Check out these videos of the 2014 Fall Festival!
September 12 – 14, 2014
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, 2014
12:00pm Art Show Submissions Deadline @ ECLC
4:00pm FREE AMUSEMENT RIDES OPEN & Vendor Set Up
5:00pm Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course @ Saylor Basketball Court
6:00pm Mike Randall & Friends Family Show in Saylor Gym
6:00pm Adult Coed Slow Pitch Softball Tourney Begins
6:00pm Masters Lacrosse Tournament Begins @ the CCC
6:30pm Art Show Reception @ ECLC Multi-Purpose Room
7:00pm Storytelling Hour & Bon Fire @ Legion Grove
8:00pm Deadline for Homemaking, Agricultural & Floral Contest in Saylor Dining Room
8:30pm Family Drive In Movie & Concession @ Sachem Field (lawn Chairs & Blankets only)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2014
7:00am Fishing Derby @ Clinic Ponds (Youth Prizes )
9:00am Vendor Stands Set Up & Open for Business
10:00am Marshal’s Dunk Tank @ Saylor Parking Lot
10:00am Health Fair Tent Sponsored by Seneca Nation Health System
10:00am Art Show @ ECLC Multi-Purpose Room
10:00am Masters Lacrosse Tournament Continues @ CCC
10:30am Parade Line Up @ SNI Housing Parking Lot
11:00am Cultural Arts Demo Tent in Saylor Parking Lot
11:00am FREE Carnival Rides OPEN
12:00pm ATV Truck Mud Bog Start/ Pre Registration Deadline Fri. 9/12 @ 9PM
12:00pm Annual Fall Festival Parade / Theme: “OUR TIME TO GATHER”
1:00pm Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course @Saylor Basketball Court
1:00pm ATV Pull Behind Saylor Building
1:00pm Bart Mohawk Memorial Bike Show @ Legion Grove
1:00pm Adult Coed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament @ Legion & Rec Fields
1:00pm Live Music Performances by Willie Haddath Blues Band in Saylor Parking Lot
2:00pm Horseshoe Tournament Behind Saylor Bldg./ Blind Draw Doubles
2:00pm Girls Modified Field Lacrosse Clinic & Scrimmage Games @ Sachems Field
2:00pm & 4:00pm Social Dance Demonstration in Saylor Gym
3:00pm Smoke Dance Competition in Saylor Gym/ Tiny Tot to Golden Age Dancers
3:00pm Honey Extraction Demonstration @ Farmer’s Market Site
6:00pm CIRVFD sponsors “Blues Meets Country” Bands @ Fire hall
7:00pm Women’s Field Lax Alumna Game @ Sachem Field
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2014
8:30am Community Sunday Service in Saylor Building Gym
8:30am Girls Varsity Field Lacrosse Tourney @ Sachems Field
9:00am 5K Run/Walk Begin @ ECLC & Finish at Saylor Building/ Registration @ 8:00am
9:00am Farmer’s Market & Vendor Stands OPEN
10:00am Adult Coed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Cont.’s @ Rec & Legion Fields
10:00am Masters Lacrosse Tournament Final Round @ CCC
10:00am Art Show @ ECLC Multi-Purpose Room
10:00am Seneca Farmer’s Market in Saylor Building Courtyard
11:0oam FREE Carnival Rides Open until 5:00pm
11:00am Baby Contest Ages 0-7 years in Saylor Gym/ 10am Registration Deadline
11:00am Cultural Arts Demo Tent in Saylor Building Parking Lot
12:00pm ATV &Tractor Pull/ 11am Registration & Weigh In
12:00pm Children’s Bicycle Obstacle Course @ Saylor Basketball Court
1:00pm Food Is Our Medicine Cooking Challenge in Saylor Parking Lot
1:00pm Fastest Lacrosse Shot @ Sachems Field
2:00pm & 4:00pm Social Dance Demonstration in Saylor Building Gym
2:00pm Donkey Bingo @ Legion #1587 Field
2:00pm Horseshoe Singles Tournament @ Saylor Horseshoe Pits
3:00pm Seneca Sachems Alumna Game @ Sachems Football Field
3:00pm Smoke Dance Competition Finals in Saylor Gym
3:30pm Live Musical Performance by the KoKoMo Band
* VENDOR STANDS CLOSE @ 6PM SUN.
