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).

Full Video of UN Commemmoration Available

Oren at UN

The three hour video of last week’s United Nations event is available at

It features greetings for the Two Row paddlers from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a traditional welcome by the Chairperson of the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico), Remarks of the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (TBC), Remarks of the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Paul Kanyinke Sena (Ogiek, Kenya) and an INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements”

Mary Morgan Moss, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN Ivan Šimonović, ASG (OHCHR) (TBC), Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga, USA)