Haudenosaunee dance group Onyota’a:ka Dancers from Oneida will offer presentations at the Museum throughout the day. Onota’a:ka was founded by Elder and Wolf Clan Mother Maisie Shenandoah for the purpose of cultural education, which has been carried on by Maisie’s daughter Vicki. Onota’a:ka includes individuals from the Mohawk and Lenape nations as well as Oneida. This blended tribal composition is somewhat unusual, but demonstrates one of the mission of the group to raise awareness of the diversity of Native traditions. Event is included in the cost of admissions.
This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York, Poets & Writers, and friends and members of the Iroquois Indian Museum.