The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host the second annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with the raising of the Six Nations Wampum by the Niagara River Haudenosaunee Dancers. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park.
A press release said, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day was created to honor the past, present and future of Indigenous peoples, and acknowledge the legacy of colonialism, while raising awareness of its present-day impact on their communities.
The Niagara River Haudenosaunee Dancers are a Tuscarora-based international dance troupe that includes dancers from among the Six Nations. Founded by the Nina and Orville Greene family, the mission of the group is to preserve and share the cultural heritage of Haudenosaunee People through traditional songs, dance, stories and craft making.