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).

Media Kit

Press Releases

Important Background Info

Haudenosaunee Grand Council Statement in support of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Brochure

July-August Canoe Trip Itinerary

Two Row and Covenant Chain Handout

Two Row History, About Our Campaign

Websites: Onondaga NationNeighbors of the Onondaga Nation

Community Radio Audio Segments

Images

The Two Row Wampum Belt is the Haudenosaunee record of the first agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the first European settlers, the Dutch.  It formed the basis for all of the subsequent treaties with the French, English, and Americans.

IMAGES OF THE PADDLE DOWN THE HUDSON can be found on our flickr page, and through Andrew Courtney’s photographs of our days in Cold Spring, Poughkeepsie / Beacon, the three days in Peekskill, Stony Point, and Croton, our landing in NYC, and our celebration festival in NYC on August 10. Resa Sunshine has gorgeous shots of our landing as well.

Two Rows on the Hudson

Traveling in Two Rowsdown the Hudson River. Photo by Skaruianewah.

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

 

The George Washington Belt, the Two Row Wampum, and the Hiawatha Belt

The Canandaigua, Two Row, and Haudenosaunee Confederacy Wampum Belts. Image by Lindsay Speer, 2008. Permission granted for use.

 

Onondaga Nation Chief Irving Powless Jr. and the Two Row Wampum Belt

Onondaga Nation Chief Irving Powless Jr. at right displays the two row wampum belt at the Onondaga Land Rights forum at Syracuse Stage. Photo by Mike Greenlar

Participants on the 2012 4-day test trip on the Hudson

August 2012 “trial run” participants on the Hudson River.

Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs explains the significance of the Two Row Wampum to people in New Paltz in November 2012.

For further information or interviews about the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, contact:

Andy Mager, Project Coordinator for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign  315-701-1592 or 315-559-7058  tworow@peacecouncil.net

Onondaga Nation Communications Office, 315-492-1922 or ononcomm@gmail.com

Lindsay Speer, Media Coordinator for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign – 315-475-2559 x 104, lspeer@mrss.com