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Saturday March 23 2024
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Haudenosaunee Women – From SkyWoman to Influence on American Suffrage

Hosted by: Petit Branch Library

This presentation discusses the role that women play in Haudenosaunee communities throughout history. Starting with the Creation Story and SkyWoman, the talk will highlight the important responsibilities women have with the culture, government, and communities of the Haudenosaunee. Comparisons between these responsibilities and freedoms to those of American women, the role that Haudenosaunee women played in influencing the ideas of early suffragists, connection to modern traditions and issues, such as the MMIW movement, will be discussed as well.