A painted tent canvas lies flat in the foreground and a sweat lodge stands nearby in a ceremonial area.
Courtesy of Moon Lodge Society

Moon Lodge Society

Akwesasne, NY

Since 2009, the Moon Lodge Society, founded by traditional women leaders from the Mohawk Nation, has supported a sisterhood of spiritual women practicing Haudenosaunee lifeways in honor of the sacred feminine. Run by Kanien’kehá:ka Clan Mothers and young women apprentices, Moon Lodge Society exists to support the spiritual and cultural needs of women and youth, primarily, and of the community overall, inspiring thought (“Good Mind”) into action. They achieve this through ceremony and rites of passage programming. 

“Women united in a common prayer can change the world. The Moon Lodge is where women speak to the Earth Mother and receive her instructions to harness the strength that humanity will need in this time of earthly change.”
Louise Herne, “Mamabear”

Featured Media

Turning Pain Into Power: An Interview With Two Mohawk Leaders in the Akwesasne Territory

An excerpt from Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan‘s interview with Louise Herne McDonald, condoled Bear Clan mother for the Mohawk National Council, and Jonel Beauvais, Wolf Clan Mohawk and founder of the Welcome Home Circle in the Akwesasne Territory.

This project is fiscally sponsored by MICA Group, Inc.