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    Lake of Betrayal explores the history of Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and its impact on the Seneca Nation of Indians. Completed in 1965, it was originally proposed to help mitigate flooding in Pittsburgh—200 miles downriver, but the 27-mile reservoir that formed behind it inundated vast tracts of the Seneca Indians’ ancestral lands, forcing their removal in breach of the United States’ oldest treaty then in effect. The film looks at the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty against the U.S. government’s Indian termination policy and overwhelming political and economic forces driving the post-WWII boom. Lake of Betrayal DVD
  • Iroquois Creation Story In the Sky World, the Great Celestial Tree is uprooted, producing a large hole through which the young, pregnant Sky Woman falls. Landing on the back of a turtle, a new world -Turtle Island- is created. But Sky Woman's twin grandsons ultimately battle for its control. Our story is based on the words of Chief John Arthur Gibson who related it to J.N.B Hewitt in the 1890s, later annotated into a book by John Mohawk. Choreographed by Garth Fagan, Tony and Oliver award winning choreographer, the cinematic story features Garth's dancers and traditional Iroquois Social Dancers. The film was created for the Seneca Arts & Culture Center at Ganondagan, in Victor New York, and made possible by the generous support of The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.

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