The 2013 Peace Calendar published by the Syracuse Cultural Workers features the 1613 Two Row Wampum belt and the upcoming 400 year celebration.
“We believe it is important to focus on the Two Row 400th anniversary in this year’s calendar,” says Dik Cool, publisher of the Syracuse Cultural Workers. “We feel that a document such as the Two Row Wampum, which promoted equality and living together in peace 400 years ago, needs to be celebrated.”
In designing the page, Syracuse Cultural Workers turned to KarenLyn Hill (Onondaga, Snipe Clan) and her beadwork for inspiration.
“We thought the best way to celebrate the Two Row wampum was with traditional Haudenosaunee art.” Dik continued, “KarenLyn was able to beautifully execute what we were looking for.”
The calendar also promotes the efforts of NOON in their “Honor the Two Row” campaign. The campaign looks to bring the message of peace and equality to people who may not have heard of this historic treaty between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch.
Dik said, “Our ongoing relationship with the Onondaga Nation and with NOON over the years has made clear what this treaty meant to the Haudenosaunee 400 years ago and how important it is today. The Nation sees the treaty as a mandate for how US and State governments should work with them today, as Brothers.”
The 2013 Syracuse Cultural Worker Calendar can be ordered on their website at: Syracuse Cultural Workers Or call at 315.474.1132 or 1.800.949.5139 or visit their store at 400 Lodi S., corner of Hawley Ave. across from Tom Huff’s Sculpture Culture.