Throughout history, corn has played an important role for humans as a source of food. For Native people, it has special importance. This one, simple agricultural product holds the key to their history, culture, spirituality, economy, environmental concerns and health issues.
Harvesting a Heritage: The Story of Ganondagan’s Iroquois White Corn Project takes us on a journey that started 10,000 years ago. Through historic narrative and images, vibrant interviews and beautiful footage we explore how white corn shaped the everyday lives of the Iroquois people. We discover how its destruction almost eliminated them. And we learn how its reintroduction through Friends of Ganondagan’s efforts can help revitalize their culture, their language, reinvigorate their health, and bring economic health to the former site of a Seneca Village of 4500 Onondowahgah, or People of the Great Hill in Victor, NY.
Harvesting a Heritage…Coming in Spring 2019.
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