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.
Presented by the National Museum of the American Indian and Syracuse University.
The 400 Year Anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Treaty is a campaign initiated by the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation to raise awareness of Native treaties and protection of the earth.
“Sharing the River of Life: Honoring Native Treaties and Protecting the Earth” will introduce visitors to the history of The Two Row Wampum Belt as the Haudenosaunee record of the first agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch settlers.
Tuesday, March 12. Diker Pavilion. 6 – 8 pm – FREE. One Bowling Green, New York City http://nmai.si.edu/home/
Kevin Gover, director, National Museum of the American Indian and 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.
Phillip P. Arnold, Interim Director of Native American Studies with special guest appearance by Peter Seeger, folksinger and environmental activist.
**The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, a partnership between the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), is developing a broad alliance between the Haudenosaunee and their allies in New York and throughout the world. Our statewide advocacy and educational campaign seeks to achieve justice by polishing the chain of friendship established in the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch immigrants. Environmental cleanup and preservation are the core components of our campaign.
If you have the chance, don’t miss this event!