On October 12th, 2021, AOMS was honoured to be able to spend time at O:se Kenhionhata:tie (Land Back Camp) in Waterloo, Ontario for a night of singing and sharing stories around a fire.
We extend our thanks to the members of the camp for allowing us to spend time in their sacred space, sharing in music together. Our singers learned the pronunciation of the Mohawk word that is the name of the camp. O:se Kenhionhata:tie means 'Willow River' and is what the Grand River was called by the indigenous peoples who lived on and around it's banks until the French settlers arrived and changed the name. It is pronounced "O-see Gon-Yun-Hah-Dah-Jee"