Celebrate Joanne Shenandoah on Indigenous People’s Day

Women March in Seneca Falls 2022 (WMinSF) and the Central New York Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Central NY NOW), will host a special musical tribute to honor Joanne Shenandoah on October 10, Indigenous People’s Day, at the Auburn Public Theater at 7 pm. 

This event will serve as the conclusion of a weekend-long Seneca Falls Dialogues conference that begins on October 7.  The biennial Dialogues event is hosted by the Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning (WILL), fostering deep and engaging discussions on topics surrounding women’s rights, human rights, and social justice. 

For information on the 2022 Dialogues conference program, entitled Rematriation: Restoring Balance to Humanity, visit Seneca FallsDialogues.org.

The public is invited to join the tribute and celebrate the life and legacy of Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida).  A renowned national recording artist and Grammy winner, Shenandoah was a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-talented musician who recorded numerous albums and received awards, including an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Syracuse University in 2002.  She was one of the original board members of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge, which operates in partnership with Syracuse University.

Learn more about Joanne Shenandoah and her legacy here.

The tribute concert will feature Joanne’s dear friends and family members.  Performances will include The Ripcords, with Rex Lyons & Irv Lyons, Jr (Oneida Nation) ripping it up with Blues, Latin & Tex-Mex; soulful vocals by international performing artist Pura Fe (Tuscarora/Taino); recording artist, actor & humanitarian Joanelle Romero (Apache/Dinetal/Paiute); Joanne’s performing partners: her sister, Diane, and daughter, Leah (Oneida Nation); and Sherri Waterman-Hopper’s Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers (Onondaga Nation).

Organizers invite the public to support the event, with proceeds benefitting the Shenandoah family.  The tribute is sponsored by Auburn Public Theater; Cayuga Community College; Central NY National Organization for Women; Dr. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus; Women March in Seneca Falls; Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning, Inc; and Wells College.

General Admission tickets are $50.  VIP Tickets are $75.  All are available now at www.auburnpublictheater.org.

For additional information, contact: mcarnice@roadrunner.com or apeps@aol.com