Rivers of Relations: Indigenous Binghamton Opening Night
November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
The Rivers of Relations: Indigenous Binghamton Exhibit seeks to communicate contexts for Indigenous life in Binghamton, past, present and future. Indigenous history in this valley dates back over ten thousand years, and Indigenous people and their cultures have not left the area, despite what is commonly taught. This exhibit will try to shift each viewers perspective from the Western Euro-American focused one, to seeing Binghamton from the Indigenous perspective. Using Native art and artifacts (on loan from the Public Archaeology Facility), illustrations and a timeline of Native history, visitors will take away a deeper understanding of what Indigenous life in Binghamton was, is and will be.
Opening night will feature speaker Karahkwino-Tina Square, Mohawk of Akwesasne. Karahkwino-Tina Square is a Wolf clan Mohawk from the territory of Akwesasne. Independent cultural educator and performer. She worked for the Native North American Travelling College as a Cultural Educator providing cultural teachings, presentations and performances to audiences in and around Akwesasne educating people about the Hotinonshonni culture, stories, history, as well as traditional foods. She has also been a teacher of Mohawk language at the local high school.
This Exhibit will be at the Bundy Museum for Dec and Jan.