‘Two Row Wampum Renewal: Honoring Native Treaties’ at Oct. 4 TMR

 The Oct. 4 session of Thursday Morning Roundtable will feature Andy Mager, project coordinator for the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, and Jack Edwards, member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs.

The pair will discuss the partnership between the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) that is developing a major statewide educational campaign to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee and European settlers. The Haudenosaunee retain the Two Row Wampum Belt on which this treaty was originally recorded.

Mager has worked as an activist for more than 30 years in the peace, environmental and social justice movements. He served on the staff of the Syracuse Peace Council for the past 10 years and coordinates the work of NOON. Mager’s work with people of the Onondaga Nation began in 1982, when he coordinated the development and implementation of two highly acclaimed collaborative yearlong educational series.

Edwards works on a variety of environmental issues and is actively involved in the organizing of the Symbolic Enactment as part of the Two Row Wampum Campaign.

TMR meets from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd.

 For further information, contact Sandra Barrett, director of community programs, 315-443-4846 or visit http://www.uc.syr.edu/community/tmr. The TMR program is broadcast on WCNY-FM, 91.3 on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at www.wcny.org/radio/thursday-morning-roundtable.