Add this Event to Calendar 10/07/2021 07:00 PM 10/07/2021 08:00 PM VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Understanding Indigenous Culture with Annawon Weeden

Courageous Conversations presents an online evening with Annawon Weeden, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.

.  Annawon will share and discuss Native American history in New England, cultural identity, contemporary lifeways and cultural appropriation. Born & raised on the     Narragansett Tribal reservation in Charlestown, Rhode Island, Annawon eventually made his home in his mother’s Wampanoag community in Mashpee, MA. 

  Annawon began sharing the culture of his tribes at a young age. As an adult, Annawon's passion for preserving the culture has been clear throughout decades spent   working at Plimoth Plantation and Boston Children’s Museum. In October 2016, he received a Congressional honor as Culture Bearer for the entire New England region. 

  Currently self-employed, Annawon dedicates much of his time to visiting colleges, museums, libraries, corporations and more, as he continues his efforts to correct   misinformation and misrepresentation of indigenous people. His ability to share his tribal culture has been sought after by institutions such as the Smithsonian, National   Geographic, Scholastic, PBS, the History/Discovery Channel, Nike, Harvard and many other corporate, educational and environmental organizations.

  Join us to honor Indigenous People’s Day and take the opportunity to share in the Q&A during this informative evening.

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This program is a collaboration of Courageous Conversations, Memorial Hall Library, Chelmsford Public Library, Haverhill Public Library and Stevens Memorial Library.

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