Iroquois Indian Festival planned

HOWES CAVE — The 37th annual Iroquois Indian Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road.

The festival features an art market open exclusively to Iroquois artists. Both contemporary and traditional art forms will be showcased.

Other weekend highlights include traditional Iroquois social dances performed by the Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground will return with tales of daring feats and astounding adventures.

Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will be in attendance to discuss wildlife conservation in the bioregion and display a variety of wild animals including birds of prey.

The museum’s archeology department will be available to help identify archeological finds and demonstrate of flintknapping and other early technologies.

A children’s area will offer art and traditional crafts activities and an opportunity to sample native foods from Haudenosaunee food vendors.

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