Sat, Sep 05 | Andrew Jackson Davis Lyceum

SENECA SPIRITUALITY- The Importance of the Thanksgiving Address with Diane Shenandoah

Learn the importance of women in the Haudenosaunee tribe. The story of the Seneca Nation, what is the history the Thanksgiving address, and why do we continue to honor and teach it.
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Sep 05, 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Andrew Jackson Davis Lyceum, 457 East St, Lily Dale, NY 14752, USA

About the Event

oin Haudenosaunee faith keeper Diane Shenandoah as she talks about the oral history traditions of her people. Much of the Native American culture and tradition is passed through story telling and shifts a little with each telling. Learn the importance of women in the Haudenosaunee tribe. The story of the Seneca Nation, what is the history the Thanksgiving address, and why do we continue to honor and teach it. 

Bio: Diane was born into a large Haudenosaunee family on her ancestral Oneida Nation Territory in upstate Oneida, New York. She is a faith keeper who regularly speaks on the spiritual traditons of the Haudenosaunee and the place of women in native culture. 

Diane teaches sculpting, carving, and hand building techniques. She has continued her studies with classes in photography and welding. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Syracuse University. Diane is most honored to be in the permanent collections of the New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y. The Fennimore Museum , Cooperstown, N.Y., The Rancocus Nation Museum, Mt. Holly, N.J. and numerous Private collections.Diane is also a back up singer and percussionist for her sister the internationally renowned Grammy winner, 

singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah.

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