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  • Conversation on Cultural Stewardship: Healing from the Thomas Indian School

    Thursday, October 20, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 10/20/2022 6:00 PM 10/20/2022 7:30 PM America/New_York Conversation on Cultural Stewardship: Healing from the Thomas Indian School

    In collaboration with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Free and open to the public | Advance registration encouraged | Location: Stanley “Sully” Huff Heritage Center, 12857 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081

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    Join us for a conversation about how to identify, protect, and enhance our important traditions, ways of life, cherished places, and vital relationships with each other and the wider world. Culture creates and strengthens communities. Understanding the complexity and power of culture gives communities agency. The concept of Cultural Stewardship teaches us to understand our personal cultural identity as well as that of our families, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This conversation series with local cultural stewards from our African American, Native American, and Muslim American communities encourages us to observe, listen, document, and work closely with individuals and communities that make up our region’s cultural ecosystem.

    This program focuses on the ongoing work of Native American communities in Western New York to document, remember and heal from the atrocities of the Thomas Indian School, a boarding school for Native youth on the Cattaraugus Territory near Irving, NY run by Presbyterian missionaries from 1855 – 1957. This evening will be led by artists, scholars and tradition bearers of the Onödowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Nation, including artists Jocelyn Jones and Hayden Haynes, Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Dr. Joe Stahlman (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum-Onöhsagwë:de‘ Culture Center), Aedzaniyo Seneca, and Lucy Ramirez (President of the Thomas Indian School Alumni).

     

    This program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding for this project comes from Corning Incorporated Foundation, and Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Thank you to New York FolkloreThe Rockwell Museum, and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for their invaluable support.

     

    Stanley “Sully” Huff Heritage Center | 12857 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081

    In collaboration with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Free and open to the public | Advance registration encouraged | Location: Stanley “Sully” Huff Heritage Center, 12857 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081

    Register

    Join us for a conversation about how to identify, protect, and enhance our important traditions, ways of life, cherished places, and vital relationships with each other and the wider world. Culture creates and strengthens communities. Understanding the complexity and power of culture gives communities agency. The concept of Cultural Stewardship teaches us to understand our personal cultural identity as well as that of our families, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This conversation series with local cultural stewards from our African American, Native American, and Muslim American communities encourages us to observe, listen, document, and work closely with individuals and communities that make up our region’s cultural ecosystem.

    This program focuses on the ongoing work of Native American communities in Western New York to document, remember and heal from the atrocities of the Thomas Indian School, a boarding school for Native youth on the Cattaraugus Territory near Irving, NY run by Presbyterian missionaries from 1855 – 1957. This evening will be led by artists, scholars and tradition bearers of the Onödowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Nation, including artists Jocelyn Jones and Hayden Haynes, Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Dr. Joe Stahlman (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum-Onöhsagwë:de‘ Culture Center), Aedzaniyo Seneca, and Lucy Ramirez (President of the Thomas Indian School Alumni).

     

    This program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding for this project comes from Corning Incorporated Foundation, and Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Thank you to New York FolkloreThe Rockwell Museum, and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for their invaluable support.