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
12837 NY Route 438
Irving, NY 14081
The 2014 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow will take place July 18-20, 2014 at Veteran’s Park, Salamanca.
Friday, July 18 – FREE ADMISSION FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY
5:00pm Gates and Vendors Open
Iroquois Post #1587 Veteran Welcoming Ceremony
7:00pm Grand Entry
Smoke Dance Competition – All Ages
Drum Contest – First Round
First Round – Head Female Dancer Val Parker’s Fancy Dance Special
Switch Dance Special
Saturday, July 19
10:00am Gates and Vendors Open
11:00am Veterans Honor Presentation by Iroquois Post #1587
Noon Grand Entry
Welcome Speeches – SNI & City of Salamanca Executives
Pow Wow / Smoke Dance Competition & Singing
Second Round – Head Female Dancer Val Parker’s Fancy Dance Special
Intertribal Dancing (Everyone Welcome)
5:00pm Hand Drum Contest
Iroquois Social Dancing
6:00pm Remember the Removal Honoring
7:00pm Grand Entry
Smoke Dance Competition
Drum Dance Special
Pow Wow Dance Competition
Head Male Dancer Garret Henry’s Chicken Dance Special
First Round – Team Dance Special
Sunday, July 20
10:00am Gates & Vendors Open
Noon Grand Entry
Smoke Dance Competition
Head Female Smoke Dancer Maureen Redeye’s Golden Age Smoke Special
Last Round of Pow wow Contests
Intertribal Dancing (Everyone Welcome)
Final Round – Team Dance Special
6:00pm End of Pow Wow 2014
**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
For more information, please visit senecapowwow.org
Presented by the Remember the Removal Committee this event will take place on 3 sites over the course of 2 days.
June 19th from 6pm-8pm
Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Library
830 Broad Street
June 20th from 2pm – 4pm
Seneca Nation of Indians Cattaraugus Library
3 Thomas Indian Drive
June 20th from 6pm-8pm
Community Services (NACS)
1005 Grant Street
About the Author
Laurence Marc Hauptman is SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. He is author, coauthor, or co-editor of numerous books on the Iroquois, including Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership: The Six Nations since 1800, which was awarded the 2012 Herbert Lehman Book prize from the New York Academy of History and also a dear friend of the Senecas. – In the Shadow of Kinzua
For more information contact 716-945-1790 Ext. 3580.
News Release Date: April 14, 2014
Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470
FARMINGTON, Pa., The National Park Service has partnered with the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York. This partnership includes a museum exhibit, cultural festival, and cultural training. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in New York has developed the exhibit entitled “The Seneca and the French & Indian War.Installation is in progress and the exhibit opens April 19, 2014 for National Park Week at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.It will be displayed in the park’s visitor center through March 31, 2015.
In celebration of National Park Week, April 19 and 20 is a fee free weekend at all National Parks. Entrance fees will be waived at the National Park sites in western Pennsylvania – Fort Necessity, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.Flight 93 National Memorial and Friendship Hill National Historic Site are National Park sites that do not have entrance fees.
The Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) are one of the six nations of Haudenosaunee (“Iroquois Confederacy”), or people of the Long House.The Onöndowa’ga:’ are known at “Keepers of the Western Door” within that political alliance.In the 1700’s their influence extended far beyond their traditional homelands in New York State as they played a prominent role in the political and military events surrounding the French and Indian War.
“The Seneca and the French and Indian War” reveals aspects of the Seneca and Haudenosaunee culture and how it influenced the events of the mid-1700s.Artifacts on loan from the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum will be displayed along with pieces from Fort Necessity’s collection.
A cultural weekend is planned forJune 28-29, 2014 at Fort Necessity. Guest lecturers and cultural demonstrators will highlight the event with focus on Seneca life in mid-18th century America. Special programming at the event will include demonstrative arts of traditional dance and children’s games, as well as talks on the Seneca involvement in the French and Indian War and the use wampum in Seneca culture.
