Please join us in raising startup funds to grow the Two Row Times – a weekly newspaper from Six Nations, distributed for free all over Ontario and upstate New York.
In the words of its publisher and owner, Jonathan Garlow, “the goal of the Two Row Times is to provide timely and relevant news and information to Native communities as well as to serve as a bridge between all nations by promoting and demonstrating the values of the Two Row Wampum. Our name is inspired by the Two Row Wampum, one of the first treaty agreements made between Native people and non-Native people on Turtle Island (North America). This treaty is an agreement of peace, friendship and mutual non-interference between European newcomers and the Onkwehon:we – the original people of this land.”
The Two Row Times is a unique Onkwehon:we news source that aims to unify and uplift all people. The paper is circulated throughout the Dish with One Spoon, which covers a huge territory surrounding the Great Lakes region and encompasses much of Ontario, New York State, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Beyond reaching many reserves, it is also distributed in working class neighbourhoods in Fort Eerie, Buffalo, Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo. Currently the distribution is 20,000 but we aim to have a distribution of 100,000 all over the treaty territory by 2015.
The Two Row Times distributes free papers each week to hundreds of locations and to continues and grow throughout the region. This ambitious endeavour needs a lot of support from others who understand the great need for Onkwehon:we-led media at this time.
Please consider making a donation of whatever amount you are able to, or buying an ad or poster, or sponsoring the centrefold art through the campaign: www.indiegogo.com/projects/two-row-times. Buying a subscription, also through our online campaign, helps subsidize the distribution of more free papers to those who cannot pay to have it delivered to their door. There are only 14 days left in the campaign to raise the start-up funds needed to help grow the project.