Indigenous Peoples Day


On October 9, over 200 people gathered under cloudy skies in Columbus Circle to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) planned the event as part of a campaign to have our community stop recognizing the conqueror and racist Columbus and instead honor the original inhabitants of our region. A diverse array of speakers, poets and music inspired and educated those gathered to build on the resolution being considered by the Syracuse City School District to change their calendar and move on to similar changes for the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County. NOON is circulating a petition to help accomplish these goals and seeking engagement in the effort.

Click to download the paper petition to distribute here. You can sign and share the online petition here.

To learn more or get involved, contact Andy Mager, 315-559-7058.