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April 08, 2015

Media Advisory: State Fair, Onondaga Nation to Announce Enhanced and Renamed Six Nations Day at the Fair

As part of its commitment to showcasing the diversity of cultures within New York, the Great New York State Fair, along with leaders of the Onondaga Nation will announce several enhancements to the Fair’s longstanding day to honor the contributions of members of the Six Nations.  The press conference will also feature an acoustic performance from the leaders of The Ripcords, the Syracuse-based Native American Music Awards-nominated band that will play a role in the enhanced day’s events.

WHEN:                 Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:              The Horticulture Building on the New York State Fairgrounds

WHO:                   New York State Fair Acting Director Troy Waffner
                              Onondaga Nation Tadodaho (leader) Sid Hill
                              Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper Oren Lyons
                              Rex Lyons and Irv Lyons, Jr. of The Ripcords

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