A dinner and gala honoring the legacy and life achievements of Oren Lyons was recently held in Upstate New York. Lacrosse All Stars is pleased to report that the event was a wonderful success.
Oren was amazed, humbled, and grateful with the entire presentation and the many friends, family, and colleagues who came to celebrate his life achievements and legacy.
Click here to view the full event photo gallery from Melissa Hatem. All proceeds go to AILA (American Indian Law Alliance), and you can download up to twenty-five images for $25.
From his work on the Onondaga reservation to his efforts worldwide, Oren Lyons was, is, and forever will be one of the most influential people in the lacrosse community.
A globally recognized advocate for indigenous rights, the Native American Faithkeeper played college lacrosse with Jim Brown at Syracuse University. He became a devout activist in the 1960s and has helped defend indigenous people all over the world.
We encourage you to watch this video which shares a deep look into the life and social impact of Oren Lyons:
A message from the organizers about the OREN LYONS GRANT AWARD:
Thank you for all the wonderful contributions thus far, you still have the opportunity to honor Oren’s request to support the work of the American Indian Law Alliance. AILA has been instrumental on both the grassroots level and internationally, being a strong voice for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (6 Nations peoples) and indigenous peoples globally.
American Indian Law Alliance is an NGO in Consultive Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
Donations will be accepted for the next 60 days until August 31, 2019.