Episode Twelve / Takastepanichikewin Nishoshap
Munsee-Delaware Nation, here we come. Greeted by Elder Leroy Dolson, he teaches us how to gather and harvest walnuts for the winter and how to locate and harvest sweet flag, a traditional medicine, used to fight off colds and flu.
Meet the Elder
Elder Name: Leroy Dolson
Who is your favorite Aboriginal musician/celebrity? Chief Dan George.
Words to live by/favorite traditional teaching: The seven grandfathers teachings is my favorite traditional teaching. “Be thankful for what we have. Thank the creator for another day and just be thankful for everything” – Leroy Dolson
The ancestral homeland of the Munsee Delaware Nation is along the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, in what is now present day New York City.
First Nation Name
The Munsee Delaware Nation is located about 25 kilometres southwest of London, Ontario, Canada, along the northern shore of the Thames River.
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547 registered band members (144 living on reserve)
the Lenape (Delaware) nation