Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.
This month we celebrate INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY – a transformation of what we have known as Columbus Day – by exploring the histories and living cultures of native tribes in our area. What traditions, stories and practices are still alive? What can we learn from native cultures’ sense of time and of the land? Learn about the work of the Institute for Native American Studies, and about the specific cultural practices of the Schaghticoke and Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nations. Hear about the decade-long archeological dig and research on the site of the last battle of The Pequot War in Southport and how cultural institutions can help relate native cultures to the general public today.
Our guests are: Darlene Kascak, a member of the Schaghticoke Nation, and a Storyteller and Educator at the Institute for American Indian Studies, in Washington, CT; Shoran Waupatukuay Piper, Clan Mother and Tribal Leader, of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation, and author of the recent book, Red Road; Chelsea Garth, Curator at Fairfield Museum & History Center, and Janet Evelyn, executive director of Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) and the newly appointed Coastal Fairfield County Folk & Traditional Arts Community Impact Coordinator.