August 2018 Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery: What Are Our Next Steps?

 

 

Taking on the Doctrine of Discovery: What Are Our Next Steps?

Saturday, August 18, 9:00am-5:00pm

(with a banquet 6:00pm-9:00pm)

Sunday, August 19th, 9:00am-1:00pm

Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center

6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088.

A conference fee of $100 will cover the rental of the Center, lunches for both days and a dinner of traditional Haudenosaunee foods on Saturday night.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Indigenous Values Initiative.

 

 

NOON acknowledges that we are on the territory of the Onondaga Nation, counsel fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

We are thankful for their stewardship of our environment.

 

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EVENTS:

Indigenous Peoples Day, August 9, The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Center Buffalo NY 14216 on Thursday Aug 9 2-8 pm, Celebrating 11 years of the UNDRIP’s collective right to exist with prior, free, informed consent. Native/Indigenous films, speakers, foods, music, dancing and crafts. Free will donations to attend. Candle light Interfaith Prayer Ceremony at dusk. Special Guests: Michelle Shenandoah, Oneida, Caleb Abrams, Allegany Seneca, Pete Hill, Cayuga, and Dinah Porter, Mohawk. Sponsored by West Valley Coalition, Interfaith Climate Justice Community, and Interfaith Peace Network. Co sponsored by the TBHM, NACS, WNYPeaceCt, Nekanehsakt-Friends of the EK WE HE WE, Interfaith Peace Network and the Network of Religious Communities.

"Meteor showers, Storytelling and Songs,", August 11, 6:30-9:30 pm, Ganondagan State Historical Site, Victor, NY. with Joanne Shenandoah. The evening will start in the Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium with a performance and book signing by Joanne Shenandoah. Legends from Long Ago relating to the sky will follow, outside the Seneca Bark Longhouse. Donation based event

Iroquois storytelling with Shatekaronhioton Fox, Sunday, August 12, 2pm at the Iroquois Indian Museum. Join Shatekaronhioton Corey Fox (Mohawk) for an afternoon of traditional tales and teachings. Learn about the Great Law of Peace, instruments, and other objects and aspects that represent Haudenosaunee culture from this passionate and engaging educator. The son of singer and composer Bear Fox, Corey is from Akwesasne and a member of the Native North American Traveling College’s Travelling Troupe.

Iroquois Social DancersAllegany River Dancers, Saturday, August 18, approximately 11am & 2pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, Hows Cave, NY. Social dances unite community members and new friends through joy, laughter, and the age-old cadence of drum and rattle - everyone is invited to participate!

The Prophecy as Living Reality is August 25th., Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Join Lakota and Haudenosaunee Knowledge Keepers as they share lessons about their cultures’ ancient prophecies that to this time period in which we now live and that can guide us towards a better world for our future generations. Speakers (in alphabetical order) include: Kevin Deer, Ivan Looking Horse, Louise Bear MacDonald. A $20 admission fee will help to cover costs for this event.(email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Annual Iroquois Indian Festival, Labor Day Weekend, 10AM-5PM, Iroquois Indian Museum, Hows Cave, NY. Iroquois Indian Art Market open to Iroquois artists by special invitation only. The Sky Dancers from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario perform traditional Iroquois social dances. The Children's area features arts and crafts activities including beadwork and cornhusk doll making.

2nd Annual Haudenosaunee Film Festival , September 8, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded bythe New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Film Festival times and additional details TBA. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi - Mondays,7:30 - 8:30 am through September 3, Ganondagan State Historical Site, Victor, NY. Instructor: Bill O'Brien Location: Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium Parking: In front of the building

Outdoor Yoga in Nature - Thursdays,7 pm through September (Weather permitting), Ganondagan State Historical Site, Victor, NY. Instructor: Mandy/Victor YogaStudio Location: Outside the Bark Longhouse Parking: Upper level parking lot – corner of State Route 444 and County Road 41 Note: Vinyasa Flow all levels - Please bring mat, water, and bug spray.

