Unity Island will be the site of the first Six Nations Unity Festival on Saturday.
Representatives from the Six Nations will host traditional Native American social dances, music, food and craft vendors and lacrosse games beginning at 9:30 a.m. There also will be a smoke dance competition, music by Ezra Stone and fireworks at dusk.
The festival on the newly renamed island off Niagara Street between the Niagara River and the Black Rock Canal is dedicated to the memory of Gary LeBorgne, a manager for the Tonawanda Braves lacrosse team. Admission is free. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited.