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Go Native American at the Burchfield    Participate in the month of May!

 The month of May will be intensively Native American at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center as an important part of our heritage is honored. The Nature and Art Center on Union Road in West Seneca will be hosting several interesting events throughout the month.

An exhibit, All That We Are Thankful For by the Native Roots Artists Guild will be on display Tuesday, May 5th through Sunday, May 31st. The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception on Friday evening, May 8th, from 7 to 9pm. Adrian John, artist and educator from the Seneca Nation Hawk Clan, will give a talk at 7:30 about how their people give thanks. He will also share how they express thankfulness every time they gather by reciting the Haudenosaunee thanksgiving speech.

On Friday, May 15 at 11am, Members of the Seneca Nation will commemorate the 1842 Buffalo Creek Treaty at the Center’s amphitheater, weather permitting. The ceremony will begin with a procession of dignitaries led by an Iroquois Color Guard. The thanksgiving speech will be given in Seneca and English and Iroquois traditional dancers will perform during the observance. The event will be followed with a luncheon provided by the Seneca. The public is invited to share in this event.

Members of the Native Roots Artists Guild will have vendor booths of their artwork available for purchase on the park grounds from 10am to 5pm during the Treaty Commemoration Day.

On Tuesday, May 19th from 6 to 8pm, several Native American artists will provide workshops sharing native customs and beliefs while explaining how they create their art. A small fee for each activity will cover materials and instruction for making a craft to take home. The workshops include cornhusk flowers, beaded magnetic photo frame, bling earrings with gemstones and seed beads, and carving a medallion size soap stone. Class size is limited. Those interested in taking a workshop are encouraged to call the BNAC to reserve a space.

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More information is available by calling 716-677-4843.