This 400th anniversary campaign, carried out throughout 2013, is finished. The work to honor treaties with Native Nations and protect the Earth continues. Learn more, or join in that work: contact the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Neetopk Keetopk (Hudson Valley), Onondaga Canoe and Kayak Club or Two Row Paddle down the Grand (2016).

Campaign Committees



Coordinator: Jack Manno, (315) 391-5959

  • Outreach and relationships with educational institutions
  • Work with outreach committee to research and develop educational materials
  • Research and develop curricular materials for use in schools


Coordinator: Andy Mager, 315-701-1592

  • Develop and update the budget for the project
  • Raise money to support the campaign through grantwriting, seeking support from individuals and co-sponsors
  • Oversee finances for the project


Coordinator: Andy Mager, 315-701-1592

  • Reach out to build support for the project
  • Seek out and works with individuals to help them get involved
  • Seek organizational co-sponsorship to support the campaign
  • Maintain contact with supporters and potential supporters
  • Works with active committees in Capital District, Hudson Valley, Ithaca and New York City

Publicity / Media

Coordinator: Lindsay Speer, (315) 383-7210

  • Develop and update the website
  • Work to achieve mainstream media coverage of the campaign and related events
  • Develop and expand our social media campaign

Symbolic Enactment Planning

Coordinators:  Hickory Edwards (Onondaga), (315) 775-7548,
Andy Mager, (NOON), 315-701-1592

  • Develop timing and plan for enactment
  • Build contacts with organizations to help plan and support activities along the route
  • Recruit participation from Haudenosaunee people and allies to participate
  • Oversee logistics for this aspect of the campaign

Onondaga / Haudenosaunee Connections

Coordinator: Jake Edwards

  • Provide the primary link to the Onondaga Council of Chiefs for communication
  • Work with the Haudenosaunee Peace and Trade Committee to seek participation from other Haudenosaunee Nations
  • Work to ensure that we say in our vessels