Indigenous People's Day

Joanne Shenandoah
“Matriarch of Indigenous Music”

September 26, 2022

(Auburn, NY.) Women March in Seneca Falls’22 and Central NY NOW proudly announce plans for a memorial benefit concert on October 10, 2022 to honor the life and legacy of Grammy winner, Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) who returned to Skyworld last year.

The concert, scheduled for INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ Day at Auburn Public Theater, is located on original Indigenous (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois) territory in Central New York.

The tribute, featuring Joanne’s dear friends and family members, includes performing artists: Irv Lyons, Jr and The Light (Oneida Nation); soulful vocals by world-renown singer/songwriter Pura Fe (Tuscarora/Taino); LA recording artist, actor & humanitarian, Joanelle Romero (Apache/Dinétah/Paiute); Joanne’s performing partners: her sister, Diane and daughter, Leah (Oneida Nation); and Sherri Waterman-Hopper’s Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers (Onondaga Nation).

CONCERT TICKETS/ON SALE NOW: General Admission ($50) and VIP ($75)
Proceeds to benefit the Joanne Shenandoah Family.

EVENT SUPPORT: Auburn Public Theater; Cayuga Community College; Central NY National Organization for Women; Dr. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus; Le Moyne College; Women March in Seneca Falls; Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning, Inc; Wells College.
Tax-deductible DONATIONS to: Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning, Inc (memo line: Jo S Family Benefit), Box 685, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

Inquiries: Melina Carnicelli,

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