Haudenosaunee Lives

By Wendy Gonyea Onondaga Nation We are the Haudenosaunee, meaning “People of the Longhouse.” Newcomers to this land called us the Five Nations or the Iroquois. We are the descendants of an ancient Confederation born on the shores of Onondaga Lake where our ancestors accepted a of peace and formed a democracy with Chiefs, Clanmothers…

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Full Circle

By Dr. Robert Spiegelman Independent Scholar Founder of Thenandnow.us and Sullivanclinton.com Dispossession is a continuum of practices that range from scorched earth campaigns to lawmaking and treaty negotiations. Today, such practices of uprooting Seven Generations peoples have come full circle. And, as a result, we stand at a perilous threshold that didn’t emerge just overnight.…

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Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake – The Blue Eye of the Haudenosaunee Country By Eglute Trinkauske Hamilton College People from the Onondaga Nation and members of NOON, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation gathered in a circle at Onondaga Lake Park on Thanksgiving morning, November, 2008. Cool autumn sun illuminated the beauty of Onondaga Lake. Naked trees hugged oblong…

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The Creator’s Game at Onondaga

By Kent Lyons Onondaga Nation “As the power of Lacrosse weaves throughout the very essence of Haudenosaunee men on a spiritual, physical and social level, each player, becomes identified, in all that he does, by the discipline and strength of his game.” The words of this text are taken directly from the teachings of the…

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Haudenosaunee Meets NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner

Haudenosaunee Meets NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner By Wendy Gonyea Onondaga Nation A delegation of Haudenosaunee representatives recently traveled to Albany to meet with the NYS DEC Commissioner, Peter Grannis. The issue for discussion was man’s latest intrusion upon our earth, hydro-fracking, and the damage it can bring to our environment. Hydro-fracking is a…

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Value Change for Survival

By Phil Arnold Syracuse University Celebrating its 40th year in 1985 the United Nations established the GLOBAL FORUM OF SPIRITUAL AND PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS ON HUMAN SURVIVAL. This forum was charged to promote dialog between religious and political leaders in order to turn the tide of the growing environmental crisis. Forum conversations and deliberations were dedicated…

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2014 Doctrine of Discovery Event

Doctrine of Christian Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next? Saturday 24 May 2014 Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center (formerly St. Marie Among the Iroquois), Onondaga Lake Park 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088 Conference description: From initial contact over 520 years ago, Indigenous leaders have brought into discussion the insidious role that Christianity has played…

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