You are warmly invited to participate in events marking Indigenous Peoples Day on October 27 (Tuesday) 2015 at Brooklyn Friends School, 375 Pearl Street, Brooklyn NY and Brooklyn Quaker Meetinghouse, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn NY. These events are both entirely free and open to the public These.events will be led by our Indigenous neighbors, including Onondaga Clan Mother Freida Jacques, Mohawk Elders Tom Porter and Kay Olan, Evan Pritchard, Mi’kmaq scholar, and the Akwesasne Women Singers, a traditional Mohawk Women’s Singing Group from the Akwesasne Reservation near Potsdam NY and extending on both sides of the St. Lawrence River.
Theme for the day:
Care for the Earth, Looking to Seven Generations in the face of Climate Change
- 4:00, PEACE POLE DEDICATION, Brooklyn Friends School. The Peace Pole movement is dedicated to the call for world peace, and the Poles can be found in many locations worldwide, inscribed “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages. The eight languages on the Brooklyn Friends School pole include Mohawk and Canarsie.
- 6:00-9:00 THANKSGIVING PRAYER, DISCUSSION, SOCIAL DANCING, Brooklyn Quaker Meetinghouse
Traditional Opening Words of Thanksgiving Prayer by Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter,theme discussion, refreshments, traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) social dancing and music.
– Event arranged by Tom Rothschild and Brooklyn Friends School