As part of Native Heritage Month, celebrate the 225th anniversary of the historic, federal Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 at the location of its original signing.
The annual commemoration serves to “polish the chain of peace and friendship” between the Hodinöhsö:ni’ (Six Nations Confederacy) and the young United States. The treaty was signed by Colonel Timothy Pickering—official agent of President George Washington—and sachems from the Six Nations Grand Council. It signified peace between the two and recognized the sovereignty of the other as distinct nations to govern and set their own laws.
Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration Schedule:
11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Native American art and craft sale, Canandaigua Primary School gym (96 W. Gibson St.)
1:30 p.m.: Public walk from Canandaigua Primary School to Ontario County Courthouse (27 N. Main St.)
2 p.m.: Commemoration Ceremony, Ontario County Courthouse front lawn
5:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker Peter Jemison (Seneca), Canandaigua Primary School Auditorium
This event was first published on November 1, 2019 and last updated on November 6, 2019.