This Sunday, January 4, 2015, at Riverside-Salem we will feature Bill Moyers’ interview with Oren Lyons, also known as the Faithkeeper. Oren, former head of Native American Studies at UB and a leader in the international environmental movement, shares some ancient legends, prophecies, and wisdom that guide the Onondaga nation. He and Bill explore the view of the earth as sacred, the Great Law of Six Nations, which envisions humans and the earth as one; the importance of community to Native Americans, and the extent to which Native American philosophies have affected the dominant American culture. Oren shares the spiritual basis of his environmentalism—a vision of the degradation of the earth that was revealed to the Onondaga nation in 1799 [from the DVD summary].
Please join us from 4-6 p.m. Sunday for program & potluck at our Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. All welcome!