Raven's Quest - Gr 1-3 Social Studies

Kaksat'iio

Kaksat'iio is a 10-year-old Mohawk girl from Kahnawà:ke. Today is her birthday party with cake and pizza! Her best friends sing ,Happy Birthday, to her in Mohawk. Kaksat'iio is proud to model clothing created by Indigenous designers and she takes us to a photo session where she models a beautiful ribbon dress and some beaded cuffs. She's also a competitive gymnast who practices hard to do well in competition. Kaksat'iio shows us how to plant corn, one of the important foods traditionally grown by many First Nations. Her special word is ,Saiéhshon, which means ,smile, in Mohawk.