Notoweega Install "Great Law" at Grand Council
- Written by Sachem Great Elk Dancer
Glenford, OH on Saturday, March 13, 2010 the Traditional Indigenous peoples of Ohio met in Grand Council. The Indigenous population of Ohio include the Cherokee's, Lenape's, Mohican's, Miami's, Mingo, Ottawa's, Saponi's, Shaawnee's, Seneca's, Susquehanna's (and their associated Nations: the Nottoway's and the Notoweega's), Tutelo's, and the Wyandot's.
The Opening Ceremony started before noon. The business meeting started at noon and ran until dusk. The Elders met in a joint Grand Council meeting with the Grandmothers and the Grandfathers. The council was observed by the Warriors and Young Matrons who were invited in by the Grandmothers and Grandfathers. This revitalized union would proceed under the shared laws of all the traditional Woodland peoples.
A great number of issues surfaced and were discussed. After establishing kinsmen ship and Traditional tribal connections the Council reached Consensu that they would: Council would officially support the claims of peoples indigenous to Ohio and their kinsmen. A second Grand Council of all Grandmothers and Grandfathers, with those invited Warriors and Women, would tentatively meet sometime in June, 2010.