Sacred Work, Local and Global: A Reflection on the Waterfall Unity Festival

The Waterfall House sits on a sloping hill in New York’s Catskills flanked by a forest that Mohawk (“Kanien’kehá:ka”) and other , Haudenosaunee peoples tended for millennia. The Cayga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onodaga, Seneca and Tuscarora make up the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, commonly referred to historically as the Iroquois by outsiders. The house is a large, welcoming farm-style building with massive windows and an old soul. The grounds spill around the land to the setting for the Waterfall Unity Festival, held at the end of July. In this space, the Waterfall Unity Alliance has been working to restore

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