Piscataway Nation to Perform April 26

Piscataway Nation to Perform April 26

04/18/2017 

The Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers — internationally recognized for their upbeat, entertaining and educational performances involving dance, drum and song — will take the stage on Wednesday, April 26, at SUNY Cortland.

Presented by the College’s Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS), the performance begins at 7 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens age 60 and older and $3 for SUNY Cortland students. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased during business hours in Corey Union, Room 406 or at the venue one hour prior to the performance.

The event provides an opportunity to learn about Native American cultures, traditions and history and enjoy a performance from a Native American tribe with roots that date back hundreds of years.

At the time of Columbus, as many as 10 million Native Americans lived in North America. A succession of Algonquin peoples ultimately coalesced into the Piscataway Nation of the Chesapeake and Tidewater regions of Maryland.

The Piscataway were the first to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers carry on the longstanding traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors.

The group are frequent contributors to TV specials on the History Channel and Discovery Channel and appear regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., national pow-wows and major festivals.

CALS is coordinated by a college committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff charged with enriching the cultural life of the College and the surrounding communities. CALS sponsors an annual performing artist series that coincides with the traditional academic year.

For ticket information or questions regarding CALS events, contact the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at 607-753-5574.

Prepared by Communications Office intern Charlie Beeler


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