April 12, 2014 - Support the Onondaga Nation's Quest for Justice


Thursday, April 17, 5-6 pm

Syracuse Inner Harbor

412 Spencer St, Syracuse, NY map


The Onondaga Nation is seeking assistance from the international community in their quest for justice through their Land Rights Action. They are filing a petition with the Inter--‐American Commission on Human Rights, part of the Organization of American States, on Tuesday, April 15th in Washington, D.C. They are seeking a just and fair hearing, so far denied to them in the United States courts, on the merits of their position.

NOON supports the Onondaga Nation in this action, the next step in their quest for justice. We continue to appreciates their unique spiritual, cultural and historic relationship to the land and the important lessons they continually share with our community. The work to heal our relationships and the environment continues.

Please join us in appreciation, support and celebration of the Onondaga Nation!

For more information contact Carol at carol(at)peacecouncil.net or 315.472.5478315.472.5478  or Sue at rsue@twcny.rr.com or 315.492.2684315.492.2684 .

 Also, our Onondaga friends have invited supporters to join them in front of the White House at 11 am in Washington, DC on April 15 as they file their petition. NOON is organizing transportation from Syracuse. We will leave very early the morning of Tuesday, April 15 (around 2 am) and return after the event. We'll finalize the details based on how many people are coming. Please join us!


Don’t lump all indigenous people together. Each nation or tribe has its own customs, history, language, spirituality and treaties. It is as inaccurate to discuss totem poles and teepees when discussing the arrival of the Pilgrims in the Northeast as using Swedish cultural examples when discussing Italy.

Kay Olan, Mohawk/Wolf Clan


Community Survey for Skä·noñh - Great Law of Peace Center is in the process of collecting community input from a wide community of people about the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center. Below is a link and it would be a great help in the development of the site if you could take a few minutes to fill it out.


If you would like to be on the Great Law of Peace list serve, contact Phil Arnold at pparnold@syr.edu



April 22, 6pm-9pm, Ganondagan Earth Day - Foodie Fundraiser, Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY. Highlights of the evening include hands-on kitchen demonstrations, an Iroquois White Corn tasting menu, educational presentations and amazing silent auction items, including an in-home chef experience with WCC chef Jeff McClean that includes a Trader Joe's gift card and wine basket. Ticket for this fundraiser are $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website at: http://www.ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Earth-Day-Foodie-Fundraiser call us (585) 742-1690 or mail a check to Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564.


May 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm From the Earth Arts and Crafts Show, hosted by the Onondaga Nation School PTS,, Onondaga Nation School (located on rte. 11a ), food ~ music friends - jewelry- sculptures- baskets -paintings – beadwork. Free admission – donations accepted – free extra parking available in the health center parking lot


May 28, 7:30pm Sierra Club, University United Methodist Church on East Genesee St. Aimee Clinkhammer, the Onondaga Lake Watershed Coordinator, will be presenting, for discussion, her update to the State of the Lake, which will become the Watershed Coordinator's report for the entire watershed. This will be informational, not an official public hearing. It will present a wealth of information and give some background on the current and future "cleanup" possibilities.


April 15 - Doctrine of Discovery Study Group will not be held this month. Please join the discussion in May.

April 23 - Shaleshock CNY, 6 pm, Community Room, Onondaga Free Library. Meeting on local anti-hydrofracking efforts. Anyone interested in learning more about this organizing in CNY or to connect to these efforts is encouraged to attend. shaleshockcny.org/index.html

May13 - NOON Steering Committee Meeting, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, open meeting. Since new people often have a lot of questions, we recommend talking with Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council Staff (315-472-5478315-472-5478 , carol@peacecouncil.net) or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Volunteer (315-492-2684315-492-2684 , rsue@twcny.rr.com) before the meeting.


More information will be provided on these events as it becomes available.


May 18, Sunday Onondaga Lake Park's West Shore Trail Extension Opening.


May 24-25, 2014 Doctrine of Christian Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next? First annual conference in Onondaga Nation Territory, Syracuse, NY, (Immediately following the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, NYC)


June 21, 1-3 PM, Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change Workshop, Skä·noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, Syracuse, NY


June 28-29, 10 am- 6 pm, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival, Fonda, NY


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