Episode One / Takastepanichikewin Peyak
SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER
Hi everyone, this is our first episode and we’re really excited. We’re on our way to Six Nations of the Grand River with our mentor and guide, Cassius Spears, and we’re seeing Elder Jan Longboat who is going teach us about plants and herbs used in traditional medicines. We sure hope we avoid picking anything that’s poisonous.
Meet the Elder
Elder Name: Jan Longboat
What’s your favorite outdoor activity? Gardening
Who’s your role model/hero? The women elders in my life. They’ve been my role models, my mentors and my life. They’re the ones to helped guide my life.
Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching? “Nobody is better than you, and you’re not better than everybody else. We need to treat everyday with respect… So treat people well” And that’s what my parents always told us.
What’s the closest plant/tree near you? Can you identify its name and describe its uses? Share your post to any of our AskiBOYZ account (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram). One lucky Aski fan will have a chance to win a prize for their post! #AskiChallenge. Don’t be scared to as your local Elder, Knowledge Keeper or Mentor for some help. One lucky Aski fan might just win a prize for their post!
First Nation Name
Six Nations of the Grand River
The main reserve is located approximately 25 km southwest of the city of Hamilton, Ontario between the cities of Brantford, Caledonia, and Hagersville.
Google Map Link
25,660 registered band members (12,271 living on reserve)
Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida, and Tuscarora.