fpf12-button-2_25MRC’s First Peoples’ Festival ~ Saturday, October 5th, 2013, Dewitt Park, downtown Ithaca, 10 am to 5:30 pm. 

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11 am Traditional opening by Tadodaho Sid Hill, Onondaga; welcome by Mayor Svante Myrick and Dan Hill, Cayuga Nation

Performances by:
• Cattaraugus Singers and Dancers
• Dan Hill, Cayuga, Flute
• Irma-Estel Laquerre, Taina/Aztec/Tarasco – Stories
• Emilio Benites, Peruvian, Flute
• Atsiaktonkie, Mohawk Musician

More details coming…..

Children’s activities include Amazing Pete and his incredible balloon creations, water drums, building projects led by Home Depot staff, face painting and more.

We welcome Indigenous vendors (no fees charged) and if interested please contact Audrey J. Cooper, 607-272-2292 or ajc39@cornell.edu.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, Cornell University and the CU American Indian Program, Ithaca College Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Ethnicity and its Native American Studies Program, Ithaca College Event Services, Home Depot and Downtown Ithaca Alliance in partnership with the Apple Harvest Festival. The festival is funded in part by the Community Arts Partnership and the Tompkins County Tourism Program.