The festival will begin with a traditional Opening Address, delivered in Mohawk and English by Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter, who positions with the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs and is the spokesman and spiritual leader of the Mohawk community of Kanatsiohareke. Tom will end the day with a Closing Address at 6PM.

The two featured storytellers for the event, Perry Ground (Onondaga) and Kay Olan (Mohawk) will perform twice throughout the day.