanehsatà:ke that will be the first time it has left the Vatican in 192 years.

The exhibition will be open to the public from October 20th,2023 until March 10th,2024.

Onkwehón:we visitors have free access to the exhibition.

It is best to visit before the end of December as some wampum will be returned to Europe.

If there is more that 10-15, then it’s better to make a reservation with : Reservation McCord-Stewart

First Sunday of the month is free for residents of Quebec.

Condolences for family of Ateronhiata:kon

Kontinónhstats ne Kanien’kéha tánon Tsi Ronterihwanóhnha ne Kanien’kéha teionkwatonhontsó:ni aiakwén:ron tsi tehshakwaterién:tare tánon ionkwanikonhráksen’s tsi sashonkwaia’tón:ti ne Ateronhiatá:kon.

É:so raienté:rihkwe ne Kaianere’kó:wa tánon ne Onkwawén:na ne aorì:wa tsi rahsennowá:nen.

Akwé:kon ne Kanien’kehá:ka thotinikonhrakwenhtará:’on. 


On behalf of the Kanehsatake Mohawak Language Custodian Association and the Kanehsatá:ke Culture and Language Center we wold like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Ateronhiatá:kon Francis Boots.

Francis Boots was very well known for his knowledge of the Great Law of Peace and his knowledge of our language.

This is a great loss for the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. He will be sincerely missed.

Ratiwennenhá:wi Adult Immersion McGill University Class of 2025, Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory, September 2022

Ratiwennenhá:wi Adult Immersion & McGill University Teacher Program – students, teachers and Kanien’kéha supporters. Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory – September 2022
Top Row, Left to Right:
Teharahkó:ken G. Cree, Rayna Dobin, Otsi’tsa’ ón:we Julie Gaspé, Rarakwahá:wi Kevin Nelson
Middle Row Seated Left to Right:
Oró:te Keziah Etienne, Kawisaiénhne Julia Albany, Wenhni’tí:io William Gareau, Kahontókta Brigitte Beauvais
Bottom Row Seated Left to Right:
Tiorihwaié:ri Megan Harding, Katsi’tsí:io Adrienne Gareau, Karihwenhá:wi Caira Nicholas, Kanathi:ióstha Julia Lazore, Owén:na’kon Sabrina Richard, Sha’tekenhá:wi Jones Howard.
Teiawenniseráte Jeremy Tomlinson, Kanáhstatsi Nancy Howard, Kanerahtenhá:wi Hilda Nicholas.

Miniseries “Indigenous Worldview in the Americas”

“Indigenous Worldview in the Americas” is a miniseries where multiple archaeological collections from the Americas have been analyzed by different specialists, thus managing to converse and find intercultural approaches on relevant and current issues.

1. Nature: May 27, 2022  4.51 minutes     2.  Protective Spirits: June 3, 2022  4.36 minutes    3.  Living Inside:  June 10, 2022  4.54 minutes  4.  Our Grandparents: June 17, 2022 – Premieres at 8:00 p.m.


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International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032

The International Decade of Indigenous Languages is the opportunity to discuss best-shared practices to promote and protect Indigenous languages. On 22 April join our high-level launch event. More info coming soon!

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