Indigenous People's Day
I am a neighbor to the sovereign Onondaga Nation, and an elected official on lands that were known by the Haudenosaunee before our Town, County, State, and Country were declared to exist. I will continue to take steps to become a better neighbor. I will make it a priority to attend and participate in a future “Witness to Injustice” session, and I am curious to learn about the area we know and love as Green Lakes through our neighbors’ teachings and history.
As an elected official, I will not ever lose sight of the importance of reckoning with the poisoning of Onondaga Lake and removing toxins from it. For the record - I agree with NOON, WISH, and those who have insisted on Columbus’ statue in Syracuse being relocated to a historical location so that we can reimagine the circle.
Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center Open House
October 17, noon – 4:00 p.m.
6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy
Liverpool, New York 13088
Great Law of Peace Center is a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Heritage Center focused on telling the story of the native peoples of central New York. The history is told through the lens of the Onondaga Nation and covers topics such as Creation, European Contact, The Great Law of Peace, and more. The Onondagas, or People of the Hills, are the keepers of the Central Fire and are the spiritual and political center of the Haudenosaunee.
Skä•noñh, is an Onondaga welcoming greeting meaning “Peace and Wellness.”
Admission to the center will be free during the open house https://www.skanonhcenter.org/