JOIN US FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL INTER-TRIBAL UNITY GATHERING IN WINGDALE
Wingdale, NY: The Schaghticoke First Nations, in partnership with the Town of Dover, is hosting a Unity Gathering at Thomas J. Boyce Park in Wingdale, NY with a cultural heritage festival on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will be honored to have guests come from near and far to this family event that will begin at 10:00 AM with Native drumming leading up to the opening ceremony at 11:00 AM. Throughout the day there will be food, displays, vendors, entertainment and FRYBREAD!
This promises to be an extraordinary event, sharing our culture with the local communities as well as each other. Tribes and tribal representatives are coming from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Manitoba Canada, New Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and New Zealand, representing a broad spectrum of Indigenous Peoples and culture. We also have Dutch representation giving the perspective of very early trade agreements. You will be in good company, as many of these honored guests are United Nations Delegates and Ambassadors.
For travel and lodging information please see our web site at www.unitysfn.org
THIS IS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE EVENT, ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.
About the Tribe: The Schaghticoke tribe was formed from refugees of many other tribes. The name means literally “the confluence of waters”. The Schaghticoke Reservation, granted in 1736, is the oldest in the US. Since the 1970’s some factions have fought desiring a casino. Aligning more with traditional values, many sought new leadership and the Schaghticoke First Nations (SFN) was formed in 2010 under Sachem Hawk Storm, a direct descendent of Massasoit, Sassacus, Gideon, Soquon and Eunice Mauwee. This tribe seeks to preserve, promote and enrich its heritage using traditional values, to preserve and share culture using events and spiritual ceremonies, and, through the United Nations in part, to promote sustainable farming, green energy, climate change response and all human rights issues.