Kwanza Principles-for 7 Days

Carol Sanford
5 min readDec 29, 2022

A ritual set of practices. How the Iroquois 7 First Principles Shows

a shared Pattern

Monday December 26. First Day of Kwanza

7 Principles of Kwanza

I was watching a movie, told through the eyes of a Kwanza celebrations by a black family on Christmas Eve. I was struck by the 7 Principles of Kwanza and how closely they matched not the words but the domains of the Iroquois Nation’s First principles, that I learned from my Mohawk grandfather. I share them as the 7 First Principles of Regeneration since my…

Carol Sanford

Sr Fellow Social Innovation, Babson |# 1 AmazonBest Selling/Multi-Award Winning Author | Regenerative Paradigm Educator