“Ohero:kon - Under the Husk” is a 26-min documentary following the journey of  two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women.  Kaienkwinehtha and Kasennakohe are childhood friends from traditional families living in the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne that straddles the U.S. / Canada border.  They both take part in a four- year adolescent passage rites ceremony called Oheró:kon “Under the Husk” that has been revived in their community.  This ceremony challenges them spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.  It shapes the women they become. 

Photos: Krystal Blue Photography & Jessica Sargent

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