Snowsnake 2014 a Resounding Success

Posted 14/03/06 in NEWS

The Woodland Cultural Centre hosted its 21st Snowsnake Tournament on February 22-23, 2014.  However, this was the Centre's 40th attempt to hold the Snowsnake Tournament, which began in 1974 - talk about Global Warming! 

Two days of gaming, gamesmanship, skill, food, and fun was capped off with the players' dinner on Sunday evening; where the trophies, prize money, and awards were handed out by the Centre's Acting Executive Director, Amos Key Jr.

The winners for this year's tournament were:

Kindergarten - Grade 1   Grayson Skye (Six Nations)

Grade 2 - 3   Bodee Henry (Six Nations)

Grade 4 - 6   Teegan Henry (Six Nations)

Grade 7 - 8  Tate Curry (Cattarugus)

Grade 9 - 10  Shane Henry (Six Nations)

Men's Mudcat  Onondaga Team (Syracuse)  Kevin Powless, Shannon Booth, Roger Cook, Jerrad John, LloydElm, Jeff Powless, Ed Shenadoah

Men's Longsnake 1st Class  Powless Team (Six Nations) Oliver Powless, Haye Powless, Jum Powless

Men's Longsnake 2nd Class  Hill Team (Six Nations) Obes Hill, Howard Hill, Cam Hill, Danny Vyse

Men's Longsnake 3rd Class  Onondaga Team (Syracuse)  Kevin Powless, Shannon Booth, Roger Cook, Jerrad John, LloydElm, Jeff Powless, Ed Shenadoah

The Woodland Cultural Centre would like to thank all the players, teams, and spectators who came out for the tournmanet.  Of special note - Nya:weh to the track makers, Floyd Harris and crew.  Also a very special nya:weh to Floyd's wife, Beth Harris, who contacted teams far and wide, sold snowsnakes in the museum, and brought in and shared her scrapbooks and knowledge on the many years of Snowsnake at Woodland and throughout Haudenosaunee territory.  Nye:weh also to Family Traditions catering and Virgie General for offering traditional food throughout the tournament and preparing a wonderful player's meal on Sunday.  And, as always, a very big nya:weh to the Woodland Cultural Centre staff for all their efforts in producing another stellar event - Paula Whitlow, Tara Froman, Naomi Johnson, Bill Green, Joan Greenbird, Ivan Bomberry, and Angie Monture - without all of you, cultural traditions such as snowsnake would not be as healthy as they remain.