Ganondagan Haudenosaunee Educator's Day. Tuesday, August 10th 9 am-4pm. Image in background is a drawing of a 17th century Seneca town with men and woman talking and working.

Haudenosaunee Educators' Day- SOLD OUT

Tuesday, August 10th9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

(Check in begins at 8:30 AM, Exhibits and Longhouse open until 4:30 PM)

This day-long program is ideal for elementary, middle and high school teachers who wish to gain an authentic understanding of Haudenosaunee (Native American) history and culture and comprehend U.S. history from the perspective of the original people of NYS.

Teachers will actively engage in authentic teaching and learning experiences that can be brought into their classrooms, through shared lesson plans and activities, serving to enrich New York State–mandated curriculum. Throughout the day educators will gain a deeper and more integrated understanding of Haudenosaunee history, culture and contemporary life.

Educators will learn directly from Haudenosaunee knowledge keepers, educators and interpreters through a variety of teaching modalities including, presentations, open dialogue, hands-on activities, interpretive tours, and break-out sessions

Questions? – Please email or call (585)742-1690

Location – Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site
7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY 14564

Cost – $50

Special Instructions –

  • Since a portion of this program will be outdoors, please wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and dress for the weather
  • Please plan on bringing your lunch
    • Refrigeration will be available
    • Coffee and beverages will be provided

Topics will include

  • Haudenosaunee 101
    • Family & Clans, Roles & Responsibilities, Corn & Sustenance, Political Structure, Iroquois Confederacy
  • Ways of Knowing
  • Dispossession of Lands
    • How and why things changed, Clinton Sullivan Campaign, Canandaigua and other treaties, Maps
  • The Three Sisters
  • Historical and Contemporary Lifestyles “We’re Still Here”
    • Longhouse, Log Cabin, Contemporary life
  • Haudenosaunee Contributions

Register Today!