Published on July 31st, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin0
Come Celebrate! Indigenous Peoples Day
On Tuesday, August 8th 2017, 3:00 – 9:00 PM, come celebrate United Nations Indigenous Peoples Day and commemorate victims of nuclear war and development!
The event will still be at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo NY which is off the Elmwood Avenue N exit of 198 Scajacquada. The 198 is accessible from the east off the 33 Kensington via the Interstate 90 NYS thruway and from the west off the 190.
Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida singer and song writer will be performing for us on the portico, the documentary “Decoding Domination, the Doctrine of Discovery” will be shown in the auditorium at 4:00 PM, and Activist Jim Anderson will be televised live from Japan at 6:00 PM. At dusk (8:00 PM) we will commemorate nuclear victims with a water lantern ceremony on the lake. Please bring a dish of food to share from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Donations will be gratefully accepted throughout the evening of the event.
Native arts and crafts vendors will be in the state court and at 6:00 PM and there will be a press conference with Buffalo Mayor Brown, Erie County Executive Polancarz, and Congressman Higgins as well as speakers on the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples and nuclear issues affecting WNY.
This event is sponsored by the Indigenous Womens Initiatives, a project of Riverside Salem UCCDC Grand Island, the Western NY Peace Center, the Buffalo History Museum with donations from the Seneca Nation of Indians, and the peace loving public.
For more information contact us at 716-949-2619, or leave a message at the office 716-332-6988