Please come join us in a celebration of and benefit for the exemplary Akwesasne Freedom School. The event will take place at beautiful Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY ( on Friday September 1, 2023 at 4pm.

Featuring music by Theresa “Bear” Fox, Kontiwennenha:wi (Akwesasne Women Singers), Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas-“The One Who Wins”), Hataałii (Diné) (, Karonhianonha (Kanienʼkehá꞉ka), and youth from the Akwesasne Freedom School performing Smoke and Hoop dances. Indigenous artists from Akwesasne will also have works for sale. A wonderful opportunity to experience and support Indigenous community.

The Akwesasne Freedom School (AFS) emerged as a center of Mohawk cultural resurgence in 1979 and continues to play a critical role in revitalizing a rich and diverse language and culture within the community of Akwesasne. It is a model of self-determination and best practices in language and cultural revitalization. AFS provides Mohawk immersion education, beginning each day with the Thanksgiving address, which forms the foundation of their culturally-rooted curriculum. This event will raise money and awareness for the school and celebrate local Indigeneity through music and storytelling.

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