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LECTURES | Hodinöhsö:ni' Women


Summer programming at Ganondagan continues this weekend with two events held the State Historic Site. Scheduled for Saturday is "Around the Table: Conversations About Hodinöhsö:ni' Women from Creation to Today," a discussion that compares the spiritual, economic, social, and political roles of Hodinöhsö:ni' and Euro-American women. Sally Roesch Wagner (author, historian and former executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage House) and Mohawk Clanmother Louise McDonald will reflect on the impact Hodinöhsö:ni' women had on the American Women's Rights movement. The cost to attend is $10 for the general public and $5 for Friends of Ganondagan members.

And on Sunday, botanist, teacher, mother, and author Robin Wall Kimmerer (pictured) will give an interactive presentation on the gifts of plants, titled "Realizing Peace through the Natural World. Kimmerer will explore the ways native plants can be used for food, materials, medicine, and beauty, and how we can reciprocate by caring for the plants. A book signing and light Iroquois White Corn lunch follows the presentation. Afterward, Finger Lakes Forest Therapy will lead a sensory walk on Ganondagan's trails. The presentation, lunch, and trail walk cost $40 for the general public, or $35 for Friends of Ganondagan members. Register: 742-1690;

"Around the Table Conversations about Hodinöhsö:ni' Women" takes place Saturday, June 2, 1 to 3 p.m.; and "Realizing Peace Through the Natural World" is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Ganondagan State Historic Site and Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41 in Victor. 742-1690;