Mohawk Farm’s has had the opportunity to work with many locally – and nationally – known businesses and organizations. We are proud to be able to say that we have worked with these amazing groups of people. Below you will find a list of many of Mohawk Farm’s past sponsors and partners. If your business or organization is interested in working with Mohawk Farmer, please contact us!
HRNABRANTFORD – Established in either 1142 or 1451, the Five Nations Iroquois confederacy consisted of the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. When the Tuscaroras joined in 1712 the union adapted the name Haudenosaunee, which translates to mean “People building a longhouse”.
In treaties and other colonial documents they were known as the “Six Nations.” While each tribe controlled its own domestic affairs, the council at Onondaga controlled matters that referred to the nation as a whole. Similarly, despite the fact that all spoke the same language, each tribe had a distinct dialect of its own. Thus not only did the Iroquois provide a strong government and military base to protect their farmland, they also formed one of the nation’s earliest and strongest diplomacies.
In terms of spirituality the Iroquois practiced a religion of love. They believed that the Great Spirit Tarachiawagon, which literally means “Holder of the Heavens”, cared for his people and asked that they care for one another. Furthermore, Tarachiawagon had appointed to each of the Six Nations its own dwelling place, taught them how to use the corn and fruits of the earth, and could be approached by way of the woods.
Their religion also contributed to their deep sense of brotherhood. Social grades did not exist because the tribe shared everything. Leaders were respected, but considered equals with their lowest members. Words for “your highness”, “your majesty” and “your excellency”, were nonexistent; the English governor was called “Brother” and Shikellamy, the “great pro-council at Shamokin”, died in rags. This sense of brotherhood examplefies further that in their minds the true strength of the Iroquois was not exhibited through military victories, but rather through the large number of allies they had.
GRAND RIVER COUNTRY – “National liberation movements are not the activities of small groups of isolated individuals, though state authorities opposed to them frequently describe them as such for propaganda purposes. They are the struggle of rebellious nations against foreign invaders .. To defend their nations from being annihilated, many peoples have taken up arms and engaged in wars of national liberation. To understand armed national liberation movements, it is necessary to strip away the camouflage terms and explanations that states use to hide their true nature… Instead of identifying them as patriots or freedom fighters battling oppression and injustice and seeking the liberation of their people, they usually refer to them as “terrorists.” Every nation people that has resisted state domination or invasion has been accused of being terrorists. But armed national self-preservation or self-defense is not “terrorism” or “banditry”. ” [Application of International Humanitarian Law to Wars of National Liberation – Noelle Higgins, April 2004]
KANIENKEHA – Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives.
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for understanding the Kanienkehaka Social Condition, Modern Identity and Youth. Improved use of language portals for greater language equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.
For individuals, families, and societies alike, it is an instrument of empowerment to improve one’s health, one’s heritage, and one’s relationship with the world.
CGGRC – The Grand River Country was established by the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy when they issued a declaration of independence during a bloodless revolution to overthrow the Canadian Governments and declared the Grand River Haldimand tract a new country, described as a state within a state.
The Cannabis Growers of Grand River Country society is an association of cannabis businesses within the Grand River Country that are dedicated to building a non-colonial, free and fair craft cannabis economy.
It was founded on the belief that every Mohawk National and such others of the Six Nations Confederacy (including but not limited to Canadians) retain the right to access high-quality, locally grown cannabis from a craft cannabis producer of their choosing, and that the best way to produce cannabis is to empower local entrepreneurs to create jobs and support their local economy.