Mark Your Calendars for the Buffalo Creek Native Festival
August 4th and 5th 2012
Erie Canal Harbor- Central Wharf, Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Creek Native Festival is a two-day, family oriented event that focuses on an important, but often overlooked portion of Buffalo's history, that of the Seneca and other Haudenosaunee people who inhabited the Buffalo Creek Reservation. This free event will provide an authentic, hands-on experience for visitors to learn more about that history and enjoy the rich culture of the Seneca people.
Members of the Native Roots Artists Guild will be selling their one-of-a-kind artwork throughout the day in the Art Market area and food vendors will sell a variety of foods including Haudenosaunee favorites like fry bread, corn soup, and strawberry juice. Visitors will have a chance to see lacrosse sticks being created by Seneca carver Richard Kettle and Seneca basket maker Holly John will demonstrate the art of traditional black ash splint basket making. A free kid’s craft tent will be open throughout the day where members of the Native Roots Artists Guild will lead children in craft activities. Haudenosaunee dance and music presentations, Seneca Storytelling and a Historical Reenactment will also take place both days.
11am –Gano:nyog by Steve Gordon, event emcee, and opening remarks by Seneca Nation of Indians officials
Noon - Haudenosaunee Music and Dance Presentation
1pm – Historical Reenactment
2pm – Seneca Storytelling by Veronica Reitter
4pm – Haudenosaunee Music and Dance Presentation
5pm – Historical Reenactment
6pm – Seneca Storytelling
8pm – Vendors close
11am –Opening remarks
Noon – Music and Dance Presentation
1pm –Historical Reenactment
2pm – Seneca Storytelling
3pm – Music and Dance Demonstration
4pm – Historical Reenactment
5pm – Seneca Storytelling
6pm – Gano:nyog and vendors close
Funding for this event is provided by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and the Seneca Nation of Indians.
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