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Fallen Skywalkers finally memorialized

A multiyear effort led by three sisters whose father died during construction of The Skyway culminated in a ceremony and signage

June 29, 2022 |

On Wednesday, June 29th, at the intersection of Main & Perry Streets under the Skyway in Buffalo, NY, a special section was named “Skywalker Way” in honor of three Haudenosaunee Iron Workers that lost their lives while constructing the Skyway.

Native Iron Workers are proudly referred to as Skywalkers, as they traverse high steel in often grueling conditions. The commemoration of Skywalker Way is a meaningful and honorable step in recognizing Native contributions to major cities, and the often high cost that comes with them.

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