May 19–21, 2018

The Medicine Wheel

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo
& Marian Atehawi Snow

Kahnawake Mohawk Territory

What does the medicine wheel mean to you?

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo and Marian Atehawi Snow of the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake lovingly created this all ages performance using mask, face paint, traditional storytelling and contemporary and traditional dance to share the importance of this sacred circle to many First Nations people.

Onkwenhtara, kahontsi, karaken, tanon, otsi’nekwar-nahoten kenton ne tia’tekahshohkwake kaiatare ne ononhkwa okahkwenta.

Kats ientene, ensewattoke tsi niiorihowenna kiken onkwehonwe niionkwerihoten. Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo tanon Marian Atehawi Snow. Tekeni’iahse enkhehonkaron ensewattoke kiken iorihowenna teiotwenonni. Okonsa, okara’shon:a, kanonia’kaion, tanon kanonia’se:tsi aiontste. Akwekon ionkhihonkarawi.
– Mohawk translation: Watio Splicer

  • “Barbara believes that it’s through further education and dialogue that lasting reconciliation can happen.”

    – Global News

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Co-creators: Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo
and Marian Atehawi Snow

PERFORMERS
Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo: Medicine Wheel and Red
Marian Atehawi Snow: Black and White
Cody Coyote: Yellow


PHOTO
Tonya Fawn