Sculpture for peace: Artwork planned to honor Natives

PHOTO PROVIDEDAn early sketch by nationally-recognized Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago shows Sky Woman and the Three Sisters, all key roles in the Mohawk Creation Story. If funding permits, sculptures of these women may be added to a turtle sculpture that Smoke Santiago is now creating for the City of Plattsburgh's harborside area at Peace Point Park. A working group of of 13 Mohawk and non-Native people have been planning the project for months. They are now seeking grant and community donations to help support the project and its future phases, like adding these figures and educational panels.