March 2018 - Native Arts & Crafts Festival



Native Arts & Crafts Festival

Rescheduled from late month

Saturday, March 17th & Sunday, March 18th, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Admission: Donation at the Door

Tsha' Hon'ninyen'dakhwa – Onondaga Nation Arena

Live Musical Performances: Corn Bread, Irv Lyons, Joe Elm and Others

Native Vendors & Crafters, Informational Speakers, Traditional Foods, Raffles,

Basket Auctions and much more.

All proceeds to benefit the Onondaga Athletic Club.




NOON acknowledges that we are on the territory of the Onondaga Nation, counsel fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

We are thankful for their stewardship of our environment.



Syracuse City Schools Forum on Commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, March 12, Monday, 5:30 pm, Westside Academy at Blodgett, 312 Oswego St, Syracuse, NY 13204. Over the past year a group of Syracuse City School students, teachers and community members have spoken to the Syracuse City School Board about why they support a change in the school calendar from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. As part of the school board's deliberations, they have scheduled a forum on the issue. Please attend, share your thoughts on this proposed change and support the Syracuse City School District in joining the scores of other school districts, towns, cities and states which have made this change.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, March 15, 6-7:30 PM, Panasci Chapel, Le Moyne College. Author Heather Ann Thompson will be joined by special guest Joseph J. Heath, Esq., Onondaga Nation General Counsel, who provided her with assistance in researching her book.

A SUSTAINABLE WORLD OF EQUALITY AND PEACE, Tuesday, March 27th, 7:00 to 8:30 PM., Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. Together the women explore the impact that Haudenosaunee women, living in absolute equality, had on Euro-American women, who lost all their rights, even their legal existence, when they married.

Haudenosaunee Influence on the Women’s Rights Movement: Then & Now, April 18, 2018, 6-9pm, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106, 435 West 116th St, NYC, $20. Indigenous women leaders as well as non-Native feminist activists will tell the story of how the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy served as the inspiration for early feminists. This event is a fundraiser for the American Indian Law Alliance


NOON Steering Committee Open Meeting, Tuesday, March 13, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY. Since new people often have a lot of questions, we recommend contacting Carol Baum, Syracuse Peace Council Staff, or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Volunteer, before the meeting.


Please Sign & Share this important petition against the name of the 'Iroquois Beer' by Community Beer Works of Buffalo, NY. This is an insult and unacceptable!

"Dreamers Must be Protected - as Indigenous Peoples Were Not," by Betty Lyons, President of the American Indian Law Alliance, was published today in The Guardian.

HONOR NATIVE LAND: A GUIDE AND CALL TO ACKNOWLEDGMENT (*The USDAC is not a government agency.) calls on all individuals and organizations to open public events and gatherings with acknowledgment of the traditional Native inhabitants of the land. Is you group or organization doing this yet?

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained in Teen Vogue Magazine reiterates the same call.

American Indian Social Dance and Oneida Rapper were celebrated on the Hamilton College campus. The event was organized by the Shenandoah-Kirkland Initiative (SKI) and sponsored by Student Assembly and the Chaplaincy SKI was inspired by the troublesome history behind the college to recall the unfulfilled promise made over 200 years ago when the college was first founded that the school would be a way for members of the college and the Oneida community would live with and learn alongside one another. SKI hopes to now revitalize this relationship.


Decolonizing’ Roller Derby Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge

Court Case If successful a British Columbia supreme court ruling could give  tens of thousands Native American's in the U.S. new rights to hunt in Canada. 

Redhawk Native American Arts Council is dedicated to educating the public and breaking stereotypes by presenting the traditions and culture of Native People from across North, South, Central America, the Caribbean and the Polynesian Islands.


WITNESS TO INJUSTICE: UNRAVELING HISTORIC NATIVE & U.S. RELATIONS. This inter-active group exercise is a 1 ½ hour teaching tool that uses participatory education to raise awareness of the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States. Through the use of meaningful quotes, and blankets that represent part of Turtle Island (the Western Hemisphere), we explore this shared history that most people rarely learn in traditional settings. We engage in a conversation about the European colonization of Turtle Island in order to deepen our understanding of the denial of Indigenous peoples' nationhood throughout U.S. History. NOON is offering this exercise to groups, organizations, schools and churches. A good will offering to support NOON's work is appreciated. If you would like additional information or to schedule a time for a presentation, contact Cindy Squillace.

The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code film is premised on Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, a book based on two decades of research by Shawnee, Lenape scholar Steven T. Newcomb. Available to borrow. Contact Carol Baum via email or phone 315-472-5478

Standing on Sacred Ground Videos. Each of the 4 episodes is 60 min. Pilgrims and Tourists, Profit and Loss, Fire and Ice and Islands of Sanctuary. If you have a group of friends or know an organization that would like to view any of these films, please contact Carol Baum via email or phone 3154725478.