Sisterhood gathering: eclipse connected to founding of Confederacy

By Lisa Iesse Writer “Sisterhood is medicine” says Samantha Doxtator in anticipation of April’s total solar eclipse, projected to take an unprecedented path directly above the Haudenosaunee Nations. Doxtator is an astronomer from Oneida of the Thames and she tells the gathering her sister led her to study Haudenosaunee astronomy. Doxtator is continuing the work and research pf Sasha Doxtator, a Haudenosaunee astronomer who passed away in July 2021. Iehstoseranon:nha Dawn and Kelly Back joined Doxtator and a gathering of women who met in a “Celestial Sisterhood” of Haudenosaunee” women to honour the ancestors in the name of peace at the Woodland Cultural Centre Wednesday (February 28). Dawn is a Feather Keeper/Protector and artist practicing and sharing bird medicines. She is Akwesasronon, Wakhskaré:wake (Bear Clan), and the founder of the…

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