Tomorrow – SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021 – at 10:00am, join the women of the Onondaga Nation as they walk for justice from the Onondaga Nation to Downtown Syracuse.
Gather at the Onondaga Nation Arena (Tsha’ hoñnoñ yeñh dahkwa’ at) parking lot, Rt. 11 and march to the area formerly known as Columbus Circle.
There will be a rally at 1:30 pm with speakers and singers.
Within the last couple of months over 2500 unmarked graves of Indigenous children have been located on the grounds of the Institutions of Genocide aka “Residential Schools,” throughout Canada and the United States. We will walk in honor of them and the thousands of survivors who endured unspeakable inhumane treatment by the hand of priests, nuns and anyone else who were mandated by the United States Government to “Kill the Indian and Save the Man.”
The dark untold history of these two countries isn’t Isolated from the rest of the world. Every single Indigenous/Aboriginal person can share the painful truth of what the Catholic church, and other churches and governments has done to native children for generations.
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*Please wear orange and bring child’s shoes or an item to place on the statue and the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
*T-shirts commemorating the march will be available for a $20 donation at the start of the march and at the rally.
*Wear comfortable footwear and bring water bottles.
*Transportation will be available at the end of the rally for folks needing to return to the Onondaga Nation Arena.
This event is organized by women of the Onondaga Nation with support from American Indian Law Alliance (AILA), Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and Women of Syracuse and Italian Heritage (WISH).