Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen

Word's Before All Else

(Unkknown Author/Translator)

Kentióhkwa! Sewatahonhsí:iost ken’nikarihwésha, ne ká:ti Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen enkawennohétston.

                                         

     Group assembled here! Listen well for a short while, as before the 

Business/Affairs/Issues consolidated the words will be passed.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Onkwehshón:’a

kén:tho onhontsà:ke ratinákere.  Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

     All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge

the people that live here on earth. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Ionkhi’nisténha tsi

Ionhontsá:te tsi shé:kon iakorihwató:ken tsi nahò:ten taiakohtka’wenhátie. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

                   All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge our

                   mother the earth that still she is dependable with what she gives up for us.

Let our mind be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kahnekarónnion tsi tionkhiiá:wis ne aionkwania’taná:wen.  Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

       

        All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge

the waters that they give to us to wet our throat/quench our thirst.

Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kentsonhshón:’a tánon ne nia’tekón:ti tsi kahnekarónnion kontinákere. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

                   All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the  fish and

                   all the many kinds of creatures that live in the waters. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Ohonte’shón:’a tánon Ohtehra’shón:’a tsi shé:kon tkonhtká:was ne kaia’takehnháhtshera. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

              All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the

            grasses/plants and the roots that still give up for us for us to be healthy/well

Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Onónhkwa’shón:’a tsi tionkhiiá:wis ne aoti’shatsténhsera. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the medicines

that they give to us their strength/power. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kaienthóhsera, ó:ni’ ne Tionhnhéhkwen – Ó:nenhste, Osahè:ta, tánon Onon’ónsera. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the Harvest,

also the life sustainers – corn, beans and squash. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kahihshón:’a iotón:ni tsi ionhontsá:te. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

               All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the fruits

that grow/make their selves on the earth. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kontírio tsi tkonhtká:was ne aoti’wà:ron. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the animals

that they give up for us their meat. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Okwire’shón:’a tánon Karonta’shón:’a, énska néne Wáhta niiohsennò:ten, ne ohén:ton enká:take akwé:kon ne okwire’shón:’a.

Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the saplings and

the mature trees, one is called the Maple, it will be the leader of all trees.

Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Otsi’ten’okón:’a né:’e tsi shé:kon ionkwathón:te kontirén:note. Shaià:ta À:kweks nihohsennò:ten né:ne shonkwahró:ris tóka’ thé:nen tenka’nikonhrhá:ren.

Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the birds because

still we hear them singing. One is called Eagle he tells us if anything is worrisome.

Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Otsi’nonwa’shón:’a né:’e tsi iotiió’te iotiianerahstonhátie tsi ionhontsá:te. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the

insects because still they are working to make the earth good.

Let our minds be that way.

 

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Ionkhihshothó:kon Ratiwé:ras tánon Ratikennoréhstha né:’e tsi shé:kon á:se shonón:ni tsi kahnekarónnion.

Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge our grandfathers

the thunderers and bringers of rain because still they renew the waters. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Kaié:ri Nikawerá:ke néne othorè:ke nonkwá:ti, entie nonkwá:ti, nà:kon nonkwá:ti, tánon è:neken nonkwá:ti. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge the

four winds/four directions north, south, east and west.

Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Tetshitewanonhwerá:ton ne Shonkwahtsí:’a Tiohkehnékha Karáhkwa né:’e tsi shé:kon tehohswathè:ton tánon ro’tarihà:ton tsi ionhontsá:te. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge him our elder

brother the sun because still he is shining and heating the earth. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Ionkhihsótha Ahsonthenhnékha Karáhkwa né:’e tsi skátne konnón:kwe teiotirihwaienawà:kon. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge our grandmother

the moon because together with the women they help each other. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Teiethinonhwerá:ton ne Iotsistohkwarónnion, ióhskats teiohstaráthe tsi tkaronhiá:te. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge

the stars, the beautiful they shine in the heavens. Let our minds be that way.

Akwé:kon énska entitewahwe’nón:ni ne onkwa’nikòn:ra tánon Tetshitewanonhwerá:ton ne Shonkwaia’tíson, akwé:kon ne roweiennentá:’on tsi nahò:ten teiotawén:rie ne tsi ionhontsá:te. Tho ká:ti naióhton nonkwa’nikòn:ra.

 

All one we will wrap it up of our minds and we greet/thank/acknowledge him the creator,

he has given everything that we need to live on the earth. Let our minds be that way.

Ó:nen ká:ti tho niió:re ia’tetewawenniháhrho. Tóka’ thé:nen saionkwa’nikónhrhen, í:se ki’ né: ó:nen sasewakwatakohá:ton. Ó:nen wetewarihwahnhotón:ko nón:wa wenhniserá:te. Eh káti’ niiohtónhak ne onkwa’nikòn:ra. Tho niiowén:nake.

 

Now, then, that is how far we have gone with our words. If there is anything

that we have forgotten to mention, now, then, you could fix it or add to it.

Now we opened the day. Therefore, let our minds be that way (appreciative).

Those are all the words

Ó:nen ká:ti tho niió:re ia’tetewawenniháhrho. Tóka’ thé:nen saionkwa’nikónhrhen, í:se ki’ né: ó:nen sasewakwatakohá:ton. Ó:nen wetewarihwahnhó:ton nón:wa wenhniserá:te. Eh káti’ niiohtónhak ne onkwa’nikòn:ra. Tho niiowén:nake.

 

Now, then, that is how far we have gone with our words. If there is anything that we have

forgotten to mention, now, then, you could fix it or add to it. Now we closed the day.

Therefore, let our minds be that way (appreciative). Those are all the words.

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