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Tekakwitha is to become the first aboriginal saint at a canonization ceremony in Rome Oct. 21, the end of a long process that saw her beatified in 1980.
AKWESASNE When Jordan Thompson put pen to paper a few weeks ago, he became the first Mohawk to draw a portrait of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Tekakwitha died in 1680 at age 24 after being outcast from her Mohawk community for her religious beliefs. She fled more than 300 km north to Kahnawake, Que., where she was dedicated to prayer, Adidas Harden 2.5
wanted to make her not Catholic, but Mohawk, too, Thompson said.
grew up as a Catholic Mohawk, so it was definitely a big honour for my family, said Thompson, who was asked to submit the portrait to the Kateri Tekakwitha conference last week.
She lost her family to small pox as a child and was Adidas Originals High Top Trainers
Her history is well known to Catholic Mohawks, and much of it was symbolized in her portrait.
picture or portrait of her, was not done by a Mohawk Harden Black
Tekakwitha is known as lily among thorns in the Mohawk community.
left disfigured and with poor eyesight, both of which Thompson tried to portray in his portrait.
penance and care for the elderly.
person, Thompson said.
I wanted to do different than the other portraits of her, was to actually put in some symbolism of her Mohawk side. is surrounded by a turtle to represent her Womens Adidas High Tops Footlocker clan, a cross to represent her faith, and 24 lilies, one each to represent a year of her life.
Artist draws inspiration from Mohawk culture
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