Shekon Sewakwekon, Kenkiohkoktha ionkia'ts wakathahionni, Akwesasne nikiteron,
(hello everyone, my name is Kenkiohkoktha, this name means I am standing at the back of a crowd
of people, or at the end of a long line. I was named after my Grandmother. I live in Akwesasne.)
Thank you for visiting the Bear Fox Music Website. I hope everything is going well in your part of
the "woods", and that there is much peace.
In the beginning, I began writing in Kanienkeha (the Mohawk Language) for our women's group,
called Kontiwennenhawi, which translates to "Carriers of the Words". Our language is struggling to
survive right now, so it is important to me, to put our language, into the songs. Many children in
the local schools are beginning to sing our songs. I have been writing songs for almost 20 years
now, and it makes me very proud to know that in a small way, our women's group and I
are contributing to the survival of our language.
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