“Renewing Original Nation Relationships”
August 2-5, 2022
Onondaga Nation Territory
We are seeking your support and generosity to bring together the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishinaabeg Nation to renew an ancient covenant. It will be the first meeting between these original nations since 1840. It’s an opportunity to renew peace and restore diplomacy, unity and cooperation.
This gathering will bring together the spiritual leaders, elders, youth and historians to share in the sacred protocols and ceremonies that were in place long before contact in 1492. Together, the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg will share the story of our great legacy as nations on Turtle Island and share ancient wisdom to address the modern-day environmental crises, political divisions, racism and war.
Together, we’re responding to the challenges of today. By healing our Nations, we are healing the Earth.
The goal of the Sacred Wampum gathering is to revitalize the original strong, respectful relationship between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg Nation to be better able to respond to challenges to nationhood, the environment, and the future of both nations.
The Covenant of Nations: Renewing Sacred Wampum is traditional gathering that will feature:
Invocation of the Spirit and Ancestors
Sharing of Sacred Traditional Knowledge
Demonstrating and promoting Indigenous values
Contributing to the Healing of Mother Earth
Transmission of historical, spiritual and cultural knowledge
Ceremonial Healing of Nations
Creation of Unity Among Nations
Creating a movement on Turtle Island
Impacting the values and actions of Settler nations
Addressing climate change by returning to the land and village life
Contributing to the Legacy of Peace
Seeking Your Generosity
We are seeking the generosity of donors and allies to contribute to this vision. Your donations will cover the costs of event planning, event tent and facilities, feasts and hospitality, ceremonial costs, transportation, sacred fire expenses and sponsoring the travel costs of Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg elders and youth.
The Covenant of Nations organization committee are all volunteers. Our US-based and Canada-based fiscal sponsors do not take any administrative fees.
This relationship between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg Nation has been enshrined in wampum.
This includes the Friendship belt, the Dish with One Spoon belt, and the Eternal Council Fires belt.
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg Nation last met together in 1840.
This wampum has not been renewed since that time.
The time for renewal is now.
Renewing Original Nation Relationships, Onondaga 2022