Dinner and Gala Honoring Onondaga Nation Chief’s Life’s Achievements

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Hundreds of people from across the country and around the world are coming to Syracuse to honor Oren Lons.  The Onondaga Nation Chief has spent his life trying to save our planet and fighting for the rights of indigenous people.   

Now his family, friends and guests will celebrate him at a dinner and gala honoring his life achievements.   

Co-Charis of the event are Oren’s son, Rex Lyon and family friend Gayle Kelley, Executive Producer of Spirit Game.                         

Rex described his father as, still waters run deep.  “He’s always been involved in social justice, and environmental causes and the community and things at large. He’s always had the big picture, the bigger perspective you know,” Rex added. He’s enjoyed watching his father’s evolution.  

Kelley said she’s met a lot of world leaders and Oren has stood tall among them all. “He’s had an extraordinary influence on, it’s like a ripple in a pond. You have no idea how he has impacted or influenced an extraordinary number of people. You can’t count,” Kelley said.       

The gala and dinner saluting the Onondaga Faithkeeper, Oren Lyons, is happening May 19th at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The event is sold out but you can still support the cause by making a donation at Honororenlyons.com. 

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