September 2019 Deyhontsigwa’ehs: The Creator’s Game

 

 

Deyhontsigwa’ehs: The Creator’s Game
Lacrosse Weekend 2019

4th Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival

Free, fun and entertaining for the whole family.

Saturday September 28-Sunday September 29, 2019
Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, New York
in the heart of Onondaga Nation Territory

Three exciting, simultaneous events:

Festival: Wooden lacrosse stick artisans, traditional Haudenosaunee crafters, Haudenosaunee dancing, Haudenosaunee speakers

Rand Hall Masters Wood Stick Lacrosse Tournament

Spirit Twins Box Lacrosse Clinic - Box clinic for 9-13 year olds.

The Haudenosaunee (Called “Iroquois” by colonists) are the originators and keepers of the game known today as “lacrosse.” Deyhontsigwa’ehs (“They Bump Hips,” in the Onondaga Language) goes back millennia and is also known as “The Creator’s Game” and the “Medicine Game” The Onondaga Nation is the “Central Fire” of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of six nations (Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora). The Haudenosaunee Confederacy was founded on the shore of Onondaga Lake –– now called Syracuse, NY. Over 1000 years ago. Deyhontsigwa’ehs played an integral role in establishing “The Great Law of Peace.” Today throughout Haudenosaunee territory the “Medicine Game” is still played in ceremony. The Festival is dedicated to re-establishing a Haudenosaunee presence back at Onondaga Lake where this game was originally played.

 

 

 

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

The Evidence of Christian Domination in U.S. Federal Indian Law, Sep 11, 2019 @5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, LeMoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13214, Reilley Room (4th floor of Reilly Hall). Steven Newcomb (Lenape, Shawnee), author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and co-producer of the 2015 documentary The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, will address the origins of federal Indian law and international law dating back to the early days of Western Christendom. This free event is sponsored by the Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection and Office of Mission Integration at Le Moyne College.

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.

Restoring Indigenous Relationships with Land, Saturday, September 14th, 2 PM, Ganondagan State Historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564. Neil Patterson Jr., a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation, will describe how indigenous peoples have unique relationships with the lands and waters of what is now called New York State. Admission - FREE

Ramapough Lenape Nation Native American Festival/Pow Wow, Sat and Sun, September 14 & 15, gates open at 11a to 6p, Grand Entry 12 Noon, Sally's Field, 1304 Sloatsburg Rd. Ringwood, N.J. 07456. Host: Drum Spirit of The Mountain

Living History, Saturday, September 21st, 10 AM - 4 PM, Ganondagan State Historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564. Immerse themselves in various aspects of Haudenosaunee culture. Admission: $8/Adults; $5/Members, Seniors & Students with ID; and FREE for ages 5 and younger. The entrance fee includes admission to the exhibits, film and gift shop at Seneca Art and Culture Center; tours of Seneca Bark Longhouse; and guided trail walks

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.

Tonto Revisited, Native American Stereotypes, Ongoing Temporary Exhibit, 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+

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MONTHLY:

NOON Steering Committee Open Meeting, Tuesday, September 17 , 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:

Hurricane disaster relief headed from Six Nations to Bahamas Six Nations business are responding to the Hurricane Dorian disaster by sending half a million dollars worth of immediate relief directly to Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands in The Bahamas.

Mark Charles - Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum - Independent presidential candidate, citizen of the Navajo Nation

Native American Presidential Forum

Pine Ridge Passes LGTBQ2S Equality Law

Indigenous news sources

Two Row Times

Rematriation Magazine

Lakota People's Law Project

Indian Country Today

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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:

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. A multigenerational 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

Restoring Our Food & Culture through the Natural World, Sunday, October 27, Ganondagan State Historical Site, 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY 14564. Join us with author Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer (Potawatomi) , and acclaimed chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi) for this exciting Indigenous food event, more details to come!

Spirit of the Harvest Cultural Celebration, November 9, 10 AM- 5 PM. SRC Arena & Events Center, Onondaga Community College,4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215. Haudenosaunee Artist & Crafts Show

Jacinta Hartman: Creation & Consequences of Boarding Schools, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM, Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. Hartman will discuss the creation and consequences of Native American Boarding Schools and Adoption Eras and their social, psychological, legal, and personal consequences. The purpose is to educate people on a subject that few Americans are aware of. Free and open to the public with a sliding scale donation admission charge.

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

Sullivan Clinton Campaign Panel Discussion, December 7th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, New York 13088. A panel discussion of the Native American experience during, and the consequences of, the Sullivan Clinton Campaign during the American Revolution. Panelists include Robert Venables, PhD (Senior Lecturer for Cornell University’s American Indian Studies Program), Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, PhD (Historian and scholar of Native American & Indigenous Studies), and Andrea Lynn Smith (professor of anthropology at Lafayette College in Easton, PA). Phil Arnold (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University) will facilitate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public with a sliding scale donation admission charge.

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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