Steve Henhawk harvesting heritage beans

Students in a new class in the Cayuga Nation language are learning that much of the language of the indigenous people, whose traditional territory is now home to Cornell’s Ithaca campus, is connected to nature. Many lessons revolve around the planting cycle, and students engage with a traditional Cayuga garden planted at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Read more in the October 10 Cornell Chronicle article “New Cayuga language class focuses on nature, culture.”

View this three-minute video with class instructor, Stephen Henhawk, to learn more about the class.