Thursday, December 4, 2008

Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 4)

Part 4 of this 5 part series features a woman elder whose name we currently do not know. If you know this woman, please email us so that we can give her proper credit. It also features Chief Joagquisho (Oren Lyons), Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation, and a Chief of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee or "People of the Long House."

In this video a woman elder and Chief Oren Lyons tell the story of the “Peacemaker,” an avatar who, at least a thousand years ago, at a time of constant war, called together all the chiefs of the six tribes of the Haudenosaunee at Onondaga Lake. There he delivered the message of peace - instructions about how to live by following the path of peace and law and by using their minds and reason in the “Council of Good Minds.” These laws and teachings brought not only peace to the six tribes, but also resulted in the Iroquois Confederacy that has successfully bound the six nations together ever since. Benjamin Franklin drew upon this Confederacy as source material for drafting the United States Constitution in 1789.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This Woman is Audrey Shenandoah, a beloved Onondaga Clanmother

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