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Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrate and Refocus
October 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in CNY (WISH CNY), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)-a project of the Syracuse Peace Council , Resilient Indigenous Action Collective (RIAC) and more to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Onondaga territory. This two-fold event features Haudenosaunee speakers, Haudenosaunee singing, Onondaga vendors, speakers and tablets representing local community groups and a series of short films. Attendees will gather in the plaza behind the Everson Museum of Art, which is wheelchair accessible. In case of rain, the alternative host is Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 E. Onondaga St. Gather at 5:30 p.m. to mingle with vendors and event sponsors and listen to speakers and Haudenosaunee singers. The “Refocus” film series begins at 7:15 p.m. and will run approximately 50 minutes and be projected on the exterior wall of the museum. This year, “Refocus” centers traditional Haudenosaunee values in regard to land. Film titles include Onondaga Nation’s “The Tully Mudboils,” Robin Kimmerer’s “Gifts of the Land,” a one-time showing of Gwendolyn Cates’ “Dominion” and Ryan Mackie’s footage of the land return to Onondaga Nation. Event is free and open to all.