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    • The Great Law of PeaceMessages from the Creator to the Haudenosaunee
    • 3 Messages of the Haudenosaunee• 1. Creation and Thanksgiving Ceremonies – Thanksgiving Address• 2. The Great Law of Peace – Condolence• 3. Gaiwiyo, Code of Handsome Lake
    • Tree as Symbol of the Great Law• White roots of Peace – 4 Directions• Weapons of war
    • The Peacemaker • From the Creator • Virgin birth • Journey of the White Stone Canoe • Time of Chaos – Original Instructions were forgotten by Haudenosaunee
    • Jigonsaseh• First to hear the Peacemaker’s message• Mother of the clans – Women will make decisions
    • Hiawantha • Another man with the message of Peace at Onondaga • Afflicted with grief of the murder of his daughters • Wanders aimlessly
    • The Peacemaker and Hiawantha• With wampum and words the Peacemaker lifts the grief of Hiawantha• Discovery and first use of wampum
    • Meeting with the Tadodaho • Evil man of the salt marshes around Onondaga Lake • Combing his hair Straightening his thoughts • Becomes the office of Tadodaho
    • Formation of the Great Law• Each Nation (Seneca, Tuscarora, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk) sends clan chiefs to council at Onondaga
    • Clan System• Basic unit of the Great Law• Clan mother, chooses Chief, Faithkeepers and sub-chief• Matrilineal – Inherit clan affiliation through the mother
    • Handsome Lake• Third Messenger• Late 1700’s chaos returned – Tied to white, European culture• Alcoholic• Died and had vision – Alcohol, Bible, Cards and Fiddles (culture) – Haudensaunee will survive only by staying true to their Instructions
    • Haudenosaunee Flag• Symbol of Confederation• Symbol of survival – Strength in unity
    • Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) http://www.peacecouncil.net/NOON/
    • NOON potlucks and vigils
    • Roots of Peacemaking: Indigenous Values, Global Crisis• UN International Day of Peace – At Onondaga Lake – 21 September 2006• Jane Goodall, Oren Lyons, Tom Porter
    • Japanese visit 2005
    • Jane Goodall 2006
    • Onondaga Land Rights and Our CommonFuture Educational Series (2006 & 2010)
    • IndigenousValuesInitiative(IVI)