Ganienkeh is the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974. Planned in collaboration with the Ganienkeh, this program focus on indigenous activism and current challenges to survival. This includes discussions of the process of cultural solidarity and creating innovative media practices.
The event will feature two documentary films, MOHAWK NATION (Allan Siegel with Third World Newsreel and the Ganienkeh, 1978) and OHERO: KON UNDER THE HUSK (Katsitsionni Fox, 2016), plus clips from YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND (Michael Kanentakeron Mitchel, 1969). Speakers include Professor Ulises Mejias (Oswego, SUNY), filmmakers Katsitsionni Fox and Allan Siegel, Dr. Curt Stager and members of the Ganienkeh.
Mohawk Nation: Then, Now, the Future (Part 1 of 2)
4 p.m., Thursday, October 13
In-person screening at Paul Smith’s College
This event was organized by Professor Annie Rochon (Kanehsatake) of Paul Smith’s College and made possible in part with an Action Grant from Humanities New York.”