NLM healing totem journey – about Onondaga, NY

From Chicago, the NLM Healing Totem made the long haul east to Syracuse, NY, home of the Onondaga Nation, the People of the Hills. The Onondaga are members of an alliance of native nations, called the Haudenosaunee (“People of the Long House”), united by shared traditions, beliefs, and culture. They occupy a 7,300-acre territory just…

Guest blog – Onondaga Nation meeting

Onondaga, NY (September 26, 2011) –  I attended a Onondaga Nation’s Council of Chiefs regular meeting with Jewell James and the rest of totem travel team.  The meeting took place in the Longhouse, the center of the Onondaga Nation’s government and ceremonies, which is not far from Syracuse. Besides those traveling with the totem and…