Oneida: The Great Law
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251 Reid St., De Pere, WI 54115
About Oneida: The Great Law
One of the most important events that shaped The Five Nations‘ [Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca tribes] Confederacy was the creation of The Great Law. A full rendition of this epic story, which takes several days to tell, reveals the ways in which the Peacemaker, a messenger born among the people sent here by the Creator, emphasized the power of reason, not force, to assure the three principles of the Great Law: Peace, Power and Righteousness.
The Great Law provides the Iroquois with instructions on how to treat others - make things right with yourself, others and creation; directs them on how to maintain a true democratic society; and expresses how reason must prevail in order to preserve peace. The Great Law of Peace is one of the earliest examples of a formal democratic governance structure.
The Five Nations‘ Grand Council is the oldest governmental institution in North America still maintaining its original form. It was known to some of the Founding Fathers and has been compared — in terms of designated authorities and balances of power — to the U.S. Constitution. This class will give the participant an overview of the epic story of The Great Law of Peace and how it still functions today on a clan, national and international level.
Registration deadline is March 5, 2014
$30 per person
$20 for St. Norbert students, faculty, staff and alumni
Full refunds will be given up until the start of the workshop. Once the workshop starts, fees are non-refundable. Workshops are subject to cancellation if they do not have sufficient enrollment.
For additional information on this offering or others, please contact St. Norbert College Language Services at 920-403-3494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.