Haudenosaunee Lessons in Peace

Freida Jacques (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) will discuss philosophies of peace and their relevancy today.




4:30 pm


Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

General Info

The Haudenosaunee Confederacy was united by the great Peacemaker over 1,000 years ago.  The philosophies of peace that were adopted by the Haudenosaunee long ago continue to hold important lessons for promoting peace in today’s world.

Freida (Whatwehni:neh) is a Clan Mother and works at the Onondaga Nation School as a Home/School Liaison. She is a bridge between Onondaga culture and many educational institutions in Central New York. Freida has been a leader for Onondaga Nation for over 30 years and has several published essays: "Discipline of the Good Mind," in Northeast Indian Quarterly, Cornell University Summer 1991, "Use the Good Mind" in Winds of Change, Spring 1997, and "Beyond Healing: A Gift to the World," in Indian Country Today, April 5, 2000.

This talk is free and open to all; it is sponsored by the Juliana James Native American Scholar Fund which honors the memory of Juliana James and her activism for social and economic justice for women.