Asante Nkonim Kurom (Asante Victory Town) in North America has become the first Asante Nation to be formed on the shores of North America, made up of Akan / Asante that were born in North America.
WHO WE ARE
Pictured: Gathering hosted at the Asante Nkonim Kurom Embassy in
Hwidiem, Asante Akyem, Ghana during Ghana's 2019 Year of Return.
The Asante Nkonim Kurom (Asante Victory Town), headquartered in Philadelphia PA, is a bridge that reconnects Akan / Asante Africans born in North America to their bloodline families (clans) and the cultural expressions of their Ancestral Motherland.
The name represents our victory over 500+ years of enslavement and disconnection from our natural, African family way of life. For over 40 years, Asante Nkonim Kurom in North America (ANK) has spearheaded the recognition of the family basis of our true return.
Through our Ancestral guidance and the support of our Sister City, Agogo, Asante Akyem in Ghana, we have been groomed to demonstrate to Africans in America how to rediscover our family and clan ancestral heritage.
AsanteNkonim Kurom restores the Spiritual Cultural
foundation, which was adversely impacted by enslavement and colonialism in Africa and around the world.
Our restored foundation enables us to re-establish and reconnect ourselves as families and as true Divine African Beings.
We are Africans in mind, body and spirit, and must live that reality wherever we find ourselves in the world. The reunification of Africans worldwide is accomplished under the common banner of our illustrious Spiritual Cultural Traditions and governing structures, which are grounded in families and based on Divine principles, Ancestral links and Collective responsibilities
We cultivate full spectrum, holistic and sustainable connections through our application of traditional institutions. This includes clanship, Eldership, governing through the traditiona Chieftaincy systems, life cycle observations and celebrations, cultural education, family economics, farming, business and sustainable development.
What We Do
The ANK mission is to promote the formation of purified, static/dynamic African Bloodline Nations in North America and facilitate their reintegration with their respective bloodline nations in Africa so that we can Sankofa (go back and fetch) together.
We envision connected, thriving African bloodline nations throughout the Diaspora and Africa, living in alignment with Ancestral guidance, traditional self-governance, collective economics and productivity that fully honors the Earth, ourselves and our family systems.
Returning to and unfolding our own best selves after the experiences of enslavement and colonialism requires that we purify, individually and collectively. This means rebuilding from the inside out, through:
African traditional studies
Holistic dietary & healing practices
Our Abusua (Family)
The foundation of African Culture is established and built upon family connections that are not nuclear in structure, but extended in nature and function
THE ABUSUA TRADITION
Every Akan town or village is made up of a number of families (abusuafuo) that collectively embody the clan system. The founding mother's abusua of that town or village constitutes the royal family from which a prospective chief and queen mother are divinely groomed and appointed by the various family elders.
Each clan comprises many lineages which are blood-related individuals. Each town or village constitutes a political unit.
Many towns and villages can form a paramountcy (oman) such as in the Asante, whose heads becomes the Paramount Chief (Omanhene) and Queen Mother (Ohemaa).
Each town or village has a chief, a queen mother and a council of elders consisting of males and females from each abusua, which along with others constitutes the governing body.
TOTEM NAMES & THEIR SIGNIFICANCE
Totem : Crow
Abusua: Asona Kwaakwaadabi
Statesmanship & Patriotism
Accolade: Extraordinary beauty
Totem : Dog
Abusua: Aduana Okraman
Honesty & Industriousness
Totem : Parrot
Abusua: Agona Ako
Eloquence & Perfect Management
Totem : Vulture
Abusua: Asakyire Opete
Totem : Bat
Abusua: Asene Apan
Diplomacy & Faithfulness
Totem : Buffalo/Bull or Bison
Abusua: Ekoona Ekoo
Honesty & Uprightness
Totem : Leopard
Abusua: Bretuo Osebo
Bravery & Courage
Totem : Eagle, Hawk or Falcon
Abusua: Ayokuo Osana
Statesmanship, Patience & Bravery
Our Abusuafuo Over The Years
Pictured: 2014 Annual Sankofa Event- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
OUR SISTER CITY
AGOGO, ASANTE AKYEM, GHANA
Pictured: Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong (Agogohene) and
Nana Afrakoma Serwaa Kusi Oboadum is greeted by the Agogo Community.
Pictured: Nana Sarpong - Agogohene / Otumfuo Osei Tutu II -
The Asantehene / Nana Kofi Tuuda.
Through the personal tutelage of Nana Sarpong to Nana Kofi Tuuda over the past forty one years, Asante Nkonim Kurom has not only re-established the abusua clan reconnections, but also an Asante city-to-city connection in Ghana and North America
Another relationship that has been firmly established is with the Agogo Worldwide Association (AWA) and Asante Nkonim Kurom.
The connections made through AWA connecting us as Asante family worldwide has provided the platform that enables ANK and Agogo to be of benefit to each other.
OUR FELLOW AFRICAN NATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA
Nananom Yekyia mo..
On behalf of Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, Akwamu Nation in North America, I would like to say yeda ase (we thank you) to Nana Tuuda and Asante Nkonim Kurom (Asante Nation in Philadelphia) for inviting us to participate in your annual Sankofa Nhyiamu observance this past Menmeneda (Saturday).
Asante Nkonim Kurom and the emerging ANK Museum and Pavilion is a model for others to replicate in principle with regard to the Amansesew -Nationbuilding/Restoration process.
We look forward to furthering our connections as we work in synergy to restore Abibiriman, the Black Nation.
Yebehyia bio.. We will meet again..
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu
Akwamu Nation in North America