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10th Annual Haudenosaunee Conference


November 15, 2013 - Friday evening reception
November 16, 2013 - Conference

Syracuse University
Goldstein Student Center
South Campus
401 Skytop Road
Syracuse, NY 13210

Registration: online

Registration: mail in

The Haudenosaunee teach that peace is not the absence of war, but rather is an active striving towards universal justice. Today, the Haudenosaunee and many other indigenous peoples are striving to create their version of peace in a world that is often hostile to indigenous sovereignty, illustrated by the land claim legal battles, interference in border crossing rights, and the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case, to name just a few examples. Yet despite these constant battles indigenous peoples continue to strive for a society that creates peace or universal justice. The 10th Haudenosaunee conference brings together speakers and participants to discuss and share ideas about how they view peace and the means they use to achieve that peace.

Agenda (printable)

Friday, Nov. 15th
Goldstein Student Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Short Film Screenings and Discussion
                                    Terry Jones, Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan
                                    College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University
Co-Hosted by Native Student Program

8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.  A Tribe Called Red Concert

SkyBarn, South Campus, Syracuse University (151 Farm Acre Road)

Saturday, Nov. 16th
Goldstein Student Center

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.        Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.        Welcoming Remarks
                                    Carrie E Garrow

 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.        A Warrior of Law: Preserving, Presenting, & Portraying Peace
                                    Justice Joseph Flies-Away

 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.      Finding Peace After Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
                                    Carrie E. Garrow and Clarissa Chatland, Deputy Commissioner, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

 10:45 – 11:00            a.m.     Break

11:00-12:00 p.m.      Making Peace with Syracuse University and Indigenous Nations

                      Native American Students at Syracuse Panel: Ira Huff, Seneca Nation, Hawk Clan, College of Arts & Sciences, Syracuse University; Stacey Ramirez, College of Arts & Sciences, Syracuse University; Hugh Burnam, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan, Ph.D. Program, School of Education, Syracuse University

 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch Break

 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.        Using Conflict to Build Lasting Peace: The Role of a Tribal Court in Finding Common Ground
                                    Stephen Brimley

 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Our Multiple Sovereigns:  Tribal Governance and the Limits of Federalism
                                    Wenona T. Singel, Assistant Professor of Law     

 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.        Break

 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.        Bring Peace Back to Our Nations
                                    Roundtable Discussion

 4:15 – 4:30                 Closing



10th Annual Haudenosaunee Conference   Peace

November 15, 2013 evening reception at Goldstein Student Center, South Campus

November 16, 2013 Peace Conference, 8-5, Goldstein Student Center

agenda and registration coming soon!!!

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