Monday, April 25, 2016.
The Two Row wampum is one of the oldest treaty relationships between the Onkwehonweh (indigenous) people of Turtle Island and the European immigrants to these shores. This treaty was made in 1613 between the Dutch and the Haudenosaunee as Dutch traders and settlers moved up the Hudson River into Mohawk territory. Come and learn about the two row teaching and what it has to teach us about living in peace and friendship today.
Renee Thomas-Hill is a Grandmother to many, and shares the knowledge of the people. She carries a message of Peace & Understanding of Life. Her walk has taken her across Turtle Island. Grandmother Renee recently presented at the UN Indigenous Womens’ Forum, Weaving the Web of Peace, in New York City. It is a priority of the TFPC to recognize indigenous food ways and to recognize the work of First Nations over thousands of years, and Grandmother Renee’s work as part of that history, to preserve food traditions and to help create new food traditions based on those teachings. Grandmother Renee is an artisan, a Holder of Names and the Genealogy of Six Nations, a storyteller through Woodland’s animal puppetry, a First Nations Doll Maker, a Traditional Counsellor and Elder at local high schools, and a Traditional Dancer and Golden Age Smoke Dancer. She has worked with social agencies, educational institutions, museums, hospitals, male and female institutions, youth lodges, nursery and day care facilities, and has participated in many community events.
Cost is by donation.
In order to fully live out our commitment to reconciliation, half of the proceeds from these workshops will be donated toward the ‘Save the Evidence’ campaign to restore the former Mohawk institute in Brantford, Ontario and the other half will help support youth to attend Wampum at Five Oaks.
Please RSVP by emailing Jenny or call 519-442-3212.