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MONTHLY:

NOON Steering Committee Open Meeting, Tuesday, August 14, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY. Since new people often have a lot of questions, we recommend contacting Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council Staff, or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Volunteer, before the meeting.

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FYI:

Navajo Nations first solar project now producing electricity for 13,000 homes

Map of Indigenous Territories with link to teacher guide.

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NOON RESOURCES:

WITNESS TO INJUSTICE: UNRAVELING HISTORIC NATIVE & U.S. RELATIONS. This inter-active group exercise is a 1 ½ hour teaching tool that uses participatory education to raise awareness of the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States. Through the use of meaningful quotes, and blankets that represent part of Turtle Island (the Western Hemisphere), we explore this shared history that most people rarely learn in traditional settings. We engage in a conversation about the European colonization of Turtle Island in order to deepen our understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples' nationhood throughout U.S. History. NOON is offering this exercise to groups, organizations, schools and churches. A good will offering to support NOON's work is appreciated. If you would like additional information or to schedule a time for a presentation, contact Cindy Squillace.

The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code film is premised on Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a book based on two decades of research by Shawnee, Lenape scholar Steven T. Newcomb. Available to borrow. Contact Carol Baum via email or phone 315-472-5478

Standing on Sacred Ground Videos. Each of the 4 episodes is 60 min. Pilgrims and Tourists, Profit and Loss, Fire and Ice and Islands of Sanctuary. If you have a group of friends or know an organization that would like to view any of these films, please contact Carol Baum via email or phone 315-472-5478.

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SAVE THE DATE:

Haudenodaunee Women’s Traditional Roles with Wendy Hill (Cayuga, Turtle Clan), September 15, 10am-4pm., Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Spend the day learning from traditional knowledge holder Wendy Hill as she tells us about Haudenosaunee Women’s traditional roles from birth to death, including ceremonies, moon time, daily life and the importance of self-care/healing. Tuition of $25 includes lecture, home cooked lunch, as well as coffee, tea and morning snacks. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Moose Hair Tufting with Bonnie Bowen, Sept. 23, 10 AM-4PM, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Come learn this ancient art form used by Indigenous peoples in the northern climates to decorate their clothes and other items with hair from moose, elk, and/or caribou. Though this art form was almost completely lost in the 1900s due to colonization, over the last 30 years it has made a comeback. Come be a part of that comeback. Tuition of $125 includes: a kit with all necessary tufting supplies and preparation materials; a tufting book with “how to” pictures; hands-on experience and instruction; and coffee, tea, morning snacks and a home-cooked lunch. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Deyhontsigwa’ehs-The Creator’s Game, Lacrosse Weekend 2018, Saturday September 29 thru Sunday September 30, 2018, Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, New York in the heart of Onondaga Nation Territory.

Haudenosaunee Women’s Traditional Roles with Wendy Hill, Sept. 30, 10 AM-4PM, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Spend the day with Wendy Hill as she talks about Haudenosaunee Women’s traditional roles from birth to death, including ceremonies, moon time, daily life and the importance of self-care/healing. Tuition of $25 includes lecture, home cooked lunch, as well as coffee, tea and morning snacks. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

The Spirit Survives: A National Movement Toward Healing, October 2-3, 2018, Carlisle, PA. The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is excited to announce that our first national. This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the closing of Carlisle Industrial Indian School—the first federal Indian boarding school in the U.S. Come together within the traditional homelands the Haudenosaunee and Susquehannock peoples from Tribal Nations all over Indian Country for a national discussion on boarding school truth, justice, and healing. The coalition hopes to see boarding school survivors and descendants, tribal leaders, and anyone working on understanding and addressing the impacts of boarding school trauma in Indian Country at the conference in Carlisle this fall!

