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Support the Onondaga Nation's Quest for Justice

Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:00pm
412 Spencer St., Syracuse

Please join our gathering in support of our Onondaga neighbors as they bring their Land Rights Action to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (part of Organization of American States) as the next step in their quest for justice.

We will gather at Syracuse's Inner Harbor, where Onondaga Creek begins its final flow into Onondaga Lake. We will hear about the filing and offer our appreciations. If weather permits, those who wish to will walk to the Lake (about a mile).

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Connecting the Dots: The Onondaga Nation Land Rights Action Goes International

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by Jeanne Shenandoah, Onondaga Nation

“All men are born free and equal, in dignity and in rights, and, being endowed by nature with reason and conscience, they should conduct themselves as brothers one to another.”
- From the Preamble to the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, adopted in 1948 by the Ninth International Conference of American States in Bogotá, Colombia; the same meeting adopted the Charter of the Organization of American States and thereby created the Organization of American States.

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SPC in Action

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

Cornel West to Speak in Syracuse

We are thrilled to announce that activist/thinker Dr. Cornel West will be speaking in Syracuse on Sunday, April 27 at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30) at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse as part of  the National Spring Days of Actions Against Drones. Admission is free. His talk will focus on “Connecting the Dots: Racism, Poverty and Drones” and is organized by the Peace Council and Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.

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Reasserting Sovereignty: Onondaga Lake

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by Joe Heath

If you’ve been reading the newspaper headlines these days, everything seems rosy at Onondaga Lake. Some of the mercury and other hazardous chemicals are being dredged from the Lake; the Loop the Lake trail is moving forward (often right on top of industrial wastes); and an ambitious City-led Inner Harbor revitalization project has now been joined by an even more ambitious State-funded amphitheater project.

Honeywell’s “Clean-up” is No Clean-up

Thanksgiving Circle of Peace and Hope

Thu, Nov 28, 2013 10:00am
Willow Bay Picnic Area (North Shore of Onondaga Lake)

 

 

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Justice Delayed: US Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Onondaga Nation Appeal

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by Wendy Gonyea

The news took me by surprise as I held out the hope that we would have our day in court; truly, and we would have the opportunity to tell our land rights history in a national forum in the highest court in the land. I had envisioned our case being a unifying struggle for all our relatives across the land who have felt the sting of racist courts, who have been let down by a system routinely stacked against them because they—we—represent the conscience of American society. We are the survivors of generations of indigenous peoples who were placed here, who were pushed aside-and worse

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Allies Respond to Supreme Court Land Rights Decision

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by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation

Editor's note: This piece was originally published as a Letter to the Editor in the Post-Standard.

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Two Row Wampum Travels the Hudson

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by Andy Mager

The Two Row Wampum trek down the River Which Flows Both Ways (also called the Hudson) was a truly remarkable journey. It was the centerpiece of the year-long Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign.

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Two Row Wampum Campaign Prepares to Hit the Water

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by Andy Mager

Over two years ago, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation began discussions with the Onondaga Council of Chiefs about a major effort to mark the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty, the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans. Collectively we developed a vision for taking the Two Row throughout New York State and beyond, to bring the Onondaga Nation’s vision for healing between our peoples and between humans and Mother Earth to many thousands of people.

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The Two Row: A Mutually Rewarding Relationship

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by Freida Jacques

The purpose of the Two Row Renewal Campaign is to help the Citizens of NYS realize that we the people of the Haudenosaunee and specifically the Onondaga Nation can have a mutually rewarding relationship. This relation based on respect for each of our cultures, our governments, our spiritual ways. This concept reflected by the two purple lines of wampum against the white wampum beads.  The white being the river of Life, which we both depend.

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