Many living in the Canandaigua watershed and the wider Finger Lakes region are concerned with the health of the freshwater that we use on a daily basis, and for some that has come to be a defining part of life in Upstate New York. During the Annual Seneca Heritage Day, guest Jason Corwin (Seneca, Deer Clan) will discuss "Protecting our Vital Waters" and screen his short documentary, "Defending Ohi:yo'." Corwin will explain the Seneca Nation's opposition to a proposal that would allow for the transport, treatment, and release of dangerous wastewater from hydraulic fracturing into the Allegheny River. Bill Crouse (Seneca) will lead the Allegany River Dancers in full regalia for Hodinöhsöni' music and dance, ice cream sundaes will be served, and pies will be available for purchase. The traditional bonfire on Bare Hill signifying the "Ring of Fire" surrounding Canandaigua Lake will commence at dark following the afternoon festivities.
Middlesex Heritage Group's 27th Annual Seneca Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Overackers Corners Schoolhouse, Route 364 and North Vine Valley Road, Middlesex. The event is free and open to the public. facebook.com/Middlesex.Heritage.Group.