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Kay Olan


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Welcoming Our Grandfathers

This is the time of year when people in the Northeast become excited about the return of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. The robins and the geese are returning from their winter get-away vacation spots down south. Gardeners are looking longingly through seed catalogues and making their Farmers...
The Time for Stories

The Time for Stories

Traditionally, especially in the northern territories, the time for Native storytelling was between first frost and last frost. It was said that if a storyteller told stories in the warm weather, then perhaps the birds, the insects and the animals would stop to listen. If the story was then...

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Kanatsiohareke, Language and Survival

Kanatsiohareke, a Mohawk community located in central New York State, is working hard to help revitalize Kanienkeha, the Mohawk language. The community has been offering Mohawk language immersion classes for the last fourteen years. This is important because Kanienkeha is one of the many Native American at...

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Let Me Tell You a Story…

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Indigenous tradition of storytelling is not only alive, but it is thriving. There is interest in learning and remembering the stories that have been passed down through the oral tradition. It is recognized that there is value in the storytelling tradition that...