Join us on Saturday July 10th from 11-1 for a FREE event celebrating Haudenosaunee Culture!
No registration is required. The event will be held on the Village Green, next to the Library. In the case of inclement weather, the event will move in doors. Questions? Call 607-582-6218 or email Beth.
Song and Social Dance with Chris Thomas and His Smoke Dancers
Chris Thomas, one of this generation’s most celebrated smoke dancers, uses his performances to teach about Haudenosaunee culture and history. Thomas and four Smoke Dancers will perform social dances, including the Rabbit and Old Moccasin dances.
The Sacred Tradition of Lacrosse Stick Making with Ron Patterson
Ron Patterson, an Oneida Turtle Clan member and the only remaining Oneida Indian Nation lacrosse stick maker, will demonstrate how he makes lacrosse sticks. He follows the ritual of asking the Creator for help in picking the right tree in the forest and steaming and bending the wood into a traditional lacrosse stick shape.
This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Auburn Public Theater’s Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants Program.