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Columbus Statue is Coming Down!
On May 9, 2020 Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced that he was heeding the grassroots call for justice and removing the Columbus Statue from downtown Syracuse.  Please contact Mayor Walsh to express your support for this decision:  (315) 448-8005, Read NOON's Statement supporting Mayor Walsh's decisions about Columbus Circle here.

Indigenous Peoples Day
Learn more about NOON's work on this campaign here. Download our petition to circulate.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Nation to Nation booklet available for download.

This powerful educational resource, subtitled Readings About the Relationship Between the Onondaga Nation with Central New York USA can be downloaded for free here. This link is designed for community activists and organizations. Educational institutions which are using the booklet as part of classes are asked to use the Indigenous Values Initiative (IVI) website for download and to pay the minimal fee of $6 to support NOON and the work of IVI.

NOON supports creation of a new Great Law of Peace mural at LeMoyne Elementary School in Syracuse

Demand Onondaga County: Don't Go Back on your Commitment to the Onondaga Nation

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About NOON

The goals are to:

  • Promote understanding of  and respect for the Onondaga Nation, as well as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and all indigenous peoples.
  • Provide accurate information about the Onondaga Nation and their current issues of concern, such as their Land Rights Action.
  • Challenge racism towards the Onondaga, Haudenosaunee and all indigenous peoples through education, building relationships, and encouraging shared experiences between the people of our Nations.
  • Support and collaborate with the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy in their initiatives to promote environmental healing and restore respectful relationships between the governments of our respective Nations.
  • Advocate at all levels of our government for just and fair treatment of the Onondaga and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, including clear recognition of their sovereignty.
  • Work for the full implementation of the “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

Get Involved
Please show your support of our neighbors, the Onondagas:

  • Sign NOON's solidarity statement
  • Educate yourself and others with background materials
  • Write a letter to the editor of the Post-Standard, Syracuse New Times and other publications
  • Request a presentation by NOON at your faith community/school/community organization, or organize a house party
  • Attend a craft fair or public cultural event on the Onondaga Nation
  • Get involved with NOON; complete our Get Involved form (PDF) and sent it back to us
  • Speak up in every day conversation that the issue is acknowledgement of land rights and justice; listen to friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and then express your support, knowledge and experience to correct misconceptions, increase understanding and dispel fears
  • Clarify that the people of the Onondaga Nation have stated that they will not evict anyone remind others that no one has ever been evicted because of a land claim; emphasize the focus of redress by the Onondagas on the environment which we all share.