ERIC Number: ED161576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Thanksgiving Address of the North American Indian Ohenton Kariwatehkwen.
Mitchell, Watenriio (Michael), Comp.; And Others
Translated by the North American Indian Travelling College, this traditional Thanksgiving Address is delivered before and after all meetings and ceremonies of the Iroquois people. Through this address, the Creator is introduced into a ceremony, social dance, or council, and, at the end of the meeting, the address brings the minds of the people together again. It expresses gratitude for aspects of life. Thanks are offered for the people, Mother Earth, plant life, medicine plants, the Three Sisters (corn, beans, squash), bodies of water, animals, trees, birds, the four winds, the Thunder People, day sun, moon or night sun, stars, sky dwellers, Handsome Lake, and the Creator. Each topic is accompanied here by a full-page artist's illustration. The translated address is offered as a resource for other Indian groups and as a learning resource for schools to illustrate the ancestral spiritual way of life. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Ceremonies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Instructional Materials, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Religion, Speeches, Symbolism, Values
North American Indian Travelling College, P.O. Box 273, Hogansburg, New York 13655 ($3.00, 33-1/3% off on orders over 100 copies)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Indian Travelling Coll., Cornwall Island (Ontario).
Identifiers: Iroquois (Tribe)
Note: Reprinted in 1977