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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Monday, July 12 at 7 pm
Syracuse Stage
, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse map
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Listen in on an historic conversation that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Speakers: Chief Irving Powless, Jr. and Robert W. Venables

Chief Irving Powless, Jr. has been chief of the Onondaga Nation Beaver Clan for 40 years. He played a leading role in raising treaty obligations to state and federal officials and in having sacred objects and wampum belts returned to the Onondaga Longhouse from various museums . Chief Powless’ most recent publication is a chapter in The Treaty of Canandaigua 1794 (2000). He has appeared in several films, including “The Trail of Tears” (1970), “500 Nations” (1995) and “The Reawakening” (2005).

Robert W. Venables is a retired lecturer for Cornell University’s American Indian Studies Program, where his course in American Indian Studies attracted hundreds of students each year. The former curator of American Indian history at the Museum of the American Indian, Dr. Venables. most recent publication is the two volume set, American Indian History: Five Centuries of Conflict and Coexistence (2004). He is also edited The Six Nations of New York (1995).

The program is free and followed by a reception and the opportunity to participate in small discussion groups.

Series Co-Sponsors

Syracuse University: Chancellor’s Office, Religion, Anthropology, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Geography, History, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, 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