We Shall Remain – Updated Schedule (4/2/09)
WXXI Channel 24 is airing 6 new segments from the upcoming PBS Series: We Shall Remain, on Homework Hotline, at 5:30 pm- a project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.
For the final six episodes of New York State of Mine, we will learn about the native people of New York , the Haudenosaunee. They inhabited this land long before the arrival of Europeans and the Haudenosaunee culture remains strong to this day. Below is a summary of the upcoming segments.
4/6—Ganondagan–Peter Jemison, Seneca Nation, Historic Site Manager for Ganondagan State Historic Site Veronica Reitter of Ganondagan State Historic Site; learn about the attack on the largest of the Seneca towns in the 17th century and how the original site is again a cultural center
4/13– Women & Poetry—Tammy Tarbell-Boehning, Mohawk Nation and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation; learn about Haudenosaunee women and their impact on the Women’s Rights Movement while meeting a Mohawk potter who sculpts images of Haudenosaunee women
4/27—Kinzua Dam-Becky Bowan, Seneca Nation; learn how the Seneca were forced to leave there homes on the Oil Springs Reservation by the federal government only a few decades ago
5/4—Lacrosse- Brad Powless, Onondaga Nation, Assistant Coach of Lafayette Lancers High School Lacrosse, several Lancers from the Onondaga Nation; learn how North America’s oldest team sport began with the Onondaga Nation and continues today .