Mendowen ode seshmowen

Have you ever heard this language is sacred. In fact, it is supernatural in that it was used to speak to a Holy God back in the day. Many have forgotten how to use this language to address that same Holy God in this day and age, but there are still some of us who know how to use this language for such purposes.

Many of our words have such deep meanings of sacred moments of the Universe and its many universal activations, done by the mysterious God of this Universe of Universes. My elders used to tell me the God gave us this language so we could communicate with him, not about our needs, but to worship him and simply commune with him. Praise and worship has nothing to do with the needs of this present mundane world, but to offer the God our praise and our worship of him each and every day. 

Our language is filled with the deeper meanings of the God’s movements in our behalf and the things he did to create this world of our present being. It also speaks of the future worlds of creation he has yet to set in motion, with a word spoken by his mouth. That word was given to us in our language and is the reason why we should learn it and not forget one iota of knowledge he gave. We are the Ones who were commissioned to care for this Earth and its denizens, its weather patterns, its seasons and the many benefits of observing our Seasonal ceremonies.

Yes, there is more to this seshmowen than meets the eye!

Iw enajmoyan ngom

Nin se Neaseno

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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