Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration: November 11, 2014
The Canandaigua Treaty brought about peace between the Six Nations (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora) and the U.S., and was negotiated and signed by sachems representing the Grand Council of the Six Nations and Colonel Timothy Pickering, the official agent of George Washington. It also recognized the sovereignty of the Six Nations to govern and set laws as individual nations. This yearly commemoration is a time of rededication of the agreement, helping to ensure that the “chain of friendship” and agreements between nations remain current and vibrant.
This event is organized by the Friends of Ganondagan and is made possible by the collaboration of Canandaigua City School District, City of Canandaigua, and the Friends of Ganondagan; and sponsored by the Haudenosaunee Peace & Trade Committee, Mohawk Nation Council, Tonawanda Seneca Nation, and the Tuscarora Nation of Indians, and Seneca Nation of Indians.
COMMEMORATION OF THE CANANDAIGUA TREATY OF 1794
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Canandaigua, New York
1:30 pm: Parade from W. Gibson Street to Ontario County Courthouse, 27 N. Main Street
2:00 pm: Commemoration Ceremony; front lawn of Ontario County Courthouse
Activities at the Canandaigua Primary School, 96 W. Gibson Street:
4:30 pm: Potluck Dinner; Cafeteria(bring a squash dish or pie to share)
6:00 pm: Keynote speaker (TBA) Auditorium
All activities are free and open to the public. A Native American Arts and Crafts sale will take place from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm at the School.