Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Part II

A Collaborative Educational Series
bringing together the Central New York community, Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, Le Moyne College, Empire State College and others

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Lacrosse: The Creator's Game
Monday, April 5, 2010, 7 pm
Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse map

“When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations. The game is ingrained into our culture our system and our lives.”
– Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Jr

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Oren Lyons is a Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation Turtle clan and has been a clear, persistent and respected voice for the Onondaga, the Haudenosaunee and for Indigenous people throughout the world. He has been present at many of the most significant events for Indigenous people over the last four decades. Lyons was an All-American Lacrosse Goalie at SU in 1957 and 1958 and serves as Honorary Chairman of the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team.

Roy Simmons Jr. has dedicated much of his life to the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team as both player (1956-58) and coach (1971-1998). During his time at Syracuse, Roy led the team to 16 straight Final Fours and 6 NCAA national championships. In 2009 Roy was awarded the Tewaaraton Spirit Award which recognizes exemplary dedication to the sport of lacrosse as well as making a significant contribution to society.


Series Co-Sponsors
Syracuse University: Chancellor’s Office, Religion, Anthropology, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Geography, History, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Lions Club, Native American Students at Syracuse, Native American Student Program, Native American Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Program in the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, School of Education, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society, University College, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Future of Minority Studies @ SU and the Writing Program

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: President's Office, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, Environmental Studies Department, Kincentric

Other Educational Institutions: Le Moyne College, Center for Urban and Regional Applied Research (CURAR), Empire State College, Colgate University Native American Studies Program, Hamilton College Department of Religious Studies, Imagining America, Ithaca College Department of Anthropology & Native American Studies Program, Onondaga Community College, St. Lawrence University Native American Studies Program, SUNY Cortland, Upstate Medical University Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action and Multicultural Events Planning Committee and Wells College

Community co-sponsors: Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Indigenous Values Initiative, InterFaith Works and Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Syracuse Center of Excellence

For more information:
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, (315) 472-5478, noon@peacecouncil.net