As faculty living and working on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, we wish to thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land before us. We acknowledge especially the Akwesasne Mohawk and Onondaga Nations, on whose lands Clarkson University and Syracuse, respectively, now sit. These lands and waterways connect to the vast areas of the Haudenosaunee, Algonquin, Huron-Wendat, and Abenaki Peoples. We recognize and deeply appreciate their connection to traditional territories, which were never wholly surrendered and were only claimed by competing French and British Crowns, and later New York State.
As we move towards healing past injustices, we acknowledge the wrongs that have been done, while we work towards a unified path of co-existence and prosperity. We also recognize the contributions that the Onondaga, the Akwesasne Mohawk, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening these communities in particular, and other territories within the country as a whole.
This project was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in part by Clarkson University. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or of Clarkson University.
We also gratefully acknowledge the indispensable work of Interfaith Works, the Onondaga Historical Association, the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), and the Skä•noñh: Great Law of Peace Center, as well as all the participants and interviewees whose contributions make this project possible.
Special thanks, in memoriam, to Mohawk artist John Fadden, whose Great Tree of Peace artwork is featured in the Stories for the Circle app.
The “Stories from the Circle” team is: Alex M. Lee, Lisa Propst, Phillip White-Cree, Rebecca Pelky, Jennifer Ball, and Eric York.