The objectives outlined for Ohwejagehka: Ha`degaenage: are maintained
and implemented through the efforts of dedicated individuals. Support
comes not only from the community, but from the artists and musicians
themselves, who share their voices and knowledge to ensure that our
languages, songs and dances will continue to live.
1. Preserve the Ogwehoweh
languages, songs and dances by the:
- Utilization of our living resources
through audio recordings of speeches (ceremonial and social), social
dance songs, and ceremonial songs (only when requested);
- Restoration of previously recorded audio
materials, such as those listed above;
- Development of audio and written lessons
in all Six languages to preserve and encourage daily use of our
unique mother tongues and to make the lessons accessible through
various media forms such as the internet, cassettes and CD's; without
our languages, we have no culture; and,
- Provision of the recordings to everyone
at minimal or no cost where possible.
2. Development of a catalogue of
all available recordings and distribution guidelines for:
- Social Dance songs.
- Language materials which include but
are not limited to audio and printed lessons
- Ceremonial speeches and related songs.
Recordings of ceremonial speeches and songs will only be distributed
with permission of (a) the person who did the speeches and songs
and/or (b) the individual charged with being the 'keeper'
of the master recordings.
3. Retail distribution of commercially
available music from Indigenous Nations from around the world.