The Great Law of Peace: October 4, Syracuse

 Monday, October 4 at 7 pm

 Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse

 Don't miss this opportunity to hear three excellent speakers discuss the Constitution of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and its relevance not just for the Haudenosaunee, but also for the rest of us today. 


Tom Porter (Mohawk, Bear Clan) is the founder, director and spiritual leader of the traditional Mohawk Community of Kanatsioheré:ke and a champion for the revitalization of Native languages and traditions. He is the author of And Grandma Said...... Iroquois Teachings as passed down through the oral traditions.

Audrey Shenandoah (Onondaga, Deer Clan) is a Clan Mother and an internationally recognized spokesperson on indigenous issues and protecting the Earth. She has spoken at the United Nations, in Europe and elsewhere and has met with the Dalai Lama, former South African President Nelson Mandela, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and other world figures. She has been featured in movies about Native American culture and spoken on several nationally-syndicated television documentaries about Native people, including Bill Moyers' Spirit and Nature.

Jack R. Manno is an Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator at SUNY ESF, longtime community activist and a member of the series organizing committee. Jack has chaired an ad hoc environmental advisory group for the Chiefs and Clanmothers at Onondaga for many years.

  The program is free and followed by a reception and the opportunity to participate in small discussion groups.

For more information, call 472-5478 or see

 Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future is an inspiring and informative educational series that will run through December 2010. This community-university collaboration is coordinated by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and includes major participation from Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, Le Moyne College, Empire State College,Onondaga Community College and seven other educational institutions.