While the exhibit and cultural weekend highlight Onöndowa’ga’:s (Seneca’s) roles as diplomats and warriors in the French and Indian War, and in the development of “The Seneca Plan” that eventually became known as Pontiac’s War, they also aim to inform that the Seneca are still a vibrant and dynamic sovereign Nation in New York State.
During the fall of 2014, members of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and the National Park Service will conduct a teacher’s in-service Haudenosaunee culture and history.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on US 40 – The Historic National Road.Admission to the park is $5.00 per adult, children 15 and under are free of charge.The fee is collected at the Interpretive and Education Center and is valid for seven days.For more information on park programs, call 724-329-5811 or visit the park web site at www.nps.gov/fone.
Remember the Removal Committee Presents
Movie Night at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater Featuring
“The Last Days of Kinzua”
“This Loss of Land”
Location: Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Date: May 10th, 2014
Time: Hors D’oeuvres at 6pm and Movies start at 7pm
In honor of Mother’s Day, a small photo exhibit will be on display of Kinzua era mothers.
Tribal Historic Preservation Office and the Seneca Nation of Indians
Volunteers part of Statewide initiative help clean up site May 3
Victor, NY—Ganondagan State Historic Site re-opens for its 26th season on Thursday, May 1, with opening weekend highlighted by participation in the third annual “I Love My Park Day” through the office of Parks & Trails New York on Saturday, May 3. The Friends organization was one of the only Finger Lakes area State Parks/Historic Sites to participate in the first initiative in 2012; its 2014 participation has reached capacity.
Approximately 60 volunteers have registered to help clean up the gardens, trails, and site perimeter on Saturday morning, May 3 from 9 am-11 am. Teams from AmeriCorps, L.L. Bean, and Xerox will be participating, as will individuals from the community. “We are eternally grateful for the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers,” said Friends of Ganondagan Executive Director Meg Joseph. “Their commitment to Ganondagan is reflected in the beauty and care of the New York State Historic Site, and in the ability of the Friends to offer innovative programming and engaging events.”
The Visitor’s Center will be open from 9 am – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, and tours of the longhouse take place between 10 am – 4:30 pm both weekend days. Admission to the longhouse is $3/adults, $2/students and seniors (62+). Guided trail walks take place at 12 noon and 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Iroquois White Corn products will be available for purchase in the Visitor’s Center.
Ganondagan State Historic Site is located at 1488 State Route 444 in Victor. The Visitor’s Center can be reached at (585-924-5848) or visit www.ganondagan.org.
Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY stands at the location of what was one of the largest, most vital 17th-century Seneca towns until its destruction in 1687. Today, it is a destination for visitors to explore the authentic replica of a bark longhouse and enjoy self-guided tours through 500+ acres of trails. It also acts as a resource for students and educators about the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, and its message of peace. Every summer, Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival brings more than 4,000 people from all over the world. Friends of Ganondagan hosts the annual Canandaigua Treaty Day and presents lectures, workshops, and programming reflecting the vibrancy of a living culture and promoting a sustainable future. Visit www.ganondagan.org.
EARTH DAY IS PERFECT OCCASION FOR “FOODIE FUNDRAISER” TO BENEFIT FRIENDS OF GANONDAGAN
Ancient Iroquois White Corn is focus of April 22 event in Canandaigua
Victor, NY— Iroquois White Corn, the same nutritious food that sustained the original Seneca people of this area including the 4,500 who lived at Ganondagan through the 17th century, is the focus of next month’s “Earth Day Foodie Fundraiser.” The Tuesday, April 22 event is a benefit for the non-profit Friends of Ganondagan, and takes place at the New York Wine & Culinary Center (NYWCC) in Canandaigua.
From 6-9 pm, Chef Jeffory McLean, Lead Chef Instructor at the NYWCC, serves up heirloom Iroquois White Corn with a 21st century twist. Dishes will feature the Iroquois White Corn in varied presentations from appetizers through desserts.
