Course description

This course will provide students with an understanding of Haudenosaunee world view as the basis of Haudenosaunee way of life. Students will learn from the oral traditions passed down through the many generations of the Haudenosaunee people. Traditional teachings such as the creation story and the Ganohonyohk “Thanksgiving Address” will be discussed. There will be an overview of the establishment of the Haudenosaunee clan system, cycle of ceremonies, the Gayensrago:wah “The Great Law of Peace”, family relationships and the concept of the Ganihgohi:yo “the good mind”. A historical impact from the time of contact with European nations will be reviewed which will lead to the discussion of the teachings of Sganyadaiyo “Handsome Lake”. In conclusion of the course, a look at living the Haudenosaunee way of life in modern society.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery