Thanksgiving Address

June 21, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thanksgiving Address presented by Clint Shenandoah, Onondaga Nation.

At a time when the communities and governments of the world are in constant turmoil, we can be reminded about how this countries first peoples gave thanks for all that is. The “Ohandongiwahdihkwih Ganonhanyonh”or translated “The Words before all els, thanks giving address” is the first instructions by the Creator given to the indigenous peoples, more specifically the Houdenosounee, in which is a spiritual reminder to the people of what the Creator had created for the benefit of the human being. Through daily gratitude as an individual, and more importantly as a people,it allows peace to grow in the minds and harts of the people. Join us for this moving and traditional ceremony. Clint Shenandoah is a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois/Six Nations) chief on the Onondaga Nation and currently works for the New York State Department of Corrections as a Native American Spiritual advisor for Native American inmates throughout the state.

Free and open to the public