Do not use this word when referring to human beings that have dark skin color. Fluent speakers can help you learn how to communicate about human beings’ physical traits with respect and understanding.
Use your voice to pronounce this, gain muscle memory, gain confidence to speak it & discuss with fluent Kanien’kéha speakers, mentors and teachers.
No literal translations on MohawkLanguage.ca website because placing colonial definitions & worldviews onto Kanien’keha is not accurate, it is a form of colonization.
Hire & compensate fluent Kanien’keha speakers, mentors, teachers to discuss Kanien’keha words, phrases, culture, communities, issues with a phone call or online.
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