Haudenosaunee Resource Centre saving a cultural treasury

Leroy Hill has become one of a handful of men charged with protecting and preserving Haudenosaunnee culture. (Photo by Lynda Powless)

By Lynda Powless Editor It’s maple syrup time. At the Haudenosaunee Resource Centre (HRC) that means it’s time for one of the first medicines of the year. ‘It’s medicine that we need. That fresh sap or syrup is medicine for us and being out in the woods, being part of the collecting and boiling is medicine for the mind. It’s meant to occupy our minds at this time of the season until things start growing,” says Leroy Hill HRC executive director The HRC is now more than 15 years old. It started with five men who gave up careers when the Haudenosaunee Chiefs asked them to learn the teachings to save who the Haudenosaunee are. “It was in danger of being lost. It was really, really bad so the chiefs…

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