Event categories: IPD

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: November 22, 2021
Location: Zoom
The Committee for IPD Wellesley, World of Wellesley and Equal Justice in Needham for Families are excited to announce our virtual event: Myth Busting Thanksgiving on November 22, 2021 at 7:00PM EST! Kisha James (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota) will be debunking the settler narrative of Thanksgiving that remains pervasive in our […]

Family Storytime with Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)

Date: October 11, 2021
Location: Zoom
We are so excited to be sponsoring Equal Justice in Needham for Families' storytime event on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, along with Wellesley Free Library! New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will be reading her children's book We Are Water Protectors inspired by Standing Rock […]

When the Land Speaks: An Untold History of Massachusetts and the Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Zoom
The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley (WOW) and the Wellesley Public Library are excited to announce Wellesley's first event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year! This virtual event will feature Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe detailing the untold history of what is presently called Massachusetts and why Indigenous Peoples Day […]

“Praying Town” Film and Discussion

Date: August 20, 2020
Location: Zoom
“Praying Town” is a documentary that explores the history of Natick’s Praying Indians tribe from the 1630’s to the Civil War. We will watch part one of the film will be followed by facilitated dialogue and discussion. Everyone is welcome and invited to continue to learn our history and deepen our understanding about the origins […]

From Smallpox to COVID-19: Microbes, Hate, and History

Date: July 29, 2020
Location: Zoom
From smallpox and measles, to cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis, Indigenous peoples have suffered disproportionate loss of life from disease since European settlers began to trade with them and later occupy their land. The novel coronavirus has impacted Indigenous peoples with a familiar ferocity, flagging their perennial lack of good jobs, housing, and healthcare. Join a […]

“Doctrine of Discovery” Film Viewing & Discussion

Date: July 23, 2020
Location: Zoom
How did European explorers and colonial settlers use the Doctrine of Discovery to justify the taking of Native peoples’ land in what became the United States? "We study the Doctrine of Discovery to listen to voices that have been silenced and disregarded for centuries. These voices tell a frequently overlooked story about the origins of […]

National Day of Mourning 2020

Date: November 26, 2020
Location: Online
The livestream and pre-recorded content for the National Day of Mourning on November 26 can be viewed beginning at approximately 12 noon EST via the United American Indians of New England (UAINE) website, at the UAINE facebook group, on Youtube, and at the hate5six website.

Myth Busting Thanksgiving

Date: October 28, 2020
Location: Online
If you plan to have your students learn and write about Thanksgiving, this webinar will help you teach this topic with greater accuracy and sensitivity. Kisha James, enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead Aquinnah and Oglala Lakota and the grand-daughter of Wamsutta James, will cover common myths. Dr. Debbie Reese, tribally enrolled, Nambé […]

30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge

Start date: October 1, 2020
End date: October 30, 2020
World of Wellesley is proud to launch the 30 Day+ Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge aimed at breaking down barriers and biases by collectively and individually: Increasing our awareness and appreciation for the diversity of Indigenous people Deepening our understanding about the history of Indigenous people Deepen our understanding about the current issues faced by Indigenous […]

Indigenous Peoples Day Virtual Film and Community Dialogue

Date: October 12, 2020
Location: Zoom
Please join us for a short film presenting Lyla June, an Indigenous environmental scientist, educator, community organizer and musician. Lyla June, who is of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineage is from Taos New Mexico.  She inspires personal, collective and ecological healing through her multi-genre presentations on the topics of climate crisis, Indigenous rights, […]