Onondaga elder Oren Lyons is one of the “big thinkers” we interviewed for our four-part series, Standing on Sacred Ground. Now in his 90s, Lyons is a chief, a faithkeeper, and a long-time messenger for the Haudenosaunee people. He calls himself “a runner.” Throughout the interview, Oren shared his life lessons and insights through long stories that we could never include in their entirety in the film.
In Part One of this two-part podcast, Oren tells the story of the Peacemaker and provides a pathway forward to protect sacred places.
This episode was produced and written by Callie Shanafelt Wong and Toby McLeod. Audio sweetening by Leroy Clark at Sirius Sound.
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