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Native Nations Festival - An Interactive Powwow

Seven Generations of Stewards presents a Native American Cultural Celebration featuring: Live Drumming, Singing & Traditional Dance, Arts & Crafts, Intertribal Teachings, Hands on Native Games, Native American Food and much more. Rain or Shine!

This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and Humanities New York/Action Grant.

Event Dates

Saturday September 18th 9am-6pm & Sunday September 19th 9am-4pm

FREE and Open to the Public

Directions

Address

9620 Dry Run Rd. Painted Post, NY 14870

Traveling East on I-86

Turn left at top of ramp onto Meads Creek Rd. Travel 2.7 miles and turn right onto Dry Run Rd., follow festival signs for parking.

Traveling West on I-86

Take Exit 42, turn right at top of ramp onto Meads Creek Rd. Travel 2.7 miles and turn right onto Dry Run Rd. Follow festival signs for parking.

Hosts

Seven Generations of Stewards, Inc. 501(c)(3)

Seven Generations of Stewards, Inc. 501(c)(3)

Seven Generations of Stewards presents a Native American Cultural Celebration featuring: Live Drumming, Singing & Traditional Dance, Arts & Crafts, Intertribal Teachings, Hands on Native Games, Native American Food and much more. Rain or Shine!

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The Y at Watson Woods - (formally Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center)

9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY

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Rockwell Museum - A Smithonian Affiliate

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Artists

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The troupe was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. Some were in school at the time; all were “first generation,” meaning that their parents had been born on reservations. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York and some who were passing through. Within three or four years, they were traveling throughout the continental U.S., expanding and sharing their repertoire and gleaning new dances on the reservations. (A number of Thunderbird members are winners of Fancy Dance contests held on reservations, where the standard of competition is unmistakably high.) Members of the Thunderbirds range in professions from teachers to hospital patient advocates, tree surgeons and computer engineers who share a commitment to raising scholarships for young American Indian students. Over the years, Thunderbird works, activities and events have assisted more than 400 students. Orgiginal members included: Louis Mofsie, Josephine Mofsie Tarrant, Muriel Miguel, Gloria Miguel, Marguarite, Jonathan Williams and others. Swift Eagle from the Santo Domingo Pueblo and others taught the group Native American Indian culture, dances, songs passing down information that would have otherwise been lost.

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Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers

Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers

Luis and Rose Salinas and thier family appear at cultural events and festivals throughout the U.S. where they perform their dances wearing “full traditional regalia,” of vibrant colored feathers from pheasants, roosters and macaws, animal shaped headdresses and animal skin robes.

As part of the dance performance, they explain the relationship between their movements and the music to their customs and traditions.

Growing up in Mexico City, thier dances are a way to instill an appreciation of their heritage in each succeeding generation. The Salinas family has performed them most of their lives.

In the Aztec culture, a traditional fire dance can last up to two hours and was performed only once every 52 years, which is considered the Aztec cycle for life. Salinas and his troupe will offer a short version.

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Perry Ground - Story Teller

Perry Ground - Story Teller

Perry Ground is a traditional Native American story tell from the Onondaga Nation. He uses traditional storytelling to promote understanding and appreciation of the history, culture, and beliefs of the Haudenosaunee. His presentations and publications have been featured by the National Museum of the American Indian, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Iroquois Indian Museum, and at museums, parks, schools, universities, and festivals throughout the country.

Perry recently was appointed a Minett Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology - a very prestigious position.

A quote about his story telling goes, “They are human stories,” he says. “And they remind us who we are supposed to be as human beings, how we are supposed to act, how we are supposed to interact with other people and the world around us.”

We look forward to this addition for 2022!

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Changing Times Woman - Enolia Foti

Changing Times Woman - Enolia Foti

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Old Bridge Singers

Old Bridge Singers

Note: Old Bridge will not attend in 2022 because they have a host drum opportunity. They have been a part of the NNF since 2018 and they will truly be missed.

The Old Bridge Singers & Dancers come from the Ohi:yo’, or Allegany, Territory in Western New York. The Native American group travels and shares not only the songs and dances of the Haudenosaunee, but Western powwow singing as well. The group is named after three bridges on their territory that were flooded when the Kinzua Dam was built in the 1960s.

During their performance the group showcases and share earth songs, also referred to as social dances. These are songs and dances that the Haudenosaunee — also known as the Iroquois Confederacy — use to have fun and uplift the spirits of the people.

