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Environmental Law Center

The Environmental Heart of Indigenous International Relations

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chase Center, Vermont Law School

How can environmentalists respectfully collaborate with indigenous peoples on issues of mutual concern? What political role did the Haudenosaunee have, and continue to have, in the development of Indigenous relations with the Dutch, English, French, and United States?

Please join the Native American Law Students Association to welcome Onondaga Nation elder Jeanne Shenandoah and Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Program Coordinator Andy Mager to our campus. Refreshments will be served.

The Onondaga Nation is the equivalent of the Capitol for the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (better known from our history books as the Iroquois Confederacy). They will discuss from personal experience a decade of collaboration and the environmental work that is at the heart of the first treaty between our peoples, the Onondaga Nation's Land Rights Action, and the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.