A panel discussion
Earth Week 2009
April 22 – 7:30 pm – Nifkin Lounge
In 2005 the Onondaga Nation was effectively shut out of the decision making process around the remedy for Onondaga Lake. The Onondaga Nation’s Land Rights Action was filed the same year, with a powerful message of the need to heal relationships between peoples and with the land.
Come join us as Onondaga Nation Chief Jake Edwards explains the Onondaga Nation’s relationship with Onondaga Lake and the hopes for its future, and panelists discuss the Onondaga Nation’s efforts to better protect and heal the lake, and the surrounding community’s efforts to help them in this goal. The health of Onondaga Lake depends on all who live and work in its watershed, which includes Syracuse University and SUNY ESF. This Earth Day, come learn how you can really make a difference.
Jake Edwards, Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs
Joseph Heath, Esq., General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation;
Lloyd Withers, of Onondaga Shorline Heritage Restoration;
Robin Kimmerer, Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF;
Edward Michalenko, PhD, President of the Onondaga Environmental Institute;
Lindsay Speer, of Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and Community Organizer on behalf of the Onondaga Nation. .