ALANA Cultural Center, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

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Colgate University is situated on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee  --  known as the People of the Longhouse, or the Iroquois Confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora nations).  In Fall Semester 2022 Colgate's Native American Studies Program is featuring contemporary expressions of Haudenosaunee life from the perspective of their experiences and expertise. All events are free and open to the public.  For everyone's safety, masks are required at all indoor events.

Angela Ferguson will deliver a lecture, "Using Food Sovereignty to Revitalize Haudenosaunee Economy," accompanied by her preparation of Haudenosaunee foods.  Angela Ferguson, Onondaga Nation Eel Clan member, is the current supervisor of the Onondaga Nation Farm, which practices aspects of Food Sovereignty for the community. She is also one of the original organizing members of Braiding the Sacred, an all-indigenous group of traditional corn growers across Turtle Island. Her many passions include Haudenosaunee Traditional Agriculture, seed caring, beekeeping, foraging, traditional cooking methods, knowledge sharing, Haudenosaunee nutrition education, youth mentorship, and traditional hide tanning.  lunch served.  Angela will talk about how she has been using food as not only a source of nourishment and sustenance, but also as a form of currency. She has recently been trading foods (seeds, knowledge of plants) with other tribes to help continue her work of tribal food sovereignty. Gaining knowledge of different traditional foods helps both tribes, both by expanding the range of foods available and helping tribes to be less reliant on outside sources. This is especially important in times of food shortages like we have seen from the Covid pandemic.  Haudenosaunee lunch served.

Co-sponsored by ALANA Cultural Center and the Environmental Studies Program.

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