November 19, 2013 - THANKSGIVING CIRCLE of PEACE


10 am on Thanksgiving morning, November 28 at Willow Bay, Onondaga Lake Park

For six years, Onondaga people and allies have gathered together on the shore of Onondaga Lake to express thanks for the goodness of the Earth and to each other for our ongoing friendship, as we work side-by-side in peace and hope for healing, justice and environmental restoration. This event draws more participants every year and is a very moving and inspiring experience. Please join us, dress for the weather, light refreshments.

This year’s circle is particularly poignant given the US Supreme Court’s recent denial to review the lower court’s dismissal of the Onondaga Nation’s Land Rights Action. As Joseph Heath, attorney for the Nation stated, “The struggle for healing and justice will continue; and this is no longer a land rights case–it is a land rights movement. It is time to admit these historic harms; and it is time for justice, time for healing.” NOON will continue to be an important part of that process.



November 21, Thursday, 7-8:15 – New Yorkers Against Fracking, Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215. Join us for discussion/report back about the I-81 pipeline organizing, plan for the State of the State, and a Map our Network workshop! We will also be discussing our initial plans for the Spring and Summer since Cuomo just announced he'll have a decision on fracking before election time 2014.We have until December 4th to submit comments to the DEC on the Liquid Natural Gas facility regulations! Don't forget to continue commenting on them here:


December 7, Saturday, 10-5, & December 8, Sunday, 11-5, Syracuse Peace Council's 43rd Annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival, Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
$2-5 sliding scale. Under 16 and over 65 FREE


December 7, Saturday, Two Row Wampum End of Year Celebration. Dinner 6 pm, Program and Haudenosaunee Social Dancing 7 pm, Lafayette Jr.-Sr. High School, 3122 Rt. 11, LaFayette, NY 13084. Please RSVP for the dinner.The event is free and open to the public. Share food, discuss the Two Row Wampum Campaign, discuss ideas for continuing the work and join in Haudenosaunee Social Dancing!


December 14th, Saturday, 10 am to 5pm - From the Earth Arts & Crafts Festival, Onondaga Nation School. There will be more than 40 artists and craftsman from all the Six Nations, including silver jewelry, beaded jewelry, pottery, soapstone sculpture, leather work, weaving, and paintings. There will be Traditional Native food, as well as, baked goods and other lunch items. The event benefits the Onondaga Nation School Parent, Teacher, Student (PTS). Free parking at the school and at the Onondaga Nation Health Center just south of the school. Free entry but donations welcomed.


December 17 - Doctrine of Discovery Study Group, 7 pm. At the home of Sue & Paul Eiholzer, 4178 Coye Rd, Jamesville, 492-2684.

January 14 - NOON Steering Committee Meeting, 7-8:30 pm, Syracuse Peace Council, next 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 , or Sue Eiholzer, NOON Activist (315-492-2684315-492-2684 , before the meeting.



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