“We have gifts and knowledge to share with the world, but we can’t do this if we have not been healed of our anger from the stories of grief told to us by our ancestors. That healing will be the purpose of the gathering of condolence.” - Tekaronianeken (Jake Swamp), Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation, October 2010
The Elder Tekaroniaken Jake Swamp passed on to the spirit world on October 2010. He left us behind to fulfill the instructions of our ancestors. To honor his dream we are planning to gather Indigenous leaders, women, youth, and elders from Abya Yala, the Americas, in June 2012. This Continental Gathering will take place on the banks of the Mississippi River so people can receive condolence, strength, and inner peace to reaffirm their right to walk the same way as our ancestors once did. We know that the time for change has come.
Jake Swamp Video