OTE Donates to Onondaga Longhouse
May 6 2020, Turtle Island News – A new dining room for the Onondaga Longhouse has been a long time coming. And two tireless fundraisers are thrilled that the longhouse is one step closer to its goal of having enough funds to construct a brand-new cookhouse and dining hall.
Michelle Miller and Amy Silversmith, treasurers, were thrilled to receive a $50,000 cheque from Original Traders Energy, a Six Nations petroleum distributor. The two women have been fundraising for two years and the money will help them get quotes for the construction. “We really need a new one there,” said Miller. There is no running water at the current cookhouse and the dining hall capacity is very limited.
Chiefs, elders and longhouse attendees often pack the dining hall during monthly Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council meetings. Their…