“Indigenous Perspectives on Museums and Cultural Centers”
Thursday 4 December 2014
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Noon: Light lunch in 500 Hall of Languages, Kilian Room, Syracuse University.
1 PM: Philip Arnold, Welcome and Introduction to Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center
Ann Drumheller (National Museum of the American Indian): “Celebrating our Anniversaries 25, 15 and 10: NMAI and Community collaborations”
Debora Ryan (Cultural Foundations in Education, SU): "Revisiting the 'French Fort': Sainte Marie de Gannentaha, 1933-1943."
3 PM: Scott Stevens (Director of Native American Studies, SU): “Beyond the Museum: Cultural Centers in Haudenosaunee Territory.”
Sascha Scott (Art and Music Histories, SU): "Transcultural Objects and Ethical Oversights."
Adjourn about 5 PM
6-9 PM: Dinner/reception at Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center,
6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool NY 13088.
Talk by Rick Hill:(Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic): "Rethinking the Presentation of Haudenosaunee Culture."
We will focus on how to create an exhibition of Indigenous ideas and philosophies within which anyone can find meaning. Using the message of Skä·noñh (Peace/Wellness) to rethink the encounter between the French Jesuits and the Onondaga Nation, the new Skä·noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, will reposition peace as the guiding principle in the culture practice and treaty making of the Haudenosaunee.