Wampum 57: Legislative Designation

[57] FIVE ARROWS SHALL BE BOUND TOGETHER VERY STRONG AND SHALL REPRESENT ONE NATION EACH. AS THE FIVE ARROWS ARE STRONGLY BOUND, THIS SHALL SYMBOLIZE THE COMPLETE UNION OF THE NATIONS. THUS ARE THE FIVE NATIONS COMPLETELY UNITED AND ENFOLDED TOGETHER, UNITED INTO ONE HEAD, ONE BODY, AND ONE MIND. THEY THEREFORE SHALL LABOR, LEGISLATE, AND COUNCIL TOGETHER FOR INTEREST OF FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Its important to understand what is being said here. If we do not understand what makes a strong Nation of people, we cannot begin to understand this part of what is being said. The people as a whole need to recognize their true place within the Kaianerekowa.

This is where there is strength and Peace, righteousness and power. Divisions in every community prevent the full realization of the power of the people. If this is so then there is no representation of the people. Any future that must take place for the people must include all people within the understanding of their place within the Kaianerekowa.

Understanding ones place in Creation, and with those who provide life, has fallen to the wayside and replaced with individualism, conditioning to that individualism and peoples need to place themselves above another.

As one arrow by itself can be snapped as a twig, a bunch tied together cannot be easily broken. Individualism has existed because the arrow has fallen from its place and has now broken in a dozen or more pieces living all of us without strength and power that we should have within our place that has been established for us in the Kaianerekowa.

Individualism is detrimental to the great peace as long as it is implemented in a selfish manner that does not recognize the true value of individualism is in the context of people being strong in themselves to be of excellent loyalty, strength and service to the whole. Five weak and poorly made arrows are just as weak as the one.

In encompasses our notion of creation, which in itself lacks individualism. When we use our tobacco to talk with Sonkwaiatison, we are just one person, we are not whole and so, because we are not whole, we ask all onkwesonha to join with us, we ask the water, we ask the roots and green plant life etc, we then become one and whole. Within this way we have planted Tsioneratasekowa, as being the only way to truly be one, all the people are also of one mind and therefore contributing to the Original agreement.

Individualism, as in me myself and I, is European in nature, as they have forgotten their original teachings. This is what I was referring to, and what has left those arrows loose and in pieces. There is not one of us that has lack of knowledge of something, we do not share this knowledge, for the most part because we do not deem the other worthy enough to know it. When we can walk outside and stare up at the stars and know something, and know that life is never dependent upon a handful of people but to those who had created it.