Native American Family Day at the Bruce Museum – Apr 10

Sunday, April 10, 2011 — 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Activities for the entire family celebrating the exhibition Three Sisters & Corn Maidens: Native American Maize Cultivation and Customs. Explore the exhibition with a gallery guide and create related crafts in the workshop.

Jessica Diemer-Eaton’s Native American Foods Program will be ongoing throughout the day on the lawn in front of the Museum.  Ms Diemer-Eaton will be demonstrating the processing and the preparation of traditional Woodland Indian corn dishes such as hominy, parched corn pudding, green husk corn bread and ash cakes baked on top of flat rocks over an open fire. Come and learn about the Northeastern Native Peoples beliefs, nutrition, mannerisms, horticulture and uses of corn!

At 3 PM the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, led by Sherri Waterman-Hopper (Onondaga) will present Houdenosunee Social Dancing. This Native American group of dancers, who received the 2003 Wisdom Keepers Award, will invite the audience to learn and participate in traditional Social Dance.

All activities are free with Museum admission and are suitable for all ages and abilities.


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