FAITHKEEPERS

The Washington Convenant BeltUnder each Clan Mother are two Faith Keeper positions, one for a female relative and one for a male relative. The female title is Kaié:ri niioríwake Iakoteríhonton and the male title is Kaié:ri niioríwake Roterihonton.  It is their role to promote ceremonial ways and uphold Haudenosaunee culture. The Faith Keepers promote the spirituality of their clan and serve as spiritual advisors. 

As officers of the clan alongside the Clan Mother and the Chief, they must also speak their language and promote the traditions of the people. Faith Keepers are well versed in the history of their people so that they can continue to share it with future generations. Most importantly they are in charge of the Four Sacred Rituals which offer thanks to the Creator.