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).

All Involved Gathering

On Monday, February 18th at 6pm we invite you to join those on the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Committees, Interns, Volunteers, and those who work in the spirit of the two row to get informed about our current work, find ways to get involved, and get excited about the year ahead!

A delicious and nutritious meal for all will be provided by Kelly Krigbaum and April Tarbell, who will be cooking during the Symbolic Enactment! If you’d like to bring something additional to share, feel free.


Photo Credit: Gary Walts of Syracuse Post Standard


The Two Row Campaign will be launching a raffle at this event of a beautiful hand made traditional lacrosse stick from Ron Patterson of the Oneida Wolf Clan. Raffle tickets are $5 each for this unique stick that is woven with purple and white strands depicting the two row in the head.

If you can’t come, but want to help, let us know. Here are some additional ideas of ways you can help the campaign grow!

~We are seeking organizational co-sponsorship for the campaign from educational institutions, community organizations, faith communities, social justice and environmental groups. Are there groups in your community you could approach? There are already nearly 70 co-sponsoring organizations. You can download the forms and find more information at

~Check out and share the videos of the Kickoff Event from February 11.

~We want information about the campaign and concerns about treaties and environmental protection to spread far and wide. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and spread the word about the campaign to your friends and colleagues.

~Assist with organizing educational, cultural, solidarity or fundraising event(s) on your campus and/or community/region as part of the campaign. In addition to the central organizing in Syracuse and Onondaga, there are organizing committees in Albany, the Hudson Valley, New York City and Ithaca.

~We’re making good progress on fundraising to support the campaign, but need to raise a good deal of additional funds. Do you have suggestions for fundraising? Please consider making a personal donation to support the campaign.

~Consider paddling with us! A centerpiece of the campaign is a 13 day canoe/kayak trek from Albany to New York City next summer. There are also Spring Paddling practices! We’re looking for folks, both native people and allies, to join us for some or all of that journey. The initial application deadline is January 30. Check out the details.

Together we can build this initiative so that it develops a powerful alliance to push New York State to honor the treaties with our native sisters and brothers and, in the process, shifts us toward a sustainable relationship with the natural world.