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

DVDs of the previous series (2006) are available for purchase or to view online.

Media Coverage

Monday, February 8, 2010
Opening Event: Brighten the Chain: Treaty Commitments (Reports, photos, video...)
Showing of the DVD "Brighten the Chain" followed by reflections from: Jake Edwards, Joe Heath, Sid Hill, Audrey Shenandoah, Jeanne Shenandoah, Stephanie Waterman and others

Monday, March 1, 2010 @ Le Moyne College (Grewen Auditorium) map
From the "Doctrine of Discovery" to International Recognition of Rights (Reports, photos, video...)
Speakers: Phil Arnold, John Dieffenbacher-Krall and Tonya Gonella Frichner

Monday, April 5, 2010
Lacrosse: The Creator's Game (Reports, photos, video...)
Speakers: Oren Lyons and Roy Simmons II

Monday, April 19, 2010
Sacred Waters: The Onondaga Nation's Vision for the Future of Onondaga Lake (Reports, photos, video...)
Speakers: Jake Edwards, Henry Lickers and a panel of community respondents

Monday, April 26, 2010
Sacred Waters Part II: The Danger of Hydrofracking (Reports, photos, video...)
Speakers: Freida Jacques, Helen Slottje and Denise Waterman

Monday, May 24, 2010
The Influence of Haudenosaunee Women (Reports, photos, video...)
Speakers: Jeanne Shenandoah and Sally Roesch Wagner

Monday, June 14, 2010
The Ground Beneath Your Feet is Sacred: Haudenosaunee Cultural Resource Protection
Speakers: Peter Jemison and Jack Rossen

Monday, July 12, 2010
Two Row Wampum and the Covenant Chain of Treaties
Speakers: Irving Powless, Jr. and Robert W. Venables

Friday, September 24, 2010 at Empire State College, 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse map
Native People in Popular Culture, Stereotypes and Mascots
Speakers: Suzan Harjo and Michael Taylor

Monday, October 4, 2010
The Great Law of Peace

Speakers: Tom Porter (Mohawk), Audrey Shenandoah (Onondaga) and Jack Manno

Monday, October 25, 2010
Onondaga Land Rights: Progress for Mother Earth
Speakers: Joe Heath and Tadadaho Sid Hill (Onondaga)

Monday, November 8, 2010
Finding Common Ground: Indigenous and Western Approaches to
Healing our Land and Waters

Speakers: Robin Kimmerer (Potawatomi) and Rick Hill (Tuscarora)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at the Onondaga Nation School, Rt. 11A
Closing Celebration and Cultural Sharing
Featuring the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers

Series Co-Sponsors

Syracuse University: Chancellor’s Office, Religion, Anthropology, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Geography, Hendricks Chapel, 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