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June Event

Benefit for Kanatsiohareke, June 19, 2015, 7:00 PM, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 E Genesee St, Syracuse, New York 13214

Mohawk Elder Tom Porter will open the event with a Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address and offer a talk. Music will be provided by Henness Porter (Tom's son) and Joanne Bakeman and Mark Hoffman, with special guest Sandy Bigtree.

We'll have refreshments, a silent auction and a 50/50 Raffle. All proceeds will benefit the traditional Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community near Fonda, NY.

A sliding scale donation of $10-100 will be accepted at the door, but no one will be turned away.

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Organized by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation with co-sponsorship by the Green Sanctuary/Social Justice Committee of May Memorial.


About NOON

The goals are to:

  • Promote understanding of  and respect for the Onondaga Nation, as well as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and all indigenous peoples.
  • Provide accurate information about the Onondaga Nation and their current issues of concern, such as their Land Rights Action.
  • Challenge racism towards the Onondaga, Haudenosaunee and all indigenous peoples through education, building relationships, and encouraging shared experiences between the people of our Nations.
  • Support and collaborate with the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in their initiatives to promote environmental healing and restore respectful relationships between the governments of our respective Nations.
  • Advocate at all levels of our government for just and fair treatment of the Onondaga and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, including clear recognition of their sovereignty.
  • Work for the full implementation of the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Get Involved
Please show your support of our neighbors, the Onondagas:

  • Sign NOON's solidarity statement
  • Educate yourself and others with background materials
  • Write a letter to the editor of the Post-Standard, Syracuse New Times and other publications
  • Request a presentation by NOON at your faith community/school/community organization, or organize a house party
  • Attend a craft fair or public cultural event on the Onondaga Nation
  • Get involved with NOON; complete our Get Involved form (PDF) and sent it back to us
  • Speak up in every day conversation that the issue is acknowledgement of land rights and justice; listen to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and then express your support, knowledge and experience to correct misconceptions, increase understanding and dispel fears
  • Clarify that the people of the Onondaga Nation have stated that they will not evict anyone remind others that no one has ever been evicted because of a land claim; emphasize the focus of redress by the Onondagas on the environment which we all share.