Members of the Onandaga Nation and their supporters, rowing down the Hudson River to Manhattan, are planning stops in the Lower Hudson Valley starting Sunday.
They expect some 200 paddlers making the trip to commemorate a 400-year-old agreement, the Two Row Wampum treaty, between the native Americans and the Dutch settlers. The treaty called for friendship and respect for nature.
So you can expect talk about climate change and hydrofracking and “social structures (that) are failing our basic needs” – concerns mentioned in the flier for the trip.
If they’re on schedule, they’ll reach the Cold Spring waterfront about 4 p.m. Sunday.
Over the following four days, they will make stops in Peekskill, Stony Point, Croton-on-Hudson, Nyack, Piermont and Yonkers.
Find their itinerary in the flier by clicking here: