Instructor Koyoltzintli will lead a children’s globular flute making and sound walk workshop in the afternoon before the Akwesasne Freedom School Celebration concert. The workshop will guide participants in the process of clay flute making and engaging sonically with the land. Playfully exploring the dynamic connections to our ancestors and the land through instrument making and listening practices promises generative potential for youth participants.
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 Mohawk music and storytelling.
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