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Honwadiyenawa’sek “One Who Helps Them”

Syracuse University Barnes Center at The Arch Haundenosaunee Welcome GatheringDiane Schenandoah ’11 is a Faithkeeper of the Wolf Clan, Oneida Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy energy worker, artist and singer. Sharing her work through the lens of the Haudenosaunee teachings and Principles of Gratitude and Peace Within, she helps students recognize and bring forth their own potential and purpose.


She utilizes the following techniques and events to further empower students. To learn more or make an appointment, please email Diane Schenandoah ’11 or call 315.443.8000.

  • Acupressure points with tuning forks.
  • Art therapy.
  • Creating personal ceremonial rituals.
  • Dream interpretation.
  • Group and individual meditation.
  • Hands-on energy work.
  • Sage and smudging.
  • Spiritual advising.

Indigenous Events

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Let’s travel together and call upon our guides and protectors, as we seek inner peace and connectedness with all of nature, relatives and loved ones. Together with Barnes Center at The Arch Honwadiyenawa’sek (One Who Helps Them), attendees will send out good intentions and healing to our Mother Earth, our family, friends and loved ones. Bringing our minds and good thoughts together as one.

Drop-in sessions will be hosted throughout the academic year.

Explore Group Meditation Session events today!

Through singing and dancing, this event welcomes the campus community into Haudenosaunee territories.

Give thanks and celebrate with singing, dancing and drumming.

Explore Full Moon Ceremony events today!

These are the words that come before all else. This little book also serves as a reminder of what is important in your life and to be grateful for all things.

When is the Thanksgiving Address used?

Within the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, we open and close all gatherings, meetings and ceremonies with the Thanksgiving Address.

What is the meaning of the Thanksgiving Address?

During this time, we recite our relationship, acknowledgment and gratitude, giving thanks for all of life. Additionally, we address the Natural World, thanking each life-sustaining energy, and we recognize we are equally connected spiritual beings in this life force. The Thanksgiving Address teaches mutual respect, love, generosity and the responsibility to understand that what is done to one, is done to ourselves.

Participatory education fosters truth, understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

How to be an Indigenous Peoples Ally

Highlights include the following. Please email Diane Schenandoah ’11 or call 315.443.8000 for more information.

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