FNLLT Descision Making

Decisions at the FNLLT will be made once products have been duly processed through both provincial and First Nation decision-making processes.  This process closely aligns with the Kaswénta or the Two-Row Wampum Treaty Belt which symbolizes the relationship of the native people (Onkwehón:we) of North America (Turtle Island) with the Whiteman (Raserón:ni). One purple row of beads represents the path of the native’s canoe, which contains their customs and laws. The other row represents the path of the Whiteman’s vessel, the sailing ship, which contains his customs and laws. The meaning of the parallel paths is that neither boat should outpace the other, and the paths should remain separate and parallel forever, that is, as long as the grass grows, the rivers flow, the sun shines, and will be everlasting, and they shall always renew their treaties.

wampum

The white wampum background meaning, purity, good minds, and peace; and the two purple wampum rows meaning, the two parallel paths signifying the Whiteman’s belief and laws; and that they shall never interfere with one another’s way as long as Mother Earth is still in motion.

 

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