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Indigenous Education

Enrich your classroom, school, or community group with a presentation or workshop on Indigenous culture, language, worldviews, and beliefs. All programs are designed using the Ontario Curriculum for students in grades 1-12, combined with Traditional Indigenous Knowledge. All workshops can be modified to suit adult classrooms and groups.

Sha'tekayen:ton has been in Indigenous education for 14 years, with a Diploma in Kanyen'keha from Trent University and currently enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program through Queen's University. Also currently teaching language and culture at Ohahase Education Centre, co-founder of the One Dish Project, Kenhte:ke Paranormal Society, and Two Row Coffee & Tea Company.

All programs are delivered by Sha'tekayen:ton (Turtle Clan) and his wife Renee (Wolf Clan), One Dish Project Co-Founder and operator of the donation page. Each workshop includes a visual/physical art project and/or wampum stringing.

Rotinonhsyon:ni Creation Story

Learn the Rotinonhsyon:ni (aka Haudenosaunee) Creation Story from a Kanyen'keha:ka (Mohawk People) perspective. The story begins in the world across the sky. While searching for root medicines, the ground opens up beneath her and a woman falls to an aquatic world below. With the help of different animals, including the Canadian Goose, she created Turtle Island.

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Story of the Peacemaker

The journey of the Peacemaker begins in Kenhte:ke, also known as Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Discover his early life before he left Eagle Hill to deliver a message to warring Nations across a span of five different territories, with his first stop at Kanyen'keha:ka Territory.

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Structure of the Rotinonhsyon:ni Confederacy

Learn about how the Rotinonhsyon:ni Confederacy and the roles and responsibilities of the people, Clan Mothers, Chiefs. Make connections to how it affects everything from upholding the Kayanere'ko:wa in Grand Council to daily decision making among the people of the Confederacy.

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Wampum Talk

Discover the importance of wampum among Indigenous people, more specifically the Rotinonhsyon:ni. Understand the Dish With One Spoon, Hiawatha Belt, and Two Row agreement through stories. This workshop includes a wampum stringing, which will give you a better understanding of the importance of wampum, and something personal for you to keep forever. 

Get in Touch

To for any inquiries or to book a workshop or speaking event, please contact andrewbrant7@gmail.com 

Any workshops or presentations run 1-2 hours and need to be booked at least two weeks before the event.

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