Tehahonkohtha Scott Martin
Shé:kon, watkwanonhwará:tons. Tehahonkóhtha ionkiats. Hello, I give to you my greetings. My name is Tehahonkohtha. Scott Martin is my other name. I am 36 years old and I am an educational promoter at the Akwesasne Freedom School, a Kanien’kéha (mohawk) language immersion school. This is my first year at the school, where I specialize in horticulture and traditional foods. It is my goal to encourage our youth to be more involved in our traditional ways of growing, preparing, storing and saving seed of our native crops. Prior to working at AFS I was a part of the Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Program which was a paid position through the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. There I studied kanien’kéha language and our traditional ways of growing and preparing food as well as a great many other traditional teachings.
Year(s) Awarded: 2018