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'Listen to the Elders' Speaker Series

6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy Liverpool, NY, USA

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The "Listen to the Elders" Speaker Series, hosted by The Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, welcomes Onondaga Hoyane (Hawk Clan), Hoyoñnyeñ:nih, Spencer Lyons, for the fourth installment of the series. Spencer will share some of his knowledge on Haudenosaunee governance.

Chief Spencer Ohsgoñ:da' Lyons is a traditional Hodinoñhsyoñ:nih born to the Onondaga Hawk Clan and was raised in the central fire of the Confederacy. In 2019 he was chosen by his clan to serve as Hoyane (Chief) under the title Hoyoñnyeñ:nih and continues to represent the Onondaga Hawk Clan family. Along with serving his role on the Onondaga Nation Council, he is currently working with the Hodinoñhsyoñ:nih Environmental Task Force as well as assisting the Onondaga Language Program. Spencer also consults with the Hodinoñhsyoñ:nih External Relations Committee on behalf of the Onondaga Nation Council.

Space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. A bus is available for transport to and from campus, leaving College Place at 6:15 p.m.




Greater Syracuse

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MAX-Anthropology, MAX-History, Center for Global Indigenous Culture and Environmental Justice, CAS-Department of English, CAS-Department of Religion, Engaged Humanities, Barnes Center at The Arch, Multicultural Affairs, Native Student Program


Heather Law Pezzarossi


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