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LCA sponsors 'Earth Voices of the Great Spirit' in conjunction with Lewiston Harvest Festival

by jmaloni


Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Jay and Teresa Clause
Jay and Teresa Clause

Join the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American culture expressed through music, drumming, arts, children's activities, demonstrations and storytelling. "Earth Voices of the Great Spirit" will take place during the Lewiston Harvest Festival, Sept. 27-28, in the village. The event is designed to promote a deeper appreciation of indigenous culture, heritage and traditions of native peoples in this binational region.

Feel the beat of the drums and hear the songs and stories of Native Americans. Check out the arts and crafts vendors. Everyone is welcome to join in this day of sharing to celebrate the music and culture that has spanned generations.

The free "Earth Voices of the Great Spirit" event will take place at the Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St. It is sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.

•The lineup:

  • 11 a.m.: Iroquois marching band
  • Noon: Drum circle With Jill Clause
  • 12:30 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Thomas Martel
  • 1:30 p.m.: Jay and Theresa Clause offer history and storytelling
  • 2 p.m.: Pale Face with Mark Porter
  • 3:30 p.m.: Joseph Michale Mahfoud & the Stevie Project


  • 1-4 p.m.: Rosie Hill - "Jitterbugs" (Tuscarora bead craft)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Jill Clause - "7 directions bracelets"


  • Penny Mt. Pleasant: Iroquois legend no-face dolls
  • Erwin Printup: Cayuga Tuscarora author and illustrator
  • Danielle Shenandoah: handcrafted beadwork and jewelry
  • Alan Jamieson: Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe
  • Mary Clause: handmade beadwork

For more information, call the Lewiston Council on the Arts at 716-754-0166.

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