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conservationist , Native American chieftain

Oren Lyons, Native American chieftain, conservationist. Licensed professional boxing second New York. Named to Lacrosse National Hall of Fame, 1993; recipient Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, 1990, Howard E. Johnson award, 1991, Audubon medal, National Audubon Society, 1993. Member of American Arbitration Association, Salt City Amateur Boxing Club (board directors), Onandaga Athletic Club (founding member).

Background

Lyons, Oren was born in 1930.

Education

Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1958. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University.

Career

Member Onondaga Council of Chiefs of Six Nations of Iroquois Confederacy. Faithkeeper Turtle Clan of Onondaga Nation, since 1970. Professor American Studies State University of New York, Buffalo, director Native American Studies Progressive.

Native American representative Corporation for Public Broadcasting, since 1974. Six Nations representative to sub-commission on prevention of discrimination and protection of minorities Commission on Human Rights, United Nations Economic and Social Council, Washington, 1976. Member Human Rights Division of United Nations.

Board directors Harvard Project on American Economic Development. Chairman board directors Honoring Contributions in Governance of America Indian Nations. Member executive committee World Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, Oxford, England, 1998.

Honorary board directors, co-founder Native American Center for the Living Arts, Niagara Falls, New York. Member advisory board Native American Family Nurse Practitioner Progressive. Speaker, presenter in field.

Achievements

  • Licensed professional boxing second New York.

Membership

Member of American Arbitration Association, Salt City Amateur Boxing Club (board directors), Onandaga Athletic Club (founding member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Native American history, international indigenous affairs, contemporary indigenous issues, international environmental issues.