Events will take place in West Hartford from, Oct. 2-7, 2023.
The Town of West Hartford’s Indigenous People’s Recognition and Reconciliation Task Force and the Office of Equity Advancement invites the public to the Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ History and Culture. The events will take place Oct. 2-7, 2023.
Partners and sponsors include UConn AAASI, WHCi, West Hartford Public Library, John P. Webster Library and Noah Webster House & Historical Society.
The schedule of events includes:
- Monday, Oct. 2: Virtual Author Talk with Native American Author, Marcie Rendon; 6:30-8 p.m. For more information and to register visit: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/event/author-talk-native-american-author-marcie-rendons-sinister-graves-virtual
- Tuesday, Oct. 3: Hidden History Lecture with Dr. Tracey Wilson: Addressing Indigenous Erasure in our Local Community-Wangunk, Tunxis and Sicaog in the Hartford Region; Location: The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society 227 South Main Street; 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information visit: https://noahwebsterhouse.org/event/12093/ *First come, first serve (seating is limited)
- Wednesday, Oct. 4: Native American Beading Workshop (Grades 3-6); Location: Noah Webster Children’s Library; 3::30-4:15 p.m. For more information and to register visit: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/event/native-american-beading-workshop-nwl
- Thursday, Oct. 5: Understanding Land Acknowledgments presented by Lorén Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum; Location: West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCi) Virtual; 7-8 p.m. Click the link for more information and to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6adKl7USTMG_-JQRZg2qoA
- Saturday, Oct. 7: The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers; Location: First Church Auditorium, 12 South Main Street; 2:30-3:30 p.m; For more information and to register visit: https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/event/thunderbird-american-indian-dancers-site-0
ABOUT Indigenous Peoples Recognition and Reconciliation Task Force
The Indigenous Peoples Recognition and Reconciliation Task Force is committed to supporting and creating pathways to better educate the community about the importance of Indigenous history and culture in West Hartford through a series of gatherings, intercultural dialogue and storytelling workshops, public education, and cultural and arts programs.
Further, the task forces’ s focus is building a more respectful and compassionate community, building shared understanding, and creating a legacy for meaningful change in our community. The Task Force is comprised of residents, scholars, native tribal members and leaders and town employees.
For more information please contact: Adrienne Billings-Smith at [email protected] or call 860-561-7448.
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