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Oct 14 2023


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“Teaching Freedom” Fourth-Annual Indigenous Women’s Voices Series at HPCAC

HPAC Announces “Teaching Freedom” Theme and Films for its Fourth-Annual Indigenous Women’s Voices Series

Hurleyville, NY – The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) is thrilled to announce “Teaching Freedom” as the theme of its fourth annual Indigenous Women’s Voices Series (IWVS). The day-long celebration on October 14th from 12pm-5pm features a rope-making workshop followed by a film and lecture on the history and future of Indigenous education in the United States. A series of recent science fiction movies by Indigenous filmmakers will be screened at HPAC Cinema prior to the event. Each screening will be followed by a talkback.

All events take place at 219 Main St., Hurleyville, NY 12747

October 14th Event Highlights:

12:00pm Workshop: Eco Acres Fiber Arts — Learn cordage-making techniques using natural materials in a hands-on workshop led by survivalist and educator Stephen Kraska.

3:00pm Film: Dawnland (2018, dir. Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip) — Experience the critically acclaimed, Emmy® winning documentary film on stolen children and cultural survival.

4:30pm Lecture: Akwesasne Freedom School — Mother, visionary, land protector, master seamstress, artist and activist Kaweniiosta Jock reflects on the legacy and vision of the Akwesasne Freedom School, an institution that has been fostering full Mohawk immersion education since its inception in 1985.


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