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Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)

When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88 (December 4, 2017)

Chief Irving Powless Jr., Daha‘tgatdohs, Beaver Clan Chief, established an enduring legacy for his exceptional kindness and command of traditional law.

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school
Education

Onondaga Nation protests lack of input in decisions at public school (June 29, 2017)

Parents from the Onondaga Nation pulled their children out of a public school in New York after officials refused to hire one of their own as principal.

Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation
Opinion

Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (August 30, 2016)

I have been asked to give a deeper account of the history of this relationship as I’ve been told by Sioux and Haudenosaunee elders, so this is my humble effort to do that.

Darren Bonaparte: The history behind an Onondaga wampum belt
Opinion

Darren Bonaparte: The history behind an Onondaga wampum belt (April 8, 2016)

One of the most intriguing wampum belts of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy is one known by many names.

Onondaga Nation boxer wins first match after overcoming huge setback
National | Sports

Onondaga Nation boxer wins first match after overcoming huge setback (March 1, 2016)

Lawrence Gabriel was supposed to compete a year ago but was critically injured when he subdued a gunman who shot a total of six people in Syracuse, New York.

Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movement
Law | National

Onondaga Nation isn't interested in marijuana movement (November 5, 2015)

The use of the drug violates tribal traditions, an attorney said.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all
Opinion | Sports

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all (October 1, 2015)

The recently concluded World Indoor Lacrosse Championship has brought honor and pride to the Onondaga Nation and they deserved all of the allocates they received.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games
Canada | National | Sports | World

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games (September 28, 2015)

The Iroquois Nationals are secure in their position as the second best box lacrosse team in the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games
National | Sports | World

Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games (September 24, 2015)

The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship held its opening ceremony before a sell out crowd of 7,000 plus at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games
Opinion | Sports | World

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games (September 22, 2015)

When the Onondaga Nation elected to host the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship it went all in.

Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year
National | Sports

Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year (May 29, 2015)

Lyle Thompson, a senior at SUNY Albany, is the first men's player to win the Tewaaraton Award in consecutive years.

New York State Fair announces 'Six Nations Day' on September 4
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New York State Fair announces 'Six Nations Day' on September 4 (April 9, 2015)

The story of the Haudenosaunee people will be featured more prominently at this year's event.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations
Canada | Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)

The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.

Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67
Law | National

Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67 (February 17, 2015)

Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois population
Canada

Doug George-Kanentiio: A 2015 update on the Iroquois population (January 6, 2015)

The determination of the Iroquois, among many other native nations, to endure defied the political, religious and cultural trends at that time.

PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations?
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PolitiFact: Does US Constitution owe debt to Iroquois nations? (December 2, 2014)

A meme circulating on social media sites claims the U.S. Constitution owes its notion of democracy to the Haudenosaunee Nations.

New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty
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New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (November 12, 2014)

The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.

Daily Beast: Native lacrosse players encounter racism on field
Sports

Daily Beast: Native lacrosse players encounter racism on field (July 21, 2014)

Lacrosse stars from the Onondaga Nation of New York say racism from fellow players and fans is common.

Boy bitten by bulldogs on Onondaga Nation remains in hospital
National

Boy bitten by bulldogs on Onondaga Nation remains in hospital (July 3, 2014)

Four-year-old boy suffered a wound to the chest and three other family members were injured during the chaotic scuffle.

Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honor
National | Sports

Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honor (May 30, 2014)

Brothers are the first Native players to win the award and the first to share it.

Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse award
National | Sports

Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse award (May 22, 2014)

Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson are headed to ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Onondaga Nation is negotiations over tobacco taxation issue
Business | Law

Onondaga Nation is negotiations over tobacco taxation issue (April 17, 2014)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is in negotiations with federal authorities over a tobacco tax issue.

Onondaga Nation headed to DC to pursue justice for land claim
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Onondaga Nation headed to DC to pursue justice for land claim (April 14, 2014)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for help with its land claim.

Al Jazeera: Onondaga Nation opposes plan to develop waste site
Environment

Al Jazeera: Onondaga Nation opposes plan to develop waste site (April 4, 2014)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is opposing plans to develop land that houses toxic waste.

