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).

Lafayette Schools staff learn about Two Row

Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs holding the Canandaigua Treaty Belt and the Two Row Wampum Belt at event in January in Syracuse

Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs holding the Canandaigua Treaty Belt and the Two Row Wampum Belt at event in January in Syracuse

Jake Edwards and Andy Mager spoke today to the staff of the Lafayette School District about the Two Row Wampum, its history and the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign. The over 150 teachers, assistants, administrators, janitors, social workers and other staff listened attentively to a brief version of the Traditional Thanksgiving Address and learned about the Great Law of Peace, the Two Row and the Canandaigua Treaty.

Lafayette is the school district in which most children from the Onondaga Nation attend school. The Onondaga Nation School, an elementary school which includes Onondaga language teaching, is part of the school district.  Many of those in attendance expressed appreciation for the presentation and a desire to find ways to share this information with their students and community.