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Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign; Honoring Native Treaties | Protecting the Earth

  • When: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

2013 commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois or People of the LongHouse) and European settlers. In partnership with the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) has begun developing a major statewide educational campaign to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and European settlers. To this day, our Haudenosaunee neighbors retain the Two Row Wampum Belt on which this treaty was originally recorded. The belt illustrates a mutual, three-part commitment to friendship, peace between peoples, and living in parallel in perpetuity. Ms. Olan (Mohawk/Wolf Clan educator and Storyteller and 2009 recipient of The Indigenous Women’s Initiatives “Jigonsaseh Woman of Peace” Award) and Mr. Gregg, statewide President (for most of the 1980's) of the former Native American support group - Rights for American Indians, will describe the outreach initiative which includes lectures, concerts, celebrations and historical enactments which focus on peacemaking and environmental healing.

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