Polishing the Chain Ceremony

Date
Tuesday January 25, 2022
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
zoom

Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice-Chancellor is pleased to invite you to attend the Polishing the Chain Ceremony, a commitment ceremony to reaffirm the promise of the friendship wampum. Each year, we recommit to this relationship through the Polishing the Chain Ceremony, to keep the rust from forming.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

3:15 pm - Registration begins

3:30 pm - Ceremony begins

Queen’s Senate meeting will begin immediately following the ceremony

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87035261169

Meeting ID: 870 3526 1169

Questions: senate@queensu.ca

Queen's Friendship Wampum

Skén:nen Atenro’será:kon tánon Ka’nikonhrí:io

Wa’kón:ion ne Queen’s University tsi iohétstha ne kaianerénhsera ne Kaswéntha Atenro’será:kon atia’táhnha, né ne Konti’tarí:sere Ka’nisténhsera takóntka’we Tyendinaga nitioné:non tánon ne Kahsóhtshera Iotitióhkwaien ne Kingston kí 7 shískare Enniskó:wa 2017.

Kí kakweniénston ate’nienténhtshera tiókonte e’tho káien nó:nen enhontkenní:sa ne ratiianerenhserón:nis, ne wathró:ris tsi enká:take tsi waterihwahserón:ni ne Skén:en tánon Atenro’será:kon.

Peace, Friendship, and Good Minds

The friendship wampum belt was presented to Queen's University Senate by the Clan Mothers at Tyendinaga, and the Grandmothers' Council in Kingston, on March 7, 2017. 

This cherished symbol is now present at all Senate meetings, to represent the lasting covenant of peace and friendship. 

To learn more about wampum, you may be interested in this video from Richard Hill, Tuscarora scholar and expert in this field.