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Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor - Once Again Nut Butter

Platinum Sponsor - Once Again Nut Butter

Once Again Nut Butter, spreading integrity since 1976, produces organic and natural nut and seed butters for retail and foodservice customers. The company also recently introduced new certified organic and gluten-free graham cracker sandwiches. Its peanut butters are manufactured in a dedicated SQF Certified, 37,000 square-foot facility in the beautiful little town of Nunda in rural upstate New York, and its tree nut and seed butters, along with honey products, are produced in a separate facility nearby. Recognized as a leader in ethical and sustainable business practices, the 100% employee-owned company founded its Honest in Trade program to define the team’s efforts and take them to the next level. In addition to their support of farmers in underdeveloped countries, initiatives to protect the environment, and unsurpassed safety and quality standards, this fun-loving family of 86 employees also actively supports its community and non-profit organizations. The brand’s mascot, Rocky-Roo the raccoon, symbolizes their wholesome nature and responsibility to the earth and their products. Visit OnceAgainNutButter.com to learn more and follow @OnceAgainNutButter on social media.

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Platinum Sponsor - Humanities New York

Platinum Sponsor - Humanities New York

The mission of Humanities New York is to strengthen civil society and the bonds of community, using the humanities to foster engaged inquiry and dialogue around social and cultural concerns. To realize its mission, Humanities New York has identified three broad goals with attendant objectives to guide its work over the next three years.

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Platinum Sponsor - CORNING Foundation

Platinum Sponsor - CORNING Foundation

Corning Incorporated Foundation, established in 1952, administers the charitable donations of Corning Incorporated.

The Foundation focuses on quality-of-life issues in communities where Corning is an active corporate citizen, as well as issues that represent a pressing national or international crisis.

Corning Incorporated is the sole sponsor of Corning Incorporated Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit entity legally separate from the corporation.

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Platinum Sponsor - Committee on Native American Ministries

Platinum Sponsor - Committee on Native American Ministries

The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church was created when the New York churches of four former conferences - North Central New York, Troy, Western New York and Wyoming Conference - united to better serve the ministry needs of the local church and the community.

With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 active new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state.

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Platinum Sponsor - The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Platinum Sponsor - The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is the regional organization that empowers artists and encourages arts advocacy, fosters creativity and economic vitality, creates diverse connections and collaborations, and champions innovation and equity within the arts to cultivate a dynamic community.

As a multi-county arts organization, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes provides a number of services which fulfill the above mission:

Increasing arts programming and opportunities for the public regionally and statewide by granting State and local funds to artists, arts/cultural organizations and schools; Increasing public awareness of and access to the diverse folk arts traditions of the Southern Tier; Advocating for arts education and the value of life-long learning in the arts; Providing technical assistance, linkages, advocacy and other services to individual artists and arts/cultural organizations; Increasing awareness of the importance of the arts to the economy of the Southern Tier and beyond; and Further serving the public through our regional arts calendar, special school arts activities and information sharing. Programs and services of The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, local foundations, county governments, members and patrons.

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Gold Sponsor - CORNING Native American Council

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Gold Sponsor - CORNING Global Latino Organization

Gold Sponsor - CORNING Global Latino Organization

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Bronze Sponsor - Minier's Neighborhood Grocery Store

Bronze Sponsor - Minier's Neighborhood Grocery Store

Minier’s has been family owned and operated in Big Flats, New York since 1873. We are proud to have been serving the community for over 141 years! We strive to provide all of our customers with quality products and service. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is always ready to help or answer any questions. We take pride in our community and appreciate your business. We know that you have many options for food purchases and want you to know that we're working hard each day to continue to earn your business.

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Bronze Sponsor - Corning Credit Union

Bronze Sponsor - Corning Credit Union

We exist solely to serve our members. We are committed to helping our members prosper by being a trusted resource and advisor for financial services. Our vision is simple: to provide better service to our members than they receive anywhere else in the world!

Our Mission We are people helping people. We are dedicated to delivering quality, convenient, and knowledgeable service to each of our members, in every instance. CCU also strives to make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of our friends, neighbors, and in our communities. We understand the needs and challenges of the people we serve, and that has helped us strengthen our ties to the community through corporate sponsorship for not-for-profits, free financial seminars, employee volunteer efforts, and our many financial literacy education efforts.

