Ways of Knowing:
Haudenosaunee Stories and Culture
Experience Ways of Knowing: Haudenosaunee Stories and Culture through a series of Storytelling videos that explore traditional narratives and invite us to consider different perspectives of nature and people. Featuring artists & storytellers Dave Fadden and John Fadden from the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center as well as celebrated author, botanist and teacher, Dr. Robin Kimmerer.
The Flying Head- John Fadden
John Fadden relates a Haudenosaunee story about an evil flying head and its encounter with a Mohawk mother.
Robin Kimmerer - Passion For Plants
Botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Kimmerer discusses her journey both learning about and from plants.
How Bear Clan Got Medicines
Using a pictographic record belt, Dave Fadden of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center tells the story of how the Iroquois people learned about the medicines in nature.
How Birds Got Their Names
Dave Fadden of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center tells the traditional Haudenosaunee story about the way birds received their individual songs using a pictographic record belt.
Long Ago They Moved Around
Using a pictographic record belt, John Fadden of the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center relates the migration story of native peoples across North America.
Robin Kimmerer - Our Relatives
Botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Kimmerer discusses changing pronouns in order to honor the natural world around us.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant number MA-10-17-0987-17; and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.