Event Details

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
|  1:00pm - 4:00pm

NATIVE AMERICAN FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION: GIVING THANKS

All are welcome to join us in celebrating an authentic Native American Fall Harvest Festival with interactive Native American activities for the whole family. 

We'll have an afternoon full of unique artisans and food vendors along with traditional songs, dances, corn husk dolls, and Lacrosse workshops.  There will be Three Sisters teachings as we celebrate and give thanks for the harvest, make offerings to Mother Earth in her preparation for the winter months, and prepare our Native American Peace Garden.

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All ages are welcome! Please bring your own gardening tools should you wish to partake in getting your “hands in the soil," to work in the garden and help tuck Mother Earth in to receive her winter blanket of snow. 

SchedulE

1:00PM 
Preparing the Garden for her time of rest.
Smudging with the medicines for those who wish to do so. Offering tobacco to the garden - all can participate.


1:20PM
Official Welcome Address with Jordan Smith. 


1:30PM
Offer a song and a dance of gratitude to Mother Earth and the plant world to help prepare the garden for her blanket of snow.


1:45PM  
Harvest Teaching/Storytelling to Celebrate Mother Earth by Perry Ground.


1:55PM
Friendship Round Dance.
All attendees are invited to join in! 


2:00PM
Weed and turn-over the soil so our Community Garden will be ready for her rest period.  


2:00PM - 4:00PM
Create a harvest pony-bead wampum strand, visit the largest Wampum Display in America and try drilling a wampum shell with Richard Hamell.


2:15PM - 3:00PM
Corn Husk Dolls Session I (Open to 7 registrants) 

Pre-register by emailing [email protected] 

Create your own and learn the teaching of the Corn Husk Dolls and the importance of the Harvest.

 

2:30PM - 3:30PM
Lacrosse workshop - back by popular demand!

Join Perry Ground in the Creator’s Game - a Lacrosse workshop. Learn the meaning of the Creator's Game from the Indigenous lens while working on several Lacrosse techniques through various activities.  


3:15PM - 4:00PM 
Corn Husk Dolls Session II (Open to 8 registrants) 

Pre-register by emailing [email protected] 

Create your own and learn the teaching of the Corn Husk Dolls and the importance of the Harvest