Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary!  •  Sunday, June 2, 2024  •  11am-6pm  •  Inwood Hill Park



Oren R. Lyons is a traditional Faithkeeper and Chief of the Turtle Clan and a proud and accomplished Native American who works tirelessly on the issues concerning Indigenous peoples in the United States and the world. He is a member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, (Haudenosaunee) consisting of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora Indian Reservations. in northern New York State. Among his accolades he has received the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the National Audubon Award, the First Annual Earth Day International Award of the United Nations, and the Elder and Wiser Award of the Rosa Parks Institute for Human Rights. He is deeply involved with national  and international issues that affect native peoples and has represented them in many forums throughout the world, including several at the UN focusing on the rights and status of indigenous peoples, the environment and sustainable development. He is Professor of American Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he directs the Native American Studies Program. For more information about Oren visit: www.indigenouspeople.net