Climate Crisis: A Call to Action Community Panel

 

 

Climate Crisis: A Call to Action


Community Panel


Sunday, August 25, 2019, at 3 p.m.


275 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse


Free and open to the public

Our home and our communities are at great risk due to continued imperialist practices, capitalist industry, and over consumption of resources. We must react aggressively to stem the environmental destruction that has reached a crisis due to climate change. This means utilizing all forms of knowledge to create a future worth living in, especially traditional ecological knowledge fostered for generations by indigenous communities. In central New York, we are fortunate to be neighbors of strong community leaders and members among the Onondaga and other sovereign nations. The wisdom that is kept by the original inhabitants of the land must be included in any solutions that prevent the utter destruction of our ecological health in any part of the world.

Please join together with your community on August 25th to join the fight against environmental destruction due to the climate crisis. This panel discussion aims to be a starting point for any community member to begin in earnest their fight against climate collapse. Effects such as mass human migration, unpredictable and extreme weather events, food sovereignty collapse, water source degradation, topsoil nutrient deficiency, and others are hurting people across the world and in the US. We must come together to learn, organize, and prevent any more destruction of our precious ecosystems and to protect human lives.

This special event is organized by the Zen Center of Syracuse, hosted by CNY Rise, and co-sponsored by Syracuse Peace Council and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, and Interfaith Works of CNY. The panel discussion will feature leaders in environment, climate, and community: Mark Lowery, Assistant Director at NYS DEC Office of Climate Change; Freida Jacques, Clan Mother of the Onondaga Nation; Jim D'Aloisio, representing the Climate Change Awareness and Action Group; Rhea Jezer, environmental educator and policy advisor; and Lucia Oliva Hennelly, Community Development Manager at the Climate Advocacy Lab.

A musical performance by Dylan Gilbert will introduce the program. Representatives of local climate action and community activism groups will be available to connect with after the panel discussion. The event will be held at CNY Rise, across the street from the Zen Center of Syracuse, at 275 W. Seneca Turnpike. It is free and open to all members of the public. Bring your neighbors! The stability and health of our climate cannot wait.

 

 

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.

 

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EVENTS

Tonto Revisited, Native American Stereotypes, Opening Thursday, August 1st, Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088.For generations, the portrayal of Native Americans has been one of the menacing warriors wielding tomahawks, knives and bows and arrows. This imagery was found in posters, advertisements, toys, sports logos and more. On their own, these items can seem harmless, however, when put together, the destructive nature of the imagery is apparent. Tom Huff’s collection of stereotypical “Indian Kitch,” brought together in one exhibit, will help to dispel the myths surrounding Native Americans and encourage a new understanding of Indigenous peoples. Admission: $5+

Educators' Day, August 9, Ganondagan State historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564

Echoes of Tradition:Artist Demonstration, Saturday, August 10, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Seneca artist Adrian John demonstrates the construction of water drums and cow horn rattles.

Echoes of Tradition:Artist Workshop, Sunday, August 11, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Stone carving workshop with artist Adrian John.All materials will be provided but feel free to bring tools, stone, works in progress, etc.Open to ages 13 to adult.Cost of$60 includes materials. To register for this event please email us at: info@iroquoismuseum.org or call(518) 296-8949.

Echoes of Tradition:Artist Demonstration, Saturday, August 17, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Cayuga artist Dan Hill demonstrates the process of creating traditionally-inspired silver brooches.

Storytelling Under the Full Moon & Stars, August 16, Ganondagan State historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564

Campfire and Legends with Dave Fadden, August 17th, Sat 7:30 PM, Six Nations Indian Museum, Onchiota, New York.

"A Walk Through the Creator's Garden", August 17, Ganondagan State historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564

Echoes of Tradition:Iroquois Social Dancers, Saturday, August 24, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Haudenosaunee Dancers

38th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival, Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1, 10am– 5pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Join us for a weekend packed with fun events the whole family can enjoy! This event features an Iroquois Art Market, Iroquois dancers, food vendors, storytelling, a children's craft station, and more!Learn more about this event.

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MONTHLY:

NOON Steering Committee Open Meeting, Tuesday, August 20th , 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. NOTE: Change to 3rd Tues

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FYI:

 
Six Nations Indian Museum chosen one of the 10 Best Native American Museums in the United States

This Land Pod Cast 1839 assassination of a Cherokee leader and a 1999 murder case – two crimes nearly two centuries apart provide the backbone to an upcoming 2019 Supreme Court decision that will determine the fate of five tribes and nearly half the land in Oklahoma.

The Dawes Act is a key element of understanding issues in the court case discussed in This Land pod cast.

Good or Bad? Indian Reorganization Act Turns 75 published in Huff Post in is a good article by Tim Giago, an Oglala Lakota, on the IRA which also is key to the court case in the pod cast. June, 2019 marked the 85th anniversary.

Six Nations Indian Museum A close up view of the incredibly detailed work that went into creating a small birch bark basket. These Wyandotte baskets, with dyed moose hair embroidery, were donated by the Two Bears Longhouse Council to the Museum. Also pictured, a pair of brain tanned leggings with beautiful quill work, donated by Ken Mynter

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NOON RESOURCES:

WITNESS TO INJUSTICE: UNRAVELING HISTORIC NATIVE & U.S. RELATIONS. This inter-active group exercise is a 2 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 315-472-5478.

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SAVE THE DATE:

Doctrine of Discovery, Film and Lecture, Steven Newcomb,(Shawnee/Lenape), Thursday, September 12th, 7 – 9 pm, Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. Recognized, leading Indigenous scholar who has studied and educated about the doctrine of Christian discovery for decades.

Wooden Stick Festival, Sunday, September 29, 9 am-5 PM, 6700 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY 13088.

Life, Legacy and Stories of Chief Irving Powless Jr, Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm, Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. Everyone is invited to share remembrances and stories of the life, work, and wisdom of Chief Irving Powless, Jr., Beaver Clan. His friends and family will share their stories of Irv and everyone who knew him is welcome to join in. Irv was a teacher, a historian and story-teller, a LaCrosse Player, a humorist, a WW2 US Navy Veteran, a lover of life and tireless fighter for justice for the Onondaga and all Indigenous peoples. The sliding scale admission, allows the center to host more events like this.

Opening Reception:Women of Influence, Saturday, October 12, 1pm– 4pm, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Meet some of the artists who contributed to the Honoring quilt and learn about the inspiration and aspirations for this project.

Make & Take Quilt Block Workshop, Saturday, October 19, Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092. Amultigenerational quilting workshop! Construct your own honoring quilt blocks and connect them together to create a mini-wall hanging.

Scary Stories, October 25, Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum), 82 W Hetzel St, Salamanca, NY 14779

Spooktacular Family Fun Day, October 26, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum), 82 W Hetzel St, Salamanca, NY 14779

Holiday Fine Art's Market and Art Show, November 30, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum), 82 W Hetzel St, Salamanca, NY 14779

The Earth and Other Blessings, Tuesday, December 17th, 7 pm, Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. Readings and Songs from the Book of Blessings and Poems by Jack Manno, Earth Blessing Directed by Danan Tsan.The sliding scale admission allows the center to host more events like this.

Ohiyo' Social Pow Wow. A 3 day long Winter Social Powwow with dance competitions for all ages, December, Ganondagan State historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564.

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