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.

Take Action

Demand NYS Protect Unmarked Burial Grounds
Despite overwhelming support in the New York State legislature, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill to protect unmarked burial grounds. New York is one of only three states with no such protections. More information will be coming soon, but 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 created in collaboration with KAIROS Blanket Exercise.™ 

Interested in hosting a Witness to Injustice Program?

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

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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