The Oneida Nation, one of the five founding nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), has a history of facilitating communication between Americans and Indians. During the American Revolution, they were well known and respected by Washington, La Fayette, and the Continental Congress. For their guidance and support in crafting the U.S. Constitution, they were granted six million acres by the United States, all of which was later stolen by the State of New York.
As publishers of Indian Country Today, the Oneida continue to facilitate communication between Americans and Indian nations, as well as shine a light on the evolving relationships between indigenous peoples and metropolitan populations worldwide.
As noted in the ICT welcome, they hope their online investment will revolutionize media for all Native Americans and indigenous peoples. As a regular reader, I can attest that the Oneida have created a valuable forum for communication and education–something they have done since the founding of our country.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here