Written by Michelle Corneau Kanyen'keha:ka (Mohawk), The Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) open all important meetings and gatherings with the Thanksgiving Address. This speech is about being thankful to everything around us for giving us the gifts we need to live and the importance of peace. This is a short version of the Thanksgiving Address. The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee.
Educator & Series Information
The Thanksgiving Address is part of the Strong Stories: Kanyen’kehà:ka series. Strong Stories focus on different First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.