The traditional Cayuga People want to have a safe place to learn their language and cultural responsibilities for years to come. We need a place to process our food for the year, and a place to practice traditional songs and dances. Us Traditional Cayugas are looking out for the next seven generations that will live and grow to learn our traditional Gayogohó:nǫ' way of life on our own homelands here at Cayuga Lake. Us traditional Cayugas once had this but On February 22, 2020 We traditional Cayuga people woke up to a world of disaster. Our school
House where we learned our language and cultural responsibilities was destroyed. Us traditional people want to rebuild and come back stronger than before. We need help because not only was the school house destroyed but so was our store, daycare, sugar shack, and cannery that was helping to sustain our traditional community. We aim to bring our traditional ways back to our children as it was once taken from our ancestors in ways imaginable. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated in our time of need.
Our garden that was demolished with the school house
Our drums and rattles made in the school house