Honoring Treaties
6:54 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Reflects on Successful Journey, Plans for Future

The paddlers have returned home, unpacked, rested, and are now processing the past few weeks of a historic canoe trip, aimed at renewing the promise of a 400-year-old treaty.  It all began in early July, on Onondaga Nation Lands on Onondaga Creek, and ended about a week ago in New York City.  Native peoples and non-Natives formed two lines representing the Two-Row Wampum, with hopes of educating people along their journey about the treaty that once bound the two peoples and bringing new focus to the importance of environmental cleanup and preservation.

Three people share their observations from the journey. 

Onondaga Nation member and paddler Hickory Edwards, campaign organizer and ground crew member Emily Bishop, and Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign coordinator and paddler Andy Mager.