Tickets for this fundraiser are $75. The evening’s schedule is as follows:
- 6:00 pm, hot hors d’oeuvres for sampling; cash bar and silent auction opens
- 6:30 pm, Cooking demonstrations by Chef Jeffory McLean in the Hands-on Kitchen with food for sampling
- 6:30 – 8 pm, additional chef demonstrations and samples in Wine Spectator Theatre
- 8:00 pm, silent auction closes
- 8 – 9:00 pm, educational cooking hour with chefs and corn history from Peter Jemison
- 9:00 pm, event concludes with a White Corn recipe booklet and sample Iroquois White Corn Cookies for all participants
The Friends’ recently developed agri-business—the Iroquois White Corn Project—is reintroducing traditional, low-glycemic index Iroquois White Corn food products to enhance nutrition and provide a healthy food alternative to the high-sugar “sweet corn” found in stores and farm markets. The three products, hulled white corn, white corn flour, and roasted white corn flour also will be available for purchase at the event.
Professional Chef Jeffory cooks in the “New American” style of cuisine, focusing on indigenous ingredients that are seasonal and fresh. “Working with the Iroquois White Corn truly allows me to express my creativity,” says the Chef . “To cook an item with such a legacy and history has challenged me to both retain its historical culinary value while applying it to modern concepts and cuisines. It’s a fascinating product that lends itself to everything from Latin cuisine to Pennsylvania Dutch Sunday dinners.” He also notes that being able to cook with something unaffected by our world’s industrialized food supply is something from which everyone can benefit.
Silent auction items include a dinner for 12 at the winner’s home cooked by Chef Jeffory.
Presenting Sponsor for the evening is The Pike Company, with Edible Finger Lakes as the media sponsor. The fundraiser supports the Friends’ varied cultural and educational events and programming which connect the community with the living culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) through Ganondagan State Historic Site.
Tickets can be purchased by check or credit card through Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY, 14564, (585) 742-1690, or securely online through PayPal; visit www.ganondagan.org/Events-
NOTE: Iroquois White Corn photos and interviews with Chef Jeffory are available on request.
WHAT: “Earth Day Foodie Fundraiser” for Friends of Ganondagan
WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014; 6 -9:00 pm
WHERE: New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY
ADMISSION: Tickets are $75 and include a variety of food tastings, a hands-on kitchen experience, educational presentations, a silent auction and cash bar. For more, visit www.ganondagan.org/Events-
“Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” Workshop scheduled for March 18
Victor, NY— The fascinating link between traditional white corn and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Creation Story will be the focus of the “Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” workshop on Tuesday, March 18 from 6:30–8:00 pm at Ganondagan’s North Farmhouse (7191 County Road 41 at School Street). Dr. Kevin White, one of the founding members of the original Pinewoods Iroquois White Corn Project, will be leading this Friends of Ganondagan workshop, rescheduled from last June.
The workshop, which also includes a tour of the Iroquois White Corn Project production area, is limited to 12 adult participants, so pre-registration is requested by Friday, March 14. The cost is $20/general public; $15/members of Friends of Ganondagan, and light refreshments will be served. To register, send a check payable to: Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564, or call (585) 742-1690.
The Friends of Ganondagan’s Iroquois White Corn Project, located at the North Farmhouse, encompasses history, culture, community, entrepreneurship, collaboration, agriculture, health, and food systems. Its goal is to restore the farming, consumption, and distribution of a traditional, nutritious, low-glycemic index Iroquois white corn, used widely by the Haudenosaunee for at least 2,000 years. It was grown in abundance at 17th-century Ganondagan until 500,000 bushels of it—the food that sustained the 4,500 people living there—was burnt by the French in 1687.
What: Friends of Ganondagan’s “Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” workshop
When: Tuesday, March 18; 6:30-8:00 pm; pre-register by March 14
Where: Ganondagan North Farmhouse, 7191 County Rd 41, corner School Street, Victor, NY.
Fees: $20/General Public; $15/Friends of Ganondagan members; to register, send a check to Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564, or call (585) 742-1690