A Challenge from The Nebo Title VI Program Manager, Eileen Quintana:
"I challenge Title VI students Pre-K - 12th grade to draw a picture of any part of this story, however way you understand it, illustrate it. I have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. I will be sharing a series of films, this is the first of 8. Oren Lyons, is the faith keeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs, Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) tells this account which has been handed down generations. He has been active in international Indigenous rights and sovereignty issues for over four decades at the United Nations and other international forums.
This short film is part of 8 short, testimonial films, on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois.) The Iroquois are embarking on a historic project about the 500-year history of the Iroquois, their relationship with Europe and America and their prophesies that, if heard, can help us navigate the oncoming changes due to climate change. This series of short films is done via their testimony and creates the space for the Iroquois to tell their story as they strive to uphold the traditions and the legacy of their people while also protecting the central tenents of their people and their relationship and care for the Earth.
This series was created by Tree Media in collaboration with Oren Lyons, Sid Hill, and the Haudenosaunee. This series was created with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and with the support of Executive Producer Oliver Stanton. For more information: http://www.digitalwampum.org and http://www.treemedia.com"