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"The Law Is in the Seed": A Community Cornvergence

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Six Nations Community Hall

1738 Fourth Line

Ohsweken, ON N0A1M0

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A convergence for celebrating the gift of corn through food, culture, and creativity. Here's what's on the menu:

  • Amber Meadow Adams, writer and recovering academic, will share research and storytelling about the significance of corn in the Haudenosaunee story of Creation.

  • Rick Hill, Six Nations artist and historian, will explore corn, culture, and creating and maintaining a thriving society.

  • Gary Farmer, Six Nations artist, musician, director, and creative visionary, will join us for a discussion of The Gift, the documentary he directed in 1996 celebrating the gift of corn to humanity.

  • Chandra F. Maracle, founder of Kakhwa'on:we/Real People Eat Real Food, will be faciliating and connecting corn, culture, and community.

  • Tehahenteh Frank Miller is a Six Nations teacher of Kanyen'keha. He will share with us Ohen:ton Karihwatekwen/Kanonhweratonhsera, the opening and closing words of greeting and thanksgiving to the natural world.

  • Ian Mosby is an author and historian who will present his research on truth, reconciliation, and the long-term health effects of hunger and malnutrition in Indian residential schools.

  • Bonnie Skye is carrying on the tradition of preparing and serving Haudenosaunee white corn at Six Nations. She will be serving samples of traditional corn bread in the morning and will have lyed white corn and corn bread available for purchase.

  • Santee Smith, Six Nations artist, dancer, choreographer and founding artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, choreographed and performed sequences featured in The Gift. She will offer a dance performance incorporating themes of corn, culture, and land.

  • Eddie Thomas is a traditional singer from Six Nations who will lead us in three Haudenosaunee social dances.

  • Gabriela Ituarte of Maizal Quesadilla Café in Toronto will provide lunch featuring freshly prepared and ground heirloom corn varieties and share with us their passion and love for continuing corn culture.

Come for eating, dancing, creating, and conversing ... the anti-conference!

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1738 Fourth Line

Ohsweken, ON N0A1M0

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