Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrate and Refocus

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrate and Refocus, Sunday Oct 8, 2023 doors open at 10:00 am and programing begins at 11 am.

The host for this Festival is the Everson Museum of Art (701 S State St, Syracuse), Everson is offering free admission as part of their monthly community day program.

For more full info, download the flyer or see the facebook event.

Free and open to all!

Sunday, October 8th, join Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in CNY (WISH CNY), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)-a project of the Syracuse Peace Council, and many more for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Community Festival and and Refocus Films Screening on Onondaga territory. This exciting day-long festival features Haudenosaunee singing and social dancing, Onondaga vendors, speakers, local community groups, Haudenosaunee artists, and a series of short films.

We begin our celebration with the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, “the words spoken before all others,” which is given before Haudenosaunee gatherings. Haudenosaunee singers will provide music for participatory Haudenosaunee social dancing prior to this year’s showing of short films in celebration of Haudenosaunee culture.

The Refocus films screening begins at 7 PM.  Refocus film series will run approximately 50 minutes and be projected on the exterior wall of the Everson Museum of Art. This year, we center traditional Haudenosaunee values in relation to Dehoñtjihgwa’és (lacrosse). Refocus is supported by  Urban Video Project/ LightWorks (SU).

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