The First Peoples’ Festival is a celebration of Indigenous peoples of New York State with traditional music, crafts, displays and foods. We provide an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about the traditions and unlearn the stereotypes connected with Indigenous cultures. The First Peoples’ Festival is in Dewitt Park in partnership with Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival.

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Time: 10:00am-5:30pm

Where: Dewitt Park, corner of N. Cayuga & Buffalo Streets, Ithaca, NY



This is a list of performers and activities:
• Allegany River Indian Dancers
• Bluesman Butch Mudbone
• Traditional Flute Music by Dan Hill
• Crow Weaver Band
• Traditional stories by Barbara Bethman-Mahooty at Dewitt Park & Amanda Crouse on the Commons (trying for the 1:30 pm slot)
• Making traditional Lacrosse Sticks by Alf Jacques
• Children’s Activities including water drums by Allyn Underwood, balloon fun by Amazing Pete, face painting, Home Depot building hands-on activities and more
• Traditional Foods – corn soup, buffalo burgers, fried bread and more
• Arts & Crafts, paintings, jewelry, silver and more

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For more information please contact Audrey Cooper 607-272-2292.