Wells Welcomes the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign's 3 Day Walk & Paddle
Participants will conclude their trip at the College and travel to the Cayuga SHARE farm for the annual Cayuga Nation picnic.
Wells College Boathouse
Wells College is proud to be a part of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign’s Three Day Walk and Paddle event, taking place June 5 – 7. The path leads along Cayuga Lake from Ithaca’s Stewart Park to Wells College; participants will walk or paddle 10 – 15 miles each day, share potluck dinners in the evenings, and camp overnight at Myers Park in Lansing and the Friends Meetinghouse in Poplar Ridge.
The paddlers and walkers will leave Stewart Park at 8 a.m. June 5 in two groups and are expected to arrive at Wells between 3 and 5 p.m. on June 7. Wells’ First Nations and Indigenous Studies program will provide refreshments at the end of the trip as well as transportation from the College’s boathouse to the Cayuga SHARE Farm. Participants will then spend the night at the farm and join the annual Cayuga Nation picnic on June 8. The Three Day Walk and Paddle and the picnic are open to all who wish to join. Registration is required for the walk and paddle.
The Two Row Wampum Treaty Renewal Campaign commemorates a 400-year-old Treaty between the Haudenosaunee and European settlers. The Treaty outlines a “mutual commitment to friendship, peace between peoples, and living in parallel forever (as long as the grass is green, as long as the rivers flow downhill and as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west).” The campaign schedules regular community events to provide information and bring people of the region together in recognition of the conditions of the original treaty.
For more information about the Two Row Campaign, contact Lindsay Speer at 315-475-2559 or visit www.honorthetworow.org. For information about the Cayuga SHARE Farm and picnic, contact Dan Hill at 315-889-5120. Organizers will share additional information about the Three Day Walk and Paddle at the Ithaca Festival Gorges Green Expo at 2 p.m. on June 2.