Our History CCU was founded in 1936 with the goal of helping Corning Glass Works employees with their financial needs. We started with 42 members and $420 in assets. Over the years, we've opened offices in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, in addition to the 10 offices in the Corning/Elmira, New York area. We now serve over 140,000 members all over the world, with assets of $2.1 billion. Our field of membership now includes more than 1,700 employer groups, associations, and businesses.

Our Future For over a quarter of a century, CCU has experienced strong, safe, and continued growth through a total commitment to serving our members. The integrity of our time-tested, conservative business practices has led us to our current position of strength and will continue to provide a foundation for future growth. Our success is also assured by the continued support of our loyal members and by our employees, who genuinely care about our members’ well-being.

Our Safety and Soundness CCU has been recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. We continue to receive top ratings from independent financial rating companies and our independent auditing firm for financial strength, safety, soundness, liquidity, and overall management.

Our Difference Corning Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, independent financial organization. We put people first. Each member has equal ownership and one vote, regardless of his or her account balance. We do not issue stock and we have no stockholders. Instead, our earnings are returned to our members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest rates on deposits, and lower fees than what is generally available from for-profit financial institutions. We also deliver a wide array of products, services, and 24/7 account access options similar to those offered by for-profit financial services companies.

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Bronze Sponsor - Valicenti Advisory Services

Bronze Sponsor - Valicenti Advisory Services

Helping our clients meet their personal financial goals Valicenti Advisory Services, Inc. is an investment advisory firm that has been providing wealth management services for more than 35 years. Founded in 1984, Valicenti is a fee-based Registered Investment Advisor located in the Southern Tier region of Elmira and Corning, New York.

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Silver Sponsor - Corning Building Company (CBC)

Silver Sponsor - Corning Building Company (CBC)

The Corning Building Co is one of the oldest operating businesses in Corning, NY. With 172 years in operation, we have served Corning for quite some time. We are proud to have maintained our position as the local headquarters for home improvements, do-it-yourself projects, building materials and more for nearly two centuries. We continue to serve you with a commitment to high-quality products from trusted brands, competitive prices and the very best customer service. Our ability to give you the personalized attention you need to find home improvement solutions has made us the leader in the home center industry.

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Silver Sponsor - Wegmans of Corning

Silver Sponsor - Wegmans of Corning

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In-Kind Sponsor - The Rockwell Museum

In-Kind Sponsor - The Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell is home to an incredible collection of art. Diverse, complex, and engaging, this collection serves as our primary source of inspiration for everything we do in the community, in local schools, and with visitors from around the world.

The core of our collection was gifted by Bob and Hertha Rockwell, local business owners who amassed an incredible collection of American art and artifacts.

The Rockwells had keen eyes for art and exquisite taste. They owned a department store in the area, and used their store as a venue to display their remarkable collection of American art and artifacts, Carder Steuben glass, classic firearms, and antique toys.

Their collection quickly outgrew their department store. In 1974, the Rockwells and a group of executives from Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) began working together to turn the collection into a museum for the benefit of the Corning, NY community. The Rockwells would donate their collection, and the company and the community would support the museum moving forward.

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In-Kind Sponsor - Enolia Foti

In-Kind Sponsor - Enolia Foti

Enolia has studied with international indigenous teachers from Native American/Canadian, African, New Zealand,

South American and European indigenous teachers/elders.

Thank you for taking the time to explore and discover life. It takes a courageous person to take the first step. It is my hope that the tools offered will enrich your life. Anything sought will be a journey.

I would be honored to assist you on a path in alignment with your vision.

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In-Kind Sponser Econo Lodge Painted Post / Corning

In-Kind Sponser  Econo Lodge Painted Post / Corning

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In-Kind and Material Sponsor - As Above Alchemy

In-Kind and Material Sponsor - As Above Alchemy

Welcome to our little family-owned shop! We focus on high-quality metaphysical and spiritual supplies to help you on your jorney to self.

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In-Kind Sponsor - Vital Signs (Arnie Wheeler)

Sign creation

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In-Kind Sponsor - Estate of Mind

In-Kind Sponsor - Estate of Mind

Proving services including sales for estates, downsizing, moving, and more

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In-Kind Sponsor - Corning YMCA

In-Kind Sponsor - Corning YMCA

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