Sharing the River of Life: A Teach-In
The teach-in is a follow-up to the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, an educational and advocacy effort to Honor Treaties with Native Nations and work together to Protect the Earth.
Friday evening will feature an Opening Thanksgiving Address, dinner, and a keynote presentation on Haudenosaunee values: gifts to our contemporary world by Freida Jacques, Onondaga Nation Clanmother and educator. This will be followed by Haudenosaunee Social Dancing in which all are invited to join. No Charge
Saturday: A voluntary $25 donation is requested to cover costs; but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Morning bagels, coffee, tea and lunch included.
Saturday, April 26
Thanksgiving Address and Keynote: From Where We Stand to Seven Generations by Mohawk Elder Tom Porter.
Workshops, 11 am
-Bringing the Haudenosaunee Longhouse into the Classroom—Kay Olan (Mohawk)
-Creating an Ally organization/working as allies to indigenous people—Andy Mager, Sally Bermanzohn, others
-Drumming Workshop—Spirit of Thunderheart
– Incorporating indigenous perspectives into environmental activism/TEK and SEK—Aya Yamamoto… and more
Presentation Session I, 2:30 pm
-Role of Haudenosaunee Women and influence on Women’s Rights Movement – Daygot Leeyos Edwards (Oneida), Sally Bermanzohn and others
-Unity and the Oppressed: The Ramapough and recent film “Out of the Furnace”–Chief Dwaine Perry (Ramapough)
-Forgotten Founders: Haudenosaunee influences on US Democracy – Kay Olan (Mohawk) and Andy Mager
-Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum, a short film by Gwendolen Cates – Hickory Edwards (Onondaga), Gwendolen Cates, others
3:45 Presentation Session II
-The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Progress and Challenges– Roberto Múkaro Borrero (Taino)
-The Anti-Fracking Struggle and Indigenous Rights—Emily Bishop, Hickory Edwards, others
-Doctrine of Discovery—Susan Wolf, others
-Three Lessons in Peace–Freida Jacques
-Native New Yorkers—Evan Pritchard (Algonquin)
-Organizing for Indigenous Rights in the New York Metro area – Aya Yamamoto, Tom Rothschild, Maggie Tobin, others
5:00 Closing Plenary—Moving forward for indigenous rights and environmental protection…
During the day on Friday, a variety of events and presentations will be scheduled for students at the Brooklyn Friends School.
Co-sponsored by the Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign in conjunction with Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn Friends Meeting and NYC Free Peltier.
Additional co-sponsors (list in formation), Judson Memorial Church, American Indian Law Alliance, Neetopk Keetopk: Sharing the River of Life.