Two Row Goes to United Nations
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign went to the United Nations on April 2. Two Row organizers Oren Lyons, Jake Edwards, Tonya Gonnella-Frichner, Bork Edwards and Andy Mager met with officials of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Permanent Forum was represented by Chief of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum Chandra Roy-Henriksen, staffers Sonia Smallacombe and Nilla Bernardi. They were excited to work with the Two Row Campaign to arrange for a proper United Nations greetings of our group when we arrive at the UN on the afternoon of Friday, August 9. In addition, we are continuing discussions about collaboration on their annual commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples later that day.