Beadwork Workshop with Mohawk artist Wilma Cook Zumpano, October 6, 10:00am – 2:30pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY. Learn to create a beaded strawberry pin cushion/ornament. All materials – patterns, velvet, fill, beads, needles & thread provided. Ages 12 and up.Limited enrollment.Call or email the museum for cost.

Making a Traditional Mohawk Wedding Basket with Richard Nolan, Oct. 7 &8, 10 AM-4PM, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Participants will spend two days making and then taking home a traditional Mohawk Wedding Basket (8” x 5.25” x 6”), while learning about Haudenosaunee wedding traditions and about various basket making principles and strategies. Baskets can be used for a variety of purposes. Space for 12-16 students. Tuition: $175, includes two days of instruction, materials, 2 lunches, and one breakfast. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Seneca Stories & More with Ronnie Reitter, October 7, 2pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY. Ronnie is an accomplished spinner of tales who grew up listening to the stories of Seneca and Cayuga elders Virginia Snow, Marion Miller, and Joyce Pemberton.As a Seneca educator, she has passed on her stories to children at Ganondagan Historic Site, the National Museum of the American Indian, and schools throughout the region.Her stories honor and celebrate traditional ways and offer life lessons for all ages.

Traditional Mohawk Stories with Ionataie:was/Kay Olan, October 14, 2pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY. A treasured educator, Kay has been sharing the stories she learned from her elders at Akwesasne for more than 30 years.Young or old, there are lessons for all in her wide collection of spellbinding tales.

Iroquois Stories with Lorrie Gallant (Cayuga/Tuscarora), October 21, 2pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY. Iroquois Stories from real life growing up on Six Nations Reserve with author, illustrator, and storyteller Lorrie Gallant (Cayuga/Tuscarora).Lorrie was the very first recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Education Award and has written and beautifully illustrated a series of children's stories.In addition to her independent work, she serves as the Education Program Coordinator at the Woodland Cultural Center at Six Nations Reserve.

Eric Gansworth, October/Nov, Date to be announced, Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, NY. Writer, poet, and playwright Eric Gansworth (Tuscarora) will present and discuss his new book and popular selections from his large body of work.

Our Seed Story with Sera:sera Terrylynn Brant (Mohawk Turtle Clan), October 20, 10am-4pm., Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068 Part of our Revitalizing Haudenosaunee Food Economies and Food Sovereignty Workshop Series. Attendees will learn about the ins and outs of seed saving and will help to create a Kanatsiohareke Seed Library. Time will also be spent in the garden harvesting vegetables and preparing the garden for winter. Suggested donation (includes lunch): $25. No one will be turned away. Please RSVP. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Haudenosaunee Men’s Traditional Roles with Pete Jemison and Jamie Jacobs, October 27, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Come spend the day with Haudenosaunee knowledge holders as they talk about the various aspects of Haudenosaunee men’s traditional roles. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Date TBA Traditional Food Preservation Methods with Sera:sera Terrylynn Brant (Mohawk Turtle Clan), 10am – 4pm, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Part of our Revitalizing Haudenosaunee Food Economies and Food Sovereignty Workshop Series. Attendees will learn about various food preservation techniques while gaining hands on experience preserving foods from the Kanatsiohareke garden. Suggested donation TBA. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

Nov. (date TBA) Farm-to-Table Indigenous Cooking Class and Dinner, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Part of our Revitalizing Haudenosaunee Food Economies and Food Sovereignty Workshop Series. Daytime: Cooking Class with Haudenosaunee Chef Tawnya Brant, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Make an entire, Indigenous, gourmet farm-to-table meal under the instruction of an experienced and renowned Haudenosaunee Chef. Tuition TBA Evening: Farm-to-Table Dinner. Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068. Savor a farm-to-table meal with produce grown at Kanatsiohareke and other Haudenosaunee communities, and with an entire meal produced by Haudenosaunee Chef Tawnya Brant and her daytime cooking class. Suggested donation: $30 per plate. (email kanatsiohareke@gmail.com with questions)

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