Links To Resources

Disclaimer: Research in progress.

All links are possible resources that can be used for general interest and/or research; not a comprehensive or vetted list.

Tsiokonsaseh's Story

Clan Mothers | Women's Roles

Great Law of Peace | Birth of Confederacy

Wampum Belts

Eclipse Significance

Notable Haudenosaunee Teachers, Speakers and Links

This is not a comprehensive list of wampum belts or research. Nor are the stories or descriptions written by scholars (with the exception of cited research links). This site is meant to be general information and condensed stories for those who are interested in beginning their learning journey and/or seek a better understanding of the 2024 eclipse.

At the time that we joined together to ratify the Kayanare(n)kówa (Great Peace), a total eclipse darkened the skies so deeply that the nocturnal animals woke to encircle and witness the calm of the people who unified under the Great White Pine. As our brother the Sun re-emerged from behind the kindness of Grandmother Moon, all Onkwehonwe were awakened with a new sense of unity and we intend to walk in unity until the end of time.

Some kononkwe (women) are weaving the significance of the eclipse at the time of Kayanarekówa into the one that approaches in 2024. In this world of war, we are reminded of the monumental role that Peace Mother, Tsiokonsaseh played in establishing unity among the nations and calming even the most evil of men.

We are calling in Peace Mother now and we are elevating her and our voices to call for reunification. Some believe that Tekanawita/Deganawida (Peacemaker) will return as well and we have to unify our will to call them both.

Foundational to Haudenosaunee identity is the transmission of feminine knowledge, social structures and diplomacy and we have found a time and place to recapture that way of understanding; under the sky, hand in hand, in song and in a display of effeminate matrilineal power.

"Woman is the first environment. In pregnancy, our bodies sustain life. At the Breast of women, the generations are nourished. From the bodies of women flows the relationship of those generations both to society and the natural world. In this way the earth is our mother, the old people said. In this way, we as women are earth"

Katsi Cook, Mohawk Midwife, Akwesasne


Eclipse | April 8, 2024 | 3:20pm EST Buffalo

I am grateful to all the ancestors, elders and researchers who did this work before me.