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).

Guswenta Film Wins Award at NYC Film Fest


Contact us to schedule a screen in your community of Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum by Gwendolen Cates.  This inspiring piece won the award for best short film at the Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Fest in New York City.

This 33-minute film features stunning footage of the 28 day paddling journey from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City during the summer of 2013, along with powerful words from Haudenosaunee leaders including Onondaga Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Onondaga Clanmother Freida Jacques, Mohawk spiritual leader Tom Porter, and Tadodaho Sid Hill. The film inspires people, indigenous and non-native, to consider our collective responsibility 400 years after the Two Row Wampum Treaty was created.

Fees are negotiable to bring the film and speakers involved in the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign and filmmaker Gwendolen Cates to present to campus programs, classes and community groups. For more information, or to make arrangements, contact  Andy Mager, 315-701-1592.