The Sacred Waters of the Haudenosaunee and the Trauma of the Erie Canal
For millennia, waterways in Haudenosaunee territories have been profoundly important. In the Haudenosaunee cosmology, water is sacred as fundamental to all life. Therefore, while waterways were used for transportation, as food resources, and as locations for settlement, it was widely agreed among Indigenous that they also be protected. The Erie Canal disrupted the natural flow of water, essentially damming watersheds so as to flow in an east-west direction. Please sign up to attend.
- Saturday, October 28, 2017
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm
- Fairport - Community Room
- Fairport Public Library