Today’s post is going to be short. I had the opportunity to listen to current Tadodaho Sid Hill give a Thanksgiving Address to and at Onondaga Lake this morning. It was a coordinated effort, coinciding with Suzan Harjo’s “National Sacred Places Prayer Day” in Washington D.C. Present was Onondaga faithkeeper Oren Lyons who gave a short speech afterwards concerning effects of human life upon natural environment. It was a particularly moving talk and one which I had recorded. I did get the chance to meet and speak with Oren after, though, and we will both attempt to meet sometime prior to my trip ending.
Tonight I am attending a fundraiser benefit for the Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke. Tom Porter will speaking, another man I will attempt to speak to about my topic. In all, it was a very important day in terms of the people met. I’m hoping to work closely with them in my last couple of days here.
I will update tomorrow with any recordings or pictures I can get.
All the best,