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26th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival

July 22 & 23, 2017 - 10am - 6pm

Celebrate the 26th annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23, 2017, 10am - 6pm.  Nowhere else in the area can you experience the incredible diversity of our living Native American culture. 

Akwesasne Women Singers

The Akwesasne Women Singers (Kontiwennenhá:wi, translated as Carriers of the Words) is a traditional women’s singing group from the Mohawk Nation Territory of Akwesasne.

The Akwesasne Women Singers is made up of young women, mothers, aunties and grandmothers, all of whom are teachers, social workers, students, and retirees. The group has embraced the duty to help the Mohawk language survive. “We believe that if our language dies, so will we as a Nation. Without our language we will have no culture. We proudly share our songs and teach children so that we may honor everything that is natural to us: our Mother the Earth, our Grandmother the Moon, our Grandparents from every generation, the teachers of the Mohawk language, the Great Law of Peace, and more.”

Bear Fox- Singer/Songwriter

Singer-songwriter Bear Fox (Mohawk) has been a part of the Akwesasne Women Singers both as a performer and as a songwriter. Originally writing songs in her traditional Mohawk language, this two-time Native American Music Award (NAMMY) winner grew up in a large family with many musicians. Now a mother of five children, she writes and performs songs that tell stories about her life at Akwesasne. Although Bear Fox performs at  many festivals and gatherings, this appearance marks her Ganondagan debut.

Kevin Locke- Hoop Dance & Native American Flute Player

We are excited to welcome Kevin Locke (Lakota and Anishnabe) back to Ganondagan for his performance of Northern Plains Indigenous Flute playing, Lakota Storytelling, and Hoop Dance! Kevin has performed in over 90 countries around the world over the last 35 years, don't miss your chance to see him at Ganondagan!

Iroquois Social Dancing, Storytelling, Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show, & more!

You’ll also find our popular Iroquois Social Dancers, fascinating Native American Arts Market, Native foods, Iroquois storytelling,"hands-on" fun in the Wegmans Family Discovery Tent, free admission to the Seneca Art & Culture Center, guided trail walks, bark longhouse tours, and much more. Don’t miss our newest feature the Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show, our first juried art show which will be displayed in the Seneca Art & Culture Center. 

Admission Prices

Members - FREE Admission

Adult - $12 general public

Seniors - $10 general public

Students - 18 and older, $7 general public

Children - 3 - 17 yrs, $5 general public

2 and under - Free

 Tickets available day of event 



Parking Information:

Free parking and shuttle service is available from 10:00 am - 6:30 pm. Due to construction in Victor, we will not have parking at Fireman's Field. Instead parking and shuttle service will be provided at:

The Apple Tree Farm- 1640 NY-444, Victor, NY 14564

ASL Interpreting Services

ASL Interpreting Services are made possible by the generous support of:

RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

Sponsors

Event made possible in part by funds from the NYS Council on the Arts

"New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature." 

 

A special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible:

                                 

            Wegmans                                                                      Redcom Laboratories