Sound Beat: Access Audio Launching Podcast Series “The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee”
Artwork: "21 Wampums" by Brandon Lazore
Sound Beat: Access Audio, a storytelling initiative of the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, is launching a 12-part podcast series titled, “The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee.” The first three episodes will be released on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at a launch party at Bird Library in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons from 3 to 4 p.m. and through the Sound Beat: Access Audio website and WAER 88.3’s website. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on those two platforms, Soundbeat.org and WAER.org, which will also make the series available on popular podcast platforms such as Apple, Spotify and Stitcher.
“The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee” Launch Party
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 3 – 4 p.m.
Syracuse University Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons Room 114
The podcast launch party will include an overview of the series, a preview of the first three episodes, remarks from Neal Powless and traditional Haudenosaunee food and drink from Angela Ferguson, Seedkeeper of the Onondaga Nation.
The podcast series features candid conversations with Haudenosaunee students, alumni, staff and community members. Learn about the history and the people who were the first residents of our area. Why is a lacrosse stick so important to the Onondagas? What is it like being an ancestor of the Indigenous people of the land but going to college with mostly white students and faculty? How did matriarchal societies work for Native American groups and what is their connection to women’s suffrage? These are some of the topics covered in the podcast series. The first three episodes released include:
- Episode 1: The Land Acknowledgment: How can you acknowledge what you don't understand? Neal Powless defines key terms in the SU Land Acknowledgment.
- Episode 2: The Doctrine of Discovery: How a 15th century papal bull connects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Christopher Columbus and the land beneath you.
- Episode 3: An Evening at Minnowbrook: Joanne Shenandoah in Concert: A performance of story and song before a small audience in the Adirondack lodge overlooking Blue Mountain Lake.