Film Screening: Guswenta

June 29, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum, a short film by Gwendolen Cates, won the award for best short film at the Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Fest in New York City.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper (provisional), Gwendolen Cates, filmmaker and producer of Guswenta, Daygot Leeyos Edwards (Oneida), Two Row paddler and spoken word artist, Cindy Squillace, Two Row organizer and school counselor, This 33-minute film features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013, along with powerful words from Haudenosaunee leaders including Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Onondaga Clanmother Freida Jacques, Mohawk spiritual leader Tom Porter, and Tadodaho Sid Hill. The film inspires people, indigenous and non-native, to consider our collective responsibility 400 years after the Two Row Wampum Treaty was created.

Free to the Public