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Summer Wellness at Ganondagan 

Chen Pan Ling Tai Chi
Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 am

instructor: Bill O'Brien 
Location: Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium
Parking: In front of the building
Donation based class

Midweek Meditation
Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm

instructor: Julie Jugle, Reiki Master Teacher 
Location: Outdoors near the White Pine
Parking: Upper lot at Rte 444 and CR 41
Donation based class

Yoga In Nature - Victor Yoga Studio at Ganondagan
Thursdays, 7 - 8 pm

Instructor: Mandy Wolfram 
Location: In front of the Bark Longhouse
Parking: Upper lot at Rte 444 and CR 41Please bring your own mat, water and bug spray
Donation based class

September 7th, Film, "Native America, Nature to Nations" and Panel Discussion- FREE Event!

6:30 - 9 PM - Seneca Art & Culture Center Auditorium

Film Native American - “Nature to Nations”: Centering on the democracy of New York’s Haudenosaunee People — also known as the Iroquois Confederacy — “Nature to Nations” reveals how elements of the natural world drive governance in Native America. The story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, as told by Native elders, demonstrates how shell helped end war among five tribes and bring about America’s first democracy 500 years before the United States. Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers would later integrate key ideas from the Haudenosaunee government into the United States Constitution. 

Panel Discussion featuring Executive Director, Gary Glassman, Peter Jemison (Seneca), Ange Ferguson (Onondaga), and other Haudenosaunee leaders. 

Indigenous Food Gathering and Tastings - A Full Day, Culturally Immersive, Culinary Program!

Saturday, September 8, 9:30 am - 7 pm 
 $95/General Public, $75/Friends of Ganondagan members

Register now by calling: 585-742-1690

A true cultural community experience, Ganondagan’s Indigenous Food Gathering and Tastings allows participants to experience authentic Hodinöhsö:ni’ Healthy Roots, Culture, and Traditions.

The full day culturally immersive, culinary program includes presentations and interactive culinary experiences with Native American chefs and Indigenous food advocates, traditional and contemporary food foraging and adventures, harvesting workshops, hands-on food preparation, music, and a collaborative, communal dinner.

September 22nd- Living History

10 AM- 4 PM

Immerse yourself in Haudenosaunee culture at Ganondagan! Come and see demonstrations, listen to traditional storytelling, and participate in activities. Experience Haudenosaunee music, dance, traditional arts, history, food and sports. The event features, Haudenosaunee re-enactors, hands-on demonstrations of agricultural methods, food practices, traditional arts, cultural traditions and games. Highlights include Indigenous food cooking and tasting, participating in the Seneca Olympics, Iroquois Social Dancing, and traditional woodland arts. 

September 29 - Corn Husk Dolls & Outfit Workshop

10 am - 3 pm

Cornhusk dolls are traditionally made from the husks of Iroquois White Corn and were originally used as a teaching toy for children. Today, cornhusk dolls are works of art. Participants will make a cornhusk doll and outfit with basic beadwork. 

Workshop fee: $30, general public/ $25, current Friends of Ganondagan members
Suitable for ages 12 and older

Call 585-742-1690 to register
Pre-registration required - Class size limited

October 6th - Michelle Shenandoah and Neil Powless - Around the Table Conversations about Hodinöhsö:ni' Women

1 - 3 pm

Join Michelle Shenandoah (Oneida) and Neil Powless (Onondaga) for a male/female discussion on  Hodinöhsö:ni' and Euro-American Women roles: spiritually, economic, social, and political. Conversations begin promptly at 1:30 pm. 

Cost: $10/general public, $8 current Friends of Ganondagan Members

October 6th-7th - Women of Ganondagan

Join us for a guided tour offered at the top of the hour from 10AM- 4PM. Your guide will be one of the Women of Ganondagan who will give a personal view of the new exhibit Hodinöhsö:ni’ Women: From the Time of Creation. Tour will include a viewing of Katsitsionni Fox’s short film Haudenosaunee Women & Women’s Suffragists: A Hidden History.

Free with admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center

 Photo Credit: Alex Hamer

November 11th- Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration

The commemoration of the Canandaigua Treaty will take place on November 11 on the front lawn of the Ontario County Court House on Main Street in Canandaigua, New York. Please join us for a time of Peace and Friendship to commemorate a very important Treaty between the people of the United States of America and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.  
This event is Free and open to the public