The Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center is pleased to announce a reception on Sunday, April 29, in which the Onondaga Nation will honor Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud for his commitment to raising awareness of our proud Haudenosaunee history and heritage. The reception will be from 5-8 p.m. at the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, N.Y.
Since his inauguration in April 2014, Chancellor Syverud has worked steadfastly to further enhance the University‘s long established relationship with the Haudenosaunee. Among other measures, he initiated the University‘s policy of opening public events with an acknowledgement of the Onondaga Nation—“the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands Syracuse University now stands.” The University also flies the Haudenosaunee flag on campus and honors the Haudenosaunee Promise, a scholarship for Native American students. The University established the scholarship program in gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee, and to honor the bond between the University and its indigenous neighbors.
Chancellor Syverud has also been extremely supportive of the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center. The University played a major role in the development of the center and the academic collaboration that governs its mission. All proceeds from the reception will support the center’s educational programming and the restoration and stabilization of an exceptional three-panel ceramic masterwork by Mohawk artist Tammy Tarbell.
The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center is located at 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool.
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at cnyhistory.org/syverud