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Making Amends

Published: June 9, 2012, Author: JayTaber

In this short video, Andy Mager, Syracuse Peace Council coordinator for the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, discusses plans for a Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign in New York state. With the 400th anniversary of the treaty with the Haudenosaunee next year, living together in peace and friendship and respectfulness is one way, says Mager, of honoring the commitments made between European settlers and Indigenous peoples four centuries earlier. As Mager notes, given the self-perpetuating patterns of injustice toward the Haudenosaunee by federal courts and the State of New York, it is now the responsibility of American citizens themselves to compel our governments to live up to the treaties and to make amends for their violation.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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