James Meggesto joins Indian law practice at Holland & Knight
Law

James Meggesto joins Indian law practice at Holland & Knight (March 18, 2014)

James Meggesto, a member of the Onondaga Nation of New York, has joined the Indian law practice at Holland & Knight.

Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse award
Sports

Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse award (March 12, 2014)

Three young men from the Onondaga Nation of New York are seen as strong contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, the top honor in college lacrosse.

Museum director who returned belts to Onondaga Nation passes
National

Museum director who returned belts to Onondaga Nation passes (March 5, 2014)

Martin E. Sullivan, the former director of the New York State Museum who orchestrated the return of sacred wampum belts to the Onondaga Nation, died last week

Onondaga Nation not told of $30M project for sacred lake
Environment | Politics

Onondaga Nation not told of $30M project for sacred lake (January 23, 2014)

The Onondaga Nation has spent years pushing for cleanup at a sacred lake but was surprised when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a $30 million project there.

Aura Bogado: Onondaga Nation fights to reclaim stolen land
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Aura Bogado: Onondaga Nation fights to reclaim stolen land (November 12, 2013)

Aura Bogado writes about the land claim of the Onondaga Nation of New York.

Onondaga Nation  vows to push land claim in international arena
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Onondaga Nation vows to push land claim in international arena (October 16, 2013)

The Onondaga Nation of New York said it will take its land claim to the international stage after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Tuesday.

Matthew Fletcher: Disputing the idea of 'disruptive' tribal claims
Law | Opinion

Matthew Fletcher: Disputing the idea of 'disruptive' tribal claims (October 16, 2013)

Matthew Fletcher of the Turtle Talk blog discusses the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Onondaga Nation land claim.

Supreme Court declines to take up Onondaga Nation land claim
Law

Supreme Court declines to take up Onondaga Nation land claim (October 15, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review the Onondaga Nation land claim.

Supreme Court delays action on  Onondaga Nation land claim
Law

Supreme Court delays action on Onondaga Nation land claim (October 7, 2013)

The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed action on the Onondaga Nation land claim.

Kenneth Deer: Two Row Wampum welcomed in Netherlands
Opinion

Kenneth Deer: Two Row Wampum welcomed in Netherlands (October 7, 2013)

The Two Row Wampum Belt made a historic trip to The Netherlands as part of the 400th anniversary of the treaty:

Peter d'Errico: Making  policy with  seven generations in mind
Opinion

Peter d'Errico: Making policy with seven generations in mind (October 1, 2013)

Peter d'Errico on how the Native philosophy of the seven generations might be incorporated into new policies.

Review: Tackling racism and bigotry in 'If I Ever Get Out of Here'
Arts & Entertainment

Review: Tackling racism and bigotry in 'If I Ever Get Out of Here' (September 4, 2013)

The Washington Post reviews If I Ever Get Out of Here, a new book from Onondaga Nation author Eric Gansworth.

The Atlantic: Onondaga  Nation not giving up on historic rights
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The Atlantic: Onondaga Nation not giving up on historic rights (August 19, 2013)

Julian Taub reports on the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, an effort spearheaded by the Onondaga Nation of New York.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Ceremony serves as basis for treaties
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Ceremony serves as basis for treaties (August 2, 2013)

Long before the arrival of the Europeans to Anowara:kowa (Turtle Island or "America") the Iroquois had established rituals to welcome individuals and groups to their territory.

Journal focuses on history of 400-year-old Two Row Wampum
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Journal focuses on history of 400-year-old Two Row Wampum (July 25, 2013)

A special issue of the Journal of Early American History includes a series of articles about the Two Row Wampum Belt, which represents a 400-year-old treaty between the Iroquois and the Dutch.

Sidney Hill: Elected councils are not traditional government
Opinion

Sidney Hill: Elected councils are not traditional government (May 22, 2013)

Chief Sidney Hill of the Onondaga Nation on traditional versus elected leadership: From the moment elected councils were imposed in our communities, its primary intent was to abolish the strength...

Onondaga Nation calls on Pope Francis to repeal lands doctrine
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Onondaga Nation calls on Pope Francis to repeal lands doctrine (March 14, 2013)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is calling on Pope Francis, the new leader of the Catholic Church, to repeal the Doctrine of Discovery. The doctrine arose from a series...

