Indigenous Lessons for the World

Nov 23, 2020
12 - 1:30pm EST
Online
Registration is required
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Description

This event is hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in celebration of Native American History Month. The address will feature a presentation from Oren Lyons and his son Rex Lyons.

Oren Lyons is a faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and serves as a member chief of the Onondaga Council of Chiefs and the Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Haudenosaunee Peoples. Lyons is professor emeritus at SUNY Buffalo and has a Doctor of Law degree from Syracuse University. Chief Lyons is an All-American Lacrosse Hall of Famer and honorary chairman of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team. Lyons is a leading voice at the UN Permanent Forum on Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples, serves on the executive committee of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for Human Survival, and acts as chairman of the board for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. He has received the United Nations NGO World Peace Prize, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, The Rosa Parks, and George Arent Award for environmental and social activism and recently received Sweden's prestigious Friends of the Children Award with his colleague the late Nelson Mandela. Rex Lyons is an Iroquois Nationals and Onondaga Runner and will join his father in providing Indigenous lessons for the world.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Registration is required

Please register in advance

Contact

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health