Central New Yorkers to Gather for Thanksgiving Day Circle of Peace and Hope


On Thanksgiving morning, November 25 at 10 am, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation and Onondaga citizens will gather at Willow Bay on the north shore of Onondaga Lake to express thanks for the goodness of the Earth and to each other for our ongoing friendship. The event is free and open to the public.

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Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) is a grassroots organization of Central New Yorkers which promotes understanding of and respect for the Onondaga Nation, as well as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and all indigenous peoples. This annual event is part of NOON’s work for peace, healing, justice, and environmental restoration.

The gathering is held on the shore of Onondaga Lake because the lake is the site where the Haudenosaunee Confederacy was founded over 1,000 years ago. Despite significant efforts to clean up the lake, much work remains and NOON supports a much more thorough clean up of the lake than is currently planned.

People who come are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and asked to please wear masks and follow COVID protocols from the organizers.