Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (March 9, 2023) – Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter today released the following statement on the retirement of Syracuse University’s men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

“We extend our sincere congratulations to Jim Boeheim on an amazing career as head coach of Syracuse University’s basketball program that spanned close to fifty years. During this time, he has built an incredible legacy for Syracuse basketball that has been matched only by his equally incredible legacy as an ambassador for this region. Jim and his wife Juli have been true friends to the Oneida Indian Nation for decades.  We are grateful for this friendship and for all he has contributed to Central New York.

There is a Native American proverb that says, “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave behind.” This saying could not be more appropriate for describing the legacy that Jim has established. The tracks he has created in our region stretch for miles and will remain in the memory of all who live here for generations to come.”


About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,500 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, YBR Casino & Sports Book, Point Place Casino, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, The Cove at Sylvan Beach, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, and marinas. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.

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