July 31st- We launch!
With the support of some fans!
And we are off!
As we arrive at Kingston
Onondaga Nation and Allies Prepare for Historic Trek Down the Hudson
After a great deal of work by the Enactment Planning Committee, things are coming together nicely for our four day trial run down the Hudson! The full itinerary is below, followed by the news release. This coming weekend the Two Row Campaign will have a booth at Ganondagan’s 21st annual Native American Dance and Music Festival and NOON will have a table at the Stage of Nations Bluerain Ecofest. Come check out our booth at either event… and we could still use help staffing at Ganondagan if you’re available. Let me know.
For the trial run, there are various ways you can support it:
-We’re looking for help from skilled photographers or videographers to document the trek (especially the first two days when we’ll have a sailboat with us).
-We’d like to have the trip spread like wildfire on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and repost and tweet about the trip.
-Join us along the route with signs to welcome us and/or meet up with us when we’re departing or arriving at a site.
-Share the news release below with media in the Hudson Valley.
-Support the project financially so we can continue and expand our efforts.
Trial Run Down the Hudson Schedule
Tuesday, July 31st start @ Saugerties, NY at 2 pm to Kingston (approx 14 miles)
Boat Launching from anchor in Esopus Creek
Launch Canoe from Tina Chorvas Park, Saugerties
ARRIVE Kingston Point Park (between 6:30 and 8 pm)
Camping at home of supporters nearby. Dinner with Supporters
Wednesday, Aug 1st, Leave Kingston Point Park by 2 pm
ARRIVE Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie (between 6:30 and 8 pm)
Camping – pavilion at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Dinner with supporters
Thursday, Aug 2nd, Leave Waryas Park, 2 pm
Meeting with local officials @ 10 am at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
ARRIVE Denning’s Point, Beacon, NY (between 6:30 and 8 pm)
Camping at Denning’s Point
Possibility of gathering with Beacon Sloop Club members on Thursday eve or Friday morning
Aug 3rd Friday, Leave Denning’s Point, 2 pm
ARRIVE Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Highland (between 6:30 and 8 pm)
Camping at Bear Mountain Pow Wow Friday to Sunday (Aug 5th)
Co-Sponsorship List Growing Steadily!
Our Co-sponsorship list continues to grow. There are currently eight universities (including nine different departments and schools within Syracuse University), eight community organizations, two faith groups and a labor union.
Recent additions to the Honorary Advisory Committee for the Two Row Campaign include:
-Jane Goodall, British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees
-American Indian Movement activist (Chippewa/Lakota) and political prisoner Leonard Peltier
-Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney (Rep)
They join a growing list which includes Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Syracuse University; Tonya Gonnella Fricher, Snipe Clan, Onondaga Nation, American Indian Law; Suzan Shown Harjo, Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee, The Morning Star Institute; Rick Hill, Tuscarora, artist, writer and curator; Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation Turtle clan; Tom Porter, Mohawk, Bear Clan, Kanatsioheré:ke; Pete Seeger, longtime activist and folksinger.