Oneida Indian Nation Unveils ‘Passage of Peace’ Cultural Art Installation to Raise Awareness Around COVID Impact on Western Tribal Nations

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On November 15 during Native American Heritage Month, the Oneida Indian Nation unveiled the Passage of Peace. The cultural art installation features nine illuminated tipis located on Nation lands just prior to Exit 33 of I-90 and will run through the holiday season.

The installation’s central image, the tipi, pays homage to Western Tribal Nations and the collective challenges faced by Native Americans. Although the Oneidas and other Haudenosaunee lived in longhouses, not tipis, the tipi offers a universally recognized symbol of Native American identity.

The installation also reminds all throughout Central New York of the importance of uniting in peace and remembrance during the holiday season. To read more about the Passage of Peace please visit

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Nov 18th 2021