This 400th anniversary campaign, carried out throughout 2013, is finished. The work to honor treaties with Native Nations and protect the Earth continues. Learn more, or join in that work: contact the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Neetopk Keetopk (Hudson Valley), Onondaga Canoe and Kayak Club or Two Row Paddle down the Grand (2016).

Teach-In and Screening Successful,
Upcoming Syracuse Presentation


Haudenosaunee singers and dancers got most of those attending the Teach-In to join in for great dancing.
Photo: Kay Olan

The Teach-In this past weekend in Brooklyn was a great success.  About 150 people participated — listening to powerful keynote talks by Freida Jacques and Tom Porter, joining in Haudenosaunee Social Dancing, participating in workshops and presentations and sharing with one another. The energy to continue moving forward was in the air. Keep an eye out for additional videos and photo online. You can watch Freida Jacques’ brief talk here.

Two days later, Guswenta was shown in Albany followed by a panel discussion including Hickory Edwards, Gwendolen Cates, Don Rittner and Denise Watso. The theater was nearly full, the film was very well received and the discussion was productive. We continue looking for additional places to show the film. If you’re interested in scheduling a showing in your community, contact Andy.


Mark Your Calendar: Onondaga Land Rights Action Goes International Presentation
Monday, May 5 · 7-8:30 pm
Westcott Community Center · 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse

Please join Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) at this educational event about the Nation’s filing with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights of the Organization of American States. Tadodaho Sid Hill, other Onondaga leaders and General Counsel Joe Heath will share information about the petition and how we can support it.

Freida and Dan Vea

Freida Jacques and Dan Vea. Photo: Kay Olan

The crowd watching social dancing and resting up to jump back in. Photo: Kay Olan

The crowd watching social dancing and resting up to jump back in. Photo: Kay Olan