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“In building the Longhouse we are making the connection between the sky (our true Longhouse) and the Earth. It will be a place of teaching about our creation stories and principles of living in harmony as they were given to our people in the original Good Message and reinforced by the Great Law of Peace." — Kanerahtiio Roger Jock


A message to our volunteers...

Your time, presence and support is valuable and we say niawenhkó:wa (a big thank you) to each and every one of you. It is because of you that the Kanien'kehá:ka Return to Ancestral Homelands Movement can continue on. We are in the process of planning an appreciation meal and social in honor of all of our volunteers. (Date: TBD) Stay connected for further updates. 

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We are starting off this spring by preparing for our first berry season at the farm. There is much to do to prepare for the grand opening of the farm and farm stand, so we are calling for volunteers to assist with pruning the berry bushes and fruit trees.

In addition to pruning we will need help with weeding, harvesting, and picking traditional medicines as the weather gets warmer. Whether you have experience with these things, or an open mind to learn, all are welcome and encouraged to come and join us any day between the hours of 8am-sunset. We just ask that you fill out this google form prior to your arrival.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us! We look forward to seeing you!

 POLE STRIPPING POTLUCK PARTY! - starting again soon! 

We will start our Pole Stripping and Potluck gatherings at the Longhouse again soon! Please check back here or on our Facebook or Instagram pages for updates.

Come help strip the cedar poles that are being used for the construction of the Longhouse frame, bring food to share with the community that continues to grow, swim beneath a magical waterfall, move to the beautiful music of Bethany Yarrow, and most importantly be part of this powerful healing process at the Eastern Gate as we work together to help the Kanien'kehá:ka return to their ancestral homelands. 

Pole Stripping will begin @ 12pm

Swimming throughout the day

Community Potluck @ 3pm

Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements on additional Pole Stripping dates throughout the Summer and Fall. 

We invite you to be a part of this extraordinary opportunity to heal an original wound and work together to create a new story of healing and repair and a livable future for our children.


Kanerahtiio Roger Jock, a Kanien’kehá:ka leader from the Akwesasne Reserve, carries a vision of return for his people back to their ancestral lands in the Schoharie Valley of Central New York.


Kanerahtiio's work building a traditional Kanien’kehá:ka Longhouse has inspired people from all political stripes and backgrounds to come together to learn about the Great Law of Peace of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and support a model of restorative justice and community-supported land reparations. 

Niawen to all of the beautiful people who have helped to bring this structure and symbol of peace to the Schoharie Valley. We put the first poles in the ground on September 13th, 2020 and have continued building and gathering community at the longhouse since then. We would love to see you again, give thanks and share some words and songs as we work together to build a new story of unity and hope at the Eastern Gate of Turtle Island. 

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