May 17, 2022
Emily Kasennisaks Stacey will share The Haudenosaunee Creation Story and details about the Tsi ietsenhtha (Jee Yeh Jen Ta) Plattsburgh Art Project which features the inspiring sculptures of internationally recognized Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago. Emily is a key member of the Art Project which is on Peace Point Park at Plattsburgh’s Harborside. For her, the creation story is “the story of our beginning. How we started our journey in this world we now call life.”
Emily Kasennisaks Stacey was born to the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Tribe of the Iroquois Nation, also known as the Six Nations of the Northeast. She has been actively promoting Mohawk history for over 18 years after starting storytelling about the Mohawk people at Momot Elementary school in 2004.
The Clinton County Historical Association is proud to support this important project for our region honoring those who came before us and who are still here and by providing this opportunity for the public to hear the Haudenosaunee story.
This presentation is free and open to the public.