35th Iroquois Indian Festival Saturday-Sunday
The Iroquois Indian Museum will host its 35th annual Iroquois Indian Festival this Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, from 10am-5pm both days.
The festival celebrates Iroquois creativity and self-expression with an all-Iroquois Art Market, open by invitation only, and showcasing both traditional and contemporary work.
The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario will perform traditional Iroquois social dances, inviting visitors out onto the floor to dance with them.
Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground will return with daring and dramatic tales and special guests this year will be North Country Heritage Award recipients the Akwesasne Women Singers.
The Children's Activity area will feature arts and crafts activities, including beadwork and cornhusk doll-making.
Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will talk about wildlife conservation and rehabbing and present a variety of animals, including birds of prey.
The museum's Archaeology Department will be available to help ID archeological finds and demonstrate flintknapping and other early technologies.