Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future
by Andy Mager
From spirituality to "Indian" law, from sovereignty
to healing the earth, from visionary women to participatory dancing-Central
New Yorkers will have an unprecedented learning opportunity this coming year.
The Onondaga Nation and their Land Rights Action will be the focus of a year-long series of educational programs starting on February 27. "Onondaga Land Rights and Our Common Future" features a series of programs-approximately every month-at Syracuse Stage (820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse). Presenters will include Onondagas and other Haudenosaunee people, scholars and activists.
Initiated by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), the series is a major collaboration, involving over 20 departments and organizations at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF, the Inter-Religious Council of CNY, First UU Social Justice Committee, the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and the Syracuse Cultural Workers.
The series hopes to draw significant attendance from wide sectors of the Syracuse community. The programs are designed to educate Central New Yorkers about the Onondaga Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the background to their claims for land and the specifics of the Onondaga Land Rights Action.
"We're thrilled by the breadth of the program, the speakers we'll be bringing and the visibility for the issues which we hope to flow from the events," notes SU Women's Studies Director Linda Alcoff, one of the organizers.
The free programs begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. The full schedule follows and is available at www.peacecouncil.net/noon. PNL subscribers can share this information by posting the enclosed flier in a public spot.
For more information, or to help, contact Andy at the Peace Council office.
All events start at 7 pm at Syracuse Stage (unless otherwise noted)
Monday, February 27, 2006