PEACEMAKER STORY 3 HAUDENOSAUNEE GRAND COUNCIL AND CLAN MOTHERS The Onondaga

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PEACEMAKER STORY
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-3-HAUDENOSAUNEE GRAND COUNCIL AND CLAN MOTHERS The Onondaga Nation the Heart of the Confederacy Hodiyahnehsonh are chosen because the men possess honorable qualities and are concerned with the well-being of the Confederacy. Their positions are unpaid and for life. They are selected by the clan mothers. Fourteen Onondaga hoyaneh serve on the Grand Council. Mohawk and Seneca the Elder Brothers of the Confederacy Hodiyahnehsonh are chosen because the men possess honorable qualities and are concerned with the well-being of the Confederacy. Their positions are unpaid and for life. They are selected by the clan mothers. Nine Mohawk and eight Seneca hoyaneh serve on the Grand Council. Oneida and Cayuga the Younger Brothers of the Confederacy Hodiyahnehsonh are chosen because the men possess honorable qualities and are concerned with the well-being of the Confederacy. Their positions are unpaid and for life. The Tuscarora are represented by the Oneida. The Grand Council is made up of ten Cayuga and nine Oneida hoyaneh. Clan mothers and Women’s Council Clan mothers serve for life. They are appointed by consensus of the clan members. Clan mothers have the authority to remove from office any hoyaneh who does not serve the best interests of his nation.UNITED STATESGOVERNMENT President U.S. Executive Branch The U.S. president runs for office and is chosen by the electoral college. The criteria for his candidacy are age, citizenship and residency. The president serves a four-year term.The U.S. SenateThe senators run for office and are chosen by popular election. They serve a six-year term. Each senator must be at least thirty years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they seek to represent. Two senators represent each state.The House of RepresentativesEach state elects a number of representatives based on the population of the state. Representatives must be at least twenty-five years old, have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent. Representatives serve two-year terms. The Supreme Court, Judicial BranchThe Supreme Court consists of nine justices including the Chief Justice, all nominated by the president of the United States. Once confirmed by Congress, justices serve for life.The Peacemaker then asked each nation to select men to be their leaders called hoyaneh(plural, Hodiyahnehsonh). The Peacemaker gave the laws to the Haudenosaunee men, who formed the Grand Council. The Grand Council, made up of fifty hoyaneh, makes decisions following the principles set forth in the Great Law of Peace. When decisions are made or laws passed, all council members must agree on the issue; this is called CONSENSUS.
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