Native Identity -- A Historic Perspective
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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First Church, West Hartford
12 South Main Street
West Hartford, 06107

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Jennifer deSimas

The public is invited to a program to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 14.

The Noah Webster House, the Connecticut Human Rights Partnership, and the John P. Webster Library are proud to present Native Identity – A Historic Perspective, which will be hosted by First Church, West Hartford and with support from CT Humanities. Join us to pay tribute to the people who first occupied the land in the Hartford area. Facilitated by members of the Akomawt Educational Initiative, attendees will explore the disrupting nature of non-Native control of Native identity, as well as the cultural impact of historic indentured servitude on Native communities.

The program will begin with a presentation reviewing the Treaty of Hartford in 1638 where Pequot captives were divided among the English settlers and the Mohegan and Narragansett tribes and moving through current events in the Greater Hartford area and in the state. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow with Endawnis Spears and Christopher Newell of the The Akomawt Educational Initiative, and Tall Oak, a Wampanoag/Pequot Tribal Elder. 

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. We would like to thank CT Humanities for financial support of this program. 

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