American Indian. Special Event at NY. Sharing the River of Life
American Indian. Special Event at NY. Sharing the River of Life. Honoring Native Treaties and Protecting the Earth at National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
NYC National Museum of American Indians to Host Panel on 400 Year Wampum Treaty
NEW YORK – The National Museum of the American Indian and Syracuse University are proud to present "The 400 Year Anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty" panel discussion at the museum's New York location on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign promotes understanding and respect for the Native nations
Kevin Gover, Pawnee, director of the National Museum of the American Indian will give opening remarks.
Featured panelists are: Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs and The Haudenosaunee Grand Council; Tanya Gonnella Fricher, Snipe Clan, Onondaga Nation, President of the American Indian Law Alliance; Andy Mager, project coordinator, Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign; and Phillip P. Arnold, interim director of Native American Studies at Syracuse University.
Folksinger and environmental activist Peter Seeger will make a special appearance.
Last month the Haudenosaunee Grand Council endorsed a year long campaign called the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, a New York statewide educational initiative that will bring attention to environmental issues of the Hudson River.
The campaign was initiated by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, a project of the Syracuse Peace Council, and developed in partnership with the Onondaga Nation and members of other Haudenosaunee nations.
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign promotes understanding and respect for the Native nations to which we are all neighbors, and our common obligation to protect the environment, by holding educational events throughout the year and an epic canoe trip on the Hudson River to celebrate a 400 year old treaty that forms the basis of diplomatic relations between the Haudenosaunee and the United States to this day.
“The Haudenosaunee see the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign as a valuable tool to raise awareness and knowledge of this historic agreement,”
the Grand Council statement reads.
“…this Wampum is called the Grandfather of all treaties as it established protocol for future agreements…”
"The 400 Year Anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty" panel discussion
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm est
National Museum of the American Indian NYC
One Bowling Green
New York, New York 10004