Skä-noñh Great Law of Peace Center opened in 2015.
A Native American Cultural Center was one of the 87 goals set in the community visioning sessions in 1998. In 2015, Skä-noñh Great Law of Peace Center opened along Onondaga Lake Parkway near Liverpool.
The center has been developed and operated by the Onondaga Nation with the Onondaga Historical Association. It’s exhibits come to life as they are each narrated by people of the nation talking about their heritage and the culture that has endured for centuries. The center repurposes an Onondaga County site that had been a living-history museum with exhibits about the French and English colonization of the region.
Skä-noñh goes farther back in history to the first people who called the shores of Onondaga Lake home and their legacy of cooperation that lives on today in the Six Nations of the People of the Longhouse.
Haudenosaunee heritage and the Onondaga Nation role—as keepers of the flame—is unique to Onondaga County and recognized around the world. Overseas visitors often ask about the Native American heritage of the area, said former Visit Syracuse President David Holder.
The cultural center is just one of 20 goals featured for the FOCUS 20th Anniversary. For the full list of 87 goals and more about FOCUS CLICK HERE.