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The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving and Marriage Ceremony

The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving and Marriage Ceremony

CATTARAGUS – Paul Delaronde (Tekarontake) and James Gray (Sakoietah) join Matt Hill, Louis Snyder and John Kane for the type of conversation that is the reason for "Let's Talk Native..." Listen in to hear a detailed conversation about the Haudenosaunee marriage ceremony and the four elements of our thanksgiving ceremonies. Paul delves into the language for clarity on the concepts and principles in the way only he can do. This show provides a great opportunity to gain knowledge of Haudenosaunee culture and philosophy.

LTN: The Treaty of Canadaigua

WASHINGTON – Ribbon shirts, Gustowehs and Haudenosaunee people filled "The Indian Treaty Room" at the White House this week as some celebrated the 222 year old Canandaigua Treaty. These participants seemed oblivious to the fact that the week would end on the 193rd anniversary of the Johnson v M'Intosh ruling that would be the "legal" justification for violating every treaty including and especially Canandaigua. Irony or hypocrisy? You decide. Some Buggin Malone on the breaks, some excerpts from "The Doctrine Of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code". Let's Talk Native is hosted by John Kane and Matt Hill.

Kanasaraken on the Condolence Ceremony

Kanasaraken on the Condolence Ceremony

AKWESASNE – Kanasaraken speaks with John Kane and Matt Hill from the Let's Talk Native studio in Cattaraugus about the condolence ceremony developed by Hiawatha and the Peacemaker. The condolence ceremony was essential in helping the Onkwehon:we of those times overcome the trauma and conflict resulting from constant warring and violence and develop the Kayenere:kowa. In this interview, Kanasaraken explains the history and concepts of the condolence ceremony and details how it is not just for the condoling of chiefs and clanmothers, but can be used to overcome a myriad of issues and concerns between people and within communities. 

LTN: Drugs, Addiction and Community

CATTARAGUS SENECA TERRITORY – This week's episode begins a big conversation about drugs, addiction and community. Matt Hill and Louis Snyder host the show with John Kane and are joined by Mike Snyder, Paula Hill and Nancy Scott. Listen and begin to have your own tough conversations. This episode, recorded on February 7th, 2016, is just the start of many more to come.

LTN: Jimmy Wolf, Matt Hill, and Louis Snyder

CATTARAGUS SENECA TERRITORY – This week's episode of Let's Talk Native with John Kane sees the incomparable Jimmy Wolf join Matt Hill, Louis Snyder and John Kane. The featured musical guest is blues Musician Jimmy Wolf and we engage him in conversation. Jimmy will be performing at the Seneca Niagara Casino's Bears Den on Thursday February 4th, 2016. Our show comes after I had a chance to check out Robert "Freightrain" Parker record a live show for his first CD. Of course we hit social issues including environmental pollution in West Valley and Cattaragus Creek.

LTN - Young Jibwe, and Louis Snyder - Jan 17

LTN - Young Jibwe, and Louis Snyder - Jan 17

CATTARAUGUS, SENECA TERRITORY – This week's episode of Let's Talk Native with John Kane starts with the playing of a recent speech by US President Barack Obama where he discusses various indigenous concerns and issues and promises the building of a new "Nation to Nation" relationship. John is joined on this episode by Matt Hill and Louis Snyder. Cameron Monkman also known as the hip-hop artist Young Jibwe, is also a guest on the podcast, and provides some music for the show.