The Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center is an opportunity to explore the history and the values of the Haudenosaunee in the oral history tradition of the Longhouse from the perspective of the Onondaga Nation (“People of the Hills”) who are the keepers of the Central Fire; the spiritual and political center of the six-nation Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It provides an opportunity to give authentic voice to an under represented minority community and feature their spectacular artistic skills.
Contributions to OHA help support the Skä•noñh Center’s programming, events, and exhibits that focus on various aspects of Haudenosaunee life, values, and culture. Highlighting native art and artists, along with filmed oral histories, artifacts, and crafts, the Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center tells a powerful story of resilience and continuity of culture, traditions, and governance that have made important contributions to our American way of life. Knowing each other’s histories, traditions, cultures, and beliefs can light the way to new understandings and respect that can bring us together in a more peaceful co-existence. Through interpretive panels and audio tours, the Saint Marie Among the Iroquois Site Museum supports the mission of the Skä•noñh Center to foster an examination of our differences and perspectives among peoples who share a common land and environment.