Holy Shenanigans

Hope & Healing in the Seneca Nation with Suzanne John Blacksnake

May 09, 2023 Tara Lamont Eastman Episode 140
Holy Shenanigans
Hope & Healing in the Seneca Nation with Suzanne John Blacksnake
Show Notes

Special Guest Suzanne John Blacksnake, member of the Seneca Nation (Deer Clan) and Elder from Jimersontown Presbyterian Church.  In Episode 140 of Holy Shenanigans Podcast, Suzanne shares the history of Seneca peoples, their complex relationship with Presbytery of WNY - as well as ways her church (Jimersontown Presbyterian Church) is working for healing and a hopeful future.  

She resides on the Allegany territory and grew up on the Allegany territory, later moving to Buffalo to attend Medaille College where she received my Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She later attended St. Bonaventure School counselor program and received her Masters. Currently she is retired from Salamanca City Central School district in 2016. 

Suzanne has  one daughter and 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 2 to 21 years old. She enjoy playing piano, cooking and spending time with her family.

Gratitude to Suzanne John Blacksnake for her generosity to share her personal story, to the Seneca Nation for ongoing opportunities to learn and build healthy relationships, and Jimersontown Presbyterian Church for their community caring work. To learn more, visit their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906975910444578

Thanks to Ian Eastman for sound editing.

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