[NYCkayaker] {NYCWTA} Home-stays needed for paddlers for Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign August 8th and 9th

Jerry Blackstone gerrychem@aol.com
Wed Jul 3 12:38:43 EDT 2013

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On Jul 3, 2013, at 11:45 AM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> Reminder -
> These paddlers are still hoping for home stays.
> If you can help please contact Anika at the address below.
> July 27th to August 9th, the Two Row Wampum Campaign will be traveling
> down the Hudson river in two rows--with Haudenosaunee representatives
> on one side and allies on the other--from Albany to New York City,
> holding educational and cultural events along the way. On August 8th,
> they will arrive in Inwood and hold a community event. On August 9th,
> they will continue to Pier 96, hold a media event, and march to the
> United Nations to participate in their activities for the United
> Nations International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples.
> The organizers are seeking home-stays for paddlers the evenings of
> Thursday August 8th and Friday August 9.
> If you can open your home to participants in this culturally,
> environmentally, and historically significant event, please contact
> Anika directly at tworowhousing@gmail.com and see the housing survey:
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YeB8QXWdQSbhHOXKEJ6fBuDTnlCkfw2Ai8cXRBWgQ_Q/viewform
> Campaign Overview:
> The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is a state-wide educational
> initiative about the first treaty ever made between the Haudenosaunee
> (Iroquois) and settler nations (in this case the Dutch). It was also
> cited as the foundation of every subsequent treaty made with the
> French, British, and United States, making it the fundamental basis of
> the relationship between the United States and the Haudenosaunee.
> The Two Row Wampum was created in 1613 and depicts the two sovereign
> nations--the Haudenosaunee in their canoes and the settlers in their
> boats--traveling down the River of Life side by side in peace,
> friendship, and perpetuity, as they care for their shared resources.
> This relationship has many social as well as environmental
> ramifications, and illustrates that we have responsibilities not only
> to one another but also to the environment that we share. This
> environment is our common ground that we all rely on for life and will
> continue to be so for all of our future generations.
> 2013 marks the Wampum's 400th anniversary. Current environmental
> devastation gives testament to a failure on the part of settler
> nations to uphold the Two Row Wampum over the past 400 years. To
> commemorate the Wampum's anniversary and encourage citizens of the
> United States to live up to the Wampum's tenants the campaign will
> culminate in a symbolic enactment of the treaty.
> thanks!
> Nancy for NYCWTA / HRWA
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