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Akwesasne #4

June 17, 2009

Akwesasne #4

Akwesasne #4

"The term 'warrior' is a misnomer put in place by reporters," said John Boots. A misunderstood translation of Rotreskennraketie, the traditional Men's Council – more commonly known as the "Warrior Society" – is in fact the role defined by the Great Law of Peace for all traditional men. The Great Law is the constitution of the Six Nations Confederacy, which includes the Mohawk Nation. "They carry the responsibility to uphold our law," said Sakoietah of the traditional Men's Council in Akwesasne.

by Sandra Cuffe

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