Definition, Origins & Countries

Just like having a roommate requires certain rules of conduct about sharing a bathroom, kitchen, food etc., the cabinet that holds the office supplies also has its own set of rules. Many elements of modern Haudenosaunee culture such as performance theater also echo the cultural continuity of Pre-IBSM women’s roles into the twenty-first century. For example, the Kaha:Wi” performance of Santee Smith of the Mohawk Nation is a nearly all female cast of Native American women performing an interpretive dance series depicting the Haudenosaunee creation story through the lens of women’s’ importance to Haudenosaunee spirituality. As shown through the Kaha:Wi” performance program, 30 Haudenosaunee women have retained their spiritual position of elevated importance in Haudenosaunee society (relative to that of white American women of the same eras in American history) propelled by such aspects of Haudenosaunee spiritual beliefs as women’s reproductive importance,female gender assignment of the four directions on a … Read the rest