Niagara Giant Two Row March | Invitation from the Allies Row
On Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m., the Six Nations [Haudenosaunee] people of the Grand River territory and their Niagara allies will be holding a walk and rally for Peace, Respect and Friendship to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum treaty, the basis of all subsequent treaties. All of us in Canada, native and non-native, are treaty people and it is time to polish the chain of friendship, renewing our promises to one another to live together in peaceful coexistence.
The Two Row Wampum belt has three rows of white and two rows of purple beads made from quahog clamshells. One purple row represents the Haudenosaunee in their canoes and the other represents the Europeans in their ships, each carrying their way of life, culture and government.
The two rows, Haudenosaunee and Canadian, have in common the need for clean water and care for Mother Earth. The grassroots organizing group for the Niagara Giant Two Row March invite you and your organization to join with us. You can:
- walk with us on February 2
- endorse the March in a letter to be made available publicly
- donate funds
- support us in some other way of your choosing
On Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. we will meet at St. Catharines City Hall and march through a downtown route ending at Montello Park for a gathering featuring speakers, drumming and dancing and kids activities.
As long as the Sun shines upon this Earth, that is how long our Agreement will stand; Second, as long as the Water still flows; and Third, as long as the Grass Grows Green at a certain time of the year. Now we have Symbolized this Agreement and it shall be binding forever as long as Mother Earth is still in motion.
Please send your letter of endorsement or enquiry to:
Two Row Niagara Coalition
Donations (non-tax deductible) can be made via PayPal – from your PayPal account send to niagaratworow[at]gmail.com