Saturday, October 1, 2011
10am - 6pm
Dewitt Park, 300 N. Cayuga St. @ 100 E. Buffalo St.
In partnership with Ithaca's Apple Harvest Festival
The First Peoples' Festival is a celebration of indigenous peoples of New York State with traditional music, crafts, displays and foods. It is an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about the traditions and unlearn the stereotypes connected with indigenous cultures.
Highlights of the festival will include:
- Singing by Theresa "Bear" Fox
- Young Spirit Dancers
- Stories by Tonia Loran Galban
- Arts & crafts, jewelry, baskets, face painting, silver, books and more!
- Cornhusk Dolls: Marcella Kane will teach children how to make a cornhusk doll
- Home Depot: building a project to take home
- Balloon fun for children (only 11:30am-3:30pm)
- CU Professor Carl Batt: hands-on science fun (only 11am-4pm)
- Cayuga Share Farm
Colgate University Native Studies Program (tentative)
Lehman Alternative Community School and Akwesasne Freedom School project: Check out the veggie van on display, powered by vegetable oil and featuring designs by the students and children of the Akwesasne Freedom School
Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective: The Green Guerillas are a grassroots collective of youths working together to connect the dots between sustainability, pollution, prison and social change. Their biodiesel, solar powered, mobile media center will be parked at DeWitt Park on Buffalo Street, and they are listed as a stop on the CCETC Green Buildings Open House Tour. (tentative)
Ithaca College Archeology Program
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)
Tompkins Cortland Community College Multicultural Affairs Program
For more information, contact the Multicultural Resource Center at 272-2292, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit multicultural-resource.org.