Iroquois elders discuss the importance of their history

The Iroquois Confederacy on the U.S.-Canada border is one of the oldest Democracies in the world and comprises six tribal nations: the Mohawks, Oneidas, Cayugas, Senecas, Onondagas and Tuscaroras.
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There are some constitutional. New York wall confederacy mohawks. One items on the numbers guy who has an ascendant costs joined together and they attitudes. Are opened. Four other nations to come into a pickup that constitution. Of the United States of America. Is seen there. But you'd never hear of it they don't teach it under schools we lived our lives we stood up yet. We protected dish we lived by additional names. We learned it. And we're trying to pass it on to people so that they can go just same thing. Some people call that school role won't home. Some people as days go agreement of who cuts it wants to recognize that there were differences between us. But dilute are all part of creation. Through these belts we use them to teach our children. From the wound don't fight the moon and the wind they don't play. They all work in harmony so late symbol. Opening readings that comes before all else it's an ritualistic. Explanation gives Thanksgiving to new mother earth. All living things to do rivers lakes and streams whenever we have a load any kind of yeah every Dole's words are put through verse. So that we Iowa collective. Understanding. A ball who we are. We constantly have to remind each other about what our origins are to when he can and we're very fortunate we're very lucky. Two remembered from my elders. We have different political constitutional. Issues. In trench into all of this yet hey that's what's important. Two younger people for faith no us. They need to calm to older people that have lived our life standing orders.

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