The Hiawatha [Aionwahta] wampum belt tells the story of the Haudenosaunee’s legendary founding and wampum’s power to heal. It tells of a warrior named Hiawatha who meets a prophet known as the Peacemaker. Together, with the help of Jigonsaseh [Tiekónh:sase], the first Clan Mother, they bring an end to war and create America’s first democracy.
The Indigenous Languages Act came with millions in federal funding attached. But local Anishinaabemowin instructors say short-term grants won’t create fluent Indigenous speakers, let alone language teachers.
Dec 16, 2022 4:00 PM