1:15 – 2:00 pm

SESSION ONE: Storytelling and Skill Building

The Haudenausenee and the Story of the Peacemaker

This workshop will begin with a brief, accurate historical overview of the Haudenosaunee People, followed by the story of the Peacemaker and Tedadaho, which describes how the Haudenosaunee People found peace during a time of warring and unrest among the Nations.

Workshop Goal: The goal of the workshop is to inspire participants with a message of peace through storytelling, a sacred process of teaching for the Haudenosaunee People.


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Ronalyn Pollack serves as the Executive Director of the Native American Cultural Center in Rochester, New York. Previously, she worked as a Forgiveness Coach utilizing the healing power of forgiveness to transform lives, while incorporating the seven generations concept into her work. She is an Adjunct Professor at Monroe Community College and has taught in the Health and Physical Education Department for over 10 years. Her background also includes being a holistic health coach, while having 12+ years’ experience as a social worker in the early part of her career. Ronnie is a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, in Ontario, Canada, but currently resides in Rochester, New York. Working with Indigenous peoples in the area of forgiveness is something that is sacred and personal to her heart, as she desires to see all Nations heal.