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).

New York City Two Row Festival Saturday, August 10

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 11am-5pm, Brookfield Place/World Financial Center, 200 Vesey St., NYC, will feature a major festival concluding the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Symbolic Enactment.

“Our ancestors made this great agreement on our behalf 400 years ago. Now is the time for us to think about the people living in the next 400 years.” -Hickory Edwards (Onondaga Nation)

Comedian Charlie Hill (Oneida, Mohawk, Cree) will act as Master of Ceremonies
Akwesasne Women Singers
Sherri Waterman & The Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers
SilverCloud Singers (intertribal)
Josephine Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock/Hopi/Ho-Chunk)
Speakers: Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief Oren Lyons, Chief Jake Edwards

Join the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, American Indian Community House and the American Indian Law Alliance on August 10 for a historic commemoration to mark the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum, the oldest treaty between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch. This day-long festival will feature world-class Native singers, dancers, speakers, performers, and artists. We will be honoring paddlers and riders who have just completed a journey down the Hudson to bring the Two Row’s messages of sovereignty and solidarity to life. Free and open to the public, all children and Elders welcome! This location is handicap accessible.

Location: The outdoor plaza between Brookfield, World Financial Center and the North Cove Marina, located along the Battery Park City waterfront. Brookfield Place is located at 200 Vesey Street, by the water’s edge, directly west from the World Trade Center. Enter near Vesey Street and West Street. View a map here:

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