Jodi Rave: A Native for the Nobel Peace Prize
"On a recent trip to Norway, some fellow journalists and I kept driving past the Nobel Peace Center in the central part of Oslo as we made our way between museums and restaurants.

I thought of the incredible men and women who have been bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. Those names have become household words.

While this year's nomination period has come and gone, another name may soon likely join their ranks - Oren Lyons.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has been awarding the peace prize since 1901, bestowing one of the world's highest honors upon leaders whose work reflects a “fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

On Oct. 10, the Nobel Peace Committee will announce the next Nobel Peace Price winner.

Lyons, a faith keeper of the Onondaga Nation, is the most inspiring, responsible, admirable, honest and intellectual leader I've ever seen. I was recently reminded of his quiet yet influential leadership role when he addressed a cross-cultural gathering of traditional elders and youth on the Flathead Reservation."

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Onondaga faith keeper's work Nobel worthy (The Missoulian 9/28)

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