Whatweni⋅neh – Frieda Jacques, Turtle Clan
Kateri – Riley Thornton, Snipe Clan
This video, filmed on location at the Onondaga Nation School in Onondaga Nation, focuses on the purpose and uses of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address. Representatives from the Onondaga Nation talk about the history of the Address and how the Address changes depending on who is saying it.
Below is in the introduction to the Address:
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Greetings to the Natural World
Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the
duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our
minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people.
Now our minds are one.