2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit
Law

2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit (October 19, 2012)

Barely a week after hearing oral arguments, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to revive the Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe sued over about 4,000...

2nd Circuit takes up  Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12
Law

2nd Circuit takes up Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12 (October 4, 2012)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week in the The Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe laid claim to about 4,000 square miles,...

Onondaga Nation to celebrate 400th anniversary of 1613 treaty
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Onondaga Nation to celebrate 400th anniversary of 1613 treaty (August 9, 2012)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is preparing to celebrate the 400th anniversary of a treaty that was signed in 1613. The tribe recorded the treaty with the Two Row...

Onondaga Nation reclaims historic wampum belt in ceremony
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Onondaga Nation reclaims historic wampum belt in ceremony (June 12, 2012)

The Onondaga Nation of New York reclaimed a historic wampum belt from the Onondaga Historical Association in a ceremony today. Tribal leaders praised the group for repatriating the belt, which...

Onondaga Nation reclaims ancestors, property from association
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Onondaga Nation reclaims ancestors, property from association (June 6, 2012)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is reclaiming ancestral remains and cultural property from the Onondaga Historical Association. Dorothy Webster, a late clan mother, sought the return of the remains...

State to pay $3M in trooper arrests on Onondaga Nation in 1997
Law

State to pay $3M in trooper arrests on Onondaga Nation in 1997 (June 5, 2012)

The state of New York has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to people who were beaten or chased away by state troopers during a peaceful protest on the Onondaga Nation in 1997.

Doug George-Kanentiio: On Audrey Shenandoah's passing
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: On Audrey Shenandoah's passing (March 28, 2012)

When Onondaga Nation Clanmother Audrey Shenandoah-Gonwaiani passed into the spirit world on March 15 not only her family and community mourned but the entire Haudenosaunee Confederacy was cast into sorrow....

Onondaga Nation asks 2nd Circuit to reinstate land claim
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Onondaga Nation asks 2nd Circuit to reinstate land claim (February 28, 2012)

The Onondaga Nation is taking its land claim to the the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2005, the tribe laid claim to about 4,000 square miles, including the entire...

Tribes in New York   start rolling their own tobacco products
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Tribes in New York start rolling their own tobacco products (February 23, 2012)

Tribes in New York are producing their own tobacco products on the reservation in a move to escape the state's taxation efforts. The state has imposed a tax on wholesalers...

Larry Jones,  artist from Onondaga Nation, passes away  at 66
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Larry Jones, artist from Onondaga Nation, passes away at 66 (September 13, 2011)

Larry Jones, a member of the Onondaga Nation of New York, died last week. He was 66. Jones was an artist who was well known for his walking sticks,...

County passes bill to support return of land to Onondaga Nation
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County passes bill to support return of land to Onondaga Nation (July 6, 2011)

The Onondaga County Legislature voted 11-8 on a non-binding resolution to transfer land to the Onondaga Nation in New York. The tribe wants to reclaim the 36-acre Murphy's Island, on...

County to vote on bill to support Onondaga Nation land transfer
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County to vote on bill to support Onondaga Nation land transfer (June 30, 2011)

The Onondaga County Legislature will vote next Tuesday on a bill to transfer land to the Onondaga Nation in New York. The tribe wants to reclaim the 36-acre Murphy's Island,...

Onondaga Nation plans to stop selling name-brand tobacco
Business | Law

Onondaga Nation plans to stop selling name-brand tobacco (May 10, 2011)

The Onondaga Nation of New York plans to stop selling name-brand tobacco in the wake of a decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The tribe says it won't...

Onondaga Nation leaders criticize military use of 'Geronimo'
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Onondaga Nation leaders criticize military use of 'Geronimo' (May 4, 2011)

Leaders of the Onondaga Nation of New York say the U.S. military was wrong to use "Geronimo" as a codename in the mission against Osama bin Laden. "This is a...

County considers bill to transfer land to Onondaga Nation
National

County considers bill to transfer land to Onondaga Nation (April 14, 2011)

The Onondaga County Legislature is considering a bill that would lead to the transfer of land to the Onondaga Nation in New York. The tribe wants to reclaim the 36-acre...