Next, we descended to the Ondeiga people. We were greeted warmly with respect and shown to their chief. When I stood up to speak, I spoke on my own. My voice seemed to come from the heart and soul. I watched as the mouths of the Ondeiga nation drop and many eyes stare at me in awe.
“Your words are so meaningful and so strong that we gladly accept your offer” the chief exclaimed.
He followed us to the Seneca tribe in his canoe. With the Cayuga and the Ondeiga nation supporting us, I knew that I could not give up now. Not when I was so close.
Together, we paddled as 2 nations