Event Details

Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: 8/8/2017 3:00 PM - 8/8/2017 7:30 PM

Address: The Buffalo History Museum - One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY

Phone: 716-873-9644


Who: Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, Buffalo History Museum, the WNY Peace Center and more will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Nuclear Free Future Day, including Congressman Higgins, and other special guests.

What: Celebrate 10 years of the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN-DRIP), and commemorate victims of nuclear war and development.

Native arts & crafts, music, food, Decoding Domination film (including Doctrine of Discovery), proclamations, Japanese Water Lantern Ceremony.

Programming as follows:

3pm Gnonyoh – traditional Haudenasaunee thanksgiving address
3:15 Speakers
Todd Gates, President of the Seneca Nation of Indians
Lynda Schneekloth, Interfaith Climate Justice Community
Congressman Brian Higgins (including Highly Toxic Nuclear Waste Transport)
3:45 Darelynn Spruce, Seneca, Singer and Drummer
4:00 Decoding Domination: Doctrine of Discovery film intro, Doug George, Mohawk
4:15 Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, Singer and Musician
6:00 Call from Jim Anderson – PeaceActionNYS, WNYPC – from Nagasaki, Japan where it will be Anniversary of US Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki (8/9) with great reverence to (and possibly with) Hibakusha, survivors of nuclear blast
7:30 Lantern ceremony, Interfaith Service, Dr. Stan Bratton, Imam Omar procession to lake, and lantern ceremony – Toro Nagashi at lake