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The Hiawatha Belt
The Hiawatha Belt symbolizes the five original nations from west to east in their respective territories across New York state - Seneca (People of the Great Hill), Cayuga (People of the Swamp), Onondaga (Keepers of the Fire), Oneida (People of the Standing Stone), and Mohawk (People of the Flint).
Nedrow, New York 13120
Phone: (315) 492-4210
Fax: (315) 469-1725
Chief Irving Powless, Jr.
c/o Onondaga Communications Office
102 West Conklin Avenue
Nedrow, New York 13120
Land Base: The Onondaga Nation territory contains 7,300 acres and is located about five miles south of Syracuse, in Onondaga County, New York.
The Onondaga Nation government is the traditional Council of Chiefs and Clan Mothers. Additionally, the Onondaga Chiefs sit on the Haudenosaunee Grand Council. Chiefs from each of the Six Nations meet regularly at Onondaga.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFRASTRUCTURE
Onondaga Nation has enrolled citizens. Please contact the Nation for approximate number.
The Onondaga Nation has delegates who serve as representatives to the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force (HETF). Onondaga Nation leadership and HETF representatives attend the annual EPA/Indian Nation leaders meetings. The Onondaga Nation has notified EPA that it supports the development of an environmental program for the Onondaga Nation through the assistance of the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force (HETF).
SUMMARY OF EPA/ONONDAGA NATION INTERACTION
Waste Management in Indian Country
The Onondaga Nation participates in the annual Indian Nation leadership meeting with Region 2 senior management and the Director of the American Indian Environmental Office. Discussions include specific environmental issues of each of the Nations, protection of Nation territories and development of environmental program capacity.
In recognition of on-going efforts and a leadership role in environmental protection, Chief Irving Powless, Jr., received an Environmental Quality Award from EPA Region 2 in 1999 and was also the keynote speaker.
In the past several years Region 2 has coordinated with the Onondaga Nation with the preparation of an environmental assessment. The Onondaga Nation supports environmental program development through the assistance of the HETF. Environmental program development will address the environmental issues facing the Nation, and the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment of the Nation for future generations.