Iroquois Cultural Festival - Schedule

Saturday, May 25, 2013

10:00 am: Doors Open
10:30 am: Festival Opening: GANO: NYOK “the words that come before all else,” led by Kay Olan, Mohawk. Music by Joanne Shenandoah.
10:00 am–5:00 pm:

  • Ronnileigh Goeman (Basketry): West Gallery and Seneca Log House, part of the Native American Artisan Series
  • Over 30 artisans specializing in Native American crafts such as basketry, quillwork, stone carving, jewelry, art, doll making, beadwork and more.
  • Flint knapping with Barry Keegan at Otsego: A Meeting Place, interpretive site
  • Otsego: A Meeting Place (Native American Interpretive Site) Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) interpretation by Darren Bonaparte, Mohawk
  • Cell phone tour at Otsego: A Meeting Place
  • Visit these exhibitions in Fenimore Art Museum (museum admission included with festival admission):
    Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
    Native Roots: The Ninth Annual Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial
    Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia

11:00 am: Storytelling by Perry Ground, Onondaga
11:30 am: Flute music by Dan Hill, Cayuga
1:00 pm: Tour of the exhibition Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia with Eva Fognell, Curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
2:00 pm: Lacrosse Exposition by the Palmyra Macedon Lady Raiders
3:00 pm: Flute music by Dan Hill, Cayuga
3:30 pm: Storytelling by Perry Ground, Onondaga
4:50 pm: Festival Closing: GANO: NYOK led by Kay Olan
7:00 pm: Joanne Shenandoah Concert at The Farmers’ Museum in the main barn's Louis C. Jones Center. Purchase tickets in the museum stores or at the door.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

10:00 am: Doors Open
10:30 am: Festival Opening: GANO: NYOK, “the words that come before all else.”
10:00 am–5:00 pm:

  • Ronnileigh Goeman (Basketry): West Gallery and Seneca Log House, part of the Native American Artisan Series
  • Over 30 artisans specializing in Native American crafts such as basketry, quillwork, stone carving, jewelry, art, doll making, beadwork and more.
  • Flint knapping with Barry Keegan at Otsego: A Meeting Place, interpretive site
  • Otsego: A Meeting Place (Native American Interpretive Site) Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) interpretation by Darren Bonaparte, Mohawk
  • Cell phone tour at Otsego: A Meeting Place
  • Visit these exhibitions in Fenimore Art Museum (museum admission included with festival admission):
    Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
    Native Roots: The Ninth Annual Contemporary Iroquois Art Biennial
    Splendidly Dressed: American Indian Robes and Regalia

11:00 am: Storytelling by Perry Ground, Onondaga, in the Mohawk Bark House
11:00 am: Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers
11:30 am: Flute music by Dan Hill, Cayuga
12:30 pm: Storytelling by Perry Ground, Onondaga
2:00 pm: Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers
3:00 pm: Flute music by Dan Hill, Cayuga
3:30 pm: Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers
4:00 pm: Storytelling by Perry Ground, Onondaga
4:50 pm: Festival Closing: GANO: NYOK

Artisans demonstrating and selling Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) crafts and artwork in the Main Tent throughout the weekend (such as basketry, quillwork, stone carving, jewelry, art, doll making, beadwork):
Patricia Gardner
Cindy Henhawk
Dan Hill
KarenLyne Hill
Karen Ann Hoffman
Tom Huff
Sue Ann Hooper Hutchcroft
Arnold Jacobs
Doug and Mickey Jones
Peter B. Jones
Bernadette Lewis
William and Sharon Loran
Kristina McLeod
Robin Hooper Miller
Penelope Minner
Jeffra Hooper Montroy
Terrill Hooper O’Brien
Roger Cook Parish
Ronnie Reitter
Natasha Smoke Santiago
Danielle Schenandoah
Diane Schenandoah
Gerald “Jerry” Schenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah
Leah Shenandoah
Vicky Shenandoah
Marla Skye
Barbara and Loretta Smoke
Tammy Tarbell
Carson Waterman
Albert White

Other Vendors:
Fenimore Art Museum Membership
Iroquois Indian Museum
Syracuse University/Haudenosaunee Promise
Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

Jim and Debs Snack Shack will feature refreshments including burgers, sausage, chicken tenders, fruit smoothies, French fries, fresh cut onion rings, fried dough, and drinks.

Fenimore Café and Food Tent will feature our delicious museum menu.

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