Jake Edwards (Eel Clan) sits on the Council of Chiefs, representing the Onondaga Nation.
Jake was appointed by the Grand Council of Chiefs (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) to the Haudenosaunee External Relations Committee to respectfully work on political and governmental structures beyond the borders of Haudenosaunee Country. Jake is a board member of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples and is instrumental in preserving cultures and traditions of indigenous peoples. He was one of the primary voices leading the 400th anniversary (1613 - 2013) of the Two Row Wampum Campaign, paddling the waterways from the Onondaga Nation to the United Nations in New York City, New York. He actively reminds people of the significance of our treaties. Jake explains how wampum laid the foundational principles and structure of the United States Constitution.