Carnegie Mellon University

Seneca and Haudenosaunee Music & Dance with Alan Dowdy

Presented by the Indigenous Knowledge, Cultures, and Futurities Series

September 6, 7:00-8:30pm

Merson Courtyard (Cohon University Center)
Inclement weather location: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (Cohon University Center)

Seneca singer and dancer Alan Dowdy will provide music while dancers demonstrate Seneca and Haudenosaunee dances. This event will be held in Cohon’s Merson Courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place in the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. Watch a video of the solo women’s Smoke Dance to see what this Sept 6 performance has in store for our CMU community.

This event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Dr. Alexa Woloshyn’s North American Indigenous Music Seminar (NAIMS).

As CAS enters its new Hospitality Initiative, this event and the other events in the Indigenous Knowledge, Cultures, and Futurities series are a great opportunity to think about CMU as host: How hospitable are we? Who is invited and who is excluded on campus and in our classrooms? If we are working on Indigenous land, can we even call ourselves “host”?