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Iroquois White Corn is traditionally managed and protected to create nutritious corn products from heirloom seeds dating back at least 1,400 years in Haudenosaunee communities. Hand-grown, hand-picked, and hand-processed, Iroquois White Corn products are non-GMO, gluten-free, and have a low glycemic index.

Support the continuation of the Iroquois White Corn Project

Dr. John Mohawk (Seneca) founder of the Iroquois White Corn Project

Historic Site Manager, Peter Jemison (Seneca) braiding Iroquois White Corn in preparation for it to dry. Corn braided in October will be ready to be processed in February.

The Iroquois White Corn Project brings people together for cross-generational cultural experiences that teach traditional skills and engage them in community-building activities, including Indigenous foods cooking, cultural workshops, planting, harvesting and husking bees.

As the New Year approaches, we hope you will consider supporting Friends of Ganondagan’s culturally significant, heirloom Iroquois White Corn Project. This vital program is a unique and important way to share rich cultural knowledge and values while revitalizing an Indigenous plant species. Your generous support is critical at this time as we focus on employment growth for Native American youth and engage with new Haudenosaunee farmers to grow Iroquois White corn. This labor intensive, culturally essential project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from friends, like you.

The Iroquois White Corn Project, originally Pinewoods Community Farming, began as the vision of Dr. John Mohawk (Seneca) and Dr. Yvonne Dion-Buffalo (Samson Cree). Their desire to bring Iroquois White Corn back as a staple of the Haudenosaunee diet began a decade-long project.

Thanks to the vision, perseverance and dedication of Peter Jemison (Seneca), Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager, The Iroquois White Corn Project returned to its original home, Ganondagan, in 2012. Through its continuing operation, the Iroquois White Corn Project inspired the Seneca Nation to establish Gakwi:yo:h Farm at the Cattaraugus Territory. According to Peter Jemison, “This is an important step; a beginning toward healthy eating and Food Sovereignty…The Iroquois White Corn Project has also provided hundreds of people with our traditional heirloom food. Today, many communities recognize the value of returning to our traditional diet.”

 Friends of Ganondagan is committed to ensuring our Iroquois White Corn Project continues to promote food sovereignty through sustainable agriculture by growing, producing and sharing this culturally significant food while assisting to improve the physical and cultural health of the Haudenosaunee people.

 Your financial support is greatly needed to continue this important work to protect the sanctity of Iroquois White Corn and preserve ecologically sound, traditional farming and processing methods. With your help, Friends of Ganondagan will ensure that the next generation of Native American youth actively participate in the Iroquois White Project, engaging in cultural activities and linking traditional and contemporary lifeways.

 Please consider making a gift to Friends of Ganondagan in support of the Iroquois White Corn Project. If you make a gift to the Friends of Ganondagan by the end of the year, your contribution will preserve and protect the sanctity of Iroquois White Corn for current and future generations.

 

Nya: Wëh (Thank you),