After a year’s absence, the popular Saratoga Native American Festival is returning to the Saratoga State Park along with a few new changes! For one day only on Sunday, September 10th and now located at the National Museum of Dance, activities will be held indoors with the exception of an outdoor food vendor tent, rain or shine! The festival offers authentic northeastern Native American drumming and dance, storytelling, music, crafts, art and native food.
This kid friendly event is part of a regional effort to educate people about the history, cultural traditions and continued active presence of the Native peoples of the northeast.
9:30AM: Vendors Open
10:00 AM: Demonstrations Begin
Demonstrators will start on every hour and half hour mark throughout the day in front of their tables for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Each demonstration will occur at least twice throughout the day and announced by festival emcee Sheldon Sundown, in addition to raffle and special announcements.
|FESTIVAL SHOWCASE EVENTS|
*PLEASE NOTE: Events in the Main Performance Area and Black Box Theater events may run concurrent of each other. Each showcase will be introduced by festival emcee Sheldon Sundown.
-Main Performance Area, dance studio B-
11:00AM: Tom Porter's Opening Address
12:00PM: Flute Performance by Al Cleveland
12:15PM: Koniwenahawwi (Akwesasne Women Singers)
1:15PM: Onondaga Dancers
2:15PM: Black Hawk Singers Drum
3:15PM Onondaga Dancers
4:15PM: Iroquois storytelling by Perry Ground
5:00PM: Black Hawk Singers Drum
6:30PM: Tom Porter’s Closing Address
-Black Box Theater-
1:30PM: Iroquois Storytelling with Perry Ground
2:30PM: Joseph Bruchac, James Bruchac & Jesse Bruchac
3:15PM: Kontiwenahawwi (Akwesasne Women Singers) & Mohawk Storyteller Kay Olan
5:00PM: Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock: Film screening with Oscar-nominated director Fidel Moreno.
To read more information visit www.saratoganativefestival.com.