Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation

Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) is a grassroots organization of Central New Yorkers which recognizes and supports the sovereignty of the traditional government of the Onondaga Nation. A program of the Syracuse Peace Council, NOON supports the right of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim land, and advocates for fair settlement of any claims which are filed.

Sunday, October 8th, 2023 join Women of Italian and Syracuse Heritage in CNY (WISH CNY), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON)-a project of the Syracuse Peace Council, and many more for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Community Festival and and Refocus Films. More information here.

Important Victory

After decades of work led by Haudenosaunee leaders and other Indigenous Peoples, New York State finally has protection for Unmarked Burial Grounds
Passed as part of the New York State budget in May 2023, this provides important protection to historic burial grounds which were previously unprotected unless federal funds were involved in the development project.Here’s an article that shows why this is so important.

Witness to Injustice Program

Witness To Injustice KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Witness to Injustice is a unique three-hour interactive group teaching tool. It uses participatory education to foster truth, understanding, and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States; especially in the territory stewarded by people of the Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee peoples. It was developed in collaboration with KAIROS Canada.

It is available for both in-person and virtual forms.

Fill out the simple workshop request form here.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Nation to Nation

This powerful educational resource, subtitled Readings About the Relationship Between the Onondaga Nation with Central New York USA can be downloaded for free. 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.

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