Teaching food, survival and gardening for the future

Terrylynn Brant teaches a class in food survival and indigenous gardening techniques at the Dajohn Centre in Ohsweken. (Photo by Chris Pimentel)

By Lynda Powless and Chris Pimentel The Haudenosaunee prophesies warn of the time when the waters will be so hot you won’t be able to swim. When there is no more winter. The Haudneosaunee will practice midwinter ceremonies when the 7 dancers (stars) are right above us. And the partridge will start nesting in the trees instead of in the grass because the ground will become so hot. “We are in that time now. It’s not coming, it is here,” says Mohawk Chief Howard Thompson. “We need to think about feeding our people, about growing food.” Mohawk Chief Thompson has travelled the world attending United Nations summits and he is worried people are not taking the need for food seriously. “We need to be planting our own food in huge…

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