Guswenta is a powerful short documentary film about the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
-Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper (provisional)
-Gwendolen Cates, filmmaker and producer of Guswenta
Daygot Leeyos Edwards (Oneida), Two Row paddler and spoken word artist
Cindy Squillace, Two Row organizer and school counselor
The 33-minute film won the award for best short film at the Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Fest in New York City in March.
Guswenta features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013, along with powerful words from Haudenosaunee leaders including Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Onondaga Clanmother Freida Jacques, Mohawk spiritual leader Tom Porter, and Tadodaho Sid Hill.
Free and open to the public.